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Ladycats clinch district soccer championship with 2-0 win at Cleburne

March 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington recorded her 10th shutout in 14 District 8-5A matches to lead the Ladycats to a 2-0 win over Cleburne Friday night in a district match at Cleburne that clinched the outright district championship for AHS.

The district-champion Ladycats will open the Class 5A playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School against Fort Worth Western Hills, the fourth-place team from District 7-5A.

The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead with just a little more than 28 minutes remaining in the opening half when Sydney Laughley scored from the box into a wide-open net.

She was set up by a brilliant cross-field pass from the right side by Kaitlin Detherage.

Aledo softball, baseball cancelled; Bearcat Relays modified

March 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Today's Aledo High School baseball game at Burleson Centennial and the home Ladycats softball game against Crowley have been cancelled due to wet grounds.

The Bearcat Relays will be modified. All field events will be cancelled except pole vault, which will be held at 4 p.m. at the AHS Indoor Facility.

Running events will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the 3,200-meter run followed by the scheduled order of the remainder of the running events.

The Bearcats/Centennial baseball game is tentatively rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Aledo High School baseball field, weather permitting.

The softball make-up game has yet to be rescheduled.

The Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams will play at Cleburne today. The boys' contest starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the girls' match at 7:30 p.m.

Aledo High School to host Bearcat Relays Friday

March 19, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo High School will host the Bearcat Relays on Friday, March 20 at Bearcat Stadium.
Field events will begin at 3:15 p.m. with running finals scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Running finals will not begin until the conclusion of long jump and triple jump field events.

Event schedule:
3:15 – field events

Field event order:
Shot put, ring No. 1 – Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys
Shot put, ring No. 2 – Junior Varsity Boys, Junior Varsity Girls
Discus, ring No. 1 – VB, VG
Discus, ring No. 2 – JVB, JVG
Long jump, pit No. 1 – VG, VB
Triple jump, pit No. 2 – VB, VG, JVG
Long jump, pit No. 3 – JVG, JVB, triple jump JVB
High jump, pit No. 1 – VG, VB
High jump, pit No. 2 – JVB, JVG

The clock is ticking

March 18, 2015 by Phil Major

Aledo officials kicked off the 21-day countdown to a train-horn quiet zone in the downtown area with a symbolic clock Wednesday. Railroad and federal officials have signed off on the safety improvements incorporated into the Aledo Trail traffic circle, which creates a quiet zone for trains at the two crossings which see 19 to 32 trains a day.

Bearcats down Joshua, 3-1, in 8-5A opener; Craine fans 12 in Ladycats' 10-0 win over Everman

March 17, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Isaac Hale fires a fast ball in the first inning of the Bearcats' 3-1 victory over Joshua Tuesday afternoon in the District 8-5A opener at the AHS baseball field. In a complete-game effort, Hale allowed two hits while walking a pair and striking out seven.

Aledo senior pitcher Isaac Hale threw a two-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 3-1 victory over Joshua Tuesday afternoon in the District 8-5A opener at the AHS baseball field.

Hale, who pitched seven innings, struck out the last two batters to seal the win.

The Bearcats scratched for a run in each of the second, third and sixth innings.

Aledo home softball, baseball games moved to 5 p.m.

March 17, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

In an effort to avoid an incoming rain storm, Aledo High School's home varsity softball and baseball games will be played at 5 p.m. today.

The Ladycats will face Everman in a District 8-5A softball game at the AHS softball field, and the Bearcats will open district play against Joshua at the AHS baseball field.

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe earns all-state honor

March 12, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe (11), shown during a district game, was selected to the TGCA all-state team for the 2014-15 season.

Aledo Ladycats senior post Rhylie Makawe was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Class 5A all-state basketball team, it was announced today.

Makawe was chosen as District 8-5A's Defensive Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season.

No. 1 Ladycats hammer 16 hits in 18-5 victory over No. 5 Burleson Centennial

March 10, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

In a battle of two Class 5A state-ranked Top 5 softball teams, the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats pounded 16 hits on their way to an 18-5 victory over No. 5 Burleson Centennial in a key District 8-5A game Tuesday night at Centennial High School.

The contest was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The win elevates the Ladycats district and overall mark to 2-0.

Seniors Chickie Cook and Riley Sartain each swatted a home run, with Sartain hitting a grand slam in the six inning.

Allie Arneson and Kadyn Kirkpatrick each swatted three hits to lead the Ladycats, while Sartain finished with a game-high five RBI.

Lauren Craine (2-0) was the winning pitcher for Aledo. She allowed four earned runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.

No. 1 versus No. 5 as Ladycats travel to Burleson Centennial today for key District 8-5A softball game

March 10, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

It will be a battle of Class 5A state-ranked teams when the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats face No. 5 Burleson Centennial today at Centennial in a key District 8-5A softball game.

The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. today (March 10) at the Centennial High School softball field.

The contest was originally scheduled for Monday (March 9) but was postponed until today because of wet grounds.

The Ladycats are coming off an 11-0 victory over Joshua last Saturday in the 8-5A opener.

Centennial has yet to play a district game, but the Lady Spartans are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. at home today against Everman prior to their contest with Aledo.

Aledo pitcher Craine throws one-hitter as Ladycats win district opener over Joshua, 11-0

March 7, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Lauren Craine limited Joshua to one hit and senior first baseman Chickie Cook went three-for-three at the plate to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a convincing 11-0 victory over the Lady Owls Saturday afternoon in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field in a contest called by the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth inning.

Craine allowed a lead-off single before retiring 15 consecutive Joshua batters. She finished with five strikeouts and no walks.

Cook smashed three singles and drove in a pair of runs, with both RBI coming in the Ladycats’ seven-run second inning.

Sports Calendar

Monday, April 27

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

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

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

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