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Bearcats, Ladycats continue District 8-5A hoops action today at Burleson Centennial

January 29, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball action continues for the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats as the squads will travel to Burleson Centennial today to take on the Spartans and Lady Spartans.

The Bearcats and Spartans will tip off at 6:30 p.m. with the Ladycats/Lady Spartans contest to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

The Bearcats (1-7 in 8-5A) are riding momentum built after earning their first district win three days ago against Joshua and are looking to start a distict winning streak.

The Spartans (6-2) are licking their wounds from a 72-40 loss to Everman on Tuesday.

AMS Ladycats A team runs past Stephenville to finish season at 13-0

January 28, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Middle School Ladycats eighth-grade A team poses for a championship photo moments after running past Stephenville, 37-19, Thursday night at the Multi-Purpose Center. The Ladycats finish the season with a perfect 13-0 record and the district championship. Shown, front row (from left) are Riley Sale, Taylor Morgan and Janessa Payne; and back row, Izzy Stark, Kayla Metts, Daleigh Ellison, Cheney Huddleston and coach Virginia Jefferis.

Future Business Leaders Medal in Keller

January 28, 2016 by Randy Keck

Five Aledo High School members of the school's Future Business Leaders of American chapter attended the Area Conference at Central High School in Keller last week, and all came home with medals. Erin Weiss was elected Area 7 president for next year. She and her partner Gracie Pulliam placed first in the Public Service Announcement competition. Rebecca Tague placed second in Public Speaking, and the Dobransky brothers (Austin and Brandon) brought home a first-place medal in Sports and Entertainment Management. Sixteen other high schools in the area attended the competition. Shown are (from left) Brandon Dobransky, Austin Dobransky, Erin Weiss, Rebecca Tague and Gracie Pulliam.

Bearcats hold off Owls for first district win; 8-5A-leading Ladycats blow out Joshua, 68-29

January 26, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo head boys basketball coach Fred Jones receives a huge hug from daughter Alexus moments after the Bearcats defeated Joshua, 48-42, Tuesday night at the AHS gym. It was the Bearcats' first District 8-5A win this season. Alexus would go on to score 23 points in the Ladycats' 68-29 victory over Joshua.

It feels so good.

Paced by a game-high 22 points from senior point guard Dakota Fischer, the Aledo Bearcats hung on to defeat Joshua, 48-42, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at Aledo.

Aledo High School hoops teams host Joshua as District 8-5A action continues today

January 26, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball action continues for the Aledo High School teams as the Bearcats and Ladycats host the Joshua Owls and Lady Owls at the AHS gym.

The boys' varsity game will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the girls' contest at approximately 8 p.m.

The Bearcats will not only be seeking their first district win but will also be seeking revenge from an earlier loss to the Owls.

Joshua defeated the Bearcats in the district opener on a buzzer-beating layup for a 55-53 win on Dec. 18.

At the halfway points of the boys' season Centennial and Crowley lead the district with identical 6-1 records although Centennial won the first meeting between the two teams.

Judge sentences Weatherford man to life in prison for 10th DWI 

January 23, 2016 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney’s Office

District Judge Craig Towson sentenced a Weatherford man who pled guilty to his 10th driving while intoxicated offense to life in prison in a case that concluded late Wednesday afternoon in Weatherford.

“With a 0.303 blood alcohol test, you’re a second away from hurting someone really badly,” Towson told Ivy Ray Eberhardt, 62, as he announced the sentence. “Part of my job is to protect the citizens of Parker County and the only way that I can think of to do that from somebody that has 12 DWI arrests and 10 DWI convictions is to put you in a place that you can’t drive for as long as I possibly can.”

Ladycats hold off pesky Cleburne to remain unbeaten in 8-5A; Bearcats fall to 'Jackets

January 22, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones dribbles around pressure Friday night during the Ladycats' 66-51 victory over Cleburne in a District 8-5A match up at the AHS gym. Jones led the Ladycats in scoring with 22 points.

They just keep on winning.

Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones scored 22 points and classmate Kara Williams added 14 to lead the Ladycats to a 66-51 victory over Cleburne in a District 8-5A game Friday night at the AHS gym.

The win raises the first-place Ladycats district mark to an unblemished 9-0, while Cleburne drops to 4-5.

Fraud Alert Issued

January 22, 2016 by Randy Keck

Azle Police Department has recently received several reports of an unknown female, claiming to be an employee of TRI COUNTY COOP, calling local businesses and requesting payment for electric bills or their electric service will be disconnected if payment is not made. It has been reported this unknown person is asking for payment in amounts up to $4,000.

TRI COUNTY COOP does not request payment for electric bills over the phone and any calls of this nature should be considered fraudulent. If you do receive any calls of this nature, please contact the Azle Police Department at 817-444-3221.

Tips for identity safety:
1. Do not give out personal information over the phone.
2. Do not give personal information to an unknown person.

Eighth-grade Ladycats sweep Weatherford Hall

January 21, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo Middle School eighth-grade A team guard Taylor Morgan knocks down a three-pointer during the Ladycats' 58-4 victory over Weatherford Hall Thursday night at the Multi Purpose Center. The Ladycats eighth-graders swept Hall as the B team won, 46-4, and the C team cruised to a 46-8 victory.

Bearcats, Ladycats continue District 8-5A action Friday at home against Cleburne

January 21, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

District 8-5A basketball action continues for the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats as the squads will host Cleburne on Friday (Jan. 22) at the Aledo High School gym.

Start times for the league contests have flip-flopped as the Bearcats and Yellowjackets will tip off at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the Ladycats/Lady Jackets contest to follow at approximately 8 p.m.

This schedule – with the boys scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the girls’ game at approximately 8 p.m. - will be the same for the remainder of district play.

Sports Calendar

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.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

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