The last football contest of the year required the tie-breaker of Dallas 35, Cleveland 10 (45), but it didn’t really help.
However, Kyle Betz was the only contestant to miss just two games, so he claimed the final $20 of 2016.
A trio of other prognosticators tied with three misses. Even the tie-breaker didn’t work as both Wes Robinson and Eddy Swanzy guessed 48; they split the second ($10) and third ($5) place money and got $7.50 each.
Kevin Wilson’s 49 was close but he missed out.
Also too far off on the tie-breaker were Jeri Hagerman and Margaret Swanzy (38)… Read the rest
Boys 8th out of 24 squads
by Mark K. Campbell
One of the top cross country seasons ever for Azle High School ended at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock Oct. 29
The boys finished eighth among 24 teams.
The lone Lady Hornet racing, Hadassah Marquart, took 38th out of 185 runners.
The boys were led by Cody Drolet who finished 25th among 191 racers with a sterling time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds over the challenging 3-mile course.
Rounding out the AHS scoring were Eloy Martinez, Brandon Wolfe, Julian Hernandez, and Carson Leatherwood.
“Eighth is very good,” coach Keith Boenisch said, “but yet disappointing because we were in a hard, very tough region and district.”
He noted that all three teams from 6-5A finished among the top eight teams – Northwest was third and Aledo sixth.… Read the rest
Playoffs next after 107-93 regular season finale
by Mark K. Campbell
It’s not every day that you play in a football game that tallies a total of 200 points.
Or that your team scores 93 – and loses.
That’s what happened to Azle Christian School in a wild and woolly clash with Decatur Victory Christian Oct. 21; the final score was 107-93.
Coach Gary Rushing said, “Each team scored 14 touchdowns.”
The Crusaders undoing, the coach recalled, was that Decatur kicked more PATs than ACS; in six-man football, kicks are worth two points.
“Neither team could stop the other,” Rushing recalled.… Read the rest
Twenty events were conducted.
AHS finished second behind Richardson in the team race.
In individual events, the Lady Hornet 200 medley relay finished third.
That quartet consisted of Taylor Bresnahan, Katelyn McMullen, Journey Bowman, and Bao Tu Pham.
Azle won a trio of relays, coach Steve Griffin noted.
AHS swimmers also placed second in four races and third in five others.
The next meet sends Azle to Mansfield Nov.… Read the rest
The Azle Fishing Team headed to Lake Granbury for the second tournament of the season Oct. 22.
A total of 271 teams competed with four AHS squads placing.
Azle’s top finishers were Haley Hachowski-Austin Womack who took 18th.
Colby Gilbert-Marshall Arwine finished 48th.
Travis Dunn-James Frank ended up 80th.
And Brody McDowell-Zachary Anderson finished in 83rd place.
Next up is a tournament at Possum Kingdom Nov. 19, the last one of this calendar year.… Read the rest
Two entrants missed two games in the football contest.
But lots of folks missed three.
The tie-breaker of Dallas 29, Philadelphia 23 (52) settled things.
Steve Parker (42) earned $20 for just missing two games.
Wes Robinson (37) collected $10 for second place.
The fight for the last $5 involved seven contestants.
Kyle Betz (50) won.
Too far off: J. Handl (55); Eddy Swanzy (48); Blondie Robinson (56); Kathy Handl (43); Geraldine Daniels (42); and Margaret Swanzy (38).… Read the rest
Azle’s team tennis season ended with “good experiences,” coach Lisa Helm said.
The girls doubles squad of Anna Newton-Alyssa Summers were Honorable Mention All-District.
So was boys singles standout Hunter Beck.
Coach Helm also lauded the play of senior Cody Cook: “He had some big matches.”… Read the rest
The annual Azle Lake Run is set to arrive with an array of unusual activities. Like:
• a 9.9K race (not 10K)
• it’s pet friendly
• the 1-mile fun run is themed with superheroes, zombies, and others
• cash prizes
• all funds go to sending the Azle High School Winter Guard to the national competition in Dayton, Ohio
• a post-race pancake breakfast
The top three male and female runners on Nov. 12 will receive cash – $250 for first, $150 for second, and $100 for third place.
Aside from the 9.9K and 1-mile distances, runners can also chose a half marathon and 5K.… Read the rest