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Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

March 4, 2015
Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornets’ basketball game against Fort Worth Trimble Tech got away from AHS early and eventually ended Azle’s season.
At Haltom High School Feb. 25 – in a game twice delayed by weather – the Lady Bulldogs could not miss early, nailing several three-point bombs.
Tech protected that early lead and went on to beat the Lady Hornets 76-41 in the regional quarterfinals.… Read the rest

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Lifters power up to next level

March 4, 2015
Lifters power up to next level

by Mark K. Campbell
The weather was poor and cold outside, but the Azle High School indoor facility enjoyed warm temperatures – thanks, in part, to being filled by some of the strongest teenagers around.
Azle hosted the district powerlifting meet and four Hornets excelled, earning berths at the regional meet.
That event is set for Everman High School March 7.
The standout Hornets: Dakota Hutson, Chase Smith, Justin Scarbro, and Jacob Lance.… Read the rest

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Weather ices diamond contests

March 4, 2015
Weather ices diamond contests

Major tourneys cancelled

Ice and snow forced Azle High School baseball and softball teams to lose several early season games.
Hornet baseball coach Anthony Barron had to cancel the annual Durant Classic Tournament. The coach picked up two games to be played later in the season to make up for some of the lost contests – at Birdville April 11 and at Stephenville April 25.… Read the rest

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Soccer Scenes

March 4, 2015
Soccer Scenes

The Hornets – and Brandon Marquez (19) – lost a close one to Wichita Falls High,1-0. Azle hosts 5-5A rival Denton March 6 at Hornet Field. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Kailey Massey (left) and the Lady Hornets beat Saginaw 2-1 as Sam Derda scored off a Kaycee Moore assist and Sheriden Rose got an unassisted goal. Next, Wichita Falls topped AHS 3-0. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Killip moves on to Nationals

March 4, 2015

Former Azle High School wrestling standout Noah Killip is headed to the NCAA championships.
Killip, competing for Fort Hays University, finished fourth at the NCAA West Super Regionals Feb. 28.
That effort qualified the junior for a berth at the championships at St. Louis, Missouri March 13-14.
At the regional event in Pueblo, Colorado, Killip smashed his first foe from Adams State 17-2.
Still in the championship bracket, Killip next beat a foe from Colorado Mines in a 2-1 tie-breaker.… Read the rest

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3-on-3 tournament

March 4, 2015
3-on-3 tournament

The annual Azle Elementary 3-on-3 tournament raised over $1,100 for the American Heart Association. Top teams were: (front, l-r) runner-up girls Emily Cole, Jace Dinkins, Kalli Talmage and boys runners-up Kasen Browne, Jordan King, Kooper Harris; (back) winning girls team Rachel Baumann, Regan Sawyer, Aubrie Norton and first place boys team Tommy Walton, Parker Pate, Connor Atkinson.

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Six Lady Hornets named to elite All-District basketball roster

March 4, 2015
Six Lady Hornets named to elite All-District basketball roster

by Mark K. Campbell
An impressive season translates to postseason honors and that’s what has happened for the basketball Lady Hornets.
Six different athletes were named to the District 5-5A All-District list.
Leading the way was senior Valarie Matlock. The versatile athlete earned a “superlative” – a unique MVP honor.
Matlock, who will play in the 26th Annual Chicken Express All-Star Basketball Classic in Mineral Wells March 21, was selected as the district’s Defensive MVP.… Read the rest

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Winning!

February 25, 2015
Winning!

Two gold medals plus another pair as well as an Area hoops trophy!

Lauren Dale was perfect at state wrestling and so was Justin Scarbro . The Lady Hornet basketball team won its second playoff game! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Hornet nation!

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AHS soccer in 5-5A race

February 25, 2015
AHS soccer in 5-5A race

Meghan McNew controls a ball. She had two assists in Azle’s victory over Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Both Azle soccer teams remain in the midst of the 5-5A race.
The girls defeated Boswell 3-0 to move to 4-2-2 in district play.
In the victory, the Lady Hornets got goals from Lauren Harvick, Joyce Houng, and Kaycee Moore.
Meagan McNew had assists on the first two scores.… Read the rest

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Track season dodges weather

February 25, 2015

Most Azle High School teams suffered with some testy weather.
But not the track teams. A truncated meet at Byron Nelson was conducted in nice weather.
No team points were kept among the 11 squads, girls Coach Melody Dennis said.
“We competed better than I anticipated and most of our relays scored points,” she said.
A Lady Hornet mile relay team of Karly Thomas, Kaylie Peters, Ayden Thomason, and Brooke Smith finished second in 4 minutes, 20.19 seconds.… Read the rest

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