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Hornets champions of Aledo tournament

January 21, 2015
Hornets champions of Aledo tournament

The Most Valuable Player of the Aledo tournament, Azle’s Javier Mejia (15), is about to fire a shot past an Aledo Bearcat. The Hornets did not allow a goal while taking the top trophy. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle, undefeated, wins both tourneys this season

by Mark K. Campbell
Another tournament, another title.
The latest addition to the Azle High School trophy case was claimed by the Hornet soccer varsity with a victory in an Aledo tourney.… Read the rest

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Hoops girls end first round of 5-5A second

January 21, 2015
Hoops girls end first round of 5-5A second

Payton Berger scored 19 points in Azle’s loss at state-ranked Wichita Falls Rider. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

A 46-22 victory over Brewer Jan. 13 set up a battle between two state-ranked girls basketball teams at Wichita Falls Jan. 16.
Against Brewer Jan. 13, Payton Berger led with 15 points and 7 rebounds; Taylor Fulfer scored 14.
That home win made the final game of first round of 5-5A play for first place against then No. 9  Rider.… Read the rest

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College Signees

January 21, 2015
College Signees

Surrounded by her Azle teammates, Lady Hornet Sarah Brown signs a letter of intent to play softball for Seminole State College in Oklahoma.

Azle’s Trevor Boiles inks to play baseball at North Central Texas College. With him are Juliann Boiles (seated) and (back, l-r) Ronnie Boiles, Stacey Boiles, AHS Coach Anthony Barron, and NCTC Coach Scott Harp.

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Rider tops Azle

January 21, 2015

A trip to Wichita Falls to face Rider was a tough one for the Hornet hoops squad.
With scoring and turnover woes, Azle lost 77-28 in the 5-5A clash.
Rider, state ranked at No. 23 in 5A, rushed out to a 20-3 first quarter lead and did not look back.
AHS shot just 26 percent while the Raiders nailed 60 percent of its field goals and 7 more 3-pointers. Azle shot just 5 free throws, making 1.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers pin down more mat victories

January 21, 2015
Wrestlers pin down more mat victories

Azle competes in Vernon

The Azle High School wrestling teams ventured northwest to compete in the Red River Tournament in Vernon.
The Lady Hornets finished as runner-ups in the team competition, beating out 10 other squads. Six AHS girls placed.
The boys finished fourth out of 18 teams with six Hornets placing.
The girls were led by a pair of gold medal winners – Lauren Dale at 136 pounds and Hali Davis at 110.… Read the rest

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Azle Soccer

January 21, 2015
Azle Soccer

The final tournament of the season sent Azle squads to Aledo for the 9th Annual Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions Jan. 15-17. Enjoying fine weather, the boys won the event. Hornet Nathan Mejia (8) heads a ball away from a Bearcat defender. Lady Hornet Taylor Forsythe (3) controls a ball in AHS’ contest against Dumas. Moving around a Demonette is Azle’s Sam Derda (19). Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

January 14, 2015
Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

It’s action packed in the box as Azle scores again against Weatherford. Battling Kangaroos are Hornets (l-r) Austin Fugate, Brandon Marquez, and Grant Mendell (6). AHS won its own tourney. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle squads shine in frigid matches at Hornet Field

by Mark K. Campbell
It was mighty cold for the annual Azle soccer tournament – so cold that some matches planned for Friday were moved to Saturday.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornet hoops wins again, rise in rankings

January 14, 2015
Lady Hornet hoops wins again, rise in rankings

Azle’s Valarie Matlock races away from a Saginaw Chisholm Trail defender during AHS’ blowout victory at home Jan. 7. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Two more wins and more love from statewide basketball polling groups.
Azle (17-2, 3-1) bashed visiting Saginaw Chisholm Trail then won on the road in Denton.
Azle is now ranked No. 16 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association and No. 17 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches polls.… Read the rest

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Hornets earn OT victory

January 14, 2015
Hornets earn OT victory

Hornet Trey Ramos waits for a leaping Chisholm Trail Ranger to come down before putting up his shot under the basket. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The basketball Hornets collected their first 5-5A victory at home in a overtime thriller against Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
Azle (1-2 in district) won the first two quarters against the Rangers, but the visitors had pulled even as regulation ended.… Read the rest

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Ladies claim duals title

January 14, 2015
Ladies claim duals title

At Saginaw Jan. 8, Hollie Taylor (top) has a Lady Rider in trouble. She won her match, helping Azle lock up the girls dual crown. Taylor also won her division at the Heard Memorial tourney. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle hosts 1st Heard Memorial tourney

by Mark K. Campbell
A victorious effort and a moving tournament highlighted the Azle wrestling teams’ week.… Read the rest

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