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Learning from the best

June 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jessica Martin (left) receives instruction from TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie and Lady Frogs forward Emily Carter during the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at Aledo High School.

Getting her kicks

June 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jayce Newman blasts a corner kick Monday morning (June 14) during the Aledo Ladycats/Bearcats Soccer Camp at the Aledo High School practice fields. Soccer camp will run through Thursday, June 17.

Click on the photo for our gallery of sports camp photos!

Perfect form

June 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Zane Willems displays correct form during fielding drills at the Aledo Bearcat Baseball Camp. The camp runs through Thursday at Bearcat Field.

Swinging away

June 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Fourteen-year-old Kori Kizer takes a big cut off a toss from Brock head coach Sara Williamson Monday morning during the Ladycats Softball Camp at the Ladycats softball field. The camp ends on Thursday.

Bearcats Orange and White Game

May 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo running back Brian Cox (12) eludes the potential tackle of linebacker Parker Bradham (45) Friday evening during the Bearcats annual Orange and White Game at Bearcat Stadium.

CFL's Toronto Argonauts announce signing of former Bearcat Ryan Christian

May 27, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League announced today (Thursday, May 27) the signing of four wide receivers, including former Aledo Bearcats and TCU Horned Frogs receiver Ryan Christian.

Below is the press release from Toronto's Web site (www.argonauts.ca).

The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce that it has signed the following import receivers:

WR Ryan Christian (Texas Christian)
WR/KR Jerome Hewitt (Southeastern Oklahoma State)
WR Charles Owens (Eastern Illinois)
WR Derek Stanley (Wisconsin-Whitewater)

First recruited to play at TCU as a running back, Ryan Christian converted to receiver as a junior then moved there fulltime as a senior in 2009.

In his final year, he finished fourth on the team with 24 catches.

Loftis wins second straight District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year award

May 23, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Eight other Bearcats earn all-district honors

Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis earned a top All-District 6-4A honor and eight other Bearcats were recognized on the district's first or second team in a vote of 6-4A coaches.

Loftis was selected Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, while classmate Austin Vassberg was voted to the first team at pitcher.

Other Bearcats on the first team include senior outfielder Nils Smith, junior infielder Zach Scott and junior catcher Lawton Rinker.

Earning second-team honors from Aledo were senior pitcher Ryan Talley, sophomore shortstop Matthew Bishop and junior outfielders Rylan Riney and Sean O'Donnell.

Bearcats eliminated from Class 4A baseball playoffs

May 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Late Aledo rally in game three falls short as Lake Dallas moves on after 4-2 win

Aledo scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning but the rally fell short as Lake Dallas defeated the Bearcats, 4-2, to win the third and deciding game of a Class 4A bi-district playoff series Saturday afternoon at Saginaw High School.

Senior Ryan Conn took the loss for AHS, while Brandon Cogbill was the winning pitcher for the Falcons, who will advance to the area round against Mansfield Legacy.

The Bearcats trailed 4-1 as the game moved to the bottom of the sixth inning. Aledo loaded the bases with one out as Sean O'Donnell swatted a single and Austin Lawler and Rylan Riney each drew a walk.

Lake Dallas defeats Bearcats, 4-0, to square up playoff series

May 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Deciding third game at 2 p.m. Saturday (May 8) at Saginaw High School

The Aledo Bearcats had at least one runner on base in every inning but failed to score as Lake Dallas defeated AHS, 4-0, to knot up their best-of-three bi-district playoff series at a game apiece Friday night in Corinth.

The third and deciding game of the series will be played at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 8) at Saginaw High School.

Jonny Drozd earned the win with a complete-game effort, while Calvin Loftis took the loss.

The Bearcats had two runners on base in each of the first and second innings but failed to push a run across the plate. Matt Bishop and Lawton Rinker each singled in the opening frame with one out, but Drozd retired the next two Aledo batters to get out of the jam.

O'Donnell's two-run double in 10th lifts Bearcats to 3-2 win

May 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: The Aledo Bearcats baseball team dog piles on Sean O' Donnell moments after the junior hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to lift the Bearcats to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Lake Dallas in game one of their best-of-three bi-district playoff series. Game two will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, May 7) at Lake Dallas.

Aledo junior Sean O'Donnell smashed a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the 10th inning that drove in Nils Smith and Zack Scott as the Bearcats came from behind to defeat Lake Dallas in 10 innings, 3-2, Thursday night in the opening game of a Class 4A, best-of-three bi-district playoff series at Bearcat Field.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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