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Four girls, two boys district wrestling champions

February 15, 2017
Four girls, two boys district wrestling champions

Hornet Seth Bell has his finals opponent in trouble at the district wrestling tournament at the Northwest Eaton gym Feb. 9. The Azle senior will next compete at regional in Frisco this weekend, seeking a return trip to the state event Feb. 24-25. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Hornets 2nd in district team race

by Mark K. Campbell
With a whopping 17 athletes advancing to the regional tournament, Azle turned in a fine showing at the district event.
It was almost more than 17, boys coach Chris Allen said.
“We lost one due to a challenge match loss and another due to injury,” he said, adding that a seasonlong starter missed the tourney, too.… Read the rest

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Azle soccer squads pick up points in district play

February 15, 2017
Azle soccer squads pick up points in district play

Taylor Forsythe continues to be a standout for the soccer Lady Hornets. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Against NW Eaton and Saginaw

by Mark K. Campbell
Meetings with Northwest Eaton and Saginaw went well for the most part for the Azle High School soccer teams.
The boys beat Eaton 2-0 and pointed against Saginaw after a 2-2 match was settled with penalty kicks.
Against Eaton, AHS led 1-0 at halftime when Ben Davis scored off an Alex Quevedo assist.
Coach William Averitte said the then Hornets controlled the ball most of the second half.
An insurance goal from Quevedo came off an assist from Julio Lopez.… Read the rest

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Spring sports underway

February 15, 2017

It’s time for several spring sports to begin for Azle High.
The track squads – coached now by former Hornet Derek Dorris and AISD veteran Keith Boenisch – will venture to Richland for the first meet of the season Feb. 16.
The Hornet baseball team is also being led again by Stephen Smith. The squads are scrimmaging several teams before the season starts Feb. 20 agaisnt Keller Timber Creek.
The Lady Hornet softball squad, with experienced coach Tracy Tadlock at the helm, will return to the annual Brock tournament Feb. 16-18.… Read the rest

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Hoops seasons winding down

February 15, 2017
Hoops seasons winding down

Dylan Gibson (14) played his final basketball game as a Hornet when he and two other twelfth graders – Zack Kent and Max Miller – faced Chisholm Trail on Senior Night on Valentine’s Day (results not available at press time). Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The Lady Hornet 2016-17 hoops season is over and the boys will end play shortly.
The Azle girls ended its season with a 47-42 loss to Northwest.
Nandia Smith paced the Lady Hornets with 17 points.
Senior Breeona Cannon, in her final game in an Azle uniform, added 11 points
Savannah Johnson scored 7 and Bailey Natusch added 4 points.… Read the rest

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Pin ‘em, Azle!

February 15, 2017
Pin ‘em, Azle!

Good luck at the regional tourney!

On to state!

All photos by Mark K. Campbell but girls’ team by Monica Allen… Read the rest

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Signing Day 2017

February 8, 2017
Signing Day 2017

Five Azle Hornets will continue their athletic careers in college after inking on Signing Day Feb. 1.
Four will play football, three with the same team.
Chase Slack, Alex Quevedo, and Kole Taylor (center to far right) will play for the University of Central Oklahoma. Dylan Gibson (second from left) is bound for the Southern Arkansas gridiron. One Hornet, Austin Berglund (left), signed to play baseball. He will hit the diamond for Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Azle High swim season ends at regional

February 8, 2017
Azle High swim season ends at regional

The 2017 Azle Swim Team: (front, l-r) Teddie Cole, manager Kristina Perryman, Rebekah Riley, Journey Bowman, Emma Ritchmond; (back) Stella Yanda, Jack Korotkrax, Taylor Bresnahan, Bao Tu Pham, Ricky Trapp, Brian Hasler, coach Steve Griffin, Miguel Gonzalez-Briones, Jason Phillips, Brionna Longbrake, Katelyn McMullen.

Hasler, Bresnahan place in multiple events

by Mark K. Campbell
Several Azle High School athletes reached the regional meet; however, none will advance to state.
Still, Azle impressed in several events, including lowering times often.
Two AHS swimmers placed in a pair of separate events, prompting coach Steve Griffin to say it was the first time he had had two athletes place twice.… Read the rest

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Hornets defeat Eaton

February 8, 2017
Hornets defeat Eaton

Spence Wendell (3) pressures a visiting Brewer Bear at the AHS gym Feb. 3. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The AHS boys’ basketball team won one 6-5A game and lost another.
Azle took down Northwest Eaton Jan. 31 on the road, 36-31.
Trevor Cameron led the Hornets in scoring with 8 points.
Zack Kent had a strong game with 7 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
CJ Overstreet netted 6 points and grabbed 5 boards. Dylan Flynn added 5 points.
Back home against Brewer, the Bears beat the Hornets 57-36.
Cameron again paced Azle scorers, this time with 13 points.
Flynn scored 9 and added 5 rebounds.… Read the rest

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Hoops ladies win twice

February 8, 2017
Hoops ladies win twice

Lady Hornet Autumn Johnson and her teammates beat Eaton and Brewer in 6-5A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Lady Hornet basketball team is kicking as the season’s end nears.
Azle (4-7 in district) beat Northwest Eaton and Brewer.
On the road at Eaton Jan. 31, AHS used a big second half to win a low scoring game, 36-31.
Naudia Smith had the hot hand, scoring a team-high 16 points.
On Feb. 3, Azle again rallied from a 1-point halftime deficit to win, beating Brewer 55-47.
Savannah Johnson turned in a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Smith scored 13 points and Breeona Cannon added 12.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets get points via PKs

February 8, 2017

Azle’s girls’ soccer team picked up points thanks to winning in penalty kicks.
The Lady Hornets tied Saginaw Chisholm Trail 1-1 then took the win thanks to a successful kick by Taylor Forsythe.
That game was followed by a 3-1 loss to Aledo.
Scoring for Azle (10-3-1, 1-2-1) was Marisah Mata off a corner kick from Forsythe.
The boys (4-6-2, 0-2-1) lost to the Bearcats.
Next, the squads faced Eaton (Feb. 7) with the girls at home and the boys at the Northwest school (results not available at press time).
On Valentine’s Day, the Hornets will host Brewer and the girls will head to Northwest.… Read the rest

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