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Bearcats continue soccer playoffs Tuesday in Wichita Falls

March 22, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo sophomore forward Kyle Underwood attacks during a recent match. The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the area championship at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo sophomore forward Kyle Underwood attacks during a recent match. The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the area championship at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

Aledo High School baseball, softball teams at home Tuesday against Saginaw

The Aledo Bearcats soccer team will face Wichita Falls High School in the area championship game on Tuesday, March 23, at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Ticket costs are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The Bearcats (21-1-1) are coming off a 5-1 win over Denton Ryan last Thursday in the bi-district playoffs. Wichita Falls had a bye in the opening round.

The Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will both face Saginaw in home diamond tilts on Tuesday.

Both games will begin at 7 p.m. at the Aledo High School athletic complex.

Loftis strikes out 12 to lead Bearcats to 9-0 win over Azle

March 19, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis struck out 12 Azle batters en route to a complete game four-hit shutout as the Bearcats handled the Hornets, 9-0, Friday night in a District 6-4A contest at Azle.

The win lifts the state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats to 3-0 in 6-4A, while Azle drops to 1-2.

Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at home against Saginaw.

After Azle's leadoff hitter reached on an error, Loftis - who did not issue a walk in seven innings - retired nine batters in a row and 11 of the next 12. In that span, the lefty struck out eight batters, including striking out the side in the second inning.

"Calvin had everything working for him," Aledo skipper Ryan McCurley said. "To not issue any free passes definitely indicated he had quality stuff.

"He buried a lot of sliders on 0-2 and 1-2 counts, and he threw sliders for strikes when he was behind in the count. Anytime he can do those two things and have an exploding fastball, it will be tough to hit him."

Azle did not record a hit until the fourth inning, and one of the four hits Loftis surrendered was an infield singles.

Soccer Bearcats advance after 5-1 win over Denton Ryan; Ladycats fall to Guyer

March 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Thomas Davis scored three goals to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a convincing 5-1 victory over Denton Ryan Thursday night in a Class 4A bi-district soccer playoff match at Northwest ISD Stadium.

The win advances the Bearcats to the area round where they will face Wichita Falls High School.

Following the contest the Bearcats lost a "home and home" coin flip, meaning they will travel to Wichita Falls and face the Coyotes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (March 23) at Wichita Falls ISD Memorial Stadium.

Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Davis scored his first two goals in the first half after Matt Nickell opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick from the box just 38 seconds into the match.

With 21:27 remaining in the opening half, Davis extended the Bearcats' lead to 2-0 on a 12-yard shot from the left side off a feed from Nickell.

Just 52 later, Davis struck again, this time from 20 yards out off a rebound for a 3-0 lead, which it remained at the half.

Denton Ryan cut the lead to 3-1 with 28:35 left in the second half on a penalty kick.

Talley fires one-hitter, strikes out 13 to lead Bearcats to 6-0 victory over Boswell

March 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Ryan Talley allowed one hit and struck out 13 to lead the state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats to a 6-0 victory over Boswell Wednesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Boswell.

The Bearcats will take a break from district play and will face Midlothian at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, March 18) at The Ballpark In Arlington. Admission is free.

Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Azle.

Talley - who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning - allowed seven walks and hit one batter. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth with a strikeout. Talley finished off four of seven frames with inning-ending strikeouts.

Boswell's Gene Ramirez broke up the no-hitter with a clean, line-drive single to left field with no outs and a runner on in the seventh. However, Talley retired the next three batters to preserve the shutout.

Aledo scored three runs in the opening frame to take a 3-0 lead by taking advantage of a pair of Boswell errors to go along with an extra-base hit. The big hit in the inning was a RBI double by senior left fielder Nils Smith.

Sophomore Brann throws 2-hitter in Ladycats' 4-1 win over Azle

March 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo sophomore pitcher Kacie Brann allowed just two hits and struck out eight to lead the Ladycats to a 4-1 win over Azle Wednesday night in a District 6-4A game at Azle.

The win evens the Ladycats district mark at 2-2. The loss was Azle's first in district play.

The Ladycats will continue district action at 7 p.m. at home Tuesday, March 23, against Saginaw.

The Ladycats scored all the runs Brann (1-0 in 6-4A) would need in a four-run third inning.

Senior second baseman Kendall Kizer smashed a two-run home run, with junior right fielder Carolyn Clayton (double) and junior third baseman Morgan Farley (single) each driving in a run in the frame.

For the complete story, and for comments from head coach Jeff Lemons, please see the March 19 issue of The Community News.

CN Reporter denied access at public meeting

March 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

At the regular city council meeting in Willow Park March 15, Dominic Genetti, a reporter for The Community News, was denied the use of his video camera.

Aledo baseball game at Boswell, Ladycat game at Azle postponed due to wet grounds

March 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Heavy overnight rain and continued showers today led to the postponement of the Aledo Bearcats District 6-4A baseball game at Boswell, and the Aledo Ladycats district softball contest at Azle, both originally scheduled for tonight.

The Ladycats and Azle will play at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, March 17) at Azle.

The Bearcats and Pioneers have rescheduled their game for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Boswell.

District 6-4A by laws for both baseball and softball state that when a game is postponed, it shall be made up on the next available playing date, which would be Wednesday, March 17.

Developing Story: CN reporter denied access at public meeting

March 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Community News reporter Dominic Genetti was denied the use of a video camera last night at the regular meeting of the Willow Park city council.
Stay with community-news.com for updates and unedited video of the city council vote that violates the Texas Open Meetings Act (http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/oma2008_text.pdf).

Burglars of local storage facility captured

March 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

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Hugo Saldana-Muniz, 23, of Azle, and Cody Derrek Barnard, 20, of Fort Worth were arrested last weekend by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators in connection with a burglary which occurred on Sunday, Feb. 28 about 1:30 a.m. at a storage facility in the 10300 block of East Bankhead.

Video surveillance of the facility showed two suspects cutting a lock on a gate entering the premises. Investigators said a victim reported the suspects cut the lock to a storage unit to gain entry and stole a nail gun, a generator and a drill, leaving a generator inside the unit which did not belong to one of the victims. Other victims reported the theft of a jet ski and trailer from the facility, which were recovered in Fort Worth earlier this month along with a bow and arrow set, a microwave, a miter saw, a tool set, a drill, a nail gun, a generator and two “AAFL” footballs.

Bi-district playoff games set for Ladycats, Bearcats soccer teams

March 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams will both play bi-district playoff matches at Northwest ISD Stadium on Thursday, March 18.

The Ladycats will face Denton Guyer at 6 p.m. followed by the Bearcats contest against Denton Ryan at 8 p.m.

The winner of the Ladycats/Guyer match will face Wichita Falls Rider in the area round, while the victor of the Bearcats/Ryan contest will face Wichita Falls High School in the second round.

Both Rider and Old High drew geographical byes in the first round.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Crowley;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua at Aledo, 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

  • AHS vs. Joshua at Aledo;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

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