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Azle speedster

April 15, 2015
Azle speedster

Azle speedster Rylee McCracken will race for regional berths in the 100, 200, and 4×400. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Shot put in Keller

April 8, 2015
Shot put in Keller

JV Hornet Carson Martinez finished fifth in the shot put in Keller April 2. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Softball ladies still mowing down 5-5A foes

April 8, 2015
Softball ladies still mowing down 5-5A foes

Samantha Bradley, sliding safely into second base, looks to move up. The Lady Hornets remained undefeated in District 5-5A play with a pair of blowouts against Wichita Falls Rider and Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Steady as she goes.
The Lady Hornet softball team made sure no lesser squads – standings-wise – messed things up.… Read the rest

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CTGC hosting qualifier

April 8, 2015
CTGC hosting qualifier

Cross Timbers Golf Course, in full bloom and greener than ever, will host a Playing Ability Test event Friday, April 10. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Golf pro Patrick Buhrmann has seen it before.
Between 40 and 50 hopefuls are headed to Cross Timbers Golf Course where Buhrmann is the head golf pro.
Those golfers due on Friday, April 10 are hoping to pass the PAT – Playing Ability Test.… Read the rest

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Azle netters collect honors

April 8, 2015
Azle netters collect honors

Varsity Hornets Cody Cook and Kaleb McEwen finished second in boys doubles at a Godley tournament.

The Azle High School tennis teams played at Godley and Fort Worth.
The varsity headed to Godley and Coach Lisa Helm said the 8-team tourney had “some great competition.”
Two doubles teams finished as runners-up.
Cody Cook-Kaleb McEwen took second in boys doubles.
In mixed doubles, John Vining-Briana Moore displayed “outstanding heart and hustle” with their second place effort, Helm recalled.… Read the rest

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Hornets fall to Boswell

April 8, 2015
Hornets fall to Boswell

Azle first baseman Dalton Cole (16) tracks a pop up. The Hornets lost at home to the Boswell Pioneers April 3. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

After one inning, Azle and Boswell were tied at the Hornet diamond.
But that one run for AHS would be all Azle could muster in an 8-1 loss in District 5-5A play.
The Hornets managed just 4 hits and, worse, committed 5 errors.… Read the rest

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Azle soccer squads exit playoffs in bi-district

April 1, 2015
Azle soccer squads exit playoffs in bi-district

Grapevine eliminates AHS in Saginaw

by Mark K. Campbell
Promising soccer seasons ended in bi-district for Azle High School varsities, but don’t think the seasons weren’t successful, coaches said.
At Saginaw High School March 26, Grapevine eliminated AHS.
The girls played first, falling  6-0. Afterward, the boys lost to their Mustang counterparts 2-0.
First year coach Jason Beck had nothing but praise for the Lady Hornets.… Read the rest

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No. 2 Azle edges No. 5 Brewer in final at bat

April 1, 2015
No. 2 Azle edges No. 5 Brewer in final at bat

See-saw victory keeps AHS unmarred in 5-5A play

It’s a close play late in the Brewer game as AHS coach Tracy Tadlock (left) encourages Lady Hornet Raelyn Temple to get down as the ball arrives at third base. She was safe and later scored. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When Brewer came to the Lady Hornet diamond, both teams were state ranked; everyone expected a memorable clash and that’s what happened.… Read the rest

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Saginaw meet packed

April 1, 2015
Saginaw meet packed

A two-day meet at Saginaw Rough Rider Stadium March 27-28 was conducted in sunny weather and gave Azle athletes a chance to see local talent.
AHS had plenty of exceptional efforts of its own.
Varsity boy Conrad Reinhard won both hurdling races.
Two varsity Lady Hornets were golden in jumping events – Kaylie Peters in high jump and Kara Moore in the long jump.
Elizabeth Verrett won the 400 in the JV division and Cody Drolet placed in both distance races for the JV boys.
Next up is a meet at Keller April 2.

Lady Hornet Karly Thomas hits the sand after a long jump in Saginaw.

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Girls 3rd in district golf

April 1, 2015
Girls 3rd in district golf

Simants is  5-5A champ

The Lady Hornet varsity golf team finished third at the District 5-5A golf tournament in Weatherford.
Azle was led by district champion sophomore Jessica Simants; she fired a 164 over 36 holes at Canyon West Golf Course.
AHS’ other scores were Riley Sparks, 211; Miranda Davis, 217; Tristen Rush, 239; and Taylor Smith, 253.
Next up for Simants is the Region I event at Texas Tech in Lubbock April 13-14.… Read the rest

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