Saturday, June 22, 2024

Four Lady Hornet lifters qualify for state; Lady Pines, Lady Hornets prep for soccer playoffs


Four members of the Azle Lady Hornets will be competing at the Class 5A Division I Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Meet this weekend in Frisco. The quartet qualified following their performances at the Region VI Meet Feb. 29 in Sherman.
Also, the Lady Hornets won the regional team championship, scoring 42 points to edge Sherman by two points.
Ella Swaim won the regional championship in the 105-pound division, lifting a total of 595 pounds (squat, bench press, deadlift), as did Raegan Williams at 123 (870 lifted) and Emma Sustala at 181 (860 lifted). Kyndal Robbins placed second in the 97 division, lifting 525 pounds.
Narrowly missing berths at state with third-place finishes in their respective categories are Ryleigh Myers, 97 pounds (505 lifted); Paizlee Gray, 105 (545); Haley Carlson, 148 (765); and Giselle Redding, 242-plus (790).
Cooper Yates was fourth at 132 (675) and Dakota Donaldson was fifth (650). McKynleigh Sisk was fifth at 123 (615).

The playoffs are next for the Lady Pines (15-4-1, 8-1-1 in District 8-4A) after a 4-1 win at Lake Worth March 5 and a shootout loss at Decatur March 8 after the teams ended regulation tied at 1-1. They finished second in the league.
Goals against Lake Worth were by Samanth Orozco, Icis Lopez, Kylie Wiens and Taylor Glover, with Wiens having two assists and Lopez and Orozco one each. Against Decatur, Reagan Kelley scored off a free kick from 40 yards out in the second half before the Lady Eagles tied the game with a minute-and-a-half to play.
Allison Kimball was the goalkeeper in both games.
“What a game last night. We unfortunately lost in penalties. The game can be cruel like that,” Springtown coach Ryan Byerly said. “As for my girls, this was a blood-and-guts performance from them. We completely owned the second half of the game until their goal at the end.
“The girls ran themselves into the ground. I was so proud of their fight. Allison Kimball was ridiculously sharp in goal all night.
“The whole team played their hearts out. It was great to see the group play that way going into playoffs because we proved to ourselves that kind of performance is in them.”
The Lady Pines will play Fort Worth Eastern Hills in the opening round of the playoffs March 25 or 26.

The Lady Hornets (13-6-1, 6-4-1) are closing in on the postseason after splitting games at Saginaw and at home to Aledo. They defeated the Lady Rough Riders 2-1 March 5 and lost to the Ladycats in a shootout March 8 after the teams ended regulation tied at one.
Scoring against Saginaw were Sophie McIntyre and McKenzee Roberts, while Lily Hudman had an assist. Against Aledo, it was Melanie Harder with McIntyre assisting. Emma Nelson was in goal for both games.
The Lady Hornets and Hornets will finish the regular season at Brewer March 19, girls starting at 5:30 p.m. and boys at 7:30. After that, the girls will prepare for the postseason.

The Porcupines went 3-0 in the rain-shortened Johnson County Tournament.
Springtown 15, Mansfield Summit 0: Brayden Adams four hits, double, triple, five RBIs; Brayden Fox two hits, double, four RBIs; Yair Hernandez two hits, double, triple, walk, hit by pitch, three RBIs; Ryan Kirk two hits, two stolen bases. Pitching: Keegan Martinez 4.2 innings, one hit, nine strikeouts, two walks.
Springtown 3, Fort Worth North Side 2: Kirk three hits, three stolen bases. Pitching: Nate McDaniel (win) 3.1 innings, one hit, two runs (no earned runs), two strikeouts, four walks; Caleb Elmore 2.1 innings, one hit, two strikeouts.
Springtown 12, North Crowley 1: Trent Solis four hits, RBI; Carson Cox two hits, double, four RBIs. Pitching: Fox five innings, two hits, one earned run, five strikeouts, one walk.
The Porcupines (8-4) host Godley March 15 at 1 p.m. They begin District 8-4A play at Lake Worth March 19 and host the Bullfrogs March 22, both games starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Hornets (12-8-1, 2-0 in District 5-5A) won 17-4 at Granbury March 8 and 10-3 at home against Wichita Falls Rider March 8. Allison Smith’s three-hit night included seven runs batted in against Granbury.
Vs. Granbury: Torrie Johnson four hits, double, two RBIs; Ema Lehr four hits, RBI; Smith three hits, double, seven RBIs; Shaylea Cassell two hits, double. Pitching: Morgan Terrell six innings, three hits, four runs (three earned), 10 strikeouts, five walks.
Vs. Rider: Brandie Phillips two hits, triple, two RBI; Bella Tipton two hits, double, walk, RBI; Lehr two hits; Corynne Barone triple; Smith double, walk, three RBIs. Pitching: Barone five innings (win), six hits, three runs (two earned), four strikeouts, three walks; Terrell two innings, two strikeouts.
Azle was hosting Northwest at press time. They host Saginaw March 19 and travel to Aledo March 22, both games starting at 6:30 p.m.

