Brann wins sixth straight in Ladycats' 4-0 victory over Brewer
Aledo senior pitcher Ryan Talley struck out 11 in six innings and senior reliever Austin Vassberg closed out the seventh with a pair of strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 5-1 victory over Brewer Tuesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Brewer.
The win raises the first-place Bearcats' district mark to 7-1. Aledo will continue 6-4A play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at home against Boswell.
The Bearcats scored a run in the first, second and fourth innings for a 3-0 lead. Aledo put the game away in the sixth when Hayden Hall smashed a triple to score Rylan Riney and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Blake Dietrich.
AHS captures four District 6-4A titles including a sweep in doubles
Fourteen Aledo High School tennis players quaified for the regional meet after the District 6-4A tournament concluded today at TCU.
Aledo senior Kristin Brikmanis earned the girls' singles championship with a comeback victory. After falling 6-2 in the first set, the three-time district singles champion fought back with wins of 6-2, 6-2, with three service breaks in the final set.
In boys' singles, Aledo freshman Rob Raines fell to returning district champion Vincent Nguyen of Boswell, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, but with his second-place finish secured a spot at the regional tournament.
The top two in each event qualify for the regional tournament, which will be Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, in San Angelo
The National Football Foundation (NFF) Gridiron Club of Dallas announced today the 53 North Texas scholar-athletes who will be honored for their accomplishments on and off the field at the club's second annual awards banquet. The event will be held April 20 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Aledo Bearcats senior defensive end Cy Wilson will be one of the 53 players honored.
"We are proud to announce our second scholar-athlete class for the North Texas region," said Gerald Brence, the president of the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas and the athletics director for the Plano Independent School District.
Aledo junior power lifter Austin Price, shown in squat competition at the Class 4A state power lifting meet on March 27 in Abilene, finished sixth overall in his weight class with a total of 1,450 pounds.
Price went in to the state meet with the 17th-best total and finished sixth out of 20 in his weight class. Price had personal best lifts in all three competitions. He had a 330-pound bench, a 600-pound squat and a 520-pound dead lift for a 1,450-pound total that was up 50 lbs. from his regional total.
Midlothian broke a scoreless first-half tie with two goals in the second half and held back a late Aledo charge as the Panthers defeated the Bearcats, 2-1, Tuesday night in a Class 4A regional quarterfinals soccer match at Northwest ISD Stadium.
The Bearcats finish the season with a 22-2-1 record.
The game was scoreless in the first half as AHS poured on the offensive pressure with several scoring opportunies.
But in the second half, Midlothian scored goals at the 21:31 and 17:44 marks to take a 2-0 lead.
Aledo had a pair of excellent scoring chances in the second half just three minutes apart. A header by Yusef Marwan flew over the cross bar by six inches, and a close-range shot by Marwan three minutes later hit the crossbar as the Panthers cleared out the rebound.
Aledo raised its District 6-4A record to 5-1 after the Bearcats cruised to an 11-1 victory over Mineral Wells Tuesday night at Bearcat Field.
Ryan Talley was the winning pitcher for the Bearcats, allowing just one hit.
Blake Dietrich led the Bearcats at the plate, going three-for-three including a double and a triple while recording three RBI. Hayden Hall also collected a pair of extra-base hits with a double and a triple.
Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Birdville.
Ladycats 5, Mineral Wells 0
Aledo sophomore pitcher Kacie Brann fired a one-hitter as the Ladycats shut out Mineral Wells, 5-0.