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Three camps kick off June 6-9 at Azle High

June 1, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
The summer camp season hits high gear with three camps set for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member. Session II: grades 2-6; 4:30-5:45, $45, $40 for each additional family member. Session III: grades 7-9; 6-7:50 p.m.; $55, $35 each additional family member
A softball camp is slated for June 7-10. Session I for grades 2-6 costs $65 and runs from 8-10 a.m.… Read the rest

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Chamber Tourney Winners

June 1, 2016
Chamber Tourney Winners

First place winners at the annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament were Eagle Mountain Realty: Brian Limley, Rick Carroll, Mary Blair, and Gil Villaloboas. Runners-up were  from White’s Funeral Home: Dana Bellenger, Zach Bellenger, Bernie Killman, and Bob White.… Read the rest

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State-Bound HS Angler

June 1, 2016
State-Bound HS Angler

This bass caught at Richland-Chambers Reservoir earned Azle’s Colby Williams a berth at the state championship at Toledo Bend Reservoir June 18-19.

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Super Youth Wrestlers

June 1, 2016
Super Youth Wrestlers

Two Azle youth wrestlers shone in major tourneys. Harley Stringer (left) finished second in the nation while Trevor Russell took first in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman in the Schoolboy Division.

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Spring football drills finished

June 1, 2016
Spring football drills finished

7-on-7 leagues, tourneys next

by Mark K. Campbell
The balls and pads have been put away for a few weeks.
But when they come back out, it’ll be all football-all the time for the 2016 Hornets.
Azle High head coach Devon Dorris conducted a live scrimmage on the final day of spring practices May 26.
That contact capped a series of spring practices. Being a 5A school, Azle is permitted to conduct spring drills; classifications below 5A may not.
The May practices mean that the Hornets will have just a single scrimmage in August.
That game will bring the Burleson Elks to Hornet Field Friday, Aug.… Read the rest

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Azle wrestlers compete in elite tournaments

May 25, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
While the UIL wrestling season ended back in February, local athletes continue to compete – often in high profile tournaments.
Four veteran Lady Hornets – Lauren Dale, Hali Davis, Alexis Hanna, and Triniti Smith – squared off with talented rivals at the Body Bar Nationals.
Dale vied in the Junior Division that was comprised by more than half with college-age athletes battling for spots on the national team.
In her first time in that category, the AHS incoming senior went 2-2, losing only to a world team member from Missouri Valley College and a sophomore at Oklahoma City University.… Read the rest

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Malone top bull rider

May 25, 2016
Malone top bull rider

Azle rodeo competitors Austen Malone and Kylee Scribner took honors at a finals event.

Senior also wins a scholarship

At the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Fort Worth, two Azle High School athletes shone.
Bull rider Austen Malone took second in the second go-round with a ride scored 78.
For the season, he was crowned at the NTHSRA bull rider champion.
The senior also was awarded the Martha Bennet Scholarship worth $1,000.
Kylee Scribner, a freshman, turned in the fastest times in barrels and poles at the Will Rogers arena finals races.
She won the second go-round in each event.… Read the rest

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Baseball players earn postseason accolades

May 25, 2016
Baseball players earn postseason accolades

 

Donny Nay was not only a First Team All-District selection but was the AHS team MVP. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


Several Hornet baseball players were lauded for the play during the 2016 season.
Two Azle athletes were named First Team All-District in 5-5A.
Second baseman Donny Nay and Pitcher Slade Dinkins earned ultimate kudos from district coaches.
Five more Hornets landed on the Honorable Mention list: catcher Zachary Edwards; first baseman Jon Mark Castillo; outfielder Sean Townsend; third baseman Shane Drolet; and pitcher Devon Oliver.
Seven AHS athletes were named 5-5A Academic All-District: Dylan Flynn, Alex Newton, Trent Creacy, Trey Ramos, Oliver, Nay, and Drolet.… Read the rest

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Camps begin June 1 at AHS

May 25, 2016
Camps begin June 1 at AHS

Campers learn sports skills at an early age when getting instruction from experienced Azle coaches. And it’s fun, too. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When June arrives, so do a variety of camps as well as a Performance Course for Azle youth.
Things kick off with a June 1-3 boys basketball “team camp” that runs from June 1-3 for $75 with sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 for incoming 10-12 graders.
Three camps are slated for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member.… Read the rest

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Spring Football Ending

May 25, 2016
Spring Football Ending

Spring football will end Thursday, May 26 with an extended practice and a scrimmage from 3:45-5:30 p.m., coach Devon Dorris said. Photos by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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