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