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Summer sports camps start June 2

May 13, 2015

Summer sports camps are registering now.
Things begin with a baseball camp. On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
Also on June 2-5, soccer is set for four sessions:
I – grades 1-2, 3-3:45 p.m. $35
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Black Belt Scholarship

May 13, 2015
Black Belt Scholarship

Jed Davis (center), an AHS senior and 3rd degree black belt, earned the Presidential Honors Scholarship from Tyler Junior College. With him are (left) TJC Dean of Students Dr. Dometrius Hill and Azle Martial Arts Chief Instructor Don May.

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Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

May 6, 2015
Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

Lady Hornet Sarah Brown is all smiles as she rounds the bases after blasting a ball well over the left field fence in Azle’s first game bi-district victory over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Home runs and a perfect game spelled doom for Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in bi-district play.
Azle (25-2) scored early and often, run-ruling the Lady Eagles in two playoff games.
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Track year over for Azle

May 6, 2015

The 2015 track season officially ended in Lubbock May 1-2.
Katy O’Dell and Brooke Smith turned in top performances, both bronzes.
O’Dell threw the discus 115 feet, 3 inches and Smith pole vaulted 10-6.
Ayden Thompson reached the finals in the 300 hurdles at the Texas Tech track; she finished eighth in 15.17 seconds.
Kaylie Peters took eighth in high jump, clearing 5-2.
Hornet hurdlers Conrad Reinhard and Trey Ramos missed the finals in their 110 and 300 distances, respectively.
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Baseball season over for Hornets

May 6, 2015

The Azle High School baseball team got some solid pitching this season.
But the bats never really came around and the Hornets missed the postseason.
Coach Anthony Barron said, “Our pitching was outstanding this season. It’s tough getting beat by just one or a couple of runs.”
That was the case several times in District 5-5A play – including a 2-0 loss at Boswell April 30.
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Azle Christian in the Playoffs

May 6, 2015
Azle Christian in the Playoffs

Azle Christian School Crusader Jacob Clark is safe at third base in ACS’ home playoff game May 1. The Crusaders won state championships three years in a row, from 2009-2011. This season, Azle Christian advanced to the state tournament in Springtown; after a May 4 loss, ACS played for third place the next day (results not available at press time). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Summer sports camp season kicks off June 2

May 6, 2015

Many summer sports camps are registering; some, however, are only tentatively scheduled.
Things begin with a baseball camp.
On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
On June 8-11, boys basketball has two sessions:
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Girls’ Basketball Banquet

May 6, 2015
Girls’ Basketball Banquet

Varsity winners: (front, l-r) Valarie Matlock (Co-MVP/Outstanding Defensive Player), Taylor Fulfer (Co-MVP, 3-D Award); (back) Kaycie Dunkerley (Outstanding Offensive Player) Payton Berger (Outstanding Rebounder); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Junior varsity winners: (l-r) Miranda Davis (Outstanding Offensive Player); Rachel Wood (Hustle Award); Murri Jenkins (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Freshman winners: (l-r) Savannah Johnson (Outstanding Offensive Player); Maria Parkison (Hustle Award); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player.)

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Spring Football

May 6, 2015
Spring Football

After the 2014 Hornet football team posted more victories than any other football team in Azle High School history, the 2015 squad is hitting Hornet Field for spring drills each day. The spring football season runs through May 22, Coach Devon Dorris said.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets win softball district title again

April 29, 2015
Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Playoffs start at home against Carter-Riverside

By Mark K. Campbell
Going into the April 21 game against Brewer, the Lady Hornet softball team knew a victory meant another district championship.
Azle (23-2, 13-1) jumped ahead and quelled a late Lady Bear rally to win the game and 5-5A, 10-8.
That contest was followed up – eventually, after even more rain this April – with a regular season-ending 12-6 victory over Wichita Falls Rider on Senior Night April 25.
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