One of the best young quarterbacks in America is a Hornet.
Azle’s Ken Seals returned to the National Quarterback Duel Competition in Canton, Ohio; in 2013, Seals, an incoming seventh grader at Azle Junior High, finished third then.
He faced a predicament in competing this year: The event came on the same weekend as the junior high state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station. Seals quarterbacks the young Hornets.… Read the rest
Once again, Azle High School wrestling loaded up a bevy of Hornet wrestlers and headed north of the Red River.
In Norman, at the famed University of Oklahoma camp, Azle athletes stood out, Allen noted.
“We had a very successful camp,” he said.
The team went 4-6, but four of the losses were by less than 10 points, he recalled.
“That’s a good effort considering how young this team was,” the coach said.… Read the rest
Azle lineman Alex Edwards has been selected to participate in an elite all-star camp.
On July 17-19, he will travel to Dublin, Ohio to take part in Football University’s TOP GUN camp.
Edwards earned his spot as “the best at their respective positions” by shining as a long snapper at the group’s earlier camp conducted in Dallas.
While in Dublin, the Hornet will receive coaching by current and former NFL players and coaches.… Read the rest
Action from Azle’s trip to the state 7-on-7 tournament: Hornet Trevor Boiles (18) is zeroed in on a pass; Tyler Albers (4) grabs a ball; Matt Delprincipe (7 in dark) fights for a Hail Mary pass in the championship bracket game against Katy; Chase Smith (20) readies for a completion; Jamie King (12) quarterbacks Azle; Trey Ramos (5) was strong on both sides of the ball; coach John Crow. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
The debate about whether cheerleading is a sport may have been decided by the UIL recently.
The University Interscholastic League approved a one-year pilot program called “Game Day Cheer.”
The new event will mimic usual cheerleading events. However, no aerial acrobatics will be involved.
If the pilot program is successful, in the 2015-16 school year, the UIL will govern Game Day Cheer in the same manner as with middle and high school sports.… Read the rest
Coach: Hornets have ‘high expectations’
by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, Texas Football Magazine has snubbed the Hornet football team.
And, once more, head coach Devon Dorris doesn’t care. “Magazine predictions is not where the games are won,” he said.
In fact, the coach is more than excited about getting the 2014 season underway. “We can’t wait to get on the field and play the games,” he said.… Read the rest
An Azle 10 year old is a national karate champion.
Rowdy Dawson, who will attend fifth grade this school year at Azle Elementary after finishing the previous grade at Walnut Creek Elementary, won his age group in Richardson at the American Amateur Karate Federation’s tournament June 28.
To get to the event that attracted athletes from all over America and Canada, Dawson won the Southwest Regional competition in Austin on the University of Texas campus earlier.… Read the rest
Two Lady Hornet softball players were named Honorable Mention All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Samantha Bradley (above) landed in the Utility category while Makenzi Harris was slotted on the elite list as a pitcher. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest