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Boys drop 2 in 6-5A

January 25, 2017
Boys drop 2 in 6-5A

 

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.

Hornet Zack Kent puts a shot up in Saginaw during Azle’s clash with Chisholm Trail.

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Seals helps USA to victory

January 25, 2017
Seals helps USA to victory

Azle freshman varsity quarterback Ken Seals started as the USA demolished Canada in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Hornet quarterback Ken Seals helped the USA Under-16 National Team demolish their Ontario, Canada counterparts 63-0 in International Bowl VIII played at AT&T Stadium Jan. 17.
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

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Soccer ready for district

January 25, 2017

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

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Hornets crowned state duals champions

January 18, 2017
Hornets crowned state duals champions

Azle’s duals championship squad, coached by Chris Allen (right), celebrates with a group shot at Bryan HS.

First title for boys

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

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Ladies soccer tourney victors

January 18, 2017
Ladies soccer tourney victors

Lady Hornet Gabby Brentz (7) heads a ball toward the Venus goal keeper during AHS’ win on a chilly Springtown pitch Jan. 13. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Hoops Hornets fall in district

January 18, 2017

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

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Lady Hornets get second 6-5A basketball victory on the road

January 18, 2017
Lady Hornets get second 6-5A basketball victory on the road

A couple of Texans try to make things tough for Azle’s Naudia Smith during Northwest’s visit to the AHS gym Jan. 13. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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500 Wins for AHS Coach

January 18, 2017
500 Wins for AHS Coach

Lady Hornet head basketball coach Mitzi Marquart didn’t want to make a big deal out of winning the 500th game in her career. While that actually happened back in November against Midlothian Heritage, her squad secretly created a commemorative ball. Marquart was presented the memento and flowers before Azle’s Jan. 13 game against Northwest. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

January 11, 2017
Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

Lauren Dale, Alexis Hanna, and Hali Davis (l-r) brought home two golds and a bronze from an elite tournament.

Girls 6th, boys 7th, both tops in 5A

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

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Stewart MMA bout Jan. 13

January 11, 2017

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

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