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Speed racer

| February 23, 2017
Speed racer

Azle youth to compete in F4 U.S. Championship

Azle High School freshman Lawson Nagle gets some “seat time” in an F4 car.

An Azle teen who’s been racing karts since he was 8 years old is graduating to race cars.
Lawson Nagel, a 15-year-old freshman at Azle High School, has signed with Miller Vinatieri Leguizamón Motorsports (MVL Motorsports) to do a full season of the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.
The series, designed just for drivers like Nagel who are coming up from karting or quarter midgets, is sanctioned by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Pro Racing and certified by the International Automobile Federation, which organizes the Formula 1 World Championship.… Read the rest

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Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

| February 23, 2017
Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

Noah Duvall (top) missed a berth at the state wrestling tournament by one match. However, he will still attend the elite event as an alternate at 113 pounds. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Three Porcupines competed at the Region 2 wrestling tournament Feb. 17-18 at Frisco Heritage High School.
Springtown’s highest seed, Noah Duvall, came out best.… Read the rest

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Soccer squads end 1st district round

| February 23, 2017
Soccer squads end 1st district round

by mark k. campbell
The first trip through soccer district play had Springtown traveling to Benbrook and Lake Worth.
Girls’ keeper Nina De La Cruz kept Benbrook from scoring, stopping 15 shots.
Regulation ended 0-0 so penalty kicks ensued.
Springtown won there, 4-3, with De La Cruz getting one of those four true boots.
Also scoring were Brianna Escobar, Jazzmyne Mannin, and Kiersten Williams.
Next came Lake Worth which was “a hard fight,” coach Katherine Kummerfeld recalled.
Until just 10 minutes remained, the score stood 0-0. But the Lady Frogs finally found the net and won 1-0.
“The girls played hard and never gave up,” the coach said.… Read the rest

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SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

| February 23, 2017
SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

A Lady Porcupine beats a throw to second base in Springtown’s rout of visiting Bridgeport. The victory evened SHS’ record at 1-1. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by mark k. campbell
The new softball season began with games against Petrolia and Bridgeport.
On Feb. 17. Springtown (1-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead that held up until the fourth inning.
Petrolia broke open a 2-2 game with 5 sixth inning runs to win 7-2.
Coach Scott Mann said, “We struggled to hit a good pitcher.”
Elaina Garcia and Haley Praytor had safeties; Valarie Garcia scored.
Catcher Elaina Garcia threw out a baserunner, and Taylor Jay handled 10 fielding chances flawlessly.… Read the rest

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Valentine’s Day Fire

| February 23, 2017
Valentine’s Day Fire

A romantic fire on Valentine’s Day evening ignited the chimney of a home in the 300 block of Miramar Circle off Newsom Mound Road in the La Junta area. Flames quickly spread to the second story of the home, but firefighters from Parker County ESD 1, with assistance from Azle Fire Department, arrived and were able to save most of the residence. Above, firefighters make entry into the home to douse flames.                   Photo courtesy Dexter Waldrep

 

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SMS FCCLA advances

| February 23, 2017
SMS FCCLA advances

Springtown Middle School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sent 24 students to the organization’s Region II leadership conference in Waco Feb. 9-11.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

| February 23, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

Springtown Chamber Ambassadors welcomed new member RDL Tires with a ribbon cutting. Owners Richard and Dee Dee Lutrell (center) are longtime Springtown residents.… Read the rest

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Rotary Contribution

| February 23, 2017
Rotary Contribution

Springtown Optimist Club President Laurie Moseley (left) with club member Jenny Barnwell accepts a $500 donation from BBVA Compass bank representative Ryan Mordecai (right). The funds will go toward the Optimist’s annual pancake supper, set this March 23 at SHS.            Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Reno Rollover

| February 23, 2017
Reno Rollover

The driver of a 2012 gray Mitsubishi Highlander was not injured Monday, Feb. 20 when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it into a drainage ditch in the 4100 block of East Hwy. 199, just east of the Jaybird Lane intersection. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and the La Junta Volunteer Fire Department responded.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Free wheelin’

| February 23, 2017
Free wheelin’

Donations get paralyzed dog, Sophie, a wheelchair

BY CHRISTINA DERR
When Angie Carter was referred to The Dog House in Springtown, she assumed it was because they were good dog groomers, but the service she received was more than she could have ever expected.… Read the rest

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