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Wrestling boys district champs, girls take 2nd

February 10, 2016
Wrestling boys district champs, girls take 2nd

Hornet Hayden Buchanan (right) went undefeated en route to the district crown. Azle hosted the tournament. Next up is the regional tourney this weekend at Frisco Liberty High School. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Qualifying a remarkable 20 out off 22 athletes for regional, Azle wrestlers put on an impressive show hosting the district tournament Feb. 6.
The boys squad – coming in as an underdog, coach Chris Allen noted – won the event and the girls finished second.
Thirteen boys and seven Lady Hornets will head to Frisco Liberty High School this weekend to try to secure berths at the state meet the following weekend.… Read the rest

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AHS soccer squads split a pair of district matches

February 10, 2016
AHS soccer squads split a pair of district matches

by Mark K. Campbell
The district soccer season got underway in earnest with contests against Wichita Falls and Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
The girls (2-2) lost to Wichita Falls 5-0 then rebounded to beat Chisholm Trail 4-0.
In that latter match, coach Billy Mitchell said goals were scored by Kaycee Moore, Taylor Forsthye, Jenna Okubo, and Kailey Massey.
Getting assists were Marisah Mata, Forsythe, and Kara Moore.
The boys (2-1-1) lost a close 2-1 contest to the Coyotes before blanking the Rangers 4-0.
At Wichita Falls, the match was tied at 1 after Austin Fugate scored on a penalty kick.
But a late Coyote score gave the hosts the victory.… Read the rest

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Golfers Second on the Links

February 10, 2016
Golfers Second on the Links

A Lady Hornet golf squad finished second in a windy sub-varsity outing at Trophy Club in a tourney sponsored by Byron Nelson High School. Hitting for Azle: (l-r) Chyrstyne Hart, Tristan Rush, Kaitlyn Ford, Riley Sparks who finished as the fifth place medalist, Jaden Stowe, and Tara Sheets.

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Ladies beat Brewer but out of running in 5-5A

February 10, 2016
Ladies beat Brewer but out of running in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet hoops varsity ended its slide on Senior Night against Brewer Feb. 5. But an earlier loss at Denton squashed AHS postseason hoops.
Denton beat Azle 40-31. Kaycie Dunkerley paced the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Payton Berger added 11.
Savannah Johnson grabbed a team-high 8 boards.
At home against Brewer, Azle rushed out to a 23-2 first quarter lead and bashed the Lady Bears 56-22.
Berger and Dunkerley, in their final home game, scored 19 and 16 points, respectively.
Kylee Browne and Berger had 8 rebounds apiece.
Subvarsities – The JV won twice – 38-29 over Denton and 56-25 over Brewer.… Read the rest

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Hoops boys fall in district

February 10, 2016
Hoops boys fall in district

The Hornet varsity basketball team fell to Denton and Brewer in district play. After losing on the road in Denton, Azle hosted Brewer and lost 55-36.
Nine different Hornets scored, led by Dylan Foust (7 points), Jay Crane and Dylan Flynn (6), and Bowen Moyer (5).
Max Miller’s 6 rebounds paced AHS.
Subvarsity – The JV lost to Denton 53-26. Adam Brazell paced the squad with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
In a 60-57 win over Brewer, freshman Ben Crane got 15 points, Brazell 12, and Cale McDonnall and Dillon Gibson 10 points each.
The 9th (6-5 in district) lost to Brewer 59-44.… Read the rest

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Turn, you idiot! Oh, wait. That arrow…what?!

February 10, 2016
Turn, you idiot! Oh, wait. That arrow…what?!

 

TxDOT clarifies meaning of red arrow at signal light

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Drivers in Azle have experienced confusion, concern, and consternation as a result of a change to a signal light.
That light, for the right turn lane from north-bound Southeast Parkway (aka SH 199 service road) onto North Stewart Street, was recently replaced by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Now, instead of the traditional round red light at the top of the signal, there is a red right arrow.
Some have interpreted that red right arrow to mean “stop” until the light turns green – in other words, these drivers believe they can no longer turn right on red after checking for oncoming traffic and pedestrians.… Read the rest

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Book Buzz

February 10, 2016
Book Buzz

Scores of youngsters – and some dogs – poured into the Azle High School indoor facility to take part in the Second Annual Hanging with the Hornets – Book Buzz Feb. 6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Smoke at the Bank

February 10, 2016
Smoke at the Bank

A fan motor in the drive-through area seized up, causing a small fire in its wiring and filling the BBVA Compass building at Industrial Avenue and Central Drive with smoke Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9. The building was evacuated as firefighters from Azle, Lake Worth, Briar-Reno, and LaJunta worked to discover the cause of the smoke. Above, Azle police stand ready to help firefighters if necessary. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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100 = 200 at Cross Timbers Elementary

February 10, 2016
100 = 200 at Cross Timbers Elementary

Cross Timbers Elementary School kindergartners celebrated the 100th day of school Feb. 3. The students gathered canned goods for the needy and are ready to donate more than 200 cans to the Community Caring Center in Azle. Pictured are Corbin Myers, Kaylee Creacy, Cooper Womack, Tristan Uecker and William Patrick.

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New Officer

February 10, 2016
New Officer

Police Officer Jennifer Bond is pictured in front of two smiling Azle city council members after Mayor Alan Brundrett administered the oath of office to her during the Feb. 2 council meeting. Bond began work for the Azle Police Department Jan. 25. She previously worked at Lakeside PD.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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