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
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
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
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