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Meet The Ladycats today before home game against Cleburne

December 16, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The 2014-15 Aledo Ladycats basketball team will host ‘Meet The Ladycats’ from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at the front of the varsity gym prior to their District 8-5A game against Cleburne.

The team will be handing out posters and T-shirts; there will be a vertical-jump contest; and sliders and wings will be available for purchase from Aledo’s IDC burgers as well as sweets donated by Brookshire’s.

The Ladycats will take on Cleburne at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.

State championship football tickets on sale now

December 15, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tickets for the Class 5A Division I state football championship game between the Aledo Bearcats and Temple Wildcats are on sale at the Aledo ISD administration building and Aledo High School.

The game will kick off at noon on Saturday at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington.

Tickets (presale $12 for adults and $6 for students) will be on sale at the administration building from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Presale tickets at the high school will be on sale from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday.

All tickets at the gate will be $15, and parking is $10.

Tickets can also be purchased on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004D38BC199F70.

No. 1 Bearcats blow out John Tyler, 44-14, to advance to state championship game

December 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam


Aledo senior running back Jess Anders (23) breaks into the open field Saturday during the Bearcats 44-14 win over John Tyler in the Class 5A, Division I state semifinals.

Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop and running backs Jess Anders and Isaiah Mallory combined for 348 yards rushing to lead the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats to a decisive 44-14 victory over Tyler John Tyler Saturday afternoon in a Class 5A, Division I state semifinal at E.H. Hanby Stadium in Mesquite.

The win advances the Bearcats (14-1) to the state championship game against Temple, a 76-35 winner over Austin Vandegrift in the other semifinal.

Parker County welcomes the Snowball Express

December 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Well wishers lined up along Interstate 20 at FM 1187 Saturday morning to greet the Snowball Express. The families of military men and women who have died in service to country since Sept. 11, 2001 were headed from Fort Worth to a Ranch Day at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse, shutting down the interstate for a time.

Help welcome Snowball Express families

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.

AISD performance report coming Monday

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

A review of the Texas Academic Performance Report will be given at the December Aledo ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The report includes an assessment of the district’s 2013-14 performance and a profile for staffing with regard to class size. Graduation rates, SAT/ACT testing results and other indicators will be covered as well.
Following the AISD Board meeting, the Texas Academic Performance Report will be posted on the district’s website (www.aledo.k12.tx.us) under Assessment & Accountability by school name.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Tyler

December 11, 2014 by Production

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Tyler Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite for State Semifinals.




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No. 1 Bearcats vs. JT: Must see football

December 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

As I See It
By Tony Eierdam

It is Class 5A’s version of Southlake Carroll vs. Trinity.

The Class 5A No. 1-ranked Aledo Bearcats have advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years, but on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite they will face arguably their toughest opponent in that time span in the Tyler John Tyler Lions, the “bullies” of East Texas.

Of course, I jest about using the word bullies, and in the time I spent in East Texas covering sports JT was always good, and at the same time classy and sportsmanlike.

But make no mistake: They have always been feared, and this year is no exception.

Middle school track closing for repairs

December 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Paragon Sports Construction will begin installation of a structural spray on the Aledo Middle School Stadium track Friday, Dec. 12, so the facility will be closed until after Christmas Break. Please keep off the track until Jan. 5, 2015.

Makawe's double double, Aledo defense propel Ladycats past Granbury, 42-27

December 9, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 42-27 victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday night in the District 8-5A girls' basketball opener at Granbury.

Makawe was also one part of a mix of brilliant Aledo defenders.

The Ladycats were so strong defensively that they held Granbury scoreless for eight minutes one two occasions - the first from the end of the opening period until the end of the second quarter, and again from the beginning of the third quarter until the beginning of the fourth period.

"You ask me who stood out on defense?" Ladycats head coach Mike Pinkerton said. "All five ladies who were on the floor.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, January 27

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

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

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

Thursday, January 29

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Stephenville. 7th Grade B 5:00 pm, C 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade at MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Stephenville Henderson Junior High. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 30

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8:00 pm. *District Game

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

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

Saturday, January 31

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Centennial/Everman (Light) at Aledo High School, B 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3

  • Aledo Bearcats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, A 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and Freshmen 8 pm. *District Game

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

  • Aledo Varsity vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 5:30 pm, Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

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