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
Two more district games and two more 5-4A victories for the red-hot Lady Hornet softball squad.
Azle (22-4, 8-0) not only is bowling over 5-4A rivals, but AHS is garnering some attention statewide.
On Tuesday, April 1, the Lady Hornets leapt up to No. 11 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll.
That respect comes from Azle dominating district rivals.
On March 25, a trip to Denton was no problem as AHS clubbed the hosts, 16-2.… Read the rest
Denton Guyer, defending state champions, again ended the Lady Hornet soccer season, 4-0.
But it was a year to remember, coach Trent Davis noted.
“We knew we were up against a good team,” Davis said of Azle’s bi-district foe.
Two Guyer players have committed to play for Texas A&M and Auburn.
“Our girls were not intimidated, and they shouldn’t have been after the season we’ve had,” the coach said.… Read the rest
The Hornet baseball team missed winning a couple of essential district games, coach Anthony Barron said.
Azle (7-13-1, 2-5) lost to Byron Nelson and Lake Dallas to end the first round of 5-4A play.
Barron said, “Both games were tough.”
He said Zach Tucker threw well enough to win against Nelson at home.… Read the rest