Road win over Rider clinches championship
by Mark K. Campbell
That’s the title the Lady Hornet softball team locked up a game before the end of district play.
This 2014 Azle (27-5, 13-1) squad is already one of the best ever.
An 8-0 blanking of Wichita Falls Rider cliched the 5-4A crown April 15.… Read the rest
It could still happen.
The baseball Hornets need some help, but the postseason remains a possibility.
Azle (10-16-1, 5-7) can achieve a play-in for the playoffs with a Brewer win over Lake Dallas April 22 (results not available at press time).… Read the rest
The dream of all high school athletes – competing in Austin at the state track meet – is one step away.
That’s true for 14 Azle High School runners, throwers, vaulters, and jumpers.
But that last step – the regional meet – is a doozy.
Another AHS athlete was added to the Region I event set for April 25-26 at McMurry University in Abilene.… Read the rest
Davidson helps SHSU to first Div. I championship
Azle High School graduate Kimi Davidson was a vital cog in the success of Sam Houston State University winning its first-ever Division I NCAA national title.
Davidson, an SHSU senior, helped the Bearkats beat Nebraska in bowling.
With a strike in her final frame of the fifth game, Davidson’s perfect ball provided the difference in a 205-191 win.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
When the dust had settled at Little Elm High School April 7-8, regional qualifiers out of 5-4A had been determined.
And 14 of them hailed from Azle.
A top 2 finish was necessary to move on to the Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University April 25-26. Competing there for Azle will be a few district champions.… Read the rest
Brewer would be a tough foe, Lady Hornet softball coach Tracy Tadlock knew.
And playing at White Settlement amped up the April 11 game – especially since Azle (25-5, 11-1) had won the first meeting between the two state-ranked squads.
AHS led Brewer twice on the windy evening, only to see the Lady Bears claw back.
BHS even managed to overcome a 3-run Azle spurt in the top of the tenth inning to tie the contest again, at 5-5.… Read the rest
A pair of one-run losses roughed up the Hornet baseball team’s playoff chances.
Azle (8-16-1, 3-7) fell to Wichita Falls at home 5-4 on April 8.
The Hornets kept the Coyotes in sight, but AHS never led in the game.
Trey Ramos continued his fine season with 2 hits in 4 at bats.
Trevor Boiles also collected 2 hits and he batted home 2 teammates.… Read the rest
Both Azle High School squads reached the postseason and earned a slew of 12-4A honors afterward.
The girls placed 9 athletes on the All-District list, including one Lady Hornet who earned a “superlative” – a top honor.
That was Hayleigh Aaron who was picked as the district’s Midfielder of the Year.
Three other girls were chosen First Team: Paige Fugate, Kaycee Moore, and Morgan Prentice.… Read the rest