Message from Aledo Youth League Board
All games scheduled for this Saturday are cancelled due to the icy weather.
There are a number of safety issues outside of our roadways that factored into this including (1) all AISD campuses have had their heat turned off to save energy and gyms are freezing cold (2) all parking lots are like ice rinks (3) walkways to and from the gyms are extremely dangerous and have not been cleared.
Forecast is saying by noon on Saturday we should finally be above freezing but in all likelihood it will take several more hours before the majority of the ice is melted and half of our games on Saturday are before noon.
Practices will resume on Monday 2/7/11 at the regularly scheduled times and dates for each team respectively.
“Cultivating Careers” is the theme of the 2011 Ag Backers Association Auction and fish fry beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Philip W. Bradford Agricultural Science Building on the campus of Aledo High School. The silent auction and diner begin at 5 p.m., and the live auction is at 7 p.m.
Among items available will be an autographed guitar donated by Terry Hyles, two electric feeders (300 lb. and 500 lb.) donated by Bryant Grain and a toolbox donated by Moritz Chevrolet.
Tickets are $10 per person. Corporate tables are available for $150. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-266-1751.
Submit your snow and ice photos for this week's newspaper.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Downtown Aledo looking south from Vandagriff Elementary School.
Ice and snow immobilized much of east Parker County today. With the closing of schools, some local youths braved the cold and gusts for some winter recreation.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Rylan Riney (left) and Cameron Cunningham display a quilt that was auctioned off during the annual Aledo Athletic Booster Club Awards Banquet Saturday night in the new Indoor Training Facility. About 500 people attended the event. For more photos, click on the photo above.
Capacity Crowd Cheers on Ladycats and Bearcats
Next Home Game Tuesday, February 1st vs. Byron Nelson
Ladycats 6 PM …….Bearcats 7:30 PM
Both varsity basketball programs swept their opponents for the fourth straight time. Two were on the road and two were at home. The latest sweep was against the Springtown Porcupines in front of a capacity crowd at Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats (25-2, 11-0) clinched the District 5-4A championship with a steady performance from start to finish beating Springtown 53-42. Logan Mittie and Mallory Powell were the leading Ladycats with 18 points each. The victory against the second place Porcupines clinched the district with an 11-0 record and three games remaining.
Both Aledo Basketball Teams Sweep Two Road Games
Home Game Vs. Springtown Friday, Jan. 28
Ladycats (25-2, 10-0) begin at 6 p.m.
Bearcats, winners of three in a row, play at 7:30 p.m.
Halftime of Bearcats Game:
Aledo Bearcat Football Team receives National Honor
This Friday night, the Aledo varsity basketball teams have a lot to play for against two good varsity programs from Springtown. The Ladycats can wrap up the district crown with a victory against the second place Lady Porcupines. A victory by the Ladycats will clinch the district with three games remaining. The Ladycats beat Timber Creek on the road last night 66-63. Logan Mittie Scored 31 and Mallory Powell added 16.
Parker County Meals on Wheels is hosting a fajita supper from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Road in Weatherford. In addition to fajitas, the event features a silent auction with numerous items from local merchants. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call 817-596-4640. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Aledo Lion’s Youth has over 700 Players
We get a lot of communication from our league because the Aledo Youth Basketball League has a lot of coordinating to do with Aledo ISD. The school district and our league directors have been extremely cooperative in getting us gym time, assisting the program, and working on developing players who will eventually be playing at Aledo High School.
There is absolutely no reason our basketball programs can’t reach the same level of excellence of our football team, volleyball team, and soccer teams. One of my jobs is writing sports for The Community News. Our Ladycats are now 23-2 and ranked # 4 in the state.
SUPPORT OUR LADYCATS AND BEARCATS
Support our 23-2 Ladycats (10-0 District) and Ranked #4 in Texas at 6 pm
Stay for Aledo Bearcat Basketball vs Springtown at 7:30
See coach Buchanan and the State Champion Bearcats honored as one of the top 50 schools in the nation!
Friday, January 28
Aledo High School will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions. Aledo finished No. 46 in the final rankings and is one of 50 schools being honored on this season’s tour. The presentation will be made at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game.
Aledo High School
1000 Bailey Ranch Road
Aledo, TX 76008
January 20, 2011.
Parker County Sheriff
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspects who burglarized a convenience store early Thursday, Jan. 20 in the 13000 block of White Settlement Road in Parker County.
A concerned citizen dialed 9-1-1 and reported the break-in after a burglar alarm woke the citizen around 1:30 a.m.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered the front door and window had been shattered.
Sheriff’s Crime Scene investigators said the suspects forced their way into an inner office of the building and stole a large amount of tobacco products.
Sheriff’s investigators are following up on leads.