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Azle Christian School champs in baseball

April 26, 2017
Azle Christian School champs in baseball

The district-winning Azle Christian School Crusaders: (front, l-r) Garrett Howell, Austen Pringle, Sloan Green; (middle) Terry Salinas, Mason Adams, Robert Denief, Cooper Deak, Jake Spivey, Charlee Robertson, Christian Kilmer: (back) James Bates, Nathan Rollins, Tarin Spivey, coach Ryan Rollins, Bryson Wilson, Payton Wilson, Brynden Guardiola. Not pictured: J.R. Ellison.

Playoffs await Crusaders; foe not yet determined

by Mark K. Campbell
The district baseball championship came down to the final regular season game for Azle Christian School.
In White Settlement April 20, the Crusaders had to beat Covenant Classical.
It happened, and ACS claimed the title.… Read the rest

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Hut, hut, hut!

April 26, 2017
Hut, hut, hut!

Snapping coach Chris Rubio says Hornet Zach Edwards is a “standout performer.”

Edwards a shining star as a long snapper

Football Hornet Zach Edwards is already a First Team All-District deep snapper.
And he’s getting better.
Edwards was lauded as a “standout participant” at a March 26 Rubio Long Snapping Camp in Midlothian at Heritage High School.
The AHS junior took part with around 75 other athletes from as far away as Idaho and Connecticut.
The event exposes the long snappers to college coaches.
Instructor Chris Rubio said, “Zach Edwards is one of the smoothest and most consistent long snappers in his class.… Read the rest

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Hornets drill Texans

April 26, 2017
Hornets drill Texans

Azle’s Julian Schneider was strong on the hill and in the box at Northwest. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Schneider gets save, scores 3 runs

by Mark K. Campbell
The baseball Hornets split a pair of district games.
Azle (11-13, 3-9) fell to Brewer then won at Northwest in 6-5A action.
Against the White Settlement Bears, AHS got a solid start from Tyler Lehr.
He threw 6-2/3 innings and allowed just two earned runs in a 5-1 loss.
Christian Morales led Azle at the plate with two hits in three at bats and got the only Hornet RBI.
At Northwest, Sam Collins earned the win and Julian Schneider shone by scoring three runs and recording a save from the mound.… Read the rest

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State beckons beyond Region I track meet

April 26, 2017
State beckons beyond Region I track meet

At the Area 4×100 race at Northwest April 13, anchor leg Addaley Maness smiles knowing Azle has won – and in record AHS time. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Girls 4×100 squad has fastest time going in

by Mark K. Campbell
A trip to Austin is a possibility for some young Lady Hornets.
With the fastest 4×100-meter time in Azle High School history, the female quartet enters the Region I meet in Lubbock April 28-29 in good position.
Azle recorded a school mark of 48.4 seconds set in its most recent outing at the Area meet in Northwest April 13; the quartet has the fastest qualifying time with Fort Worth Trimble Tech in Region I.… Read the rest

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Junior high school athletes shine in final meet at Springtown track

April 26, 2017

A slew Azle Junior High and Forte Junior High School runners, jumpers, and throwers succeeded at the 2017 NTAL League Championships in Springtown April 11.

Azle Junior High
Eighth grader Madison Tamjidi was unstoppable in the pits; she won the long jump in 15-4 and the triple jump in 32-11.5.
For the boys, Jacob Lee, also an eighth grader, dominated the jumps; he won the long jump in 19-2 and the triple jump by almost three feet at 39-4.5.
He also earned bronzes in the 100 and 200.
The girls 4×100 of Brooklyn Norton, Monai Owens, Regan Sawyer, and Tamjidi were golden at 51.98.… Read the rest

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Hornets begin spring football drills May 1

April 26, 2017

With May comes football. While offseason has been going on for months, a major push toward the 2017 Hornet football team starts with spring drills.
Athletes will gather at 6:20 a.m. and begin with full pads on opening day, Monday, May 1.
The lone non-6:20 practice is Tuesday, May 2 when the Hornets go with half-pads at 3:30 p.m.
A scrimmage is set for Wednesday, May 24.
Among the needs for the upcoming season is a quarterback; Ken Seals, the former starter, transferred to Weatherford.… Read the rest

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You go, girls!

April 26, 2017
You go, girls!

Headed to Texas Tech for the regional track meet is the 4×100 team of (l-r)
Addaley Maness, Michaela Norton,
Katie Roper, and Taylor Trower.
Competing in the 300 hurdles is Bailey McCracken (left). Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Good luck at the Region I meet in Lubbock!

On to state!

We know you’ll make Azle proud!

Hornet Nation!

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Softball ladies in thick of crowded playoff race

April 19, 2017
Softball ladies in thick of crowded playoff race

Happy Lady Hornets await Katelyn Harris after she belted a home run against Saginaw. Azle is fighting for a playoff berth with two games remaining. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Only 2 district games remain

by Mark K. Campbell
Just as AHS’ head softball coach Tracy Tadlock said as 7-5A play began, the district race is one where everybody is beating everybody.
Azle splitting two 7-5A games has kept that trend going. With two games remaining in district play, Azle (6-6 in district) is one of six teams just one game apart.
Only four teams advance to the playoffs so the final two games will determine everything.… Read the rest

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Promising Quarterback Leaves for Weatherford

April 19, 2017
Promising Quarterback Leaves for Weatherford

Ken Seals, Azle’s starting quarterback as a freshman last fall, has transferred to Weatherford. An Honorable Mention All-District pick in 2016, Seals took the reins of the Hornets early last season. Before and after, he won multiple state and national QB competitions and played on multiple all-star teams. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle gets 7-5A victory

April 19, 2017
Azle gets 7-5A victory

Hornet infielder Ryan Lehr snags a pop up. He went 3-for-6 against Saginaw and Northwest Eaton in district contests. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

by Mark K. Campbell
The baseball Hornets split games in district.
On April 11, Azle (10-13, 2-8) beat Saginaw 4-3.
Trent Cearcy got the start, pitching three innings.
The save went to Julius Schneider with four innings of relief, allowing just one run and three hits.
At the plate, Dylan Flynn, Ryan Lehr, and Christian Morales all had RBI and a hit.
Tyler Ruelas batted safely twice and Cody Akers also got a hit; both scored.
Next, on April 13, the Hornet lost a close game at Northwest Eaton, 1-0.… Read the rest

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