Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitchers Chris Reed (shown above) and Taco Anderson each threw shutouts in playoff wins last week. The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls in an area series, while the Aledo Ladycats will face Denton Guyer in a regional quarterfinal series. Both series begin Thursday.
Both the Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will continue Class 4A, Region I playoff action on Thursday.
The Ladycats and Guyer will square off in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinals series that begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at L.D. Bell High School. Game two will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at L.D. Bell, with game three, if necessary, to be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.D. Bell.
The Bearcats have yet to allow a run in the playoffs and will face Wichita Falls High School in a best-of-3 area playoff series.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls, with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Aledo High School baseball field. Game three, if necessary, will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells High School.
Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons expects a close series between two good teams.
“Guyer is solid all around,” he said “They are well coached by Keith Medford, a coach I really respect, and he does a good job with them. They have a good pitcher (Shayne Starkey) and they play good defense.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitcher Taco Anderson fires a pitch during the Bearcats series-clinching win May 2 at Aledo.
Playoff dates, times and locations are set for the Aledo Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball squad.
The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls High School in a Class 4A, Region I area championship series.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Wichita Falls with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Aledo. Game three is "tentatively" set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells. Check back here later in the week for more details on game three.
The Ladycats will face Denton Guyer in a Class 4A, regional quarterfinal series. All games in the series will be played at L.D. Bell High School.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with game two set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Game three, if necessary, will be played at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats won in the second game of their respective playoff series to earn sweeps and will each advance in the 4A playoffs.
At Aledo, the Bearcats defeated Crowley, 11-0, behind a three-hit shutout by Taco Anderson. Anderson struck out nine - including three in the last inning - and walked just one in a game called by run rule after 4-1/2 innings.
Zayne Willems (double, single), Wade Rayburn (single, double)Connor Duer (two singles) and Hershel Gardner (double, single) each swatted a pair of hits, with Gardner and Duer each driving in two runs.
The Bearcats will advance to the area round and play the winner of the Wichita Falls/Chisholm Trail series.
At Trophy Club, the Ladycats outlasted Byron Nelson, 7-5, to win the area championship. The Ladycats will advance to the regional quarterfinals and face the winner of the Burleson Centennial/Denton Guyer series.
Rhylie Makawe and Megan Mason each swatted a home run to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 12-2 victory over Byron Nelson Thursday night in game one of a best-of-3 area championship softball series at the AHS softball field.
Lauren Craine got the win in the circle for AHS, limiting the high-scoring Lady Bobcats to six hits.
The Ladycats scored three runs in first and added six in the second. Three of the runs in the second inning came on a three-RBI triple by Tori Gore.
Makawe and Mason's blasts occurred in the Ladycats' three-run third inning.
Craine retired three of four batters in the top of the fifth as the game was called on run rule.
Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 at Byron Nelson High School.
Parker County investigators have confirmed that a missing teen will soon be reunited with her family.
Hill County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 2:14 p.m. today in reference to runaway Abigail Rubio, who was reported missing one week ago.
Officials said Rubio approached a constable in Hill County, located southeast of Parker County.
Rubio is reported to be in good condition and appears well. Her family was notified and is on the way to pick her up.
Parker County investigators requested that Rubio be questioned by Hill County investigators regarding her disappearance. Investigators said foul play is not suspected at this time and believe Rubio left her home and school willingly. No further information will be released due to the young girl being a juvenile.
“We are pleased to discover she has been located and will be with her family soon,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.
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From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators have confirmed the latest sighting of a missing teen, Abigail Rubio. (See http://www.community-news.com/general-news/7950 )
Rubio was last seen at Wal Mart in Hudson Oaks, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Investigators said Rubio was seen alone at 10 p.m. and left the premises on foot.
Other information revealed Rubio took personal belongings from her residence prior to arriving at school, where she walked away from, missing her last three classes.
At this time, investigators believe Rubio left her home and school without the intentions of returning and is considered to be a runaway.
Anyone with information about Rubio or her location is encouraged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845.
Aledo High School's Cheyenne Knight won the girls' Class 4A state golf tournament by shooting a 70 today (April 29) in Austin at UT Golf Club for a 36-hole total of 144.
The Ladycasts as a team finished in fourth place.
For the complete story see the Friday, May 2 edition of The Community News.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Abigail RubioParker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager.
The young girl is identified as Abilgail Samona Rubio, 15, W/F, of Weatherford.
She is described as having long, wavy, strawberry blond hair, hazel eyes, 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighing about 240 pounds.
Abigail was last seen at school on Thursday but did not attend her last three classes. When she did not arrive home later that evening, her grandmother notified the Sheriff’s Office. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie, carrying a backpack. Abigail is prescribed medication but did not take her medications with her. Abigail did not have her cell phone with her at the time of her disappearance.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said Abigail may have been seen near FM 730 approximately Friday speaking to a man parked in a vehicle on the side of the road. The vehicle is identified as a possible later model, black Impala. The driver of the vehicle was described as having an extremely fair complexion, with dark hair and a mustache.
“We have the best team of investigators assigned to this case,” Fowler said. “They are diligently trying to locate Abigail.”
Anyone with information about Abigail’s disappearance or current location is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (817) 594-8845.
You may remain anonymous by calling Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.