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Ladycats, Cleburne to fight for third place in District 8-5A with tiebreaker game today at Crowley

February 12, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After 14 District 8-5A basketball games, the Aledo Ladycats and Cleburne Lady Jackets will need a 15th game to decide who will get the coveted third seed in the district for the upcoming Class 5A playoffs.

The Ladycats and Lady Jackets will square off at 6:30 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 13) at Crowley High School. Aledo will be the designated “home” team.

Tickets at the gate are $4 for adults and $3 for students.

Both teams finished the district slate with 9-5 records and have qualified for post-season play as each district qualifies four teams for the state playoffs.

But this game is far more just about bragging rights of being the third-place team in the league as opposed to fourth place.

Ladycats will face Cleburne Friday at Crowley High School in 8-5A third-place tiebreaker game

February 11, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats and Cleburne will square off to decide the third and fourth seeds in District 8-5A when they play a third-place tiebreaker game at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 13) at Crowley High School.

Both the Ladycats and Lady Jackets finished with 9-5 district records.

While both teams have qualified for the Class 5A girls' basketball playoffs, a tiebreaker game will be played and the winner will represent the third seed in the district and the loser will acquire the fourth seed.

Aledo will be the designated "home" team.

Ladycats clinch playoff spot with win over Burleson; Bearcats eliminated from playoff hunt

February 10, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston plays stingy defense Tuesday night during the Ladycats 53-42 win over Burleson that clinched a playoff spot for the AHS ladies.

Rhylie Makawe scored 19 points and Kara Williams added 14 to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 53-42 win over first-place Burleson Tuesday night in the girls' District 8-5A finale at the AHS gym.

The win - combined with Cleburne's win over Joshua - puts the Ladycats and Cleburne in a tie for third place with identical 9-5 league marks.

The two teams will square off later in the week to decide the third and fourth playoff seeds in 8-5A. Check this site beginning Wednesday for information on the tiebreaker contest.

Ladycats control playoff destiny in finale today at home against first-place Burleson

February 10, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo guard Hannah Berkovsky fires a pass during a recent game. Berkovsky and classmates Rhylie Makawe, Hannah Haeussler and Treva Davis will be honored during Senior Night festivities. The Ladycats will face Burleson in the district finale at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym with the Bearcats and Burleson game to follow.

Holding their playoff destiny in their own hands, the Aledo Ladycats can clinch a playoff spot with a win over first-place Burleson today in the girls' District 8-5A finale on Senior Night at the AHS gym.

A victory by the Ladycats would give Aledo nine district wins and would seal at least fourth place. If Joshua defeats Cleburne and the Ladycats win Aledo would finish in third place

Ladycats, Bearcats hoops teams fall at Crowley

February 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Needing a win to claim second place, the Aledo Ladycats fell short in a 60-47 loss to Crowley Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at Crowley.

The loss drops the Ladycats to 8-5 and in a third-place tie with Cleburne in district play, while Crowley moves to 10-3.

The Ladycats will conclude district play on Tuesday at home against first-place Burleson.

Two Ladycats achieved a double double as Rhylie Makawe scored a team-high 19 points and collected 10 rebounds, and Rebekah Hissam added 11 points with a game-high 12 rebounds.

Crowley led 12-10 after the first quarter and 25-24 at the half. The Lady Eagles outscored the Ladycats 15-11 in the third period to take a 40-35 lead into the fourth quarter.

Ladycats, Crowley battle for second place today at Crowley; Bearcats also in big game against Eagles

February 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe looks all business as she looks down low during a recent Ladycats game. The Ladycats will play for second place outright today in a District 8-5A basketball game at Crowley. Tip off is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Bearcats/Eagles game at 8 p.m.

With a chance to not only sweep the season series but also to grab second place outright, the Aledo Ladycats basketball team will travel to Crowley for a 6:30 p.m. start in a key District 8-5A match up.

The Ladycats bring an 8-4 district mark into the contest. Although Crowley sits now at 9-3, a win by Aledo would give both teams a 9-4 record but Aledo would maintain control of second place due to a season sweep.

Aledo receiver Ryan Newsome flips college choice to Texas

February 4, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After a dramatic ceremony on Jan. 23 at the Aledo High School auditorium, Aledo "four star" recruit Ryan Newsome announced he would play football at UCLA.

However, in the wee morning hours of today Newsome called UCLA coaches and informed them he will instead play football beginning next fall at the University of Texas, joining former Bearcat All-American Johnathan Gray.

In a statement released to the media, Newsome said he had a change of heart when Texas head coach Charlie Strong "kept after me" after the receiver announced he was going to UCLA.

Newsome also said the change of heart happened when he realized it would be easier for his family to watch him play in Austin for the Longhorns.

Azle man arrested for animal cruelty

February 4, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Due to their graphic nature, The Community News has opted not to post photos

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man on an animal cruelty warrant Tuesday evening after deputies discovered a miniature 2-year-old Shetland pony which is believed to have been mauled by a pack of dogs earlier that day.

Sheriff’s animal control officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Arvel Drive in Azle, and found the Shetland wandering along the roadway, having suffered severe injuries from an apparent dog attack.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the sight of the Shetland was horrific.

Bearcats fall short at Everman, 51-48; Ladycats win to go to 8-4 in 8-5A

February 3, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Everman rebounded an Aledo three-pointer as time expired as the Bulldogs survived with a 51-48 win over the Bearcats Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at Everman.

The Bearcats built a 20-9 lead and had a 28-23 advantage at the half.

Aledo led 39-38 as the game moved to the fourth quarter before Everman took a lead with two minutes left that it would not relinquish.

The loss drops the Bearcats to 4-6 in 8-5A.

Ladycats 47, Everman 34

Aledo jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back as the Ladycats ran past Everman, 47-34, in a District 8-5A game Tuesday night at Everman.

The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 8-4.

For more on both games see the Feb. 6 issue of The Community News.

Aledo hoops teams at Everman; soccer teams host Everman

February 3, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sophomore post Cam Caldwell (1) elevates to block a shot during a recent game. The Bearcats and Ladycats will continue District 8-5A play today at Everman. The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. followed by a scheduled 8 p.m. start for the boys.

District 8-5A basketball and soccer action continues today for the Aledo High School teams.

The AHS basketball teams will travel to Everman. The Ladycats and Lady Bulldogs will tip off at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats bring a 7-4 district mark into the contest, while Everman is still seeking its first district win.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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