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V’ball splits 2015 openers

August 12, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball team opened the 2015 season at Decatur with a pair of matches against the hosts and Joshua.
Azle (1-1) fell in three games to Decatur – the 4A defending state champs and state-ranked this season – then swept the Lady Owls.
In that latter contest, AHS won 25-22, 25-23, 25-14.
Earlier, the Lady Hornets had prepared with two-a-day practices and a flurry of scrimmages.
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Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

August 12, 2015
Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

Cross country runners train on the AHS track Aug. 11. The first race is Aug. 28 at Haltom. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
A long stretch of rainless days combined with several consecutive 100 degree days – including two 106 scorchers back to back – has not deterred the 2015 cross country teams.
Once again, the boys’ squad will be coached by Keith Boenisch and veteran Melody Dennis will direct the Lady Hornets. Last season, the varsity Hornets won district and the girls finished third; both advanced to the regional meet.
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Football 2-a-days ongoing

August 12, 2015
Football 2-a-days ongoing

by Mark K. Campbell
On Aug. 11, cloud cover offered relief from the sun but not the relentless humidity early on during two-a-day practices.
The opening day of the 2015 football season saw temperatures rise to 106 in the afternoon – but the Hornets were already safely out of the weather.
Azle practices – which began Monday, Aug. 10 – run from 6:30 a.m. until noon.
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Battlin’ for the Ball

August 12, 2015
Battlin’ for the Ball

A pair of Hornets work hard during Azle’s ongoing two-a-day practices. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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2015 Football Camp

August 5, 2015
2015 Football Camp

Scores of kids attended the annual football camp conducted by the Azle High School coaching staff. Youth learned strip drills (above), receiving, and tackling techniques over the four-day camp.         Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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V’ball 2-a-days ongoing

August 5, 2015

Season starts August 11

by Mark K. Campbell
The first day of school is still a ways away, but Azle High School volleyball squads are already in action.
The season began with two-a-day practices that started Monday, Aug. 3.
Those multi-practices continue through Thursday, Aug. 6.
When two-a-days and tryouts conclude that afternoon, Head Coach Jennifer Robinson will meet with parents in the main gym at 6:30 p.m.
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Baseball Winners

August 5, 2015
Baseball Winners

The Azle Hornet 6U Change-Up All-Stars won its final tournament. The squad: Jackson Hefley, Michael Voelkel, Owen Herring, Kanon Wyatt, Kaleb Brannon, Kaleb Wyble, Jet Massey, Caden Vantrease, Blake Ballard, Hunter Ballard, Brody Gatlin, and Cruz Wilburn. Coaches were Wesley Wyatt, Jason Hefley, Jake Herring, and Jamie Voelkel.

The Azle Rookie Rippers got rings for a second place tourney finish in Granbury. They are: (front, l-r) Nick Rabalais, Keagan Flynn, Christopher Voelkel, Jack Coffey, Kaden Vaughan; (middle) Grayson Chancellor, Ethan Hadaway, Leavy Owens, Keaton Buchanan, Kason Cox; (back) coaches Shane Buchanan, John Hadaway, Jamie Voelkel, and Brandon Vaughan.

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Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

July 29, 2015
Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

Hali Davis

Davis places on Team Texas Cadet squad

by Mark K. Campbell
Lady Hornets Hali Davis and Lauren Dale ventured to Fargo, North Dakota as part of Team Texas, led by Azle High School Coach Monica Allen.
There, competing at the national tournament, Davis placed third in the Cadet division.
That Texas team, comprised of sophomores and freshmen, finished third.
Team Texas’ junior division took fourth.
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Football takes spotlight as 2015 year nears

July 29, 2015

The 2015 football season is just weeks away and activities around the Azle ISD are gearing toward its start.

Football camp
The annual Youth Football Camp led by AISD coaches is Aug. 3-6.
Two sessions are planned: from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for incoming 2-6 graders and 6:30-8:30 for 7-9 graders.
The fee for all is $65 and registration is available online at azleisd.net.
Head Coach Devon Dorris will conduct a Women’s Football Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the AHS field house beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

July 29, 2015
Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

Scores of young athletes poured into Azle High School gyms for Coach Mitzi Marquart’s annual basketball camp. The veteran coach – with several other AISD coaches – drilled future Lady Hornets on form and dexterity through multiple skill sessions.
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