Special to The Community News: Sportscaster Jeff Power (left) and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Travis Stewart (right) anchor FOX Sports Southwest High School Football Friday, a six-hour block of live high school football shows shot on location each week at one of the state’s biggest games. This week’s show originates from the Lake Travis-Aledo game from Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.
Although not televising the Aledo-Lake Travis football game, FOX Sports Southwest continues its new Friday night high school football lineup this week on location from Bearcat Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9.
Christopher Amos/The Community News: Parker Bradham finds open field in Aledo's season opening scrimmage against Denton Guyer on Friday, Aug. 19. Also shown is Latham Johnson (61). Click on the picture for a gallery of photos from the scrimmage.
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Football fans eager to pick up their season tickets may do so at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD Administration Building beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17-19.
The following week, the Bearcat Store will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8-4, and Friday, Aug. 26 from 8-1.
Permission will be required if anyone other than the ticket holder picks up tickets.
Pre-sale general admission tickets for the 2011 season will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $8.
Pre-sale tickets will be available in the Bearcat store Wed. 8-4, Thurs. 8-4, and Friday 8-1 the week of the game. The Aledo High School office will sell tickets Thurs. 8-4 and Friday 8-1.
Tickets are cash /check only until further notice.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Freshman Mykah Wilson puts down a kill in Aledo's second game against Midway today at Aledo High School.
The Aledo volleyball team began its regular season today with a convincing win in three games over Waco Midway, 25-11, 25-21 and 25-19.
The 'Cats began each of the three games behind, but generally controlled throughout the match.
Following the Waco match Aledo was scheduled to play Granbury. Watch for scores here at community-news.com, and get full reports in the Aug. 12 issue of The Community News.
Aledo's high school volleyball season kicks off two weeks before the start of school with a dual match against Granbury and Waco Midway tomorrow at 4 p.m. Games are scheduled for varsity, JV, 9A and 9B.
Check our full sports calendar under development at www.community-news.com/printsports
Check www.community-news.com/sports for information after the game.
Courtesy of Tim BuchananIn an image from the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium, Rylan Riney of Aledo is presented the Defensive Most Valuable Player Award for the Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Game played Tuesday night. According to an ESPN report of the game, “Riney made his mark on the game with eight minutes left in the fourth, returning an interception 27 yards for a score.” Riney’s North squad won the game 38-14. Riney was featured in last week’s issue of The Community News.
AUSTIN, Texas—The 2011 UIL Conference 1A-5A football state championships will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the UIL announced Monday.
“We are excited to bring the UIL football championships back to Cowboys Stadium, one of the premiere venues in the state,” said UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins. “We will work closely with Cowboys Stadium in providing a first-class state championship experience and look forward to creating memorable moments for our student participants and fans.”
Aledo Athletics will hold its 2011 Fall Ball Registrations during the first weekend in August. Registrations will be held at Railhead in Willow Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Registration for honkball is $80. T-ball, baseball and softball registration is $90. AAI's Fall Ball program is meant to be an instructional and fundamental development program. There are no tryouts for fall baseball and softball - all teams are formed via a blind draft. For more information, visit www.aledoathletics.com or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aledo 7-on-7 team is competing in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 National Finals at SMU Friday-Saturday, July 15-16.
Games begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Gerald R. Ford Stadium at SMU, and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday’s schedule is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the finals.
Qualifier events were held in 15 cities during May and June. Qualifying teams for the tournament include:
Louisiana – O. Perry Walker and Evangel Christian
Oklahoma – Metro Christian Academy
Pittsburgh – Thomas Jefferson and Clairton
Fort Worth – Aledo, Arlington Martin and Richland Hills
Dallas – Highland Park, Arlington Seguin and West Mesquite
Miami – Columbus
Birmingham – Erwin
Houston – Pearland Dawson, Westside and Cypress Fair
File Photo/The Community NewsSean O’Donnell, a 2011 graduate of Aledo High School, was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 2011 All-State baseball team as an honorable-mention. O’Donnell was previously named District 5-4A Offensive Player of the Year. He ended his senior season with a .444 batting average and .509 on-base percentage. O’Donnell had five triples, 11 doubles and 29 RBIs in the season.
Weatherford High School shortstop Kevin Cornelius was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 56-A All-State baseball team for 2011. Cornelius had a .509 batting average, hitting 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs.