Coach Steve Griffin took the Azle High School swim team to the Wichita Falls Challenge.
AHS’ leading point winners were Jordan Gill and Maria Mercado in boys and girls, respectively.
Right behind with 15 points were Hornet Alex Bridge and Lady Hornet Chloe Ritchmond.
Both Mercado and Ritchmond are freshmen.
A slew of AHS competitors set personal bests.
Lady Hornets improving were Abigail Kortokrax (50 freestyle), Madison Olmo (individual medley), Isabella Winchester (back stroke), Hadassah Marquart (50 free), and Ritchmond (IM and breast stroke).… Read the rest
The 2014-15 Azle Christian School basketball season began with a thrilling 53-51 victory over Weatherford Express.
ACS Coach Robert Hale said, “It was a whale of a game.”
With the game tied at 51 in the waning seconds, Jay Parsons, a junior who has never played basketball, passed to Jeremiah Carlson who scored the winning bucket.
Making the victory impressive, Hale said, was that most of his athletes had come straight from winning the state football title.… Read the rest
Azle wrestling is recognized as a perennial power.
But Coach Chris Allen admitted that his young team needs to get some matches under its belt.
“As far as the season outlook, I’m optimistic, but we have some young guys moving into the room with experience for the first time in a long time,” Allen said.
The veteran coach said as many as eight or nine of the 14 weight classes could be filled by underclassmen on the boys’ side. “We have a good chance at taking district and having those kids for more time to come,” Allen said.… Read the rest
Jordan Gill placed in two events, the 200 IM (12th) and the 100 breaststroke (15th).
Alex Bridge also shone in the 100 fly and 50 free, taking 12th in both.
Others pointing: Maria Mercado in the 100 fly (9th); the 400 free relay (11th); the boys 200 free relay (13th); and the girls 400 relay (14th).… Read the rest
The Hornet basketball team faced Joshua and Cleburne and tumbled to both.
Azle (0-3) lost at Joshua Nov. 22, 42-33.
No Hornet reached double digits; the leading scorer for AHS was Josh Golliday with 9 points. His 4 steals also led Azle.
Cole Maxfield paced all rebounders with 13, getting 8 off the defensive boards.
Noah Laduca added 8 points and 7 rebounds.
Bowen Moyer scored 7 and Maxfield netted 5 points.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
What was a close game at halftime quickly became a rout as Azle (11-1) advanced in the postseason with a 45-20 drubbing of the Burleson Elks at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex.
While the Hornet defense stymied the Elks, the offense was fueled by AHS QB Jamie King.
The senior led Azle to an early lead it would never relinquish when he dashed in from 26 yards out on the Hornets’ opening drive.… Read the rest