The Aledo Ladycats basketball team will play Springtown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the girls' District 6-4A championship at the Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats will come into the district-ending contest with an 11-2 league mark, with Springtown coming in with a 12-1 record.
An Aledo win would leave both teams at 12-2 in district play, but the Ladycats would earn the outright district championship due to sweeping the Lady Porcupines.
The boys game between the Bearcats and Porcupines will follow at 8 p.m.
In soccer, both AHS squads will continue District 12-4A play on Tuesday at Boswell.
The girls' match will kickoff at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.
In swimming action, the Aledo Swimcats boys and girls will try to defend their respective Region II titles at the regional swim meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Fort Worth ISD's Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.
Preliminaries will begin Friday morning and run all day, with finals slated for Saturday afternoon.
Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators announced late Friday afternoon that one man is in custody in connection with an aggravated robbery case on Monday, Feb. 8 in Azle, where a man was beaten with a pistol and robbed inside his residence.
The disabled victim reported two men entered his home, pistol-whipped him, and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing the scene around 10:30 p.m. The man’s canine assisting German shepherd, “Major,” was shot and killed during the incident.
A family member of the victim chased the men in a pickup truck until she was fired upon by the suspects, striking her vehicle.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was identified as Patrick Cox, 27, of Watauga. Cox was stopped earlier Friday by Watauga officers on traffic violations and is being held there. Parker County Sheriff’s investigators expect Cox to be extradited to Parker County on the aggravated robbery charges.
“We have obtained evidence linking the suspect to the crime and another arrest is pending for an accomplice,” Fowler said.
Junior forward Stephanie Neeley scored a pair of goals and added an assist and sophomore forward Allyson Swift had three assists and a goal as the pair led the first-place Aledo Ladycats to a 6-0 win over Azle Friday night in District 12-4A action at Bearcat Stadium.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 4-0. The Ladycats will continue district play on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Boswell with a 6 p.m. start.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlin Murray earned the shutout for AHS.
Goals by Swift, senior midfielder Paige Marsh and Neeley gave Aledo a 3-0 halftime lead. Swift's goal was unassisted, while Neeley recorded the assist on Marsh's goal and Swift assisted on Neeley's goal.
Neeley, sophomore midfielder Leslie Coats and senior defender Audrey Rutherford scored second-half goals, as Swift had two assists and Rutherford scored on a penalty kick.
Bearcats 7, Azle 1
Aledo senior midfielder Thomas Davis scored two goals and added a pair of assists and senior midfielder Matt Nickell scored twice as the pair led the league-leading Bearcats to a 7-1 victory over Azle Friday night in a District 12-4A contest at Bearcat Stadium.
Saginaw evens season series with win over Bearcats
Playing without injured leading scorer Logan Mittie, who injured a knee Tuesday night, the Aledo Ladycats suffered just their second District 6-4A loss of the year as Saginaw defeated AHS, 66-43, Friday night at the AHS gym.
The loss drops the Ladycats in a second-place tie with Saginaw. Both teams sport 11-2 district marks.
The Ladycats will conclude district play at 6 p.m. at home Tuesday, Feb. 9, against 12-1 Springtown in a contest that will decide the league championship.
Freshman guard Mallory Powell led the Ladycats with 16 points. It was Powell's sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were sophomore guard Caileen Tallant with 11 points, senior post Tara Gough with six, junior post Sarah Hawkins with five, senior guard Melissa Howell with three and junior guard Shelby Stockard with two.
Gough led Aledo on the boards with 10 rebounds, with Powell adding four.
Saginaw 65, Bearcats 49
Saginaw evened the district series with Aledo after a 65-49 win Friday night in 6-4A action at the AHS gym.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo sophomore Johnathan Gray, shown scoring his third of four touchdowns in the Bearcats' 35-21 win over Brenham in the state championship game, was chosen as co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
Aledo sophomore running back Johnathan Gray was named co-Offensive Player of the Year and four other Bearcats earned first-team honors on the Texas sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team.
Aledo placed three players on the TSWA all-state defensive first team including senior linebackers Danny Heiss and Dillon Hawkins and defenisve end Cy Wilson.
Joining Gray on the all-state first team offense is senior tight end Forrest Cook.
Earning all-state honorable mention from Aledo were senior offensive tackle Asher Zeeb and sophomore quarterback Matthew Bishop.
