Class 5A No. 2 Cedar Park came back from a 7-3 halftime deficit with 28 unanswered points in the second half on its way to a 31-13 win over the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats Friday night in the season opener at McLane Stadium in Waco.
Cedar Park scored on runs of 1, 90 and 20 yards in the second half while also reaching the end zone on a 61-yard punt return.
The loss spoiled the debut of junior quarterback Dillon Davis, who completed nine of 15 passes for 117 yards in the first half but had little time to throw against the hard-charging 'Wolves in the second half.
Cedar Park avenged a 21-17 loss to the Bearcats in last year's season opener also played at McLane Stadium.
City of Aledo officials have elected not to file a motion for rehearing in the lawsuit regarding Republic Waste and the proposed waste transfer station on Bearcat Road.
"I will tell you that this is one of the hardest things I will ever have to share with you," Mayor Kit Marshall said at Thursday's City Council meeting. "Not just because of the impact that it has on our city, but because of the potential impact it has on every city, every county, every water district, and the oil and gas industry throughout the state of Texas."
Read more about it in the September 4 issue of The Community News.
Former Aledo Ladycats golfer Cheyenne Knight, who won the 4A and 5A girls' individual state championships in 2014 and 2015, respectively, was named to the North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association's Top 10 Honor Roll (all classifications) and was selected as the NTHSGCA Player of the Year for 2015. Knight, who will play at the University of Alabama this year, is shown above at the Class 5A state golf tournament.
State-ranked No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy defeated the Aledo Ladycats, 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 Tuesday night in a non-district volleyball match at the TAV gym in Carrolton.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 16-7 overall.
The Ladycats will continue non-district play Thursday through Saturday at the Volleypalooza Tournament in Leander.
Aledo will plays its home opener at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 as the Ladycats host Denton Guyer.
Aledo sophomore Izzy Gonzalez (1) elevates for a kill during the Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic last weekend. The Ladycats will face No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy at 6:30 p.m. today at Carrolton.
In a rematch of last year's Class 5A state semifinal contest, the Aledo Ladycats will face defending 5A champion and state-ranked No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy at 6:30 p.m. today at the TAV gym in Carrolton.
The freshman A and JV matches will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the freshman B match set for 6:30 p.m.
The Ladycats (16-6) are riding a six-match winning streak after capturing all three matches Saturday in consolation bracket play at the Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Department:
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler wants to warn the public against suspicious persons and would-be criminals.
On Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, an-86-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife reported an unknown man and woman approached their residence the previous week claiming to be neighbors, and seeking to view their garden located in the 3000 block of East Bankhead Highway.
The victims allowed the couple to enter the backyard, but noticed a few moments later, the male had disappeared.
The man was found inside the couple’s home, uninvited. The victim believes the couple used a diversionary tactic to gain entrance to their residence.
A curse may have turned into a blessing for the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team.
Playing at the Northwest ISD Volleyball Tournament without injured top hitters Maddie Goings and Emily Smith, the Ladycats went 1-2 in Thursday pool play.
But after the lineup settled - and paced by a bevy of eager hitters - the Ladycats went undefeated in Friday pool play and won all three games Saturday in bracket play, including a 25-21, 25-19 victory over Class 6A Plano East in the finale to win the consolation bracket.
Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings praised the efforts of hitters Amanda Norman, Camryn McLelland, Sarah Haeussler, Peyton Lambert, Izzy Gonzalez and Brecken Roquemore - hitters who saw more touches in the tournament due the absences of Maddie Goings and Smith.
Aledo junior receiver Logan Bridges made the catch of the day when he pulled in this pass with one arm Friday morning during the Bearcats scrimmage with Byron Nelson High School at Bearcat Stadium.
Although both the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats and Byron Nelson found the end zone during the controlled portion of their Friday morning scrimmage at Bearcat Stadium, the two squads fought to a scoreless tie in the 12-minute, timed portion of the practice game.
Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said he liked his team's effort and enthusiasm in the scrimmage, and added that it was good to see the team "hit someone else" after two weeks of practices.