By Brent Baker
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
Fort Worth, Texas – September 13, 2010 – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Aledo High School Bearcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 4A.
The Bearcats were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.
Aledo to continue district play at home Tuesday against Byron Nelson HS
The Aledo Ladycats raised their overall record to 19-8 after defeating Birdville in the District 5-4A opener in convincing fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Friday night (Sept. 10) at the AHS gym.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home against Byron Nelson High School.
In other 5-4A action on Friday, Springtown swept Nelson (25-20, 25-23, 25-17); Boswell downed Keller Timber Creek (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) and Azle defeated Brewer (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23).
No. 2 Aledo stops No. 1 Lake Travis' 48-game win streak with 14-10 victory
By Tony Eierdam
For the first time in 49 games, the Lake Travis Cavaliers can now put a mark in the loss column thanks to the Aledo Bearcats.
The Bearcats, who can now lay claim as the best team in Class 4A, defeated the Div. I, 4A Champions 14-10 Friday night with the support of an Aledo crowd that filled up the entire visitor's side - with the addition of three sets of portable bleachers - at Lake Travis High School's Cavalier Stadium.
The Bearcats took the lead for good in the fourth quarter when Johnathan Gray scored from a yard out on 4th and goal with six minutes remaining in the contest.
The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.
James Albritton/The Community News
Junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray and the Bearcats will be on the state-wide stage when No. 2 Aledo travels to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday (Sept. 10) to take on the Cavaliers in a battle between last year's Class 4A state champions.
No. 2 Bearcats travel to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday in battle of last year’s 4A champions on
By Tony Eierdam
The Community News
Every year, after the UIL football playoffs are decided, each classification awards two state championships in football.
Senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a team-high 11 kills with four blocks and senior hitter Christa Daniel added 10 kills to lead the Class 4A state-ranked No. 12 Aledo Ladycats to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 victory over 5A North Crowley Tuesday night in a non-district match at North Crowley.
The win - in the final non-district match for Aledo - raises the Ladycats' record to 18-8.
The Ladycats will begin District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against rival Birdville.
Aledo junior hitter Tyler Gromann finished with seven kills while adding three blocks, with sophomore setter Mallory Powell recording a match-high 31 assists.
Ladycats conclude non-district play today at North Crowley
The Aledo Ladycats are ranked No. 12 in the latest Top 15 poll, it was announced this morning by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
Aledo (17-8) will conclude non-district play today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) at 6:30 p.m. at North Crowley.
The TGCA Class 4A poll:
1. Richardson Pearce
2. Lake Travis
6. Barbers Hill
7. Dallas Highland Park
8. Alamo Heights
9. Houston Stratford
11. Pearland Dawson
13. Waco Midway
15t. Red Oak
15t. Canyon Randall
Pre-sale tickets for the No. 2 Aledo Bearcats football game at No. 1 Lake Travis go on sale today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD administration building and at Aledo High School.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Lake Travis High School.
Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Due to early dismissal at all Aledo ISD campuses, tickets will be sold Friday from 8-10 a.m.
Adult and student tickets at the gate will be $7.
James Albritton/The Community News
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray (32) puts a move on Weatherford defender Austin Vanhoutan Friday night during the Bearcats' 48-13 win over Weatherford at Bearcat Stadium. Gray led all rushers with 210 yards and five touchdowns.
Gray rushes for 210 yards, scores 5 touchdowns
Aledo junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Class 4A No. 2 Bearcats cruised to a 48-13 victory over Weatherford Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
The win avenges the Bearcats' one point loss at Weatherford last year - the only loss of 2009 for the state champions.