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Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

May 6, 2015
Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

Lady Hornet Sarah Brown is all smiles as she rounds the bases after blasting a ball well over the left field fence in Azle’s first game bi-district victory over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Home runs and a perfect game spelled doom for Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in bi-district play.
Azle (25-2) scored early and often, run-ruling the Lady Eagles in two playoff games.… Read the rest

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Track year over for Azle

May 6, 2015

The 2015 track season officially ended in Lubbock May 1-2.
Katy O’Dell and Brooke Smith turned in top performances, both bronzes.
O’Dell threw the discus 115 feet, 3 inches and Smith pole vaulted 10-6.
Ayden Thompson reached the finals in the 300 hurdles at the Texas Tech track; she finished eighth in 15.17 seconds.
Kaylie Peters took eighth in high jump, clearing 5-2.
Hornet hurdlers Conrad Reinhard and Trey Ramos missed the finals in their 110 and 300 distances, respectively.… Read the rest

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Baseball season over for Hornets

May 6, 2015

The Azle High School baseball team got some solid pitching this season.
But the bats never really came around and the Hornets missed the postseason.
Coach Anthony Barron said, “Our pitching was outstanding this season. It’s tough getting beat by just one or a couple of runs.”
That was the case several times in District 5-5A play – including a 2-0 loss at Boswell April 30.… Read the rest

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Azle Christian in the Playoffs

May 6, 2015
Azle Christian in the Playoffs

Azle Christian School Crusader Jacob Clark is safe at third base in ACS’ home playoff game May 1. The Crusaders won state championships three years in a row, from 2009-2011. This season, Azle Christian advanced to the state tournament in Springtown; after a May 4 loss, ACS played for third place the next day (results not available at press time). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Summer sports camp season kicks off June 2

May 6, 2015

Many summer sports camps are registering; some, however, are only tentatively scheduled.
Things begin with a baseball camp.
On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
On June 8-11, boys basketball has two sessions:… Read the rest

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Girls’ Basketball Banquet

May 6, 2015
Girls’ Basketball Banquet

Varsity winners: (front, l-r) Valarie Matlock (Co-MVP/Outstanding Defensive Player), Taylor Fulfer (Co-MVP, 3-D Award); (back) Kaycie Dunkerley (Outstanding Offensive Player) Payton Berger (Outstanding Rebounder); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Junior varsity winners: (l-r) Miranda Davis (Outstanding Offensive Player); Rachel Wood (Hustle Award); Murri Jenkins (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Freshman winners: (l-r) Savannah Johnson (Outstanding Offensive Player); Maria Parkison (Hustle Award); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player.)

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Spring Football

May 6, 2015
Spring Football

After the 2014 Hornet football team posted more victories than any other football team in Azle High School history, the 2015 squad is hitting Hornet Field for spring drills each day. The spring football season runs through May 22, Coach Devon Dorris said.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets win softball district title again

April 29, 2015
Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Playoffs start at home against Carter-Riverside

By Mark K. Campbell
Going into the April 21 game against Brewer, the Lady Hornet softball team knew a victory meant another district championship.
Azle (23-2, 13-1) jumped ahead and quelled a late Lady Bear rally to win the game and 5-5A, 10-8.
That contest was followed up – eventually, after even more rain this April – with a regular season-ending 12-6 victory over Wichita Falls Rider on Senior Night April 25.… Read the rest

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Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

April 29, 2015
Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

Tyler Albers takes a rip. The Hornets are still alive statistically, but games keep getting postponed because of rain. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The baseball Hornets got in just one game in the past week – a 5-1 victory over Brewer.
That win kept alive faint playoff hopes for Azle (8-10, 4-7).
“If we win out, then we could be in,” Coach Anthony Barron said. “But we’d need some help from other teams.”… Read the rest

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Young wrestler nationals bound

April 29, 2015
Young wrestler nationals bound

Trevor Russell, a member of the Azle Wrestling Team, has reached the big time.
By winning both freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions in the TXUSA national dual team qualifier in Frisco, the Forte Junior High seventh grader now owns a spot on Team Texas.
In Indianapolis in June, Russell will compete in the schoolboy division. Azle High School coach Chris Allen said, “We are proud of Trevor for making the national team to get to wrestle the toughest kids in the nation at his age group.”… Read the rest

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