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Candidates for County Judge respond to questions

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

Two people are seeking the County Judge for Parker County position: Cary McKay and Mark Riley. Both are on the Republican ticket.

McKay is a small business owner. Previous jobs that will assist in the position of county judge include being a business owner and real estate professional, and a business intern for Chick-Fil-A corporate.

Riley is the incumbent in the race. He has served as Parker County Judge for 11 years and Precinct 4 Commissioner from 1987-1994 and did not seek re-election. He was President of Weatherford Chamber of Commerce when elected County Judge in 1998. “I have extensive Judicial training and preside over Probate Court including guardianships and mental competency hearings. My background before holding elected office was in media,” he said.

Following are the questions posted to the two candidates and their responses:

Why do you want to be Parker county Judge?

Weather forces delays, cancelations to AHS sporting events

February 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Weather has forced Friday afternoon regional swimming and Friday night boys' District 6-4A basketball events to be moved or canceled.

The preliminary round of the regional swim meet has been moved from today to Saturday (Feb. 13) at noon at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth. The finals will begin at noon on Sunday, Feb. 14.

In basketball, the Aledo boys varsity game has been moved from tonight at Mineral Wells to 5 p.m. Saturday. The freshman and junior varsity games have been canceled.

Snow forces Aledo ISD schools to close

February 11, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.

Due to snow and possible ice with near-freezing and freezing temperatures, which will make roads hazardous, Aledo ISD announced at 5:50 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 11) that all campuses will be closed for the day.

Springtown outlasts Ladycats to capture 6-4A crown

February 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Bearcats rally from 15 down in third quarter only to fall by five to Porcupines

Springtown won the outright girls' District 6-4A championship after defeating the Aledo Ladycats, 50-41, Tuesday night at the AHS gym.

The Ladycats - playing their final two district games without the services of injured leading scorer Logan Mittie - finish the district slate in third place with an 11-3 league record.

The Ladycats will play either The Colony or Denton Ryan next week (Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 15 or 16) in the Class 4A, Region I bi-district playoffs.

The Colony and Denton Ryan will play a tiebreaker game on Friday to determine seedings for the playoffs in District 5-4A, with the Ladycats facing the loser (5-4A second seed).

Check this site this weekend for the time, date, place and opponent of the Ladycats in the bi-district playoff game.

Junior guard Sarah Hawkins led the Ladycats with 10 points, with sophomore wing Caileen Tallant adding nine.

Willow Park police seek burglary suspects

February 9, 2010 by Lori Cope

Willow Park Police are seeking the public’s help in the identifying and/or locating two suspects who burglarized the Mr. C Food Store in the 5100 block of East Interstate 20 Service Road, on Monday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 12:45 and 1 a.m.

The suspects entered the building by throwing a rock through one of the front doors, and shattering the glass. Suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the till.

The first suspect is identified as a slender male, unknown ethnicity, unknown height and weight, wearing a black ski mask, black and white gloves, a grey hooded jacket with a design on the back, blue jeans and red and white tennis shoes. The green design on the back of the jacket is said to be a dead opossum and related to road kill. The first two words stated on the jacket are believed to be, “Call My.”

The second suspect is identified as a male, unknown ethnicity, unknown height and weight, wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, a black hooded jacket, long dark-colored shorts (possibly blue or black), white ankle socks and black tennis shoes. The second suspect is believed to be shorter than the first suspect.

Ladycats to play Springtown for District 6-4A championship at home on Tuesday

February 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats basketball team will play Springtown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the girls' District 6-4A championship at the Aledo High School gym.

The Ladycats will come into the district-ending contest with an 11-2 league mark, with Springtown coming in with a 12-1 record.

An Aledo win would leave both teams at 12-2 in district play, but the Ladycats would earn the outright district championship due to sweeping the Lady Porcupines.

The boys game between the Bearcats and Porcupines will follow at 8 p.m.

In soccer, both AHS squads will continue District 12-4A play on Tuesday at Boswell.

