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Bearcats run past Byron Nelson

October 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo Bearcats(Video by Dominic Genetti)

Paced by junior running back Johnathan Gray's 248 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Bearcats had little trouble in a 66-9 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Northwest ISD Stadium.

The win raises the No. 1 Bearcats overall mark to 6-0, and 3-0 in 5-4A. Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at home against Boswell.

Red Raider Band blasting it out at Bearcat Stadium

October 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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The Texas Tech Red Raider band is shown practicing this afternoon at Bearcat Stadium. The band chose Aledo High School as its practice site in preparation for tomorrow's Tech/Baylor game, which will kickoff at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Annual Pink Luncheon

October 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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(From left) Megan Parks, Lyn Walsh and Beverly Branch of Carity Foundation in Parker County were three of many patrons of the annual Pink Luncheon in Weatherford's Victory Baptist Church.

One fun field trip

October 7, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: First Baptist Church Day Care student Nolan Golden gets to spray the fire hose at the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department Thursday afternoon. Nolan and his fellow students also got to try out firemen suits, take a tour of the fire truck and listen to the siren.

Lets Go Rangers

October 7, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Texas RangersTexas RangersStudents and teachers at McAnally Intermediate School dressed up in all of their Rangers apparel Oct. 6 in celebration of the team's first trip to the playoffs in 11 years. The gesture worked out just right for the Rangers as they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1. Game 2 is this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. on TBS live from Tropicana Field. Click below to watch a slideshow of all those who dressed up for the day.

Red Raider Band to rehearse Friday at Bearcat Stadium

October 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Texas Tech Red Raider Band will be rehearsing from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Bearcat Stadium.

The Red Raiders football team is playing Baylor at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Cotton Bowl. The Tech band - which includes several Bearcat Regiment alumni - will arrive a day early and rehearse in Aledo.

"Take off work and come hear one of the largest collegiate bands in the nation," Aledo Band Booster Club president Barry Brown said. "They are good; and they are loud!"

No. 11 Ladycats hold off upset-minded Birdville in 5-4A tilt

October 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo remains in first place after big road volleyball victory

Aledo middle hitters Jordan Jacobs and Breana Sharratt combined for 29 kills, and sophomore setter Mallory Powell recorded a match-high 41 assists to lead the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23 victory over Birdville Tuesday night in District 5-4A action at Birdville.

The win raises the Ladycats record to 26-8, and 8-0 in district play.

Sharratt registered a match-high 16 kills, with Jacobs adding 13. Sharratt and Jacobs also finished with four blocks apiece.

Senior hitter Christa Daniel had a solid, all-around performance with 11 kills and a team-leading 23 digs. Senior libero Taylor Brown added 18 digs, with junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin finishing with 14 digs.

WHS Homecoming

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Weatherford High School Homecoming Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 7
Ex-Student Association Awards Luncheon
Doss Heritage and Culture Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: First National Bank of Weatherford

Homecoming Parade
Ninth Grade Center
5:30 p.m.

Community Pep Rally
Kangaroo Stadium
Immediately following the Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 8
Unveiling of WHS Cornerstone
WHS – Outside Durant Auditorium
8:30 a.m.

Homecoming Football Game
Roos vs. Arlington High Colts
Kangaroo Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 9
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
WHS Durant Auditorium
9:00 a.m.

Congratulations to the 2010...
WISD Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Mac Curtis, Class of 1957
Bob Glenn, Class of 1960

WC wins grant

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Weatherford College officials are celebrating a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Title III grant, worth $2 million, is designated to strengthen institutions by providing funding for new programs that the College otherwise would not be able to provide.

Projected to be funded over a period of five years through the “Strengthening Postsecondary Institutions” program, will fund three new initiatives at WC’s Educations Center at Mineral Wells-an occupational therapy assistant program, a physical therapy assistant program, and a health professions academic support center.

It will also give $250,000 to the WC Foundation’s scholarship endowment.

Trusting Hym at Texas Opry

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bobcat BillYes, yes, we know, last month Crimson River Quartet was supposed to open The Texas Opry's maiden First Thursday Night Gospel Show on Sept. 2nd. But, at the last minute lead singer Gary Wood was called to his aging mother's bedside in South Texas. So, another EXCELLENT Gospel Trio, Trusting Hym, kindly substituted for Crimson River. Trusting Hym is a trio of ladies from the Dallas area that delivered a great performance ending in a standing ovation.

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