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Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

August 26, 2015
Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

Lady Hornet Juliann Boiles (7) pounds a winner past a West Victoria blocker. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball varsity played it second tournament of the 2015 season at Northwest.
There, Azle opened with pool play against Flower Mound (25-18, 25-23), Canyon Randall (11-25, 19-25), and Midlothian (19-25, 10-25).
In the victory against Flower Mound, five different Lady Hornets posted 2 kills apiece – Hannah Walker, Kaitlyn Ford, Logan Graham, Megan Bagwell, and Sarah Campoli.
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Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

August 26, 2015
Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

Azle Head Football Coach Devon Dorris is entering his sixth season leading the Hornets. Here in his office, he studies film and plots game plans. That trophy in the back left? That’s the gold football won by the 2014 Hornets at the Dale Hansen Classic; Azle plays in the event again, Sept. 5, against Waxahachie. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Dorris says that an undefeated team in District 5-5A unlikely
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The Pads Are On!

August 19, 2015
The Pads Are On!

Big heat and pads – that’s two-a-day football practices in Texas and Azle.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Ladies tangle with tourney rivals

August 19, 2015

By Mark K. Campbell
The first tournament of the season sent the Lady Hornet varsity volleyball team to the Denton Ryan Classic.
Azle (2-4) got in a slew of matches in the event.
The Lady Hornets tumbled to Glen Rose (21-25, 25-15, 22-25, 15-25) and Celina (19-25, 13-25, 14-25).
Later, AHS faced a trio of squads, bringing the tourney total to five contests.
Azle defeated Lubbock Monterey, sweeping to a 25-8, 25-15, 25-20 victory.
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V’ball splits 2015 openers

August 12, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball team opened the 2015 season at Decatur with a pair of matches against the hosts and Joshua.
Azle (1-1) fell in three games to Decatur – the 4A defending state champs and state-ranked this season – then swept the Lady Owls.
In that latter contest, AHS won 25-22, 25-23, 25-14.
Earlier, the Lady Hornets had prepared with two-a-day practices and a flurry of scrimmages.
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Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

August 12, 2015
Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

Cross country runners train on the AHS track Aug. 11. The first race is Aug. 28 at Haltom. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
A long stretch of rainless days combined with several consecutive 100 degree days – including two 106 scorchers back to back – has not deterred the 2015 cross country teams.
Once again, the boys’ squad will be coached by Keith Boenisch and veteran Melody Dennis will direct the Lady Hornets. Last season, the varsity Hornets won district and the girls finished third; both advanced to the regional meet.
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Football 2-a-days ongoing

August 12, 2015
Football 2-a-days ongoing

by Mark K. Campbell
On Aug. 11, cloud cover offered relief from the sun but not the relentless humidity early on during two-a-day practices.
The opening day of the 2015 football season saw temperatures rise to 106 in the afternoon – but the Hornets were already safely out of the weather.
Azle practices – which began Monday, Aug. 10 – run from 6:30 a.m. until noon.
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Battlin’ for the Ball

August 12, 2015
Battlin’ for the Ball

A pair of Hornets work hard during Azle’s ongoing two-a-day practices. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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2015 Football Camp

August 5, 2015
2015 Football Camp

Scores of kids attended the annual football camp conducted by the Azle High School coaching staff. Youth learned strip drills (above), receiving, and tackling techniques over the four-day camp.         Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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V’ball 2-a-days ongoing

August 5, 2015

Season starts August 11

by Mark K. Campbell
The first day of school is still a ways away, but Azle High School volleyball squads are already in action.
The season began with two-a-day practices that started Monday, Aug. 3.
Those multi-practices continue through Thursday, Aug. 6.
When two-a-days and tryouts conclude that afternoon, Head Coach Jennifer Robinson will meet with parents in the main gym at 6:30 p.m.
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