A former Azle Hornet standout continued his stellar career at college.
Jim Walter, a senior at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was selected as one of 10 American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar-Athletes.
Walter is a biology major with a 3.91 grade point average and led the HSU Cowboys to the ASC championship game in 2014 even though he was just one of two returning players.… Read the rest
Azle coaches, like AHS wrestling coach Chris Allen, and local athletes helped instruct youngsters in tennis and wrestling skills on the high school campus. A clinic led by a trio of former AHS wrestlers arrives July 1, ahead of the final two camps slated for the summer – volleyball and football in late July and Aug. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
Wrestling and tennis camps next
Two more camps are coming before a lengthy summer break arrives.
Tennis and wrestling camps are set for June 16-19.
Netters will learn on the Azle High School tennis courts while wrestling campers will assemble at the AHS workout room near Hornet Field.
The tennis fee is $50 for incoming grades 4 through 9. It runs from 8 to 10 a.m. AHS coach Lisa Helm is the director.… Read the rest
Azle headed to College Station next month
by Mark K. Campbell
Well, that didn’t take long.
In Azle’s first qualifying 7-on-7 tourney, the Hornets locked in a berth at the state event.
Azle won a flip with Southlake Carroll to make AHS the victors of a tourney conducted at Northwest High.… Read the rest
3 players, coach earn superlatives
Azle, softball district champs, placed 11 players on the 5-4A All-District list.
Leading the way was shortstop Bailee Carter. The sophomore was the pick as the league’s Most Valuable Player.
AHS also had the top pitcher in junior Makenzi Harris and the Newcomer of the Year in outfielder Raelyn Temple.
Azle coach Tracy Tadlock was voted 5-4A’s top skipper.
Samantha Bradley, Sarah Brown, and Valarie Matlock were all First Team picks.… Read the rest
Wanted: female golfers.
Azle has a super golf course so why not train some girl golfers from the area?
That’s the concept Beverly Simants is involved in.
She’s the “site director” of a new girls golf program slated for Cross Timbers Golf Course.
The program is sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
The developmental program targets ages 7 to 17 with hopes of becoming a network for girls to not only play the sport but “build friendships and sample competition in a positive and supportive learning environment,” Simants noted.… Read the rest
An Azle man is coaching world champions right here.
Jesse Johnson instructs archery and two of his athletes trained here have achieved substantial success.
Denton’s Lindsey Smith won a bronze medal in the Junior Compound division of the U.S. National Field Archery Championships. That earned her a place on the United States team. She will compete in Zagreb, Croatia in August.
Also at those championships, Shelby Warrington, from Arlington, won the cadet compound division.… Read the rest
Azle’s Ken Seals, headed for seventh grade at Azle Junior High next fall, will play some summer football in several cities throughout the country.
Seals was picked to compete in the National NFA Duel Competition in Canton, Ohio; the event is youth football’s biggest gathering of top young football athletes.
He was invited based on his third place finish in the same event in 2013.… Read the rest