By Linda Bagwell
Special to The Community News
Weatherford College is inviting the public to submit nominations for two of WC’s highest honors - Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumni. The individuals selected will be recognized at Homecoming festivities on April 2.
Anyone can submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted on an official nomination form available in the WC Institutional Advancement Office in the Mince Administration Building on the Weatherford campus, 225 College Park Drive. Forms also are accessible on the Alumni Association Web site at www.wc.edu/alumni.
Deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Each nominee must:
Fourteen Aledo Bearcat players made the first team all-district team for District 5-4A. Johnathan Gray was named the Most Valuable Player in the district. Rylan Riney was voted Defensive Player of the Year and Coach Tim Buchanan was voted Coach of the Year.
MVP -- Johnathan Gray, Aledo, Jr.
Off. Player of the Year -- Jacob Stone, Sr. Boswell
Def. Player of the Year -- Rylan Riney, Aledo, Sr.
Off. Newcomer of the Year -- CJ Washington, Brewer, Soph.
Co-Def. Newcomers of the Year -- Andrew Miller, Birdville, Soph. and Josh Alderete, Trophy Club Nelson, Soph.
Coach of the Year -- Tim Buchanan, Aledo
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Aledo beats Lake Travis again! Fifteen Bearcats make the Class 4A All-State Academic team. Read all about it in the January 7, 2011 issue of The Community News.
Aledo Bearcats All-State Academics:
CONNOR BRADHAM 1st Team
JUSTIN BRESHEAR 1st Team
ROB BLOWERS 2nd Team
AUSTIN DORCHESTER 2nd Team
SEAN O'DONNELL 2nd Team
HUNTER POWELL 2nd Team
CLAY WOOTEN 2nd Team
NATHAN AYCOCK Honorable Mention
CAMERON CUNNINGHAM Honorable Mention
FREDERICK DAVIS Honorable Mention
DANIEL EDWARDS Honorable Mention
BRADLEY EVETTS Honorable Mention
TANNER LINN Honorable Mention
RYLAN RINEY Honorable Mention
THOMAS SMITH Honorable Mention
Parker County Sheriff
Parker County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened with the loss of Sgt. Rusty Arnold.
Sgt. Arnold passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at a Fort Worth hospital from critical injuries after an auto-related accident Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.
Sgt. Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2010, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital, where he fought for more than a week for his life. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle, traveling at highway speed.
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55 minutes to kick-off and Aledo has taken the field for their pre-game warm-ups. The Division II 3A State Championship just ended with Carthage beating Cold Springs 47-22. The Bearcat nation is starting to file in.
They have pushed tonight's kick-off to 8:15.
Aledo wins the toss and elects to recieve. Gray and Cunningham are deep.
A three play 73 yard drive ends in a 52 yard pitch and catch from Matthew Bishop to Michael Mann. Frantz PAT is good and Aledo leads 7-0 with 11:07 left in the first quarter.
Our annual Good News Issue doesn't come out until the end of the month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to catch a good story. Here's a feature video of Haley and Hannah Loftin, twin athletes at Aledo High School.
The Good News Issue will be loaded with features from around the community.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo High School Show Choir performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" at the Holiday in Harmony concert Dec. 14. Choirs from Aledo Middle School and Aledo High School participated in the event.
Sgt. Rusty Arnold
Aledo woman also injured in traffic mishap
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office and county offices are praying for Patrol Sgt. Rusty Arnold and his family.
Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital where he is in intensive care listed in critical but stable condition.
According to a Texas Department of Public Safety initial investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle.
Aledo (15-0) and La Marque (12-3) are mirror images in a lot of respects. Both teams have a rich tradition of going deep into the playoffs. Aledo is seeking its third state title and second Class 4-A Division II title in a row.
La Marque has not advanced to the championship game since 2006, but is making its tenth trip overall seeking its sixth state crown. It wasn’t easy for the Cougars to get into the playoffs in tough District 24-4A. La Marque was the final playoff team in Division II to make the playoffs, and the only team still standing. Schools from District 24-4A have combined for a 14-3 record during the Class 4-A playoffs. Friendswood was knocked out by Lake Travis in the state semi-finals in Division I.