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Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

March 4, 2015
Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

The weatherman got it right Feb. 27 when 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area. School was postponed again and local folks poured outside to enjoy the precipitation – like this sledder at Shady Grove Park.

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Winning!

February 25, 2015
Winning!

Two gold medals plus another pair as well as an Area hoops trophy!

Lauren Dale was perfect at state wrestling and so was Justin Scarbro . The Lady Hornet basketball team won its second playoff game! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Hornet nation!

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AHS soccer in 5-5A race

February 25, 2015
AHS soccer in 5-5A race

Meghan McNew controls a ball. She had two assists in Azle’s victory over Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Both Azle soccer teams remain in the midst of the 5-5A race.
The girls defeated Boswell 3-0 to move to 4-2-2 in district play.
In the victory, the Lady Hornets got goals from Lauren Harvick, Joyce Houng, and Kaycee Moore.
Meagan McNew had assists on the first two scores.… Read the rest

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Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

February 25, 2015
Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

Second baseman Rebekah Teel records the first out of the season at Brock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Once again the Lady Hornet softball team won the Brock tournament.
And it was no contest.
Azle (6-0) demolished all six teams it faced – by a combined score of a whopping 85-1.
Yes, 85-1.
The season began with AHS piling up 16 runs in the first inning against Paradise; Azle won, 25-0.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

February 25, 2015
Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

Lady Hornet Taylor Fulfer works the ball downcourt; she scored eight points in the win. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
For the first time in decades, an Azle girls basketball team has won two postseason games.
The Lady Hornets (25-5) used a big third period – 20 points – to put some distance between them and Burleson.… Read the rest

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Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

February 25, 2015
Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

An official at the state wrestling tournament proclaims Lady Hornet Lauren Dale as the champion; with her gold medal, she became the third Azle High School girl to win the highest accolade. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Davis 3rd, Ariosa 5th at state tournament

By Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling team turned in another first at the state meet in Garland Feb. 20-21.… Read the rest

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Exceptional drought persists

February 25, 2015
Exceptional drought persists

Spring rains needed to avoid Stage 2 drought restrictions

BY MISTY SHAW
It’s a sad sight these days from the shore of what remains of Eagle Mountain Lake with the ever-receding water line seemingly miles away. Trees are withering and many creeks have been dry for months as the entire region remains in an exceptional drought.
Even with the recent ice and snow, the actual moisture content from that sort of precipitation is very low and makes minimal impact on the drought situation.… Read the rest

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Hanging with the Hornets

February 25, 2015
Hanging with the Hornets

The First Annual Hanging with the Hornets Book Bash was held Saturday, Feb. 21 at the AHS indoor facility. AISD students in grades 2 through 5 visited various stations manned by a variety of students, athletes, and organizations. Every child went home with a book, some reading it with a dog. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Thundersleet!

February 25, 2015
Thundersleet!

Eerily vacant for 9:45 a.m. on a Monday, Boyd Road looked more like an ice rink than a major thoroughfare after an early-morning thundersleet event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

North Texas area shuts down for an inch of ice

by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than 800 school closing notices clogged Twitter accounts and TV news crawlers from Sunday night through Tuesday morning after an inch of sleet fell on North Texas.… Read the rest

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King & Queen

February 25, 2015
King & Queen

Azle Manor residents Bonnie McFarland and Morris Burcham were crowned Valentine’s Queen and King during a celebration Feb. 14 at the facility.

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