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Seals top QB again

July 27, 2016
Seals top QB again

Ken Seals won another QB competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Incoming Hornet football quarterback Ken Seals won his second Texas State QB competition.
Competing in the 9th/10th grade class, Seals faced 15 other invited top QBs.
After three hours of skills that tested arm strength, long throws, speed, agility, accuracy, and release, Seals finished among the top four, the only freshman.
In the finals, only Seals managed to make a “high difficulty” throw over a net and into the center of another target, winning the event.
On July 23, he was a team captain and starting quarterback for Team USA in a national game that was broadcast live on ESPN3.… Read the rest

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Final camp arrives

July 27, 2016

Head coach to lead football drills

The final camp of the summer is set for AHS, a football camp Aug. 1-4.
Azle head football coach Devon Dorris will again direct two sets of young athletes on the Azle High School campus.
A pair of sessions is planned:
• grades 2-6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
• grades 7-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Both cost $65 with day of camp signups okay.
Registration is available at www.azleisd.net under the “Summer Camps” tab.
After the camp, the focus shifts on the 2016 season as two-a-day practices begin Monday, Aug. 8.… Read the rest

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Girls Hoops Camp 2016

July 27, 2016
Girls Hoops Camp 2016

Almost 100 young Lady Hornets trained at the annual girls basketball camp at the AHS gym, led by head coach Mitzi Marquart. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Swim Standout

July 27, 2016
Swim Standout

Azle’s Owen Herring, 6, won three events at the YMCA Lone Star State Swimming Championships July 21-24. Representing Northwest YMCA, he competed against 559 other swimmers from 17 different YMCAs. Herring piled up 60 points for his team by finishing first in the 25-yard backstroke and the 25- and 50-yard freestyle. He was named the top male swimmer for his age group.

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Camp Reflections

July 20, 2016
Camp Reflections

On courts, fields, and mats, local youngsters have been sharpening their skills this summer. A girls hoops camp is next, July 25-28 followed by a football camp Aug. 1-4. See www.azleisd.net for details.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Fall sports sending AHS athletes all over the Metroplex

July 20, 2016
Fall sports sending AHS athletes all over the Metroplex

by Mark K. Campbell
After every biennial UIL realignment, coaches scramble to complete schedules.
Once last February’s decisions were official, Azle coaches locked down district and non-district competitions.
Before looking at schedules, let’s check at how the 2015-16 year shook out for AHS.

Last school year
Azle had three district champions in 2015-16.
Winning district titles were boys cross country, boys wrestling, and softball.
The boys JV wrestling squad also won district.
Azle teams or individuals advanced to the postseason in swimming (9), girls wrestling (4th at state), girls track (4),  boys track (2), and girls golf.
Hopes are high for the upcoming year in several sports.… Read the rest

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Hornet Hall of Famer Dorris comes back to Azle

July 13, 2016
Hornet Hall of Famer Dorris comes back to Azle

 

Derek to coach boys track, football with brother Devon

by Mark K. Campbell
Brothers who both have enjoyed success at Azle High School are reunited again.
Derek Dorris is back as a Hornet, joining his head football coach/big brother Devon.
Derek will be the boys head track coach and will also become part of Devon’s gridiron staff.
Athletic Director Scott Anderson said Derek officially fills a receivers coach position but where he eventually lands “will be up to Devon.”
Derek, who was part of the initial class of the Azle Athletic Hall of Fame inducted last October, comes from Duncanville where he regularly led athletes to success at the state meet.… Read the rest

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New volleyball coach hosting camp at AHS

July 13, 2016

by Mark K. Campbell
New Lady Hornet volleyball coach Elizabeth Snyder will direct her first Azle camp July 18-19 and 21-22 at AHS in three sessions.
The first one is for girls entering grades 1-4. That 8-9 a.m. camp costs $30.
Session II is for girls in grades 5-7 and runs from 9:30 until noon. It costs $60.
The final session is for eighth and ninth graders.
The fee is $70 for the 1-4 p.m. camp.
Registering after July 15 tacks on $5 more.
Day of camp registration is okay.
After that, a girls basketball camp arrives July 25-28 – also in three sessions for ages 1-4, 5-7, and 8-9.… Read the rest

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Elite Volleyball Camp 2016

July 13, 2016
Elite Volleyball Camp 2016

Veteran coaches Hollie Huston and Julie Green put scores of Lady Hornets through a variety of drills at the annual Elite Volleyball Camp conducted at Azle High School.  Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Former Lady Hornet qualifies for Olympics

July 6, 2016
Former Lady Hornet qualifies for Olympics

In May 2010, Lady Hornet Shelbi Vaughan won the state discus title on her final throw in Austin. She later won two more golds for Mansfield Legacy. Vaughan recently earned a berth on the U.S. Olympic team. Photo by Paula Campbell

Vaughan second in discus at Oregon trials

by Mark K. Campbell
Thrower Shelbi Vaughan will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games next month.
Vaughan, who competed for Azle and won state as a Lady Hornet in 2010, claimed a berth at the Rio Games by finishing second in the discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.… Read the rest

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