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Volleyball season already off and running

August 20, 2014

by Mark K. Campbell
The 2014 high school volleyball season began for Azle (6-4) against the No. 1 4A team in the state.
The 5A Lady Hornets started this year’s journey at Decatur where the defending state champion Lady Eagles awaited along with Joshua.
AHS lost to the hosts 15-25, 19-25, 10-25.
Azle coach Jennifer Robinson noted, “Decatur was tough; they returned all of their starters. They are good.”… Read the rest

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Football Two-a-Days in Full Swing

August 20, 2014
Football Two-a-Days in Full Swing

The annual Texas rite-of-passage for thousands of teenage athletes – two-a-day football practices – is underway on the Azle High School campus. Head coach Devon Dorris said, “Practices have been fairly crisp and sharp for this time of year. Our kids showed up knowing our practice expectations and have been giving great effort.” Dorris said his troops are ready to face an opponent “other than ourselves” and that happens Friday morning, Aug. 22 against Burleson. The freshman and JV teams face their Elk counterparts at 8:30 a.m.… Read the rest

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Coach says ‘dedicated’ veteran Hornets in a ‘wide open’ district that any team can win

August 13, 2014
Coach says ‘dedicated’ veteran Hornets in a ‘wide open’ district that any team can win

by Mark K. Campbell

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The artificial Hornet Field turf was hot late on the afternoon of Aug. 7, but the 120-plus incoming 7-9 graders didn’t notice.
On knees, their attention was on a former professional athlete who was telling them the importance of family and unity.… Read the rest

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Football Campers Hit Hornet Field

August 13, 2014
Football Campers Hit Hornet Field

After former football professional – and Super Bowl ring owner – Dominic Rhodes addressed over 120 campers (above), the young athletes fanned out over Hornet Field for a variety of differing drills.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Volleyball season begins Aug. 12 for Lady Hornets

August 6, 2014
Volleyball season begins Aug. 12 for Lady Hornets

It’s all about getting ready for the season as Azle High School head coach Jennifer Robinson put Lady Hornets through a variety of drills and fitness exercise stations during two-a-days that began Aug. 4 to prepare AHS for the upcoming season.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell

Almost a full two weeks before school starts, the Lady Hornet volleyball team will be playing matches that count.… Read the rest

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F’ball 2-a-days looming

August 6, 2014

It’s football time in Texas again, and the Hornets will begin the 2014 season with two-a-day practices Monday, Aug. 11.
Azle, again led by Devon Dorris, will hit the field for two weeks then will play its only scrimmage, at home against Burleson Friday, Aug. 22.
After school starts Monday, Aug. 25, practices move to after school.
The varsity Hornets have a quirky schedule this year.… Read the rest

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Youth Football Camp Catches On

August 6, 2014
Youth Football Camp Catches On

Session I of the annual youth football camp was big fun for many kids at their morning gatherings. One drill had youngsters snagging passes. The second session, conducted each evening Aug. 4-7, saw over 110 Hornets entering grades 7 through 9 put through drills at Hornet Field by Azle coaches, including coach Bob Gilbreath.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Next school year holds several rules changes

July 30, 2014
Next school year holds several rules changes

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Annually, the University Interscholastic League tinkers with its rules and regulations.
Often, those changes are minor but sometimes a major alteration comes along.
Back in February, the biennial realignment arrived with the revamping of classifications.… Read the rest

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Local lady wrestlers vie in North Dakota

July 30, 2014
Local lady wrestlers vie in North Dakota

Azle’s Dale named All-American

A trio of Azle wrestlers were among the elite squad that represented the Lone Star State – Team Texas – at the Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals at Fargo, North Dakota.… Read the rest

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Girls Basketball Camp at AHS

July 30, 2014
Girls Basketball Camp at AHS

Hornet head football coach Devon Dorris will again led the annual youth camp. This year, it’s Aug. 4-7 with two sessions: 8:30-10:30 a.m. for campers entering grades 2-6 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. for athletes about to be seventh, eighth, or ninth graders. The fee for either is $65 and day of camp registration at AHS is okay. Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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