Several Azle High School players were lauded for their hoops play. The Lady Hornets had six girls recognized for outstanding play including Kaycie Dunkerley, the 5-4A Newcomer of the Year. Landing on the First Team were Morgan Prentice and Valarie Matlock. Payton Berger and Taylor Fulfer were Second Team selections while Maci Wilbanks landed on the Honorable Mention list. For the boys, Colton Bagwell led; he was a Second Team pick. Two other seniors landed on the Honorable Mention roster: Jesse Salisbury and Cooper Rush. Photos by Mark K.… Read the rest
A trip to Denton for an early season track meet wasn’t the greatest of outings.
Lady Hornet coach Melody Dennis said the meet wasn’t run too well.
Still plenty of AHS athletes got in some action.
Spencer Watzlavick took second in the 110 hurdles. Chase Smith finished third in the high jump, coach Keith Boenisch said. Isaac Marquez took third in the long jump.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Not only had the Lady Hornet basketball team returned to the postseason for the first time since 2006, but Azle (22-11) won its first playoff game.
Round two pitted AHS against a tough foe, Fort Worth’s Trimble Tech, coming in with 27 wins.
The Lady Bulldogs got off to a fast start and the Lady Hornets played chase the entire game, losing 73-46.… Read the rest
After missing four tournaments because of weather – two varsity and two JV – the Azle High School varsity tennis team finally got to play.
And they did well.
AHS claimed a pair of golds and also tallied a slew of other top finishes at the courts on the Texas Christian University campus in the Peaster tournament.
The boys singles title was won by Daniel Clark.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The first time out for the Lady Hornet softball team was impressive: Azle (6-0) won the Brock tournament.
Until bracket play arrived, AHS clobbered all comers.
The year opened with an 11-3 drubbing of San Angelo Lake View.
Makenzi Harris (3-0) got the win for the Lady Hornets.
Next, hurler Samantha Bradley (2-0) permitted only one run to Dublin as Azle cruised to a 16-1 victory.… Read the rest
The Hornet basketball season ended on a positive note with a district victory in the last game of the season.
Azle defeated Lake Dallas 64-56 in a game delayed one day by bad weather.
Both teams let loose in the final period, combining for 53 points; AHS got 29 of them.
Luke Davis led with 15 points. Cooper Rush and Peyton Smith added 10 while Colton Bagwell and Billy Stevens netted 8 and Jesse Salisbury scored 6 points.… Read the rest
The Azle High School soccer teams remain at the top of the heap in District 12-4A action.
The boys continue to over power rivals, especially defensively.
Keeper Austin McCash literally saved the match in a 1-0 win over Saginaw, coach Ben Buentello recalled.
McCash stopped a Rough Rider’s point blank shot.
“Austin and our starting defense have not allowed a goal in district play,” the coach said.… Read the rest
With even more improvement from his squad evident during scrimmages, Azle High School head baseball coach Anthony Barron said his unit is ready to begin the season.
In the final scrimmages, “we put the ball in play and scored a lot of runs,” the coach said. “Our pitching staff did well and the defense is starting to mesh together and get the job done.”… Read the rest