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Azle athletes win in Coppell

November 30, 2016
Azle athletes win in Coppell

The Azle boys wrestling teams brought home hardware from a Coppell tournament.

Varsities sweep to team titles

by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle High wrestling team was spectacular at the annual Coppell Round Up.
The boys and girls varsities dispatched five dual foes and the boys junior varsity enjoyed some strong performances, too, coach Chris Allen said.
The Lady Hornets went 5-0 and won the team title by taking down Northwest 35-30; Coppell, 27-24; Frisco Centennial 42-0; Dallas Skyline 30-12; and Frisco Heritage, 36-12.
The boys overwhelmed every team they faced en route to a perfect afternoon: Skyline 52-21; Coppell, 52-6; Centennial, 52-21; Northwest, 69-9; and Heritage, 68-9.… Read the rest

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Hornets battle two non-district rivals

November 30, 2016
Hornets battle two non-district rivals

Payton Vaughn scored five points against Haltom.
Photo by Azle Sports Photography

Azle plays a pair of close hoops games

by Mark K. Campbell
The basketball Hornets played a pair of non-district games as the season ramps up.
Azle (1-2), under new coach James Crafton, traveled to Joshua and hosted Haltom.
At the JHS gym, the Owls edged the Hornets 41-40.
Crafton said Azle played well throughout the game; AHS led 33-19 entering the final period.
But “some minor miscues down the stretch allowed Joshua to get back in the game,” the coach recalled.
The only time the Owls led came with 14 seconds left.… Read the rest

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Seals picked for big games

November 30, 2016
Seals picked for big games

 

He’ll play in 2 elite contests

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle freshman quarterback Ken Seals got a season of varsity football under his belt in 2016.
Now he will return to more familiar territory – All-Star action.

Azle’s Ken Seals will return to the gridiron in two all-star games in January. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


Seals has again been selected to quarterback Team USA.
He also will compete once more in the 2017 Football University Freshman All-American Bowl.
The latter comes first.
The game is set for San Antonio’s Alamodome Jan. 6.
The freshman-only contest is modeled after the Army Bowl, the top high school football game for national standout athletes.… Read the rest

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AYA wins 2 Super Bowls

November 30, 2016
AYA wins 2 Super Bowls

Action from the AYA 9U Super Bowl victory included big hits and gains from runners like Hunter Ooten (10). The 9U won for the third time in four years.
Photos by Christina Derr

by Mark K. Campbell
Both Azle Youth Association football teams that advanced to the Super Bowl won.
The 9U team beat the Fort Worth Colts 28-16.
Later at Fort Worth’s Scarborough-Handley Field, the 12U AYA team upset favored Kennedale 18-12.
The 9U, coached by Troy Kaznowski, got off to a roaring start when, on the Colts opening drive, AYA’s Caanan Kaznowski picked off a pass and returned it 65 yards to paydirt.… Read the rest

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Capturing wintertime right out the window

November 30, 2016
Capturing wintertime right out the window

A cardinal flies through the biggest snowstorm ever on Feb. 11, 2010. Photo by Paula Campbell

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it

by Mark K. Campbell
If you’ve read the paper for a few years, you’ve seen this picture before.
And it’ll pop up again as the endpiece in the Heritage magazine at the end of December.
The photo is over five years old.
Around here, we were seeing the snowiest day ever on Feb. 11, 2010. It just kept falling and falling; officially 11.2 inches came down – the first and only double digit snow ever here.
My wife – a frequent contributor to the paper back then – and I were having coffee in the sunroom, watching the white stuff pile up.… Read the rest

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Flutissimo to play holiday favorites Dec. 15

November 30, 2016
Flutissimo to play  holiday favorites Dec. 15

The all-flute group Flutissimo will play Dec. 15 at the Azle Memorial Library at 6 p.m.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Memorial Library invites the public to a special holiday performance by the nationally-renowned, all-flute choir Flutissimo.
This holiday concert begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in the Community Room at the library, 333 W. Main St. in Azle.
Flutissimo will perform popular holiday selections.
Seating is limited, and it’s first come, first served, so come early to get your seat.
Light refreshments will be provided following the concert.
If you have questions, please call the Azle Memorial Library at 817-444-7216 or go to azlelibrary.org.… Read the rest