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

In swimming action, the Aledo Swimcats boys and girls will try to defend their respective Region II titles at the regional swim meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Fort Worth ISD's Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

Preliminaries will begin Friday morning and run all day, with finals slated for Saturday afternoon.

One in custody in aggravated robbery case

February 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators announced late Friday afternoon that one man is in custody in connection with an aggravated robbery case on Monday, Feb. 8 in Azle, where a man was beaten with a pistol and robbed inside his residence.

The disabled victim reported two men entered his home, pistol-whipped him, and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing the scene around 10:30 p.m. The man’s canine assisting German shepherd, “Major,” was shot and killed during the incident.

A family member of the victim chased the men in a pickup truck until she was fired upon by the suspects, striking her vehicle.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was identified as Patrick Cox, 27, of Watauga. Cox was stopped earlier Friday by Watauga officers on traffic violations and is being held there. Parker County Sheriff’s investigators expect Cox to be extradited to Parker County on the aggravated robbery charges.

“We have obtained evidence linking the suspect to the crime and another arrest is pending for an accomplice,” Fowler said.

Aledo soccer teams sweep Azle

February 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Junior forward Stephanie Neeley scored a pair of goals and added an assist and sophomore forward Allyson Swift had three assists and a goal as the pair led the first-place Aledo Ladycats to a 6-0 win over Azle Friday night in District 12-4A action at Bearcat Stadium.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 4-0. The Ladycats will continue district play on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Boswell with a 6 p.m. start.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlin Murray earned the shutout for AHS.

Goals by Swift, senior midfielder Paige Marsh and Neeley gave Aledo a 3-0 halftime lead. Swift's goal was unassisted, while Neeley recorded the assist on Marsh's goal and Swift assisted on Neeley's goal.

Neeley, sophomore midfielder Leslie Coats and senior defender Audrey Rutherford scored second-half goals, as Swift had two assists and Rutherford scored on a penalty kick.

Bearcats 7, Azle 1

Aledo senior midfielder Thomas Davis scored two goals and added a pair of assists and senior midfielder Matt Nickell scored twice as the pair led the league-leading Bearcats to a 7-1 victory over Azle Friday night in a District 12-4A contest at Bearcat Stadium.

Shorthanded Ladycats fall to Saginaw

February 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Saginaw evens season series with win over Bearcats

Playing without injured leading scorer Logan Mittie, who injured a knee Tuesday night, the Aledo Ladycats suffered just their second District 6-4A loss of the year as Saginaw defeated AHS, 66-43, Friday night at the AHS gym.

The loss drops the Ladycats in a second-place tie with Saginaw. Both teams sport 11-2 district marks.

The Ladycats will conclude district play at 6 p.m. at home Tuesday, Feb. 9, against 12-1 Springtown in a contest that will decide the league championship.

Freshman guard Mallory Powell led the Ladycats with 16 points. It was Powell's sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures.

Also scoring for the Ladycats were sophomore guard Caileen Tallant with 11 points, senior post Tara Gough with six, junior post Sarah Hawkins with five, senior guard Melissa Howell with three and junior guard Shelby Stockard with two.

Gough led Aledo on the boards with 10 rebounds, with Powell adding four.

Saginaw 65, Bearcats 49

Saginaw evened the district series with Aledo after a 65-49 win Friday night in 6-4A action at the AHS gym.

Gray named TSWA co-Offensive Player of the Year; 4 other Bearcats earn first-team honors

February 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo sophomore Johnathan Gray, shown scoring his third of four touchdowns in the Bearcats' 35-21 win over Brenham in the state championship game, was chosen as co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

Aledo sophomore running back Johnathan Gray was named co-Offensive Player of the Year and four other Bearcats earned first-team honors on the Texas sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team.

Aledo placed three players on the TSWA all-state defensive first team including senior linebackers Danny Heiss and Dillon Hawkins and defenisve end Cy Wilson.

Joining Gray on the all-state first team offense is senior tight end Forrest Cook.

Earning all-state honorable mention from Aledo were senior offensive tackle Asher Zeeb and sophomore quarterback Matthew Bishop.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

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.

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