by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet basketball team picked up its first wins of the season at a Northwest Eaton tournament.
Azle (2-4) trounced Benbrook 64-30, racing out to a 21-8 first quarter lead did the trick.
Savannah Johnson and Breeona Cannon both hit for 15 points. Naudia Smith netted 11, Bailey Natusch 8, and Harli Wilbanks 7 points as several contributed to the victory.
Later that Nov. 10, Wichita Falls roared back in the final period to overcome a 32-23 AHS lead; Old High escaped with a 45-43 win.
Johnson led Azle with 12 points and Smith added 10.… Read the rest
And things worked out nicely for Azle.
Coach Chris Allen said the boys team finished eighth out of 35 teams “and we only took eight of 14 weights.”
Three Hornets finished in the top three, Allen said.
The girls were led by state champs Lauren Dale and Hali Davis.
Both won their weight classes in Arlington, coach Monica Allen said.
The Coppell Roundup is next for Azle.… Read the rest
For years, Azle Christian School has been a Texas Christian Athletic League six-man state finalist.
While that won’t happen this year after a 90-58 loss to Irving Faustina in the first round of the postseason, coach Gary Rushing said the future is bright for the Crusaders.
In the Irving loss, the game was close until late; ACS trailed just 60-58 as the final quarter began.
But three Crusaders turnovers brought about the end of the 2016 slate.
Sophomore Bobby Greenwood ran for 150 yards and 3 TDs.
Receiver Charlee Roberson, a junior, caught 10 passes for 150 yards and 3 scores.… Read the rest
2 from AYA advance
The 2016 football season continues for the Azle Youth Association which will compete in the Super Bowl at Fort Worth’s Scarborough-Handley Field Sat. Nov. 19. The Under-9 Hornets face a Fort Worth team at 3:30. AYA’s Under-12 team caps the evening at 7:30 against their Keller counterparts… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling team is already recognized as one of the top programs in the state.
Last year, sophomore Hali Davis won gold at state and the Lady Hornet squad finished fourth overall.
Coaches Monica Allen and Chris Allen think the Azle girls have a shot at the state team title, No. 2 in AHS history.
Both varsities are poised to shine, Chris Allen noted.… Read the rest
The 2016 football season is over for the Hornets.
The year ended on Senior Night with a 57-11 loss to Northwest. Azle (2-8, 2-5) fell behind the Texans early, and the die was cast.
The Hornets finished tied for fifth in the eight-team 6-5A.
AHS’ points came from a 35-yard field goal by Alex Quevedo in the second quarter and a third period TD pass from Ken Seals to Carson Martinez followed by another hookup between the duo for the 2-point PAT.… Read the rest
The annual Azle Lake Run is arrives Nov. 12 with a bevy of unusual activities for runners to enjoy.
• a 9.9K race (not 10K)
• it’s pet friendly
• the 1-mile fun run is themed with superheroes, zombies, and others
• cash prizes
• all funds go to sending the Azle High School Winter Guard to the national competition in Dayton, Ohio
• a post-race pancake breakfast
The top three male and female runners on Nov. 12 will receive cash – $250 for first, $150 for second, and $100 for third place.
Aside from the 9.9K and 1-mile distances, runners can also chose a half marathon and 5K.… Read the rest