by Mark K. Campbell
Boswell and state-ranked Chisholm Trail topped Azle (1-6 in district) in recent basketball outings.
At home against the Pioneers Jan. 17, AHS fell 51-32.
Zack Kent had a nice night with 11 points.
Max Miller scored 7 and Dylan Gibson netted 5 points in the loss.
A slow start hampered the Hornets, scoring just 12 first period points.
Chisholm Trail, No. 18 in 5A, beat Azle 66-27.
CJ Overstreet and Kent led scorers with 6 points each.
Payton Vaughn had 5 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist and a steal.
The blowout game stood 42-0 at halftime.
As QB, Seals, who started for America, went 2-for-4 for 27 yards, the longest completion being 16 yards. That hook-up converted a third-and-9 near midfield.
Seals also held on some PATs.
The USA squad, playing the final game of the night at the home of the Cowboys, scored a trio of defensive touchdowns.… Read the rest
It’s time for the matches that count for the AHS soccer squads.
The Azle boys (4-4-1) played two tourneys to warm up.
The Hornets took third in a Temple tournament.
AHS beat Leander Glenn 3-1, Bastrop 5-1, and Temple 1-0
A 5-2 loss to South Grand Prairie in bracket play pitted Azle against Corsicana for third place.
After a 1-1 tie in regulation, the Hornets got the victory with a 5-4 advantage in penalty kicks.
AHS also played at a Birdville tourney, going 0-1-3.
For the non-district slate, coach William Averitte said Ben Davis is the leading Hornet scorer with 5 goals.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle boys had finished as high as third in Texas High School Wrestling Coaches Association state duals tourney.
This time, the Hornets were not to be denied and won the 5A state title in Bryan.
Azle dominated the tournament for the most part.
In pool competitions, AHS trounced Highland Park 61-20, drubbed Mission Pioneer 68-10, then took down Georgetown 48-28.
That propelled the Hornets to the semifinals where Azle had its closest match; still, AHS won over Frisco Liberty 40-26.… Read the rest
The Lady Hornet soccer squad survived some weird weather and four foes to win the Springtown tournament.
Azle (5-0) was coming off a 2-0 skunking of Fort Worth Western Hills in the season opener.
Gabby Brentz scored her first varsity goal in Fort Worth and Kara Moore added the other one.
Jenna Okubo and Taylor Forsythe got assists.
Helping keeper Heather Randall record her first-ever shutout were Maddisen Pierce, Jessica Pierce, Marisah Mata, and Kailey Massey.… Read the rest
Despite the week being “tough,” coach James Crafton said his hoops Hornets have not waned in effort.
Azle (1-4 in 6-5A) lost at Brewer and Northwest in recent district clashes.
At White Settlement Jan. 10, the Bears stopped AHS 68-34.
CJ Overstreet and Trevor Cameron led Hornet scorers with 8 points each.
Max Miller blocked 4 shots and Dylan Gibson rebounded 7 balls.
At home against Northwest, the second place in district Texans impressed, winning 89-34.
Payton Vaughn’s 9 points was tops for Azle. Cameron scored 8 (and had 9 boards) and Miller netted 7 points.
While the week was difficult, coach Crafton said, “On the bright side, the kids kept fighting and will learn from their mistakes and look to improve.”… Read the rest
The Lady Hornet hoops varsity split district games.
Azle (8-14, 2-4) almost reached the end of the first round of 6-5A play even; AHS led 6-1 Northwest 15-13 at the half Jan. 13 in Azle.
But stopping Lady Texan powerhouse Alexus Brigham – she scored 25 points – proved to be a chore. Northwest went on to take a 42-30 win in Azle.
Four Lady Hornets accounted for all AHS points: Bailey Natusch, 14; Naudia Smith, 7; Harli Wilbanks, 5; and Breeona Cannon, 4.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
A trio of Lady Hornets made some noise in a prestigious wrestling tournament at the site of the state event next month.
At Cy-Fair ISD’s Berry Center, coach Monica Allen took Azle’s top athletes to the biggest tournament in Texas.
There, three girls placed; two were golden.
Taking titles were Lauren Dale and Hali Davis.
Lady Hornet Alexis Hanna earned a bronze.
The girls team finished sixth out of 74 squads at the elite tournament.… Read the rest
Former Lady Hornet wrestler Montana Stewart will continue her MMA career Jan. 13.
She fights fellow strawweight Cynthia Calvillo at the Bomb Factory in Dallas; bouts begin at 6 p.m.
The event will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
Stewart, 21, is listed 5-7, 115 pounds. She fights for the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Her record is 6-3. She is coming off a loss last October that ended a six-match winning streak.
Stewart’s opponent is 2-0. The fight is the third one on the card.… Read the rest