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Volleyball District Looms

September 7, 2016
Volleyball District Looms

After a pair of matches – a loss to state-ranked Peaster and a 3-0 win over Crowley – the Lady Hornet volleyball team opens distinct play at Brewer Sept. 9 then hosts Aledo Sept. 13. Coach Elizabeth Snyder said,”We are not where we need to be, but we shouldn’t be our best until the second round of district. We’ve definitely had our ups and downs, but the girls are really working hard to be disciplined and learn the new system. Our biggest focus is being consistent with everything we do and being up and excited for every practice and game. I’m excited to be here with such hard-working, enthusiastic, and talented young ladies.” Photo by Mark K.

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Racers strong at annual Burleson Elk Run

September 7, 2016

State-ranked boys 2nd at crowded meet

by Mark K. Campbell
The boys cross country team continued to impress and one Lady Hornet sped to a personal best in Burleson.
At the popular annual Elk Run, the Hornets missed winning the title by a single point, 81-82 to Mansfield Summit.
Cody Drolet continued his fine season for the state-ranked boys team; he ran the 3-mile route in 16 minutes, 39 seconds to finish fourth overall.
Rounding out AHS’ score were Trevor McIntire (11th) then a flurry of Hornets who crossed together – Haygen Holbrooks (21st), Julian Hernandez (22nd), and Eloy Martinez (24th).… Read the rest

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Betz best in contest

September 7, 2016

The second football contest of the year spotted entrants with four games played on Thursday – so a quartet of freebies were available.
Still, the week was not easy overall. One contestant missed a single game. That was Kyle Betz who only was off on the Springtown win over Stephenville. Betz won $10 for that stellar effort.
Two prognosticators missed two games so the tie-breaker of Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 (97) was employed..
Closest with a guess of 63 was Roddy Murr; he won $10. The $5 for third place was won by Jerri Hagerman for a prediction of 38 points.… Read the rest

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Keller Timber Creek Action

September 7, 2016
Keller Timber Creek Action

Hornet Ricky Aregullin leaps high to snag a pass over a Falcon. Photo courtesy Bill O’Connor

Putting a KTC ball carrier down is Hornet Cody Donnell (11) with help coming from teammates including Gamble Moore (40). Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Carson Martinez tries to shake a Timber Creek defender after a catch. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Nick Cummings (3) celebrates with Ricky Aregullin.
Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Colby Christian (4) looks for running room returning a kick. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

August 31, 2016
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

Azle’s Rowdies get the crowd going at Hornet Field. Photos by Mark Campbell

 

Four young Azle fans find the best seats in the house opening night.

All ages cheered for the Hornets against Grapevine.

Buzzy looked to rope some Mustangs.

An Emerald Dazzler at midfield during the first performance of the new season.

On the Hornet Field turf a soloist performs before the big Azle crowd.

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Hornets tumble in season opener to Grapevine

August 31, 2016
Hornets tumble in season opener to Grapevine

Hornet Cody Akers, the Offensive Player of the Week according to head coach Devon Dorris, stretches for the goal line in the second half of the Grapevine game. Akers caught 11 passes for 151 yards in the 2016 opener. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
It was the kind of game you could expect from a young football team.
Azle (0-1) entered the 2016 opener hosting Grapevine Aug. 26 with a highly-inexperienced offense backed by a solid defense.
Early on, the Hornets dominated. But the Mustangs eventually took advantage of six Azle turnovers and rallied to win 29-22.… Read the rest

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Parker takes top money in 1st contest

August 31, 2016

The first football contest is in the books and familiar faces from years gone by collected some cash.
Only one prognosticator missed one game and that was Steve Parker; he took the $20 first place check.
Two contestants were off on two games each so the tie-breaker of Grapevine 29, Azle 22 (51) determined the final places.
With a tie-breaker guess of 58, Kinny Pack claimed second and $10,
Third place and $5 went to Roddy Murr with a guess of 35.
This week’s contest adds college games for the first time. Pro games will arrive next.… Read the rest

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Big meet tests runners

August 31, 2016
Big meet tests runners

The Lady Hornet varsity finished fourth out of 18 teams in the Cowtown Challenge; they are: (l-r) Ema Waring, Katie Vacarrella, Hadassah Marquart, Katie Davis, Maddy Rust, Abi Kortokrax, Megan Green and Dixie Hitt. Photo courtesy Texas Running

The Cowtown Challenge at Haltom High attracted big and little, high and middle schools to create a crowded cross country meet Aug. 26.
The state-ranked Azle boys finished fifth, but coach Keith Boenisch said, “We have to run better at big meets.”
And this one was big with 170 varsity racers from 23 teams.
Cody Drolet was the quickest Hornet, running the 5K course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.… Read the rest

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Final VB Tournament

August 31, 2016
Final VB Tournament

Lady Hornet Marisah Mata (13) and the Azle varsity squad played in the Euless Trinity Double T tournament. AHS lost to Wichita Falls (1-3), Trinity (0-3) Abilene (0-3), and Haltom (1-3) before beating Irving (3-1). The Lady Hornets bowed out of the event after falling to Duncanville 1-3. The first district match arrives Friday, Sept. 9 at Brewer in White Settlement. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Football season starts Friday

August 24, 2016
Football season starts Friday

Youngest Hornet team in years hosting Grapevine

by Mark K. Campbell
How young is the 2016 Hornet varsity football team?
A freshman made the squad – at quarterback.
Azle coach Devon Dorris said while it was not the first time a ninth grader had played varsity for him, it was the inaugural instance where one – Ken Seals – will begin the season on the Friday night squad.
In fact, Dorris said, Seals will take the first offensive snap of the year.
But Seals is not the lone quarterback that will see action.
Seals and junior Cole McDonnell will alternate at the position, the coach said.… Read the rest

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