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Azle Christian in the Playoffs

May 6, 2015
Azle Christian in the Playoffs

Azle Christian School Crusader Jacob Clark is safe at third base in ACS’ home playoff game May 1. The Crusaders won state championships three years in a row, from 2009-2011. This season, Azle Christian advanced to the state tournament in Springtown; after a May 4 loss, ACS played for third place the next day (results not available at press time). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Summer sports camp season kicks off June 2

May 6, 2015

Many summer sports camps are registering; some, however, are only tentatively scheduled.
Things begin with a baseball camp.
On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
On June 8-11, boys basketball has two sessions:
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Girls’ Basketball Banquet

May 6, 2015
Girls’ Basketball Banquet

Varsity winners: (front, l-r) Valarie Matlock (Co-MVP/Outstanding Defensive Player), Taylor Fulfer (Co-MVP, 3-D Award); (back) Kaycie Dunkerley (Outstanding Offensive Player) Payton Berger (Outstanding Rebounder); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Junior varsity winners: (l-r) Miranda Davis (Outstanding Offensive Player); Rachel Wood (Hustle Award); Murri Jenkins (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Freshman winners: (l-r) Savannah Johnson (Outstanding Offensive Player); Maria Parkison (Hustle Award); Brooke Phillips (Outstanding Defensive Player.)

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Spring Football

May 6, 2015
Spring Football

After the 2014 Hornet football team posted more victories than any other football team in Azle High School history, the 2015 squad is hitting Hornet Field for spring drills each day. The spring football season runs through May 22, Coach Devon Dorris said.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets win softball district title again

April 29, 2015
Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Playoffs start at home against Carter-Riverside

By Mark K. Campbell
Going into the April 21 game against Brewer, the Lady Hornet softball team knew a victory meant another district championship.
Azle (23-2, 13-1) jumped ahead and quelled a late Lady Bear rally to win the game and 5-5A, 10-8.
That contest was followed up – eventually, after even more rain this April – with a regular season-ending 12-6 victory over Wichita Falls Rider on Senior Night April 25.
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Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

April 29, 2015
Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

Tyler Albers takes a rip. The Hornets are still alive statistically, but games keep getting postponed because of rain. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The baseball Hornets got in just one game in the past week – a 5-1 victory over Brewer.
That win kept alive faint playoff hopes for Azle (8-10, 4-7).
“If we win out, then we could be in,” Coach Anthony Barron said. “But we’d need some help from other teams.”
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Young wrestler nationals bound

April 29, 2015
Young wrestler nationals bound

Trevor Russell, a member of the Azle Wrestling Team, has reached the big time.
By winning both freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions in the TXUSA national dual team qualifier in Frisco, the Forte Junior High seventh grader now owns a spot on Team Texas.
In Indianapolis in June, Russell will compete in the schoolboy division. Azle High School coach Chris Allen said, “We are proud of Trevor for making the national team to get to wrestle the toughest kids in the nation at his age group.”
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Six from Azle heading to Texas Tech oval with dreams of state

April 29, 2015
Six from Azle heading to Texas Tech oval with dreams of state

by Mark K. Campbell
Two district champions and four runners-up are off to Texas Tech University for the Region I Track and Field Championships May 1-2.
Brooke Smith won the pole vault competition in 5-5A at 10 feet, 6 inches.
Girls Coach Melody Dennis thinks Smith can go higher: “She is very capable of vaulting higher than she did at district.”
Katy O’Dell was the 5-5A discus champ. Dennis said at regional, one girl is ahead but the other seven – including O’Dell – are all clumped together. “If Katy can bust a good one out, she can score points or end up medaling,” Dennis said
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Off to Howard Payne

April 29, 2015
Off to Howard Payne

Azle’s Valarie Matlock signs to play basketball for Howard Payne University in Brownwood. With her at the AHS gym are: (front, l-r) parents Pam and Jeff Matlock and (back) grandparents Winnie and Wayne Robinson. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Summer sports camp season begins June 2

April 29, 2015

Many summer sports camps have already locked in dates; others are tentatively scheduled.
Things kick off with a baseball camp.
On June 2-5, three sessions are planned:
I – grades 2-6, 8-10 a.m. June 2-4
II – grades 7-9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2-4
On June 5, times change for Reward Day.
Fees are $50 per camper, $40 for each additional family member.
On June 8-11, boys basketball has two sessions:
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