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Bearcats fall short at Everman, 51-48; Ladycats win to go to 8-4 in 8-5A

February 3, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Everman rebounded an Aledo three-pointer as time expired as the Bulldogs survived with a 51-48 win over the Bearcats Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at Everman.

The Bearcats built a 20-9 lead and had a 28-23 advantage at the half.

Aledo led 39-38 as the game moved to the fourth quarter before Everman took a lead with two minutes left that it would not relinquish.

The loss drops the Bearcats to 4-6 in 8-5A.

Ladycats 47, Everman 34

Aledo jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back as the Ladycats ran past Everman, 47-34, in a District 8-5A game Tuesday night at Everman.

The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 8-4.

For more on both games see the Feb. 6 issue of The Community News.

Aledo hoops teams at Everman; soccer teams host Everman

February 3, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sophomore post Cam Caldwell (1) elevates to block a shot during a recent game. The Bearcats and Ladycats will continue District 8-5A play today at Everman. The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. followed by a scheduled 8 p.m. start for the boys.

District 8-5A basketball and soccer action continues today for the Aledo High School teams.

The AHS basketball teams will travel to Everman. The Ladycats and Lady Bulldogs will tip off at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats bring a 7-4 district mark into the contest, while Everman is still seeking its first district win.

Wave of car vandalism hitting area

January 31, 2015 by Randy Keck

Numerous incidents of car vandalism Friday night have been reported to local law enforcement agencies today (Saturday).

Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson said more than 20 cases had been reported in the city, with about the same number reported in Weatherford and additional reports around the county.

Johnson is asking for the public's help in identifying the vandals. Anyone who may have seen an incident is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.

The public is also asked to keep watch and report any questionable activity.

Residents of Willow Park: Call the Willow Park Police Department at 817-441-9747.

Residents of Hudson Oaks: Call the Hudson Oaks Police Department at 682-229-2400.

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 24, 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."

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

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

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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