Azle High School girls basketball coaches passed out honors at the squad’s annual banquet.
• MVP – Morgan Prentice
• Outstanding Offensive Player – Kaycie Dunkerley
• Outstanding Defensive Player/Hustlin’ Hornet – Valarie Matlock
• Outstanding Rebounder – Payton Berger
• 3-D (desire/dedication/discipline) – Maci Wilbanks
JV honorees included Allison Thompson (top defensive player); Kailey Read (top offensive player); Kylee Brown (Hustlin’ Hornet).
Frosh winners: Macie Strickland, Breeona Cannon, and Savannah Asher.… Read the rest
Hornet baseball coach Anthony Barron said Azle (8-13-1, 3-5) needed to have a good second half for a chance at a playoff berth.
That effort began with a plus when AHS gave Guyer just its second loss of 5-4A play, 8-2.
Barron said, “It was one of those games where everything went right for us.”
Azle trailed 1-0 but tallied four runs in the top of the third.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team keeps going one direction – up.
With a 4-1 road win at Denton Guyer – a 20-win squad – Azle (24-4, 10-0) continued its march to the upper reaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A poll.… Read the rest
At the Girls Folkstyle Wrestling Nationals in Oklahoma City, AHS coach Chris Allen said three of Azle’s four entrants were named All-American.
Lauren Gilbert finished 3-2 in the 130-pound cadet division; she finished seventh.
Ruby Ariosa went 2-2 in the largest bracket, Allen recalled. The Lady Hornet didn’t place but was asked to be part of the Team Texas national dual team. There, she saw the No. 1 girl in the country. “She did a great job,” Allen recalled.… Read the rest
The Lady Hornet golf team played its district tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.
Freshman Jessica Simants paced Azle.
With rounds of 83 on day one and an 81 over the next outing, her tally of 164 was good for sixth place overall – just two strokes from a regional spot, coach Eddy Prather said.… Read the rest
Action from day one of the District 5-4A Track and Field Championships conducted at Little Elm High School April 7-8. Emelia Miller is stride for stride with a Nelson Lady Bobcat in the 100-meter dash; sprinter Demetrius Hucheson speeds toward the finish line; pole vaulter Cooper Rush successfully clears a height. See next week’s News for a complete listing of district results that were not available at press time. A top two finish moves athletes to the Region I meet April 25-26 at Abilene Christian University.… Read the rest
Heard grew up in Azle area
by Mark K. Campbell
Dammion Heard, a Texas high school state wrestling champion who honed his skills in Azle, died in Colorado.
The 20-year-old student-athlete at Western State University in Gunnison had just completed his freshman season.
Heard was last seen on the campus Saturday, March 29.
His body was discovered on Bureau of Land Management property about eight miles from Gunnison April 3.… Read the rest
Season ends in Area round
By Mark K. Campbell
It was windy and chilly at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School’s pitch on March 25.
But Azle history was made and everybody got warm and fuzzy feelings after the Hornets became the first AHS boys soccer team to win a postseason match.… Read the rest
Stellar pole vaulter Sarah Hall missed the annual Hornet Relays to compete in Austin at the prestigious Texas Relays where she cleared 11 feet, 7.75 inches and finished ninth.
Here in Azle, several AHS athletes enjoyed a sunny if windy March 28, the first Hornet Relays conducted on the new track surface.
The boys varsity finished third with Isaac Marquez once more shining in the 400; he won again, this time in 51.9 seconds.… Read the rest