Action from Azle’s trip to the state 7-on-7 tournament: Hornet Trevor Boiles (18) is zeroed in on a pass; Tyler Albers (4) grabs a ball; Matt Delprincipe (7 in dark) fights for a Hail Mary pass in the championship bracket game against Katy; Chase Smith (20) readies for a completion; Jamie King (12) quarterbacks Azle; Trey Ramos (5) was strong on both sides of the ball; coach John Crow. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
The debate about whether cheerleading is a sport may have been decided by the UIL recently.
The University Interscholastic League approved a one-year pilot program called “Game Day Cheer.”
The new event will mimic usual cheerleading events. However, no aerial acrobatics will be involved.
If the pilot program is successful, in the 2015-16 school year, the UIL will govern Game Day Cheer in the same manner as with middle and high school sports.… Read the rest
Coach: Hornets have ‘high expectations’
by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, Texas Football Magazine has snubbed the Hornet football team.
And, once more, head coach Devon Dorris doesn’t care. “Magazine predictions is not where the games are won,” he said.
In fact, the coach is more than excited about getting the 2014 season underway. “We can’t wait to get on the field and play the games,” he said.… Read the rest
An Azle 10 year old is a national karate champion.
Rowdy Dawson, who will attend fifth grade this school year at Azle Elementary after finishing the previous grade at Walnut Creek Elementary, won his age group in Richardson at the American Amateur Karate Federation’s tournament June 28.
To get to the event that attracted athletes from all over America and Canada, Dawson won the Southwest Regional competition in Austin on the University of Texas campus earlier.… Read the rest
Two Lady Hornet softball players were named Honorable Mention All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Samantha Bradley (above) landed in the Utility category while Makenzi Harris was slotted on the elite list as a pitcher. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD athletic director Scott Anderson has filled a trio of coaches openings at the high school level.
Some junior high level positions are still being pondered.
In the next school year, helping teach Azle athletics will be Andrew Junior, Bo Maines, and Jason Beck.
Junior replaces Steve Burkett who left to coach in Frost.
The son of a former AHS coach, Junior attended L.D. Bell High School in Hurst then graduated from Baylor.… Read the rest
A former Azle Hornet standout continued his stellar career at college.
Jim Walter, a senior at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was selected as one of 10 American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar-Athletes.
Walter is a biology major with a 3.91 grade point average and led the HSU Cowboys to the ASC championship game in 2014 even though he was just one of two returning players.… Read the rest
Azle coaches, like AHS wrestling coach Chris Allen, and local athletes helped instruct youngsters in tennis and wrestling skills on the high school campus. A clinic led by a trio of former AHS wrestlers arrives July 1, ahead of the final two camps slated for the summer – volleyball and football in late July and Aug. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest