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No. 1 Bearcats blow out John Tyler, 44-14, to advance to state championship game

December 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam


Aledo senior running back Jess Anders (23) breaks into the open field Saturday during the Bearcats 44-14 win over John Tyler in the Class 5A, Division I state semifinals.

Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop and running backs Jess Anders and Isaiah Mallory combined for 348 yards rushing to lead the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats to a decisive 44-14 victory over Tyler John Tyler Saturday afternoon in a Class 5A, Division I state semifinal at E.H. Hanby Stadium in Mesquite.

The win advances the Bearcats (14-1) to the state championship game against Temple, a 76-35 winner over Austin Vandegrift in the other semifinal.

Parker County welcomes the Snowball Express

December 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Well wishers lined up along Interstate 20 at FM 1187 Saturday morning to greet the Snowball Express. The families of military men and women who have died in service to country since Sept. 11, 2001 were headed from Fort Worth to a Ranch Day at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse, shutting down the interstate for a time.

Help welcome Snowball Express families

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.

AISD performance report coming Monday

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

A review of the Texas Academic Performance Report will be given at the December Aledo ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The report includes an assessment of the district’s 2013-14 performance and a profile for staffing with regard to class size. Graduation rates, SAT/ACT testing results and other indicators will be covered as well.
Following the AISD Board meeting, the Texas Academic Performance Report will be posted on the district’s website (www.aledo.k12.tx.us) under Assessment & Accountability by school name.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Tyler

December 11, 2014 by Production

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No. 1 Bearcats vs. JT: Must see football

December 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

As I See It
By Tony Eierdam

It is Class 5A’s version of Southlake Carroll vs. Trinity.

The Class 5A No. 1-ranked Aledo Bearcats have advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years, but on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite they will face arguably their toughest opponent in that time span in the Tyler John Tyler Lions, the “bullies” of East Texas.

Of course, I jest about using the word bullies, and in the time I spent in East Texas covering sports JT was always good, and at the same time classy and sportsmanlike.

But make no mistake: They have always been feared, and this year is no exception.

Middle school track closing for repairs

December 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Paragon Sports Construction will begin installation of a structural spray on the Aledo Middle School Stadium track Friday, Dec. 12, so the facility will be closed until after Christmas Break. Please keep off the track until Jan. 5, 2015.

Makawe's double double, Aledo defense propel Ladycats past Granbury, 42-27

December 9, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 42-27 victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday night in the District 8-5A girls' basketball opener at Granbury.

Makawe was also one part of a mix of brilliant Aledo defenders.

The Ladycats were so strong defensively that they held Granbury scoreless for eight minutes one two occasions - the first from the end of the opening period until the end of the second quarter, and again from the beginning of the third quarter until the beginning of the fourth period.

"You ask me who stood out on defense?" Ladycats head coach Mike Pinkerton said. "All five ladies who were on the floor.

Ladycats open District 8-5A hoops play today at Granbury

December 9, 2014 by Tony Eierdam


Aledo sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston (33) gets into a defensive position during a recent game. The Ladycats will open District 8-5A play at 6:30 p.m. today at Granbury.

The Aledo Ladycats basketball team will begin District 8-5A play today at Granbury against the Lady Pirates.

The varsity game will begin at 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity and freshman contests will begin at 5 p.m.

Bearcats come back to defeat Randall 47-29

December 5, 2014 by Randy Keck

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Down 21-13 at the half, the Aledo Bearcats scored five second-half touchdowns on their way to a 47-29 victory over Canyon Randall Friday night in a Class 5A Division I Region I final at Tiger Stadium in Snyder.

The Bearcats will advance to the state semifinals and face Tyler John Tyler at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Mesquite's E.H. Hanby Stadium.

Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said there was no rousing speech in the locker room at halftime.

"We did not panic at halftime," Wood said. "And I didn't give any 'fire and brimstone' speech because I didn't want them to panic."

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

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

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

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

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

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 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 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

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

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