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Cub Scout Pack 109 of Aledo, in conjunction with Pack 1099 of Willow Park, will host a Toys for Tots program in the area for the United States Marine Corps. Donation boxes will be at the following locations: Brookshire’s on Ranch House Road, Sonic in Aledo, Dollar General on Ranch House Road, AKA Academy on Ranch House Road, First Financial Banks in Aledo and Willow Park, Wal-Mart in Hudson Oaks and Starbucks in Weatherford. In addition, a donation station will be set up at Christmas Tyme in Aledo in the parking lot beside the Aledo Diner. A “drive through” collection will be on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Willow Park Baptist Church on Ranch House road with representatives of the United States Marine Corps. Donations of new unwrapped toys are accepted.
Two of the best teams in the 4A Football Playoffs meet today at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin, TX. for the Area Championship.
Guyer won the coin toss and deferred. They chose to take the wind at their back in the first quarter.
Aledo will start at their own 25 yard line after Taco Anderson takes a knee in the end zone on the kickoff. 1 first down later they are forced to punt the ball to the Guyer Wildcats at their 34 yard line.
Two plays, first down Guyer. Three plays, first down Guyer. Finally Aaron Hinsley makes a tackle for a loss. The nest play is a long run to the Aledo 5 yard line, followed two plays later by a touchdown by the Wildcat quarterback. 7-0 Guyer.
Aledo has the ball at their 25 again after the kickoff. Once again they are unable to get a drive going. They punt the ball back to Guyer.
The Wildcats get the ball with good field position at their 48 yard line. Two plays, first down, one play first down. The ball is now at the Bearcat 27 yard line. A big play by Jordan Mittie backs the Wildcats up. Another big play to the big receiver is followed by a touchdown run, right up the middle for another Wildcat touchdown from 15 yards out. 14-0 Guyer with less than 2 minutes left in the first quarter.
Aledo gets a good kickoff return from Taco Anderson, but are forced to kick the ball again after a three and out.
Two plays later the Wildcats have scored again. They now lead the Bearcats 21-0 with 17 seconds left in the quarter.
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The Aledo Bearcats play Denton Guyer for the Class AAAA Division I Area Championship at 2 p.m. Friday, November 23 at Northwest ISD Stadium, 1937 Texan Dr, Justin, TX 76247. Adult tickets are $7 and student admission is $4. Parking is $5. Live blogging of the game will be online at www.community-news.com.
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Lovejoy wins first game 16-25
First game - started out 2-3, but Lovejoy staying ahead. Lovejoy increased lead to 4-9 and coach Goings called time-out. Raygan McLelland and Mykah Wilson with kills and Aledo climbed back to 7-9 before Lovejoy went back ahead 7-13. Ladycats climbed back to 12-14 and a Lovejoy time-out. Aledo called a time-out at 12-17. Lovejoy came back to take the first game 16-25.
Lovejoy takes second game 17-25
Lovejoy opened second game with 0-4 lead before Aledo broke the drought, but Lovejoy scored two more, and took a 2-8 lead before Goings called time out. Lovejoy stayed on the offensive, jumping out to a lead of 3-13 before Briana Sharratt got a kill. At 4-14 Aledo got another score. At 5-16 Aledo called another time-out. Aledo started coming back, pulling to 8-17 when Lovejoy called time out. At 8-18 Aledo lost a tough point after two spectacular digs. Ladycats came back to 14-22. 15-23, 15-24, 16-24, 17-24 - Ladycats don't give up. Lovejoy time out. 18-24 before Lovejoy's final kill.
A 7:30 kickoff coming up.....
Aledo will recieve to start the game. A short kick put the Bearcats in business at tgeir own 38 yard line.
Two first downs later they work from the Cleburne 38 yard line when a Pate Davis to Willie Gibson pass play covers 20 yards to the Yellow Jacket 18. The drive stalls, and the Bearcats settle for a Chance Nevarez Field Goal to take the lead at 3-0 with 8:13 left in the first quarter.
A nice defensive series by the Bearcats gets them the ball back at their 38 yard line. They are unable to move the ball, and a short punt gives the Yellow Jackets the ball at their 48 yard line.
On their first play, Brock Parker intercepts a pass and gets Aledo another shot from their 25 yard line.
Pate Davis breaks a 21 yard run for a first down at the 38. Jess Anders up the middle for another first down at the 48. Taco Anderson from Pate Davis to the 24.
Lots of Jess Anders is finished off by a 2 yard run by Pate Davis for the touchdown. PAT is good and the Bearcats lead is 10-0 in the second quarter.
Cleburne mishandles the kickoff and starts their possession inside their own 10 yard line. They are unable to move the ball much on offense.
Aledo takes over at the Cleburne 32. Pate Davis gets outside to the right side and takes the ball all the way to the Yellow Jacket's 12 yard line. Pate picks up another first down at the 2 yard line and Jess takes it in from there. 17-0 Bearcats after the Nevarez PAT.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Fugitive Unit members and U.S. Marshals enlisted the assistance of the Tarrant County Auto Theft Task Force in apprehending and arresting a Weatherford man who escaped from Wichita Falls in September.
Billy Clay Wade, 48, of Weatherford, was sent to North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls earlier this year, under orders from District Judge Trey Loftin, after a trial was held, naming Wade as a suspect in several Parker County felony cases.
Wade was sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a 30-year sentence stemming from numerous offenses, and was released on parole in 2011.
Wade made his way to Parker County after his parole, where Parker County Sheriff’s investigators connected him to several residential burglary investigations, and other offenses, including a parole violation. Those offenses landed Wade to appear before Judge Loftin.
Officials reported Wade used a fire extinguisher to break a window at the hospital in order to escape Sept. 10, 2012.
FAST members and U.S. Marshals immediately initiated an investigation, leading them to Wade’s location in Fort Worth, where he assumed the name of a former class mate. Wade was found in possession of a Dodge truck, reported stolen out of Wichita County and a travel trailer reported stolen out of Callahan County.
Investigators said about $60,000 worth of stolen property was located inside the trailer, including a 60” TV, tools and electronics.
Aledo fell to Friendswood 21-25 in the first game of the state semifinal in Garland. Aledo came back to win the second, 25-23, and the third, 25-22. Friendswood came back to win the fourth game 19-25, but Aledo prevailed 15-11.
The Ladycats will play in the state championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Garland.
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