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Ladycats, Bearcats continue district basketball action today at Everman

January 8, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball play continues today when the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats travel to Everman.

The Ladycats and Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Bearcats/Bulldogs game at approximately 8 p.m.

The Ladycats are 4-0 in district play and are tied for first place with Crowley. The Lady Bulldogs (0-4 in 8-5A) will be seeking their first district win.

The Bearcats (0-2 in 8-5A) will also be seeking their first district win. Aledo fell to Burleson Centennial on Tuesday and lost to Joshua in the district opener.

Everman brings in a 1-1 district mark into the contest. The Bulldogs beat Centennial in the district opener but lost to Granbury on Tuesday.

Ladycats down Centennial to stay in first place in 8-5A; Bearcats fall to Spartans

January 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo forward Ty Kremling (21) goes up strong for a layup during the Bearcats' 72-66 loss at home Tuesday night to Burleson Centennial. The Ladycats defeated Centennial, 46-37, prior to the boys' contest to move to 4-0 in District 8-5A.

Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Ladycats to a 46-37 victory over Burleson Centennial Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at AHS.

The win raises the Ladycats' district record to a sparkling 4-0.

Aledo Education Foundation's Prize Posse makes the rounds

January 5, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

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Representatives of the Aledo Education Foundation, as well as members of district administration, visited all Aledo ISD campuses today handing out innovative teaching grants to selected teachers.

In the photo above, Karey Moore and Staci Henyon celebrate their grant at Aledo High School.

For more photos and story, see the Jan. 8 issue of The Community News.

Ladycats, Bearcats host Centennial in first District 8-5A home doubleheader

January 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball doubleheaders begin today in Aledo where the Ladycats and Bearcats will host Burleson Centennial.

The girls' varsity game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The boys' varsity contest will tip off at approximately 8 p.m.

The Ladycats and Lady Spartans will each bring a 3-0 league mark into the contest and will be playing to stay in the top spot. Crowley, which hosts Joshua today, also sports a 3-0 district record.

The Bearcats are 0-1 in district play and look to square their record with a win today over 0-1 Centennial.

The Bearcats fell in their opener on a buzzer-beater at Joshua, while Centennial fell to Everman in its 8-5A opener.

Commissioners Court names new Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

January 4, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Parker County Court of Commissioners, after reviewing applications submitted to the county, has appointed Kirk Martin as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4.

Martin, a former Weatherford area attorney, Assistant Palo Pinto County District Attorney, and current business owner, said he looks forward to getting back into public service.

“I am extremely proud that the Commissioners Court of Parker County has chosen me to serve as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to serving both the County as well as the residents of my precinct. Public Service in my opinion is one of the highest callings one can pursue and I will work each day to uphold the trust that has been given to me.”

Ladycats win Boswell tournament with 57-48 victory over host Lady Pioneers

December 30, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After defeating host Boswell, 57-48, in the Boswell tournament championship game on Wednesday, the Aledo Ladycats pose for a championship photo. The Ladycats won all four games played over the past three days at the tournament.

Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones scored a game-high 26 points and senior post Rebekah Hissam recorded a double double to lead the Ladycats to a 57-48 victory over the Boswell Lady Pioneers Wednesday in the championship game of the Boswell tournament.

Hissam pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds and added 11 points for the double double.

Ladycats to face host Boswell at 3 p.m. today in championship game of Boswell tournament

December 30, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After two victories on Tuesday the Aledo Ladycats basketball team has reached the championship game of the Boswell tournament.

The Ladycats will face host Boswell at 3 p.m. at Boswell High School in the championship game.

To reach the title game, on Tuesday the Ladycats defeated Fossil Ridge, 51-47, and later that night won a semifinal contest over Northwest, 48-33.

Bearcats end Moritz Holiday Classic on high note with 61-21 win

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After falling in their first three games at the annual Moritz Holiday Classic, the Aledo Bearcats ended the tourney on a high note with a 61-21 victory over Australia Radford junior varsity on Tuesday night.

But perhaps the best news for Bearcats hoops fans was the return of leading scorer Cam Caldwell from an injury.

The junior post took up where he left off as he led the team with 19 points in cautious, limited action.

"It was great to see Cam back on the court," Bearcats head coach Fred Jones said. "He does so much more than scoring for us.

"He is our emotional leader, and you could see the other guys were fired up when he stepped on the court.

Tornado relief: How you can help

December 29, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Aledo resident Anna Laura Golden made a trip to areas affected by the weekend’s tornados and is gathering donations for a return visit. Below, you can find information about how you can help.

Donations may be dropped off at The Coffee House on Bankhead in Aledo any time they are open, or at the Walmart in Hudson Oaks on Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.

As the shelters in the area are overflowing with clothing donations, Golden recommends giving those items to a charity closer to home.

The things that are still needed by tornado victims and the relief efforts:

*Plastic totes for storage - various sizes. Many families will be desperately trying to salvage anything they can from their life and will need a place to put it.

Early third-quarter run lifts Grapevine past Bearcats; Aledo plays final tournament game at 6 p.m. today

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo forward Ty Kremling drives to the bucket Tuesday afternoon during the Bearcats' loss to Grapevine at the Moritz Holiday Classic at AHS. The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. today at the AHS practice gym.

Down two points at the half, Grapevine began the third quarter with a 15-0 run and never looked back as the Mustangs ran past the Aledo Bearcats, 59-42, Tuesday afternoon in a loser's bracket contest at the Moritz Holiday Classic.

The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. in the AHS practice gym against Australia Radford junior varsity.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS; 6 p.m.

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