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Magazine says Azle will miss football playoffs

July 2, 2014
Magazine says Azle will miss football playoffs

Coach: Hornets have ‘high expectations’

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, Texas Football Magazine has snubbed the Hornet football team.
And, once more, head coach Devon Dorris doesn’t care. “Magazine predictions is not where the games are won,” he said.
In fact, the coach is more than excited about getting the 2014 season underway. “We can’t wait to get on the field and play the games,” he said.… Read the rest

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Azle boy a U.S. karate champion

July 2, 2014
Azle boy a U.S. karate champion

An Azle 10 year old is a national karate champion.
Rowdy Dawson, who will attend fifth grade this school year at Azle Elementary after finishing the previous grade at Walnut Creek Elementary, won his age group in Richardson at the American Amateur Karate Federation’s tournament June 28.
To get to the event that attracted athletes from all over America and Canada, Dawson won the Southwest Regional competition in Austin on the University of Texas campus earlier.… Read the rest

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All-State Softball

July 2, 2014
All-State Softball

Two Lady Hornet softball players were named Honorable Mention All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Samantha Bradley (above) landed in the Utility category while Makenzi Harris was slotted on the elite list as a pitcher.    Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Camps return here July 21

July 2, 2014
Camps return here July 21

Camps resume July 21.
Three sessions of volleyball are planned for July 21-23.
Fees are: Session I (grades 1-4), $20; Session II (5-7), $40; and Session III (8-9), $50.
An advanced volleyball camp costs $65 for grades 9-12 July 17-18.… Read the rest

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New coaches to guide 2014-15 Azle athletes

June 25, 2014
New coaches to guide 2014-15 Azle athletes

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD athletic director Scott Anderson has filled a trio of coaches openings at the high school level.
Some junior high level positions are still being pondered.
In the next school year, helping teach Azle athletics will be Andrew Junior, Bo Maines, and Jason Beck.
Junior replaces Steve Burkett who left to coach in Frost.
The son of a former AHS coach, Junior attended L.D. Bell High School in Hurst then graduated from Baylor.… Read the rest

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HSU’s Walter named top scholar-athlete

June 18, 2014
HSU’s Walter named top scholar-athlete

A former Azle Hornet standout continued his stellar career at college.
Jim Walter, a senior at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was selected as one of 10 American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar-Athletes.
Walter is a biology major with a 3.91 grade point average and led the HSU Cowboys to the ASC championship game in 2014 even though he was just one of two returning players.… Read the rest

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Camps take a break, wrestling clinic added

June 18, 2014
Camps take a break, wrestling clinic added

Azle coaches, like AHS wrestling coach Chris Allen, and local athletes helped instruct youngsters in tennis and wrestling skills on the high school campus. A clinic led by a trio of former AHS wrestlers arrives July 1, ahead of the final two camps slated for the summer – volleyball and football in late July and Aug.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Two more camps loom

June 11, 2014
Two more camps loom

Wrestling and tennis camps next

Two more camps are coming before a lengthy summer break arrives.
Tennis and wrestling camps are set for June 16-19.
Netters will learn on the Azle High School tennis courts while wrestling campers will assemble at the AHS workout room near Hornet Field.
The tennis fee is $50 for incoming grades 4 through 9. It runs from 8 to 10 a.m. AHS coach Lisa Helm is the director.… Read the rest

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In Justin, Hornets qualify for state 7-on-7 tourney

June 4, 2014
In Justin, Hornets qualify for state 7-on-7 tourney

Azle headed to College Station next month

by Mark K. Campbell
Well, that didn’t take long.
In Azle’s first qualifying 7-on-7 tourney, the Hornets locked in a berth at the state event.
Azle won a flip with Southlake Carroll to make AHS the victors of a tourney conducted at Northwest High.… Read the rest

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Ladies fill 5-4A All-District list

June 4, 2014
Ladies fill 5-4A All-District list

3 players, coach earn superlatives

Azle, softball district champs, placed 11 players on the 5-4A All-District list.
Leading the way was shortstop Bailee Carter. The sophomore was the pick as the league’s Most Valuable Player.
AHS also had the top pitcher in junior Makenzi Harris and the Newcomer of the Year in outfielder Raelyn Temple.
Azle coach Tracy Tadlock was voted 5-4A’s top skipper.
Samantha Bradley, Sarah Brown, and Valarie Matlock were all First Team picks.… Read the rest

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