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Time for XC

August 3, 2016
Time for XC

Coach Keith Boenisch (center) records times after an early morning run by AHS cross country runners. Azle open the season at Northeast Tarrant County College in a Birdville meet Aug. 18. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Tossin’ the Pigskin at Camp

August 3, 2016
Tossin’ the Pigskin at Camp

Scores of campers showed up for the opening day of the annual youth football camp. Here at the indoor facility, younger Hornets practiced passing.
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Volleyball Two-a-days

August 3, 2016
Volleyball Two-a-days

New AHS volleyball coach Elizabeth Snyder is in the midst of two-a-day practices to get the Lady Hornets ready for the season opener Tuesday, Aug. 9 at home against Joshua and state-ranked Decatur beginning at 10 a.m. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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A lawman like no other

August 3, 2016
A lawman like no other

Wayne Goodman detailed his unusual law enforcement job for Azle Rotarians. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Goodman a ‘Special Ranger’ for cattlemen

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
In Texas and Oklahoma, there are only 30 of them – 27 are in the Lone Star State and one is Wayne Goodman.
He’s a Special Ranger covering counties to the south of here.
Goodman works for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, a group organized in Graham Feb. 15, 1877 to stop rustlers.
He joined up with TSCRA after working for North Richland Hills police.
These unique Rangers – “we’re the only privately funded law enforcement agency in Texas,” Goodman said – can cross state lines and have statewide jurisdiction.… Read the rest

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Team Takedown: Fort Worth SWAT and Azle PD Snare Vehicle Theives

August 3, 2016
Team Takedown: Fort Worth SWAT and Azle PD Snare Vehicle Theives

Azle Police received information July 27 of a possible stolen vehicle at a home in the 100 block of Avondale Avenue in Azle. After officers located a car matching the description of the vehicle, officers attempted to make contact with the residents. However, there was no response. A search and seizure warrant was granted and Azle officers, in conjunction with Fort Worth SWAT, executed the warrant at the address. Two arrests were made in conjunction with the warrant, and the stolen vehicle was recovered at the location.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Davis earns top honor

July 27, 2016
Davis earns top honor

Azle athletes competing on Team Texas were: (l-r) Alexis Hanna, Hali Davis, Triniti Smith, Skylar Russell, Cutter Cox, and Lauren Dale.

Lady Hornet wrestler 5th in the nation, an All-American

by Mark K. Campbell
The biggest group of Azle wrestlers ever ventured to Fargo, North Dakota for the national tournament.
One athlete, Hali Davis, especially shone.
In the Junior Division, the Lady Hornet finished fifth overall, earning All-American status.
Team Texas and AHS coach Monica Allen said, “This is a huge feat. She wrestled well in this division and proved that she can hang with the best in the country.”
Allen said every wrestler – which included boys making the trip for the first time ever – “got a couple of wins under their belts.”
Under Allen, Team Texas’ women’s team finished better than in years, she said.… Read the rest

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Seals top QB again

July 27, 2016
Seals top QB again

Ken Seals won another QB competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Incoming Hornet football quarterback Ken Seals won his second Texas State QB competition.
Competing in the 9th/10th grade class, Seals faced 15 other invited top QBs.
After three hours of skills that tested arm strength, long throws, speed, agility, accuracy, and release, Seals finished among the top four, the only freshman.
In the finals, only Seals managed to make a “high difficulty” throw over a net and into the center of another target, winning the event.
On July 23, he was a team captain and starting quarterback for Team USA in a national game that was broadcast live on ESPN3.… Read the rest

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Final camp arrives

July 27, 2016

Head coach to lead football drills

The final camp of the summer is set for AHS, a football camp Aug. 1-4.
Azle head football coach Devon Dorris will again direct two sets of young athletes on the Azle High School campus.
A pair of sessions is planned:
• grades 2-6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
• grades 7-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Both cost $65 with day of camp signups okay.
Registration is available at www.azleisd.net under the “Summer Camps” tab.
After the camp, the focus shifts on the 2016 season as two-a-day practices begin Monday, Aug. 8.… Read the rest

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Girls Hoops Camp 2016

July 27, 2016
Girls Hoops Camp 2016

Almost 100 young Lady Hornets trained at the annual girls basketball camp at the AHS gym, led by head coach Mitzi Marquart. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Swim Standout

July 27, 2016
Swim Standout

Azle’s Owen Herring, 6, won three events at the YMCA Lone Star State Swimming Championships July 21-24. Representing Northwest YMCA, he competed against 559 other swimmers from 17 different YMCAs. Herring piled up 60 points for his team by finishing first in the 25-yard backstroke and the 25- and 50-yard freestyle. He was named the top male swimmer for his age group.

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