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Bearcats avenge earlier 39-point loss with 65-59 win over Centennial; Ladycats stifle Lady Spartans, 37-25

January 30, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior post Rebekah Hissam drives the lane for a lay up during the Ladycats 37-25 win over Burleson Centennial Friday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS gym.

Avenging an earlier 39-point loss, the Aledo Bearcats held off a late Burleson Centennial come back to down the Spartans, 65-59, Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS gym.

The win - Aledo's third in a row - elevates the Bearcats district mark to 4-5, while Centennial drops to 5-4.

The Bearcats led 31-26 at the half and at one point in the third quarter had a 12-point advantage before taking a 43-35 lead into the fourth period.

Willow Park police nab drug suspect

January 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Willow Park Police Dept.

On Tuesday, Jan. 27 at approximately 5 p.m. there was a multi-agency response to locate a subject that had been involved in offenses in Weatherford and Hudson Oaks.

The male subject had crashed through a fence of a business in Willow Park and abandoned his vehicle. Numerous personnel from multiple agencies, including a tracking K9, searched an area north and east of the FM 5 and North Service Road interchange. The search was called off about 11 PM.

At about 1:45 the following morning, Officer Cryer of the Willow Park Police Department observed a subject behind a closed business located in the 4000 block of the East 1-20 South Service Rd.

"Footloose" coming to AHS Theatre

January 28, 2015 by Randy Keck

Ashley Vorse/The Community NewsAshley Vorse/The Community News Aledo High School Theatre students ran through a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, Jan. 27 of their upcoming production of "Footloose." Shown (from left) are Ashley George, Sarah Norman, Allie Burger, Kiley Goldberg, Lauren Craine, Mallory Bomhoff, Grace Demers, Nikole Newberry, Makenzie Mulliniks and Sara Hart. Additional photos can be found in the Jan. 30 issue of The Community News.

The Aledo High School Theatre Department is presenting Footloose this weekend. Performances were set to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 and continue nightly at the same time through Saturday, Jan. 31. An additional Matinee will be performed Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bearcats win second straight; Joshua comes back to down Ladycats

January 27, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Braxton McCoy scored 21 points, Cam Caldwell added 15 and Dawson Gates finished with 10 to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a convincing 61-40 victory over Joshua Tuesday night in a District 8-5A basketball game at Joshua.

The win - Aledo's second in a row - raises the Bearcats' district mark to 3-5.

The Bearcats led 11-9 after the opening quarter and built a 25-16 lead at the half. Aledo scored 24 points in the fourth period to put the game away.

Also scoring for the Bearcats were Dakota Fischer with seven points and Bryson Power with five.

Joshua 46, Ladycats 43

Joshua came back from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull out a 46-43 win over the Aledo Ladycats in a District 8-5A hoops contest Tuesday night at Joshua.

Seven Bearcats make Padilla Poll Coaches all-state team with six making first team

January 27, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop scampers into the secondary during the state championship game. Bishop and six other Bearcats were selected to the Class 5A Padilla Poll Coaches all-state team.

Seven Aledo Bearcats from the 2014 state championship team earned all-state honors on the Class 5A Padilla Poll Coaches all-state team.

Also, head coach Steve Wood was named Padilla Poll Coaches Coach of the Year.

Six Bearcats - offensive lineman Hunter Harris, quarterback Luke Bishop, receiver Ryan Newsome, freshman defensive lineman James Williams, linebacker Garrett Uhl and defensive back Johnathan Durham - each earned first-team honors.

Aledo defensive back Patrick Peek earned second-team honors.

Double dip: Aledo hoops teams sweep Cleburne

January 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Both Aledo High School basketball teams defeated Cleburne in District 8-5A games played Friday night at Cleburne.

The Ladycats moved to 6-3 and in a tie for second place in 8-5A after a 46-39 victory over Cleburne (6-3). Kara Williams led the Ladycats with a career-high 21 points, including nine points in the second quarter to lead a 14-4 run.

The Aledo ladies trailed by four points as the game entered the fourth quarter, but the Ladycats went on a 15-4 run in the final stanza to seal the win.

The Ladycats dominated the boards as two players had more than 10 rebounds. Rhylie Makawe pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds with Rebekah Hissam grabbing 11 boards.

It's UCLA! Bearcat receiver Ryan Newsome to take talents to LA

January 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior wide receiver Ryan Newsome is flanked by family as he put on a cap to indicate he would play football the next four years at UCLA. Newsome made the announcement this afternoon at the Aledo High School auditorium in front of family, friends and media.

Aledo senior receiver Ryan Newsome has decided to play football next year at the University of California at Los Angeles, he announced this afternoon at the Aledo High School auditorium.

"For the next four years of my collegiate football career, I will be attending ..." Newsome paused for about a minute as he collected himself before saying, "...the University of California at Los Angeles."

'Six Times Champions' special publication honoring 2014 state-champion Bearcats inside Jan. 23 issue

January 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

"Six Times Champions" a specialty publication of The Community News, is currently available on newsstands throughout Aledo and East Parker County.

The publication, which is inserted in the Jan. 23 issue of The Community News, takes a special look back at the Aledo Bearcats 2014 state-championship football season.

The publication offers not only a game-by-game look back at the special season, but also includes features on the players and coaches responsible for putting together the memorable season.

Subscribers will also receive the publication inside their newspaper that is delivered in today's mail.

To subscribe to The Community News call 817-441-7661.

Ladycats come back to defeat Granbury; Bearcats fall to Pirates

January 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats senior guard Treva Davis drives hard to the basket Tuesday night during the Ladycats 42-39 win over Granbury at the AHS gym.

Trailing by 14 points in the second quarter, the Aledo Ladycats scored 26 second-half points while holding Granbury to 15 as the Ladycats came back to take a 42-39 victory Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 5-3, while Granbury falls to 2-6.

The Bearcats fell behind early and trailed by 16 after three periods before scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as Granbury hung on for a 56-51 win.

Office closing for two days

January 20, 2015 by Randy Keck

Due to the Texas Press Association convention in Galveston, The Community News office will be closed Thursday and Friday, January 22-23. Regular newspaper deliveries will be made, and we will monitor telephone and emails.

Thank you for reading The Community News!

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

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

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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

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