What is shaping up to be a memorable softball season got off to a superior start as district play began.
Azle (16-4, 2-0), fresh off a tournament in College Station stuffed with quality teams, came back to North Texas and popped a pair of 5-4A rivals.
District play opened against Byron Nelson in Trophy Club; AHS won 10-5.
The Lady Hornets scored in every inning but the sixth, coach Tracy Tadlock said.… Read the rest
A pair of Azle Competitive Youth Sports teams shone in basketball.
The Under-8 girls won a postseason tournament in White Settlement.
The title capped an undefeated season.
With a second place finish in the Under-12 regional tournament, Azle landed a berth at the state event set for Longview.
The young Hornets got edged in the title game by the No. 1 team in North Texas.… Read the rest
Azle sees tough teams on road trip
Supposedly, Aledo didn’t want to face the Lady Hornet softball team in consecutive weeks.
Since the Lady Cats were due to play Azle at Brewer, Aledo pulled out.
However, the teams did clash hundreds of miles away in College Station Feb. 27.
And the Lady Hornets won, 6-3.
On Feb. 27 in the opening game of a tournament in Central Texas, Azle played not only Aledo but several top notch squads, including LaGrange, Garrison, and Round Rock Westwood.… Read the rest
Another tournament, another slew of games bunched together.
And that’s okay by Hornet coach Anthony Barron.
Azle (4-8) split six games in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw tournament Feb. 27-Mar. 1.
The tourney began with a 10-9 win over Mansfield Summit; AHS scored six runs over the final two innings to snatch away the victory.
Four Hornets had 2 RBI each: Logan Woody, Jesse Salisbury, Tommy Kay, and Trevor Boiles.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle High School boys and girls track teams went different directions on different days as February ended.
The boys varsity ran at the old Birdville Stadium in Haltom City Feb. 27.
The highlight of the meet for AHS came when the 4×400-meter team won its race in 3 minutes, 32.5 seconds.… Read the rest
Azle High School hosted the Buzzy Open at Cross Timbers Golf Course Feb. 24-25.
The varsity boys finished third.
Led by Brad Hart’s 88, the Hornet Green tallied a score of 374, behind Wichita Falls Rider (337) and the Hill School (368).
Bryce Arstingstall’s 89 was next for AHS. Then came Dylan Tritton (96), Mitchell Flores (101), and Cole Cherry (105).
The Azle White shot a 400 to finish sixth.… Read the rest
AHS faces Eagles and Indians
The Azle High School varsity tennis team ventured to Brock then hosted Alvarado.
At a tournament in Brock, coach Lisa Helm said the event had “great competition” – after a three-hour rain delay – on Feb. 25.
Kaleb McEwen persevered despite breaking his hand, Helm said.
Austin Strickland and Peyton Smith finished fourth and “are improving each tournament,” the coach said.… Read the rest