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Azle wrestlers compete in elite tournaments

May 25, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
While the UIL wrestling season ended back in February, local athletes continue to compete – often in high profile tournaments.
Four veteran Lady Hornets – Lauren Dale, Hali Davis, Alexis Hanna, and Triniti Smith – squared off with talented rivals at the Body Bar Nationals.
Dale vied in the Junior Division that was comprised by more than half with college-age athletes battling for spots on the national team.
In her first time in that category, the AHS incoming senior went 2-2, losing only to a world team member from Missouri Valley College and a sophomore at Oklahoma City University.… Read the rest

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Malone top bull rider

May 25, 2016
Malone top bull rider

Azle rodeo competitors Austen Malone and Kylee Scribner took honors at a finals event.

Senior also wins a scholarship

At the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Fort Worth, two Azle High School athletes shone.
Bull rider Austen Malone took second in the second go-round with a ride scored 78.
For the season, he was crowned at the NTHSRA bull rider champion.
The senior also was awarded the Martha Bennet Scholarship worth $1,000.
Kylee Scribner, a freshman, turned in the fastest times in barrels and poles at the Will Rogers arena finals races.
She won the second go-round in each event.… Read the rest

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Baseball players earn postseason accolades

May 25, 2016
Baseball players earn postseason accolades

 

Donny Nay was not only a First Team All-District selection but was the AHS team MVP. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


Several Hornet baseball players were lauded for the play during the 2016 season.
Two Azle athletes were named First Team All-District in 5-5A.
Second baseman Donny Nay and Pitcher Slade Dinkins earned ultimate kudos from district coaches.
Five more Hornets landed on the Honorable Mention list: catcher Zachary Edwards; first baseman Jon Mark Castillo; outfielder Sean Townsend; third baseman Shane Drolet; and pitcher Devon Oliver.
Seven AHS athletes were named 5-5A Academic All-District: Dylan Flynn, Alex Newton, Trent Creacy, Trey Ramos, Oliver, Nay, and Drolet.… Read the rest

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Camps begin June 1 at AHS

May 25, 2016
Camps begin June 1 at AHS

Campers learn sports skills at an early age when getting instruction from experienced Azle coaches. And it’s fun, too. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When June arrives, so do a variety of camps as well as a Performance Course for Azle youth.
Things kick off with a June 1-3 boys basketball “team camp” that runs from June 1-3 for $75 with sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 for incoming 10-12 graders.
Three camps are slated for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member.… Read the rest

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Spring Football Ending

May 25, 2016
Spring Football Ending

Spring football will end Thursday, May 26 with an extended practice and a scrimmage from 3:45-5:30 p.m., coach Devon Dorris said. Photos by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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Seals top QB again

May 18, 2016
Seals top QB again

 

Azle freshman bests seniors from Louisiana and Georgia to win

Incoming Azle High School freshman quarterback Ken Seals picked up more competition honors in recent outings.
The Hornet won a pair of events.
He was tops in the National Underclassmen division and was the overall champion in grades 8-12 in Desoto.
In the invitation-only NUC 3-Kings QB event, Seals competed against other quarterbacks from Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Texas.
Soon the athletes were whittled down to a trio – seniors from Louisiana and Georgia and Seals.
The competition came down to the final event which happens to be Seals’ specialty – the long throw.… Read the rest

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Oklahoma Standout

May 18, 2016
Oklahoma Standout

Jacob Spencer, a former Hornet, was the lone Southwest Christian University player to earn First Team All-Sooner Athletic Conference. The junior went 7-0 with one save in 53.1 innings. With an ERA of 1.35, batters hit just .176 against the lefthander.

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Azle lands 10 on softball All-District list

May 18, 2016
Azle lands 10 on softball All-District list

These three Lady Hornets earned special district recognition – called superlatives – from 5-5A softball coaches. Samantha Bradley was the Pitcher of the Year; Bailee Carter  was named the Offensive Player of the Year; Kaitlyn Harris  was picked as the Catcher of the Year. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Ten softball Lady Hornets were lauded by 5-5A coaches for their district play.
A trio of Azle athletes landed superlatives – unique honors in 5-5A.
Veteran pitcher Samantha Bradley was picked as the Pitcher of the Year.
The senior posted an 8-1 record in district – 18-6 for the season – with an ERA of 1.268 while striking out 233 hitters.… Read the rest

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Youth summer camps locked in at Azle HS

May 18, 2016
Youth summer camps locked in at Azle HS

Young wrestlers face off at last year’s camp led by head coaches Chris and Monica Allen. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Camps and a Performance Course can keep Azle youth busy beginning in June.
Things kick off with a June 1-3 boys basketball “team camp” that runs from June 1-3 for $75 with sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 for incoming 10-12 graders.
Three camps are slated for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member.… Read the rest

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Aledo ends Lady Hornet softball season again

May 11, 2016
Aledo ends Lady Hornet softball season again

Action from the opening Area round game against Aledo on May 6:Azle third baseman Miranda Longbrake tags out a Ladycat on a throw from right fielder Sammi Tittle; Lady Hornet Logan Graham dives safely back into third; AHS second baseman Rayne Cottle catches an infield pop with shortstop Bailee Carter near. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Azle year over in Area round

by Mark K. Campbell
For the third consecutive year, Aledo eliminated Azle from the softball postseasson.
The Lady Hornets (29-8) lost the best-of-three series 0-2 at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School May 6-7.
After scoring a run in the first inning of the first game, Azle would not cross the plate again, falling to the Ladycats 5-1 and 1-0.… Read the rest

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