Azle youth to compete in F4 U.S. ChampionshipAn 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
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
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
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
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
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
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