by Mark K. Campbell
If you can’t get to the beach, you might as well go 4-0 on the softball diamond.
A Spring Break run began with a 7-4 victory over Boswell in a game delayed because of rain and not played until Monday, March 14.
Then came three more contests that week, forcing Azle (17-5, 4-0) to play four games in a row.
On Tuesday, March 15, Wichita Falls came to Jim Bob Nation’s Field of Dreams and got drilled, 16-1.… Read the rest
Azle High School’s top two rodeo competitors continue to shine in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association 2015-16 season.
At the NTHSRA arena in Saginaw, Kylee Scribner and Austen Malone both picked up points.
Scribner, riding First Fire Frost, broke two arena records – in pole bending and barrel racing.
The barrels mark fell first as the Lady Hornet made the route in 15.458 seconds.
It was the second time Scribner had lowered the record.
She pocketed $272.60.
Later, she was timed in 19.037 seconds in poles, another arena record, worth another $174.
This season, Scribner has shattered four arena records.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
After a non-district victory over Lake Worth – squeezed in over Spring Break rains – 5-5A baseball play began with a home win over Wichita Falls.
Against Lake Worth, Devon Oliver got the victory for Azle (5-10, 1-1). “He looked good on the mound,” coach Stephen Smith recalled.
Oliver permitted no hits over 2 innings and fanned 4 Bullfrogs in the 17-4 rout.
At the plate, Sean Townsend tripled and had 5 RBI.… Read the rest
Like the varsity, the junior varsity and freshman squads collected district victories early in 5-5A play.
The JV (5-5, 2-0) popped Wichita Falls and Saginaw Chisholm Trail to earn a pair of wins.
The visiting Coyotes tumbled to Azle 7-3 in a game where the lead changed often, coaches recalled.
A strong fifth inning proved to be the difference for the Hornets.
Julius Schneider worked a walk that forced in Fernando Gonzalez for the go-ahead run.
Azle lead early, 1-0, when a hit by Bennett Pinkston scored Sam Collins.
Cody Drolet went 1-for-1 and was perfect at the plate.
On the mound, Schneider threw a hitless inning and struck out 3 Wichita Falls hitters.… Read the rest
Long wet stretch messes with athletic schedules
For several days.
And that sent Azle High School sports schedules wonky.
While the mild winter made for some decent weather for soccer – a rarity – when the late winter rains came, they didn’t leave.
The Hornet boys team had the postseason in the balance, needing just one point in the final two matches to advance.
But a clash with Brewer got moved two days because of the steady rain.
When the game was finally in the books, Azle got a draw and the crucial single point to move on.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The suspense finally ended.
The boys soccer team needed just one point in its final two matches to advance to the postseason.
But a clash against Brewer was delayed twice by rain.
Finally, Azle got the game in.
At White Settlement, the Bears scored first in the 25th minute, coach William Averitte recalled.
Ten minutes later, Hornet Grant Mendell headed home a corner kick from Austin Fugate and that tied the game 1-1.… Read the rest
It took a while to get the softball district opener in but when the Lady Hornets finally got to host Boswell March 14, Azle (14-5, 1-0) won.
AHS steadily put runs on the board then survived a late Lady Pioneer push to win 7-4.
The Lady Hornets swatted eight singles, two by Sam Tittle and Miranda Longbrake.
Logan Graham and Samantha Bradley had 2 RBI each.
Bailee Carter, who had a hit and walked two times, and Katelyn Harris both scored twice.… Read the rest
A non-district game against Carrollton RL Turner was called because of wet fields.
AHS will play a second 5-5A game during Spring Break when the Hornets head to Chisholm Trail March 17.
The season runs – weather permitting – until April 29, a road game to Saginaw.… Read the rest