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BREAKING: School District trustees reject southern location

February 1, 2016 by Randy Keck

BREAKING: The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees votes 4-3 to not accept Superintendent Derek Citty's recommendation for a southern campus for the district's next elementary. Full story coming later this evening on The Community News website.

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Now is the time to order your congratulations ad for The Community News' 2016 Salute to Seniors!

This section will be all color, glossy magazine format - a perfect memento of the end of the 2016 senior year. See last year's edition above for example ad sizes!

The 2016 Salute to Seniors will include extensive photographic coverage of:
• Prom/Promenade
• Senior Awards
• Top 10% Awards
• Baccalaureate
• Senior Breakfast
• Of course, Graduation!
...and more!

UIL moves Aledo to District 6-5A

February 1, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Announcing its reclassification and redistricting this morning, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) haS moved Aledo High School in the eight-school District 6-5A.

Aledo will join Azle, Saginaw Boswell, Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Saginaw, Northwest, Northwest Eaton and Brewer in 6-5A.

Aledo will begin competition in the new district beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

The UIL redraws districts every two years with proximity being the key issue, and it sets new reclassication numbers biennially due to new schools being added in urban areas or other schools dropping or rising in student enrollment.

Ladycats survive Centennial scare with 47-39 win; Spartans hold off Bearcats, 64-60

January 29, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo post Chloe Mefford drives in for a layup Friday night during the Ladycats' 47-39 victory over Burleson Centennial in a District 8-5A game at Centennial.

Coming back from a fourth-quarter deficit, the Aledo Ladycats stayed undefeated in District 8-5A after holding off Burleson Centennial, 47-39, Friday night at Centennial.

The win raises the first-place Ladycats' district record to 11-0, while the Lady Spartans drop to 8-3.

The game was tight for most of the contest. The game saw four ties and five lead changes before Centennial took a 39-38 lead halfway through the fourth quarter.

Man arrested after car chase and three vehicle crash

January 29, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man following a burglary investigation, a car chase and a three-vehicle crash.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident began Monday, Jan. 28, 2016, when a construction crew reported unknown suspect(s) had stolen nearly $2,000 worth of construction tools and materials from a construction site in the 400 block of Sagebrush, in Aledo.

Thursday afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m., one of the construction workers recognized a silver truck driving in the area, to be the same truck as the one driven by the suspect caught on video surveillance footage the night of the construction burglary.

The witness began to pursue the vehicle and reported the incident to Parker County Communication Dispatch Center.

Bearcats, Ladycats continue District 8-5A hoops action today at Burleson Centennial

January 29, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball action continues for the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats as the squads will travel to Burleson Centennial today to take on the Spartans and Lady Spartans.

The Bearcats and Spartans will tip off at 6:30 p.m. with the Ladycats/Lady Spartans contest to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

The Bearcats (1-7 in 8-5A) are riding momentum built after earning their first district win three days ago against Joshua and are looking to start a distict winning streak.

The Spartans (6-2) are licking their wounds from a 72-40 loss to Everman on Tuesday.

AMS Ladycats A team runs past Stephenville to finish season at 13-0

January 28, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Middle School Ladycats eighth-grade A team poses for a championship photo moments after running past Stephenville, 37-19, Thursday night at the Multi-Purpose Center. The Ladycats finish the season with a perfect 13-0 record and the district championship. Shown, front row (from left) are Riley Sale, Taylor Morgan and Janessa Payne; and back row, Izzy Stark, Kayla Metts, Daleigh Ellison, Cheney Huddleston and coach Virginia Jefferis.

Future Business Leaders Medal in Keller

January 28, 2016 by Randy Keck

Five Aledo High School members of the school's Future Business Leaders of American chapter attended the Area Conference at Central High School in Keller last week, and all came home with medals. Erin Weiss was elected Area 7 president for next year. She and her partner Gracie Pulliam placed first in the Public Service Announcement competition. Rebecca Tague placed second in Public Speaking, and the Dobransky brothers (Austin and Brandon) brought home a first-place medal in Sports and Entertainment Management. Sixteen other high schools in the area attended the competition. Shown are (from left) Brandon Dobransky, Austin Dobransky, Erin Weiss, Rebecca Tague and Gracie Pulliam.

Bearcats hold off Owls for first district win; 8-5A-leading Ladycats blow out Joshua, 68-29

January 26, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo head boys basketball coach Fred Jones receives a huge hug from daughter Alexus moments after the Bearcats defeated Joshua, 48-42, Tuesday night at the AHS gym. It was the Bearcats' first District 8-5A win this season. Alexus would go on to score 23 points in the Ladycats' 68-29 victory over Joshua.

It feels so good.

Paced by a game-high 22 points from senior point guard Dakota Fischer, the Aledo Bearcats hung on to defeat Joshua, 48-42, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at Aledo.

Aledo High School hoops teams host Joshua as District 8-5A action continues today

January 26, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball action continues for the Aledo High School teams as the Bearcats and Ladycats host the Joshua Owls and Lady Owls at the AHS gym.

The boys' varsity game will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the girls' contest at approximately 8 p.m.

The Bearcats will not only be seeking their first district win but will also be seeking revenge from an earlier loss to the Owls.

Joshua defeated the Bearcats in the district opener on a buzzer-beating layup for a 55-53 win on Dec. 18.

At the halfway points of the boys' season Centennial and Crowley lead the district with identical 6-1 records although Centennial won the first meeting between the two teams.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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