You’d think landing in a new district with a perennial football power and a school that dropped from 6A would not be a great thing.
You’d be wrong.
When the University Interscholastic League announced its biennial district realignment at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, Azle found itself joined with mighty Aledo – a six-time state football champion – and Northwest, dropping from 6A.
Still, the new district where Azle will reside for two years beginning this fall – 6-5A – contains plenty of familiar foes and historical rivals.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle News continues to look into a bevy of “red flag” situations that have come to light during public meetings of the Reno city council as well as from information that appears on that city’s web site, www.cityofrenotx.com.
Now, in a letter to officials with the city of Azle, the Parker County Attorney and its District Attorney as well as to the News and a Weatherford newspaper dated Jan. 25, Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes takes aim at what she calls “allegations, misrepresentations and refusals to face facts or his own lack of knowledge” on the part of Reno council member John Basham.… Read the rest
Hanging with the Hornets – Book Buzz on tap
By Carla Noah Stustman
Azle ISD students in grades 2 through 5 will have the opportunity to “hang out” and read with student leaders from Azle High School Saturday, Feb. 6, at the AHS Indoor Practice Facility.
That’s when the Azle ISD will host its Second Annual Hanging with the Hornets – Book Buzz reading festival.
Student leaders from the state champion AHS Cheerleading squad, Marching Green Pride, AHS Drama, Hornet and Lady Hornet athletes as well as students from the Career and Technical Education program and the STEM/Robotics team will spend time hanging out and reading with the younger students.… Read the rest
Azle High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble, JV, and varsity Winterguard (left) performed in a “Show and Tell” preview for friends and family, Jan. 28 in the Fine Arts gym. Viewers were treated to the JV Winterguard’s performance, “These Flowers are Coming Up Wild;” Varsity Winterguard’s competition show “Gardens of Stone;” and Percussion Ensemble’s competition show “Limitless: Live Unbound.” All three groups are ready for competition season, which began Jan. 30. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
A rival’s three-pointer that found the basket late might come back to haunt the Lady Hornet hoops team.
Azle led Saginaw – a team with just one 5-5A victory coming in – at the AHS gym Jan. 22.
The Lady Hornets rebounded from a 17-14 first quarter deficit by out-scoring the visitors by 11 in the second period.
Halfway through, Azle led 31-23.
Saginaw chopped that advantage down some in the third period; the score stood 39-36 entering the final eight minutes.… Read the rest
The Hornet hoops varsity lost a pair of games in district play.
Against Boswell, Azle’s scoreless first quarter was too much to overcome in a 60-31 defeat Jan. 19.
Josh Golliday paced AHS with 12 points.
Jay Crane netted 8 and Noah Laduca added 5 points.
A solid start against Saginaw at home Jan. 22 gave Azle a 16-11 first quarter advantage.
But the visitors got that back in the second period, eventually posting a 51-46 win.
Laduca led AHS with 13 points. Bowen Moyer hit for 11 including three 3-pointers; his 7 rebounds was tops for the Hornet
The Hornet soccer varsity played five matches in Birdville in the final contests before district play begins.
Azle opened with a 1-1 tie with Dallas Molina.
While efforts by Grant Mendell and Blake Hoselton were thwarted, Ben Davis found the net to tie the match.
Next, AHS beat Corsicana 1-0 when Brandon Marquez scored late in the second half.
Birdville topped the Hornets 2-0 next – despite 6 or 7 “amazing” saves by Azle keeper Austin McCash, Coach William Averitte recalled.
Game four was a tough 3-2 loss to FW Arlington Heights.… Read the rest