As the crucial district race looms closer and closer for the Azle High School cross country teams, AHS continues to enter tough meets.
Coach Keith Boenisch took his squads to Trinity Springs Middle School in a meet sponsored by 6A Keller Timber Creek HS.
There, the varsity boys – still state-ranked – finished third out of 18 teams and was the top 4A squad to finish.… Read the rest
Vying against a whopping 264 teams on the lake, Azle was led by the duo of Shane Richardson-Gabriel Gamble who finished 49th.
Brody McDowell, who caught a nice fish, and teammate Zachary Anderson took 70th.
Finishing 123rd were Derek Petters-Logan Fisher while Brodie Doherty-Travis Duke were 139th.
Azle’s other two teams that placed finished back-to-back; Travis Dunn-James Frank were 161st and Tristan Shields-Hannah Curry finished 162nd.
Team advisor Larry Mackey offered his thanks to boat captains that escorted the Azle teams around.… Read the rest
With big blocks from Andrew Swan (54), Chase Slack (72), and Roni Lopez (70), Davion Jones (34) and Jordan McNeely (26) had strong rushing nights. The Azle running game collected 261 total yards; both Jones and McNeely scored in the Chisholm Trail victory. Photos courtesy Azle Sports Photography… Read the rest
BY CHRISTINA DERR
In the midst of the greatest financial depression this country had ever seen, approximately three million young, unmarried men, aged 17-28, flocked to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to find work during the 1930s and early-1940s.
Hundreds of those men worked on a multitude of projects in the tri-county area, including Eagle Mountain Lake, the Tabernacle located on the Springtown Square, and in several areas around Lake Worth.
Their work is responsible for community parks and structures still enjoyed by residents today, over 80 years later.… Read the rest
A near-head-on collision in the 11500 block of FM 730 South Friday evening, Sept. 30, left one man injured and tied up Azle traffic for the better part of two hours.
The Azle Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the wreck at 5:10 p.m., arriving to find 86-year-old Albert C. Evans, of Weatherford, on the ground.
According to the accident report, Evans was on South Stewart Street in a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van when he made a wide right turn to go northbound onto FM 730 South.… Read the rest
The Sept. 29 Rotary Club meeting was sporty. Azle ISD Athletic Director Scott Anderson gave an update on the second Azle Athletic Hall of Fame class set for induction Oct. 22. Keith Boenisch, AHS cross country coach, told the crowd that Azle has a strong boys team that is state-ranked and has potential to advance to the state meet, an AHS rarity. Head football coach Devon Dorris not only talked about the young season, but discussed the detailed concussion protocol ISD employees follow to keep athletes safe. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest