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Rodeo reaches break

December 22, 2015
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With the Dec. 11-13 rodeo hosted by Mansfield Timberview, the North Texas High School Rodeo Association reached its winter break.
In the rodeo, AHS senior Austen Malone took second in bulls. Those 65 points earned gave him 543 for the year where he sits in first by 73.5 points.
Freshman Kylee Scribner was eighth in walk-up goats. She is fourth in pole bending, fifth in barrel racing, and fifth in the yearlong Rookie Cowgirl race.… Read the rest

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Swim team improving each meet

December 22, 2015
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Several Azle swimmers have improved as the season has gone along, Coach Steve Griffin said.
Some have made exceptional strides – like Teddie Cole going down 18.38 seconds in the 100 backstroke and Stella Yanda dropping her 200 freestyle time by 13.59 seconds.
Azle’s top pointers this year have both been freshmen.
Brian Hasler has a gold and three silvers in freestyle races, and Lady Hornet Taylor Bresnahan owns a silver and a pair of bronzes.
During the season, Hasler had lowered his 500 free time by 2.36 seconds.
Bresnahan’s 50 free has dropped 2.58 seconds.… Read the rest

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Tourney Time

December 22, 2015
Tourney Time
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Jay Crane and the Hornets will be joined by the girls varsity team when Azle ventures to the Castleberry holiday tourney Dec. 28. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Wrestlers vie in Okla., Keller

December 22, 2015
Wrestlers vie in Okla., Keller

Wrestling coaches Michael “Tank” Urbanek, Monica Allen, and Chris Allen took Azle athletes to Oklahoma and Keller Timber Creek. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle athletes went two different directions to battle wrestling rivals.
The varsity boys headed to a prestigious tournament in Duncan, Oklahoma.
There, the Buchanan brothers shone.
Hayden, competing at 132 pounds, won his class.
Gaven finished fourth.
Several other Hornets placed on the mats.
Skyler Russell took fifth while five Hornets ended up sixth: Tucker Tanjidi, Andrew Swan, Cutter Cox, Cody Donnell, and Jacob Rich.
Coach Chris Allen lauded the efforts of Hayden Buchanan and Swan who earned his sixth place by wrestling up.… Read the rest

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Hoops boys battle rivals

December 16, 2015
Hoops boys battle rivals

Dylan Flynn looks downcourt. The Hornets defeated Calisburg 59-49 in a Decatur tourney for the first win of the season. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The basketball Hornets are getting in a lot of games.
Azle played in a Decatur tournament where AHS got its first victory of the season then tangled with Lake Dallas.
In Decatur, the Hornets opened with Bowie and fell 66-57.
The game was tied at 13 after one period, but the Jackrabbits poured in 36 points to separate from Azle.
Cole Maxfield led AHS with 15 points. Bowen Moyer and Jay Crane added 11 each with Dylan Flynn scoring 9.… Read the rest

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Young Hunter

December 16, 2015
Young Hunter

Eight-year-old Braydon Butler killed this buck in Jack County with his .243. It was his third deer in three years.

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VB girls honored

December 16, 2015

Three Lady Hornet volleyball girls earned the highest student-athlete honor by being named Academic All-State.
That trio – Sarah Campoli, Annabelle Grounds, and Maddie Parkison – maintained a 94 or higher average for the past four years.
Two other Lady Hornets landed on the Academic All-District roster: Julianne Boiles and Rachel Kay, Coach Jennifer Robinson said.… Read the rest

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Ladies win twice

December 16, 2015

The return of Kaycie Dunkerley has invigorated the Lady Hornet basketball team.
Dunkerley and Payton Berger – who has been strong all season – poured in points in Azle (5-7) wins over Mansfield and Midlothian Heritage.
Scoring a team-high 24 points, Dunkerley helped AHS topple Mansfield 51-45.
Berger added 16 points and led the team with 7 rebounds.
On Dec. 11, the Lady Hornets jumped out to a 10-point first quarter lead and beat Heritage 44-30.
Berger scored 18 points and Dunkerley added 14.
Savannah Johnson snatched 9 rebounds.
The JV also won twice, beating Mansfield 53-17 and Heritage 60-23.
In the former, Macey Hicks got 11 points and Autumn Johnson 10.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers win big in district, elite tournament

December 16, 2015
Wrestlers win big in district, elite tournament

The tournament at St. Marks in Dallas annually attracts the top talent in the state. Azle competes there every year; in 2015, the boys won the title and four girls Lauren Dale, Hali Davis, Cheyenne Flynn, and Alexis Hanna – all placed: Davis (left) won her weight class. photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle High School wrestlers had a great week.
First came district duals where both AHS teams advanced.
The girls beat Saginaw 30-24 and Birdville 30-18.
The boys squad defeated Springtown 51-30, Saginaw 66-18, and Birdville 80-0.
Both Azle teams qualified for the duals finals set for January.… Read the rest

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Hornets rally to beat the Porcupines

December 9, 2015
Hornets rally to beat the Porcupines

Hornet Shawn Joseph has a Porcupine on his back. Azle battled back to defeat an aggressive Springtown squad at the AHS gym Dec. 3. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The official keeps a close eye on the trouble Hornet William Little has a Porcupine in. Azle will head to Springtown for district duals Dec. 10. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle is a powerful wrestling team with a well-deserved reputation statewide.
But Springtown came to the new gym Dec. 3 and rocked the Hornets, AHS Coach Chris Allen said.
Azle rebounded to win the dual battle by 11 points, but Allen had praise for the Porcupines.… Read the rest

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