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Anglers’ season concludes at state

June 29, 2016
Anglers’ season concludes at state

Brett McDonald caught this 5.6-pound bass at the state tournament.

The first high school fishing season for Azle High School ended with a trio of anglers competing at the state tournament.
Three Azle High School Fishing Team members vied at the top event in Texas – Colby Williams, Ricky Talmage, and Brett McDonald.
The latter had the most success as McDonald reeled in a 5.60-pound largemouth bass at Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Sponsor/captain Larry Mackey said over 200 boats – with a pair of anglers each – vied at state with over $70,000 being awarded in scholarships.
McDonald’s catch placed Azle 117th out of 179 teams; 792 bass were caught overall.… Read the rest

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Martial Arts Winners

June 29, 2016
Martial Arts Winners

The Azle Martial Arts & Karate for Kids competition team attended the American Taekwondo Association’s Southern U.S. District Championships. Competing were: (l-r) Don May (District Champion in Traditional Weapons); Wendell McCuller; and Tyler Miltner (2nd in Combat Weapons and 3rd in Sparring). Victoria Coleman (not pictured) won the title of District Champion title in Combat Weapons.

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Two volleyball camps here in July

June 29, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
Here are the remaining sports camps:
• Volleyball Elite Camp – July 11-13; for girls in grades 9-12; cost: $125 if mailed by July 5 or $129 if signing up online; day of camp registration is possible for $135, cash or money order only. The camp runs 2-7 p.m.
• Volleyball camp – Led by new Lady Hornet coach Elizabeth Snyder arrives July 18-19 and 21-22 at AHS in three sessions. The first one is for girls entering grades 1-4. That 8-9 a.m. camp costs $30. Session II is for girls in grades 5-7 and runs from 9:30 until noon.… Read the rest

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Seals excels at FB camp

June 29, 2016
Seals excels at  FB camp

Daniel Seals

Daniel Seals was one of two linebackers from the Dallas area chosen to compete for a berth on the under-14 national football team.
At the Dallas camp, 350 young athletes competed and only a pair of linebackers were picked with Seals being the only one in the U-14 range.
Seals, an incoming Azle Junior High seventh grader, will join brother Ken Seals, an AHS freshman quarterback, at Canton, Ohio July 19 for a weeklong competition.… Read the rest

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Azle team off to Series

June 29, 2016
Azle team off to  Series

Headed to the World Series are: (front, l-r) Kalee Vasquez, Trista McDougall, Kat Ray, Eli Rios, Angelina Ray; (middle) Tori Pugh, Cierra Martinez, Shelbie Dillard, Stormie Siefkas, Abby Garner; (back) Jerry McDougall, Brenda Vasquez, Jennifer Garner, Stephen Barnard, Matt Baker. Not pictured: Kenzie Morgan, Ashlyn Carlile. The team is hosting a car show fundraiser at Stinger Field Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Ami Baker at wreckingcrewsoftballteam@yahoo.com for details.

The Wrecking Crew, an all-Azle under-12 Pony League softball team, is headed to the World Series.
After playing in sectional and regional tournaments, the Crew was a Director’s Choice to play in the elite event.… Read the rest

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Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 4

June 22, 2016
Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 4

Chas Skelly competes in his gold medal match in 2003 in Austin. Azle’s first wrestling champ, he will be inducted in the Hall of Fame Oct. 22. Photo by Paula Campbell

Skelly, Holder, Porter, and girls hoops ‘80 team

by Mark K. Campbell
The second class for the Azle Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected.
Three individuals and the first-ever team will be inducted on the high school campus Oct. 22.
Voted in by the committee after reviewing scores of applications were Pat Holder, Chas Skelly, Terry Porter, and the 1980 Lady Hornet basketball team.
Holder was a multi-sport star for the Hornets in the 1960s.… Read the rest

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7-on-7

June 22, 2016
7-on-7

An Azle receiver leaps for a pass over a Bearcat in Aledo in a weekly 7-on-7 league game. The Hornets won 26-14. Azle has one more chance to earn a berth in the state 7-on-7 tournament when AHS plays at Arlington Lamar June 25. Photo courtesy Tony Eierdam Community News

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Wrestling Camp 2016

June 22, 2016
Wrestling Camp 2016

Judging from the impressive turnout for the annual youth wrestling camp, the future of the sport in Azle – where AHS is already an established statewide power – will remain solid. Coaches Chris Allen, Monica Allen and others taught scores of youth the sport’s skills and techniques.          Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Two volleyball camps scheduled for July at AHS

June 22, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
If you’re a volleyball athlete, then you’ll like July.
An Elite Camp led by veteran high school coaches Julie Green – who formerly was an AHS head coach – and Colleyville Heritage’s Hollie Huston is set for July 11-13 at the high school gym.
For girls in grades 9-12, the camp costs $125 if mailed by July 5 or $129 if signing up online.
Day of camp registration is possible for $135, cash or money order only.
The camp runs 2-7 p.m.
After that, a volleyball camp under new Lady Hornet coach Elizabeth Snyder arrives July 18-19 and 21-22 at AHS in three sessions.… Read the rest

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Scott takes SFA hoops job

June 15, 2016
Scott takes SFA hoops job

Kayla Scott

by Mark K. Campbell
A former Lady Hornet is making waves at universities.
Kayla Scott, AHS Class of 2008 where she was a basketball and soccer standout, has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Stephen F. Austin University.
At the Nacogdoches college, Scott will “be involved in nearly all facets of the Ladyjack program,” said women’s head coach Mark Kellogg.
Among Scott’s new duties: team travel, scheduling, on-campus recruiting visits, and equipment management.
Scott goes to SFA from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.
There, she was an assistant coach – primarily coaching guards and perimeter players – and helped the Aggies to a program-best 12-4 record in the Lone Star Conference and CU’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 13 years.… Read the rest

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