Story and Video By Dominic Genetti
Nerves for the first round of the playoffs were eased for the Aledo Ladycats Tuesday night as they ran away with a bi-district victory over the Fort Worth-Eastern Hills Lady Plaids at Fort Worth ISD’s Wilkerson Greines Activity Center.
All it took was three games and a bolstered defense mixed with a fast-paced offense that sealed the deal for the black and orange advancing them to the Area game against Stephenville. The Ladycats will face the Honeybees Thursday.
“We weren’t sure what all to expect,” Aledo Head Coach Kathy Goings said. “The first playoff game they’re always going to come out with jitters. Once they calmed down, they started playing better.”
Parker County registered voters who did not take advantage of early voting can cast ballots today, at the following locations. The appropriate voting precinct is indicated on your voter registration card. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
100 – Silver Creek Methodist – 2200 Church Road. off 730, Azle
105 – Newsome Mound Road Church of Christ – 1460 Newsome Mound Road, Springtown
110 – Crosstimbers Elementary School – 831 Jackson Trail, Azle
111 – Azle Masonic Lodge – 257 W. Main, Azle
115 – Reno City Hall – 195 W. Reno Rd., Reno
120 – First Baptist Springtown – 500 North Main, Springtown
125 – Outreach of Love Church – 3591 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
130 – Parker County NE Annex – 1020 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
135 – Friendship Baptist Church – 801 Friendship Rd., Weatherford
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Morgan Ingram, a 7th-grader at Aledo Middle School, dressed up as a clown for the annual trunk or treat at Bearcat Stadium Oct. 29. Several Aledo students and parents handed out candy from the trunks of their cars.
Bearcat StadiumJohnathan Gray took the Aledo Bearcats' opening handoff for a 66 yard touchdown run, and the extra point gave Aledo a 7-0 lead with 19 seconds ticked off the clock.
Birdville responded with a ten play drive from their own 20, settling for a 30-yard field goal with 7:15 left in the first quarter.
The following possessions ended in interceptions, the first being a Birdville snag of a Clay Wooten pass in the Aledo end zone.
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Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Stormie Walker, 4 1/2, paints her sister's name, Ainslee, on one of Aledo's wooden display signs. Ainslee turns 6 on Halloween and Stormie, along with her mother, Rebecca, headed out Tuesday afternoon to show Aledo drivers that Halloween just doesn't mean candy in the Walker household.
Phil LumsdenMayor of Annetta Phil Lumsden has resigned from office and made it official last Thursday.
Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen said that Lumsden wants to spend more time with his family. According to Annetta City Councilman Chester Tucker, Mayor Pro-Tem Bruce Pinckard will run the city. Tucker also said that another resignation may come in Annetta city government, but did not reveal whom it may be.
Deen will be honoring Lumsden tonight at the Hudson Oaks City Council meeting. Other area mayors and leaders, as well as citizens, are expected to attend to give the resigning mayor a proper send off.
The Hudson Oaks City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Hudson Oaks City Hall, 210 N. Lakeshore.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
The Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of two people found at a residence Friday afternoon, Oct. 22.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said the victims were said to be husband and wife and both appeared to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds. The call was placed to dispatch just after 1 p.m. Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Tin Top Road in Weatherford, where the couple was discovered in the yard of the home near a rear entrance of the residence.
A family friend was said to have visited the home to check on the welfare of the couple, found the couple and dialed 9-1-1. A handgun was found at the scene, which will be processed as evidence and submitted to a crime lab.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News
Aledo head coach Kathy Goings is mobbed by Hannah Loftin, Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel after the Ladycats defeated Azle Friday night for Goings' 400th career victory. The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 13-0.
No. 10 Ladycats come back from two-game deficit to down Lady Hornets in 5
Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings probably thought she was going to win her 400th career victory on Tuesday in Aledo's district finale at home when her team fell behind 2-0 Friday night at Azle in a District 5-4A match.
Azle, fighting for its playoff life, was the better team on the floor in the first two games, downing the Ladycats by counts of 25-21, 25-14.
Aledo BearcatsIt was really no surprise that the Class 4A No.1 Aledo Bearcats defeated Azle, 73-0, in a District 5-4A contest Friday night at Azle.
Aledo all-state running back Johnathan Gray had his usual productive game with 183 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns, and a Bearcats' 40-0 lead at the half also did not raise eyebrows.
But the Bearcat offense did show another side that may give future opposing defensive coordinators some sleepless nights as junior quarterback Matt Bishop connected on long touchdown passes of 45, 58, 40 and 39 yards, the latter to new varsity receiver Willie Gibson, a sophomore who was called up to varsity this week.