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Lady Hornets pummel Carter-Riverside to set up clash with arch nemesis Aledo

May 4, 2016
Lady Hornets pummel Carter-Riverside to set up clash with arch nemesis Aledo

Logan Graham scored 4 times in bi-district.
Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Sammi Tittle went 3-for-6 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in the sweep of Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Lady Hornet Quartet Lands on National Team

May 4, 2016
Lady Hornet Quartet Lands on National Team

By virtue of placing in the top three at the state freestyle wrestling tournament, four Lady Hornets – (l-r) Hali Davis, Lauren Dale, Triniti Smith, and Alexis Hanna – earned berths on the national team. Davis, Dale, and Smith won state titles while Hanna finished third in a “tough weight class,” coach Chris Allen said. Dale, at 139 pounds, beat a three-time All-American to win her gold. “All in all, they wrestled well and secured a spot – something they have been working on since a week after the UIL tournament, Allen said. The four Lady Hornets will compete at the national tournament in Fargo, North Dakota this summer.

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Azle splits final two District 5-5A baseball games

May 4, 2016
Azle splits final two District 5-5A baseball games

Azle scored twice with some tricky baserunning against Boswell. With runners on first and third, Hornets foiled Pioneer efforts to get a putout with errant throws like above, allowing AHS runs. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Right place, right time: Creek picture

May 4, 2016
Right place, right time: Creek picture

This picture ran on the front page of the Springtown Epigraph last week, but not without some tweaking. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Music in the Park lineup announced

May 4, 2016
Music in the Park lineup announced

 

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

Crowds have increased year-by-year at Music in the Park, now in its sixth year. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Forte mathletes compete at state in San Antonio

May 4, 2016
Forte mathletes compete at state in San Antonio

Members of the Forte Junior High Math and Science Team who competed at state include: (front row, l-r) Nikolas Birkeland, Jacob Burton, Allison Roecker, and Jasmine Howard; (back) Ryan Thatcher, Ethan Cross, Noah Carlson, Angel Howard, and Robert Caney.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
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.
The results:
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

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Shoes for Those in Need

May 4, 2016
Shoes for Those in Need

The Azle Lions Club collected and donated over 90 pairs of shoes to the needy.

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Little big in math, science

May 4, 2016
Little big in math, science

William Little
…competing at state Math, Science meet

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
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

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Rain Hampering Work on 199 Access Road

May 4, 2016
Rain Hampering Work on 199 Access Road

TxDOT has provided no further update, but to the untrained eye, it appears the roadway in the 1600 block of the Hwy. 199 service road (Southeast Parkway) has continued to sink since last week. The situation is not improved by additional rainfall, but one or more rain events have occurred each week since the failure started. Weather forecasters switched Tuesday’s forecast mid-day from “sunny” to a 30 percent chance for rain and it gently rained again. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Springtime Football

May 4, 2016
Springtime Football

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

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