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Ladies soccer tourney victors

January 18, 2017
Ladies soccer tourney victors

Lady Hornet Gabby Brentz (7) heads a ball toward the Venus goal keeper during AHS’ win on a chilly Springtown pitch Jan. 13. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet soccer squad survived some weird weather and four foes to win the Springtown tournament.
Azle (5-0) was coming off a 2-0 skunking of Fort Worth Western Hills in the season opener.
Gabby Brentz scored her first varsity goal in Fort Worth and Kara Moore added the other one.
Jenna Okubo and Taylor Forsythe got assists.
Helping keeper Heather Randall record her first-ever shutout were Maddisen Pierce, Jessica Pierce, Marisah Mata, and Kailey Massey.… Read the rest

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Hoops Hornets fall in district

January 18, 2017

Despite the week being “tough,” coach James Crafton said his hoops Hornets have not waned in effort.
Azle (1-4 in 6-5A) lost at Brewer and Northwest in recent district clashes.
At White Settlement Jan. 10, the Bears stopped AHS 68-34.
CJ Overstreet and Trevor Cameron led Hornet scorers with 8 points each.
Max Miller blocked 4 shots and Dylan Gibson rebounded 7 balls.
At home against Northwest, the second place in district Texans impressed, winning 89-34.
Payton Vaughn’s 9 points was tops for Azle. Cameron scored 8 (and had 9 boards) and Miller netted 7 points.
While the week was difficult, coach Crafton said, “On the bright side, the kids kept fighting and will learn from their mistakes and look to improve.”… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets get second 6-5A basketball victory on the road

January 18, 2017
Lady Hornets get second 6-5A basketball victory on the road

A couple of Texans try to make things tough for Azle’s Naudia Smith during Northwest’s visit to the AHS gym Jan. 13. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet hoops varsity split district games.
Azle (8-14, 2-4) almost reached the end of the first round of 6-5A play even; AHS led 6-1 Northwest 15-13 at the half Jan. 13 in Azle.
But stopping Lady Texan powerhouse Alexus Brigham – she scored 25 points – proved to be a chore. Northwest went on to take a 42-30 win in Azle.
Four Lady Hornets accounted for all AHS points: Bailey Natusch, 14; Naudia Smith, 7; Harli Wilbanks, 5; and Breeona Cannon, 4.… Read the rest

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500 Wins for AHS Coach

January 18, 2017
500 Wins for AHS Coach

Lady Hornet head basketball coach Mitzi Marquart didn’t want to make a big deal out of winning the 500th game in her career. While that actually happened back in November against Midlothian Heritage, her squad secretly created a commemorative ball. Marquart was presented the memento and flowers before Azle’s Jan. 13 game against Northwest. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

January 11, 2017
Azle wrestlers strong in biggest Texas tourney

Lauren Dale, Alexis Hanna, and Hali Davis (l-r) brought home two golds and a bronze from an elite tournament.

Girls 6th, boys 7th, both tops in 5A

by Mark K. Campbell
A trio of Lady Hornets made some noise in a prestigious wrestling tournament at the site of the state event next month.
At Cy-Fair ISD’s Berry Center, coach Monica Allen took Azle’s top athletes to the biggest tournament in Texas.
There, three girls placed; two were golden.
Taking titles were Lauren Dale and Hali Davis.
Lady Hornet Alexis Hanna earned a bronze.
The girls team finished sixth out of 74 squads at the elite tournament.… Read the rest

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Stewart MMA bout Jan. 13

January 11, 2017

Former Lady Hornet wrestler Montana Stewart will continue her MMA career Jan. 13.
She fights fellow strawweight Cynthia Calvillo at the Bomb Factory in Dallas; bouts begin at 6 p.m.
The event will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
Stewart, 21, is listed 5-7, 115 pounds. She fights for the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Her record is 6-3. She is coming off a loss last October that ended a six-match winning streak.
Stewart’s opponent is 2-0. The fight is the third one on the card.… Read the rest

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Two Former Lady Hornets Help College at National Event

January 11, 2017
Two Former Lady Hornets Help College at National Event

Former Lady Hornets Jesse Grubbs (middle back) and Ruby Ariosa (holding plaque, right) fueled Campbellsville University to a third place team finish at the wrestling nationals conducted at Indianapolis. A third one-time AHS wrestler, Nik Gates, competed for Wayland Baptist at the high level.

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AHS boys 3rd in Temple tourney

January 11, 2017

by Mark K. Campbell
While the Lady Hornet soccer team ramps up for play, the boys headed south and competed in a frigid tournament in Temple.
The boys, coached again by Brad Averrite, faced not only some talented foes but exceptionally cold temperatures at the Kickoff Classic.
Against the hosts as the chill factor dropped to 10 degrees, the Hornets posted a 1-0 victory. Azle – 4-1 in the tourney – finally finished third after a series of penalty kicks.
Shining in Temple were forwards Rocky Quevedo and Ben Davis, coach Averrite noted.
The Lady Hornets began its season at Fort Worth Western Hills Jan.… Read the rest

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Hoops ladies beat Eaton

January 11, 2017
Hoops ladies beat Eaton

Junior guard Brooke Phillips and the Lady Hornets topped Eaton at home. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet basketball team reached the fourth quarter in a tussle in a pair of district games.
Azle (7-13, 1-4) split the 6-5A contests, losing at Saginaw then beating NW Eaton.
On the road Jan. 3, AHS used a 20-6 third quarter advantage to catapult back into the game against the Lady Riders; the Lady Hornets led 38-36 entering the final frame.
But Saginaw came back for a 59-53 victory.
“That was a tough loss,” coach Mitzi Marquart said.… Read the rest

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‘Best effort of season’ leads to Hornet victory

January 11, 2017
‘Best effort of season’ leads to Hornet victory

Hornet Trevor Cameron, a junior post, had a double-double against Saginaw. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Boys thump Saginaw on the road

by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornets had a high and a low as the New Year began.
Azle (1-2 in district play) started 2017 with a trip to Saginaw and earned a 46-42 win over the Rough Riders.
Coach James Crafton said, “It was the best team effort of the season.”
AHS led by 10 points at the half.
Trevor Cameron posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Dylan Flynn scored 12 points and was tops with 3 steals for Azle.… Read the rest

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