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Makeup event set for Cowtown 5K

March 27, 2015 by Phil Major

A makeup 5K event for Aledo Bearcat Runners Club student members who did not get to participate in the Cowtown Marathon will be held Thursday, April 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Most of the marathon’s series of races had to be canceled due to inclement weather March 1.
Kids can earn their Cowtown finishers’ medal by completing 12 laps at the stadium track any time between 3-5. It will not be a race but a come-and-go event organized by Coder Elementary PE teacher Becky Shaunfield.
The Cowtown Marathon will bring its inflatable finish line and a water station, and possibly some snacks.
Any child younger than 18 can receive their finisher’s medal. Wear the orange runners club shirt and the blue Cowtown bib and walk or run the 12 laps.

Speedy Ladycats run past Western Hills, 5-1; will face Birdville in area round

March 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior midfielder Haley Knesek (11) is congratulated by senior forward Brittney Trought after scoring the first of her three goals during the Ladycats' 5-1 victory over Western Hills Thursday night in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.

Haley Knesek scored three goals for a career-first hat trick to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 5-1 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills Thursday night in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff soccer match at Brewer High School.

The win advances the Ladycats to the area playoffs where they will face Birdville, a 3-2 winner over Wichita Falls High School in a bi-district match.

Soccer Ladycats open 5A playoffs today against Western Hills

March 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington, shown making a save against Cleburne in a district game, has recorded 10 shutouts in her last 14 matches. Covington and the Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.

The district-champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at Brewer High School in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff match.

The winner of the match will advance to the area round and face the winner of the Birdville/Wichita Falls High School bi-district playoff match.

Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Bradford fires no hitter in Bearcats' 10-0 victory over Everman; Ladycats move to 5-0 after win at Burleson

March 24, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford, center, is mobbed by teammates Shane Mosiello, left, and Mark Swift after recording a no-hitter Tuesday night during the Bearcats' 10-0 win over Everman at the AHS baseball field. Bradford recorded 11 strikeouts in five innings. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.

Aledo junior pitcher Cody Bradford threw a no-hitter while striking out 11 to lead the Bearcats to a 10-0 victory over Everman Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.

Bradford pitched to just one batter over the minimum. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.

Bearcats, Swift mow down Centennial, 6-1; No. 1 Ladycats cruise to 15-0 win

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Mark Swift fires a fast ball in the first inning of the Bearcats' 6-1 victory over Burleson Centennial Monday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS baseball field.

Aledo pitcher Mark Swift did not allow an earned run while limiting Burleson Centennial to four hits to lead the Bearcats to a 6-1 victory over the Spartans in a key District 8-5 contest Monday at the AHS baseball field.

The win raises the Bearcats' district mark to 2-0, while Centennial drops to 1-1.

Swift showed control on the hill with no walks to go along with five strikeouts.

Lead-off hitter Wade Rayburn led the 'Cats at the plate with three hits in four at bats, including a double and an RBI single.

Grand jury no bills Montessori duct tape case

March 23, 2015 by Phil Major

A Parker County Grand Jury decided Monday afternoon that no criminal charges should be brought in the investigation of a duct taping incident at the Heart2Heart Montessori school in Willow Park.
“The grand jury heard evidence from witnesses on two different days regarding this case,” said Parker County District Attorney Don Schnebly.  “After hearing and seeing all of the evidence, the grand jury determined that no felony charges were appropriate.
“The grand jury’s decision does not have an impact on any civil lawsuit or regulatory matters. In those instances, the burden of proof is lower than it is in criminal matters and the elements of proof are entirely different. The grand jury’s decision just concludes the review process of the criminal investigation,” Schnebly said.

Soccer Ladycats will face Western Hills Thursday in Class 5A bi-district playoff match

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The District 8-5A champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district soccer playoff match at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School.

Western Hills is the fourth seed from District 7-5A.

Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The winner of the contest will advance to the area playoffs and face the winner of the Wichita Falls High School/Birdville bi-district playoff match.

Ladycats host Crowley today in 8-5A softball make-up game; Bearcats at home against Centennial

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior third baseman Riley Sartain throws out a batter during a recent game. The Ladycats will host Crowley at 7 p.m. today in a District 8-5A make-up game. The Bearcats baseball team will also play a make-up game today at 6 p.m. at home against Burleson Centennial.

The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Crowley today in a District 8-5A softball game at the AHS softball field.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but wet grounds and additional rain on Saturday moved the contest to today.

The first-place Ladycats will bring a 3-0 mark into the game, while Crowley sports a 1-2 district record.

Ladycats clinch district soccer championship with 2-0 win at Cleburne

March 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington recorded her 10th shutout in 14 District 8-5A matches to lead the Ladycats to a 2-0 win over Cleburne Friday night in a district match at Cleburne that clinched the outright district championship for AHS.

The district-champion Ladycats will open the Class 5A playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School against Fort Worth Western Hills, the fourth-place team from District 7-5A.

The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead with just a little more than 28 minutes remaining in the opening half when Sydney Laughley scored from the box into a wide-open net.

She was set up by a brilliant cross-field pass from the right side by Kaitlin Detherage.

Aledo softball, baseball cancelled; Bearcat Relays modified

March 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Today's Aledo High School baseball game at Burleson Centennial and the home Ladycats softball game against Crowley have been cancelled due to wet grounds.

The Bearcat Relays will be modified. All field events will be cancelled except pole vault, which will be held at 4 p.m. at the AHS Indoor Facility.

Running events will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the 3,200-meter run followed by the scheduled order of the remainder of the running events.

The Bearcats/Centennial baseball game is tentatively rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Aledo High School baseball field, weather permitting.

The softball make-up game has yet to be rescheduled.

The Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams will play at Cleburne today. The boys' contest starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the girls' match at 7:30 p.m.

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