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Frosh f’ball splits

September 10, 2014

The 9th Green (2-0) won again, this time with a 33-0 blanking of Red Oak.
AHS scored in every period, twice on passes from Jake Norwood to Dylan Flynn (43 yards) and Cody Donnell (27).
Gamble Moore scored a pair of TDs on runs of 5 and 54 yards.
Jordan McNeely accounted for the other 6 points with a 4-yard rush.
Coaches said the top lineman was Jared Wheeler and that QB Cale McDonnell also shone.… Read the rest

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Azle 48, Red Oak 6

September 10, 2014
Azle 48, Red Oak 6

Action from Azle’s blowout 48-6 win over Red Oak in the Dale Hansen Classic in Waxahachie Sept. 5 (clockwise from upper left): A Hawk latches on to Clayton Wilkinson (24); linemen Alex Edwards (76) and Landon Todd (60) open a hole for Chase Smith (20); Tyler Albers (25) picks up yardage; QB Jamie King (12) lunges successfully for the goal line as Dalton Cole (16) confirms the score; Garrett Tidwell (48) is finally stopped after his interception; the sought-after gold football; Dylan Robinson (23) thwarts a Red Oak athlete.… Read the rest

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Azle crushes Granbury, 69-7

September 3, 2014
Azle crushes Granbury, 69-7

Opener almost flawless

by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornet football team made a statement in the season opening game Aug. 29.
With Granbury visiting, only a long TD run early by a Pirate and some late-game scuffles marred a near-perfect effort from Coach Devon Dorris’ squad.… Read the rest

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Ladies third in Euless, Smith All-Tournament

September 3, 2014

The Lady Hornets headed to the Trinity Double T Tournament and came away with third place honors.
Azle (15-7) faced a trio of top teams in the first round of play Friday, Aug. 29.
AHS defeated Irving in three sets, 18-25, 23-25, 16-25.
However, the Lady Hornets tumbled to the hosts 15-25, 24- 26, 11-25 and to Granbury 20-25, 21-25, 15-25.
That set the stage for the following day and Azle started strong.… Read the rest

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First football contest in books

September 3, 2014

The first football contest of the year is always a tough one and this one proved to follow that trend.
Still, one contestant managed to miss just two games to win the first place $20 cash outright.
That entrant was John Hagerman who missed only Springtown beating Decatur and Weatherford topping Lubbock Coronado.
Several other prognosticators missed three games, engaging the tie-breaker of Texas 38, North Texas 7 (45).… Read the rest

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ACS wins big at home

September 3, 2014
ACS wins big at home

Two old coaches – once on the same team then rivals – faced off again when Azle Christian School hosted Bryson in the 6-man football season opener for each.
Crusader leader Gary Rushing and Bryson’s Billy Reed coached together for years in Springtown before Rushing came to Azle to face Reed’s Porcupines for years.
Today, both helm smaller squads.
Azle Christian (1-0), the preseason No. 2 club in its class in Texas, crushed the visitors 48-0; the 45-point rule ended the contest at halftime.… Read the rest

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JV, frosh spank Pirates

September 3, 2014
JV, frosh spank Pirates

The JV and frosh football teams took down Granbury.
The JV (1-0) won 32-0 on the road. Dakota Hutson had an “amazing night,” coaches recalled, scoring 3 TDs.
QB Cody Finn threw a fade to Dwight Rogers for the other Hornet score.
“The defense made a statement,” coaches said. Pacing the AHS D were Jossiah Martinez and Paul Livingston.
The 9th (1-0)  bolted out to a 27-0 halftime lead before winning 41-7.… Read the rest

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Azle runs strong early

September 3, 2014
Azle runs strong early

The rain fell early on Friday, Aug. 29 – so much so that a low-water crossing that is a major part of the annual Elk Run in Burleson was rushing with calf-deep flow.
That precipitation forced not only a brief postponement of the cross country race schedule in Chishenhall Park but an altering of the route, too.
Still, even over mostly hard surfaces, the boys team shone.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets reach Graham title match

August 27, 2014
Lady Hornets reach Graham title match

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball team made a nice run at a crowded Graham tournament.
Azle (11-5) came within one game of winning the event.
In pool play Friday, Aug. 22, AHS won three of four matches, posting a 6-2 mark.… Read the rest

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Racers off to Elk Run

August 27, 2014

With the annual 6-mile relay cross country opener past, the regular season begins on a familiar course – Chishenhall Park in Burleson at the Elk Run Fri., Aug. 29.
At the Birdville relay, one Lady Hornet team finished second and another fifth out of 18 squads.
The AHS JV took fourth out of 18 teams.
Three boys teams finished fifth, eighth, and 16th out of 24 teams.… Read the rest

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