by Mark K. Campbell
It was windy and wet at Yellow Jacket Stadium Sept. 12 when Azle (3-0) ventured to Cleburne for the final non-district contest of the year.
The Hornets won, 24-17, scoring all its points in the second quarter.
So, AHS reached the open week before 5-5A play begins with a perfect mark.… Read the rest
District play began with a formidable foe in Wichita Falls Rider.
Azle (18-8, 0-1) had earlier closed out its non-district slate with a 3-0 sweep of Grandview at the AHS gym.
Winning 25-23, 25-23, 25-12, the Lady Hornets collected 30 kills including 8 from Zoe Estabrook, 6 from Chandler Arnold and 5 from Brooke Smith and Kaitlyn Ford.
Smith had a superior match with a team-leading 6 aces and 21 assists.… Read the rest
The Azle High School boys cross country team has pretty much let all the other District 5-5A teams know that they are vying for second place.
Azle finished second in a Brewer-sponsored meet Sept. 12, trailing only 6A Northwest.
When it came to other district competitors, the Hornets nearest rival was Wichita Falls Rider almost 100 points behind.
Every 5-5A team was in White Settlement so they surely saw the writing on the wall – on the same course the district meet will be competed on.… Read the rest
One football contestant pulled off a remarkable feat: Not only did Bobby Boyd go 12-0 in the contest, but he also got the tie-breaker of Azle 24, Cleburne 17 (41) exactly right.
That is perfection and earned Boyd $20.
Boyd’s rare effort was a bummer for Kyle Betz who also went 12-for-12. However, his tie-breaker of 79 was too high so he settled for the $10 second place check.… Read the rest
The subvarsity football teams handled rivals in week three of play.
The JV White beat Saginaw 28-22.
The AHS JV D was led by Jordan Cartwright and Travis Dunn who “bring it every game,” coaches recalled. Paul Livingston also earned kudos.
A major reason for the Azle victory, coaches noted was the play of the “Delta Force,” the kickoff team; the unit recovered 3 balls in the game.… Read the rest
It was windy and moist at Yellow Jacket Stadium where Azle defeated Cleburne 24-17 Sept. 12. In action are: (clockwise from upper left) the defense swarms a Jacket runner as Garrett Tidwell (48) latches on with help coming from Marshall Gilbreath (44) and Sean Townsend (32); Clayton Wilkinson (24) tries to escape a tackler; Trey Ramos (5) and Wilkinson bring down a Cleburne rusher. Photos courtesy Bill O’Connor… Read the rest
While the Hornet football team is garnering attention, the road warrior Lady Hornet volleyball team is putting together an exceptional season.
Azle (17-7) swept two 5A teams, Cleburne and Crowley, as district play looms.
At the Cleburne gym, AHS won 25-23, 25-18, 25-16. In the first set, Hannah Boyd’s 5 kills and 15 blocks led the way.
Game 2 saw Boyd kill 4 more while Brooke Smith and Natalie Smith dug out 5 balls each.… Read the rest
Azle Christian School (2-0) routinely trounces fellow private school football teams.
Now the highly-rated six-man Crusaders have dropped a pair of public school teams.
The latest victim was Savoy, 67-22 – once again, ACS kicked in the “mercy rule” by taking a 45-point lead; this time it came in the fourth quarter.
QB Joey Rosamond had another superior evening.
He hit 20-of-32 passes for 321 yards and a stunning 8 touchdowns.… Read the rest