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Azle’s All-Stars play in MW

March 30, 2016
Azle’s All-Stars play in MW

Azle teammates Kaycie Dunkerley (left) and Payton Berger played on different teams at the annual Mineral Wells All-Star Game March 26.

Two teammates found themselves on opposing squads – at an all-star game.
Lady Hornets Kaycie Dunkerley and Payton Berger played on different teams at the annual Chicken Express All-Star Game March 26.
Each team was comprised of 12 girls from a variety of area teams.
Azle coach Mitzi Marquart said, “Both ladies played very well.”
Both Dunkerley and Berger – AHS’ top scorers for the season – participated in the halftime 3-point contest.
Marquart added, “These two Lady Hornets represented Azle extremely well along with having a great time and experience.”… Read the rest

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Azle races at Aledo meet; district arrives April 11

March 30, 2016
Azle races at Aledo meet; district arrives April 11

Varsity Hornet Aric Brazell takes flight. The senior pointed in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 8.5 inches, good for sixth place. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Azle High School track teams continue to zero in on the district meet.
Both boys and girls squads competed at the future site of the 5-5A event, Aledo, March 24.
The boys again were led by a talented group of distance runners as well as a standout hurdler.
The Hornets won three golds – two came from hurdler Conrad Reinhard who continued a stellar season.
He was golden in both the 110- and 300-meter distances, events he has won multiple times this season.… Read the rest

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Austin-bound for Soccer

March 30, 2016
Austin-bound for Soccer

Lady Hornet Kaycee Moore signs a letter of intent to continue her soccer career at Concordia University, a private university in Austin. The Tornados play in the American Southwest Conference with several colleges, most of them in the state of Texas.

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Soccer Hornets fall in playoffs

March 30, 2016
Soccer Hornets fall in playoffs

Junior Hornet Ben Davis (3) literally heads down the pitch with a couple of Grapevine Mustangs in hot pursuit in bi-district play. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

At Saginaw High School Thursday, March 24, the Hornet soccer team faced state-ranked Grapevine in bi-district play.
Azle lost, 2-0.
The Hornets stayed competitive with the Mustangs and hung with the talented Grapevine group.
Several AHS athletes were playoff-experienced and it showed on the pitch that evening.
To illustrate the talent on the squad, on April 6 four Hornets are slated to sign letters of intent to continue their careers in college.
Moving to the next level on scholarships are AHS’ Austin McCash, Mason Mendell, Grant Mendell, and Javier Mejia.… Read the rest

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Azle tennis teams earn net victories

March 30, 2016
Azle tennis teams earn net victories

Alyssa Summers, (left) and Anna Newton JV Lady Hornets, medaled in every tournament in 2016.

Azle tennis coach Lisa Helm said her “kiddos” played hard this season and “made AHS proud.”
At a varsity tournament in Godley, Cody Cook teamed with Briana Moore to take the runner-up place.
Helm said of the duo: “They have been playing the most exciting matches of the year, getting wins off pure determination and out-working opponents.”
Also at that Godley event, Hunter Beck won the consolation trophy – including beating the top-ranked player in Texas in his bracket.
Freshman Abby Davis also won consolation.
JV freshmen Anna Newton and Alyssa Summers medaled in every tourney this year.… Read the rest

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Softball girls roar out to 4-0 start in district

March 23, 2016
Softball girls roar out to 4-0 start in district

Bailee Carter speeds toward third base. Azle began district play with a quartet of victories over Spring Break. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornets win by a combined score of 37-7

by Mark K. Campbell
If you can’t get to the beach, you might as well go 4-0 on the softball diamond.
A Spring Break run began with a 7-4 victory over Boswell in a game delayed because of rain and not played until Monday, March 14.
Then came three more contests that week, forcing Azle (17-5, 4-0) to play four games in a row.
On Tuesday, March 15, Wichita Falls came to Jim Bob Nation’s Field of Dreams and got drilled, 16-1.… Read the rest

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Soccer Playoffs Start Thursday

March 23, 2016
Soccer Playoffs Start Thursday

Hornet keeper Austin McCash and his teammates will face state-ranked Grapevine in bi-district action at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at Saginaw High School.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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AHS rodeo duo places

March 23, 2016

Azle High School’s top two rodeo competitors continue to shine in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association 2015-16 season.
At the NTHSRA arena in Saginaw, Kylee Scribner and Austen Malone both picked up points.
Scribner, riding First Fire Frost, broke two arena records – in pole bending and barrel racing.
The barrels mark fell first as the Lady Hornet made the route in 15.458 seconds.
It was the second time Scribner had lowered the record.
She pocketed $272.60.
Later, she was timed in 19.037 seconds in poles, another arena record, worth another $174.
This season, Scribner has shattered four arena records.… Read the rest

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Azle wins 5-5A opener 11-6 over Wichita Falls

March 23, 2016
Azle wins 5-5A opener 11-6 over Wichita Falls

First-year Hornet head coach Stephen Smith joined Azle runner Tyler Ruelas in keeping an eye on the action. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Baseball Hornets begin district 1-1

by Mark K. Campbell
After a non-district victory over Lake Worth – squeezed in over Spring Break rains – 5-5A baseball play began with a home win over Wichita Falls.
Against Lake Worth, Devon Oliver got the victory for Azle (5-10, 1-1). “He looked good on the mound,” coach Stephen Smith recalled.
Oliver permitted no hits over 2 innings and fanned 4 Bullfrogs in the 17-4 rout.
At the plate, Sean Townsend tripled and had 5 RBI.… Read the rest

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Baseball subvarsities victors

March 23, 2016

Like the varsity, the junior varsity and freshman squads collected district victories early in 5-5A play.
The JV (5-5, 2-0) popped Wichita Falls and Saginaw Chisholm Trail to earn a pair of wins.
The visiting Coyotes tumbled to Azle 7-3 in a game where the lead changed often, coaches recalled.
A strong fifth inning proved to be the difference for the Hornets.
Julius Schneider worked a walk that forced in Fernando Gonzalez for the go-ahead run.
Azle lead early, 1-0, when a hit by Bennett Pinkston scored Sam Collins.
Cody Drolet went 1-for-1 and was perfect at the plate.
On the mound, Schneider threw a hitless inning and struck out 3 Wichita Falls hitters.… Read the rest

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