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Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

January 11, 2017
Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

Lauren Dale, Alexis Hanna, and Hali Davis (l-r) brought home two golds and a bronze from an elite tournament.

Girls 6th, boys 7th, both tops in 5A

by Mark K. Campbell
A trio of Lady Hornets made some noise in a prestigious wrestling tournament at the site of the state event next month.
At Cy-Fair ISD’s Berry Center, coach Monica Allen took Azle’s top athletes to the biggest tournament in Texas.
There, three girls placed; two were golden.
Taking titles were Lauren Dale and Hali Davis.
Lady Hornet Alexis Hanna earned a bronze.
The girls team finished sixth out of 74 squads at the elite tournament.… Read the rest

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Two Former Lady Hornets Help College at National Event

January 11, 2017
Two Former Lady Hornets Help College at National Event

Former Lady Hornets Jesse Grubbs (middle back) and Ruby Ariosa (holding plaque, right) fueled Campbellsville University to a third place team finish at the wrestling nationals conducted at Indianapolis. A third one-time AHS wrestler, Nik Gates, competed for Wayland Baptist at the high level.

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Hoops ladies beat Eaton

January 11, 2017
Hoops ladies beat Eaton

Junior guard Brooke Phillips and the Lady Hornets topped Eaton at home. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet basketball team reached the fourth quarter in a tussle in a pair of district games.
Azle (7-13, 1-4) split the 6-5A contests, losing at Saginaw then beating NW Eaton.
On the road Jan. 3, AHS used a 20-6 third quarter advantage to catapult back into the game against the Lady Riders; the Lady Hornets led 38-36 entering the final frame.
But Saginaw came back for a 59-53 victory.
“That was a tough loss,” coach Mitzi Marquart said.… Read the rest

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‘Best effort of season’ leads to Hornet victory

January 11, 2017
‘Best effort of season’ leads to Hornet victory

Hornet Trevor Cameron, a junior post, had a double-double against Saginaw. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Boys thump Saginaw on the road

by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornets had a high and a low as the New Year began.
Azle (1-2 in district play) started 2017 with a trip to Saginaw and earned a 46-42 win over the Rough Riders.
Coach James Crafton said, “It was the best team effort of the season.”
AHS led by 10 points at the half.
Trevor Cameron posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Dylan Flynn scored 12 points and was tops with 3 steals for Azle.… Read the rest

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‘Hands-on’ Makerspace a popular learning tool

January 11, 2017
‘Hands-on’ Makerspace a popular learning tool

Students are encouraged to delve into this Makerspace shelf at Azle High School and get creative. Photo by Christina Derr

Students learn with everything from virtual reality to 3-D printers to LEGOS

BY CHRISTINA DERR
In today’s academic environment when so much effort is mandated toward teaching a standardized test, schools are desperately seeking other avenues to teach creativity and get students thinking outside of the box.
For many area schools, one solution has been Makerspace.
The beauty of Makerspace, for many teachers, principals, and librarians, is that it can be built to accommodate any idea or project.
Nikki Stroud, the librarian at Azle High School, said of her campus’ Makerspace, “At AHS, it has to be based on the likes and wants of our individual students.… Read the rest

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New CMO at THA

January 11, 2017
New CMO at THA

Harry A. (Andy) Dollahite, M.D.

Harry A. (Andy) Dollahite, M.D., was named chief medical officer (CMO) at Texas Health Azle, beginning Jan. 9.
Dollahite has been serving as the associate CMO at Texas Health Fort Worth since September 2014, and will continue with that supportive role in addition to his new responsibilities.
Dr. Dollahite graduated from Texas Christian University prior to attending the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.
He completed an orthopedic surgical residency at the Campbell Clinic Foundation/University of Tennessee program in 1988, and tended to the Fort Worth community as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon from January 1989 until December 2013, serving on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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Donating to Help Others

January 11, 2017
Donating to Help Others

Dr. Jessica Brace (center) and staff members Lisa Wilder (left) and Rachel Brown delivered over 200 pounds of food to Inasmuch Food Pantry, donations made by patients and staff. Sue Miller, pantry director, said, “They have helped us remember that no matter your politics, religion, race, ethnicity, or lifestyle, this community cares and responds to need.” To donate to Inasmuch, call Miller at 817-444-2303.

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Roll Over on Nine Mile Bridge

January 11, 2017
Roll Over on Nine Mile Bridge

The driver of the pickup above was not injured when it spun out of control in the S-curve on Nine Mile Bridge Road around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5. A Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy did appear to have business to conduct with the man, however; the deputy was seen placing the driver into his patrol vehicle. Whether or not the man was arrested or simply detained for a while was not available at press time.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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AHS duo lauded by club

January 11, 2017
AHS duo lauded by club

At the Optimist Club’s December Students of the Month presentation are (l-r) AHS Principal Randy Cobb, Brittany Leonard, Carson Leatherwood, and President Linda Williams.

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Brittany Leonard and Carson Leatherwood were chosen as the Tex-Anne and Texan of the Month for December by the Azle Optimist Club.
Leonard, daughter of Kyle and Shawnie Leonard, plans on majoring in history at Brigham Young University.
She is No. 18 among the 366 seniors in the AHS Class of 2017 with a GPA of 101.5.
Leonard has been involved in a number of AHS Drama Club productions since she was a freshman.… Read the rest

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Diamond Anniversary

January 11, 2017
Diamond Anniversary

Henry and Dana Carr of Azle celebrated 60 years of marriage Dec. 31. Henry retired from Bell Helicopter and Dana from General Dynamics.

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