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Walk-a-thon

May 31, 2017
Walk-a-thon

Twenty residents of Eagle Crest Villa Assisted Living – some wearing masks and hats for fun – a participated in a walk-a-thon May 24. The residents walked to raise money for the Azle Good N.E.W.S program, which helps senior citizens still living in their homes. Terri Bartlett, executive director of Good N.E.W.S, participated with the residents before presenting them with a certificate of appreciation.

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Juvenile Diabetes Walk Winners

May 31, 2017
Juvenile Diabetes Walk Winners

Walnut Creek Elementary held its first annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk May 24. Honored were WCE diabetic students Hanna Goodrich, Knox Houghton, and Bridger Houghton. Walkers raised over $7,000 with all proceeds going to JDRF that seeks a cure for Type 1 diabetes. The school’s top earners in each grade level were (l-r) Rylan Carrothers, Talon Slough, Tierney Rodgers, Hanna Goodrich, Bridger Houghton, and Knox Houghton.

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AISD Showcase

May 31, 2017
AISD Showcase

At the annual Azle ISD Showcase, hundreds of students manned and explained projects made specifically for the May 25 event. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Azle teen charged with murder

May 31, 2017
Azle teen charged with murder

Calvin Raleigh Pederson
… charged with murder

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle teenager faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Weatherford man.
Calvin Raleigh Pederson, 17, is held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He is accused of shooting David Malone, 26, about 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the parking area of a duplex in the 200 block of Joyce Street, just north of the Weatherford city limits.… Read the rest

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Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

May 31, 2017
Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

Hadassah Marquart, left, is valedictorian, and Kassidy Hightower, right, is salutatorian of the Azle High School class of 2017. Each will address graduating seniors during commencement exercises Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Seniors walk stage June 5 at Fort Worth Convention Center

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle High School’s 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian are as different as night and day, but they do have a common denominator: New York.
Valedictorian Hadassah Marquart spent her third grade year there when her father’s job relocated him temporarily.
Salutatorian Kassidy Hightower is headed to the Big Apple to attend Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island.… Read the rest

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Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

May 31, 2017
Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

Azle High School coaches monitor a play during the annual Green-White football game at Hornet Field May 24. The scrimmage ended 2017 spring drills as multiple squads competed in a bevy of gridiron situations. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

May 31, 2017
Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

Hadassah Marquart, left, is valedictorian, and Kassidy Hightower, right, is salutatorian of the Azle High School class of 2017. Each will address graduating seniors during commencement exercises Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center.                             Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Lady Hornet octet named All-District

May 24, 2017
Lady Hornet octet named All-District

Hurler Brooke Ledbetter was one of three First Team District 6-5A picks for AHS. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

All awardees underclassmen

by Mark K. Campbell
While the end of the regular season was a bummer for the Lady Hornet softball team, postseason honors are rolling in for the talented Azle squad.
AHS pushed late in the year and ended up in a queer four-way tie for three playoff berths out of 6-5A. Unfortunately, Azle – filled with underclassmen – did not advance because of the tie-breaker.
But, clearly, district coaches had serious respect for the 2017 Lady Hornets as eight claimed postseason awards.… Read the rest

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AHS Softball Athletes Reunited

May 24, 2017
AHS Softball Athletes Reunited

Former Lady Hornets Bailee Carter (left) and Samantha Bradley (right) meet with Springtown’s Kaitlyn Hill at the Sunbelt Conference Awards Banquet in early May; all three play Division I ball. Carter’s Texas State fell to Bradley’s Louisiana-Lafayette; the Ragin’ Cajuns won the Sun Belt tournament with a sweep of Texas State before getting eliminated by LSU in the NCAA Regionals. Photo courtesy Ryan Hill

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Summer camps nearing

May 24, 2017
Summer camps nearing

One of the first camps out of the blocks this summer is the annual tennis camp set for the AHS courts June 6-9. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Registration is ongoing for summer sports camps.
Ready for young athletes:
• tennis – June 6-9
• wrestling – June 6-9
• boys’ basketball – June 7-9
• softball – June 12-15
• soccer – June 12-15
• baseball – June 12-15
• volleyball – July 17-20
• girls’ basketball – July 24-27
Dates have not been pinned down for elite volleyball (tentatively July 13-15) and football (early August).
Cross country training classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in June.… Read the rest

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