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Soccer clubs forming

April 6, 2016

A trio of local youth soccer clubs is being formed and tryouts are looming.
Azle High School head boys coach Brad Averitte is overseeing the assembling of teams for ages 12 and under, 10U and 8U.
Tryouts are slated for Monday, April 11; Thursday, April 14; Monday, April 18; and Thursday, April 21.
All tryouts will take place at Hornet Field at AHS from 5:45 to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Averitte at brad.averitte@gmail.com.… Read the rest

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Champion Cowgirl

April 6, 2016
Champion Cowgirl

Azle High School cowgirl Kylee Scribner, a freshman, competed in the Region III Texas High School Rodeo Association’s finals. She was the runner-up in the first barrels go round and won the second outing with the fastest time of the weekend. In poles, she was ninth in the first go-round and won the second. For the season, she was crowned the champion in barrels, pole bending, and Rookie Cowgirl. She won two saddles, four buckles, $1,238, and a jacket. She will compete at state June 6-11 at Abilene.

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Final pre-district track tune-up a toughie in Keller

April 6, 2016
Final pre-district track tune-up a toughie in Keller

Hornet Gamble Moore jumps here, but, in Keller, it was as a hurdler that he won a bronze medal in the junior varsity 110-meter race. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual 5-5A meet in Aledo April 11-12

by Mark K. Campbell
In the final track meet before the district gathering, Azle coaches Keith Boenisch and Melody Dennis took their athletes to Keller March 31.
There, a variety of talented teams tested AHS athletes.
Hurdler Conrad Reinhard continued to stand out on the boys varsity.
He won the 110-meter race in 15.16 seconds. Reinhard added a bronze with a time of 40.67 in the 300 distance.… Read the rest

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Bull rider shines, retains big lead

April 6, 2016

AHS is the home of one of the top bull riders in the area.
At the North Texas High School Rodeo Association event sponsored by the Northwest Eaton club, Austen Malone tacked on 57 more points to his season-long leading bull riding total.
With a ride scored 69, he took third at the Saginaw arena.
For the 2015-16 season, Malone had piled up 903.5 points – well ahead of runner-up Garrett Jones of Aledo’s 531.
AHS cowgirl Kylee Scribner sits fifth in poles and eighth in barrels.
Four rodeos remain.
At the end of the regular season, the top 15 point-winners in each event will compete in the annual NTHSRA finals, May 21-22 at Fort Worth’s Cowtown Coliseum.… Read the rest

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Physcials offered at AHS April 21

April 6, 2016

Optional heart test available

A slew of activities require athletic physicals in AISD and a chance to get those check-ups arrives April 12.
From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school gyms, any AHS athlete and anyone who plans on attending a summer camp must have a physical in advance.
The cost is $20.
Student-athletes must bring a completed, signed medical history form.
That form is available at www.azleisd.net under the Athletics tab.
Youth should wear shorts and t-shirts; do not wear jeans if a knee needs to be evaluated.
Afterward, all participants will receive a copy of the physical for personal records.… Read the rest

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AHS JV baseball Hornets beat Bos

April 6, 2016

The Azle junior varsity baseball squad picked up another district victory, over Boswell, 8-7.
The AHS JV rode a 5-run third inning to the win.
Sam Collins got the victory; he struck out 5 Pioneers.
Bennett Pinkston, who scored once, reached base 3 times; he doubled in two runs in the second inning.
In that big third inning, Brady Heid scored on a wild pitch.
A crucial run reached the plate in the final inning when Christian Jimenez stole home in the seventh.… Read the rest

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Azle Junior High Track Victors

April 6, 2016
Azle Junior High Track Victors

Azle Junior High School boys track teams – eighth grade (above) and seventh grade  – both won the North Texas Athletic League Zone 1 championships at Saginaw Chisholm Trail’s track. Next up: The NTAL finals at Pocupine Stadium in Springtown conducted April 5 (results not available at press time).

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Late-game loss ends 5-5A winning streak

March 30, 2016
Late-game loss ends 5-5A winning streak

Azle shortstop Bailee Carter tags out a Denton runner at second base. The Lady Hornets thumped the visitors 14-4 to run its 5-5A winning streak to five games. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet softball team still at top of standings

by Mark K. Campbell
It sure looked like the winning streak was going to continue.
The big match-up against Brewer pitted old rivals.
And Azle (18-6, 5-1) had the upper hand going into the sixth inning.
But the Lady Bears – led by former Azle coach Vera Ortega – put four runners across and a 4-3 Lady Hornet lead vanished.… Read the rest

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AHS on the Links

March 30, 2016
AHS on the Links

Lady Hornet Jessica Simants (left), a junior, finished third in district and will advance to the regional tournament in Lubbock; with her is the district champ, Jade Staudt from Saginaw – daughter of Rhonda Staudt, a PE teacher at Hoover Elementary. Cody Finn (right) shot an 85 and was the fifth place medalist at a JV tourney in a Timber Creek tournament at Iron Horse Golf Course.

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Hornets fall to Denton and Brewer

March 30, 2016
Hornets fall to Denton and Brewer

After winning the district opener, Azle has dropped a trio of 5-5A clashes. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
District play started out wonderfully for the Hornet baseball team, but AHS has hit a few speed bumps lately.
Azle (5-12, 1-3) has dropped a trio of 5-5A contests after hosting Denton and playing Brewer in White Settlement.
Against Denton March 22, the Hornets led 2-0 after tallying twice in the second inning.
That advantage stood until the top of the fourth when the Broncos tied it then took the lead for good the next inning, finally winning 7-2.… Read the rest

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