The undefeated, indisputable, Class 4-A State Champion Aledo Bearcats are adding more individual honors to their cache of team awards. Making the prestigious Texas Sports Writer’s Class 4-A All-State Team is still the benchmark for any Texas football player.
This year, junior Johnathan Gray was named Offensive Player of the year in Class 4-A by the sports writers. Gray was also First Team All-State at running back. A complete list of Johnathan’s awards will be printed in The Community News.
Rylan Riney was named First Team All-State Defensive Back by the Sports writers. Riney was a three-year starter in the secondary for the back-to-back state champions.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Rylan Riney (left) and Cameron Cunningham display a quilt that was auctioned off during the annual Aledo Athletic Booster Club Awards Banquet Saturday night in the new Indoor Training Facility. About 500 people attended the event. For more photos, click on the photo above.
Capacity Crowd Cheers on Ladycats and Bearcats
Next Home Game Tuesday, February 1st vs. Byron Nelson
Ladycats 6 PM …….Bearcats 7:30 PM
Both varsity basketball programs swept their opponents for the fourth straight time. Two were on the road and two were at home. The latest sweep was against the Springtown Porcupines in front of a capacity crowd at Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats (25-2, 11-0) clinched the District 5-4A championship with a steady performance from start to finish beating Springtown 53-42. Logan Mittie and Mallory Powell were the leading Ladycats with 18 points each. The victory against the second place Porcupines clinched the district with an 11-0 record and three games remaining.
Both Aledo Basketball Teams Sweep Two Road Games
Home Game Vs. Springtown Friday, Jan. 28
Ladycats (25-2, 10-0) begin at 6 p.m.
Bearcats, winners of three in a row, play at 7:30 p.m.
Halftime of Bearcats Game:
Aledo Bearcat Football Team receives National Honor
This Friday night, the Aledo varsity basketball teams have a lot to play for against two good varsity programs from Springtown. The Ladycats can wrap up the district crown with a victory against the second place Lady Porcupines. A victory by the Ladycats will clinch the district with three games remaining. The Ladycats beat Timber Creek on the road last night 66-63. Logan Mittie Scored 31 and Mallory Powell added 16.
Support our 23-2 Ladycats (10-0 District) and Ranked #4 in Texas at 6 pm
Stay for Aledo Bearcat Basketball vs Springtown at 7:30
See coach Buchanan and the State Champion Bearcats honored as one of the top 50 schools in the nation!
Friday, January 28
Aledo High School will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions. Aledo finished No. 46 in the final rankings and is one of 50 schools being honored on this season’s tour. The presentation will be made at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game.
Aledo High School
1000 Bailey Ranch Road
Aledo, TX 76008
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club announced that the annual football banquet and auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan 29 in the new indoor multipurpose practice facility.
Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Aledo High School office.
The evening will feature music, fun, highlight videos, a silent auction and live auction honoring the two-time Class AAAA Division II State Champion Bearcats, as well as the varsity cheerleaders, filmers, trainers, Spirit of Aledo, and Banner Crew.
The 2010 Bearcats (16-0) authored the first perfect season in Aledo High School history and became the first back-to-back state champions in school history.
For the second time in a row, both the Bearcats and Ladycats won on the same night. The Ladycats are cruising into the playoffs with a perfect 10-0 record. The Bearcats are now tied for the last playoff spot in District 5-4A.
NEXT HOME GAME: FRIDAY, JANUARY 28.
LADYCATS AT 6 PM.....BEARCATS AT 8PM
LET'S FILL UP THE GYM!
Bearcats 38 Brewer 34
Matt Bishop 10
Taylor Johnson 9
Marc Ryals 7
Pierce Gentry 5
AJ Ray 5
Danny Glass 2
Ladycats 91 Brewer 37
Logan Mittie 30
Mallory Powell 19
Alanna Martin 15
Hannah Loftin 13
Shelby Stockard 7
Megan Wood 4
Kelcie Childs 2
Aledo Boys 9th Grade A Team 41 Brewer Bears 26
First junior to be so honored by ESPN
Randy Keck/The Community News: Johnathan Gray crosses the goal line in action against Boswell in October of 2010.
Aledo high school running back Johnathan Gray received yet another honor today (Jan 20) when ESPN announced he was this year's choice as "Mr. Football USA."
The designation puts Gray in the same league as famous names like Earl Campbell, Billy Sims and Eric Dickerson.
For more on the story, check the Jan. 28 issue of The Community News and the ESPN Web site.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Alec Stockdale pulls down a rebound in freshman basketball action Tuesday night in Aledo. The Bearcat freshman team defeated their counterparts from Birdville 33-32.
Bearcats Beat Birdville 60-55
Matt Bishop 13
Taylor Johnson 13
Ladycats Claw Lady Hawks 82-54
Mallory Powell 32
Logan Mitte 20
Hannah Loftin 16
Bearcat JV 63 Birdville JV 51
Alex Riner 12
Matt Dunn 10
Ladycats Sting Lady Hornets 85-48
Can anyone say “halftime adjustments?” The Ladycats were clinging on to a 26-25 lead going into halftime. Aledo had enough of these bees in their bonnets and came out on fire in the second half. The Ladycats outscored Azle 59-23 in the second half. Yes, 59 points in the second half.
The victory moved Aledo to 22-2 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in district play. Logan Mitte led all scorers with 21 points and Mallory Powell added 20.
The Ladycats return home on Tuesday night to play Birdville at 6:00 PM.
Logan Mittie 21
Mallory Powell 20
Alanna Martin 14
Shelby Stockard 10
Hannah Loftin 9
1 2 3 4 Final
Aledo 11 15 32 27 85
Azle 13 12 9 14 48
Varsity Boys fall to District Leading Azle