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Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes bicycle ride has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations. One of the things the community always gives back are cookies!
The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies for this year’s event. Favorites are chocolate chip and oatmeal.
Aledo center fielder Mary Myers makes solid contact Monday during the Ladycats' 13-1 win at Cleburne.
Aledo catcher Alli Ramsey swatted a home run and two triples while driving in five runs to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a 13-1 win over Cleburne Monday in a District 8-5A game at Cleburne.
The win – at the halfway point of district softball play – raises the Ladycats’ league record to a sparkling 7-0.
Riley Sartain also smashed a homer and added a triple, and also collecting a pair of hits were Rhylie Makawe (double, single) and Kayden Kirkpatrick (two singles).
Lauren Craine (7-0) earned the win in the circle for Aledo.
Both the Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will take to the road today in respective District 8-5A contests.
The Ladycats will play at 5 p.m. today at Cleburne.
Aledo, in first place in 8-5A, brings a 6-0 league record into the contest, while Cleburne is 2-4 in district play.
The Bearcats will travel to Burleson today to face the Elks. The first pitch will be at 7 p.m.
The Bearcats, all alone at the top of the 8-5A standings, comes into the game with a 4-0 district mark, while Burleson stands at 1-3 in league play.
Former Aledo Ladycats state-championship winning pitcher Whitney Canion is surrounded by the 2015 Baylor Lady Bears today prior to Baylor's home softball game against Oklahoma State. Canion, who was a two-time All-American at Baylor, had her No. 11 jersey retired in a pre-game ceremony. It is the first jersey ever retired by the Baylor softball program, and Canion is the first former Aledo athlete to have a number retired at a major university. Look for the April 3 issue of The Community News for more photos of the ceremony and Canion's thoughts on her special day.
Aledo senior third baseman Garrett Uhl lines a single in the third inning of the Bearcats' 3-2 win over Crowley Friday night at the AHS baseball field. The win raises the first-place Bearcats' record to 4-0 in District 8-5A.
Aledo starting pitcher Isaac Hale pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 3-2 victory over Crowley Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
The win keeps the Bearcats alone in first place with a 4-0 district mark, while the loss evens Crowley's record to 2-2.
Fans of Aledo High School diamond sports will have two choices today as both the Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball team will play host in District 8-5A action at the AHS sports complex.
The state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats will bring a 5-0 district mark into the contest against 1-4 Granbury. The first pitched is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The 3-0 Bearcats will take on 2-1 Crowley as Aledo tries to stay on top of the 8-5A standings.
The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.
A makeup 5K event for Aledo Bearcat Runners Club student members who did not get to participate in the Cowtown Marathon will be held Thursday, April 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Most of the marathon’s series of races had to be canceled due to inclement weather March 1.
Kids can earn their Cowtown finishers’ medal by completing 12 laps at the stadium track any time between 3-5. It will not be a race but a come-and-go event organized by Coder Elementary PE teacher Becky Shaunfield.
The Cowtown Marathon will bring its inflatable finish line and a water station, and possibly some snacks.
Any child younger than 18 can receive their finisher’s medal. Wear the orange runners club shirt and the blue Cowtown bib and walk or run the 12 laps.
Aledo junior midfielder Haley Knesek (11) is congratulated by senior forward Brittney Trought after scoring the first of her three goals during the Ladycats' 5-1 victory over Western Hills Thursday night in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.
Haley Knesek scored three goals for a career-first hat trick to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 5-1 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills Thursday night in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff soccer match at Brewer High School.
The win advances the Ladycats to the area playoffs where they will face Birdville, a 3-2 winner over Wichita Falls High School in a bi-district match.
Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington, shown making a save against Cleburne in a district game, has recorded 10 shutouts in her last 14 matches. Covington and the Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.
The district-champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at Brewer High School in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff match.
The winner of the match will advance to the area round and face the winner of the Birdville/Wichita Falls High School bi-district playoff match.
Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Aledo junior left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford, center, is mobbed by teammates Shane Mosiello, left, and Mark Swift after recording a no-hitter Tuesday night during the Bearcats' 10-0 win over Everman at the AHS baseball field. Bradford recorded 11 strikeouts in five innings. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
Aledo junior pitcher Cody Bradford threw a no-hitter while striking out 11 to lead the Bearcats to a 10-0 victory over Everman Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
Bradford pitched to just one batter over the minimum. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.