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Azle Soccer

January 21, 2015
Azle Soccer

The final tournament of the season sent Azle squads to Aledo for the 9th Annual Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions Jan. 15-17. Enjoying fine weather, the boys won the event. Hornet Nathan Mejia (8) heads a ball away from a Bearcat defender. Lady Hornet Taylor Forsythe (3) controls a ball in AHS’ contest against Dumas. Moving around a Demonette is Azle’s Sam Derda (19). Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

January 14, 2015
Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

It’s action packed in the box as Azle scores again against Weatherford. Battling Kangaroos are Hornets (l-r) Austin Fugate, Brandon Marquez, and Grant Mendell (6). AHS won its own tourney. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle squads shine in frigid matches at Hornet Field

by Mark K. Campbell
It was mighty cold for the annual Azle soccer tournament – so cold that some matches planned for Friday were moved to Saturday.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornet hoops wins again, rise in rankings

January 14, 2015
Lady Hornet hoops wins again, rise in rankings

Azle’s Valarie Matlock races away from a Saginaw Chisholm Trail defender during AHS’ blowout victory at home Jan. 7. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Two more wins and more love from statewide basketball polling groups.
Azle (17-2, 3-1) bashed visiting Saginaw Chisholm Trail then won on the road in Denton.
Azle is now ranked No. 16 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association and No. 17 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches polls.… Read the rest

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Hornets earn OT victory

January 14, 2015
Hornets earn OT victory

Hornet Trey Ramos waits for a leaping Chisholm Trail Ranger to come down before putting up his shot under the basket. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The basketball Hornets collected their first 5-5A victory at home in a overtime thriller against Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
Azle (1-2 in district) won the first two quarters against the Rangers, but the visitors had pulled even as regulation ended.… Read the rest

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Ladies claim duals title

January 14, 2015
Ladies claim duals title

At Saginaw Jan. 8, Hollie Taylor (top) has a Lady Rider in trouble. She won her match, helping Azle lock up the girls dual crown. Taylor also won her division at the Heard Memorial tourney. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle hosts 1st Heard Memorial tourney

by Mark K. Campbell
A victorious effort and a moving tournament highlighted the Azle wrestling teams’ week.… Read the rest

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Azle drops 5-5A opener

January 7, 2015
Azle drops 5-5A opener

by Mark K. Campbell
Over the Christmas Break, the Hornet hoops team picked up two more victories.
But a trip to Wichita Falls in the 5-5A opener did not end victoriously.
Once again, Azle played in the Castleberry holiday tournament.
In the River Oaks gym, AHS opened with a 40-31 win over Calvary Christian Academy.
While the Hornets shot just 29 percent from the field and 50 from the free throw stripe, Azle still built a 21-13 halftime lead and that stood up.… Read the rest

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AHS soccer ready for 2 tournaments

January 7, 2015

Weather permitting – even soccer has its elements limits – the Azle High School boys and girls squads will play two touranments in January.
The defending district champion Hornets, again led by Coach Ben Buentello, will, with the Lady Hornets under new coach Jason Beck, once more host the Azle Invitational.
That event runs Jan. 8-10 on the AHS campus.
Boys teams coming here: Lake Dallas, Weatherford, Cleburne, Mansfield Timberview, and three Fort Worth schools, North Side, Eastern Hills, and Diamond Hill-Jarvis.… Read the rest

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Deer Hunting

January 7, 2015
Deer Hunting

Sean Maynard (above), son of Sean Maynard and Ashley Martin, killed this deer in Parker County, his first. Maddison Toombs, daughter of Scott and Jessica Toombs, took her second deer in Stephens County on the family ranch.

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Ladies Castleberry champs, win 2 5-5A nail-biters

January 7, 2015
Ladies Castleberry champs, win 2 5-5A nail-biters

Victories propel Azle back into state basketball  rankings

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet varsity hoops team continues to thrill.
After a 5-5A opening loss at Boswell, Azle (15-2, 2-1) not only put up a pair of district wins – both very close contests – but repeated as the champions of the Castleberry tournament for the third year in a row.
On Dec. 19, AHS evened its 5-5A mark with an overtime victory at home against Saginaw. Azle won, 63-60, with every point but 2 coming from four players – all of whom reached double digits.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers vie on Arlington, Houston mats

January 7, 2015
Wrestlers vie on Arlington, Houston mats

Hornet wrestler Shawn Joseph (top) and the Azle squad turned in a strong performance at Arlington Martin where AHS finished second in the competitive tournament. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Azle High School boys and girls wrestling teams went different directions early this new year.
On Jan. 2, the girls ventured to Houston where a jam-packed Cy-Fair 64 tournament awaited.… Read the rest

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