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Rider takes opening game of area championship series with 3-0 win over Bearcats

May 14, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Wichita Falls Rider scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning and the Raiders added an insurance tally in the fifth to come away with a 3-0 win over the Aledo Bearcats Thursday night at Brock in game one of a Class 5A, Region I best-of-3 area championship series.

Game two will be played at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Henrietta High School.

Game three, if necessary, will follow game two.

The Bearcats out hit Rider, 5-4, but Aledo stranded 13 runners on base.

Aledo left two men on base at the end of the first, third and fourth innings, and left the bases loaded in the second.

Baseball Area Championship - Live Coverage Game 1

May 14, 2015 by Randy Keck

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Wichita Falls Rider Game 1 Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Brock High School for the Area Championship!

Or, follow on your computer or tablet below!

Bearcats, Rider square off in area championship series; opening game today at Brock

May 14, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Playing it safe with two “home neutral” locations that are equipped with weather-friendly field turf, the Aledo Bearcats and Wichita Falls Rider Raiders will square off in a best-of-3 area championship baseball series beginning today.

Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Brock High School.

Game two will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Henrietta High School, with game three, if necessary, to follow.

Rider is the No. 1 seed from District 5-5A.

Bearcats head coach Chad Barry said the strength of the Raiders is a deep pitching rotation, led by left-handed ace Alec Lemon.

He said offensively Rider has patience at the plate and tries to take advantage of its speed on the base paths.

Ladycats smash 16 hits in 15-0 rout of Burleson as Aledo advances to regional semifinals

May 12, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior Mary Myers swatted three hits and classmate Ashton Adkins added a home run as the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats recorded 16 hits en route to a 15-0 victory over Burleson Friday night in a regional quarterfinal playoff at Colleyville Heritage High School.

The Ladycats will advance to next week's regional semifinals and face the winner of the Lubbock Cooper/Canyon regional quarterfinal series.

The Cooper/Canyon best-of-three series will be played Friday and Saturday.

Lauren Craine was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs on three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a game called by mercy rule after five innings.

Paced by a two-run single by Chickie Cook, the Ladycats scored six runs in the top of the second inning to take a 6-0 lead.

Live coverage of Ladycats Regional Quarterfinal Softball

May 12, 2015 by Randy Keck

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Burleson Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Colleyville Heritage for the Regional Quarterfinal!

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Ladycats playoff softball game moved up to Tuesday; location also changed

May 11, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo head softball coach Jeff Lemons has announced that the Aledo Ladycats/Burleson regional quarterfinal playoff game has been moved up to Tuesday.

The Ladycats and Lady Elks will now play their one-game regional quarterfinal playoff series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colleyville Heritage High School.

The playoff game was originally scheduled for Thursday at L.D. Bell.

According to the latest forecast, the chance of rain in the area is 100 percent on Wednesday, 80 percent on Thursday and 80 percent through the weekend.

"We are moving up the game to try and avoid the rain," Lemons told The Community News. "And as such we had to move the game to Colleyville Heritage."

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Aledo bond issues pass; Loftin, Tillman win school board seats

May 8, 2015 by Randy Keck

Place 1    
Jay Stringer 2235 100%
Place 2    
Jennifer Loftin 1231 43.4%
Cindi Neverdouski 683 24.1%
Hans Dube 925 32.6%
Place 3    
David Tillman 1216 43%
Vernon Anderson 419 14.8%
David Denman 1190 42.1%
Bond Proposition 1 - Elementary School    
For 1756 51.2%
Against 1677 48.8%
Bond Proposition 2 - Security and Technology    
For 1802 52.4%
Against 1636 47.6%
Council Place 1    
Martin Siegmund 76 21.1%
Kerby Smith 284 78.9%
Council Place 3    
Robert A Wood 300 100%
Council Place 5    
Pres McGee 155 43.7%
Paula Johns 200 56.3%
Place 1    
S. Brian Catlin 1873 54.1%
Amy Bonnett 1592 45.9%
Place 2    
Jeff M Geyer 1730 50.8%
Ben Schooner 1674 49.2%
Bond Proposition 1    
For 2281 52.5%
Against 2062 47.5%
Bond Proposition 2    
For 2169 50.1%
Against 2162 49.9%
Bond Proposition 3    
For 2252 51.9%
Against 2087 48.1%
Council Place 3    
Reed Wainright 840 42.36%
Wade Calhoun 265 13.36%
Dale Fleeger 568 28.64%
Jim Merritt 310 15.63%
Council Place 4    
Tom Holman 574 28.7%
Craig Swancy 1429 71.3%

No. 1 Ladycats hold off feisty Brewer, 6-3, to win area championship

May 8, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior Ashton Adkins hit a key two-run double in the seventh inning to break open a tight game as the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats held off Brewer, 6-3, Friday night in a one-game area playoff in front of an overflow crowd at the Chisholm Trail High School softball field.

The Ladycats will advance to the regional quarterfinals and face district-rival Burleson. Check this site later for details of the third-round playoff.

Aledo led 4-2 going into the final frame. In the top of the seventh inning, Riley Sartain reached on an error and was sacrificed to second base by clean-up hitter Chickie Cook.

Sartain advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and the next batter, Kadyn Kirkpatrick, walked. Kirkpatrick promptly stole second base giving AHS runners on second and third.

Ladycats to face rival Brewer today in one-game area playoff

May 8, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will continue their title defense today when they face Brewer in a one-game area playoff.

The first pitch will be at 7 p.m. today at the Chisholm Trail High School softball field.

The Ladycats (15-0) are the first-place team from District 8-5A and Brewer (17-6) is the second-place team from District 5-5A.

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

"We are really excited to play Brewer," Ladycats senior pitcher Lauren Craine said. "In the past we have struggled against them, and I think they are pretty confident.

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