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One Flees After 730S Wreck

November 30, 2016
One Flees After 730S Wreck

The driver of a southbound gold 2000 Plymouth Breeze, Mandy Elaine May, 37, of Reno, abruptly swerved onto the shoulder of FM 730 South near South Stewart Street about 1 p.m. Nov. 21. According to the accident report, she just as abruptly attempted to make a U-turn to go north, striking a beige 1992 Cadillac Deville that was traveling behind her. Neither the two young men nor an 11-year-old boy in the Cadillac were injured, but May was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for treatment of her injuries. Witnesses told police a male passenger in May’s vehicle fled the scene before first responders arrived, the report says.

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Forte 2nd at math meet

November 30, 2016
Forte 2nd at math meet

Celebrating their 2nd place Sweepstakes finish at the AHS math and science meet are members of the Forte Junior High math and science team: (front, l-r) Sam Reese, Shane Simpson, Phoebe Passmore, Sammy Reyes; and (back, l-r) Isaiah Davidson, Jasmine Howard, Angela Heckert, Tristan George, Katie Ingram.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The math and science team from Forte Junior High took second in Sweepstakes Nov. 12 at the annual Azle High School math and science meet.
The team finished first in number sense and mathematics competition and second in calculator and science, earning the second place spot in Sweepstakes.
In individual competition, seventh graders:
• Isaiah Davidson took second in both number sense and mathematics, fifth in calculator and seventh in science competition.… Read the rest

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Man OK, Truck Not So Much in Rollover

November 30, 2016
Man OK, Truck Not So Much in Rollover

Kevin Wayne Gorrell, 31, of Haltom City, was not injured when he fell asleep at the wheel of a red 2000 Ford F150 Nov. 19 in the 4900 block of East Hwy. 199, just west of Newsom Mound Road. According to the accident report filed by Reno Police Department, Gorrell was westbound in the outside lane when he drifted off the roadway and into the bar ditch, traveling 195 feet before crossing a driveway, and another 155 feet before striking a concrete culvert pipe under a second driveway. The pickup became airborne, struck a black 2004 Ford F250 parked – unoccupied – in a driveway, and then rolled three to four times before coming to rest upside down.

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Hoover No. 2 in math, science meet

November 30, 2016
Hoover No. 2 in math, science meet

Hoover Elementary celebrates its second place Sweepstakes finish at the AHS tourney: (front, l-r) Charles Westrup, Jack Clark, Caiden Richardson; (middle) Leila Barrett, Allison Wright, Gillian Brentz; (back) team coaches Ms. Collins-Walton and Mrs. McDaniel.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Hoover Elementary’s math and science team competed in its first tournament of the 2016-2017 school year Saturday, Nov. 12, at Azle High School.
The Hoover team placed second in number sense, calculator, mathematics and science, boosting it to second place in Sweepstakes, as well.
In individual competition, Hoover fifth graders:
• Allison Wright placed eleventh in number sense; fourteenth in calculator; fourth in mathematics; and fourth in science
• William Ralph placed third in number sense; sixth in calculator; fourth in mathematics; and fourth in science
• Gillian Brentz placed seventeenth in number sense; thirteenth in calculator; seventh in mathematics; and third in science
• Leila Barrett placed fourteenth in number sense; fifteenth in calculator; third in mathematics; and seventh in science
Sixth grade individuals:
• Jack Clark placed third in number sense; sixth in calculator; fifth in mathematics; fourth in science
• Caiden Richardson won science and placed fifth in number sense; fourth in calculator; and third in mathematics
• Charles Westrup placed fourth in number sense; third in calculator; fourth in mathematics; and fifth in science.… Read the rest

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