Bearcats just two strokes away from state-qualifying position
Both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats golf teams are in fourth place after the first round today (Monday, April 19) of their respective 36-hole, District 6-4A regional golf tournaments in San Angelo.
The second and final round of both tournaments will be tomorrow (Tuesday, April 20) in San Angelo. The top two teams from the regional tournaments advance to the Class 4A state tournament in Austin.
The Bearcats shot a 306 at Quicksand Golf Course and trail first-place Wolfforth Frenship (291) by 15 strokes. However, Aledo trails second-place Fort Worth Arlington Heights (304) by two strokes and third-place Wichita Falls Rider (305) by one stroke.
Willow Park city employees won't be getting a pay raise this fiscal year and they shouldn't expect more money by the time the next one ends too.
Mayor Ken Hawkins said that with the projects the city has planned in the coming years and a possible population boom in three to five years, there's just not enough to increase the salaries of city workers.
However, he assures that as the private sector of the city grows and improves, the public sector will follow.
The complete story of the Willow Park City Council will be in the Friday print edition of The Community News. Check back with community-news.com for video.
Today's make-up Aledo Ladycats softball and Bearcats baseball games at Saginaw have been postponed again due to wet grounds.
The Bearcats and Saginaw will make up the baseball game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Saginaw, while the Aledo Ladycats/Saginaw make-up softball game will be played at 7 p.m. that same day at the Saginaw softball field.
The Ladycats and Bearcats are expected to play their scheduled games tomorrow (Tuesday, April 20) at home against Springtown. Both contests will begin at 7 p.m.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo sprinter Abby Aldrich crosses the finish line first in the girls 400-meter dash Friday afternoon during running finals at the District 6-4A track meet at Springtown. The gold medal also earned Aldrich a trip to the Region I meet in San Angelo.
Aledo sprinters Johnathan Gray, Abby Aldrich each earn gold medals at 6-4A meet
Aledo sprinters Johnathan Gray and Abby Aldrich head a list of six Aledo tracksters and a relay team that qualified for the Region I meet Friday night during the District 6-4A track meet at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.
The top three individuals and the top three teams in relay races qualify for the regional meet.
Hornets hand Bearcats second straight district loss
Azle pitcher Emily Ditmore took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning as her Lady Hornets led the Aledo Ladycats 1-0 in a District 6-4A softball contest Tuesday night at Aledo.
But in an instant the game was tied as Aledo junior right fielder Carolyn Clayton broke the no-hitter and tied the score with a lead-off inside-the-park home run to left field.
Three batters later, Aledo junior shortstop Lauren Durham lofted a single to right field that drove in senior second baseman Kendall Kizer from third base for the game-winning run as the Ladycats prevailed, 2-1, to win their eighth consecutive district game.
Merrell finishes in second place overall after 2-hole playoff loss to Collings
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell chips onto the 18th green at Waterchase Golf Course in Fort Wort during the first-place playoff for top medalist at the District 6-4A tournament. Merrell finished second overall to lead the Bearcats Black team, which won the tournament by 22 strokes.
Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell shot a 75 today in the final round of the boys District 6-4A golf tournament at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth for a final total of 147 to pace the Bearcats Black team to a final-round score of 317 and a 36-hole total of 629 to win the tournament by 22 strokes over Birdville.