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Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

May 20, 2015
Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

Lady Hornet pitcher Makenzi Harris got the win in the vital regional quarterfinal finale against Birdville, pitching a complete game. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Another comeback meant another celebration for the Lady Hornet softball team, now No. 3 in Texas in 5A. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Outfielder Valarie Matlock corrals a long fly ball in the Birdville playoff series. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Logan Graham delivered the big hit in a crucial game three to help Azle advance. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

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Scarbro Signs

May 20, 2015
Scarbro Signs

Reigning state wrestling champion Justin Scarbro signs to continue his career with McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. With him are parents Lisa and Jason Scarbro.

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Wrestlers vie in state tournament

May 20, 2015

Several are All-American

Azle High School wrestling coach Chris Allen said the freestyle/Greco-Roman season ended with several Azle athletes shining.
Two girls – Ruby Ariosa and Lauren Dale – placed second and third, respectively, to earn berths on Team Texas’ national team that will compete in Fargo, North Dakota.
The duo will vie in the Junior division while fellow Lady Hornet Hail Davis won the Cadet division and punched her ticket, too.… Read the rest

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Azle rallies to snatch away Area in 3 games

May 13, 2015
Azle rallies to snatch away Area in 3 games

by Mark K. Campbell
Whew, that was a close one.
The softball Lady Hornets recovered from a game one loss to Burleson Centennial in the opening contest of the Area round and won the series 2-1.
But it didn’t come easy until very late.
Azle (27-3) lost game one 2-1. Both clubs left runners on base, missing chances to score.
It happened to AHS early when Bailee Carter slipped on the field turf at Kennedale High School rounding third in the first inning and was tagged out.… Read the rest

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Summer sports camps start June 2

May 13, 2015

Summer sports camps are registering now.
Things begin with a baseball camp. On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
Also on June 2-5, soccer is set for four sessions:… Read the rest

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Black Belt Scholarship

May 13, 2015
Black Belt Scholarship

Jed Davis (center), an AHS senior and 3rd degree black belt, earned the Presidential Honors Scholarship from Tyler Junior College. With him are (left) TJC Dean of Students Dr. Dometrius Hill and Azle Martial Arts Chief Instructor Don May.

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Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

May 6, 2015
Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

Lady Hornet Sarah Brown is all smiles as she rounds the bases after blasting a ball well over the left field fence in Azle’s first game bi-district victory over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Home runs and a perfect game spelled doom for Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in bi-district play.
Azle (25-2) scored early and often, run-ruling the Lady Eagles in two playoff games.… Read the rest

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Track year over for Azle

May 6, 2015

The 2015 track season officially ended in Lubbock May 1-2.
Katy O’Dell and Brooke Smith turned in top performances, both bronzes.
O’Dell threw the discus 115 feet, 3 inches and Smith pole vaulted 10-6.
Ayden Thompson reached the finals in the 300 hurdles at the Texas Tech track; she finished eighth in 15.17 seconds.
Kaylie Peters took eighth in high jump, clearing 5-2.
Hornet hurdlers Conrad Reinhard and Trey Ramos missed the finals in their 110 and 300 distances, respectively.… Read the rest

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Baseball season over for Hornets

May 6, 2015

The Azle High School baseball team got some solid pitching this season.
But the bats never really came around and the Hornets missed the postseason.
Coach Anthony Barron said, “Our pitching was outstanding this season. It’s tough getting beat by just one or a couple of runs.”
That was the case several times in District 5-5A play – including a 2-0 loss at Boswell April 30.… Read the rest

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Azle Christian in the Playoffs

May 6, 2015
Azle Christian in the Playoffs

Azle Christian School Crusader Jacob Clark is safe at third base in ACS’ home playoff game May 1. The Crusaders won state championships three years in a row, from 2009-2011. This season, Azle Christian advanced to the state tournament in Springtown; after a May 4 loss, ACS played for third place the next day (results not available at press time). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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