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
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
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
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
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