by Mark K. Campbell
It wasn’t pretty, Azle High School football Coach Devon Dorris admitted, but it was still a win.
After jumping out to a 17-0 second quarter lead over visiting Saginaw, Azle (4-1, 1-1) held on for a 24-19 victory, its first in 5-5A.… Read the rest
The first round of District 5-5A volleyball ended dramatically for the Lady Hornets.
Azle (22-10, 4-3), on Pink Out Night, hosted Saginaw Oct. 3, the squad on the Lady Hornets’ tail in the standings.
AHS won a marathon battle, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-8.… Read the rest
Six contestants missed three games each so the tie-breaker was used.
That total of 70 – TCU 37, Oklahoma 33 – decided winners.
Taking first place with a tie-breaker guess of 56 was Kevin Wilson. He won $20.
Ten dollars for second place went to Peter Fredricksson; he guessed 54 on the tie-breaker.
Third place and $5 was claimed by Royce Daniels. His tie-breaker: 52.… Read the rest
Azle High School’s junior varsity and freshman football teams went 2-2 against Saginaw.
The JV Green won on the road in a close one, 8-2.
Azle scored when Justin Miller threw an 85-yard TD pass to Tyler Barnard.
Miller also completed passes to Dylan McBay, Kevin Hernandez, Ryan Leberge, and Carson Martinez.
The defense was led by Ricky Argullen who picked off a pass in the red zone.… Read the rest
Thanks in part to a “one-man wrecking crew,” Azle Christian School bashed another foe, this time Odessa Latter Rain, 73-26.
ACS (5-0) ended the game with the 45-point mercy rule on the final play of the third quarter, coach Gary Rushing said.
That one-man wrecking crew was Jeremiah Carlson.
Rushing said the Crusader had 120 receiving, ran for 40, had 11 solo tackles and 19 total.… Read the rest
Hornet rally falls short
by Mark K. Campbell
Every game can be a game of “almost” but that was especially true in the football Hornets’ 36-28 loss to Boswell Sept. 26.
Azle (3-1, 0-1) almost
• intercepted two passes
• recovered two fumbles
• got an onsides kick
• caught a Hail Mary
But those aerials were dropped and the fumbles went to Pioneers, including an onsides kick that almost worked to perfection.… Read the rest
The Lady Hornet volleyball team – in one of the tougher districts around – remains in playoff position after going 1-1 in recent district games.
Azle (21-9, 3-2) won on the road at Saginaw Chisholm Trail in a match where AHS rallied for the victory Sept. 23.
The Lady Hornets slugged it out to a 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-8 victory.
In the opening set, Brooke Smith served 3 aces and Chandler Arnold blocked a ball.… Read the rest