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Bearcats, Ladycats each in 4th place at Region I golf tournaments

April 19, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

Mayor says there's not enough money for raises

April 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Ladycats break into Top 25 for first time this season

April 19, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

The Aledo Ladycats received a ranking in the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Top 25 poll for the first time this season, the TGCA announced this afternoon.

The Ladycats - winners of their last eight games in a row and locked in a three-way tie for first place in District 6-4A with Boswell and Birdville - are ranked in a tie for 25th place.

The TGCA poll for this week:
Class 4A

1. Frisco Wakeland
2. New Braunfels Canyon
3. Tuloso Midway
4. Elgin
5. Dripping Springs
6. Angleton
7. Denton Guyer
8. Hallsville
9. San Antonio Harlandale
10. Waco Midway
11. Montgomery
12. Nederland
13. Forney

Ladycats softball, Bearcats baseball make-up games today at Saginaw postponed

April 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

Aledo track team qualifies six for regional meet; boys' sprint relay also qualifies

April 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

A chat with David Barton

April 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

David Barton established Aledo-based WallBuilders.

The full story on his organization is in this week's edition of The Community News.

Teachers get pied for charity

April 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Vandagriff Elementary School students raised money for the Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser. As a reward, students got to pie their teachers.

Ladycats come back with pair of runs in 7th for 2-1 win over Azle

April 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

Johnson wins with over 62 percent of the vote

April 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

It's all over. Lynn Marie Johnson has won the runoff election over incumbent Melvin Simons for the Parker County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace position.

Johnson capped off the night with 757 votes. Simons ended the night with 456 votes.

Full story in this week's edition of The Community News.

Bearcats win District 6-4A golf championship by 22 strokes over Birdville

April 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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.

Sports Calendar

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

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.

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