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Brewer snuffs playoff hopes

November 2, 2016
Brewer snuffs playoff hopes

by Mark K. Campbell
For the second week in a row, the football Hornets got in an early hole that was too great to dig out of.
This time, it knocked Azle (2-7, 2-4) out of the postseason.
In White Settlement Oct. 25 on a lovely night, the Bears came roaring out of the blocks and put up a 28-0 lead.
AHS could not catch up and lost 55-14.
With Northwest Eaton beating Saginaw, the Brewer-Eaton winner will now be the fourth representative out of 6-5A since Azle has lost to both.
Down four TDs, the Hornets pushed downfield in the second quarter behind quarterback Cale McDonell and got a TD when Damion Jones scored on fourth-and-goal from the 1.… Read the rest

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JV, 9th beat Bears

November 2, 2016

The subvarsity Hornets went 2-1 against rival Brewer.
The JV won 21-8.
QB Gavin Coffee scored twice on the ground and threw a TD to receiver Dave Johnson.
Hunter Hall and the offensive line opened holes for Dallas Joseph and Reid Pyle.
Pacing the defense were Brandon Sharp, who had an interception, and Dylan Fuller.
The 9th Green (6-3) won 21-8 in White Settlement.
Hayden Davidson, Kevin Robles, Jacob Edwardes, and Cullen Furr all ran well behind Dorian Evan, Caden Bridges, Mathew Parkison, and Koby Mendez.
Joe Dunkerley blocked a punt while Jonathan Lester, Christian Redd, Jason Lund, and Edwardes shone defensively.… Read the rest

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Hornet racers advance to regional cross country

October 26, 2016
Hornet racers advance to regional cross country

The Hornet cross country team takes off at the District 6-5A meet in White Settlement’s Central Park Oct. 21. Azle finished third to claim a spot at the Region I Championships set for Oct. 29 in Lubbock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet Marquart also secures Region I berth in Lubbock

by Mark K. Campbell
It was cool and sunny Oct. 21, the day so many Azle High School runners had been training for months for – the district cross country meet.
AHS ran over a familiar course, Central Park in White Settlement. And things went just about the way Azle coach Keith Boenisch thought it would.… Read the rest

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Eaton loss stings but Hornets remain in postseason position

October 26, 2016
Eaton loss stings but Hornets remain in postseason position

Azle’s Taylor Strong (5) fends off an Eagle at Hornet Field during the Homecoming clash with district foe Northwest Eaton. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
It was a game that some Hornets will remember when, 20 years from now, they’re reflecting about their high school football careers.
The time when they faced an opponent they would beat nine times out of ten.
But this was the tenth…at Homecoming…in the middle of a close district race.
Azle (2-6, 2-3) took an early lead on visiting first-year school Northwest Eaton, but the game ran off the rails for the Hornets and the Eagles popped AHS 55-34.… Read the rest

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JV, 9th football tangle vs. Eaton

October 26, 2016

The Northwest Eaton Eagles lined up against the Hornet football subvarsities.
The junior varsity shone early, coaches recalled, both throwing and running the ball.
Antonio Ixchu scored a TD for the Hornets on a “tough” 8-yard run.
That would be AHS’ only points in the loss despite hard play by Hornets liked Brandon Sharp, coaches said.
The 9th Green (5-3) blanked the Eagles 15-0, scoring all points in the second half.
After a safety, Hayden Davidson scored on a 22-yard run then Rickey Firman caught a 30-yard TD pass from Davidson.
Coaches said the ground game ate up the clock behind the blocking of Jason Lund, Caden Bridges, and Slade Simpson.… Read the rest

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Super Fit for Crossfit

October 26, 2016
Super Fit for Crossfit

Several local teenagers competed at Crossfit competition in Keller called FESTIVUS. Longhorn Crossfit had 15 teams of two each. Photo courtesy Lee Williams

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Contest cash goes to Wilson

October 26, 2016

If you missed more than one game in last week’s football contest then you were out of the running.
Three entrants were all off on the Azle loss so the tie-breaker of Alabama 33, Texas A&M 13 (47) decided winners.
With a guess of 58, Kevin Wilson got the $20 first place check.
Second ($10) and third ($5) place went to Margaret (68) and Eddy Swanzy (78).… Read the rest

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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

October 26, 2016
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 21, scores of Azle athletes represented the high school and city.  The day started cool in White Settlement where the cross country teams competed in the annual district race. Later, back at Hornet Field on Homecoming night, Northwest Eaton was the foe for the AHS volleyball and football teams. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Homecoming 2016!

October 26, 2016
Homecoming 2016!

Hornet Nation assembled for Homecoming!

Hornets came home to mingle with old friends and revel in the annual festivities of Homecoming! Royalty was crowned and goodwill abounded at Hornet Field Oct. 21!

Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman and Mark K. Campbell

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Run on, Azle!

October 26, 2016
Run on, Azle!

AHS racers are off to Lubbock for the Region I meet!

The boys’ team and Lady Hornet Hadassah Marquart (49) will compete against the best cross country runners in this part of Texas at Mae Simmons Park, vying to reach the ultimate high school race…STATE! Good luck! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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