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No. 3 Ladycats sweep No. 11 Granbury to take 2-match lead in 8-5A

October 7, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The state-ranked No. 11 Granbury Lady Pirates fell in five games to the No. 3 Aledo Ladycats in the District 8-5A opener last month and had Oct. 7 circled on the calendar for the rematch that would bring Aledo to Granbury's house.
However, home-court advantage meant little as the Ladycats showed the Lady Pirates why they are ranked No. 3 in the state and the highest ranked volleyball team in Region I.
Paced by setter Erin Weiss, who recorded a match-high 30 assists and distributed the ball evenly to the Aledo hitters which kept the Lady Pirates' blockers off balance, the Ladycats swept Granbury, 25-16, 25-13, 25-22 Tuesday night in a key District 8-5A match at Granbury.

District 8-5A lead on line today when Ladycats visit Granbury

October 7, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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For the state-ranked No. 3 Aledo Ladycats, it is a district-championship match.
The first-place Ladycats, 7-0 in District 8-5A, will take on No. 11 Granbury (6-1) in a match that will either tie up first place in the district or give the Ladycats the path they need to clinch the league championship.
The match is set for 6:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) at James Wann Sports Center at Granbury High School.
The first time these two teams met was Sept. 12 in the district opener at Aledo. The Ladycats took the first game, 25-21, but the Lady Pirates rallied to take a 25-19 win in game two and won game three, 25-21, and were one game away from winning the match.

Bearcats turn close game into 55-27 rout of Burleson Centennial

October 3, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tied 20-20 at the half Friday night in a key District 8-5A match up, Aledo scored on its first possession of the second half and never looked back as the Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats ran past the Centennial Spartans, 55-27 at Burleson ISD Stadium.

The win raises the Bearcats' district mark to 2-0, while Centennial falls to 1-1.
"I am proud of the way the guys came back," Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said. "They didn't panic at the half."

"The defense stayed with their assignments better in the second half, and the offense began to click."

Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop directed a seven-play, 44-yard touchdown drive to begin the second half, a drive that was finished by a leaping, one-yard dive by senior tailback Jess Anders. Ben Rogers booted the extra point as Aledo took a 27-20 lead.

The Bearcats defense, which was stunned by three Centennial trips to the end zone in the first half, clamped down and forced a three and out on the Spartans' first possession of the second half.

It took the Bearcats just one play to find the end zone. Bishop tossed a bubble-screen pass to Anders on the right side and he sprinted past four would-be tacklers down the right sideline to the end zone to complete a 46-yard play with 6:13 left in the third quarter. Rogers' kick extended the AHS advantage to 34-20.

The next Bearcats TD drive came courtesy of a fumble recovery by Wyatt Young.

Water main break reported

October 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The city of Aledo has reported a major water line break impacting the north side of the city, including the Lasater and Parks of Aledo additions. No timetable was given but repairs are under way. The break was not caused by construction in the area.

Live Blog: Aledo vs. Burleson Centennial

October 1, 2014 by Production

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Goings slams 28 kills in Ladycats' win over Burleson

September 30, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior libero Tyler Lucas digs a ball during the Ladycats victory over Burleson Tuesday night at the AHS gym.

Aledo sophomore middle hitter Maddie Goings sent down a match-high 28 kills and added five blocks to lead the state-ranked No. 4 Ladycats to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-27, 25-22 win over the Burleson Lady Elks Tuesday night at the AHS gym in a key District 8-5A match.
The win raises the first-place Ladycats district mark to 6-0, while the Lady Elks fall to 4-2.
Goings recorded four kills in the first game and added 10 in the second set. She added eight kills in game three and in game four sent down six stoppers.
For the complete story see the Oct. 3 issue of The Community News.

No. 4 Aledo Ladycats host Burleson today in key District 8-5A match

September 30, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior outside hitter Emily Clayton sends down a kill during a recent match. The state-ranked No. 4 Aledo Ladycats, 5-0 in District 8-5A play, will host 4-1 Burleson in a key league match at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.

Gray scores four TDs in Bearcats' 68-6 victory over Joshua; Hasmin Banzuelo crowned 2014 Homecoming Queen

September 26, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/Salt Fork Images: Aledo senior running back Jess Anders accelerates through a huge hole Friday night during the Bearcats 68-6 victory over Joshua in the District 8-5A opener at Bearcat Stadium. Anders recorded touchdown runs of 23 and 8 yards.

Aledo senior receiver Toby Gray began the 2014 season at linebacker, but recently was moved to a wide-out spot as coaches looked to take advantage of his height and athletic ability.

And in only his second game starting at receiver, Gray, who also returns kickoffs, scored all four times he touched the ball to help the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats to a 68-6 win over the Joshua Owls Friday night in the District 8-5A opener at Bearcat Stadium.

The win raises the Bearcats overall record to 3-1.

"I was shocked when I was moved from linebacker to receiver," Gray said.
"But Coach (Steve) Wood is a smart man, and he knows what he is doing.
"I had a lot of fun out there tonight."

Gray ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and freshman Carson White booted the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

Aledo city worker earns praise

September 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo city worker earns praise: Aledo city employee Augustine “AJ” Avila earned recognition from the Aledo City Council Thursday for going above and beyond in assisting a citizen. Bill Branum, who lives on Old Tunnel Road, had fallen in his yard and was unable to get up. He had been down about 45 minutes when he was discovered by Avila, who works in the Public Works Dept. “It’s not everyday you run into a hero,” Branum told the council. Avila said it’s what anyone would have done, but Mayor Kt Marshall said not everyone would have come to Branum’s aid as Avila did.

Aledo Middle School's Gracie Morris, Nik Smith win respective races at AMS Cross Country Meet

September 24, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Middle School's Gracie Morris, left, and Nik Smith were winner's in their respective races Wednesday afternoon at the AMS Cross Country Meet held at McAnally Intermediate School.
Morris led the girls' race from start to finish, and after rounding the first turn in third place, Smith passed two runners halfway through the 2-mile course and easily won the boys' race.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH 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 Stephenville Henderson JH;
    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.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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