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
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
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
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
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.
The district tournament began Feb.… Read the rest
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
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