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Lady Hornets win softball district title again

April 29, 2015
Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Playoffs start at home against Carter-Riverside

By Mark K. Campbell
Going into the April 21 game against Brewer, the Lady Hornet softball team knew a victory meant another district championship.
Azle (23-2, 13-1) jumped ahead and quelled a late Lady Bear rally to win the game and 5-5A, 10-8.
That contest was followed up – eventually, after even more rain this April – with a regular season-ending 12-6 victory over Wichita Falls Rider on Senior Night April 25.
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Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

April 29, 2015
Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

Tyler Albers takes a rip. The Hornets are still alive statistically, but games keep getting postponed because of rain. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The baseball Hornets got in just one game in the past week – a 5-1 victory over Brewer.
That win kept alive faint playoff hopes for Azle (8-10, 4-7).
“If we win out, then we could be in,” Coach Anthony Barron said. “But we’d need some help from other teams.”
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Young wrestler nationals bound

April 29, 2015
Young wrestler nationals bound

Trevor Russell, a member of the Azle Wrestling Team, has reached the big time.
By winning both freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions in the TXUSA national dual team qualifier in Frisco, the Forte Junior High seventh grader now owns a spot on Team Texas.
In Indianapolis in June, Russell will compete in the schoolboy division. Azle High School coach Chris Allen said, “We are proud of Trevor for making the national team to get to wrestle the toughest kids in the nation at his age group.”
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Six from Azle heading to Texas Tech oval with dreams of state

April 29, 2015
Six from Azle heading to Texas Tech oval with dreams of state

by Mark K. Campbell
Two district champions and four runners-up are off to Texas Tech University for the Region I Track and Field Championships May 1-2.
Brooke Smith won the pole vault competition in 5-5A at 10 feet, 6 inches.
Girls Coach Melody Dennis thinks Smith can go higher: “She is very capable of vaulting higher than she did at district.”
Katy O’Dell was the 5-5A discus champ. Dennis said at regional, one girl is ahead but the other seven – including O’Dell – are all clumped together. “If Katy can bust a good one out, she can score points or end up medaling,” Dennis said
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Off to Howard Payne

April 29, 2015
Off to Howard Payne

Azle’s Valarie Matlock signs to play basketball for Howard Payne University in Brownwood. With her at the AHS gym are: (front, l-r) parents Pam and Jeff Matlock and (back) grandparents Winnie and Wayne Robinson. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Summer sports camp season begins June 2

April 29, 2015

Many summer sports camps have already locked in dates; others are tentatively scheduled.
Things kick off with a baseball camp.
On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
On June 8-11, boys basketball has two sessions:
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Lady Hornets want softball district crown

April 22, 2015
Lady Hornets want softball district crown

Hitting here, Lady Hornet Logan Graham’s specialty is as a courtesy runner. She scored four runs in Azle victories over Saginaw Chisholm Trail and Denton. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team is locked into the playoffs.
The only thing remaining is to determine the postseason seeding.
After two more wins in 5-5A, Azle (21-2, 11-1) needed only a victory over Brewer April 21 – results not available at press time – to win the title outright.
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All-District players in action

April 22, 2015
All-District players in action

Two All-District players in action: Mason Mendell (12) and Javier Mejia (15). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle places 16 on elite soccer list

April 22, 2015
Azle places 16 on elite soccer list

Lady Hornet goal keeper Madi Parkison stops a shot during Azle’s bi-district match against Grapevine. She is one of AHS’ three First Team picks. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Honored by 5-5A coaches: 10 boys and 6 girls

Both Azle High School soccer teams reached the postseason and 5-5A coaches heaped plaudits on AHS athletes.
For the boys, 10 players were lauded, outgoing Coach Ben Buentello said.
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Seals on elite FB squad

April 22, 2015

A young football Hornet will again spend his summer honing his skills.
Ken Seals, attended a tryout camp March 21-22 in Dallas; over 600 athletes competed.
All were vying for a spot on USA Football’s U.S. National Development Team.
Seals was later notified that he had been selected for the sixth-eighth grade level squad.
From June 29 through July 4, Seals will train in Canton, Ohio with other invitation-only athletes from all over America.
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