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Award-Winning Crusaders

May 17, 2017
Award-Winning Crusaders

After a successful 2017 campaign, five Azle Christian School Crusaders earned a bevy of postseason honors: (l-r) Jake Spivey, Charlee Robertson, Payton Wilson, Nate Rollins, and Brenden Guardiola. Spivey was the 2nd Team All-District Utility Player; Robertson was the district MVP and a First Team All-State pitcher/catcher; Wilson was First Team All-District and 2nd Team All-State as a second baseman; Rollins was a 2nd Team All-District pitcher; and Guardiola at first base was All-District.

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Azle anglers lauded

May 17, 2017
Azle anglers lauded

Marshall Arnwine (left) will fish the state high school bass tournament at Lake Ray Roberts this weekend. With him is AHS sponsor/captain Larry Mackey.

Hornet bass fishing anglers landed a bevy of awards at their banquet.
Marshall Arnwine and Cody Gilbert qualified for the state tournament, set for Lake Ray Roberts this weekend.
Their captain is Leon Nichols.
Shane Richardson, a fisherman from Lake Worth on the AHS team, was picked as the Angler of the Year.
Gabriel Gamble-Shane Richardson were Azle’s Angler Team of the Year.
Already, team sponsor Larry Mackey is planning on the 2017-18 team. Anyone – male or female – entering ninth grade or higher this fall can sign up to fish for Azle.… Read the rest

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Sports camps loom

May 17, 2017

Registration is ongoing for summer sports camps.
Those with dates locked in:
• 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.
For more information on all camps, visit www.azleisd.net, click on Azle High School then Athletics, then Summer Camps.… Read the rest

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There’s More to Cross Country Than Running

May 10, 2017
There’s More to Cross Country Than Running

Running three miles in a cross county race requires more than strong legs; coach Keith Boenisch puts runners through a full-body workout at AHS. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Hoover honored for his support at ACU

May 10, 2017
Hoover honored for his support at ACU

This plaque honoring Keith Hoover is near the ACU diamond.

With a tree and plaque near ball field

by Mark K. Campbell
On April 28, Abilene Christian University planted a tree and placed a plaque beneath it to honor late Azle resident Keith Hoover.
The event took place on the south lawn of Poly Wells Field before an ACU-Central Arkansas softball game.
Wildcat coach Bobby Reeves said he considered Hoover the program’s No. 1 fan.… Read the rest

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Spring Football Drills

May 10, 2017
Spring Football Drills

The 2017 Hornets get up early for spring drills; practices start at 6:20 a.m. Football in May ends the 24th with a full pads scrimmage. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Camp signups continue

May 10, 2017
Camp signups continue

Baseball is just one of three camps slated for June 12-15. AHS head coach Stephen Smith will again direct drills at the Azle High School diamond. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Registration is ongoing for summer sports camps.
Those with dates locked in:
• 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).… Read the rest

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Junior varsity baseball finishes season strong

May 10, 2017

The JV hardball Hornets picked up district victories over Boswell and Northwest as the 2017 slate ended.
Azle (11-10-2, 7-6) edged rival Boswell 7-6.
The game was tied at six entering the final at bat for AHS at Jim Bob Nation’s Field of Dreams diamond at Azle High School.
The Hornets had led early after a fielder’s choice by Austin Hubbard.
Bos tied the game with four runs in the sixth before Daniel Ruelas won the game, plating a runner.
Azle swatted 10 hits in the game with Easton Elrod, Ruelas, and Hubbard all collecting multiple hits.
Elrod started the game and threw six innings.… Read the rest

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Track season ends out west

May 3, 2017
Track season ends out west

Sprinter Taylor Trower’s memorable track season ended with fourth-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter races in Lubbock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Hopes were high that a Lady Hornet – or several of them – might clear the Region I hurdle and advance to the state track meet.
After all, the season had already been successful, with multiple gold medals and school records falling.
But no one from Azle qualified for the elite Austin meet when the final gun had been fired at Lowery Field on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.
Five Lady Hornets qualified from the Area meet to reach the Region I event.… Read the rest

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High school anglers advance to state event

May 3, 2017
High school anglers advance to state event

This nice haul of 10.5 pounds of bass qualified the AHS team of Marshall Arnwine (left) and Cody Gilbert for the state high school bass tourney later this month.

by Mark K. Campbell
An Azle High School fishing team is moving on to the state tournament.
Marshall Arnwine and Cody Gilbert combined to catch five fish that weighed 10.5 pounds.
Those fish, hauled out of Lake Palestine April 22 during the Texas High School Bass Association’s regional event, qualified the Hornet duo for the state tourney.
Arnwine and Gilbert are longtime friends, having met in kindergarten.
Both have a passion for fishing and the outdoors, sponsors noted, and that makes for a good team.… Read the rest

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