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Lady Hornets collect initial basketball wins

November 16, 2016

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

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Azle hits the mats

November 16, 2016
Azle hits the mats

Lauren Dale (left) and Hali Davis won their classes in an Arlington tournament.

The first outing of the year for AHS’ wrestlers sent athletes east to the Tom Roman Arlington High Invitational.
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

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Simants Signs with North Dakota University

November 16, 2016
Simants Signs with North Dakota University

Azle’s Jessica Simants, with parents Ron and Beverley Simants, signs to play golf for Minot State University in North Dakota. A multiple district champion, Simants inked her letter before a cheering crowd at AHS Nov. 9. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Crusader season ends

November 16, 2016

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

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ACS Standout Signs Softball Letter

November 16, 2016
ACS Standout Signs Softball Letter

Lady Crusader BaiLee Islas, daughter of Kevin and Donna Russell, signs a four-year scholarship to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. A pitcher for a select team, Isla maintains a 4.0 average and is No. 1 in her ACS class. With her are ACS Athletic Director Gary Rushing (left) and THESA softball coach Dallas Burk.

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World Championship No. 4

November 16, 2016
World Championship No. 4

Karen Kovach (right) earned her third and fourth World jujitsu titles – open and division – in San Francisco after defeating UFC fighter Sarah Kaufman in a submission triangle choke. Kovach teaches at The GEM where UFC fighter Montana Stewart trains as well as student Mason Woodward who just won his first World title.

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Super Bowl!

November 16, 2016

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

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Lady Hornet wrestlers eyeing state title

November 9, 2016
Lady Hornet wrestlers eyeing state title

Hali Davis won the state tournament last February as a sophomore. She returns to help lead a talented, experienced Lady Hornet team. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Veterans and talented newcomers highlight 2016-17 Azle squads

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

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Hornets fall in home finale

November 9, 2016
Hornets fall in home finale

Senior Ricky Aregullin stiff-arms an attacking Texan. The Hornet season ended with a loss to Northwest. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Lake Run is Nov. 12

November 9, 2016

The annual Azle Lake Run is arrives Nov. 12 with a bevy of unusual activities for runners to enjoy.
Like:
• 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

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