Pros voice mixed feelings about UIL decision
by Mark K. Campbell
After Austin hosted the annual boys and girls state basketball tournaments for decades, the University Interscholastic League says no more.
Because of housing concerns – availability and affordability – the UIL has moved the popular event to San Antonio’s Alamodome beginning next year.… Read the rest
Instructing the elite volleyball camp at AHS July 17-18 was Sarah Carthel, a former teammate/roomate of Azle head coach Jennifer Robinson from their college years at West Texas Texas A&M. Carthel, who played professionally for five years, is currently an assistant coach at her alma mater. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
One of the best young quarterbacks in America is a Hornet.
Azle’s Ken Seals returned to the National Quarterback Duel Competition in Canton, Ohio; in 2013, Seals, an incoming seventh grader at Azle Junior High, finished third then.
He faced a predicament in competing this year: The event came on the same weekend as the junior high state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station. Seals quarterbacks the young Hornets.… Read the rest
Once again, Azle High School wrestling loaded up a bevy of Hornet wrestlers and headed north of the Red River.
In Norman, at the famed University of Oklahoma camp, Azle athletes stood out, Allen noted.
“We had a very successful camp,” he said.
The team went 4-6, but four of the losses were by less than 10 points, he recalled.
“That’s a good effort considering how young this team was,” the coach said.… Read the rest
Azle lineman Alex Edwards has been selected to participate in an elite all-star camp.
On July 17-19, he will travel to Dublin, Ohio to take part in Football University’s TOP GUN camp.
Edwards earned his spot as “the best at their respective positions” by shining as a long snapper at the group’s earlier camp conducted in Dallas.
While in Dublin, the Hornet will receive coaching by current and former NFL players and coaches.… Read the rest
Action from Azle’s trip to the state 7-on-7 tournament: Hornet Trevor Boiles (18) is zeroed in on a pass; Tyler Albers (4) grabs a ball; Matt Delprincipe (7 in dark) fights for a Hail Mary pass in the championship bracket game against Katy; Chase Smith (20) readies for a completion; Jamie King (12) quarterbacks Azle; Trey Ramos (5) was strong on both sides of the ball; coach John Crow. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
The debate about whether cheerleading is a sport may have been decided by the UIL recently.
The University Interscholastic League approved a one-year pilot program called “Game Day Cheer.”
The new event will mimic usual cheerleading events. However, no aerial acrobatics will be involved.
If the pilot program is successful, in the 2015-16 school year, the UIL will govern Game Day Cheer in the same manner as with middle and high school sports.… Read the rest