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Springtown sending plenty to regional track


The Springtown Porcupines followed up their District 8-4A track championship by winning the 7/8-4A Area Meet April 10. And, just as they did at district, they hosted the meet.

Meanwhile, the Lady Pines finished third as both teams will be sending plenty of representatives to the 4A Region I Meet in Lubbock this week. The top four finishers in each event qualified.

In all, Springtown qualified 14 athletes in individual events (eight boys, six girls) and all six relays (three boys, three girls). They also won nine gold medals (six boys, three girls).

From regionals, the top two finishers in each event earn an automatic trip to state at the University of Texas in Austin May 2-4. Also, the best third-place finisher in each event from across the state’s four regions will qualify as a wild card.


April 10 in Springtown

Running events in meters, field events in feet and inches

Springtown results

Varsity girls

Team score: 87 points, third place

Regional qualifiers

  • 200: 1. Marleigh Perales, 25.70
  • 4x100 relay: 4th, 50.62
  • 4x200 relay: 3rd, 1:45.31
  • 4x400 relay: 3rd, 4:16.02
  • Long jump: 3. Skyler Tyree, 16-4.5
  • Triple jump: 1. Mackenzie Flaugher, 37-1.75; 3. Tyree, 34-10.75
  • Discus: 4. Kylee McNeely, 89-8
  • Shot put: 1. Natalia De Valle Gonzalez, 32-8; 3. Dezrae Robinson, 30-6
  • Varsity boys

Team score: 149 points, first place

Regional qualifiers

  • 100: 1. Riley Jackson, 10.75
  • 200: 1. Brayden Fox, 22.31
  • 1600: 4. Wesley Payne, 4:46.26
  • 3200: 3. Payne, 10:19.19
  • 110 hurdles: 1. Kamryn Cleveland, 14.88; 3. Darren Sweely, 15.61
  • 4x100 relay: 1st, 42.61
  • 4x200 relay: 1st, 1:29.24
  • 4x400 relay: 2nd, 3:26.16
  • Pole vault: 3. Devan Hair, 12-0
  • Long jump: 2. Cleveland, 21-1.5; 3. Jackson, 21-1
  • Triple jump: 1. Daishune Elam, 42-11.75
  • Discus: 2 Kelby Castro, 135-4


The Hornets qualified two and the Lady Hornets six for the upcoming 5A Region I Meet in Lubbock April 19-20.

Azle 5/6-5A Area Track Meet

Clark Stadium, Fort Worth

April 12

Running events in meters, field events in feet and inches.

Azle results

Varsity boys

Team score: 20 points, ninth place

Regional qualifiers

  • 400: 2. Josh Montelongo, 49.23
  • Pole vault: 3. Tyson Schreier, 13-6
  • Varsity girls
  • Team score: 24 points, 7th place

Regional qualifiers

  • 400: 2. Raegan Williams, 58.88; 3. Rebecca Marx, 59.37
  • 4x400 relay: 4. Peabody, Montoya, Tejeda, Richardson, 4:03.94


For a third consecutive start, Porcupines pitcher Brayden Fox stymied opposing batters. This time it was a 1-0 victory at Azle in which he surrendered a single hit while striking out 14 and walking just one in 6.2 innings.

In his previous two outings, Fox pitched a no-hitter against Krum in a 3-0 win and a 3-hitter against Castleberry in an 11-1 victory.

Keegan Martinez got the game’s final out for the save. Martinez recently pitched six innings against Castleberry in a 9-0 win, combining with Caleb Elmore for a no-hitter, a second straight for the Porcupines (15-6, 5-2 in District 8-4A).

Ryan Kirk and Wesley Payne led Springtown hitting in the win with a double each.

Springtown is tied with Krum and Decatur for first place in district with two games to play. The teams have split their two-game series with each other.

The Porcupines bounced back from an 11-0 home loss to Decatur April 8. Fox’s double was the hitting highlight.

Springtown has clinched a playoff berth and was playing at Bridgeport, which was trying to hold on to fourth place in the league, at press time and ends district play at Bridgeport April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Then, before postseason play begins, the Porcupines have nondistrict games at Paradise April 20 at 11 a.m. and at home against Burleson April 25 at 7 p.m. to end the regular season.


Coming off the best season in the history of the program, the Lady Pines (16-5-1, 8-1-1, second in District 8-4A) were highly honored in the all-district awards, including four superlative accolades.

Kylie Wiens was named the co-offensive MVP by the league coaches and Icis Lopez was chosen as midfield player of the year. Allison Kimball was tabbed as co-goalkeeper MVP and first-year head coach Ryan Byerly received coach of the year honors.

