Coming back from a 1-2 start in District 6-4A action, the Aledo Ladycats completed district play by winning their 11th game in a row to clinch a share of the district championship after a 12-0 victory over Mineral Wells Friday night (April 23) at Mineral Wells.
The win gives the Ladycats a 12-2 district mark and 19-10 record overall. The Ladycats will share the district title with Birdville. The Lady Hawks defeated Brewer tonight to raise its 6-4A record to 12-2.
Brann strikes out nine in Ladycats' 13-0 win over Lady Riders
Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg limited Saginaw to just three hits while striking out three with one walk to lead the Bearcats to a 14-1 win over Saginaw Wednesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Saginaw.
The win raises the Bearcats' district record to 9-3. AHS will play next at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Mineral Wells.
Before Vassberg ever touched the mound the Bearcats gave the lefty a double-digit lead as Aledo scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning.
The Bearcats sent up 15 batters in the opening frame and swatted six hits and patiently worked four walks. All nine players in the batting order scored in the inning, with Lawton Rinker and Rylan Riney scoring twice.
Ladycats shoot 351 to finish in 4th place at regional tournament
Coming into Tuesday's final round at the Region I golf tournament in San Angelo, the Aledo Bearcats needed to make up two strokes to have a chance to be one of two qualifiers for the Class 4A state tournament.
However, after shooting 306 in the opening round, the Bearcats came back today at Quicksand Golf Course and finished with a 313 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 619 that left them in third place behind runner-up Arlington Heights (614) and tournament-winner Wolfforth Frenship (597). Both Heights and Frenship will advance to the state tournament in Austin.
Aledo team of Baker/Odders fall to Aledo's Dedeke/Kite in consolation final; Dedeke/Kite drop play-in match
Both Aledo Bearcats boys doubles teams dropped semifinal matches this morning (Tuesday, April 20) at the Region I tennis tournament in San Angelo.
Ryan Hocke and Maxx Jeffers of Abilene Cooper defeated Aledo's Taylor Baker and Ryan Odders, 6-1, 6-2, while Adam Dockery and Eric Levitt of Wichita Falls High School defeated Taylor Dedeke and Sam Kite of Aledo, 6-1, 6-1.
Baker/Odders faced Dedeke/Kite in the consolation finals later today, with Dedeke/Kite defeating Baker/Odders, 6-4, 6-3.
Dedeke and Kite had a chance to qualify for the state tournament with play-in match against top seed Ryan Hocke/Maxx Jeffers of Abilene Cooper.
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.