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.
Merrell in first place in top medalist race after shooting 72
Jeffrey Merrell shot a 72 to lead the Aledo Bearcats "Black" team to an overall total of 312 and the lead after the opening round of the boys District 6-4A golf tournament Monday afternoon at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth.
The 36-hole tournament concludes tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13) at Waterchase. The top two teams qualify for the regional tournament in San Angelo.
Aledo Black leads by 18 strokes over over Birdville "Green" (330). Aledo's "Orange" team is in third place at 333, with Mineral Wells in fourth after posting a score of 341.
Merrell leads all individuals, including second-place medalist Zack Collings of Birdville Green, who posted a 74.
Pioneers hand Bearcats second district loss with 12-0 win
Coming on strong early at the plate and even stronger in the circle, the Aledo Ladycats pounded out eight hits and received another brilliant pitching performance from Kacie Brann on their way to a convincing 7-0 win over Boswell Friday night in a key District 6-4A game at Ladycat Field.
The win lifts AHS to an 8-2 district record and in a first-place tie with Boswell and Birdville. The Ladycats' victory also avenged an earlier loss to Boswell.
Aledo will continue 6-4A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at home against Azle.
Brann held Boswell to four hits while walking three and striking out nine. The sophomore has started each game during Aledo's seven-game winning streak.
Improving by four strokes from their posted score of 351 in the opening round, the Aledo Ladycats golf team finished with a closing-round 347 for a 36-hole total of 698 to win the girls District 6-4A tournament by 91 strokes over second-place Birdville Friday afternoon at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Benbrook.
The victory advances the Ladycats to the regional tournament, which will be Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
The district's top medalist was Aledo junior Alicia Stacy, who closed with an 80 today after a first-round 84 to finish with a two-day total of 164.