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No. 4 Aledo Ladycats host Burleson today in key District 8-5A match

September 30, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior outside hitter Emily Clayton sends down a kill during a recent match. The state-ranked No. 4 Aledo Ladycats, 5-0 in District 8-5A play, will host 4-1 Burleson in a key league match at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.

Gray scores four TDs in Bearcats' 68-6 victory over Joshua; Hasmin Banzuelo crowned 2014 Homecoming Queen

September 26, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/Salt Fork Images: Aledo senior running back Jess Anders accelerates through a huge hole Friday night during the Bearcats 68-6 victory over Joshua in the District 8-5A opener at Bearcat Stadium. Anders recorded touchdown runs of 23 and 8 yards.

Aledo senior receiver Toby Gray began the 2014 season at linebacker, but recently was moved to a wide-out spot as coaches looked to take advantage of his height and athletic ability.

And in only his second game starting at receiver, Gray, who also returns kickoffs, scored all four times he touched the ball to help the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats to a 68-6 win over the Joshua Owls Friday night in the District 8-5A opener at Bearcat Stadium.

The win raises the Bearcats overall record to 3-1.

"I was shocked when I was moved from linebacker to receiver," Gray said.
"But Coach (Steve) Wood is a smart man, and he knows what he is doing.
"I had a lot of fun out there tonight."

Gray ran back the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and freshman Carson White booted the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

Aledo city worker earns praise

September 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo city worker earns praise: Aledo city employee Augustine “AJ” Avila earned recognition from the Aledo City Council Thursday for going above and beyond in assisting a citizen. Bill Branum, who lives on Old Tunnel Road, had fallen in his yard and was unable to get up. He had been down about 45 minutes when he was discovered by Avila, who works in the Public Works Dept. “It’s not everyday you run into a hero,” Branum told the council. Avila said it’s what anyone would have done, but Mayor Kt Marshall said not everyone would have come to Branum’s aid as Avila did.

Aledo Middle School's Gracie Morris, Nik Smith win respective races at AMS Cross Country Meet

September 24, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Middle School's Gracie Morris, left, and Nik Smith were winner's in their respective races Wednesday afternoon at the AMS Cross Country Meet held at McAnally Intermediate School.
Morris led the girls' race from start to finish, and after rounding the first turn in third place, Smith passed two runners halfway through the 2-mile course and easily won the boys' race.

Bearcats JV Black team has game at AMS on Thursday

September 24, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Bearcats junior varsity Black team will face Crowley at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at Old Bearcat Stadium at Aledo Middle School.
In other sub-varsity action on Thursday, the Bearcats JV Orange team will play at 7 p.m. at Joshua, while the Bearcats freshman Black team will play Joshua at 5:30 p.m. at Bearcats Stadium followed by the Bearcats freshman Orange/Joshua game at 7 p.m.

No. 4 Ladycats sweep Crowley; move to 4-0 in 8-5A

September 23, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The state-ranked No. 4 Aledo Ladycats swept Crowley, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19 Tuesday night in District 8-5A volleyball action at Crowley.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 4-0 and 26-7 overall.
Aledo middle Emily Smith recorded a match-high 12 kills, Emily Clayton added seven and Maddie Goings and Madison Lopez each finished with six.
All three Aledo sub-varsity teams downed Crowley with respective sweeps.
The Ladycats junior varsity strolled to wins of 25-11, 25-6; the freshman A team won in a 25-16, 25-21 sweep; and the freshman B team cruised to a 25-12, 25-17 victory.
For the complete story see the Sept. 26 issue of The Community News.

No. 4 Ladycats continue 8-5A play today at Crowley

September 23, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior hitter Madison Lopez elevates for a kill during a recent match. The state-ranked No. 4 Aledo Ladycats will continue District 8-5A volleyball action at 6:30 p.m. today at Crowley. The Ladycats lead District 8-5A with a 3-0 record.

Aledo Homecoming Parade

September 22, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo High School cheerleader Lauren Bostwick, a senior on the Homecoming Court, waves to the crowd from her convertible Monday during the 2014 Aledo High School Homecoming Parade. Homecoming activities will take place all week at Aledo ISD. The Homecoming Game will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 26) at Bearcat Stadium where the Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats will take on Joshua.

Aledo Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. tonight at AHS

September 22, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The 2014 Aledo High School Homecoming Parade will begin at 6 p.m. today at the main AHS parking lot.
Parking will be restricted to the high school and stadium parking lots. Champions Drive and Bailey Ranch Road are staging areas and the public is not allowed to park on those streets.
The parade will begin at the Northeast corner of the main parking lot on Buchanan Drive and move south before taking a right turn on the driveway parallel to the Ninth Grade Campus gym. The parade will continue on the circle between the Ninth Grade Campus and high school gym before taking a left on the driveway behind the south stands of Bearcat Stadium.

No. 4 Ladycats sweep Cleburne; move to 3-0 in 8-5A

September 19, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sophomore middle hitter Maddie Goings finished with a match-high 12 kills and added four blocks and sophomore hitter Emily Smith recorded nine kills to lead the state-ranked No. 4 Ladycats to a 25-6, 25-10, 25-19 victory over Cleburne Friday night in a District 8-5A volleyball contest at Cleburne.

The win raises the Ladycats overall record to 25-7 and 3-0 in district play. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Crowley.
"I like that we got it done in three," Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings said. "But again, they have to keep that intensity throughout the third game. We had some mental errors again, like last Tuesday at Everman (in a Ladycats 3-1 win where AHS dropped the third game after taking a 2-0 lead), and we have to keep that intensity throughout every game.

"I really liked the way we came out and took care of business in the first two games. We were aggressive, and the serving, hitting, passing and setting were accurate, and on defense we were ready to move.
"But we just kind of got lax in that third game."

Early in the opening game, sophomore setter Erin Weiss - who finished with a match-high 26 assists - targeted sophomore middle hitter Maddie Goings on short sets for slams from the middle. In a four-point run, Maddie Goings recorded three kills and a block as Aledo took a quick 8-2 lead.

After a Cleburne point on the next rally, Weiss set Maddie Goings for consecutive kills before an ace by Hannah Berkovsky and a kill by Madison Lopez extended the Ladycats' lead to 12-3.

Sports Calendar

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 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 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

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