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Baseball Hornets go 4-0 in Kennedale tourney

March 8, 2017
Baseball Hornets go 4-0 in Kennedale tourney

With coach Stephen Smith (left) looking on, Hornet Zachary Edwards heads for home. The junior singled then a three-base error on the centerfielder allowed the Azle hitter to round the bases. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

District now underway

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The Hornet hardball team impressed with a 4-0 showing at the final tournament of the season at Kennedale.
On March 2-4, Azle defeated four teams – the hosts on the opening day, Stephenville and Fort Worth South Hills the next day, then FW Trimble Tech on March 4, a Saturday.… Read the rest

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Softball ladies 3-2 in tourney

March 8, 2017
Softball ladies 3-2 in tourney

Lady Hornet shortstop Katelyn Harris snags an infield popup. Azle began district play March 7 at Boswell (results not available at press time). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Lady Hornet softball coach Tracy Tadlock took his varsity south to play in a Grandview tournament.
Facing some “pretty good competition,” Azle went 3-2.
At Grandview, AHS opened with a 7-3 win over Fort Worth Country Day.
Katelyn Harris had three RBI while pitcher Emily Bradley went the distance for the win.
Later that March 2, the Lady Hornets fell to the hosts, 9-3.
Miranda Longbrake had two hits and two RBI while Bradley also hit safely twice.… Read the rest

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Top Gymnast

March 8, 2017
Top Gymnast

Azle’s Jerilyn White placed second in floor exercise at the Zenith Gymnastics Invitational in McKinney and her team took second overall. Later, she qualified for the Level 6 State Championships set for Spring, Texas March 31-April 2. White trains in Aledo.

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Azle visits Joshua oval

March 8, 2017
Azle visits Joshua oval

Lady Hornet Krysten Sharp won a bronze medal in the triple jump at Joshua. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Girls varsity, JV runners-up

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Another meet, another nice day for competition.
In the mildest winter ever recorded, Azle track teams are getting in steady work.
The most recent meet took the AHS squads to Joshua March 2.
There, both girls’ teams – the varsity and junior varsity – finished second.
The boys’ units ended up fifth with several athletes in all squads setting personal bests.
The varsity girls were beaten only by 6A Weatherford for the top team trophy.… Read the rest

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AHS tennis faces foes

March 8, 2017
AHS tennis faces foes

Lady Hornet Abby Davis plays in Aledo.

In spring tennis, Azle squads have seen some top competition.
At a Fort Worth South Hills tourney on the TCU campus, Hornet Hunter Beck won the A singles consolation bracket.
Cody Cook-Javin Smith battled for the bronze, coach Lisa Helm recalled.
“They proved to be a formidable team that will be tough to beat,” Helm said.
At an Aledo tourney, Mikala Clarson won the consolation bracket “against some real tennis powerhouses,” the coach said.
The doubles duo of Hayden Wilson-Jose Zamora won their consolation bracket, too.
On the horizon is a tourney at Chisholm Trail March 10-11.… Read the rest

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Fiery Winter Sky

March 8, 2017
Fiery Winter Sky

The March 6 sunset was impossible to miss, igniting the westward sky. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Motor Home Fire

March 8, 2017
Motor Home Fire

The Azle and Fort Worth Fire Departments responded to a motor home on fire in the 10600 block of Jacksboro Highway Thursday, March 2 about 8:30 a.m. The occupant, who had been inside the motor home that morning, left for a few minutes and returned to find it filled with smoke. He called 911, but it was fully involved with flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Guzman in UT runoff

March 8, 2017
Guzman in UT runoff

Alejandrina Guzman of Azle and her running mate, Micky Wolf, are in a runoff election for student body president and vice president at UT-Austin.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The suspense deepens as election for the offices of student body president and vice president at the University of Texas resulted in a runoff election.
With three candidate teams running, no single one garnered more than 50 percent of the vote.… Read the rest

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Azle High School’s SkillsUSA team on top again

March 8, 2017
Azle High School’s SkillsUSA team on top again


AHS SkillsUSA team members with their winning projects: (l-r) Summer Smart, Donavan Gossett, Asa Phillips, Tate Patton, Zachary Hobbs, Harlan Tunnell, Robert Kennedy, Brandon Piercy, Brandon Spigelmyer, Victor Pacheco, Justin Shaw, Ryan Villanueva, Joseph Villanueva, Matthew Moscini, Cody Curtis. Not shown are Adam Rodgers, and Jeremiah Alvarado.

Members of the AHS SkillsUSA team celebrate after the awards ceremony. They are: (l-r) Asa Philips, Jeremiah Alvarado, Donovan Gossett, Summer Smart, Ryan Villanueva, Harlan Tunnell, Triston Murphy, Brandon Piercy, Justin Shaw, Cody Curtis, Tate Patton, Robert Kennedy, and Brandon Spigelmyer.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Once again, the Azle High School Automotive Technology SkillsUSA team placed in the gold and superior ratings in the district SkillsUSA competition held in Waco Feb.… Read the rest

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AHS Rotary Club names top students for March

March 8, 2017
AHS Rotary Club names top students for March

The Azle Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for March are (l-r) Kit Miller, Haley Patterson, Cristian Juarez, and Hunter Beck. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Four Azle High School seniors were chosen and recognized as the Students of the Month for March by the Azle Rotary Club.
That foursome was Haley Patterson, Kit Miller, Hunter Beck, and Cristian Juarez.
Patterson, daughter of Paula Patterson, said she will attend Texas A&M University after her AHS graduation then enter the nursing field.
She is among the elite top ten percent of the 373 members of the Class of 2017; with a grade point average of 98.88461, Patterson sits No.… Read the rest

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