The preseason Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association poll was released today (Thursday, Feb. 4) with the Aledo Bearcats ranked No. 8 in its Top 10 poll.
The Bearcats begin regular season play on Feb. 25 at home in the Jerry Durant Classic and are coached by Ryan McCurley, who will begin his second year as Aledo’s head baseball coach.
Blake Rosson is the assistant head coach, and other assistants are Chad Berry and Chris O’Donnell.
The Bearcats finished in second place last year in District 6-4A and fell in the bi-district round to regional-finalist Wichita Falls Rider.
The 2010 Class 4A THSBCA preseason poll:
2. AUSTIN LAKE TRAVIS
3. PFLUGERVILLE HENDRICKSON
4. CORPUS CHRISTI CALALLEN
5. CORPUS CHRISTI MOODY
6. FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
7. CANYON RANDALL
9. ROCKWALL HEATH
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help with identifying and locating two suspects believed to have robbed and pistol-whipped a disabled man late Monday evening, Feb. 1, in his northeastern Parker County home.
The victim was in bed at his home on West 40 Estates in Azle around 10:30 p.m. when two men entered the home with weapons, beat him with a pistol and demanding cash.
When the victim’s assistance dog “Major” attacked one of the suspects, the 12-year-old German shepherd was fatally shot twice – once with a .380 handgun and again with a .410 shotgun.
A family member heard the shots and ran to help. She saw the men fleeing, with an undisclosed amount of cash, and pursued the men in her vehicle.
Parker County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Arnett said the woman lost sight of them near Silver Creek Elementary School on FM 730 after they fired several shots at her vehicle, striking it on the driver’s side. The woman was not injured.
Aledo freshman Mallory Powell scored 12 points and sophomore guards Caileen Tallant and Alanna Martin each added 10 to lead the Ladycats to a 54-33 victory over Azle Tuesday night in District 6-4A action at the Aledo High School gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 11-1. The Aledo ladies will continue 6-4A play at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at home against Saginaw.
Senior post Tara Gough led AHS with six rebounds and Powell added five. Gough also recorded a game-high five steals, with Martin registering four.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were senior guard Melissa Howell with nine points, Gough with six, junior guard Logan Mittie with four and junior guard Shelby Stockard with three.
Azle runs past Bearcats, 67-33
District-leading Azle jumped out to a 21-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on its way to a 67-33 win over the Aledo Bearcats Tuesday night in 6-4A play at the AHS gym.
The loss drops Aledo to 2-8 in district play. The Bearcats will continue 6-4A action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at home against Saginaw.
The University Interscholastic League announces new district alignments for the purpose of interscholastic competition for the next two years.
Beginning in the school year 2010-11, Aledo will be part of District 5-4A, which will consist of:
Keller Timber Creek
Trophy Club Byron Nelson
Keller Timber Creek and Trophy Club Byron Nelson are new schools that will be competing in varsity football for the first time next season.
Aledo's new district will not include past 6-4A schools Saginaw and Mineral Wells. Saginaw was bumped up to Class 5A, while Mineral Wells is headed to District 7 in Class 3A.
The new District 5-4A will matchup in the bi-district playoffs (first round) with the new District 6-4A, which consists of all Fort Worth ISD schools in Class 4A.
Aledo ISD athletic director/head football coach Tim Buchanan is pleased with the new district, and pleased Aledo was placed in an eight-team district, meaning he did not have to add extra non-district football games.
No. 17 Ladycats move to 10-1 in 6-4A with 64-46 win
Paced by a double double from senior Shane Smith, the Aledo Bearcats stopped a four-game District 6-4A losing streak with a convincing 62-55 victory over Boswell Saturday afternoon at the AHS gym.
Smith pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds while also scoring 12 points. Three other Bearcats reached double figures in scoring including junior guard Robbie Spreier with a team-high 15 points, junior guard Danny Glass with 11 and junior guard Matt Barron with 10.
Also scoring for the Bearcats were sophomore post Mike Wilson with six points, and senior guards Gregg Lowe and Dillon Hawkins, each with four.
Defensively, Spreier and Smith led AHS with four steals apiece, with Lowe adding three.
The Bearcats led 17-15 after the first quarter and built a 29-21 lead at the half. Spreier led the Bearcats with 11 points in the opening half, including a pair of three-point buckets.
Boswell outscored Aledo 10-8 in the third quarter to cut the Bearcats' lead to six points as the game entered the fourth period.