State-ranked boys 2nd at crowded meet
by Mark K. Campbell
The boys cross country team continued to impress and one Lady Hornet sped to a personal best in Burleson.
At the popular annual Elk Run, the Hornets missed winning the title by a single point, 81-82 to Mansfield Summit.
Cody Drolet continued his fine season for the state-ranked boys team; he ran the 3-mile route in 16 minutes, 39 seconds to finish fourth overall.
Rounding out AHS’ score were Trevor McIntire (11th) then a flurry of Hornets who crossed together – Haygen Holbrooks (21st), Julian Hernandez (22nd), and Eloy Martinez (24th).… Read the rest
The second football contest of the year spotted entrants with four games played on Thursday – so a quartet of freebies were available.
Still, the week was not easy overall. One contestant missed a single game. That was Kyle Betz who only was off on the Springtown win over Stephenville. Betz won $10 for that stellar effort.
Two prognosticators missed two games so the tie-breaker of Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 (97) was employed..
Closest with a guess of 63 was Roddy Murr; he won $10. The $5 for third place was won by Jerri Hagerman for a prediction of 38 points.… Read the rest
It was the kind of game you could expect from a young football team.
Azle (0-1) entered the 2016 opener hosting Grapevine Aug. 26 with a highly-inexperienced offense backed by a solid defense.
Early on, the Hornets dominated. But the Mustangs eventually took advantage of six Azle turnovers and rallied to win 29-22.… Read the rest
The first football contest is in the books and familiar faces from years gone by collected some cash.
Only one prognosticator missed one game and that was Steve Parker; he took the $20 first place check.
Two contestants were off on two games each so the tie-breaker of Grapevine 29, Azle 22 (51) determined the final places.
With a tie-breaker guess of 58, Kinny Pack claimed second and $10,
Third place and $5 went to Roddy Murr with a guess of 35.
This week’s contest adds college games for the first time. Pro games will arrive next.… Read the rest
The state-ranked Azle boys finished fifth, but coach Keith Boenisch said, “We have to run better at big meets.”
And this one was big with 170 varsity racers from 23 teams.
Cody Drolet was the quickest Hornet, running the 5K course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.… Read the rest
Youngest Hornet team in years hosting Grapevine
by Mark K. Campbell
How young is the 2016 Hornet varsity football team?
A freshman made the squad – at quarterback.
Azle coach Devon Dorris said while it was not the first time a ninth grader had played varsity for him, it was the inaugural instance where one – Ken Seals – will begin the season on the Friday night squad.
In fact, Dorris said, Seals will take the first offensive snap of the year.
But Seals is not the lone quarterback that will see action.
Seals and junior Cole McDonnell will alternate at the position, the coach said.… Read the rest