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State Championship game is Saturday at noon

December 11, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats will face the Manvel Mavericks at noon on Saturday in the 4A Division II State Championship game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Ticket information is pending.

Manvel is located about 24 miles south of Houston. The Mavericks are 15-0 this season. The defeated las year's runner-up, LaMarque, 29-14 in the regular season and again 38-35 in the state quarterfinal. Manvel defeated Calallen 31-28 on Saturday to earn the berth to the state finals.

Aledo is seeking its third consecutive 4A Division II State Championship.

Live game updates will be provided at this website. Check this post for ticket information.

Basketball action continues at Gainesville

December 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Junior Dylan Campbell battles for a rebound against Gainesville at the Decatur Tournament on Friday.

The Aledo Bearcats defeated Gainesville 54-45 on Friday to earn a spot in the Consolation Championship at the Dacatur Tournament on Saturday at noon.

The Ladycats defeated Lubbock Estacado 59-34 to earn a spot in the Tournament Championship Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Gray receives National Football Player of the Year honor

December 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Johnathan Gray receives notification that he is the Gatorade National Football Player of the Year following Tuesday's practice at Aledo High School. He is shown with AHS Assistant Principal Doug Funk and AHS Athletic Director Tim Buchanan.

Aledo senior running back Johnathan Gray was awarded the 2011-12 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year in an announcement in Aledo on Tuesday morning.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Gray as the nation’s best high school football player. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Gray from more than 1.1 million high school football players nationwide. Gray is now a finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special afternoon ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July.

Ladycats ranked 13th in TABC poll

December 5, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats basketball team is ranked 13th in the State of Texas in this week's Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.

For more information, visit:
http://www.tabchoops.org/finalG.html

Thursday is early dismissal day

December 5, 2011 by Randy Keck

Thursday, Dec. 8, is an early-release date for staff development for all Aledo ISD schools. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., and secondary campuses will dismiss at noon. All Pre-K and PPCD program students will ride the bus to school for A.M. classes only and release at 11 a.m. Secondary classes (grades 6-12) will release at noon. Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.

Stephenville game tickets still available

December 2, 2011 by Randy Keck

Several hundred tickets to Saturday's Aledo-Stephenville game are still available at the Bearcat Store, located in the Aledo ISD Adminsistration building on Bailey Ranch Road. Fans are encourages to purchase tickets locally ($8 for adults, $5 for students) in order to avoid long lines at the stadium in Midlothian.

All tickets at the gate will be $10.

State quarterfinal game scheduled

November 27, 2011 by Randy Keck

Class AAAA Div. II State Quarterfinal

Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville Yellowjackets

Site: Midlothian ISD Stadium
US-287 & S 14th St.
Midlothian, Texas 76065

Day/Day: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Game Time: 3:00pm

Pre-Sell: Adults $8
Students $5

All tickets $10 at the gate.

Regional football game set for Midland

November 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

The next stop for the Aledo Bearcats in their quest for a third straight state championship is Midland to face the Canyon Randall Raiders.

The game will be played at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at Grande Communications Stadium, located at 5514 Champions Drive.

Aledo will be the visiting team.

Tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for students.

Bearcats beat Mansfield Summit - Video Added

November 18, 2011 by Ken Hoover

Randy Keck/The Community News: Johnathan Gray escapes the grasp of Mansfield Summit's Boling Dayton on the way to his first touchdown in Aledo's 59-23 win over the Jaguars. Also shown are receiver Michael Mann and quarterback Matthew Bishop.

Aledo defeated Mansfield Summit 59-23 in the Area Championship game played at Burleson Elk Stadium on Friday, Nov. 18. The Bearcats will face the winner of the Canyon Randall-El Paso Riverside game on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The regional quarterfinal game is expected to be played on Friday, Nov 25. If Randall wins, it will likely be played in Sweetwater. If El Paso wins, it will be in Midland.

Check www.community-news.com for playoff updates when the time and place are announced.

Below is a game recap of the Aledo-Mansfield Summit game. Check the Nov. 25 issue of The Community News for more photos and information.

Sights and sounds from Aledo's Area Championship win over Mansfield Summit on Nov. 18, 2011. Included are band, fans, cheerleaders and game action, including a long touchdown run by Johnathan Gray.

Aledo kicked off to Mansfield Summit, who started on their own 20.

Brann signs with ASU

November 16, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo Ladycat pitcher Kacie Brann signed her letter of intent on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to attend Angelo State University next year.
Behind Brann's pitching, a Ladycat softball team composed mainly of freshmen went three levels deep into the playoffs last season.

For more on the signing, see the Nov. 25 issue of The Community News.

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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