RSSSports

Delving into Azle’s football history an iffy affair

June 21, 2017
Delving into Azle’s football history an iffy affair

The Hornet team that tallied the most victories, 11, in Azle history was the 2014 squad that won district and two playoff games. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Especially when it’s online

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
History is tricky.
Recent events are easy to uncover in this age of digital preservation.
But go back a few decades and discovering specific facts becomes more daunting.
Documents that can verify statements are not always easy to come by.
High school annuals can be a wealth of information – if you can find one and/or it has what you’re looking for in it.
Websites, even if lovingly tended and researched, are questionable.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

All-State Second Baseman

June 21, 2017
All-State Second Baseman

Accolades continue for Hornet Ryan Lehr. Last month, the junior was named the district Newcomer of the Year. Now Lehr has been chosen as a First Team 5A All-State second baseman. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading

Camps don’t resume until July

June 21, 2017

While summer sports camps are taking a few weeks off, other options are available for local youth.
The cross country training class continues through July 4.
Runners headed for grades 5-8 train Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Also ongoing is the annual Performance Course at the AHS campus.
The sports camp season resumes with an elite volleyball camp July 13-15. Eligible campers are entering grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year.
The next week, an Azle coach-run volleyball camp arrives July 17-20.
Three sessions of girls’ basketball are slated for July 24-27, ranging from incoming grades 1-9.
The final camp of the summer is again youth football with a pair of sessions planned for Aug.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Summer Camp Fun!

June 14, 2017
Summer Camp Fun!

Scores of Azle youth enjoyed learning and sharpening athletic skills at the annual summer sports camps – including tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, and boys’ basketball. The next camp does not arrive until mid-July, a pair of volleyball camps. Those will be followed by girls’ basketball and, in early August, youth football. Photos by Mark K.
Campbell… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Top athletes at Azle Elementary named

June 7, 2017
Top athletes at Azle Elementary named

Azle Elementary School’s sixth grade Athletes of the Year (top, l-r) were Ashlyn Norton and Luke Olmstead. The top fifth graders (bottom, l-r) were Landri Seward and Cole Webb.

Annual physical fitness program conducted for 32nd consecutive year

by Mark K. Campbell
For the 32nd year in a row, youth a Azle Elementary went through the Presidential Fitness Award program.
Two boys broke records this year, setting new fitness standards at AE: Grant Tune did 40 pull-ups and Denim Fields 80 sit-ups.
“Those are the top scores at The Rock,” coach David Slininger said. “Amazing!”
The students named Athlete of the Year for sixth grade had their names inscribed on a plaque that stays at Azle Elementary.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Three camps loom

June 7, 2017

It’s another big week for summer sports camps.
Three more are slated for June 12-15 at AHS.
Grades are for incoming students for next school year.

Softball
Session I – grades 2-6
8-10 a.m.
Session II – grades 7-9
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$65

Baseball
Grades 2-9
9 a.m.-noon
$60
$40 for each additional
family member

Soccer
Session I – grade 1,
3:30-4:15 p.m.
$35
$20 for each additional
family member
Session II – grades 2-6
4:30-5:45
$45
$35 for each additional
family member
Session III – 7-9
6-7:50 p.m.
$55
$45 for each additional
family member

A cross country training class began June 7 and runs through July 4.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Wrestling Camp

June 7, 2017
Wrestling Camp

Azle is the home of an exceptional youth wrestling program as well as a stellar one at the high school level. So it’s no surprise that scores of local youth poured into the Azle High School wrestling room on June 6 for the annual camp run by the successful husband-wife AHS coaching team of Chris and Monica Allen. From learning the basics to being fit for the sport, future high school greats may have made strides toward a state championship this week on the AHS mats. Photos by Mark K.
Campbell… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Cowgirls vie in HS rodeo Finals

May 31, 2017

Kavanaugh, Scribner pace Azle squad in last rodeo

by Mark K. Campbell
The last North Texas High School Rodeo Association event for the 2016-17 season saw a pair of Lady Hornets vie.
Both Bailey Kavanaugh and Kylee Scribner competed in barrel racing and pole bending at Alvarado’s Shepard Valley Cowboy Church arena.
In barrels, Kavanaugh finished fifth overall with 731 points.
She collected 19 on her first go-round and 25 in her second, finishing with 42 points, fifth.
Scribner ended up 11th overall, gathering 49 points in her first go-round; for the year, she tallied 444 points.
In pole bending, Kavanaugh took sixth overall with 550 points.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Two Azle youth state champions

May 31, 2017
Two Azle youth state champions

Azle High School head wrestling coach Chris Allen congratulates state champs MJ Turdo (left) and Jet Thomas.

A pair of Lady Hornets also champs, headed to nationals

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle, already a bastion of high school wrestling, collected more accolades in that realm – as did two much younger athletes.
AHS coach Chris Allen said the freestyle/Greco-Roman ended in May with many local wrestlers shining.
Two young boys became state freestyle champions – Jet Thomas and MJ Turdo.
In girls freestyle at state, three AHS Lady Hornets qualified for the national team that will compete in Fargo – a locale that Azle annually sends female athletes to.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Baseball Trio Signs to Play in College

May 31, 2017
Baseball Trio Signs to Play in College

On May 23, a trio of Hornets signed letters to continue their baseball careers at the next level: (l-r) Max Miller will play for the University of Texas at Dallas; Tyler Ruelas is headed for St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma; Tyler Lehr is bound for Ranger (Texas) College. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading