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Pin ‘em, Azle!

February 15, 2017
Pin ‘em, Azle!

Good luck at the regional tourney!

On to state!

All photos by Mark K. Campbell but girls’ team by Monica Allen… Read the rest

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Signing Day 2017

February 8, 2017
Signing Day 2017

Five Azle Hornets will continue their athletic careers in college after inking on Signing Day Feb. 1.
Four will play football, three with the same team.
Chase Slack, Alex Quevedo, and Kole Taylor (center to far right) will play for the University of Central Oklahoma. Dylan Gibson (second from left) is bound for the Southern Arkansas gridiron. One Hornet, Austin Berglund (left), signed to play baseball. He will hit the diamond for Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Azle High swim season ends at regional

February 8, 2017
Azle High swim season ends at regional

The 2017 Azle Swim Team: (front, l-r) Teddie Cole, manager Kristina Perryman, Rebekah Riley, Journey Bowman, Emma Ritchmond; (back) Stella Yanda, Jack Korotkrax, Taylor Bresnahan, Bao Tu Pham, Ricky Trapp, Brian Hasler, coach Steve Griffin, Miguel Gonzalez-Briones, Jason Phillips, Brionna Longbrake, Katelyn McMullen.

Hasler, Bresnahan place in multiple events

by Mark K. Campbell
Several Azle High School athletes reached the regional meet; however, none will advance to state.
Still, Azle impressed in several events, including lowering times often.
Two AHS swimmers placed in a pair of separate events, prompting coach Steve Griffin to say it was the first time he had had two athletes place twice.… Read the rest

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Hornets defeat Eaton

February 8, 2017
Hornets defeat Eaton

Spence Wendell (3) pressures a visiting Brewer Bear at the AHS gym Feb. 3. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The AHS boys’ basketball team won one 6-5A game and lost another.
Azle took down Northwest Eaton Jan. 31 on the road, 36-31.
Trevor Cameron led the Hornets in scoring with 8 points.
Zack Kent had a strong game with 7 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
CJ Overstreet netted 6 points and grabbed 5 boards. Dylan Flynn added 5 points.
Back home against Brewer, the Bears beat the Hornets 57-36.
Cameron again paced Azle scorers, this time with 13 points.
Flynn scored 9 and added 5 rebounds.… Read the rest

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Hoops ladies win twice

February 8, 2017
Hoops ladies win twice

Lady Hornet Autumn Johnson and her teammates beat Eaton and Brewer in 6-5A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Lady Hornet basketball team is kicking as the season’s end nears.
Azle (4-7 in district) beat Northwest Eaton and Brewer.
On the road at Eaton Jan. 31, AHS used a big second half to win a low scoring game, 36-31.
Naudia Smith had the hot hand, scoring a team-high 16 points.
On Feb. 3, Azle again rallied from a 1-point halftime deficit to win, beating Brewer 55-47.
Savannah Johnson turned in a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Smith scored 13 points and Breeona Cannon added 12.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets get points via PKs

February 8, 2017

Azle’s girls’ soccer team picked up points thanks to winning in penalty kicks.
The Lady Hornets tied Saginaw Chisholm Trail 1-1 then took the win thanks to a successful kick by Taylor Forsythe.
That game was followed by a 3-1 loss to Aledo.
Scoring for Azle (10-3-1, 1-2-1) was Marisah Mata off a corner kick from Forsythe.
The boys (4-6-2, 0-2-1) lost to the Bearcats.
Next, the squads faced Eaton (Feb. 7) with the girls at home and the boys at the Northwest school (results not available at press time).
On Valentine’s Day, the Hornets will host Brewer and the girls will head to Northwest.… Read the rest

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TCSAF Champs

February 8, 2017
TCSAF Champs

The Azle Christian Crusaders went 12-0, winning district and the Texas Christian Schools Athletic Fellowship elementary tournament. They are (l-r) Preston Ellison, Gavin Dean, Tristan Clark, Ryan English, Colton Clester, Jayden Rollins, Hunter Wasser, Zac Miles, and Andre Vasquez. Coaches were Wade Clark and Chris Dean.

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Wrestlers win, ready for district

February 8, 2017

With one more dominating victory – this time at home against Northwest Eaton – the Azle wrestling teams are ready for the district tournament.
The Feb. 1 event was Senior Night where eight athletes were honored: Lady Hornet Lauren Dale and Hornets Cutter Cox, Seth Bell, Andrew Swan, Tommy Pinson, Eli Guardiola, Skylar Russell, and Trey Mcdonald.
Against Eaton, the girls won 33-12, giving the Lady Hornets a 6-0 record in duals and making Azle the district champs.
The boys thumped the Eagles 63-18 to go 8-0 for district and another duals crown.
The boys’ AHS JV won 63-9.
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Hoops Hornets beat visiting Aledo, 55-52

February 1, 2017
Hoops Hornets beat visiting Aledo, 55-52

At the end of the Azle-Aledo game, Hornet Zack Kent (5) made a pair of free throws that clinched the district game over the Bearcats. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The basketball Hornets won a thriller at home over Aledo in district action, 55-52.
Ahead by a single point, 53-52 with 7.3 seconds left, Dylan Flynn grabbed an essential rebound, his only board of the evening.
AHS coach James Crafton immediately called a time out. At the inbound, Azle’s Zack Kent was fouled. He calmly hit both free throws to up the Hornets’ advantage to 55-52.
A final Aledo shot was short, and AHS had a home victory.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers dominate Saginaw

February 1, 2017

With the district wrestling tournament on the horizon – Feb. 8-9 – Azle coaches Chris and Monica Allen took their charges to Saginaw and both AHS varsities won easily.
The Lady Hornets were victorious 38-18.
Azle’s girls won every match where a Lady Hornet was entered; Saginaw’s points came via weight class forfeits where AHS had no athlete.
Especially standing out was Jewel Lively who was “impressive at 165 working for a quick pin,” Chris Allen recalled.
The boys cruised to a 60-17 win.
Allen said, “Some of the young kids had great matches that we needed; others had leads but lost late in the match.… Read the rest

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