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Ladycats, Crowley battle for second place today at Crowley; Bearcats also in big game against Eagles

February 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe looks all business as she looks down low during a recent Ladycats game. The Ladycats will play for second place outright today in a District 8-5A basketball game at Crowley. Tip off is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Bearcats/Eagles game at 8 p.m.

With a chance to not only sweep the season series but also to grab second place outright, the Aledo Ladycats basketball team will travel to Crowley for a 6:30 p.m. start in a key District 8-5A match up.

The Ladycats bring an 8-4 district mark into the contest. Although Crowley sits now at 9-3, a win by Aledo would give both teams a 9-4 record but Aledo would maintain control of second place due to a season sweep.

Aledo receiver Ryan Newsome flips college choice to Texas

February 4, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After a dramatic ceremony on Jan. 23 at the Aledo High School auditorium, Aledo "four star" recruit Ryan Newsome announced he would play football at UCLA.

However, in the wee morning hours of today Newsome called UCLA coaches and informed them he will instead play football beginning next fall at the University of Texas, joining former Bearcat All-American Johnathan Gray.

In a statement released to the media, Newsome said he had a change of heart when Texas head coach Charlie Strong "kept after me" after the receiver announced he was going to UCLA.

Newsome also said the change of heart happened when he realized it would be easier for his family to watch him play in Austin for the Longhorns.

Azle man arrested for animal cruelty

February 4, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Due to their graphic nature, The Community News has opted not to post photos

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man on an animal cruelty warrant Tuesday evening after deputies discovered a miniature 2-year-old Shetland pony which is believed to have been mauled by a pack of dogs earlier that day.

Sheriff’s animal control officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Arvel Drive in Azle, and found the Shetland wandering along the roadway, having suffered severe injuries from an apparent dog attack.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the sight of the Shetland was horrific.

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.

Sports Calendar

Monday, April 20

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

Tuesday, April 21

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

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Crowley, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 23

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

Friday, April 24

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

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

Monday, April 27

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

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

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

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