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Williams wins chute dogging championship

May 29, 2013

Two Azle High School rodeo athletes placed in a Finals rodeo and one was crowned a champion.
Michael Williams won the North Texas High School Rodeo Association chute dogging championship by 18 points after the dust had settled at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.
Williams edged Les Brock, Jr. of Northwest 1,074 to 1,056.
The Hornet cowboy also placed among the best of the best with a tie for fifth place in steer wrestling.
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Summer sports camps start June 3 followed by annual Performance Course

May 29, 2013

Summer camps begin with two gatherings at the Azle High School diamonds.
June 3-6 – Softball: grades K-9. 8:30-11 a.m. $65 (includes lunch). Fee rises to $75 after May 31.
Baseball: Session I, grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. Session II, grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $50, $40 for each additional family member. Times change on June 6, “reward day.”
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.
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Hornets end on a high after ‘great’ spring

May 22, 2013
Hornets end on a high after ‘great’ spring

by Mark K. Campbell
“We have had a great spring.”
Coach Devon Dorris lauded the drills his Hornets went through the past few weeks.
“Our kids have been very dedicated to improving and working hard every day,” he said. “We have used this time to solidify our players’ positions and teach all phases of the game.”
Some new coaches got first looks at their charges that include a quarterback battle between Trevor Boiles and Jamie King.
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Race hits the right notes: $5K

May 22, 2013
Race hits the right notes: $5K

The first BEATS 5K – a fundraiser for the Azle Band that cleared $5,000 – was conducted May 18.
The fastest runner on the course was Azle High’s state qualifying distance runner, Brian Collard.
The 18-year-old graduating senior sped around the 3.1 miles in 17 minutes, 39 seconds, a 5:41 pace.
The quickest female around the course was Peyton Thomason, 17, who was chip-timed in 23:39.
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More Azle champs crowned

May 22, 2013
More Azle champs crowned

Several local wrestlers turned in some impressive performances at recent tournaments.
Chase Latta has been invited to become a part of Team Texas at the National Junior Duals thanks to his reaching the finals of a qualifier.
Montana Stewart will once again compete for the Team Texas National Junior squad. In 2012, Stewart took All-American honors with a third place finish.
Stewart will once more be coached by Azle’s Monica Allen.
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Tyler Cohen Signing

May 22, 2013
Tyler Cohen Signing

Tyler Cohen, with parents Angie Neves and Mark Cohen, will play football for Texas Lutheran. In back is Azle head coach Devon Dorris. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Performance Course fee rises May 23; volleyball, football camp dates now set

May 22, 2013

Registration has begun for this summer’s camps and the annual Performance Course.
Session I for males in grades 9-12 goes from 7-8:30 a.m. and costs $200 ($220 after May 23). It runs June 10-Aug. 1.
Session II for girls entering grades 6-12 costs $195 ($215 after May 23). It is slated for June 10-July 25.
Session III for boys grades 6-8 has a $195 fee ($215 after May 23) and runs from 10:30 a.m.-noon June 17-Aug. 1.
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Peters wins state in high jump, Hall 3rd in Austin

May 15, 2013
Peters wins state in high jump, Hall 3rd in Austin

Azle athletes shine at elite meet on UT campus

Sarah Hall deftly clears the bar in Austin at the state track meet May 10. Photo by Paula Campbell

by mark k campbell
Between rainstorms, a pair of Lady Hornet track athletes lit up Mike Myers Stadium in Austin May 10.
Elisha Peters and Sarah Hall returned from the state track meet on the UT campus with medals.
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A gold and a bronze!

May 15, 2013
A gold and a bronze!

At the state track meet, Elisha Peters won the high jump gold and Sarah Hall tied for third in the pole vault!

You made the Hornet Nation proud!

Elisha Peters won the high jump gold

Sarah Hall tied for third in the pole vault!

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

AHS girls track coach Melody Dennis and Peters celebrate her gold; Hall makes her approach. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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State Gold Medalist

May 15, 2013
State Gold Medalist

Elisha Peters already owned the state 4A gold high jump medal when she took this shot at the AHS record of 5 feet, 10 inches. She just missed at the University of Texas May 10. The senior became Azle’s first track gold medal winner since Shelbi Vaughan won the discus in 2010.
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