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Woman teeing up golf program focusing on girls

June 4, 2014

Wanted: female golfers.
Azle has a super golf course so why not train some girl golfers from the area?
That’s the concept Beverly Simants is involved in.
She’s the “site director” of a new girls golf program slated for Cross Timbers Golf Course.
The program is sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
The developmental program targets ages 7 to 17 with hopes of becoming a network for girls to not only play the sport but “build friendships and sample competition in a positive and supportive learning environment,” Simants noted.… Read the rest

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Local archery coach training champions here

June 4, 2014
Local archery coach training champions here

An Azle man is coaching world champions right here.
Jesse Johnson instructs archery and two of his athletes trained here have achieved substantial success.
Denton’s Lindsey Smith won a bronze medal in the Junior Compound division of the U.S. National Field Archery Championships. That earned her a place on the United States team. She will compete in Zagreb, Croatia in August.
Also at those championships, Shelby Warrington, from Arlington, won the cadet compound division.… Read the rest

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Seals picked for elite camp

June 4, 2014
Seals picked for elite camp

Azle’s Ken Seals, headed for seventh grade at Azle Junior High next fall, will play some summer football in several cities throughout the country.
Seals was picked to compete in the National NFA Duel Competition in Canton, Ohio; the event is youth football’s biggest gathering of top young football athletes.
He was invited based on his third place finish in the same event in 2013.… Read the rest

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Azle Elementary top athletes earn honors

June 4, 2014
Azle Elementary top athletes earn honors

Once again, Azle Elementary P.E. teacher David  Slininger conducted the Presidential Fitness Test to fifth and sixth graders.… Read the rest

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Instructing scores of young athletes at AHS

June 4, 2014
Instructing scores of young athletes at AHS

It was warm and humid Tuesday, June 3 when AHS head softball coach Tracy Tadlock and baseball Anthony Barron began instructing scores of young athletes at AHS.  Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Hoops camp next up at AHS

June 4, 2014

Summer camps are underway.
A cross-country running camp started June 4 and goes through Aug. 14, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays.
On June 9-12, a boys basketball camp arrives at AHS.
Also starting June 9 and going Monday-Thursday through July 24 or 31, depending on session/sex, is a Performance Course.
Tennis follows from June 16-19.
A wrestling camp is slated for June 16-19, too.
The annual volleyball camp is July 21-23, and it will be divided into three age sessions.… Read the rest

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Cowgirl competes in high school rodeo finals

June 4, 2014

Last week’s story on Azle High School cowgirl Bailey Kavanaugh had some unclear information in it.
Her performance at the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals came in barrels.
In the first go-round, she picked up 25 points.
In round two, the rookie earned 49 more. Overall, she finished fourth at Will Rogers Coliseum to boost her seasonlong finish to 14th with 359 points.… Read the rest

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Aledo ends memorable softball season

May 28, 2014
Aledo ends memorable softball season

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle head softball coach Tracy Tadlock said that Aledo was a veteran team that played good defense.
He was right.
The Lady Hornet softball team’s season ended at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School when the Ladycats won the first two games of the regional finals series – 10-2 and 14-4 – over Azle (35-8).
While Aledo turned in some defensive gems, the Lady Hornets made errors that allowed Aledo to send runners zipping around the bases.… Read the rest

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AHS trio places in high school rodeo

May 28, 2014

Three Azle High School rodeo athletes placed in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals that capped the 2013-14 season.
Competing in the NTHSRA event conducted at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth were Austin Malone, Chris Osborn, and Bailey Kavanaugh.
Malone finished the season sixth overall with 202 points despite not scoring in the Finals.
Osborn competed in chute dogging. At Will Rogers, he pointed in two go-rounds.… Read the rest

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Camps begin in June

May 28, 2014

In two weeks, the annual summer sports camp deluge arrive here for local youths.
Azle High School will be a beehive of activity the first week of June as three camps will be conducted as well as a cross country distance camp that runs into mid-August.
On June 3-6, four sessions of soccer camps are set.
Softball will be held in two sessions and so will baseball – both on AHS diamonds.… Read the rest

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