by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team absolutely demolished a couple of district rivals.
Azle (24-6, 11-1) is headed back to the postseason – a regular trip for AHS in recent years – and the squad locked that position in with a couple of blowouts.
At home against Chisholm Trail April 12, two Lady Hornets especially homered the visitors into the dust.
Samantha Bradley cranked three home runs and Bailee Carter added another as Azle pounded the Lady Rangers 17-7 in a game AHS actually trailed in briefly, 6-2.… Read the rest
The AHS Fishing Team saw five anglers advance to the regional bass tournament.
Fishing at Lake Ray Hubbard April 9, Azle’s Travis Dunn finished 20th and teammate Colby Williams took 27th.
The team of Haley Huchowski and Douglas Spurlin finished 40th and also advanced.
Joining them at the elite tourney will be Brett McDonald and Richard Talmage.
At Lake Ray Hubbard, 159 teams weighed in 65 fish.
The Azle team took 40th out of that mass of squads.
Interest is exploding in Azle HS angling.… Read the rest
At home against Chisholm, the 22 varsity Hornets each honored a teacher before the game.
Slade Dinkins started for AHS and went 4-1/3 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 3; he allowed just 1 earned run.
Sean Townsend pitched well in his 1-2/3 inning of relief, coach Stephen Smith recalled.
Lead-off hitter Donny Nay drew a pair of walks while Noah Laduca and Dylan Flynn both hit safely.… Read the rest
Winning “superlative” honors in district is unique and two senior Hornets did just that: Austin McCash (1) was chosen the 5-5A Goalkeeper of the Year while Nate Mejia was the Co-Midfielder of the Year. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
Successful seasons mean strong play and that’s what the Azle soccer teams saw in 2016.
Both boys and girls squads enjoyed plenty of athletes being recognized by 5-5A coaches.
The boys had a remarkable 12 athletes selected for All-District honors.
Two Hornets earned superlatives, special selection in niche areas.
Senior Austin McCash was picked as the Goalkeeper of the Year.… Read the rest
When the dust settled at the District 5-5A track meet at Brewer High School April 11-12, six AHS athletes had earned the chance to continue on.
A top two finish was necessary and four Azle competitors topped that by becoming district champions: Conrad Reinhard in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Katy O’Dell in the discus, Taylor Trower, in the 100, and Kaylie Peters in the high jump.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Big bats led to big wins for the Lady Hornet softball team.
Azle (22-6, 9-1) bashed out 30 hits in victories over Saginaw and Wichita Falls to stay atop the 5-5A standings.
Several Lady Hornets impressed at the plate but none more than senior Bailee Carter.
In a 8-3 victory over Saginaw, Carter had 2 hits, one a home run.… Read the rest
Spring football on the horizon for the Hornets
If it’s not football season in Texas, it’s almost time for some football.
Azle head coach Devon Dorris will begin spring drills for the 2016 season starting May 2 at Hornet Field.
Seven-on-seven football looms as well, a competition for skill players during the late spring and summertime that culminates with a state touranment on the Texas A&M campus.
Then, usually in June, the juices get flowing when the annual Texas Football magazine hits local stands.
This fall, the latest version of Hornets will be seeing some old and familiar faces.
Dorris will have his athletes getting ready to play in the new 6-4A where familiar district rivals like Boswell, Saginaw, Chisholm Trail, and Brewer await.… Read the rest
Azle (7-15, 2-6) had several players turn in exceptional games against the Rough Riders.
AHS poured over 11 runs in the first three innings with the first coming via a sacrifice fly from Jon Mark Castillo.
Trey Ramos went 3-for-2 with a home run, 3 RBI, and a stolen base.
Donny Nay had 2 hits and scored twice while collecting 2 RBI.
Azle went double crazy with Castillo, Tyler Lehr, Zach Edwards, and Shane Drolet all smacking two-baggers.… Read the rest