Once again, it will be the Lady Hornets versus the Ladycats in the softball postseason.
In the past two years, Aledo has eliminated Azle (28-6) just shy of the Final Four in Austin.
This time around, the squads will battle earlier in the playoffs, the Area round. And, perhaps, this Ladycat team isn’t the juggernaut of previous years; Aledo finished second in its district this season.… Read the rest
The 2016 Hornet baseball season ended with an extra-inning road victory.
Before that 4-1 triumph at Saginaw, Azle (9-20, 4-10) hosted Boswell on Senior Night.
The Hornets stymied the Pioneers early with some sly baserunning forcing Bos throwing errors, but the visitors went on to win 14-4.
Coach Stephen Smith said sophomore Sam Collins turned in an exceptional inning of relief.… Read the rest
I almost wasn’t there.
I had just finished taking pictures of the annual Bike Rodeo at Springtown Elementary School and paused.
It was warm and sunny.
I really needed to run – and I had my bag in the truck.
However, supper beckoned.
Fine, I’ll jog.
So, I stopped at nearby Springtown Park and noticed while putting my running duds on that some teens in swimming attire were unloading a few cars laden with tubes.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for Music in the Park, the free concert series at 8 p.m. every Friday night in June and July at the Central Park amphitheater.
The city of Azle’s Special Events Advisory Board has announced the lineup for Music in the Park 2016, and it’s one that will make a lot of people happy.
Again this year, tribute bands are a staple of the schedule.
Kicking off the series is
Students with the Forte Junior High Math and Science Team competed at the TMSCA State Math and Science Team competition in San Antonio April 22-24.
Ryan Thatcher: 25th place in 8th grade science
Ethan Cross: 27th place in 8th grade science
Noah Carlson: 72nd place in 8th grade number sense
Angel Howard: 144th place in 8th grade science
Robert Caney: 73rd place in 7th grade calculator, 84th place in 7th grade science
Nikolas Birkeland: 49th place in 7th grade science
Jacob Burton: 107th place in 7th grade number sense, 119th place in 7th grade math, and 151st place in 7th grade science
Allison Roecker: 65th place in 8th grade calculator and 81st place in 8th grade science
Jasmine Howard: 68th place in 7th grade number sense, 103rd place in 7th grade math, and 44th place in 7th grade science
The Forte Math and Science Team is coached by Eric Brentz.… Read the rest
One member of the Azle High School Math and Science Team will compete in the State Math and Science meet in late May.
At the University Scholastic League Region 1-5A academic meet, AHS top 10 student William Little qualified in the Current Issues and Events contest.
Little, the son of John and Joy Little, placed third at the regional contest which qualified him for state.
He is also one the nation’s approximate 15,000 students to be qualified as a National Merit Finalist based on his scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.… Read the rest
It’s early May and high school football doesn’t officially kick off until late August. But pigskins are flying around Hornet Field right now. Annual spring drills began May 2 with head coach Devon Dorris readying another batch of Hornets. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest