Action from the state wrestling tournament in Garland Feb. 15: Ruby Ariosa is heads up in her bronze medal match; Logan Little wraps up a foe; Bernadette Duhan vies in a match where she would finish fourth; Justin Scarbro keeps a fellow big man down; Colten Clearwater gets a leg up on a rival in his fifth place match. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
Action from the Northwest High School gym where Azle defeated Boswell for the bi-district crown Feb. 10: the title-winning Lady Hornets Valarie Matlock, Morgan Prentice, Taylor Fulfer; Kate DeShazo, Kaycie Dunkerley, Maci Wilbanks, Emelia Miller, Makenzi Bossert, Payton Berger; Fulfer fights to keep a ball from a couple of Lady Pioneers; Berger heads for the bucket.
Two more matches, two move victories for the Azle High School soccer squads.
Both boys and girls teams topped district rivals Mineral Wells and Boswell to remain undefeated in district action.
The boys continued to get stellar play from keeper Austin McCash. He has permitted zero goals so far this season against 12-4A rivals.… Read the rest
Accident knocks Gilbert from ultimate tourney
by Mark K. Campbell
That’s what Azle High School wrestling coach Chris Allen said about a vehicle accident that injured a Lady Hornet state qualifier.
Lauren Gilbert was set to attend the big tournament. But a wreck where her family was rear-ended hurt her and Gilbert is out for state.
“Her bracket looked very good for getting to the finals and she could do it,” Allen said.… Read the rest
After an exceptional season, the swim season ended for Azle High School at the Region II-4A competition.
At the Mansfield ISD natatorium Feb. 8, many AHS swimmers turned in season-best performances, coach Steve Griffin said.
Azle’s boys 200 freestyle relay team just missed the finals. Later, the quartet of Jordan Gill, Ryan Lloyd, Alex Bridge, and T.J. Savage won the consolation finals in 1 minute, 38.82 seconds.… Read the rest
Azle powerlifters won a meet at Brewer. Coach Devon Dorris said five AHS lifters took gold and 11 placed.
In White Settlement, first place winners were Dakota Hudson (114-pound division); Demetrius Hutcherson (148); Josh Williams (165); Landon Todd (242), and Jacob Lance (super heavyweight).
Chase Smith (165) finished second as did Logan Todd (242) and Glynn Evans (275).
Three other Hornets ended up third: Dalton Cole (198), Tyler Shemberger (220), and Garrett Tidwell (275).… Read the rest
With the Winter Break over, Azle High School rodeo athletes returned to the North Texas High School Rodeo Association arena to compete.
At a Sanger sponsored rodeo, chute dogger Chris Osborn finished fourth in 3.9 seconds, good for 49 points and $61.60.
Westlee Schneider took ninth in 5.192, winning 19 points.
Other recent point-winners include bull rider Austen Malone and rookie cowgirl Bailey Kavanaugh.… Read the rest