by Mark K. Campbell
Big bats led to big wins for the Lady Hornet softball team.
Azle (22-6, 9-1) bashed out 30 hits in victories over Saginaw and Wichita Falls to stay atop the 5-5A standings.
Several Lady Hornets impressed at the plate but none more than senior Bailee Carter.
In a 8-3 victory over Saginaw, Carter had 2 hits, one a home run.… Read the rest
Spring football on the horizon for the Hornets
If it’s not football season in Texas, it’s almost time for some football.
Azle head coach Devon Dorris will begin spring drills for the 2016 season starting May 2 at Hornet Field.
Seven-on-seven football looms as well, a competition for skill players during the late spring and summertime that culminates with a state touranment on the Texas A&M campus.
Then, usually in June, the juices get flowing when the annual Texas Football magazine hits local stands.
This fall, the latest version of Hornets will be seeing some old and familiar faces.
Dorris will have his athletes getting ready to play in the new 6-4A where familiar district rivals like Boswell, Saginaw, Chisholm Trail, and Brewer await.… Read the rest
Azle (7-15, 2-6) had several players turn in exceptional games against the Rough Riders.
AHS poured over 11 runs in the first three innings with the first coming via a sacrifice fly from Jon Mark Castillo.
Trey Ramos went 3-for-2 with a home run, 3 RBI, and a stolen base.
Donny Nay had 2 hits and scored twice while collecting 2 RBI.
Azle went double crazy with Castillo, Tyler Lehr, Zach Edwards, and Shane Drolet all smacking two-baggers.… Read the rest
That was the case for Azle in having to face Wichita Falls Rider, a perennial state-bound team.
Azle coach Lisa Helm said she her mixed doubles team of Cody Cook-Briana Moore shone at district.
The duo defeated a higher-seeded Denton twosome then made Rider “work for their ‘W’,” Helm said.
Moore is graduating this season and leaves behind “a legacy of hard work, committment, and an attitude of never giving up” Helm said.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
When your ace gets injured, it can be a blow, certainly.
That’s what happened to the Lady Hornet softball team – but that didn’t keep Azle (20-6, 7-1) from winning two more 5-5A games without standout Samantha Bradley.
Quick starts in opening innings led to victories over Wichita Falls Rider, 10-4, and Boswell, 14-6. The winning pitcher in both games was sophomore Brooke Ledbetter.… Read the rest
The baseball Hornets continued through district play, facing Rider and Boswell.
And Azle (6-14, 1-5) got in a non-district clash as well.
At home, Rider topped the Hornets 9-1.
Coach Stephen Smith said a highlight for AHS was the relief from Alex Newton. The senior threw 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 hits while fanning 2.
At the plate, Donny Nay doubled and Trey Ramos had a hit and scored the Azle run; he also stole a base.
At Boswell, a 4-run fifth inning put the Hornets ahead 4-2. But the Pioneers answered to rally for the win.
Ramos tripled and had 3 RBI.… Read the rest
A trio of local youth soccer clubs is being formed and tryouts are looming.
Azle High School head boys coach Brad Averitte is overseeing the assembling of teams for ages 12 and under, 10U and 8U.
Tryouts are slated for Monday, April 11; Thursday, April 14; Monday, April 18; and Thursday, April 21.
All tryouts will take place at Hornet Field at AHS from 5:45 to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Averitte at email@example.com.… Read the rest