Heading to the Region I meet: (top, l-r) Shawn Mackey, Carson Leatherwood, Tyler Stewart, Christian McGill, Julian Hernandez, and Keaton Sherman. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
Hornets edge 2 others for final regional berth
By Mark K. Campbell
Azle High School boys cross country coach Keith Boenisch was uncertain if his squad had claimed the third and final regional slot at Ash Creek Park Oct. 24.… Read the rest
Azle faced what would be the top three teams in its final four games.
The Lady Hornets, behind 1-2, in a must-win match in their finale against Wichita Falls at home on Senior Night Oct. 29, rallied from a 23-23 fourth game then won the fifth to keep playoff hopes alive.… Read the rest
Azle Christian School won the state volleyball title at Trinity Christian Church. They victors: (front, l-r) Shelby Sweet, Bre Cornelius, Alexis Vasquez, Katie Ferguson; (back) head coach Hollie Sherrod, Maggie Adams, Callie Gallemore, Stori Baird, Abi Roach, BaiLee Islas, and assistant coach Jack Roach.
Azle Christian School won the TCAF volleyball title in Willow Park’s Trinity Christian gym Oct. 25-26.
The squad went 15-3 on the season and 8-0 in district.… Read the rest
The Crusaders are headed back to familiar territory – the six-man football playoffs.
Once again, Azle Christian School (7-1-1) spanked a foe and forced the 45-point rule to be enforced.
This time, it was Trinity Christian that fell, 66-20. The game only reached the six minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Despite injuries – including to standout Jake Bartell who had shoulder surgery and is out for the season – the Crusaders again qualified for the postseason.… Read the rest
By Mark K. Campbell
Another Azle Lake Run is on the horizon.
And along with it is a one-of-a-kind distance where you’re guaranteed to set a personal best, 9.9 kilometers.
The 32nd ALR will take off Saturday, Nov. 9 – and volunteers are needed.
If you don’t run but want to help with matters like course monitoring, calling out splits at mile markers, or one of several other needs, email email@example.com.… Read the rest
The JV district Hornets got its first 5-4A win, 29-28 over Denton as Aric Brazzell caught 3 TD passes.
Bryce Gum scored the other touchdown as Taylor McCoy threw for 4 TDs.
Pacing the defense were Nick Murray, Michael Mendez, Kevin Hernandez, Jace Clay, and Colton Davis.
The 9th Green (4-4) lost by a single point to Denton, 40-39.
Clayton Wilkinson ran 57 yards for a score then returned a kickoff 85 yards to paydirt.… Read the rest
Coach Kriss Meeker said AJH impressed with a victory over River Oaks Irma Marsh.
Tristan Rush led with 8 serves in game 1 and Maria Parkison added 7.
In game 2, Rush served all 15 points to win the match.
“They took care of business,” Meeker recalled.
Creekview fell to AJH in 2 sets. top players named by coaches: Karlee Eddy (10 points, 6 assists); Jazzmyne Mannin (7 kills); Hannah Downes (22 digs); and Raynee Henderson (blocks).… Read the rest
The 8th A beat Lake Worth behind the play of Jenna Okubo and Ainsley McDonald Boyer.
The 8th B swept Lake Worth as Emily Jungman, Hannah Blackwell, and Angela Sandoval paced Forte.
The 7th A fell in three games but, coaches said, “the girls played lights out.”
The top player was Avery North, coaches noted.
The 7th B tumbled in three games to Lake Worth.… Read the rest
Seven entrants were off on three games so the 68 point Texas Tech-Oklahoma tie-breaker sorted things out – well, kinda.
Winning $10 for second with a guess right on the button was Kevin Wilson.
Two guys split third, getting $2.50 each: Frank Cheney (75) and G.P. Fredricksson (61).… Read the rest
By Mark K. Campbell
The Hornets led Denton in almost every statistical category – including a bad one.
Azle (3-5, 1-4) gained more yardage, had more first downs, and was penalized far less than the Broncos.
But four turnovers doomed AHS, especially when two interceptions were returned for touchdowns.… Read the rest