Both the Aledo Ladycats and Aledo Bearcats won district in soccer, and the initial round of playoff action has been scheduled.
The Ladycats, 16-4-1, 9-0-1 in district, will host Byron Nelson at Bearcat Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.
The Bearcats, 12-4-4, 9-1-0 in district, will travel to Lake Dallas and play at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
Weatherford's varsity baseball team is currently ranked No. 13 in the nation thanks in part to a 13-0 record as well as knocking off nationally-ranked Rockwall Heath last week in a tournament in Burleson.[img_assist|nid=1803|title=Varsity Roo Baseball Team|desc=Members of the 2011 varsity Roo baseball team include (in order of jersey numbers) Hunter Ray, Kevin Cornelius, Braeden Butler, Ty Hanson, Tyler Davis, Jacob Dorris, Jered Rhodes, Zach Lade, Collin Sefcik, Taylor Johnson, Alex Winburn, Austin Lee, Jake Davis, Jansen Hinkle, Cecil Rhodes, Grayson Huffman, Thomas Gonzales, Colton Peacock, Trooper Reynolds, Tanner White, Austin Hilton, Ty Riebe, and Dustin Williams. Spencer Smith is the trainer, and statisticians include Emily Seals and Molly Winstead.
Senior Logan Mittie and sophomore Mallory Powell were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State basketball team. The All-State teams are selected by the TGCA Basketball All-State Committee, comprised of member coaches from corresponding conferences. For more, see the March 18 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Bearcat baseball team is playing at the Ballpark in Arlington today at 6 p.m. Admission to the game is free.
By Steve Keck
The Community News
The Aledo Bearcat Varsity Baseball team enters the 2011 season loaded with returning position players, but a lot of question makes about the pitching staff. All four starting pitchers from last season were lost to graduation. The Bearcats return six position starters from last season, five of whom made the All-District team. Below is a preview of the team going into the 2011 season:
Note: 1L means one year of varsity experience.
The Aledo Ladycats basketball team fell to Stephenville 59-52 in overtime tonight in the area championship game in Mineral Wells. Aledo lost senior star Logan Mittie to a knee injury early in the game.
The Aledo Ladycats put up a valiant fight without their star warrior Logan Mittie and forced overtime in a 59-52 loss to the Stephenville Honeybees. Mittie went down with 6:25 to play in the second quarter and Aledo up 17-9. The Ladycats went into the locker room with a 24-21 lead and a lot of concerned faces over their fallen leader.
Hannah Loftin and Mallory kept the Ladycats in the lead going into the fourth quarter. Loftin, who led Aledo with 19, hit two three-pointers in the third and Powell also scored six. The Ladycats held a 38-37 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Azle didn’t go down easy
By E. R. Bills
The Community News
James Albritton - Saltforkimages.com: Aledo junior midfielder Kyle Underwood controls the ball against Azle in action on Tuesday, Feb. 15.In recent years the Azle Hornets had been something of a doormat for the Bearcats in district play, but Tuesday night they were clearly ready to change that. They attacked quickly and, within the first minute, had their first corner and first shot on goal–but senior goalkeeper Justin Breshears was not in the mood. He slapped the ball away authoritatively and it was cleared by sophomore defender Willie Maloney.
Anything can happen in the playoffs. Just ask the Brenham Cubs in the 2010 football season. They were the highest ranked team behind Aledo in Class 4A going into the football playoffs. They lost in bi-district.
With four teams making the playoffs in each district, the Texas UIL divides the 164 teams making the playoffs into four Regions. Aledo is in Region I. Within the 32 teams in Region I, the teams are divided into a bracket with the top half containing 16 teams and the bottom half having 16 teams. The winner of the top half plays the winner of the bottom half for the right to represent their region at the State Basketball Tournament in Austin on March 3 and 4.
ESPN would call this game an “Instant Classic”. Aledo and Ft. Worth Dunbar are two of the best Class 4A teams in North Texas. Both teams slugged it out in a physical game played at Saginaw High School Tuesday night. Aledo was the last team standing in a dramatic 58-54 come-from-behind victory.
Things looked bleak for Aledo when Destiny Price hit a three for the Lady Wildcats to put Dunbar up by nine 52-43 with only 4:25 left to play in the game.
Senior Logan Mittie went to work in the fourth quarter scoring 11 points on one three-pointer and eight for eight free throw shooting in crunch time. Mittie led all scorers with 26. Mallory Powell added 13 and Alana Martin 10.
The Aledo Ladycats came from nine points behind with a little more than four minutes left in the game to take a 58-54 bi-district win over Fort Worth Dunbar tonight. Watch this Web site for more details.