Randy Keck/The Community News: The nativity scene at the East Parker County Library took on additional meaning with the arrival of snow and strong winds Christmas Eve.
East Parker County received a light blanket of snow from a storm passing west-to-east through the area. The snow was predicted to end tonight, giving way to a sunny but Chilly Christmas Day. Click on the weather link on our home page for more weather information.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Ladycats to a 41-37 victory over Birdville Dec. 18 in a District 6-4A contest at the Aledo High School gym.
The win elevates the Ladycats to 13-5 and 2-0 in district play. The Aledo ladies will play next in non-district action at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Keller Central.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at home against Brewer. The Bearcats game will follow at 5 p.m.
22 other AHS gridders receive all-league recognition
By Tony Eierdam
Three players from the District 6-4A and state-champion Aledo Bearcats earned top district honors and 22 other Bearcats were also recognized in a vote of 6-4A coaches.
Aledo senior Danny Heiss was the unanimous choice for “Defensive Player of the Year," while sophomore running back Johnathan Gray was selected the league’s “Offensive Player of the Year."
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo running back Johnathan Gray eludes a Brenham defender during the first half of the Aledo/Brenham state championship game in Austin. Gray had 125 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 252 yards and four touchdowns, including a game-clinching 89-yard run late in the contest.
Aledo sophomore Johnathan Gray rushed for 252 yards and scored four touchdowns, including an 89-yard sprint late in the fourth quarter that clinched the game, and senior quarterback Trey Ozee added another score to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a 35-21 victory over the Brenham Cubs Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A, Division II state championship game at D. K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
The state championship win was the second in Aledo High School history and the first in Class 4A.
The victory was also aided by the Bearcats' defense which stopped a Brenham fourth and one at the AHS 10 late in the game. Gray's championship-clinching run followed three plays later, on third and eight.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo seniors Cy Wilson (36) and Devin Davis (7) sing the school song moments after the Bearcats defeated Denison to advance to the Class 4A, Division II state championship game. The contest will kickoff at 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec.19) at D.K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin.
By Tony Eierdam
Aledo senior football players Devin Davis, Danny Heiss, Cy Wilson, Dillon Hawkins and Trey Ozee were having a blast Tuesday afternoon at “Media Day” at the Aledo High School field house, talking it up with area reporters and television broadcasters about their thoughts leading up to the Class 4A, Division II state championship game.
The Bearcats will face Brenham at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at D.K. Royal Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
Tickets will be $10 at the gate, and can be purchased until noon (last lunch period) Friday at Aledo ISD campuses and the administration building.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded nine steals to lead the Ladycats to a 56-28 victory over the Mineral Wells Lady Rams Tuesday night in the girls' District 6-4A basketball opener at Mineral Wells.
The win - the seventh in a row for the Ladycats - raises AHS' overall mark to 12-5. The Ladycats will continue district play at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at home against Birdville.
James Albritton/The Community News Sophomore running back Johnathan Gray takes the handoff from sophomore QB Matthew Bishop in Saturday's come-from-behind victory in the 4A State Semifinal game against the Denison Yellow Jackets. The Bearcats won the game 40-28 and will now face Brenham in the State Championship next Saturday.
By Tony Eierdam
The Aledo Bearcats came from two touchdowns behind to defeat Dennison 40-28 and earn a trip to the state championship game next week against Brenham.
Stay tuned to this site for updates.
Ladycats down Sanger to reach championship game
Held scoreless for the first five minutes of the game and trailing by 18 at the half, the Aledo Bearcats scored 30 points in the third quarter and held Paschal to 24 points for the entire second half to come back and defeat the Class 5A Panthers, 62-55, Friday afternoon at the Granbury tournament.
At the Decatur tournament, the Ladycats defeated Sanger Friday afternoon to reach the tournament's championship game. Tip off at the title game will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at Decatur High School.