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Boswell's Hank pitches Lady Pioneers to 9-3 wn over Aledo Ladycats

March 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Boswell pitcher Tawny Hank limited Aledo to five hits to lead the Lady Pioneers to a 9-3 win over the Ladycats Friday night in a District 6-4A game at Boswell.

The loss drops the Ladycats to 1-2 in district play. Both Ladycat losses in district play have been on the road. AHS will continue 6-4A action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Azle.

Sarah Simpson took the loss in the circle for the Ladycats. The senior allowed four earned runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings.

Sophomore Kacie Brann came on in relief, pitching two innings while allowing two earned runs on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

Hank, who also swatted a game-high three hits, walked three and struck out four while allowing three runs.
Boswell took advantage of two Aledo errors in the first inning and scored three unearned runs to take a 3-1 lead and never looked back.

"Something just wasn't there tonight," Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons said. "Something wasn't there from the time we got off the bus ... something wasn't right.

Ladycat bats, Simpson's pitching help Aledo to 8-0 win over Brewer

March 10, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sluggers Carolyn Clayton and Morgan Farley combined for six RBI and pitcher Sarah Simpson threw a six-hit shutout to lead the Ladycats to an 8-0 victory over Brewer Wednesday night in District 6-4A action at the AHS softball field.

The win evens the Ladycats' district record to 1-1, while Brewer falls to 0-2. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Boswell.

Clayton ripped a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the opening frame, and in the fifth inning smashed a triple to center to drive in another run.

Farley swatted a pair of doubles, including a two-bagger in the third with the bases loaded that drove in three runs.

Simpson, who is 1-1 in 6-4A play, scattered six hits with just one walk while recording five strikeouts.

Clayton's blast in the opening frame gave the Ladycats an early 2-0 lead. The Ladycats added a run in the third for a 3-0 lead when Jordan Simons - who had reached on an infield single - scored after a double-play ground out.

Transfer Station Meeting ends

March 10, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.

Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.

Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.

Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.

Gone antiquing

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Aledoan takes on country’s oldest antique show

Special to The Community News
Jan Orr-Harter of Aledo has taken on a new venture with the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show. The show opens at Will Rogers Memorial Center today for its 47th year, but Orr-Harter has promised some changes from years past.

For the first time ever, the Dolly Johnson Show will feature exhibitors of Mid-Century Modern and Industrial antiques, as well art and antiques from far beyond its traditional Americana shores.

“Today people like to mix styles of antiques in their homes,” Orr-Harter said. “The show will now feature more than one style and more than one era of antiques – and more than one price range. We’ll reach from French to cowboy, from formal to fun. Look for Italian country, English country, Country French and good American country. Come ready to invest. Or come ready to find a bargain.”

Aledo musicians headed to state

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Cathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsCathy Chruscielski/The Community News
Vocalists Sydney Moxley and Savannah Beddingfield (standing) and pianist Caileen Tallant earned UIL Division I at the Solo and Ensemble contest at Crowley High School on Feb. 27.
Caileen performed Chopin's "Mazurka Opus 33 No.1."
Sydney sang "El Majo Discreto" by Granados and Savannah's song was "Nel Co Piu Non Mi Sento" by Paisiello.
The Aledo High School students are scheduled to compete at the State UIL contest in Austin May 29 -31.

McCall Student Council wins Sweepstakes

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

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The McCall Elementary Student Council attended their Texas Association of Student Councils Spring Retreat in Cedar Hill last month where they won the Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. This award is the top honor given by TASC each year. McCall’s young leaders were also elected to serve as a TASC District 3 Officer School for the 2010-2011 school year. They will hold the office of Corresponding Secretary. The sponsors for the group include Shannon Reynolds, Tanya Smith, LeeAnn Griffith and Laura Gloor. All four teachers are very proud of the commitment of these children and said they look forward to many more great leaders in the future.

Aledo Middle School choir students rate Division I

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

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Seven Aledo Middle School choir students received a Division I, Superior, rating on their solos at a UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at Crowley High School. Two ensembles also received Division I ratings. Shown are (Front row from left) Lauren Roubicek, Kelsey Kovar, Cassidy DellaRocco, Nicole Patterson and Lauren Craine and (back row) Annie Ratcliff, Madelyn Robertson, Makenzi Zimmermann, Summer Richman, Katie Collard, and Mrs. Johnson.

Bearcats slip past Brewer, 2-1, in District 6-4A baseball opener

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Calvin Loftis allowed just three hits in 6 2/3 innings and Ryan Talley faced one batter for the save as the pitching pair led the Aledo Bearcats to a 2-1 victory over Brewer Tuesday night at Bearcat Field in the District 6-4A opener.

Loftis earned the win on the hill, allowing one run and five walks while striking out seven.

Talley snuffed out a potential Brewer rally with a strikeout as the Bears had the tying and go-ahead runs on base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

The Bearcats will play next at the Western Hills tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13.

Aledo got on the board when Matthew Bishop drove in Cody Smith - who had reached on an error - with an infield single in the second to give the Bearcats a 1-0 lead.

In the third inning, Hayden Hall reached second on a single to right field followed by an error on the play.

Hall advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lawton Rinker to give the Bearcats a 2-0 advantage.

Brewer's lone run came in the sixth when Craig Keeton scored after a triple from Zane Pruett, who also took the loss on the hill for the Bears.

Soccer Bearcats dump Saginaw to complete first-ever undefeated district season

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats blow out Saginaw

Yusef Marwan scored three goals to lead the Aledo Bearcats soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Saginaw Tuesday night in the District 12-4A finale at Bearcat Stadium which clinched the school's first undefeated district season in boys soccer.

Marwan tallied twice in the first half to give Aledo a 2-0 lead. Thomas Davis earned the assist on the first goal, while Marwan's second goal was unassisted.

Saginaw came back with two goals late in the half to tie the contest, 2-2, which it remained at the break.

Marwan completed his hat trick in the second half with a goal on a Davis assist to give the Bearcats a 3-2 lead.

Davis closed the scoring with an insurance goal on an assist from Nickell.

Ladycats 8, Saginaw 1

The Aledo Ladycats saw six different players score in an 8-1 romp over the Saginaw Lady Roughriders Tuesday night following the boys contest.

Paige Marsh and Ally Swift each scored twice to lead the Ladycats - who led 5-1 at the half - with Stephanie Neeley, Bailey Scott, Michaela Place and Sarah Albritton each adding a goal.

Aledo softball postponed until Wednesday; baseball will play at 7 p.m. today

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo soccer teams conclude district play at home today

Tonight's (Tuesday, March 9) Aledo Ladycats junior varsity and varsity District 6-4A home openers against Brewer have been postponed due to wet grounds.

The games will be reschedule for tomorrow (Wednesday, March 10) at the Ladycats softball field. The JV game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Today's varsity District 6-4A baseball opener between the Aledo Bearcats and Brewer Bears - scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bearcat Field - will go on as scheduled.

Not affected by the recent rains are the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams. Both will conclude district action today at Bearcat Stadium against Saginaw.

The boys match will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls contest at 8 p.m.

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