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Two AHS wrestlers part of Team Texas

July 15, 2015
Two AHS wrestlers part of Team Texas

Lady Hornets Hali Davis (left) and Lauren Dale are part of the exclusive Team Texas squad led by Azle High School coach Monica Allen. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

A pair of Lady Hornet wrestlers are  off to North Dakota to see some of the best mat athletes in America.
Reigning state UIL champion Lauren Dale and Hali Davis are both key members of Team Texas, an elite squad coached by AHS’ Monica Allen and bound for North Dakota – an annual trek for years for talented Azle athletes.
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V’ball camp at AHS July 20-23

July 15, 2015
V’ball camp at AHS July 20-23

A volleyball camp directed by Azle coaches is set for July 20-23 in three sessions.
Fees are $20, $60, and $65 for the three sets.
Azle coaches will instruct a 3-session girls basketball camp July 27-30.
The three sets cost $25, $65, and $70.
A two-session youth football camp arrives Aug. 3-6.
I – grades 2-6, 8:30-10:30 a.m., $65
II – grades 7-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $65
Registration forms are available online at azleisd.net then click on High School then Athletics; the Summer Camps tab is on the left.
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Gym at High School Full Steam Ahead

July 8, 2015
Gym at High School Full Steam Ahead

The dust is literally flying at Azle High School as workers buzz around the new Hornet gym. Scaffolding almost rings the east side while, inside, lights are being installed.                      Photos by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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New gym rising

July 8, 2015
New gym rising

by Mark K. Campbell
The anticipated, state-of-the-art gym going up at Azle High School remains a bit off its projected completion date – but not by much.
Todd Smith, director of district operations, said lights are being installed and painting continues on the building.
While construction has targeted the Career and Technology Education Center – necessary because it houses classrooms – the gym hasn’t been forgotten, Smith noted.
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Elite volleyball camp at AHS July 13-15

July 8, 2015
Elite volleyball camp at AHS July 13-15

Hollie Hutson, head coach at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School, will co-direct an advanced volleyball camp at AHS July 13-15.       Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

Summer camps are gearing back up.
An advanced volleyball arrives July 13-15.
Run by veteran coaches Julie Green and Hollie Hutson, the fee is  $135.
The 2-7 p.m. camp is for incoming 9-12 graders only.
Next, a volleyball camp directed by Azle coaches is set for July 20-23 in three sessions.
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Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

July 1, 2015
Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

Hornet Chas Skelly became Azle’s first gold medal champion in 2003. Photo by Paula Campbell

by Mark K. campbell
Wrestling became a sanctioned University Interscholastic League sport in 1999.
Not long after that, Azle athletes began making noise in Austin – and, while the venues have changed, AHS’ annual presence as a top wrestling power in Texas has not.

The early years
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Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

June 24, 2015
Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Azle Head Coach Devon Dorris led the Hornets to its winningest season ever in 2014. Texas Football magazine thinks the Hornets might return to the postseason this fall. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual Lone Star ‘bible’ says 5-5A standings will depend on the Hornets

by Mark K. Campbell
The football Hornets should return to the postseason, according to Texas Football magazine.
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Coaching changes, stadium renovations highlight AHS summer

June 17, 2015
Coaching changes, stadium  renovations highlight AHS summer

The gutting of the home side bathrooms is ongoing; new facilities will be in place before the football season begins.             Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, few coaching changes have occurred in the Azle ISD.
Two major positions must be filled – head coaches for baseball and soccer.
Aside from those changes, the biggest movement in sports at the AISD is renovations at Hornet Field.
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Smith shines at Arlington football combine

June 17, 2015
Smith shines at Arlington football combine

Chase Smith in action against El Paso Canutillo during Azle’s 5A Division 2 regional game last season in Midland.                                              Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
After turning in a memorable junior season as the No. 1 running back in Azle’s winningest football team in history, Chase Smith is ready to get back on the gridiron.
In fact, that’s just what he did  recently – at AT&T Stadium where the incoming senior impressed at the Blue-Grey All-American combine.
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Camps on a break

June 17, 2015

Camps resume in July.
First comes advanced volleyball July 13-15. Run by coaches Julie Green and Hollie Hutson, the fee is $125 before July 6 and $130 online. Afterward, the fee is $135, including the first day of camp.
The 2-7 p.m. camp is for incoming 9-12 graders only.
A volleyball camp directed by Azle coaches is set for July 20-23 in three sessions. Fees are $20, $60, and $65 for three sessions.
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