by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, Springtown High School’s most consistent athletic program, shone at the state event.
Five Lady Porcupines qualified for the elite powerlifting meet in Waco March 17.
Among the 87 teams competing, Springtown finished fifth overall – a mere two points from third place, coach Missy Castro said.
Two Lady Porcupines took second.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Fans at the Porcupine diamond St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, saw first-year coach Josh Ward win his opening district game.
Springtown (1-1 in 7-4A) rallied with four runs in the sixth inning and beat visiting Benbrook, 6-3.
Timely hitting in that late inning secured the win, the coach recalled.
Batting safely in the crucial frame were Austin Sexton, Christian Whitaker, Easton Wells, and starting pitcher Kaleb Chesney.… Read the rest
After blasting Benbrook 16-4 March 17, the Lady Porcupine softball suffered its first district loss at Mineral Wells.
Still, Springtown (3-1 in 7-4A) remains at the top of the standings, just behind the Lady Rams (5-0).
Big hitting Elaina Garcia had a double and four RBI against Benbrook. Erin Jay and Haylee Klein scored three times each in the win.
In a 5-1 loss at Mineral Wells, one bad defensive inning hurt, coach Scott Mann recalled.… Read the rest
The varsity softball and baseball teams beat Benbrook March 17. Here in action Lady Porcupine hurler Raynee Henderson; Haley Praytor hauls in a fly; Austin Sexton keeps a runner close at second base; starter Kaleb Chesney throws home; Haylee Klein (2) is safe at home.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
So I was drinking coffee early one spring morning last year, ambling down the sidewalk at our little abode on a hill in Parker County.
The sun was coming up as I moseyed, ending up near a raised bed that we had planned on replacing for many years.
Each spring, garlic begins rising from that bed. It keeps growing taller and taller, capped with what always looked to me like Russian “onion domes.”
I thought they were cool – especially when the tops began bending every which way – so I squatted down to give a height perspective and took several shots with my cell phone.… Read the rest
“There are some misconceptions about our golf course.”
Keith Harris, the golf professional at Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course, has seen the links improve its reputation.
“We have worked at turning the image of Cross Timbers around,” he said.
He has been the pro at CTCG for four years, running his total years to 24 in the sporting business.
While watching finances, Harris noted, he and workers at the course have made improvements including renovations and bunkers.… Read the rest
Sam Childers used to live a violent lifestyle as an addicted, hardcore biker.
Then God “turned his mess into his message.”
Childers will speak at The Church at Azle, located at 1801 S. Stewart St., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27.
The free event is open to the general public.
Childers will share his true life story, which was made into a major motion picture, Machine Gun Preacher, starring prominent actor Gerard Butler.… Read the rest
The event will be held in the Springtown High School cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. Optimists will be serving pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, and orange juice.
In addition to the meal there will be several silent auction items available for bidding.
Admission is $6 for older children and adults; children under the age of five are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any member of the Springtown Optimist Club.… Read the rest