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Baseball Hornets rip off 3 straight, one a no-hitter

March 18, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
After finally getting in a couple of games around the late winter weather – both losses – Azle (3-2) ripped off three wins in a row.
The first victory of the year came at home then came two games played on March 10.
Hosting R.L. Turner, the Hornets blanked the visitors, posting a 4-run third that put the game away.… Read the rest

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2 in 1

March 18, 2015
2 in 1

Lady Hornet Makenzi Harris (left) cruises into third base ahead of the throw to the Boswell fielder. Azle rallied from a 3-0 deficit to trounce the visiting Lady Pioneers 13-3 in the second 5-5A game of the day. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle shortstop Bailee Carter chases down a dribbler off the bat of a Boswell hitter at the Jim Bob Nation Field of Dreams diamond. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Ladies reach tourney finals at College Station

March 11, 2015
Ladies reach tourney finals at College Station

by Mark K. Campbell
A trip southeast sent the state-ranked Lady Hornet softball team away from the snow locally and to College Station.
There, Azle mowed through opponents in a A&M Consolidated tournament – until AHS ran into another state-ranked squad.
The Lady Hornets opened with Dripping Springs and broke open a 3-3 game late to win 8-3.
Azle had 9 hits with Katelyn Harris, Sarah Brown, and Rebekah Teel all doubling.… Read the rest

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AHS soccer squads headed into the postseason

March 11, 2015
AHS soccer squads headed into the postseason

The girls and boys soccer teams are headed back to the playoffs.
The Lady Hornets took care of business in a series of matches – squeezed in whenever possible between icy weather – and, with one contest remaining, AHS clamped down on a postseason berth.
Azle fell to Old High (aka Wichita Falls High) 2-0 then to Denton 2-0 on back-to-back nights, Coach Jason Beck recalled.… Read the rest

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Three Hornets Hoops All-District

March 11, 2015
Three Hornets Hoops All-District

Jamie King was picked to the Distinct 5-5A All-District hoops Second Team. Hornets Malachi Slick and Bowen Moyer were Honorable Mention. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Weather 10, Azle 2 so far this baseball season

March 11, 2015
Weather 10, Azle 2 so far this baseball season

by Mark K. Campbell
It’s been kind of tough to get a baseball game in, Azle Coach Anthony Barron noted.
In fact, with spates of ice and cold, the weather has caused 10 games to be cancelled, making the preseason rather paltry so far.
Azle (0-2) managed to stick a couple of games in on a single day, Saturday, March 7.
With all the sleet and snow, most baseball around AHS has been conducted in the indoor facility.… Read the rest

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Hornet hurdler

March 11, 2015
Hornet hurdler

Hornet hurdler Conrad Reinhard (right) finished fourth at the Springtown Washout, held one day after two inches of snow fell in the area. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Scarbro Just Misses State

March 11, 2015
Scarbro Just Misses State

Three Hornets placed at the regional powerlifting meet in Everman. Justin Scarbro tied for second but lost on a tie-breaker, just missing the state event, Coach Devon Dorris said. Scarbro lifted 1,470 total pounds. Dakota Hutson took fourth and Chase Smith seventh at regional. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

March 4, 2015
Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornets’ basketball game against Fort Worth Trimble Tech got away from AHS early and eventually ended Azle’s season.
At Haltom High School Feb. 25 – in a game twice delayed by weather – the Lady Bulldogs could not miss early, nailing several three-point bombs.
Tech protected that early lead and went on to beat the Lady Hornets 76-41 in the regional quarterfinals.… Read the rest

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Lifters power up to next level

March 4, 2015
Lifters power up to next level

by Mark K. Campbell
The weather was poor and cold outside, but the Azle High School indoor facility enjoyed warm temperatures – thanks, in part, to being filled by some of the strongest teenagers around.
Azle hosted the district powerlifting meet and four Hornets excelled, earning berths at the regional meet.
That event is set for Everman High School March 7.
The standout Hornets: Dakota Hutson, Chase Smith, Justin Scarbro, and Jacob Lance.… Read the rest

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