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Crowley knots up top of District 8-5A standings with 52-39 win over Aledo Ladycats; Eagles fly past Bearcats

February 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo Ladycats seniors were honored Friday on Senior Night at the AHS gym. Shown (from left) in front of memorabilia honoring the seniors are Emily Unger, Kara Williams, Alexus Jones and Rebekah Hissam.

Crowley went on a 16-3 run to begin the fourth quarter and outscored Aledo 18-6 in the final stanza as the Lady Eagles outlasted the Ladycats, 52-39, Friday night in an important District 8-5A girls' basketball game at the AHS gym.

As a result of Crowley's win, the Lady Eagles and Ladycats are tied for first place in 8-5A with identical 12-1 league records.

Ladycats can clinch outright District 8-5A championship with win at home today over Crowley

February 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

On Jan. 12 the Aledo Ladycats trailed the Crowley Lady Eagles by 11 points after the first quarter in a key District 8-5A game at Crowley.

Since that point, the Ladycats have played near flawless basketball.

The Ladycats rallied at Crowley and won the game by 11 points and followed with six consecutive district wins to put themselves in position to seal the outright district title.

The Ladycats and Lady Eagles will tip off at approximately 8 p.m. today at the AHS gym following the Bearcats/Eagles varsity boys contest which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

15 Aledo High School student athletes sign college letters of intent today

February 3, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats run past Everman, 58-16; Bearcats fall to Bulldogs

February 2, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo guard Anna Rogers (14) attempts a steal on the perimeter Tuesday night during the Ladycats' 58-16 victory over Everman. The win raises the Ladycats' District 8-5A record to 12-0.

Aledo held Everman to single digits in each quarter as the Ladycats ran past Everman, 58-16, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' 8-5A mark to 12-0, while the Lady Bulldogs fall to 1-11.

AISD Board of Trustees votes against southern site for new elementary

February 1, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty brought forth a recommendation to put the district’s next elementary school on a 24-acre site off of Kelly Rd., but was ultimately voted down in a split vote by the Board of Trustees in a special meeting Monday night.

Citing demographic data and other research, Citty outlined the district’s efforts to pin down a southern location. Sixteen different property owners were approached about a potential school site, with most unwilling to sell to the school district.

Utilities were also a major factor in the decision, and district officials ended up moving the proposed location further away from the water systems for Aledo and Fort Worth, deciding instead to create on-site water and sewer services for the site.

BREAKING: School District trustees reject southern location

February 1, 2016 by Randy Keck

BREAKING: The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees votes 4-3 to not accept Superintendent Derek Citty's recommendation for a southern campus for the district's next elementary. Full story coming later this evening on The Community News website.

A Great Way to Celebrate Graduation!

Now is the time to order your congratulations ad for The Community News' 2016 Salute to Seniors!

This section will be all color, glossy magazine format - a perfect memento of the end of the 2016 senior year. See last year's edition above for example ad sizes!

The 2016 Salute to Seniors will include extensive photographic coverage of:
• Prom/Promenade
• Senior Awards
• Top 10% Awards
• Baccalaureate
• Senior Breakfast
• Of course, Graduation!
...and more!

UIL moves Aledo to District 6-5A

February 1, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Announcing its reclassification and redistricting this morning, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) haS moved Aledo High School in the eight-school District 6-5A.

Aledo will join Azle, Saginaw Boswell, Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Saginaw, Northwest, Northwest Eaton and Brewer in 6-5A.

Aledo will begin competition in the new district beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

The UIL redraws districts every two years with proximity being the key issue, and it sets new reclassication numbers biennially due to new schools being added in urban areas or other schools dropping or rising in student enrollment.

Ladycats survive Centennial scare with 47-39 win; Spartans hold off Bearcats, 64-60

January 29, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo post Chloe Mefford drives in for a layup Friday night during the Ladycats' 47-39 victory over Burleson Centennial in a District 8-5A game at Centennial.

Coming back from a fourth-quarter deficit, the Aledo Ladycats stayed undefeated in District 8-5A after holding off Burleson Centennial, 47-39, Friday night at Centennial.

The win raises the first-place Ladycats' district record to 11-0, while the Lady Spartans drop to 8-3.

The game was tight for most of the contest. The game saw four ties and five lead changes before Centennial took a 39-38 lead halfway through the fourth quarter.

Man arrested after car chase and three vehicle crash

January 29, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man following a burglary investigation, a car chase and a three-vehicle crash.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident began Monday, Jan. 28, 2016, when a construction crew reported unknown suspect(s) had stolen nearly $2,000 worth of construction tools and materials from a construction site in the 400 block of Sagebrush, in Aledo.

Thursday afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m., one of the construction workers recognized a silver truck driving in the area, to be the same truck as the one driven by the suspect caught on video surveillance footage the night of the construction burglary.

The witness began to pursue the vehicle and reported the incident to Parker County Communication Dispatch Center.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, February 6

  • AHS 9th B vs. Burleson at AHS; 12 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats Scrimmage at L.D. Bell; 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Monday, February 8

  • AHS vs. Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage; 4 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS JV at Crowley; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

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