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Subvarsities face road trips

December 17, 2014

The junior varsity Lady Hornets lost to Mansfield, 35-31 Dec. 9.
Leading in scoring for the AHS JV were Logan Graham with 7 points and Allison Thompson with 5.
Three Azle athletes added 4 points each – Rachel Wood, Macie Strickland, and Breeona Cannon.
The freshmen girls out-scored their Mansfield counterparts 49-43.
Macey Hicks and Maria Parkinson reached double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers qualify for district duals with victories

December 17, 2014
Wrestlers qualify for district duals with victories

by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornet wrestling squads have been busy.
Both qualified for the district duals with team wins at the quad meet hosted by Boswell  Dec. 11.
The boys team beat the hosts 52-21, Birdville 60-20, and Saginaw Chisholm Trail 48-24.… Read the rest

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Young wrestlers excel at home tourney

December 17, 2014

The annual Azle youth wrestling tournament brought hundreds of young athletes from all over Texas here.
These were the top local performers at the tourney.
Three young athletes won their weight classes: Barret Gilbreath, Danny Laver, and Jewell Lively.
Finishing as runners-up were Kelton Schott and Harley Stringer.
Five took third place: Rome Ewell, Landen Buchanan, Breton Estes, Cole Hunt, and Easton Clearwater.
Finishing fourth in the event were Lincoln Berg, Nathaniel Brookbank, Brandon Cavender, Gabriel Laver, and Avery Dale.… Read the rest

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Azle falls on the road

December 17, 2014
Azle falls on the road

The Hornet basketball team posted a close first quarter on the road at Lake Dallas Dec. 9.
But Azle eventually fell 61-36.
AHS and the hosts finished the first eight minutes with the Falcons ahead by a slim 2 points, 15-13.
But Lake Dallas pulled away in latter periods.
Azle was led by Jamie King’s 13 points in just 8 minutes of play. His 4 rebounds led the Hornets, too.… Read the rest

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Ladies beat Mansfield, rise in state rankings

December 17, 2014
Ladies beat Mansfield, rise in state rankings

5-5A play looms with Azle a favorite

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornets keep winning on the hardwood – and rising in the state basketball rankings.
Azle (10-1) defeated 6A Mansfield 46-32 Dec. 9 on the road.
That victory impressed Texas Association of Basketball Coaches pollsters enough to move AHS up to No. 13 in the state in 5A.
The Texas Girls Coaches Association has the Lady Hornets pegged at No. 18.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets win Brewer tourney

December 10, 2014
Lady Hornets win Brewer tourney

By Mark K. Campbell
The state ranked Lady Hornet basketball team – now up to No. 17 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 5A poll – continues to impress.
Azle (9-1) won the Brewer tournament Dec. 4-6, taking down all four challengers.
AHS began early, running away from Everman 57-27 at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4.
Winning the third quarter 23-8 dashed the Lady Bulldogs.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers dominate Springtown at home

December 10, 2014
Wrestlers dominate Springtown at home

This year’s wrestling season is well underway and Azle High School’s young team is improving weekly.
On Dec. 4, AHS hosted Springtown. Azle Coach Chris Allen said Arlington Seguin was also supposed to come, too, but was double scheduled. “That was disappointing for our girls since they did not get to compete,” he said.
The boys varsity and JV did face Porcupines and the Hornets won almost every bout – 21 of 28.… Read the rest

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Hoops Hornets top Porcupines

December 10, 2014
Hoops Hornets top Porcupines

The first win of the season for the Azle High School basketball team came at Springtown Dec. 2.
In the back and forth contest, the Hornets pulled ahead in the final period to win 66-63.
It was the first game back for the football players; however, few played.… Read the rest

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AHS swim team vies in Wichita Falls

December 10, 2014

Coach Steve Griffin took the Azle High School swim team to the Wichita Falls Challenge.
AHS’ leading point winners were Jordan Gill and Maria Mercado in boys and girls, respectively.
Right behind with 15 points were Hornet Alex Bridge and Lady Hornet Chloe Ritchmond.
Both Mercado and Ritchmond are freshmen.
A slew of AHS competitors set personal bests.
Lady Hornets improving were Abigail Kortokrax (50 freestyle), Madison Olmo (individual medley), Isabella Winchester (back stroke), Hadassah Marquart (50 free), and Ritchmond (IM and breast stroke).… Read the rest

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Azle Christian wins hoops opener

December 10, 2014

The 2014-15 Azle Christian School basketball season began with a thrilling 53-51 victory over Weatherford Express.
ACS Coach Robert Hale said, “It was a whale of a game.”
With the game tied at 51 in the waning seconds, Jay Parsons, a junior who has never played basketball, passed to Jeremiah Carlson who scored the winning bucket.
Making the victory impressive, Hale said, was that most of his athletes had come straight from winning the state football title.… Read the rest

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