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Relay for Life is still on

May 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Despite the weather, the all night long Relay for Life event will still take place only it will be indoors.

The event will be at Aledo Baptist Church in the gymnasium. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Be their guest

May 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Trinity Christian Academy choir will be performing Beauty and the Beast tonight and Saturday at the Weatherford High Ninth Grade Center.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. this evening and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

For more information call 817-441-5897.

Aledo house struck by lightning

May 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

A home located in a gated community off of FM-1187 in Aledo was struck by lightning Thrusday evening during a thunderstorm. No one was hurt.

Morris Leondar, assistant fire chief of the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department, said the lightning struck an attic vent on the roof of the house at 131 Bent Tree and cause a minor fire inside the attic.

The home is owned by Martin and Pamela Terry who own and operate Terry's Lawn Care.

Aledo High School current events and issues team captures state championship

May 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Current events and issues team joins Eric Elsken as Aledo state champions at UIL State Academic Meet

Aledo High School's current events and issues team won first place today (Saturday, May 8) at the University Interscholastic League State Academic Meet.

Also, AHS' literary criticism and social studies teams each finished in second place in their respective competitions as the trio of teams helped Aledo to a fourth-place finish overall with 79 1/4 points.

Earlier in the meet, AHS senior Eric Elsken won the individual state championship in computer science.

In individual competition, placing third for AHS were Anna Flinchbaugh in ready writing and Kiefer Odell in current events and issues, with Odell also placing fourth in social studies.

Saturday Election Results

May 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Final Voting Results

City of Aledo

Mayor
Kit Marshall - 204

Martin Siegmund - 35

Aledo ISD

School Board Place 4
Bill Barksdale - 195
Steve Bartley - 382
Ed Huddleston - 154
David Tillman - 267

Annetta - Annetta South

Consolidation election
For - 76
Against - 151

Willow Park

Place 3
Barry Brown - 252

Marvin Glasgow - 144

Place 4
Mark Hickerson - 209

Cindy Neverdousky - 186

Place 5
Hale Alderman - 245

David Carlisle - 158

Bearcats eliminated from Class 4A baseball playoffs

May 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Late Aledo rally in game three falls short as Lake Dallas moves on after 4-2 win

Aledo scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning but the rally fell short as Lake Dallas defeated the Bearcats, 4-2, to win the third and deciding game of a Class 4A bi-district playoff series Saturday afternoon at Saginaw High School.

Senior Ryan Conn took the loss for AHS, while Brandon Cogbill was the winning pitcher for the Falcons, who will advance to the area round against Mansfield Legacy.

The Bearcats trailed 4-1 as the game moved to the bottom of the sixth inning. Aledo loaded the bases with one out as Sean O'Donnell swatted a single and Austin Lawler and Rylan Riney each drew a walk.

Lake Dallas defeats Bearcats, 4-0, to square up playoff series

May 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Deciding third game at 2 p.m. Saturday (May 8) at Saginaw High School

The Aledo Bearcats had at least one runner on base in every inning but failed to score as Lake Dallas defeated AHS, 4-0, to knot up their best-of-three bi-district playoff series at a game apiece Friday night in Corinth.

The third and deciding game of the series will be played at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 8) at Saginaw High School.

Jonny Drozd earned the win with a complete-game effort, while Calvin Loftis took the loss.

The Bearcats had two runners on base in each of the first and second innings but failed to push a run across the plate. Matt Bishop and Lawton Rinker each singled in the opening frame with one out, but Drozd retired the next two Aledo batters to get out of the jam.

Aledo senior Eric Elsken wins state championship in computer science

May 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo High School senior Eric Elsken came away with the state championship in computer science today (Friday, May 7) at the Class 4A UIL state academic meet.

The state meet will continue today and conclude tomorrow (Saturday, May 8).

Also, AHS senior Anna Flinchbaugh finished fifth in editorial writing.
Currently - with only a few results posted - Aledo High School has recorded 17.25 points with Hallsville leading with 55 points.

Did you lose your keys?

May 7, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

House and car keys belonging to a GM vehicle were found along Royal View Road in Willow Park this morning.

The key ring includes house keys and a GM keyless entry remote with a missing button. If these are your keys, call the Community News at 817-441-7661.

O'Donnell's two-run double in 10th lifts Bearcats to 3-2 win

May 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: The Aledo Bearcats baseball team dog piles on Sean O' Donnell moments after the junior hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to lift the Bearcats to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Lake Dallas in game one of their best-of-three bi-district playoff series. Game two will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, May 7) at Lake Dallas.

Aledo junior Sean O'Donnell smashed a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the 10th inning that drove in Nils Smith and Zack Scott as the Bearcats came from behind to defeat Lake Dallas in 10 innings, 3-2, Thursday night in the opening game of a Class 4A, best-of-three bi-district playoff series at Bearcat Field.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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