Brad Legan Friends and Family Invitational
Varsity girls
Team score: 205, first place
Top individual finishes
100: 2. Skyler Tyree, 13.16; 3. Emily Salas, 13.46
200: 2. Marleigh Perales, 26.97; 3. Brianna Shreeves, 27.94
400: 3. Salas, 1:05.65
800: 1. Kylie Russell, 2:41.02
1600: 3. London Smith, 6:19.21
3200: 3. Alyson Barco, 13:44.44
300 hurdles: 3. Bailey Walker, 51.60
4x100 relay: 2. 51.52
4x200 relay: 1:51.04
4x400 relay: 1. 4:29.56
High jump: 1. Tyree, 5-0; 3. Mackenzie Flaugher, 4-10
Long jump: 1. Flaugher, 17-3.75; 2. Tyree, 16-1.25
Triple jump: 1. Flaugher, 36-9; 3. Tyree, 33-3.75
Shot put: 1. Natalia De Valle Gonzalez, 33-0; 3. Dezrae Robinson, 32-5
100 hurdles: 3. Kaylee Sweeley, 17.51
Varsity boys
Team score: 207, first place
Top individual finishes
100: 2. Daishune Elam, 11.40
200: 1. Riley Jackson, 22.39; 3. Braydon Butler, 23.76
1600: 2. Wesley Payne, 4:53.58
3200: 1. Payne, 10:27.20
110 hurdles: 1. Kamryn Cleveland, 15.31; 2. Darren Sweely, 16.00
4x100 relay: 1. 43.58
4x200 relay: 1. 1:32.01
4x400 relay: 1. 3:45.51
Pole vault: 1. Devan Hair, 11-0
Long jump: 1. Jackson, 20-4.25; 3. Chase Thompson, 19-7.50
Triple jump: 3. Elam, 41-7.50
Discus: 2. Hayden Nichols, 135-0
300 hurdles: 1. Cleveland, 41.69; 2. Hair, 44.55

Varsity girls
Team score: 56, fourth place
Top Individual finishes
Distances in meters, except field events (feet)
4x100 relay: 1. 49.77
100: 1. Raegan Williams, 12.80
4x200 relay: 3. 1:46.48
Triple jump: 3. Rebecca Marx, 34-11.50
Varsity boys
Team score: 29.20, sixth place
Top individual finishes
400: 2. Josh Montelongo, 49.46
Shot put: 3. Adam May, 47-8

Bluff Dale Tournament
ACS 17, Meridian 0
Hico 5, AC 2
ACS 13, International Leadership of Texas-Keller 3
ACS hitting leaders: Andy Wisniewski, Kelton Schott, Levi Morrow Jaxson Logan
ACS pitching leaders: Wisniewski, Schott, Corban Potter, Jakob Rollins, Nehemiah Crowell

Southwest/Arlington Heights Tournament.
Azle 3, Mansfield Timberview 2: Cole Webb home run; Ryland Liptow home run; Ivan Perez two hits, double; Tyler Vaughn two hits. Pitching: Lane Springfield four innings, no runs, seven strikeouts; Webb (win), three innings.
Keller Fossil Ridge 9, Azle 1: Ty Bonnett three hits, double.
Lake Belton 10, Azle 2: Jesse Hemmerling two hits.
Azle (10-3) was hosting Granbury at press time to open District 5-5A and travels to Granbury March 14 at 6:30 p.m. They travel to Saginaw March 19 and host Saginaw March 22, both games at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Pines (8-8-1) had a busy week.
March 5, Burkburnett 13, Springtown 1: Ryleigh Morris hit, RBI.
Graham Tournament
Springtown 7, Henrietta 2: Kelsey Brandt three hits, home run, RBI; Cheyenne Atchley three hits, walk, hit by pitch, RBI; Nevaeh Vasquez double, two walks. Pitching: Haylee Sanborn four innings, three hits, two runs (no earned runs), two strikeouts, one walk; Kylee Spray (win) five innings, one hit.
Springtown 12, Windthorst 0: Vasquez two hits, double; Spray two hits, double, walk, RBI; Madison Terrell double, RBI; Morris double, RBI; Bailey Spillman triple, two stolen bases. Pitching: Spray five innings, one hit, seven strikeouts, one walk.
Snyder 14, Springtown 13: Atchley double, hit by pitch, three RBIs; Terrell double; Vasquez double; Ava Fernandez double.
Graham 9, Springtown 1: Atchley one hit.
Springtown 8, Bowie 4: Sanborn four hits, triple, RBI; Morris three hits, triple, RBI; Blaize Flood two hits, RBI; Terrell double. Pitching: Sanborn six innings, four hits, one earned run, eight strikeouts, no walks.
The Lady Pines now begin District 8-4A play at Decatur March 19, followed by a trip to Castleberry March 22. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

The Lady Hornets won the Burleson Elks Open at Southern Oaks March 6. Katelyn Thomas placed second overall individually, Madi Flowers was fourth and Olivia Meyers was fifth. Individual scores not available.

The Hornets (4-15-1, 0-11 in District 5-5A) fell 5-1 at Saginaw March 5 and 5-0 at home to Aledo March 8. Graden Forsythe scored against Saginaw with an assist from Diego Liva.

The Porcupines (2-17-1, 1-9 in District 8-4A) ended the regular season with a 1-0 loss at Lake Worth March 5 and an 8-1 loss at Decatur March 8. Brody Phifer scored the goal with an assist from Caden White.