Azle freshman bests seniors from Louisiana and Georgia to win
Incoming Azle High School freshman quarterback Ken Seals picked up more competition honors in recent outings.
The Hornet won a pair of events.
He was tops in the National Underclassmen division and was the overall champion in grades 8-12 in Desoto.
In the invitation-only NUC 3-Kings QB event, Seals competed against other quarterbacks from Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Texas.
Soon the athletes were whittled down to a trio – seniors from Louisiana and Georgia and Seals.
The competition came down to the final event which happens to be Seals’ specialty – the long throw.… Read the rest
These three Lady Hornets earned special district recognition – called superlatives – from 5-5A softball coaches. Samantha Bradley was the Pitcher of the Year; Bailee Carter was named the Offensive Player of the Year; Kaitlyn Harris was picked as the Catcher of the Year. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
by Mark K. Campbell
Ten softball Lady Hornets were lauded by 5-5A coaches for their district play.
A trio of Azle athletes landed superlatives – unique honors in 5-5A.
Veteran pitcher Samantha Bradley was picked as the Pitcher of the Year.
The senior posted an 8-1 record in district – 18-6 for the season – with an ERA of 1.268 while striking out 233 hitters.… Read the rest
Camps and a Performance Course can keep Azle youth busy beginning in June.
Things kick off with a June 1-3 boys basketball “team camp” that runs from June 1-3 for $75 with sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 for incoming 10-12 graders.
Three camps are slated for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member.… Read the rest
Azle year over in Area round
by Mark K. Campbell
For the third consecutive year, Aledo eliminated Azle from the softball postseasson.
The Lady Hornets (29-8) lost the best-of-three series 0-2 at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School May 6-7.
After scoring a run in the first inning of the first game, Azle would not cross the plate again, falling to the Ladycats 5-1 and 1-0.… Read the rest
All season long, cowboy Austen Malone and cowgirl Kylee Scribner have piled up points in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association schedule.
Now, both Azle High School athletes have qualified for the NTHSRA Finals in Fort Worth May 21-22.
Malone has been at the top of the bull riding point-winners throughout the season.
He still maintains a comfortable lead with 903.5 points over the runner-up from Aledo’s 596 points.
Scribner enters the Finals with 683 points in pole bending, good for fifth in the seasonlong race. She sits eighth in barrels with 425 points.
Scribner is also fifth in the Rookie Cowgirl competition with 1,234 points.… Read the rest
Once again, it will be the Lady Hornets versus the Ladycats in the softball postseason.
In the past two years, Aledo has eliminated Azle (28-6) just shy of the Final Four in Austin.
This time around, the squads will battle earlier in the playoffs, the Area round. And, perhaps, this Ladycat team isn’t the juggernaut of previous years; Aledo finished second in its district this season.… Read the rest
Homecoming is Oct. 21 against NW Eaton
by Mark K. Campbell
There are some familiar faces, some old rivals, and a brand new school on the 2016 varsity football schedule.
Azle will be spending plenty of time at Hornet Field before the new district – 6-5A – starts play in late September.
AHS will scrimmage Burleson at home; only one scrimmage is permitted because the Hornets are participating in spring practices that began May 2.
The season opens with a pair of home games, Grapevine (Aug. 26) and Keller Timber Creek (Sept. 2). That latter game is Youth Night at the stadium.… Read the rest