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Baseball honors given

May 17, 2017
Baseball honors given

Hornet Ryan Lehr (ready to make a tag) was named the District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year by coaches. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Lehr is Newcomer of the Year

by Mark K. Campbell
A bevy of honors were passed out to Azle baseball players.
The District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year was freshman Ryan Lehr.
Second Team honors went to outfielder Christian Morales.
Named Honorable Mention were Tyler Ruelas, Sam Collins, Julius Schneider, Tyler Lehr, and Zachary Edwards.
Academic All-District Hornets included Cody Akers, Brody Carter, Dylan Flynn, Brandon Martinez, Ben Pinkston Austin Berglund, Trent Creacy, Hunter Jennings, Tyler Ruelas, and Morales.… Read the rest

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Cross Timbers team advances

May 17, 2017
Cross Timbers team advances

Azle squad headed to state event in Hill Country

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course is the home of conference champions.
The pros at Cross Timbers won their conference in Texas Golf Association League action – culminating two weeks of play – to reach the tourney that propelled CTCG forward.
It was the Azle team’s first foray into league play.
CTCG finished 4-2 and earned 47 points to win Conference 5.… Read the rest

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AHS’ elite players picked

May 17, 2017
AHS’ elite players picked

Twelve Azle soccer athletes earned honors from District 6-5A coaches.
Nick Quevedo was picked as the Newcomer of the Year while Heather Randall earned top honors for the Lady Hornets.

Nick Quevedo was the Newcomer of the Year. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Heather Randall was Azle’s only First Team pick.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Spring Drills Ongoing

May 17, 2017
Spring Drills Ongoing

Azle head football coach Devon Dorris and his assistants continue to work out current Hornets for the fall season. Azle will undergo spring drills through May 23. The next day concludes practices with a full-pads scrimmage at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. The squads reassemble Monday, Aug. 14 for conditioning then put on pads a week later. The earliest available date for a scrimmage, according to the UIL, is Friday, Aug. 25. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Award-Winning Crusaders

May 17, 2017
Award-Winning Crusaders

After a successful 2017 campaign, five Azle Christian School Crusaders earned a bevy of postseason honors: (l-r) Jake Spivey, Charlee Robertson, Payton Wilson, Nate Rollins, and Brenden Guardiola. Spivey was the 2nd Team All-District Utility Player; Robertson was the district MVP and a First Team All-State pitcher/catcher; Wilson was First Team All-District and 2nd Team All-State as a second baseman; Rollins was a 2nd Team All-District pitcher; and Guardiola at first base was All-District.

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Azle anglers lauded

May 17, 2017
Azle anglers lauded

Marshall Arnwine (left) will fish the state high school bass tournament at Lake Ray Roberts this weekend. With him is AHS sponsor/captain Larry Mackey.

Hornet bass fishing anglers landed a bevy of awards at their banquet.
Marshall Arnwine and Cody Gilbert qualified for the state tournament, set for Lake Ray Roberts this weekend.
Their captain is Leon Nichols.
Shane Richardson, a fisherman from Lake Worth on the AHS team, was picked as the Angler of the Year.
Gabriel Gamble-Shane Richardson were Azle’s Angler Team of the Year.
Already, team sponsor Larry Mackey is planning on the 2017-18 team. Anyone – male or female – entering ninth grade or higher this fall can sign up to fish for Azle.… Read the rest

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Sports camps loom

May 17, 2017

Registration is ongoing for summer sports camps.
Those with dates locked in:
• tennis – June 6-9
• wrestling – June 6-9
• boys’ basketball – June 7-9
• softball – June 12-15
• soccer – June 12-15
• baseball – June 12-15
• volleyball – July 17-20
• girls’ basketball – July 24-27
Dates have not been pinned down for elite volleyball (tentatively July 13-15) and football (early August).
Cross country training classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in June.
For more information on all camps, visit www.azleisd.net, click on Azle High School then Athletics, then Summer Camps.… Read the rest

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There’s More to Cross Country Than Running

May 10, 2017
There’s More to Cross Country Than Running

Running three miles in a cross county race requires more than strong legs; coach Keith Boenisch puts runners through a full-body workout at AHS. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Hoover honored for his support at ACU

May 10, 2017
Hoover honored for his support at ACU

This plaque honoring Keith Hoover is near the ACU diamond.

With a tree and plaque near ball field

by Mark K. Campbell
On April 28, Abilene Christian University planted a tree and placed a plaque beneath it to honor late Azle resident Keith Hoover.
The event took place on the south lawn of Poly Wells Field before an ACU-Central Arkansas softball game.
Wildcat coach Bobby Reeves said he considered Hoover the program’s No. 1 fan.… Read the rest

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Spring Football Drills

May 10, 2017
Spring Football Drills

The 2017 Hornets get up early for spring drills; practices start at 6:20 a.m. Football in May ends the 24th with a full pads scrimmage. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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