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Winning!

February 25, 2015
Winning!

Two gold medals plus another pair as well as an Area hoops trophy!

Lauren Dale was perfect at state wrestling and so was Justin Scarbro . The Lady Hornet basketball team won its second playoff game! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Hornet nation!

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AHS soccer in 5-5A race

February 25, 2015
AHS soccer in 5-5A race

Meghan McNew controls a ball. She had two assists in Azle’s victory over Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Both Azle soccer teams remain in the midst of the 5-5A race.
The girls defeated Boswell 3-0 to move to 4-2-2 in district play.
In the victory, the Lady Hornets got goals from Lauren Harvick, Joyce Houng, and Kaycee Moore.
Meagan McNew had assists on the first two scores.… Read the rest

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Track season dodges weather

February 25, 2015

Most Azle High School teams suffered with some testy weather.
But not the track teams. A truncated meet at Byron Nelson was conducted in nice weather.
No team points were kept among the 11 squads, girls Coach Melody Dennis said.
“We competed better than I anticipated and most of our relays scored points,” she said.
A Lady Hornet mile relay team of Karly Thomas, Kaylie Peters, Ayden Thomason, and Brooke Smith finished second in 4 minutes, 20.19 seconds.… Read the rest

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Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

February 25, 2015
Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

Second baseman Rebekah Teel records the first out of the season at Brock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Once again the Lady Hornet softball team won the Brock tournament.
And it was no contest.
Azle (6-0) demolished all six teams it faced – by a combined score of a whopping 85-1.
Yes, 85-1.
The season began with AHS piling up 16 runs in the first inning against Paradise; Azle won, 25-0.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

February 25, 2015
Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

Lady Hornet Taylor Fulfer works the ball downcourt; she scored eight points in the win. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
For the first time in decades, an Azle girls basketball team has won two postseason games.
The Lady Hornets (25-5) used a big third period – 20 points – to put some distance between them and Burleson.… Read the rest

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Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

February 25, 2015
Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

An official at the state wrestling tournament proclaims Lady Hornet Lauren Dale as the champion; with her gold medal, she became the third Azle High School girl to win the highest accolade. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Davis 3rd, Ariosa 5th at state tournament

By Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling team turned in another first at the state meet in Garland Feb. 20-21.… Read the rest

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What a weekend!

February 25, 2015
What a weekend!

Well, what a Thursday-Saturday! On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Lady Hornet softball team began a tournament in Brock where Azle would go 6-0 and win by a combined score of 85-1. That effort shot AHS up to No. 2 in the state in 5A. On Friday, the Lady Hornet basketball team defeated Burleson in the Area round – the first time a girls hoops team had won two playoff games in decades. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class.

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Basketball ladies topple Lake Dallas in bi-district thriller at Northwest HS, 43-42

February 18, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
The basketball Lady Hornets repeated last year’s playoff feat of winning bi-district.
Azle (24-5) won a back-and-forth battle with Lake Dallas 43-42 at the Northwest High School gym Feb. 16.
AHS Coach Mitzi Marquart said, “It was a game of runs. They would get up a few and we would catch up.”
One Azle 8-0 run in the third quarter reeled the Lady Falcons in after they had peeled off a 7-0 spurt.… Read the rest

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Nine wrestlers qualify for state tournament

February 18, 2015
Nine wrestlers qualify for state tournament

by Mark K. Campbell
With nine qualifiers – three of them regional champions – and four alternates, Azle will once again have an impressive presence at the annual state wrestling tournament.
At Frisco’s Liberty High School Feb. 13-14, Coaches Chris and Monica Allen saw a trio of Lady Hornets and five boys reach the semifinals.
The three girls advanced and won gold: junior Ruby Ariosa (102 pounds), freshman Hali Davis (110), and sophomore Lauren Dale (138).… Read the rest

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Softball girls thump Ennis

February 18, 2015
Softball girls thump Ennis

Azle now No. 4 in the state

Azle High School softball Coach Tracy Tadlock said he had arranged for his Lady Hornets to play some tough games early.
He proved that by inviting state-ranked Ennis to the AHS diamond for a scrimmage.
Azle won big, 18-5, inspiring the Texas Girls Coaches Association to move the Lady Hornets all the way up to No. 4 in the 5A poll.… Read the rest

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