Two time changes have been announced for the Moritz Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Aledo.
The third-place game will be played at 4:30 p.m. and the championship game will be at 6 p.m.
Three pointers were falling in the Aledo Bearcats' 65-38 win over South Hills in the opening round of the Moritz Invitational in Aledo on Dec. 27. The video shows three-pointers by Kyle Gromann and Taylor Johnson.
The Bearcats will play Centennial in the second round of the tournament at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 in the Aledo High School gym.
More photos and coverage can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The Community News. Enjoy some of our local students!
Students in local schools smiled for us as we gathered photos for one of our favorite newspaper features: "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth."
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo junior guard Mallory Powell is fouled going to the basket in Tuesday night's win over Keller Timber Creek. Powell had 15 points in the game.Click on the photo for a gallery from Tuesday night.
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Keller Timber Creek 57-39 Tuesday night on the road. Timber Creek was picked to win district, but the Ladycats didn't seem fazed by the pick. The Bearcats lost their district opener 64-51.
Full stories and photos will be in the Dec. 23 issue of The Community News.
Special to The Community News
The East Parker County Library will host Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Children will be treated to a story and craft time with their families. The East Parker County Library is located at 201 FM 1187 North in Aledo.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Players for the Aledo Bearcats hold up the state championship trophy after their third consecutive 4A Division II state championship Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.
The Aledo Bearcats defeated the Manvel Mavericks 49-28 to capture their third consecutive 4A Division II State Championship at Cowboys Stadium in Saturday.
Jaylen Hill was named Defensive MVP, and quarterback Matt Bishop received Offensive Player of the Game honors.
A recap of the game follows. Read more about the game in the Dec. 23 issue of The Community News.
Caleb Frysinger returns the opening kickoff out to the Aledo 42 yard line.
The Bearcats are unable to move the ball and are forced to punt. Manvel will operate from their 38 yard line.
The Aledo defense holds, and the offense will work from the 21 yard line this time. Two first downs have moved the ball out to the 44 yard line. A third and three is converted, first and 10 Bearcats
On 1st down a Matt Bishop to Willie Gibson pass is good for 6 and the PAT is good. Aledo 7 Manvel 0 with 5:37 left in the first quarter.
The Mavericks are held on the next series, but get off a beautiful punt to get the Bearcats started inside their own 10 yard line.
A Pate Davis from Matt Bishop completion gives Aledo a 1st down. A penalty on the Manvel defense will give Aledo the ball at their 46. A crossing pattern is a completion to Johnathan Gray for a Bearcat 1st down at the Manvel 39 as the first quarter ends.
After hours of debate at the December meeting of the Aledo City
Council, members voted on a plan that would partially offset rate
increases with up to $150,000 in excess reserve funds that were
generated by high water bills over the summer months.
The amount included in the base rate will drop from 3,000 to 2,000
gallons and those using less than 2,000 will see no increase.
Users of 2,000-3,000 gallons will have a $1 surcharge on water and
sewer, and slight volumetric rate increases will apply in tiers on
usage over 3,000 gallons.
To read the full story, look for the Dec. 23 issue of The Community News.
Willow Park’s bridge on Ranch House Rd. between Navajo Trail and Squaw Creek Rd. will be closed to thru traffic due to structural damage. The road closure will begin on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 a.m. and continue until further notice. Ranch House Rd. detours will be posted for accessibility.
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club will have a sendoff for the Bearcats as they leave Aledo for Cowboys Stadium on Saturday morning.
Bearcat fans are asked to line Bailey Ranch Road and FM 1187 (as safety permits) from Bailey Ranch to FM 1187 to cheer for the team as it leaves Aledo High School about 8:30 a.m.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Megan Wood eludes a Birdville defender in the Aledo Ladycats' district opening win against Birdville Tuesday in Aledo.
The Aledo Ladycats made it 1-0 in district standings Tuesday night by defeating Birdville 66-39 at home. More about the week in boys and girls basketball can be found in the Dec. 16 issue of The Community News.