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Ladycats earn trip to state tournament with win over Granbury

November 15, 2014 by Phil Major

By Tony Eierdam
Sports editor
Trailing two games to one to rival Granbury in a regional final volleyball match in Abilene, the Aledo Ladycats rallied to take the next two games to win the match in five games and earn a trip to the Class 5A state volleyball tournament next week in Garland.

The Ladycats fell 28-26 in the opening game but squared the match with a 25-20 win in game two.

Granbury took game three, 25-19, to put pressure on the Ladycats as the Lady Pirates led 2-1 in games.

With the pressure on, the Ladycats followed with their strongest game of the match.

Aledo jumped out to a 13-5 lead and cruised to a 25-15 win to tie the match at 2-2.

Aledo Ladycats defeat Randall to advance to regional final

November 14, 2014 by Randy Keck

By Tony Eierdam

Paced by aggressive serving and quick blocking, the Aledo Ladycats swept Canyon Randall, 25-15, 25-23, 25-21 Friday in a Class 5A regional semifinal at Kimbrell Arena in Abilene.

Thr Ladycats will play in the regional final for the right to advance to the state tournament at noon Saturday against the winner of the Granbury/Dumas regional semifinal.

"We served aggressively and kept their setter in the backcourt which was to our advantage," Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings said.
"Our blocking was important in this match. Early on we wete getting touches and then we started to finish blocks, and we shut down their big hitter (Trysten Massey).

Ladycats face Canyon Randall in Region I semifinals Friday in state’s toughest regional tournament

November 14, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo libero Tyler Lucas passes the ball as Madison Lopez (15) and Erin Weiss (17) get into position during the Ladycats regional quarterfinal win over Lake Dallas. The state-ranked No. 3 Ladycats will face No. 5 Canyon Randall in the regional semifinals at 5 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 14) at Kimbrell Arena at McMurry University in Abilene.Aledo libero Tyler Lucas passes the ball as Madison Lopez (15) and Erin Weiss (17) get into position during the Ladycats regional quarterfinal win over Lake Dallas. The state-ranked No. 3 Ladycats will face No. 5 Canyon Randall in the regional semifinals at 5 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 14) at Kimbrell Arena at McMurry University in Abilene.

The state-ranked No. 3 Aledo Ladycats will square off against No. 5 Canyon Randall at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Kimbrell Arena on the campus of McMurry University in Abilene in a Region I volleyball semifinal in a regional tournament that features three of the state’s top-five ranked teams.

Bearcats begin state title defense with 69-0 victory over Trimble Tech

November 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo defensive back Patrick Peek (6) returns an interception for a touchdown Thursday night (Nov. 13) with Garrett Uhl (45) looking for someone to block during the Bearcats 69-0 win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech in the bi-district playoffs at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School. The pick 6 was one of three on the evening for Aledo.Aledo defensive back Patrick Peek (6) returns an interception for a touchdown Thursday night (Nov. 13) with Garrett Uhl (45) looking for someone to block during the Bearcats 69-0 win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech in the bi-district playoffs at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School. The pick 6 was one of three on the evening for Aledo.

Aledo scored three times on defense and once on special teams as the defending state champions and No. 1 Bearcats handled the Fort Worth Trimble Tech Bulldogs, 69-0, Thursday night in a Class 5A, Region I, Division I bi-district game at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School.

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November 13, 2014 by Production

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Bearcats taking 5A Division I playoff route; will face Fort Worth Trimble Tech Thursday

November 12, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Just moments after the Aledo Bearcats defeated Cleburne last Friday in the District 8-5A finale, head coach Steve Wood issued a message to his troops as they gathered on the grass field for a post-game pow wow.

“Burleson just defeated Everman,” he told his team, “which means we are going Division I in the playoffs. That means you can be the first Aledo football team to win a Division I state championship.”

The positive message was well received by the Bearcats, who hooted and hollered after learning the direction they would be headed in Class 5A postseason play.

Ladycats sweep Lake Dallas to earn trip to regional tournament

November 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Showing power at the net and accuracy on the service line, the state-ranked No. 5 Aledo Ladycats swept Lake Dallas, 25-17, 25-17, 25-11 Tuesday night in a Class 5A, Region I quarterfinal volleyball match at Northwest High School.

The Ladycats (39-8) will advance to the regional tournament in Abilene and will face No. 7 Canyon Randall at 5 p.m. on Friday at McMurry University in the regional semifinals.

The regional final will be Saturday at McMurry.

Aledo sophomore middle Maddie Goings led all hitters with 20 kills, with sophomore setter Erin Weiss dishing out a match-high 41 assists.

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November 11, 2014 by Randy Keck

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Ladycats face Lake Dallas today in regional quarterfinal volleyball match

November 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo hitters Emily Clayton (18) and Emily Smith (12) put up the block during the Ladycats win over Wichita Falls Rider in the area playoffs. The Ladycats will face Lake Dallas at 7:30 p.m. today at Northwest High School in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal match.Aledo hitters Emily Clayton (18) and Emily Smith (12) put up the block during the Ladycats win over Wichita Falls Rider in the area playoffs. The Ladycats will face Lake Dallas at 7:30 p.m. today at Northwest High School in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal match.

Seeking a return trip the the regional tournament, the state-ranked No. 5 Aledo Ladycats will face Lake Dallas today in a Class 5A, Region I quarterfinal match.

The first serve will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Northwest High School.

The winner of the match will advance to the regional tournament in Abilene and will go up against the winner of the Canyon Randall/Canyon regional quarterfinal match on Friday in the regional semifinals.

Bone Marrow Drive for Zeb Montgomery

November 10, 2014 by Randy Keck

A Bone Marrow drive will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at The Church at the Crossing, 128 Elm Street in Aledo.

Zeb is an eighth grader at Aledo Middle School battling AML leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible. He is currently at Cook Children’s hospital undergoing intensive chemo and needs our help. It is a quick mouth swab and a few minutes of paperwork to see if you are a match.The ideal age range to be a donor is 18-44. Please stop and get checked.

More on Zeb's story is in the Nov. 7 issue of The Community News.

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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