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First Pitch Saturday

February 11, 2015
First Pitch Saturday

On a day that ended up being near-perfect, Azle baseball and softball squads hit the diamonds for the first time this season. First Pitch Saturday on Feb. 7 featured softball scrimmages – where the Lady Hornets excelled – as well as baseball practices and an alumni game. It was the initial outings for squads that are looking forward to memorable seasons, including freshman bunter T.J. Fugate and softball slugger Sarah Brown.… Read the rest

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A Dazzling Dazzler

February 11, 2015
A Dazzling Dazzler

Dancer Kayla Arstingstall, well, dazzles during the Azle High School Emerald Dazzler’s halftime performance when AHS hosted Denton in basketball Feb. 3. Next up for the award-winning group are competitions in Weatherford and San Antonio.                      Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

February 4, 2015
Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

The Azle High School Indoor Drumline, under the direction of AHS Percussion Director Richard Kearns, revealed its 2015 competition show Up In The Air Jan. 29 in the AHS main gym. In the show, members of the drumline become part of a boy’s imagination as he dreams of flying. To the surprise of most, indoor kites and flying Frisbees are part of the fast-paced, innovative show. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Hoops ladies start round 2 of district with 2 wins

January 28, 2015
Hoops ladies start round 2 of district with 2 wins

Lady Hornet Nicole Aniasco puts up a shot over a pair of defenders. Azle won two more 5-5A games to move up in the state rankings. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle thumps Boswell, Saginaw in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
Avenging a loss is always nice. And that’s what the Lady Hornet basketball team did with a 61-28 rout of Boswell Jan. 20.… Read the rest

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AHS swimmers bound for regional

January 28, 2015
AHS swimmers bound for regional

Claiming silver medals in Grapevine were Hornet relay teammates (l-r) Jordan Gill, Jacob Hooper, Alex Bridge, and Chris Caney.

A top six finish in Grapevine Jan. 24 locked in berths for Azle swimmers at the regional event. And plenty of AHS athletes turned in top performances.
That includes the 400-yard relay teams.
The boys unit of Jordan Gill, Jacob Hooper, Chris Caney, and Alex Bridge won the silver at district.… Read the rest

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Hornet wrestlers duals champs; district next up

January 28, 2015
Hornet wrestlers duals champs; district next up

 

by Mark K. Campbell
Duals champs!

Hornet Skylar Russell (top) and Azle’s other wrestlers will compete at the district tournament at Saginaw Chisholm Trail Feb. 6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


The girls wrapped up their district duals crown earlier in the season.
The boys did the same with a crushing defeat of Argyle 63-12, giving the Hornets a sweep of 5-5A.… Read the rest

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District Begins For Soccer

January 28, 2015
District Begins For Soccer

After going undefeated at 8-0 and winning two tournaments, Azle’s powerful boys soccer varsity squad – stocked with talent like Dylan Tritton (16) – is ready to begin district play at Boswell Jan. 27. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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In a pickle?

January 28, 2015
In a pickle?

Farmers of all sorts – even sunflower growers – who have lost at least 30 percent of crop production are eligible for emergency federal loans. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Emergency drought farm loans now available in Parker and Tarrant Counties

With the drought’s hold on Texas still taut, help is available for local farmers.
Those in Parker and Tarrant Counties may apply for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought according to a release issued by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA).… Read the rest

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Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

January 28, 2015
Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

The Popcorn Players will raise the curtain on their first play of 2015, The Last Round Up of The Guacamole Queens starting Jan. 30. Directed by Monica Goth, the play is No. 101 for the group. Other performances are set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8. The cast: (front, l-r) Susan Ooten, Cynthia Hall; (middle) Rita Davis, Carol Braden, Heather Stark; (back) Matt Demand, Scott Nurmela, Barry Ingle, Gwen Gibbons, BD Smith, Loura Shamblee, and Julie Donahew-Hege. Visit www.azlearts.org for more information.

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Near Head-On Crash

January 28, 2015
Near Head-On Crash

Minor injuries were reported as a result of this near-head-on collision at the intersection of FM 730 South and Veal Station Road Jan. 26. Among those rendering aid was La Junta firefighter Matt Thomas (right). Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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