Azle’s Athletic Accomplishments

A Recap of the Hornets’ 2022-2023 Sports Seasons

Azle Hornet athletes competing and posing for the camera

As we near the end of the 2022-2023 school year, The Sting would like to recognize the amazing performances and hard work of our Azle Hornet sports teams and athletes.

Student athletes involved in powerlifting, wrestling, swim, cross country and volleyball all qualified and competed at a state level.

Volleyball’s libero, senior Makenna Dillow, was honored for having the most digs out of any player in the nation. She also earned the UIL 5-5A district defensive MVP title and was selected to the UIL 5A all-state volleyball team.

Sophomore Annabelle Davis and senior Jacy Williams placed first and third respectively at the UIL wrestling state competition. This is the second year in a row that Azle has brought home a girls’ state wrestling trophy.

Azle powerlifting saw success this year with our girls’ team winning district and regionals, and with both boys’ and girls’ teams sending athletes to the state meet. Girls placed 17th at state, with junior Raegan Williams and senior Tatum Humphries taking home third and sixth place respectively.

Underclassmen on both the tennis and soccer teams were awarded with newcomer of the year awards. Freshman Emily O’Neil earned the award for tennis, sophomore Fabian Fabela was given co-defensive newcomer on the boys soccer team, while freshman Emma Nelson was recognized as the Defensive Newcomer of the Year for girls team.

Junior Torrie Johnson, who plays on the softball team, won the Catcher of the Year award for UIL District 5-5A. The team also won the bi-district championship.

Both tennis and baseball teams became bi-district champions as well and went on to compete in the area championship for their respective sports. Baseball went on to win the area championship against South Hills, becoming the fourth team in school history to reach the regional quarterfinals.

Our cross-country and track teams have had successful seasons sending several students to regional competitions. Senior Barak Geary also made it to state for cross country where he placed in the top third of the competitors.

Our boys’ golf, girls’ golf, and swim teams each had a regional competitor this year. Swim team captain senior Phoebe Mosley went on to win regionals and competed at the UIL state swim meet.

Overall, we are proud to acknowledge all of our athletes’ incredible achievements and advancements, and we can’t wait to see what happens next year.