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Summer camps start on June 6

May 31, 2017

Tennis, wrestling, boys’ hoops

Summer camp season begins with a trio of sports: tennis, wrestling, and boys’ basketball.
Both tennis and wrestling run June 6-9 while boys’ hoops goes from June 7-9.
Grades are for incoming students for the 2017-18 school year.… Read the rest

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Green-White Scrimmage Concludes Spring Football Drills

May 31, 2017
Green-White Scrimmage Concludes Spring Football Drills

With some fans in the stands despite the early 7:30 a.m. start, the annual Green-White scrimmage at Hornet Field on Wednesday, May 24 brought spring football drills to an end.                                    Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Lady Hornet octet named All-District

May 24, 2017
Lady Hornet octet named All-District

Hurler Brooke Ledbetter was one of three First Team District 6-5A picks for AHS. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

All awardees underclassmen

by Mark K. Campbell
While the end of the regular season was a bummer for the Lady Hornet softball team, postseason honors are rolling in for the talented Azle squad.
AHS pushed late in the year and ended up in a queer four-way tie for three playoff berths out of 6-5A. Unfortunately, Azle – filled with underclassmen – did not advance because of the tie-breaker.
But, clearly, district coaches had serious respect for the 2017 Lady Hornets as eight claimed postseason awards.… Read the rest

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AHS Softball Athletes Reunited

May 24, 2017
AHS Softball Athletes Reunited

Former Lady Hornets Bailee Carter (left) and Samantha Bradley (right) meet with Springtown’s Kaitlyn Hill at the Sunbelt Conference Awards Banquet in early May; all three play Division I ball. Carter’s Texas State fell to Bradley’s Louisiana-Lafayette; the Ragin’ Cajuns won the Sun Belt tournament with a sweep of Texas State before getting eliminated by LSU in the NCAA Regionals. Photo courtesy Ryan Hill

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Summer camps nearing

May 24, 2017
Summer camps nearing

One of the first camps out of the blocks this summer is the annual tennis camp set for the AHS courts June 6-9. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Registration is ongoing for summer sports camps.
Ready for young athletes:
• tennis – June 6-9
• wrestling – June 6-9
• boys’ basketball – June 7-9
• softball – June 12-15
• soccer – June 12-15
• baseball – June 12-15
• volleyball – July 17-20
• girls’ basketball – July 24-27
Dates have not been pinned down for elite volleyball (tentatively July 13-15) and football (early August).
Cross country training classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in June.… Read the rest

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Dale Signs with Georgia College

May 24, 2017
Dale Signs with Georgia College

Lady Hornet Lauren Dale (center) is surrounded by family as she signs May 19 to continue her wrestling career with Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Correction

May 24, 2017
Correction

A story in last week’s sports had the baseball team MVP wrong; it’s this Hornet, Tyler Ruelas. Also: The District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year, Ryan Lehr, is a junior, not a freshman. The News regrets the errors.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Spring Football Drills End with Scrimmage

May 24, 2017
Spring Football Drills End with Scrimmage

The 2017 spring football drills ended Wednesday, May 24 when the Green and White Hornets squared off at a full pads scrimmage beginning around 7 a.m., head coach Devon Dorris said. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Baseball honors given

May 17, 2017
Baseball honors given

Hornet Ryan Lehr (ready to make a tag) was named the District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year by coaches. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Lehr is Newcomer of the Year

by Mark K. Campbell
A bevy of honors were passed out to Azle baseball players.
The District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year was freshman Ryan Lehr.
Second Team honors went to outfielder Christian Morales.
Named Honorable Mention were Tyler Ruelas, Sam Collins, Julius Schneider, Tyler Lehr, and Zachary Edwards.
Academic All-District Hornets included Cody Akers, Brody Carter, Dylan Flynn, Brandon Martinez, Ben Pinkston Austin Berglund, Trent Creacy, Hunter Jennings, Tyler Ruelas, and Morales.… Read the rest

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Cross Timbers team advances

May 17, 2017
Cross Timbers team advances

Azle squad headed to state event in Hill Country

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course is the home of conference champions.
The pros at Cross Timbers won their conference in Texas Golf Association League action – culminating two weeks of play – to reach the tourney that propelled CTCG forward.
It was the Azle team’s first foray into league play.
CTCG finished 4-2 and earned 47 points to win Conference 5.… Read the rest

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