The game was close for much of the contest, but the visitors left with a 60-52 win.
The Porcupines opened with a 16-10 first quarter advantage, but AHS got 2 points back by halftime.
The teams played the final three quarters within two points of each other in each period, but Azle could not reel Springtown in.… Read the rest
It was tourney time for the Azle girls basketball squads.
The varsity (3-7) opened the Brewer tournament Dec. 3 against Burkburnett, losing a close one, 37-36.
Payton Berger led AHS with 16 points and 14 boards, a double-double. Savannah Johnson added 8 points and Kaycie Dunkerley returned with 6 points.
The next day, Azle popped Irving 49-45.
Berger was hot again with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Bailey Natusch grabbed 10 boards.
A 36-20 loss to Byron Nelson followed. Berger (7) and Kylee Browne (6) led AHS scorers.
The final game of the tourney was a 56-7 blowout of FW Diamond Hill with Berger scoring 16 points and Dunkerley adding 12.… Read the rest
Trey Ramos runs against Wichita Falls Rider where he scored four first half touchdowns in what would be his final game as a Hornet. The senior was Azle’s top defensive player, too. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
Ramos earns unique honor
by mark k. campbell
Azle’s most talented player landed the Hornets’ highest postseason honor when 2015 football kudos were passed out.
Trey Ramos – who ended his AHS career with a 4-TD, first half performance against Rider last month in the regular season finale – was picked as the District 5-5A Utility Player of the Year.… Read the rest
by mark k. campbell
Slow starts in the first games of the season have stymied the Hornet basketball team early.
Azle (0-3) struggled to score in the opening minutes against Joshua and Cleburne.
The holes were too great to overcome, and AHS lost them both.
At home against Joshua Nov.… Read the rest
A trio of Azle High tennis players received 5-5A Honorable Mention nods, including Mikayla Davis (left) who was lauded for singles play and her court time with doubles teammate Macie Strickland (right). Hunter Beck landed on the boys singles elite roster.… Read the rest
The Lady Hornet varsity basketball team continues to look for another 2015-16 victory.
Azle (1-5) tumbled to Richland 54-37 Nov. 24.
Still without injured spark plug Kaycie Dunkerley, two other key players did not face the Lady Rebels – high scoring Payton Berger and Kylee Browne.
Bailey Natusch’s 9 points was tops for AHS.
Breeona Cannon and Cassidy Bowen added 6 apiece.
Rachel Wood paced rebounders with 8.
The Lady Hornets out-scored the hosts 28-25 in the second half.
The JV, with 13 points from Autumn Johnson, beat Richland 48-23.
Savannah Johnson added 8 points and Morgan Ashmore scored 7.
The Azle frosh lost 21-14 to Richland; the game was a 1-point affair into the fourth quarter.… Read the rest
Azle’s Ty Parker (bottom) gets a leg up on an Eagle when Northwest Eaton visited AHS Nov. 24. At the same gathering, Lady Hornet Trinity Smith (top) wraps up a Lady Eagle. Azle will host Springtown and Haltom Thursday, Dec. 3. Photos by Mark K.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The 2015-16 UIL sports campaigns have begun for Azle High School.
Girls and boys basketball and wrestling already have several events completed.
Coach Mitzi Marquart began play with this year’s version of the Lady Hornets Nov. 9 against Arlington Seguin in the shiny new Azle (1-4) gym.
The visitors won 49-35, but the game began a series of contests where Lady Hornet Payton Berger excelled.
Against Seguin, she scored 24 points and added 8 rebounds.
Kylee Browne netted 6 points and nabbed 4 boards.
Berger, a First Team All-District selection last season, poured in 22 points Nov.… Read the rest
Four Lady Hornets earned postseason honors, claiming berths on the elite 5-5A All-District volleyball list: Sarah Campoli (4) District Setter of the Year; Hannah Walker (6) Honorable Mention; Logan Graham (5) Honorable Mention, and Kaitlyn Ford (9) Second Team. Named Academic All-District were Payton Geary, Annabelle Grounds, Madi Parkison, Katelyn Brothers, and Campoli. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
4th quarter field goal, intercpetion saves game
The last game the 2015 Azle junior varsity football team played was a thriller.
Wichita Falls Rider was the foe, and the game came down to a clutch field goal and an interception.
Azle won 25-23.
Rider led 13-7 after one period. Azle’s score came when QB Jake Norwood ran over from the 4 and Ben Davis kicked the PAT.
The Hornets wrested away the lead by halftime when Cale McDonald dashed in from the 10, and Davis kicked true again; AHS led 14-13.
Azle held the advantage by the time the third quarter ended; both teams had scored.… Read the rest