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Out quick

August 24, 2016
Out quick

The (wet) Birdville champs: (l-r) Haygen Holbrooks, Trevor McIntire, Brandon Wolfe, Cody Drolet, Carson Leatherwood, and Julian Hernandez.

Boys cross country squad shines early

State-ranked Azle proved worthy of such accolades at the first cross country meet of the season.
At a soggy Tarrant County College Northwest campus course, the varsity Hornets – ranked No. 18 in 5A – beat all comers over 3200 meters.
The win was what is likely to be the first of many for the talented boys squad that returned every runner but one from last year’s district champions.
Coach Keith Boenisch said, “Our first race of the year went really well.… Read the rest

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Another Tourney Looms

August 24, 2016
Another Tourney Looms

After another series of matches, the Lady Hornet volleyball team – including senior captain Rachel Kay – faced Springtown Aug. 23 (results not available at press time). Next is tournament No. 3 at Euless Trinity Aug. 26-27.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Scenes from a Scrimmage

August 24, 2016
Scenes from a Scrimmage

In a scrimmage wisely moved up because of expected poor weather, Azle faced Burleson at Hornet Field Friday, Aug. 19. The regular season opens there this Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Grapevine.

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Hornets Readying for Elks

August 17, 2016
Hornets Readying for Elks

After a couple of weeks of tangling with each other, the football Hornets will finally see someone new on the other side of the ball when Azle hosts Burleson Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. for the subvarsities. Then, on Friday, Aug. 26, the varsity regular season begins at home against Grapevine at 7:30 p.m.                     Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Ladies log matches in Carrollton tournament

August 17, 2016
Ladies log matches in Carrollton tournament

Lady Hornets Tristen Rush (11), a junior outside hitter, and Kaitlyn Ford (9), a senior captain hitter, show their other setting and recieving skills in a recent match. Azle continues to learn new coach Elizabeth Snyder’s system in the early going.                                              Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Azle sees tough foes in 1st tourney

by Mark K. Campbell
It always takes a while to get used to a new system.
That happens every time a new coach arrives – and that’s what the volleyball Lady Hornets are experiencing under coach Elizabeth Snyder.… Read the rest

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Ladies split opening volleyball matches

August 10, 2016
Ladies split opening volleyball matches

Coach Elizabeth Snyder (kneeling) watches junior Lauren Krupa receive a Decatur serve. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornets Logan Graham (5) and Jill Boiles (7) attempt to thwart a Lady Eagle kill. Azle split matches with Decatur and Joshua. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

Snyder era begins 1-1

by Mark K. Campbell
New Azle High School volleyball coach Elizabeth Snyder saw that her charges were nervous in the season opener against Decatur.
Azle (1-1) lost in three games.
“We were inconsistent, but we got better,” she said.
That better came when the Lady Hornets swept Joshua 25-19, 25-12, 25-13.… Read the rest

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AHS bass club gearing up

August 10, 2016
AHS bass club gearing up

Azle Bass Club members include (l-r) Travis Dunn, Colby Williams, Richard Talmage, Haley Huchowski, Austin Womack, and Doug Spurlin. Not pictured: Brett McDonald.

Tourneys begin in September

by Mark K. Campbell
After a successful inaugural season, the Azle High School Bass Club is getting ready to put the boats in the water again.
A change in the regulations by the Texas Bass Association now permits anglers from other schools to fish with AHS, advisor Larry Mackey said.
That means local schools without a team – like Springtown, Mackey noted – could now join Azle.
“They must be passing in all grades and be in grades ninth to twelve,” he said.… Read the rest

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The 2016 Football Season Begins with Two-A-Days

August 10, 2016
The 2016 Football Season Begins with Two-A-Days

The 2016 Hornets hit the turf for two-a-day practices Aug. 8; it’s shorts and helmets only until Friday, Aug. 12 when the pads go on. Head coach Devon Dorris (bottom left) must rebuild a team with just one returning offensive starter – that includes a quarterbacking job up for grabs. Azle will scrimmage at Burleson Aug. 19. The season opens at home against Grapevine a week later.                                 Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Two Hornets stellar at state QB competiton

August 3, 2016
Two Hornets stellar at state QB competiton

Azle’s Jacob Lee (left) and Ken Seals both won their divisions at an annual quarterback competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Last week’s story about Ken Seals monitored his continued quarterbacking success from youth to junior high to this year, his first at Azle High School.
But there’s another exceptional QB in the AISD pipeline.
Jacob Lee joined Seals as a winner at the Texas State QB competition.
An incoming eighth grader, Lee guided the seventh grade Hornets to an undefeated season in 2015.
At the QB competition, he faced a deep group of athletes and won his age division in the final round.… Read the rest

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Time for XC

August 3, 2016
Time for XC

Coach Keith Boenisch (center) records times after an early morning run by AHS cross country runners. Azle open the season at Northeast Tarrant County College in a Birdville meet Aug. 18. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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