All season long, cowboy Austen Malone and cowgirl Kylee Scribner have piled up points in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association schedule.
Now, both Azle High School athletes have qualified for the NTHSRA Finals in Fort Worth May 21-22.
Malone has been at the top of the bull riding point-winners throughout the season.
He still maintains a comfortable lead with 903.5 points over the runner-up from Aledo’s 596 points.
Scribner enters the Finals with 683 points in pole bending, good for fifth in the seasonlong race. She sits eighth in barrels with 425 points.
Scribner is also fifth in the Rookie Cowgirl competition with 1,234 points.… Read the rest
Once again, it will be the Lady Hornets versus the Ladycats in the softball postseason.
In the past two years, Aledo has eliminated Azle (28-6) just shy of the Final Four in Austin.
This time around, the squads will battle earlier in the playoffs, the Area round. And, perhaps, this Ladycat team isn’t the juggernaut of previous years; Aledo finished second in its district this season.… Read the rest
Homecoming is Oct. 21 against NW Eaton
by Mark K. Campbell
There are some familiar faces, some old rivals, and a brand new school on the 2016 varsity football schedule.
Azle will be spending plenty of time at Hornet Field before the new district – 6-5A – starts play in late September.
AHS will scrimmage Burleson at home; only one scrimmage is permitted because the Hornets are participating in spring practices that began May 2.
The season opens with a pair of home games, Grapevine (Aug. 26) and Keller Timber Creek (Sept. 2). That latter game is Youth Night at the stadium.… Read the rest
Two from AHS earn bronzes
Two Azle athletes got close to advancing to the state track meet at the Region I event in Lubbock April 29-30.
The top two finishers from the four Texas regions advanced as well as the best third place effort in the state.
Lady Hornet thrower Katy O’Dell and hurdler Conrad Reinhard both finished third; however, their efforts did not claim that wild card Austin berth.
O’Dell threw 120 feet, 1 inch to take third.
Reinhard was clocked in 39.49 seconds in the 300 race.
Azle’s next highest finisher was Taylor Trower who took eighth in the 100 in 12.82 seconds.… Read the rest
The 2016 Hornet baseball season ended with an extra-inning road victory.
Before that 4-1 triumph at Saginaw, Azle (9-20, 4-10) hosted Boswell on Senior Night.
The Hornets stymied the Pioneers early with some sly baserunning forcing Bos throwing errors, but the visitors went on to win 14-4.
Coach Stephen Smith said sophomore Sam Collins turned in an exceptional inning of relief.… Read the rest
Getting to the state track meet in Austin is a feat – and something six Azle High athletes are poised to take a shot at.
The elite sextet:
• Taylor Trower – 100
• Katy O’Dell – discus
• Kaylie Peters – high jump
• Marisah Mata – triple jump
• Christian McGill – 3200
• Conrad Reinhard – 110 and 300 hurdles
Lady Hornet coach Melody Dennis said Trower enters the Region I meet in Lubbock with the fifth fastest time.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
It’s a three-peat for the Lady Hornets!
After avenging its only district loss against Brewer April 19, Azle (27-6, 13-1) clinched the 5-5A championship with a 12-2 bombing on the road at Wichita Falls Rider.
The title was hard-earned, coach Tracy Tadlock said.
“The total team contributions is what really allowed us to win our third consecutive outright district title – a significant accomplishment for these ladies and this program,” he said.… Read the rest