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Arrest made in cold case murder

January 14, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

For updates to this story, see the Jan. 16 issue of The Community News.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation and assistance with the U.S. Secret Service and the Texas Rangers, made an arrest in a cold case homicide.

Pre-Aging CompositePre-Aging CompositeIn 2005, Bobbie Sue Hill was discovered in the 1300 block of Jenkins Road, in Aledo, in a creek bed near a bridge. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s autopsy revealed Hill had been murdered by manual strangulation.

Ladycats make statement with 56-51 win over Crowley; Bearcats fall to Eagles

January 13, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo guard Kara Williams (25) and post Hannah Haeussler (21) defend the lane Tuesday night during the Ladycats 56-51 victory over first-place Crowley at the AHS gym.

Cameron Huddleston scored 15 points and Kara Williams added 14 to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 56-51 victory over Crowley Tuesday night in a District 8-5A basketball game at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' district record to 4-2, while the loss drops Crowley to 4-2.

The Ladycats led 17-15 after the first quarter and built a 32-23 lead at the half.

Aledo outscored Crowley 15-9 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Crowley 62, Bearcats 42

Busy week for Aledo High School sports teams

January 12, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior guard Emily Unger sets up the offense on Jan. 9 during the Ladycats win over Everman at the AHS gym.

District basketball and home tournament soccer action are on slate this week as Aledo High School and AMS sports teams enjoy a busy week.

On Tuesday, the AHS basketball teams will continue District 8-5A play at home against Crowley.

The Bearcats and Crowley will tip off at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym followed by the Ladycats/Crowley contest at approximately 8 p.m.

Ladycats move to 3-2 in 8-5A after 53-33 win over Everman; Bearcats fall to Bulldogs

January 9, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Freshman post Sarah Haeussler scored a game-high 17 points and sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston added 12 to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 53-33 victory over Everman Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 3-2 and puts the AHS ladies in a second-place tie. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 0-5.

The Ladycats jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back. AHS led 25-13 at the half and took a 40-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

Also scoring for the Ladycats were Rhylie Makawe with seven points, Hannah Haeussler with six, Hannah Berkovsky with five, and Treva Davis and Kara Williams, each with three.

Everman 51, Bearcats 41

Aledo hoops teams to host Everman today as District 8-5A play continues

January 9, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior guard Dawson Gates looks down low during the Bearcats loss to Centennial on Tuesday. The Bearcats and Ladycats will continue District 8-5A play today against Everman at the AHS gym. The boys game will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the girls contest at approximately 8 p.m.

District 8-5A basketball action continues today at the Aledo High School gym when the Bearcats and Ladycats host Everman.

The Bearcats and Bulldogs will tip off at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym.

Aledo will bring a 1-1 district mark into the contest, while Everman (2-0) tries to stay on top of the league standings.

The Ladycats and Lady Bulldogs will tip off after the boys' game at approximately 8 p.m.

Police chief confirms Compass bank robbery

January 8, 2015 by Randy Keck

Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson has confirmed that the Compass Bank branch near Ranch House Road and I-20 was robbed Thursday afternoon.

"Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, 01/08/2015, a black male entered the Compass Bank on Interstate 20 in Willow Park. The male, through a note and conversation, claimed to be armed and demanded money. Upon receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the male fled northbound from the bank," Johnson said in a release Thursday evening.

Johnson said police arrived on the scene in just over a minute, and conducted a search of the area around the bank.

District records even as Ladycats run past Centennial but Bearcats fall

January 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Entering the final quarter with the game tied, the Aledo Ladycats went on an 18-6 fourth-quarter run to race past Burleson Centennial, 47-35, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A basketball game at Centennial High School.

The win evens the Ladycats district mark at 2-2. The Ladycats will continue district play at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at home against Everman.

The Bearcats raced out to a 6-0 lead at Centennial on Tuesday but never led again as the Spartans ended the opening period on a 13-2 run on their way to a 75-36 win.

The loss levels the Bearcats District 8-5A record at 1-1. The Bearcats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at home against Everman.

For the complete story on both Aledo games at Centennial see the Jan. 9 issue of The Community News.

Bearcats, Ladycats resume District 8-5A hoops play today at Burleson Centennial

January 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats senior Hannah Berkovsky (14) sets up defensively during a recent district contest. The Ladycats and Bearcats will resume District 8-5A play today at Burleson Centennial.

District hoops action is back as both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats basketball teams will resume District 8-5A play today at Burleson Centennial.

The Bearcats bring a 1-0 league mark into the contest. Tip off against the Spartans (0-1) will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Centennial High School gym.

The Ladycats (1-2) hope to even up their district mark against the Lady Spartans (2-1).

Tip off will be following the boys' game at approximately 8 p.m.

Sam Houston comes back to defeat Bearcats, 55-45

December 30, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Arlington Sam Houston went on a 21-8 run in the fourth quarter to erase a three-point deficit on its way to a 55-45 win over the Aledo Bearcats Tuesday night at the Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.

The loss gives the Bearcats (7-12, 1-0 in 8-5A) a 1-3 mark for the tournament.

Aledo will play next at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Burleson Centennial as the Bearcats continue district play.

The contest was a game of runs as Sam Houston raced out to an 11-2 lead in the opening period, but over the course of the end of the first quarter and into the second the Bearcats came back with a 21-4 run to take a 23-15 lead.

Sam Houston tied the score at 41-41 with 3:27 remaining and followed with a 14-4 run to seal the win.

Bearcats run past Abilene, 64-54

December 29, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Braxton McCoy scored 18 points, Bryson Power added 11 and Luke Bishop finished with 10 to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a 64-54 victory over Abilene High School Monday night at the Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.

The win advances the Bearcats to the consolation bracket semifinals. Aledo will play next at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the main AHS gym.

The Bearcats led 17-13 after the first quarter and 33-28 at the half.

Both teams scored 14 points in the third period as the Bearcats took a 47-42 lead into the fourth quarter.

Also scoring for Aledo were Dawson Gates and Cam Caldwell, each with eight points, Brevin McCoy with six and Dakota Fischer with three.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, January 27

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, January 29

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Stephenville. 7th Grade B 5:00 pm, C 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade at MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Stephenville Henderson Junior High. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 30

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Centennial at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Saturday, January 31

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Centennial/Everman (Light) at Aledo High School, B 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3

  • Aledo Bearcats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo JV at Everman, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 5:30 pm, Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

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