In a battle of two Class 5A state-ranked Top 5 softball teams, the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats pounded 16 hits on their way to an 18-5 victory over No. 5 Burleson Centennial in a key District 8-5A game Tuesday night at Centennial High School.
The contest was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The win elevates the Ladycats district and overall mark to 2-0.
Seniors Chickie Cook and Riley Sartain each swatted a home run, with Sartain hitting a grand slam in the six inning.
Allie Arneson and Kadyn Kirkpatrick each swatted three hits to lead the Ladycats, while Sartain finished with a game-high five RBI.
Lauren Craine (2-0) was the winning pitcher for Aledo. She allowed four earned runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.
It will be a battle of Class 5A state-ranked teams when the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats face No. 5 Burleson Centennial today at Centennial in a key District 8-5A softball game.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. today (March 10) at the Centennial High School softball field.
The contest was originally scheduled for Monday (March 9) but was postponed until today because of wet grounds.
The Ladycats are coming off an 11-0 victory over Joshua last Saturday in the 8-5A opener.
Centennial has yet to play a district game, but the Lady Spartans are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. at home today against Everman prior to their contest with Aledo.
Aledo senior pitcher Lauren Craine limited Joshua to one hit and senior first baseman Chickie Cook went three-for-three at the plate to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a convincing 11-0 victory over the Lady Owls Saturday afternoon in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field in a contest called by the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth inning.
Craine allowed a lead-off single before retiring 15 consecutive Joshua batters. She finished with five strikeouts and no walks.
Cook smashed three singles and drove in a pair of runs, with both RBI coming in the Ladycats’ seven-run second inning.
Aledo senior Keegan Hayes scored a hat trick on Senior Night to lead the Bearcats to a convincing 5-0 victory over Burleson Friday night in a District 8-5A soccer match at Bearcat Stadium.
In addition to Hayes’ three goals, Noah Hill and Daniel De La Cerda each scored a goal for the Bearcats.
Sophomore goalkeeper Caleb Hill earned the shutout for Aledo.
In the nightcap at Bearcat Stadium, the Burleson Lady Elks held off the first-place Aledo Ladycats, 2-1.
Unofficially, the Ladycats had 20 shots on goal to Burleson’s three, but the Lady Elks turned back all but one attempt.
Burleson took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but in the second half the Ladycats tied the score at 1-1 after forward Brittney Trought scored from the box on a rebound with 14:11 left to play.
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Joshua at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 7) in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field.
It is a varsity-only game. The contest is a make-up game and was originally scheduled on Tuesday (March 3).
The Ladycats have yet to play any regular season games.
Their season opener at Rockwall on Feb. 24 was canceled due to weather, as was last week's tournament at Brewer.
Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons had his team scheduled to play in the A&M Consolidated tournament in College Station this week, but ice storms canceled today's games.
Aledo ISD announced Wednesday night that there will be no classes on Thursday. This will be the third bad weather day for the district in the past two weeks, in addition to early releases on two other days.
Due to the potential of winter storms this afternoon (Wednesday, Feb 4), Aledo ISD will release one hour early today. Elementary will release at 1:45 p.m. and Secondary will release at 2:50 p.m. Bus routes will run one hour early.
All evening activities are canceled.
El Paso Immanuel held off the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Eagles, 36-34, Monday in a TCAF girls' state semifinal basketball game at Dallas Christian College.
The Lady Eagles will play in the state tournament third-place game at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at DCC.
Tylar Reynolds led the Lady Eagles with 14 points, while Tori Klahm added 10.
Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Shelbi Tidwell with six points, and Faith Henning and Rachel Hollingsworth, each with two.
Humane Society of the United States Texas State Director Katie Jarl presents Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, for his continuing efforts in animal abuse and neglect cases. Standing with Sheriff Fowler and Director Jarl are Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler (left of Sheriff Fowler), with animal control officers Ryan King (far left), Justin Hernandez (far right), Matt Anderson and Jennifer Kennedy.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) selected Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler as a recipient of the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his continuing efforts to pursue animal cruelty cases.
Aledo baseball players autograph a cap at last year's Meet the Cats event.
Meet the Bearcats (Baseball) & Ladycats (Softball) will be tonight (Monday, May 2) at 6 p.m. at the Aledo High School Indoor Practice Facility. Varsity players from the two defending State Championship teams will be present to sign posters and meet the fans.