Boswell Take the Lake rivalry game opens 6-5Aby Mark K. Campbell
With the exception of two teams, Azle’s fellow district mates did not exactly light up the non-district W column – and that’s good news for the Hornets.
“Except for Aledo and Northwest, there are not a lot of quality wins in our district,” AHS head coach Devon Dorris said.
While both the Bearcats and Texans are off to 3-0 starts, only Saginaw Chisholm Trail at 2-1 is above .500 – and the Rangers faced especially weak foes.… Read the rest
The highly-anticipated 2016 cross country season – with the boys squad state-ranked and full of veterans – resumes Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Metroplex Challenge.
Coach Keith Boenisch will take the teams back to “The Buff” in Haltom City where Azle first ran successfully back on Aug. 26 in the Cowtown Challenge.
After that comes the final two meets – at Keller Oct.… Read the rest
First place in the weekly football contest went to Steve Parker who was the only contestant to miss one game.
He won $20 for that near-perfect submission.
Four prognosticators were off on two games each so the tie-breaker of New York Giants 16, New Orleans Saints 13 (29) determined winners.
Taking the $10 second place check was J. Handl who predicted 38 on the tie-breaker.
Third place’s $5 check was won by Royce Daniels for his guess of 51.
Finishing too far off on their guesses were John Hagerman (69) and Eddy Swanzy (70).… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, the football Hornets were in a position to win a game.
And, again, the contest got away.
At Crowley, Azle (0-3) led into the fourth quarter, rallied to tie the game, then lost 34-31 in overtime.
Freshman Ken Seals, who is now officially the starting quarterback, hit Carson Martinez for a 14-yard TD to put AHS up early.
When one of three big plays by the Eagles tied the game, the Hornets took a 14-7 lead into the halftime locker room thanks to a 52-yard interception return by Taylor Strong.… Read the rest
The football contest had a couple of out-right winners in the top two spots.
But the battle for third required the tie-breaker.
In a week filled with upsets and tough calls, one contestant missed just a single game – Kevin Wilson.
He – like everyone else –didn’t see TCU losing to Arkansas, but Wilson still claimed the first place prize of $20,
Roddy Murr won again; this time he finished second with two misses, earning $10.
The fight for third and $5 came down to seven prognosticators who missed three games apiece.
The tie-breaker of Arkansas 41, TCU 38 (79) determined the payout.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Azle High School cross country coach Keith Boenisch took his talented squads to the site of the upcoming district meet, Central Park in White Settlement.
Sure enough, plenty of other 6-5A teams – five more – took advantage of running over the course that will determine advancement next month.… Read the rest
The JV (0-3) played at home for the first time this season.
Azle fell behind early then “battled the entire game,” coaches recalled.
Despite the JV’s “best performance” in 2016, the young Hornets lost.
Coaches lauded the play of Colby Tatge and Austin Hasty.
The 9th Green (1-2) lost 30-14.
The Hornets scored twice in the second half on a 12-yard run by Jonathan Lester and a 19-yard dash by Joshua Green.… Read the rest
Azle almost scored the first points of the game when Dylan Gibson leapt high and caught this ball – however, he was just out of the end zone. After a wide AHS field goal, Keller TC scored 33 points. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle-Keller Timber Creek clash was one of those games where if things had just gone AHS’ way, the score could’ve been different.
The Hornets ended up falling 39-21.
But a scoreless first quarter almost wasn’t as Azle (0-2) drove deep into Falcon territory as the period waned.
AHS reached the 3-yard line.… Read the rest