First-team all-district selections are Lily Duvall, Reagan Kelley, Laura Garcia-Diaz, Makayla Ballard and Faron Buder. On the second team are Alee Stiles, Tatiana Cabrera and Samantha Orozco, with honorable mentions going to Brooklyn Brickle, Emma Hauprich and Taylor Glover.

Springtown advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to state powerhouse Stephenville.


Six members of the Porcupines were honored by the league coaches as part of the All-District 8-4A Team. Rylen Passmore, Josue Anaya and Caden White were named to the first team. Second-team selections are Brody Phifer, Angel Benitez and Bryce Smith.


Azle Christian Meet

At Fort Worth Castleberry High School April 13

Azle Christian results

Running events in meters, field events in feet and inches

Varsity girls

Team score: 97, third place

Top finishers

  • 4x100 relay: 2nd, 58.5.
  • 800: 1. Hallie Collins, 2:39.31
  • 4x200 relay: 3rd, 2:06.97
  • 400: 2. Collins, 1:03.56
  • 1600: 2. Collins, 6:16.85
  • Pole vault: 1. Collins, 7-6
  • Long jump: 3. Vanessa Malewiski, 12-10.5
  • Triple jump: 3. Malewiski, 26-11

Varsity boys

Team score: 21, eighth place

Top finisher

Long jump: 1. Brodie Clark, 18-1


The Hornets (14-9, 3-5 in District 5-5A) bounced back from a 9-2 loss at Wichita Falls Rider April 9 to win 6-2 at home against the Raiders April 12.

Hitting leader at Rider: Cole Webb hit and RBI.

Hitting leaders at home vs. Rider: Tyler Vaughn two hits, double; Ivan Perez two hits, double; Jesse Hemmerling two hits.

Pitching at home vs. Rider: Webb complete game, five strikeouts.

The Hornets were hosting district-leading Aledo at press time and travel to meet the Bearcats at 6:30 p.m. April 19. They travel to Kennedale April 20 for an 11:30 a.m. game. Games at Brewer and home against the Bears April 23 and 26, each at 6:30 p.m., end the regular season.

Azle is in a battle for third and fourth place in the league with Northwest and Saginaw with four games remaining.


The Lady Pines (12-12-1, 4-4 in District 8-4A) banged out 16 hits, including four by Ava Fernandez, in a 16-1 victory at Lake Worth April 12. Fernandez’s hits included a double and three runs batted in.

Kylee Spray pitched all six innings before the game was called by the mercy rule, giving up four hits, an earned run with 10 strikeouts and a hit batter. She also homered and stole a base.

Other hitting standouts for Springtown included Madison Terrell two hits, two stolen bases; Ryleigh Morris two hits, two RBIs, walk; Cheyanne Atchley two hits, double; Kelsey Brandt two hits, triple, RBI, walk; and Makinze Nation two hits, double, three RBIs.

The Lady Pines are in fourth place in district, a game behind Decatur and Bridgeport. They were playing at district-leading Krum at press time and host Bridgeport April 19 at 7 p.m. A win in either game or a loss by Castleberry to Lake Worth or Krum will clinch a postseason berth.


In an explosive week offensively, the Lady Hornets (18-10-1, 8-2 in District 5-5A) clinched a playoff spot by winning 14-3 over Northwest at home April 9 and 13-1 at Saginaw April 12.

Azle is in second place in district behind Aledo.

Brandie Phillips had four hits, including a triple, and drove in six runs against Northwest, along with two stolen bases. She also had two hits against Saginaw.

Other hitting leaders vs. Northwest: Torrie Johnson two hits, home run, two RBIs; Bella Tipton two hits, home run, three RBIs.

Pitching vs. Northwest: Corynne Barone five innings, eight hits, three runs (two earned), six strikeouts, two walks, hit batter.

Other hitting leaders vs. Saginaw: Kaylee Parrish two hits; Ema Lehr two hits, RBI; Barone two hits, double, three RBIs Tipton two hits, home run, four RBIs; Haley Carlson two hits, double, two RBIs; Johnson double.

Pitching vs. Saginaw: Morgan Terrell five innings, four hits, one earned run, four strikeouts, two walks, hit batter.

The Lady Hornets were hosting Aledo at press time. They travel to Brewer April 19 for a 6:30 p.m. clash to end the regular season.


The Crusaders (11-6, 5-1 in TAPPS 2-1A) swept a road doubleheader over Granbury Cornerstone 17-2 and 17-4 April 13. Andy Wisniewski had five hits, while AJ Rollins and Levi Morrow each had four hits to support the pitching of Kelton Schott and Jakob Rollins.

Azle Christian School has a doubleheader at Abilene Christian April 20 starting at 10 a.m. The Crusaders end the regular season at Milford April 23 with a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.