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Riley holds off challenge from McKay

Mark Riley held off a close challenge from Cary McKay to retain his seat as County Judge in Parker County in March 2 Republican primary voting. (Due to lack of Democrats as candidates for any county office, Riley is de facto winner of the election to be held in November barring unforeseen circumstances).

In a race that was close all evening, Riley ended up tallying 7,158 votes to McKay’s 6,953, a difference of 205 votes out of more than 14,000 cast.

Dusty Renfro managed to win a three-way primary race to become the de facto Precinct 4 Commissioner Elect. In a highly-visible contest, Renfro ended up with about 56 percent of the vote to escape a runoff election. Mason Wallis and Jorden Wood virtually split the remaining votes.

Incumbent Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Melvin Simons and challenger Lynn Johnson will face a runoff, however. The candidates were separated by less than a percentage point - Simons winning the plurality with 1,805 votes to Johnson’s 1,762. Ron Miller pulled in about 29 percent of the vote to force the runoff.

Ladycats district opener at Birdville rescheduled for today (Wednesday, March 3)

March 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Former Ladycats first baseman Kelley earns RRAC honor

After the original playing date had been postponed due to recent rains, the Aledo Ladycats will open District 6-4A softball play today (Wednesday, March 3) at 7 p.m. at Birdville.

The contest will be a varsity-only affair.

In other Ladycats softball news, former first baseman Christina Kelley, who started on Aledo's 2008 state championship team and is now playing at Texas Wesleyan University, earned Red River Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" honors last week.

She hit for a .545 average last week with three home runs and 11 RBI to help the Lady Rams win five of six games.

In other AHS contests also rescheduled for today, the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams will continue district play at Azle.

The boys' match will begin at 6 p.m. at Hornet Stadium followed by the girls' contest at 8 p.m.

Four Bearcats earn all-district basketball honors

March 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo Bearcats basketball players earned All-District 6-4A honors in a vote of district coaches, it was announced today.

Aledo senior guards Shane Smith and Dillon Hawkins each were selected to the boys' District 6-4A second team, while junior guards Danny Glass and Matt Barron each earned honorable mentions.

Aledo High School softball, soccer games postponed due to weather

March 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tonight's (Monday, March 1) Aledo Ladycats District 6-4A softball opener at Birdville has been postponed due to wet grounds.

A make-up game will be determined at a later date.

Tonight's Aledo High School soccer games at Azle have also been postponed due to flooding at Hornet Stadium.

The soccer games will be made up Wednesday night at Azle. The Bearcats will play at 6 p.m. followed by the Ladycats at 8 p.m.

Weatherford College hosts rodeo March 4-6

March 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Photo courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staff

Weatherford College rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo.

Special to The Community News

Many of the top college rodeo athletes in the nation will be in Weatherford Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6 for the WC National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds.

The Thursday event begins at 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7 p.m.

“After driving to Portales, Alpine, Borger and Vernon in the fall, it’s nice to start the spring at home,” said Mike Brown, WC head rodeo coach. “You’ll see some of the best talent in America. Many of these kids will be on the pro circuit after college.”

Fans will see bull riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and goat tying.

Ladycats district softball opener at Birdville postponed due to wet grounds

March 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tonight's (Monday, March 1) Aledo Ladycats District 6-4A softball opener at Birdville has been postponed due to wet grounds.

A make-up game will be determined at a later date.

District softball opener, league soccer games to be played Monday, March 1

February 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Due to state-mandated TAKS testing beginning Tuesday, Aledo High School varsity softball and soccer games will be played Monday, March 1.

The Aledo Ladycats varsity softball team will open District 6-4A play at 7 p.m. Monday at Birdville. The JV game will be played at 5 p.m. prior to the varsity game.

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats varsity soccer teams will travel to Azle on Monday. The boys' match will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls' contest at 8 p.m.

Aledo soccer teams sweep Brewer to stay undefeated in district play

February 26, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats each raised their respective District 12-4A records to 9-0 after defeating Brewer Friday night on Youth Soccer Appreciation Night at Bearcat Stadium.

Both the Ladycats and Bearcats won by identical 2-0 scores.

Caitlin Murray earned the shutout in goal for the Ladycats, while Justen Woody blanked Bears.

The Bearcats did all of their scoring within a span of 47 seconds in the first half.

Yusef Marwan scored on a rebound inside the box after a low, hard shot by Thomas Davis for a 1-0 lead with 24:56 left in the first half.

Almost a minute later, Marwan set up Matt Nickell for a goal from 15 yards out on the left side with 24:09 remaining in the half for a 2-0 lead.

Woody and the Bearcats' defenders held Brewer in check in the second half to preserve the victory.

The Ladycats scored all of their goals in the second half.

Leading scorer Stephanie Neeley broke a scoreless tie with a 20-yard goal from the middle with 26:47 remaining in the contest. Ally Swift assisted on the goal.

Bearcats, Vassberg mow down South Grand Prairie, 13-6

February 26, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo High School student trainers Kaitlin Ingle (left) and Morgan Staral try to keep warm in the third-base dugout at Bearcat Field during the Bearcats' 13-6 win Friday afternoon in the Jerry Durant Classic. The temperature was 39 degrees during the game with gusty winds.

Bearcats, Conn down North Crowley in nightcap

Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed just four hits and AHS scored in all but one inning as the Bearcats defeated South Grand Prairie, 13-6, Friday afternoon at windy and frigid Bearcat Field in the Jerry Durant Classic.

On Friday night, the Bearcats (4-1) slapped 10 hits in a 6-3 victory over North Crowley. Ryan Conn was the winning pitcher for AHS.

Today (Saturday, Feb. 27) Aledo will face Haltom at noon and Midlothian at 5 p.m. Both games will be played at Bearcat Field.

On Friday afternoon against SGP, the Bearcats scored six runs in the first inning to take a 6-4 lead. The big hit in the frame was a three-run homer to left field by senior first baseman Asher Zeeb.

Alley Cats

February 26, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsChase Hyles sends his bowling ball toward its target in the Aledo bowling team's last regular match against Azle Thursday at Cowtown Lanes in Fort Worth. The boys bowling team will compete at regionals in San Antonio March 6-7. For the full story, see next week's issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

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