The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Business Expo at Willow Park Baptist Church on Thursday. Check the video for introductions to some of The Community News' advertisers who were at the expo. More information and photos will be in the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News
Aledo High School swimming teams had good outings last weekend at the Western Hills High School Relays. The Lady Swimcats placed first, and the boys’ team placed second.
The girls outpaced host Western Hills by a point tally of 448-404. Other teams in the top five included Lovejoy High School with 348, North Crowley with 240 and Arlington Heights with 94.
Western Hills topped the boys 510-348. Other top-five schools were Lovejoy High School with 260, North Crowley with 182 and Arlington Heights with 32.
The next swimming meet will be the Halloween Relays at J. J. Pearce Natatorium in Richardson.
Boys 200 Medley Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 1:57.06
Cameron Martinez, Tanner Babcock, Blake Babcock, and Michael Henrietta
Girls 100 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 59.37
Lauren Bach, Nina Hulce, Jaydin Cupp, and Victoria Bush
B-Team - 6th -1:14.60
Valerie Needham, Madaleine Rubino, Addison Akers, and Makenzie Russell
Boys 100 Freestyle Relay
A-Team 3rd - 54.48
Brandon Smith, Gabe Lleverino, Lucas Wilkinson and Joe Wilson
Girls 2 X 200 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 4:53.11
Natalia Moore and Francesca Filipetto
Boys 2 X 200 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 5th - 5:32.99
Luke Loftin and T.J. Steffen
Girls 200 Butterfly Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 2:23.50
Annabelle Jones, Julie Parker, Amelia Ellis and Gianna Filipetto
B-Team - 3rd - 2:39.86
Makenzie Russell, Kenzie Polak, Madelyn Franklin and Kaitlyn Henrietta
Boys 200 Butterfly Relay
A-Team - 1st - 1:53.63
Randy Keck/The Community News: Freshman Tyler Lucas goes for a kill during the Aledo Ladycats' JV win over Keller Timber Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The JV and varsity remained undefeated in district with two matches remaining.
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The Aledo volleyball teams continued to roll over district opponents with wins over Keller Timber Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The JV lost the first game 16-25, but came back to win 25-18, 25-15.
Aledo's varsity won 25-18, 25-13, 25-13.
For more on the week in volleyball, see the Oct. 21 issue of The Community News.
Coder Elementary School is seeking donations of used iPod Shuffles, Nanos, Touches, iPhones and iPads to be used to augment classroom instruction. Using the donated equipment, students will have the opportunity to receive personalized instruction. In addition to the devices, sync cords, cases, chargers, headphones and ear buds are requested. Only working items should be donated. Donations of equipment (or money) should go to Coder Elementary School, 12 Vernon Road, Aledo, Texas 76008. For more information, call 817-441-6095, visit www.ihelpbearcatslearn.webs.com or email email@example.com.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Caleb Long and Emmie Tate were named Mr. and Miss TCA at Trinity Christian Academy's Homecoming ceremony Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium.
Click on the picture above for a gallery of photos and video from the homecoming game.
Trinity Christian Academy defeated district rival Nazarene Christian Academy 54-44 Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium. Eagle Greg Lanier set a school single-game record for tackles with 28. More information can be found in the Oct. 21 issue of The Community News.
Aledo wins the toss and will receive at the north end.
A 1st down on a 13 yard run gets this drive started off right. The big play follows on a 64 yard swing pass and run to Preston Bartley to the Boswell 4 yard line. Johnathan Gray takes it in from there and the Bearcats lead 7-0 after the Nevarez PAT.
Boswell returns the ensuing kickoff to their 17 yard line and fumbles on the first play. Aledo has another chance.
Matt Bishop has a nice run, then Gray scores again and now Aledo is up 14-0 with just over a minute gone in the game.
Boswell has a nice return to the Aledo 43 yard line and will start from there. An interception by Aledo's Dayne Davis gets Aledo the ball back.
Aledo scores on a Johnathan Gray touchdown on 3rd and 19 from the Boswell 40 yard line. PAT is good, Aledo 21-0, still in the 1st quarter, aided by two turnovers forced by the defense.
Boswell ball from their 40 due to to the kickoff going out of bounds. Aledo forces a Field Goal by Boswell from 47 yards. Boswell is on the Scoreboard but down 21-3.
Jonny Carter returns the kickoff to the 31 yard line. On the next play Johnathan Gray breaks a couple of tackles then outruns the defense for a 69 yard touchdown. 28- 3 Aledo.
A sack by Jaylen Hill on 3rd down forces Boswell to punt. Aledo takes over. A series of offensive penalties slows down Aledo's offense. A 3rd and long results in a touchdown pass to Michael Mann from the 42 yard line. Aledo leads 35-3.
Varsity volleyball team defeats nemesis to remain undefeated in district
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo senior Shannon Taylor jump-serves during the Ladycats' win over Byron Nelson on Friday, Oct. 7.
The Aledo Ladycats remained unbeaten in district play Friday night by defeating main rival Byron Nelson at Aledo High School. The Ladycats previously defeated the Bobcats at Byron Nelson during the first half of district.
Friday's scores were 25-18, 25-12, 25-16.
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For more details on this week's volleyball action, see the Oct. 14 issue of The Community News.
The opening kickoff from Byron Nelson went through the west end zone and Aledo took over on their 20-yard line.
Following a seven-yard pass to Willie Gibson on first down, Johnathan Gray went 73 yards for the first score in the game. The Nevarez PAT was good and Aledo led 7-0.
Byron Nelson made three quick first downs on their first six plays to the Aledo 38. The Bearcats held on third down to force a fourth-and-three at the 31. Shea Wood broke up a pass and Aledo took over on downs.
A Gray carry for 22 yards followed by a Matt Bishop keeper, then Bishop for 25 more. Michael Mann caught a 15-yard reception. Two Gray carries later, the second for a touchdown, a PAT is good and it's Aledo 14, Byron Nelson 0 with 4:30 remaining in the first quarter.
Two first downs then a long scoring pass from quarterback Andrew Mitchell to Dezmon Gassaway got Byron Nelson on the scoreboard, 14-7 Aledo.
Aledo started at their own 20 after another deep kick and touchback. A 20-yard completion from Bishop to Mann and a Johnathan Gray nine-yard run took us to the end of the quarter.
Aledo was held and had to punt to Nelson, who took the ball at their 20-yard line. Aledo's Jonny Carter took an interception back to the Byron Nelson 15-yard line.
After a penalty backed the Bearcats up to the 20-yard line, a flair pass to Johnathan Gray turned into a 20-yard score. Devan Watts ran left and made it into the end zone on a broken play, for the two-point conversion, making it 22-7 Aledo.
The Aledo Ladycats will face their main district nemesis, Byron Nelson, in volleyball on Friday. Local sports fans are encouraged to go to the game and support their local team prior to the Aledo-Byron Nelson football game. JV action begins at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game starts at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS gym. Freshman games will also be played at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the practice gym.
The Aledo Ladycats score a point against Springtown on Sept. 30, 2011. The jump serve is by Shannon Taylor and the kill is by Mykah Wilson.
Scenes and interviews from the Aledo Ex-Students banquet on Oct. 1, 2011 at the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Campus.
Click here for a photo gallery from the 2011 Aledo Ex-Students Banquet.