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Spring Football Ongoing

May 11, 2016
Spring Football Ongoing

The field turf on the AHS campus is covered with Hornets as Azle coaches continue to put scores of athletes through spring drills. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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State Qualifying Anglers

May 11, 2016
State Qualifying Anglers

After competing at Richland-Chambers Reservoir, three members of the Azle High School Fishing Team qualified for the state tournament: (l-r) Brett McDonald, Ricky Talmage, and (below) Colby Williams. The trio will fish at Toledo Bend Reservoir June 17-19.

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Azle rodeo top notch duo headed to NTHSRA finals

May 11, 2016

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

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Lady Hornets pummel Carter-Riverside to set up clash with arch nemesis Aledo

May 4, 2016
Lady Hornets pummel Carter-Riverside to set up clash with arch nemesis Aledo

Logan Graham scored 4 times in bi-district.
Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Sammi Tittle went 3-for-6 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI in the sweep of Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Football season locked in for 2016 season

May 4, 2016

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

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Lady Hornet Quartet Lands on National Team

May 4, 2016
Lady Hornet Quartet Lands on National Team

By virtue of placing in the top three at the state freestyle wrestling tournament, four Lady Hornets – (l-r) Hali Davis, Lauren Dale, Triniti Smith, and Alexis Hanna – earned berths on the national team. Davis, Dale, and Smith won state titles while Hanna finished third in a “tough weight class,” coach Chris Allen said. Dale, at 139 pounds, beat a three-time All-American to win her gold. “All in all, they wrestled well and secured a spot – something they have been working on since a week after the UIL tournament, Allen said. The four Lady Hornets will compete at the national tournament in Fargo, North Dakota this summer.

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Track season over

May 4, 2016

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

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Azle splits final two District 5-5A baseball games

May 4, 2016
Azle splits final two District 5-5A baseball games

Azle scored twice with some tricky baserunning against Boswell. With runners on first and third, Hornets foiled Pioneer efforts to get a putout with errant throws like above, allowing AHS runs. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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AHS sextet seeking Austin berths

April 27, 2016
AHS sextet seeking Austin berths

Hornet Conrad Reinhard heads to Lubbock with Region I’s fourth fastest time. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Christian McGill (left), a distance specialist, is among a large group running 3200 meters at around 10 minutes, 10 seconds. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Lady Hornets are 5-5A softball champs again

April 27, 2016
Lady Hornets are 5-5A softball champs again

Stellar hurler Samantha Bradley won the final two regular season games to give Azle its third consecutive district title. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

3rd year in a row; playoffs start April 28

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

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