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The 2016 football season continues for the Azle Youth Association which will compete in the Super Bowl at Fort Worth’s Scarborough-Handley Field Sat. Nov. 19. The Under-9 Hornets face a Fort Worth team at 3:30. AYA’s Under-12 team caps the evening at 7:30 against their Keller counterparts… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling team is already recognized as one of the top programs in the state.
Last year, sophomore Hali Davis won gold at state and the Lady Hornet squad finished fourth overall.
Coaches Monica Allen and Chris Allen think the Azle girls have a shot at the state team title, No. 2 in AHS history.
Both varsities are poised to shine, Chris Allen noted.… Read the rest
The 2016 football season is over for the Hornets.
The year ended on Senior Night with a 57-11 loss to Northwest. Azle (2-8, 2-5) fell behind the Texans early, and the die was cast.
The Hornets finished tied for fifth in the eight-team 6-5A.
AHS’ points came from a 35-yard field goal by Alex Quevedo in the second quarter and a third period TD pass from Ken Seals to Carson Martinez followed by another hookup between the duo for the 2-point PAT.… Read the rest
The annual Azle Lake Run is arrives Nov. 12 with a bevy of unusual activities for runners to enjoy.
• a 9.9K race (not 10K)
• it’s pet friendly
• the 1-mile fun run is themed with superheroes, zombies, and others
• cash prizes
• all funds go to sending the Azle High School Winter Guard to the national competition in Dayton, Ohio
• a post-race pancake breakfast
The top three male and female runners on Nov. 12 will receive cash – $250 for first, $150 for second, and $100 for third place.
Aside from the 9.9K and 1-mile distances, runners can also chose a half marathon and 5K.… Read the rest
by Mark K Campbell
The 2016-17 basketball season began for the Lady Hornets with a trip to Arlington Seguin.
Azle (0-1) fell 66-42.
Autumn Johnson started the season big with 19 points to pace AHS.
Brooke Phillips added 6 points, Breeona Cannon 5, and Savannah Johnson 4 points.
Coach Mitzi Marquart said, “We rushed passes and shots, but we played a much better second half.”
She said expect different looks from the Lady Hornets this year.
“This team is versatile, so we might have a different lineup depending on how we match up with opposing teams,” she said.
Several players with varsity court time return this season.… Read the rest
The last football contest of the year required the tie-breaker of Dallas 35, Cleveland 10 (45), but it didn’t really help.
However, Kyle Betz was the only contestant to miss just two games, so he claimed the final $20 of 2016.
A trio of other prognosticators tied with three misses. Even the tie-breaker didn’t work as both Wes Robinson and Eddy Swanzy guessed 48; they split the second ($10) and third ($5) place money and got $7.50 each.
Kevin Wilson’s 49 was close but he missed out.
Also too far off on the tie-breaker were Jeri Hagerman and Margaret Swanzy (38)… Read the rest
Boys 8th out of 24 squads
by Mark K. Campbell
One of the top cross country seasons ever for Azle High School ended at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock Oct. 29
The boys finished eighth among 24 teams.
The lone Lady Hornet racing, Hadassah Marquart, took 38th out of 185 runners.
The boys were led by Cody Drolet who finished 25th among 191 racers with a sterling time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds over the challenging 3-mile course.
Rounding out the AHS scoring were Eloy Martinez, Brandon Wolfe, Julian Hernandez, and Carson Leatherwood.
“Eighth is very good,” coach Keith Boenisch said, “but yet disappointing because we were in a hard, very tough region and district.”
He noted that all three teams from 6-5A finished among the top eight teams – Northwest was third and Aledo sixth.… Read the rest
Playoffs next after 107-93 regular season finale
by Mark K. Campbell
It’s not every day that you play in a football game that tallies a total of 200 points.
Or that your team scores 93 – and loses.
That’s what happened to Azle Christian School in a wild and woolly clash with Decatur Victory Christian Oct. 21; the final score was 107-93.
Coach Gary Rushing said, “Each team scored 14 touchdowns.”
The Crusaders undoing, the coach recalled, was that Decatur kicked more PATs than ACS; in six-man football, kicks are worth two points.
“Neither team could stop the other,” Rushing recalled.… Read the rest
Twenty events were conducted.
AHS finished second behind Richardson in the team race.
In individual events, the Lady Hornet 200 medley relay finished third.
That quartet consisted of Taylor Bresnahan, Katelyn McMullen, Journey Bowman, and Bao Tu Pham.
Azle won a trio of relays, coach Steve Griffin noted.
AHS swimmers also placed second in four races and third in five others.
The next meet sends Azle to Mansfield Nov.… Read the rest