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Off to state!

April 27, 2016
Off to state!

Hornet Pride!

The Lady Hornets are back in the postseason!

Good luck girls! Let’s go all the way to AUSTIN!

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Ladies rout 2 more 5-5A rivals

April 20, 2016
Ladies rout 2 more 5-5A rivals

Brie Worley watches a ball arrive. Azle crushed two more district foes. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

With playoffs assured, district crown sought

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team absolutely demolished a couple of district rivals.
Azle (24-6, 11-1) is headed back to the postseason – a regular trip for AHS in recent years – and the squad locked that position in with a couple of blowouts.
At home against Chisholm Trail April 12, two Lady Hornets especially homered the visitors into the dust.
Samantha Bradley cranked three home runs and Bailee Carter added another as Azle pounded the Lady Rangers 17-7 in a game AHS actually trailed in briefly, 6-2.… Read the rest

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Azle High School anglers advancing

April 20, 2016
Azle High School anglers advancing

Travis Dunn shows off his nice black bass caught at Lake Ray Hubbard April 9.

by Mark K. Campbell
The AHS Fishing Team saw five anglers advance to the regional bass tournament.
Fishing at Lake Ray Hubbard April 9, Azle’s Travis Dunn finished 20th and teammate Colby Williams took 27th.
The team of Haley Huchowski and Douglas Spurlin finished 40th and also advanced.
Joining them at the elite tourney will be Brett McDonald and Richard Talmage.
At Lake Ray Hubbard, 159 teams weighed in 65 fish.
The Azle team took 40th out of that mass of squads.
Interest is exploding in Azle HS angling.… Read the rest

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Hornets beat Broncos

April 20, 2016
Hornets beat Broncos

Azle catcher Zach Edwards was praised by head coach Stephen Smith. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Azle baseball varsity (8-17, 3-7) bounced back from an 8-0 loss to Chisholm Trail to beat 5-5A rival Denton 5-3.
At home against Chisholm, the 22 varsity Hornets each honored a teacher before the game.
Slade Dinkins started for AHS and went 4-1/3 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 3; he allowed just 1 earned run.
Sean Townsend pitched well in his 1-2/3 inning of relief, coach Stephen Smith recalled.
Lead-off hitter Donny Nay drew a pair of walks while Noah Laduca and Dylan Flynn both hit safely.… Read the rest

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Azle fills elite soccer lists

April 20, 2016
Azle fills elite soccer lists

Winning “superlative” honors in district is unique and two senior Hornets did just that: Austin McCash (1) was chosen the 5-5A Goalkeeper of the Year while Nate Mejia was the Co-Midfielder of the Year.      Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Successful seasons mean strong play and that’s what the Azle soccer teams saw in 2016.
Both boys and girls squads enjoyed plenty of athletes being recognized by 5-5A coaches.
The boys had a remarkable 12 athletes selected for All-District honors.
Two Hornets earned superlatives, special selection in niche areas.
Senior Austin McCash was picked as the Goalkeeper of the Year.… Read the rest

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Tips from a Champion

April 20, 2016
Tips from a Champion

Former Lady Hornet and elite collegiate discus thrower Shelbi Vaughan returned to Azle to give a few pointers to Forte Junior High thrower Jacob Edwardes. The eighth grader was fresh off setting Springtown stadium records in the shot put and discus during the season-concluding Meet of Champions on April 5.

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Six athletes heading to regional track in Lubbock

April 20, 2016
Six athletes heading to regional track in Lubbock

No district hurdler could keep up with Hornet Conrad Reinhard. He won the 110-meter race and the 300 distance to advance to the Region I meet. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When the dust settled at the District 5-5A track meet at Brewer High School April 11-12, six AHS athletes had earned the chance to continue on.
A top two finish was necessary and four Azle competitors topped that by becoming district champions: Conrad Reinhard in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Katy O’Dell in the discus, Taylor Trower, in the 100, and Kaylie Peters in the high jump.… Read the rest

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Azle still dropping softball rivals

April 13, 2016
Azle still dropping softball rivals

Bailee Carter wallops a pitch. The senior cranked a grand slam in Azle’s 16-8 bouncing of Wichita Falls on the road April 8. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornets tied at the top with 4 games left in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
Big bats led to big wins for the Lady Hornet softball team.
Azle (22-6, 9-1) bashed out 30 hits in victories over Saginaw and Wichita Falls to stay atop the 5-5A standings.
Several Lady Hornets impressed at the plate but none more than senior Bailee Carter.
In a 8-3 victory over Saginaw, Carter had 2 hits, one a home run.… Read the rest

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Hut, hut, hut!

April 13, 2016

Spring football on the horizon for the Hornets

If it’s not football season in Texas, it’s almost time for some football.
Azle head coach Devon Dorris will begin spring drills for the 2016 season starting May 2 at Hornet Field.
Seven-on-seven football looms as well, a competition for skill players during the late spring and summertime that culminates with a state touranment on the Texas A&M campus.
Then, usually in June, the juices get flowing when the annual Texas Football magazine hits local stands.
This fall, the latest version of Hornets will be seeing some old and familiar faces.
Dorris will have his athletes getting ready to play in the new 6-4A where familiar district rivals like Boswell, Saginaw, Chisholm Trail, and Brewer await.… Read the rest

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AHS pops Saginaw

April 13, 2016
AHS pops Saginaw

Azle’s Tyler Ruelas hustles around the bases. The Hornets drilled Saginaw 13-0. Photo by Azle Sports Photography

The Hornet baseball team got back into its winning ways with a 13-0 thrashing of Saginaw.
Azle (7-15, 2-6) had several players turn in exceptional games against the Rough Riders.
AHS poured over 11 runs in the first three innings with the first coming via a sacrifice fly from Jon Mark Castillo.
Trey Ramos went 3-for-2 with a home run, 3 RBI, and a stolen base.
Donny Nay had 2 hits and scored twice while collecting 2 RBI.
Azle went double crazy with Castillo, Tyler Lehr, Zach Edwards, and Shane Drolet all smacking two-baggers.… Read the rest

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