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Former Ladycats pitcher Whitney Canion has number retired by Baylor today at ceremony

March 28, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Former Aledo Ladycats state-championship winning pitcher Whitney Canion is surrounded by the 2015 Baylor Lady Bears today prior to Baylor's home softball game against Oklahoma State. Canion, who was a two-time All-American at Baylor, had her No. 11 jersey retired in a pre-game ceremony. It is the first jersey ever retired by the Baylor softball program, and Canion is the first former Aledo athlete to have a number retired at a major university. Look for the April 3 issue of The Community News for more photos of the ceremony and Canion's thoughts on her special day.

Bearcats stay in first place with 3-2 over Crowley; No. 1 Ladycats crush Granbury, 17-0

March 27, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior third baseman Garrett Uhl lines a single in the third inning of the Bearcats' 3-2 win over Crowley Friday night at the AHS baseball field. The win raises the first-place Bearcats' record to 4-0 in District 8-5A.

Aledo starting pitcher Isaac Hale pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 3-2 victory over Crowley Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.

The win keeps the Bearcats alone in first place with a 4-0 district mark, while the loss evens Crowley's record to 2-2.

First-place Bearcats host Crowley in key 8-5A game; No. 1 Ladycats at home against Granbury

March 27, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Fans of Aledo High School diamond sports will have two choices today as both the Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball team will play host in District 8-5A action at the AHS sports complex.

The state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats will bring a 5-0 district mark into the contest against 1-4 Granbury. The first pitched is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The 3-0 Bearcats will take on 2-1 Crowley as Aledo tries to stay on top of the 8-5A standings.

The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

District 8-5A
Softball
Aledo 5-0
Centennial 4-1
Joshua 4-1
Burleson 2-3
Cleburne 2-3
Crowley 2-3
Granbury 1-4
Everman 0-5

District 8-5A
Baseball
Aledo 3-0
Crowley 2-1

Speedy Ladycats run past Western Hills, 5-1; will face Birdville in area round

March 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior midfielder Haley Knesek (11) is congratulated by senior forward Brittney Trought after scoring the first of her three goals during the Ladycats' 5-1 victory over Western Hills Thursday night in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.

Haley Knesek scored three goals for a career-first hat trick to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 5-1 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills Thursday night in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff soccer match at Brewer High School.

The win advances the Ladycats to the area playoffs where they will face Birdville, a 3-2 winner over Wichita Falls High School in a bi-district match.

Soccer Ladycats open 5A playoffs today against Western Hills

March 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington, shown making a save against Cleburne in a district game, has recorded 10 shutouts in her last 14 matches. Covington and the Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.

The district-champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at Brewer High School in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff match.

The winner of the match will advance to the area round and face the winner of the Birdville/Wichita Falls High School bi-district playoff match.

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

Bradford fires no hitter in Bearcats' 10-0 victory over Everman; Ladycats move to 5-0 after win at Burleson

March 24, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford, center, is mobbed by teammates Shane Mosiello, left, and Mark Swift after recording a no-hitter Tuesday night during the Bearcats' 10-0 win over Everman at the AHS baseball field. Bradford recorded 11 strikeouts in five innings. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.

Aledo junior pitcher Cody Bradford threw a no-hitter while striking out 11 to lead the Bearcats to a 10-0 victory over Everman Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.

Bradford pitched to just one batter over the minimum. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.

Bearcats, Swift mow down Centennial, 6-1; No. 1 Ladycats cruise to 15-0 win

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Mark Swift fires a fast ball in the first inning of the Bearcats' 6-1 victory over Burleson Centennial Monday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS baseball field.

Aledo pitcher Mark Swift did not allow an earned run while limiting Burleson Centennial to four hits to lead the Bearcats to a 6-1 victory over the Spartans in a key District 8-5 contest Monday at the AHS baseball field.

The win raises the Bearcats' district mark to 2-0, while Centennial drops to 1-1.

Swift showed control on the hill with no walks to go along with five strikeouts.

Lead-off hitter Wade Rayburn led the 'Cats at the plate with three hits in four at bats, including a double and an RBI single.

Soccer Ladycats will face Western Hills Thursday in Class 5A bi-district playoff match

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The District 8-5A champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district soccer playoff match at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School.

Western Hills is the fourth seed from District 7-5A.

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

The winner of the contest will advance to the area playoffs and face the winner of the Wichita Falls High School/Birdville bi-district playoff match.

Ladycats host Crowley today in 8-5A softball make-up game; Bearcats at home against Centennial

March 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior third baseman Riley Sartain throws out a batter during a recent game. The Ladycats will host Crowley at 7 p.m. today in a District 8-5A make-up game. The Bearcats baseball team will also play a make-up game today at 6 p.m. at home against Burleson Centennial.

The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Crowley today in a District 8-5A softball game at the AHS softball field.

The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but wet grounds and additional rain on Saturday moved the contest to today.

The first-place Ladycats will bring a 3-0 mark into the game, while Crowley sports a 1-2 district record.

Ladycats clinch district soccer championship with 2-0 win at Cleburne

March 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington recorded her 10th shutout in 14 District 8-5A matches to lead the Ladycats to a 2-0 win over Cleburne Friday night in a district match at Cleburne that clinched the outright district championship for AHS.

The district-champion Ladycats will open the Class 5A playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School against Fort Worth Western Hills, the fourth-place team from District 7-5A.

The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead with just a little more than 28 minutes remaining in the opening half when Sydney Laughley scored from the box into a wide-open net.

She was set up by a brilliant cross-field pass from the right side by Kaitlin Detherage.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

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

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

Friday, April 3

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

Monday, April 6

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

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

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

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

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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