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Former Ladycat Kendall Kizer to play in TGCA softball all-star game today

July 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Former All-District 6-4A first-team second baseman Kendall Kizer will play for the West squad at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 13) at the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A/4A All-Star Game at the Workman Complex in Arlington.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.

Kizer will play softball next year at Vernon College.

The all-star game is part of the annual week-long TGCA summer clinic.

The 3A/2A/1A game will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Workman Complex. Brock's Meghan Bailey will be playing for the West team.

New coach Steve Smith's first Aledo Cage Camp

July 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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New Aledo Bearcats head boys basketball coach Steve Smith goes over the finer points of the game Monday morning at the Bearcat Basketball Aledo Cage Camp at the AHS gym.

This morning campers worked on dribbling, passing, perimeter shooting and free throw shooting before playing in 3-on-3 games at the end of the session.

The camp ends Thursday, July 15.

Hix to be featured in July 16 issue

July 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

UT Athletic Department Photography

Former Aledo Bearcats all-state offensive lineman Kyle Hix (64), entering his senior season at the University of Texas, will be featured in the sports section of the July 16 issue of The Community News.

Hix has played in 40 games in three years for the Longhorns. He has started the last 28 games for Texas, including last season's BCS Championship Game.

He was an All-Big 12 selection last year.

Camp concludes

July 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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The Aledo Ladycats Volleyball Camp concludes today (Thursday, July 8) after four days of morning and afternoon sessions. Above, Katie Mitchell bumps a pass up to the net during a frantic serve/receive drill in the afternoon session (grades 7-9) that had the girls hustle to five different spots to return balls.

The Aledo Ladycats will begin August two-a-day practices on Monday, Aug. 2 with an early-morning mile run.

The Ladycats season opener will be Monday, Aug. 9 with a dual match at Waco Midway. Granbury will be the third team at the match.

Sending it down at Ladycats volleyball camp

July 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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McKenzie Lyon rips a serve during a serve/receive drill this morning (Tuesday, July 6) at the Aledo High School gym. The last day of the camp will be Thursday (July 8).

Former Bearcat pitcher Talley signs with Weatherford College

July 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Weatherford College/Special to The Community News

Aledo High School graduate Ryan Talley has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Weatherford College next season.

The six-foot-two-inch pitcher was an All-District selection in both baseball and basketball for the Bearcats last season, and was a Christian Athlete of the Year nominee.

Pictured with Talley are (left to right): WC Head Coach Jeff Lightfoot, parents Martin and Lynn Talley, and WC assistant coach Flint Wallace.

Making her point

July 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Trinity Christian Academy instructor Lanae Fox instructs K.K. Mooney in a footwork drill at the TCA Lady Eagles Basketball Camp at the TCA gym. TCA and Aledo high schools will continue to hold summer sports camps in July and August.

Area summer sports camps:

Aledo Ladycat Volleyball Camp

Four Ladycats earn TGCA academic all-state honors

June 24, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitcher Sarah Simpson (shown above) along with teammates Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned Texas Girls Coaches Association academic all-state honors.

Aledo Ladycat softball players and 2010 graduates Sarah Simpson, Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned academic all-state honors from the Texas Girls Coaches Association, it was announced today (Thursday, June 24).

The all-state academic teams are comprised of athletes of member coaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Athletes must be a senior and must have a GPA of 94 or above for grades 9-11.

Sharpening skills

June 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Haley Johnson attacks a dribbling drill this past week at the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at the Aledo High School gym.

The camp, ran by TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie, offers sessions and individual instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.

Mittie and several TCU Lady Frogs players are instructors at the camp, which runs through June. Applications are still being accepted for group sessions or individual, private instruction.

For more information call Jodi Christian at 817-257-7693 or email j.christian@tcu.edu.

Texas Football Magazine predicts Bearcats will repeat state championship

June 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, which hit newsstands this week, predicts the Aledo Bearcats will repeat as state champions and win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title.

The magazine lists the Bearcats No. 2 overall in its Class 4A Top 25 pre-season poll. Texas Football ranks three-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Lake Travis as its top team in the pre-season poll.

In a battle between both defending Class 4A state champions, the Bearcats will travel to Lake Travis for a non-district game on Sept. 10. The Cavaliers are currently enjoying a 46-game winning streak that includes the three state titles.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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