Aledo senior Keegan Hayes scored a hat trick on Senior Night to lead the Bearcats to a convincing 5-0 victory over Burleson Friday night in a District 8-5A soccer match at Bearcat Stadium.
In addition to Hayes’ three goals, Noah Hill and Daniel De La Cerda each scored a goal for the Bearcats.
Sophomore goalkeeper Caleb Hill earned the shutout for Aledo.
In the nightcap at Bearcat Stadium, the Burleson Lady Elks held off the first-place Aledo Ladycats, 2-1.
Unofficially, the Ladycats had 20 shots on goal to Burleson’s three, but the Lady Elks turned back all but one attempt.
Burleson took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but in the second half the Ladycats tied the score at 1-1 after forward Brittney Trought scored from the box on a rebound with 14:11 left to play.
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Joshua at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 7) in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field.
It is a varsity-only game. The contest is a make-up game and was originally scheduled on Tuesday (March 3).
The Ladycats have yet to play any regular season games.
Their season opener at Rockwall on Feb. 24 was canceled due to weather, as was last week's tournament at Brewer.
Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons had his team scheduled to play in the A&M Consolidated tournament in College Station this week, but ice storms canceled today's games.
Aledo ISD announced Wednesday night that there will be no classes on Thursday. This will be the third bad weather day for the district in the past two weeks, in addition to early releases on two other days.
Due to the potential of winter storms this afternoon (Wednesday, Feb 4), Aledo ISD will release one hour early today. Elementary will release at 1:45 p.m. and Secondary will release at 2:50 p.m. Bus routes will run one hour early.
All evening activities are canceled.
El Paso Immanuel held off the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Eagles, 36-34, Monday in a TCAF girls' state semifinal basketball game at Dallas Christian College.
The Lady Eagles will play in the state tournament third-place game at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at DCC.
Tylar Reynolds led the Lady Eagles with 14 points, while Tori Klahm added 10.
Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Shelbi Tidwell with six points, and Faith Henning and Rachel Hollingsworth, each with two.
Humane Society of the United States Texas State Director Katie Jarl presents Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, for his continuing efforts in animal abuse and neglect cases. Standing with Sheriff Fowler and Director Jarl are Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler (left of Sheriff Fowler), with animal control officers Ryan King (far left), Justin Hernandez (far right), Matt Anderson and Jennifer Kennedy.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) selected Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler as a recipient of the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his continuing efforts to pursue animal cruelty cases.
Aledo baseball players autograph a cap at last year's Meet the Cats event.
Meet the Bearcats (Baseball) & Ladycats (Softball) will be tonight (Monday, May 2) at 6 p.m. at the Aledo High School Indoor Practice Facility. Varsity players from the two defending State Championship teams will be present to sign posters and meet the fans.
Despite snowfall that ended up putting an early end to classes Friday morning, a large contingent of local women gathered at Aledo High School for a group photo to promote "A Day Without Makeup."
Gracefully Strong began through the efforts of Heather Stark, counselor at Stuard Elementary School, to help improve the self-image of young girls.
A Day Without Makeup was sponsored by Kristy Krouse of Red Horse Boutique.
For a full-size copy of the panoramic photo above, click on the link below.
More information on the event can be found in the Feb. 27 issue of The Community News.
The Business Development Group of Aledo has announced that its annual Clay Shoot has been postponed. The new dates for the event are April 10-11, 2015 at Clear Fork Materials.
For more information, visit www.myaledo.com.
Aledo senior Rhylie Makawe (above, No. 11)was selected as District 8-5A's co-Defensive Most Valuable Player and sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston earned first-team honors in a vote of league girls' basketball coaches.
Earning second-team honors from Aledo was junior post Rebekah Hissam, while junior guard Kara Williams and senior guards Treva Davis and Hannah Haeussler each earned honorable mentions.
Laticia Morgan of Crowley shared Defensive MVP honors with Makawe.
Mackenzie Haley of Burleson was voted 8-5A's MVP.