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AHS swim team vies in Wichita Falls

December 10, 2014

Coach Steve Griffin took the Azle High School swim team to the Wichita Falls Challenge.
AHS’ leading point winners were Jordan Gill and Maria Mercado in boys and girls, respectively.
Right behind with 15 points were Hornet Alex Bridge and Lady Hornet Chloe Ritchmond.
Both Mercado and Ritchmond are freshmen.
A slew of AHS competitors set personal bests.
Lady Hornets improving were Abigail Kortokrax (50 freestyle), Madison Olmo (individual medley), Isabella Winchester (back stroke), Hadassah Marquart (50 free), and Ritchmond (IM and breast stroke).… Read the rest

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Azle Christian wins hoops opener

December 10, 2014

The 2014-15 Azle Christian School basketball season began with a thrilling 53-51 victory over Weatherford Express.
ACS Coach Robert Hale said, “It was a whale of a game.”
With the game tied at 51 in the waning seconds, Jay Parsons, a junior who has never played basketball, passed to Jeremiah Carlson who scored the winning bucket.
Making the victory impressive, Hale said, was that most of his athletes had come straight from winning the state football title.… Read the rest

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Hornets fall in regional to Canutillo, 17-10

December 3, 2014
Hornets fall in regional to Canutillo, 17-10

Behind the blocking of Aric Brazell (85) and Jacob Lance (70), Hornet running back Chase Smith (20) heads for the Canutillo goal in Midland during Azle’s regional playoff game. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Winningest season ever ends in Midland

by Mark K. Campbell
One of the most memorable seasons in Hornet football history came to an end at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium Nov. 29.… Read the rest

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Azle Christian wins football state six-man championship

December 3, 2014
Azle Christian wins football state six-man championship

State game Most Valuable Player Josh Crawford rushed for an amazing 419 yards and 8 touchdowns in Azle Christian School’s victory. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Crusader QB Joey Rosamond directed the ACS offense that scored a whopping 114 points; he was named the Offensive Player of the Game. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle dominates All-district list

December 3, 2014
Azle dominates All-district list

The Most Valuable Player in District 5-5A, Hornet quarterback Jamie King, show a couple of Dunbar Wildcats why district coaches were so high on him as he races for a TD in AHS’ bi-district victory. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Coaching staff, 25 players honored in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
When you win the football district crown, some talented players got you there.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers hit mats as year begins

December 3, 2014

Azle wrestling is recognized as a perennial power.
But Coach Chris Allen admitted that his young team needs to get some matches under its belt.
“As far as the season outlook, I’m optimistic, but we have some young guys moving into the room with experience for the first time in a long time,” Allen said.
The veteran coach said as many as eight or nine of the 14 weight classes could be filled by underclassmen on the boys’ side. “We have a good chance at taking district and having those kids for more time to come,” Allen said.… Read the rest

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Swim team shines

December 3, 2014
Swim team shines

Swim Captain Jordan Gill leads the Azle High School squad in a chant in Frisco.

At the Frisco natatorium Nov. 22, the Azle Swim Team hit the water.
Jordan Gill placed in two events, the 200 IM (12th) and the 100 breaststroke (15th).
Alex Bridge also shone in the 100 fly and 50 free, taking 12th in both.
Others pointing: Maria Mercado in the 100 fly (9th); the 400 free relay (11th); the boys 200 free relay (13th); and the girls 400 relay (14th).… Read the rest

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Hoops boys drop 2 clashes

December 3, 2014

The Hornet basketball team faced Joshua and Cleburne and tumbled to both.
Azle (0-3) lost at Joshua Nov. 22, 42-33.
No Hornet reached double digits; the leading scorer for AHS was Josh Golliday with 9 points. His 4 steals also led Azle.
Cole Maxfield paced all rebounders with 13, getting 8 off the defensive boards.
Noah Laduca added 8 points and 7 rebounds.
Bowen Moyer scored 7 and Maxfield netted 5 points.… Read the rest

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Hornets run away from Elks, win Area

December 3, 2014
Hornets run away from Elks, win Area

by Mark K. Campbell
What was a close game at halftime quickly became a rout as Azle (11-1) advanced in the postseason with a 45-20 drubbing of the Burleson Elks at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex.
While the Hornet defense stymied the Elks, the offense was fueled by AHS QB Jamie King.
The senior led Azle to an early lead it would never relinquish when he dashed in from 26 yards out on the Hornets’ opening drive.… Read the rest

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Great season!

December 3, 2014
Great season!

Thanks for a season like no other!

No Azle team has ever won 11 games before!\

You made the HORNET NATION proud!

Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Richard Spraggens

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