Aledo libero Allegra Rivas (6) bumps a pass to the front row during the Ladycats 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 victory Tuesday night at Decatur.
Paced by a match-high 19 kills from junior hitter Maddie Goings, the Class 5A No. 4 Aledo Ladycats swept past the Class 4A No. 3 Decatur Lady Eagles, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 Tuesday night in a non-district volleyball match at Decatur.
The win raises the Ladycats' record to 7-4.
Junior hitter Amanda Norman added eight kills, with junior setter Erin Weiss recording a match-high 32 assists.
Defensively, libero Allegra Rivas had a match-high 13 digs with Weiss adding 11.
Coder Elementary School Pre-K teacher Dianne Gillham takes advantage of the Taco truck parked outside of Aledo High School during a lunch break Tuesday. Gillham and other teachers from throughout Aledo ISD are attending annual staff development workshops at AHS. Mobile lunch trucks were parked outside of the high school today to give staffers a chance to eat a hot meal without leaving campus. The first day of school at all Aledo ISD campuses is Monday, Aug. 24.
Aledo sophomore setter Drew Gates (2) focuses on the ball before setting hitter Emily Smith (12) during a recent match.
In a clash between two schools that qualified for their respective state tournaments last year, the Aledo Ladycats will travel to Decatur to meet the Lady Eagles at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The freshman and junior varsity matches will begin at 5:30 p.m.
In the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association poll, the Ladycats were ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, while the Lady Eagles were No. 3 in the Class 4A poll.
The Ladycats reached the state semifinals last year before falling to eventual 5A champion Lucas Lovejoy.
Capping the first week of practices with a final workout Saturday morning at Bearcat Stadium, the two-time defending state champion Aledo Bearcats scrimmaged each other in only the second day of workouts in full gear. Shown is senior receiver Ryan Mullins catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Dillon Davis. The Bearcats will host a scrimmage at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 against Byron Nelson High School at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo Nation turned up large and loud as several families, including hundreds of girls and boys, came to the Aledo High School Indoor Facility Thursday night for the "Meet The Bearcats" event. Shown are several girls and boys getting their Bearcats posters signed by the Bearcat players. Football players, cheerleaders, drill team members, trainers and band members were available to meet and greet and sign autographs. For more on 'Meet The Bearcats" night see the Aug. 21 issue of The Community News.
From the Aledo ISD
Aledo junior and No. 1 girls' singles player Nikki Adamie sends down a forehand winner Thursday morning at the Aledo High School tennis courts in a team tennis match with Hereford. Adamie won her match. The AHS tennis team will face Lubbock Moneterrey beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the AHS courts.
The annual Meet The Bearcats event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Aledo High School Indoor Facility. The two-time defending state champion Bearcats and the AHS cheerleaders will be on hand to sign autographs and autograph posters, and fans can also meet the AHS coaching staff.
Aledo High School athletes in fall sports took time out of their practice schedules to honor the AHS band, the Bearcat Regiment, during the band's practice on the Bearcat Stadium parking lot. The Bearcat Regiment was named by the Texas Music Educators Association as the Class 5A Texas Honor Band, giving the band its first state championship. Judges choose the honor band based on recordings of three selections made during the 2014-15 school year.
Aledo senior Hunter Harris (55) and the Bearcats linemen run through plays Wednesday morning during practice at Bearcat Stadium. The team will have its last practice in shorts and helmets on Thursday before putting on full pads Friday. The Bearcats will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday (Aug. 15) at Bearcat Stadium with the varsity taking the field at approximately 9 a.m.