Randy Keck/The Community News: Breann Forbes goes to the basket in the Aledo JV girls 56-23 win over Byron Nelson last Friday, Jan. 6. Click on the photo for a gallery from Friday night including JV and varsity girls and JV and freshman boys.
All the past week's action will be covered in the Jan. 13 issue of The Community News.
A reconstruction team with the Department of Public Safety has determined that the truck involved in a fatal accident near Springtown on Dec. 29 was travelling in excess of 75 mph at the time of the crash.
Lonny Haschel, public information officer for the Department of Public Safety, said the estimate is conservative and was determined by measuring skid marks and reconstructing the series of events that occurred after the driver, 18-year-old Joshua James Brown lost control.
Brown and 14-year-old passenger, Alex Nicole Christian of Aledo were pronounced dead at the scene, and two other passengers: Halston “Hoss” McCue, 15, of Weatherford, and 13-year-old Madelyne “Maddie” Mitchell, Christan's classmate at Aledo Middle School, were hospitalized with burns.
Haschel said there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but it is standard procedure to investigate. The full accident report is expected to be released in the next two weeks.
An Aledo Middle School student was killed in an early-morning car crash on Thursday between Springtown and Weatherford.
Alex Christian was killed, and classmate Maddie Mitchell received injuries when the pickup they were riding in ran through several mailboxes, then crashed into the side of a mobile home, which then caught fire.
The accident occurred shortly after midnight.
The driver of the truck, Josh Brown, 18, of Weatherford, was also killed. Another passenger, Hoss McCue, 15, was sent to Parkland Hospital in Dallas to be treated for burns.
More information will be provided as it can be confirmed.
Inspired post play by Pierce Gentry and clutch three-pointers by Taylor Johnson were not quite enough to lift the Aledo Bearcats past the Brewer Bears in the championship game of the Moritz Holiday Classic basketball tournament held in Aledo this week
Aledo fell in the final game 56-53 on Wednesday night to take a second place trophy in its home tournament.
More on the game and the tournament can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Bearcat Alex Riner fights through a screen in action against Centennial on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
The Aledo Bearcats defeated Burleson Centennial 67-61 to earn a spot in the finals of the Moritz Holiday Classic at Aledo on Wednesday afternoon. The 'Cats will play Brewer for the championship at 6:30 p.m.
More from the tournament can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
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.