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Aledo in national 7-on-7 tournament

July 12, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Aledo 7-on-7 team is competing in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 National Finals at SMU Friday-Saturday, July 15-16.

Games begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Gerald R. Ford Stadium at SMU, and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday’s schedule is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the finals.

Qualifier events were held in 15 cities during May and June. Qualifying teams for the tournament include:
Louisiana – O. Perry Walker and Evangel Christian
Oklahoma – Metro Christian Academy
Pittsburgh – Thomas Jefferson and Clairton
Fort Worth – Aledo, Arlington Martin and Richland Hills
Dallas – Highland Park, Arlington Seguin and West Mesquite
Miami – Columbus
Birmingham – Erwin
Houston – Pearland Dawson, Westside and Cypress Fair

O'Donnell, Cornelius receive state honors

July 11, 2011 by Randy Keck

File Photo/The Community NewsSean O’Donnell, a 2011 graduate of Aledo High School, was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 2011 All-State baseball team as an honorable-mention. O’Donnell was previously named District 5-4A Offensive Player of the Year. He ended his senior season with a .444 batting average and .509 on-base percentage. O’Donnell had five triples, 11 doubles and 29 RBIs in the season.

Weatherford High School shortstop Kevin Cornelius was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 56-A All-State baseball team for 2011. Cornelius had a .509 batting average, hitting 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs.

Aledo 7-on-7 team qualifies for championship tournaments

June 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Caleb Frysinger breaks up a Wilmer-Hutchins pass play during the first round of the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.

Aledo went 5-2 at the tournament to qualify for the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The Bearcats also qualified for the Texas state 7-on-7 Tournament to be held at Texas A&M on July 15 and 16.

For more information, see the June 17 issue of The Community News.

Aledo to compete in Red Bull 7-on-7

June 13, 2011 by Randy Keck

Aledo High School has been selected to compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.

Teams at the tournament include Arlington, Arlington Martin, Denton Guyer, Aledo, Richland, Arlington Sam Houston, Arlington Lamar, Fort Worth Dunbar, Wilmer Hutchins (A. Maceo Smith), Grace Prep, Polytech, South Hills, South West, Sanger and Eastern Hills

The top two teams emerging from the Fort Worth qualifier will compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to prove who really is a shot caller, play maker and game breaker.

Action begins ay 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at O.D. Wyatt High School, 2400 East Seminary Drive in Fort Worth.

Salute to Seniors Cover Art Download Available

June 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Seniors 2011
The Community News' annual Salute to Seniors is now on the stands and in the mail to subscribers. Parents and seniors who would like a high-res image of the cover may download it with the link below.

Aledo High School issues 361 diplomas

June 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Tanner Linn walks across the stage to receive his diploma at Aledo High School's Commencement Exercises Monday at TCU's Daniel Meyer Coliseum.

The high school issued 361 diplomas at the graduation ceremony. Read a full report in the June 10 issue of The Community News.

Click on the photo for a gallery of graduation photos, or go to http://bit.ly/mHKFUQ.

Ag Backers award Scholarships

May 26, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jason Fontenot left) and Chandler Smith were two of seven seniors who received Aledo Ag Backers scholarships at the Aledo FFA's 60th annual Awards Banquet on May 24,

The Aledo Ag Backers presented their annual scholarships to seven graduating seniors at the annual Aledo FFA Awards Banquet, held at the Aledo Ninth Grade Center on Tuesday, May 24.

Scholarships and recipients were:
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Ross Bronson
Glennetta and OC Dugan Agriculatura and Science Accomplishment $500 Scholarship - Jessa Davis
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Jason Fontenot
$1,000 Ag Backers Scholarship - Chandler Smith
Cliff Green Memorial Scholarship ($250) - Thomas Smith III

Honor graduates recognized

May 23, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Amy Dunn receives her honor cords from Aledo High School teacher Myrna Sam.

Aledo High School held its annual Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet Monday, recognizing 38 seniors who comprise the top ten percent of 2011 graduates.

After a welcome by High School Principal Dan Peterson, seniors were introduced and their accomplishments cited. Each senior then presented a medallion to the teacher the student felt was most significant or influential in his or her education.

Intent Approach

May 16, 2011 by Randy Keck

Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Shea Paul Wood makes his approach during the state 4A track meet held at the University of Texas in Austin. Wood cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to tie for eighth place. Teammate Johnathan Gray finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.90.

Check the May 20 issue of The Community News for additional photos.

Bearcats fall to Burleson

May 14, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and tie the final game of the Area Championship game this afternoon, but Burleson tacked another run in the bottom of the inning to win 7-6.

Full details will be in the May 20 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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