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JV, 9th girls victors

February 11, 2015

The girls JV basketball team lost to Denton 33-30 despite 9 points from Breeona Cannon.
In a 46-33 victory over Brewer, Rachel Wood led the way with 12 points and Miranda Davis added 10.
The freshman Lady Hornets smashed Denton 51-17 as Hannah Kolar (13) and Brooke Phillips (10) led AHS.
In a close 27-24 victory at Brewer, Savannah Johnson’s 9 points was team high for AHS.… Read the rest

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AHS JV district wrestle champs

February 11, 2015
AHS JV district wrestle champs

The AHS junior varsity wrestlers celebrate winning the district championship.

Azle High School stepped up and hosted the junior varsity wrestling tournament.
And AHS won it.
The Hornets “hung on late,” coach Chris Allen said, to beat Chisholm Trail 187-178 for the team title.
Azle had plenty of impressive performances at the final tourney of the season.
• District champs – Jacob Rich (120 pounds); Hagen Holbrooks (132); Shawn Mackey (145); Eli Guardiolia (152); and Cutter Cox (170)… Read the rest

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Postseason!

February 11, 2015
Postseason!

And the Lady Hornet basketball squad finished second in 5-5A and is bound for the playoffs again!

Photos by Mark K. Campbell

The Lady Hornet basketball team has been state-ranked most of the season. In action here:Lauren Thomas (11); Taylor Fulfer (15) and Valarie Matlock (with ball); and Kaycie Dunkerley (5).

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Postseason!

February 11, 2015
Postseason!

The hard work has paid off!

Both AHS wrestling teams won District 5-5A and 20 athletes will move on to the regional tournament in Frisco Feb. 14!

Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Some of Azle’s talented mat athletes :Skylar Russell ;Alexis Hanna; Marshall Gilbreath; James Conrique; and Hollie Taylor.  These wrestlers – and 15 more – earned berths at the regional tourament.… Read the rest

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First Pitch Saturday

February 11, 2015
First Pitch Saturday

On a day that ended up being near-perfect, Azle baseball and softball squads hit the diamonds for the first time this season. First Pitch Saturday on Feb. 7 featured softball scrimmages – where the Lady Hornets excelled – as well as baseball practices and an alumni game. It was the initial outings for squads that are looking forward to memorable seasons, including freshman bunter T.J. Fugate and softball slugger Sarah Brown.… Read the rest

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Azle wrestlers ready for district tournament at Chisholm Trail

February 4, 2015
Azle wrestlers ready for district tournament at Chisholm Trail

by Mark K. Campbell
Even with young squads, Azle High School wrestling coach Chris Allen thinks his athletes will shine at the district meet.
That event is set for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at Chisholm Trail High School.
Allen said the coaches’ goals are simple – win the 5-5A team championships.
Seven Lady Hornets will represent the girls team.
Allen said a trio of girls have legitimate shots at individual titles.… Read the rest

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Third at State

February 4, 2015
Third at State

Representing the Azle Wrestling Club, two young athletes finished third at state in Austin: Danny Laver (top) and Barrett Gilbreath (below). Coach Justin Berg said several other Azle athletes “wrestled well but fell just short of the medal rounds.”

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Headed to Texas Tech

February 4, 2015
Headed to Texas Tech

Standout Hornet linebacker Johnny Crow will continue his football career at Texas Tech. A fan of the Red Raiders, Crow, 6-2, 230, was offered a “preferred walk-on” spot; he will not have to go through tryouts and is guaranteed a place on the team. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle hoops ladies close to clinching postseason berth

February 4, 2015
Azle hoops ladies close to clinching postseason berth

by Mark K. Campbell
The playoffs are looming for the Lady Hornet basketball team.
Azle (22-3, 9-2) kept its No. 16 ranking in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll after beating two more 5-5A foes.
AHS took down Wichita Falls and Chisholm Trail – two teams desperately scrambling for the remaining postseason berths.
At home against Old High Jan. 27, the Lady Hornets built a 26-18 halftime lead and went on to win 45-33.… Read the rest

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Soccer boys still undefeated

February 4, 2015
Soccer boys still undefeated

Lady Hornets split district openers

Even with a pair of top players out – one for the season – the Azle High School boys soccer team remained undefeated and is in control of the district race early.
Azle (10-0, 2-0) swept Boswell and Saginaw in District 5-5A action.
The Lady Hornets, meanwhile, began the crucial matches 1-1.
The boys, without standout Dylan Tritton who is out for the season with a torn ACL, crushed Boswell 4-0 and Saginaw 3-0.… Read the rest

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