The football contest was quite a jumble last week – at least for the coveted third place.
While a couple of winners took cash outright, the final $5 was a mad scramble.
Kudos to Kyle Betz for submitting a perfect card, 12-for-12..
Plus he was off only two points on the tie-breaker of Azle 56, Saginaw Chisholm Trail 7 (63).
Betz won $20.
Only one contestant missed a single game.… Read the rest
Azle High School Swim Coach Steve Griffin took his squads to The Colony for a sprint meet Sept. 27.
A senior and freshman excelled, he noted.
Twelfth grader Alex Bridge finished 9th in the 50-yard butterfly and 13th in the 50 freestyle.
Freshman Maria Mercado turned in the fastest time for a newcomer in a first meet, 2:19.12 in the 200 freestyle. That was good for 12th place.… Read the rest
Azle subvarsity football teams faced their Chisholm Trail counterparts.
The JV Green, coming off a 24-0 blanking of Wichita Falls, beat the Rangers 42-30.
The AHS JV scored on its first play when Justin Miller hit Tyler Barnard for a 71-yard touchdown. Later, a Thomas Widder TD put the Hornets up 15-14. Then came a huge defensive score – Alex Quevedo ran 99 yards with a Ranger fumble – that put Azle up 22-14.… Read the rest
All Azle squads among 5-5A favorites in White Settlement
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
All those long miles through summer heat and traffic and unsure footing and early morning risings is about to pay off of the Azle High School cross country teams.
The District 5-5A Championships is set for Central Park in White Settlement beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.
In a final tune-up for the big event, AHS squads raced at a familiar site in Haltom.… Read the rest
By Mark K. Campbell
It was the kind of victory that galvanizes not only a team but a town.
After making the long trek up to Wichita Falls Friday, Oct. 10 only to have bad weather force a postponement to the following day, Azle (5-1, 2-1) motored back Saturday at 5 p.m. and drilled the Coyotes, 35-14.
Excluding a couple of big WF plays that led to scores, the Hornet defense thwarted the hosts all afternoon.… Read the rest
That was a close one.
While the football game was in the midst of being postponed due to weather, the Lady Hornet volleyball clash with the Lady Coyotes went on.
And it was a battle. Azle (23-11, 5-4) fought off Wichita Falls and won a 3-2 contest that gave AHS a 2-game cushion for the final 5-5A playoff berth with five matches to play.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Another game, another mercy rule victory for Azle Christian School (6-0, 2-0).
Coach Gary Rushing said his Crusaders were stellar against Granbury Cornerstone in a 57-12 victory at the ACS stadium.
Quarterback Joey Rosamond was a standout, Rushing noted.… Read the rest
The White junior varsity Hornets fell to Aledo 30-6.
Coaches said Azle moved the ball well but came up with just a single score, a 4-yard run by Michael Gonzalez.
Cody Finn had a “great night throwing the ball that led to several key first downs,” coaches noted.
While some Hornets got hurt, AHS fought to the end, with Wade Williams and Paul Livingstone coming through with “key tackles throughout the game.”… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
It wasn’t pretty, Azle High School football Coach Devon Dorris admitted, but it was still a win.
After jumping out to a 17-0 second quarter lead over visiting Saginaw, Azle (4-1, 1-1) held on for a 24-19 victory, its first in 5-5A.… Read the rest