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Azle soccer squads exit playoffs in bi-district

April 1, 2015
Azle soccer squads exit playoffs in bi-district

Grapevine eliminates AHS in Saginaw

by Mark K. Campbell
Promising soccer seasons ended in bi-district for Azle High School varsities, but don’t think the seasons weren’t successful, coaches said.
At Saginaw High School March 26, Grapevine eliminated AHS.
The girls played first, falling  6-0. Afterward, the boys lost to their Mustang counterparts 2-0.
First year coach Jason Beck had nothing but praise for the Lady Hornets.
“The girls had a great year and should be proud of what they accomplished,” he said. “I know I am.”
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No. 2 Azle edges No. 5 Brewer in final at bat

April 1, 2015
No. 2 Azle edges No. 5 Brewer in final at bat

See-saw victory keeps AHS unmarred in 5-5A play

It’s a close play late in the Brewer game as AHS coach Tracy Tadlock (left) encourages Lady Hornet Raelyn Temple to get down as the ball arrives at third base. She was safe and later scored. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When Brewer came to the Lady Hornet diamond, both teams were state ranked; everyone expected a memorable clash and that’s what happened.
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Saginaw meet packed

April 1, 2015
Saginaw meet packed

A two-day meet at Saginaw Rough Rider Stadium March 27-28 was conducted in sunny weather and gave Azle athletes a chance to see local talent.
AHS had plenty of exceptional efforts of its own.
Varsity boy Conrad Reinhard won both hurdling races.
Two varsity Lady Hornets were golden in jumping events – Kaylie Peters in high jump and Kara Moore in the long jump.
Elizabeth Verrett won the 400 in the JV division and Cody Drolet placed in both distance races for the JV boys.
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Girls 3rd in district golf

April 1, 2015
Girls 3rd in district golf

Simants is  5-5A champ

The Lady Hornet varsity golf team finished third at the District 5-5A golf tournament in Weatherford.
Azle was led by district champion sophomore Jessica Simants; she fired a 164 over 36 holes at Canyon West Golf Course.
AHS’ other scores were Riley Sparks, 211; Miranda Davis, 217; Tristen Rush, 239; and Taylor Smith, 253.
Next up for Simants is the Region I event at Texas Tech in Lubbock April 13-14.
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AHS tops Brewer

April 1, 2015
AHS tops Brewer

Hornet Sean Townsend hurries to get back to first after a fly ball was caught early in the Brewer game. Azle beat the visiting Bears 5-3. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Hornet baseball team played three games in four days.
First, AHS beat Brewer 5-3 as Trey Ramos led off the game with a triple for Azle and later belted another one, finishing 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored. Tommy Kay cranked a 2-run double.
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AJH Sweeps Lake Worth Track Meets

March 25, 2015
AJH Sweeps Lake Worth Track Meets

The eighth grade girls out-tallied runner-up Springtown by 43 points.

The seventh grade girls literally ran away with the team trophy.

The eighth grade boys won all three relays in Lake Worth.

A gold-winning effort in the final 4×400 relay won the title for the seventh grade boys.

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Azle softball atop 5-5A standings; No. 2 in Texas

March 25, 2015
Azle softball atop 5-5A standings; No. 2 in Texas

Centerfielder Samantha Tittle fires to the infield. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet Rebekah Teel turns on a pitch. In a pair of 5-5A games, the senior second baseman tore up rival pitchers, going 6-for-7 with 5 RBI. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

AHS moves to 4-0 in district

by Mark K. Campbell
You have to wonder what the other teams in 5-5A are thinking.
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All Star Game

March 25, 2015
All Star Game

AHS’ Valarie Matlock (15) heads downcourt in Mineral Wells. At the all-star game, she had several steals and points as her squad won, Azle Coach Mitzi Marquart said. Photo courtesy Tony Eierdam, The Community News

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Lady Hornet Golfers

March 25, 2015
Lady Hornet Golfers

These Lady Hornet golfers – (l-r) Jessica Simants, Riley Sparks, Jayden Stowe, and Taylor Smith – took second in a Saginaw tourney. Simants was the top medalist at Meadowbrook GC. Not pictured: Tristen Rush.

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Baseball Hornets nipped twice in early district road contests

March 25, 2015

Baseball district play did not start the way Azle High School  Coach Anthony Barron would have liked.
He did like the two impressive pitching performance turned in by Hornets Tommy Kay and Blake Hall.
But Barron lamented the lack of hitting that led to a pair of 1-run losses as District 5-5A play began.
“Our hitting and defense came to a stall because of the weather,” the coach said.
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