by Mark K. Campbell
When the dust had settled at Little Elm High School April 7-8, regional qualifiers out of 5-4A had been determined.
And 14 of them hailed from Azle.
A top 2 finish was necessary to move on to the Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University April 25-26. Competing there for Azle will be a few district champions.… Read the rest
Brewer would be a tough foe, Lady Hornet softball coach Tracy Tadlock knew.
And playing at White Settlement amped up the April 11 game – especially since Azle (25-5, 11-1) had won the first meeting between the two state-ranked squads.
AHS led Brewer twice on the windy evening, only to see the Lady Bears claw back.
BHS even managed to overcome a 3-run Azle spurt in the top of the tenth inning to tie the contest again, at 5-5.… Read the rest
A pair of one-run losses roughed up the Hornet baseball team’s playoff chances.
Azle (8-16-1, 3-7) fell to Wichita Falls at home 5-4 on April 8.
The Hornets kept the Coyotes in sight, but AHS never led in the game.
Trey Ramos continued his fine season with 2 hits in 4 at bats.
Trevor Boiles also collected 2 hits and he batted home 2 teammates.… Read the rest
Both Azle High School squads reached the postseason and earned a slew of 12-4A honors afterward.
The girls placed 9 athletes on the All-District list, including one Lady Hornet who earned a “superlative” – a top honor.
That was Hayleigh Aaron who was picked as the district’s Midfielder of the Year.
Three other girls were chosen First Team: Paige Fugate, Kaycee Moore, and Morgan Prentice.… Read the rest
Azle High School girls basketball coaches passed out honors at the squad’s annual banquet.
• MVP – Morgan Prentice
• Outstanding Offensive Player – Kaycie Dunkerley
• Outstanding Defensive Player/Hustlin’ Hornet – Valarie Matlock
• Outstanding Rebounder – Payton Berger
• 3-D (desire/dedication/discipline) – Maci Wilbanks
JV honorees included Allison Thompson (top defensive player); Kailey Read (top offensive player); Kylee Brown (Hustlin’ Hornet).
Frosh winners: Macie Strickland, Breeona Cannon, and Savannah Asher.… Read the rest
Hornet baseball coach Anthony Barron said Azle (8-13-1, 3-5) needed to have a good second half for a chance at a playoff berth.
That effort began with a plus when AHS gave Guyer just its second loss of 5-4A play, 8-2.
Barron said, “It was one of those games where everything went right for us.”
Azle trailed 1-0 but tallied four runs in the top of the third.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team keeps going one direction – up.
With a 4-1 road win at Denton Guyer – a 20-win squad – Azle (24-4, 10-0) continued its march to the upper reaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A poll.… Read the rest