by Mark K Campbell
Seven Azle baseball players were selected to the elite District 5-4A All-District list.
In addition, one – first baseman Slayton Vaughan – was picked for the 4A All-State Second Team by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. In 5-4A, Vaughan was a First Team selection.
The Hornet will become the first Azle player to compete in the Class 5A-4A All-Star Game in Round Rock’s Dell Diamond; he will play for the North squad June 15.
Later, Vaughan will play baseball – not basketball as incorrectly noted last week – at North Central Texas College.
Joining Vaughan on that elite First Team were catcher Will Bagby and pitcher Colton Carpenter.… Read the rest
Summer camps continue with wrestling. Also arriving is the third and final part of the Performance Course.
Session III for boys grades 6-8 has a $215 fee and runs from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 17-Aug. 1.
The remaining camps:
June 17-20 – Wrestling: Session I, grades 1-5, 8-10 a.m. Session II, grades 6-8, 10-noon. $40.
June 24-27 – Soccer: Session I, grades 1-2, 8:30-9:15 a.m., $30.
Session II, grades 3-6, 9:30-11. $40.
Session III, grades, 7-9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Late fee of $10 after June 17.
July 22-24 – Volleyball: Session I, grades 3-6, 9-11 a.m., $60.
Session II, grades 7-8, noon-3 p.m., $65.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
A flurry of activity has affected four former Azle High School athletes.
Colton Carpenter, an ace Hornet pitcher this season and a First Team All-District 5-4A selection, will continue his baseball career in Big Spring at Howard Junior College.
Slayton Vaughan, bound to North Central Texas Junior College for basketball, will play one more hard ball game – a 4A-5A All-Star contest.
He has been picked to man first base for the North team in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association game in Round Rock at Dell Diamond June 15.
Athletic director Scott Anderson, former AHS baseball coach for decades, said the only other Hornet he could remember being invited to the statewide All-Star game was James Casey, who signed with the Chicago White Sox instead.… Read the rest
Summer camps continue along with the arrival of the Performance Course.
June 10-13 – Boys basketball: Session I, grades 3-6, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Session II, grades 7-9, 1-4:30 p.m. Cost $65. $10 deposit due by June 10.
Tennis: grades 5-9. 8-10 a.m. $50.
Two sessions of the annual Performance Course also begins June 10. A third starts June 17.
Session I for males in grades 9-12 goes from 7-8:30 a.m. and costs $220. It runs June 10-Aug. 1.
Session II for girls entering grades 6-12 costs $215. It is slated for June 10-July 25.
Session III for boys grades 6-8 has a $215 fee and runs from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 17-Aug.… Read the rest
Former Lady Hornet Kayla Scott was named to the American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2012-13 season.
Scott, a four-year basketball letterman at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, played in 91 games for the Lady Jackets over her career.
To achieve a berth on the elite list, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher while competing as a starter or an important reserve.
Scott was one of 106 athletes to be named to the team.
While at HPU, she finished with 440 points that included a .297 career percentage from three-point range where she hit 79 buckets.… Read the rest
The annual athletic award winners list was issued by Azle Elementary School.
The Athletic Leadership Award went to Jenna McKee and Dylan Fuller. This duo displayed strong leadership and excellent team work skills as well as top athletic ability.
For Athlete of the Year, students had to show good leadership, attitude, fitness, and athletic ability during P.E.
Track, tennis, and volleyball coaches exit
by Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD athletic director Scott Anderson has been busy moving around coaches he already has and finding new ones, too.
And he still has a few more positions to fill.
Last year, only one coaching slot was vacant, boys soccer. This time around, Anderson is hustling to fill a bevy of berths, including several head positions.
The retirement of two veteran Azle High coaches – Don Ostermann (cross country/track) and John Ward (tennis) – was handled with coaches already in the AISD.
Anderson said Ostermann’s old duties will be split by a pair of coaches.… Read the rest