Aledo High School
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Ladycats celebrate following an overtime goal that broke a scoreless tie with Byron Nelson High School in bi-district action Thursday night, March 24.
A header into the net almost three minutes into the first overtime period gave the Aledo Ladycats a 1-0 bi-district soccer win over Byron Nelson tonight (Thursday, March 24) at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.
With 7:10 remaining in the first of two 10-minute overtime periods, junior midfielder Ally Swift, on an assist from Stephanie Neeley, headed the ball into the upper portion of the Byron Nelson goal to break a scoring drought on the part of both teams in an intense defensive battle.
Both the Aledo Ladycats and Aledo Bearcats won district in soccer, and the initial round of playoff action has been scheduled.
The Ladycats, 16-4-1, 9-0-1 in district, will host Byron Nelson at Bearcat Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.
The Bearcats, 12-4-4, 9-1-0 in district, will travel to Lake Dallas and play at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
ESPN would call this game an “Instant Classic”. Aledo and Ft. Worth Dunbar are two of the best Class 4A teams in North Texas. Both teams slugged it out in a physical game played at Saginaw High School Tuesday night. Aledo was the last team standing in a dramatic 58-54 come-from-behind victory.
Things looked bleak for Aledo when Destiny Price hit a three for the Lady Wildcats to put Dunbar up by nine 52-43 with only 4:25 left to play in the game.
Senior Logan Mittie went to work in the fourth quarter scoring 11 points on one three-pointer and eight for eight free throw shooting in crunch time. Mittie led all scorers with 26. Mallory Powell added 13 and Alana Martin 10.
“Cultivating Careers” is the theme of the 2011 Ag Backers Association Auction and fish fry beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Philip W. Bradford Agricultural Science Building on the campus of Aledo High School. The silent auction and diner begin at 5 p.m., and the live auction is at 7 p.m.
Among items available will be an autographed guitar donated by Terry Hyles, two electric feeders (300 lb. and 500 lb.) donated by Bryant Grain and a toolbox donated by Moritz Chevrolet.
Tickets are $10 per person. Corporate tables are available for $150. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-266-1751.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Rylan Riney (left) and Cameron Cunningham display a quilt that was auctioned off during the annual Aledo Athletic Booster Club Awards Banquet Saturday night in the new Indoor Training Facility. About 500 people attended the event. For more photos, click on the photo above.
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club announced that the annual football banquet and auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan 29 in the new indoor multipurpose practice facility.
Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Aledo High School office.
The evening will feature music, fun, highlight videos, a silent auction and live auction honoring the two-time Class AAAA Division II State Champion Bearcats, as well as the varsity cheerleaders, filmers, trainers, Spirit of Aledo, and Banner Crew.
The 2010 Bearcats (16-0) authored the first perfect season in Aledo High School history and became the first back-to-back state champions in school history.
First junior to be so honored by ESPN
Randy Keck/The Community News: Johnathan Gray crosses the goal line in action against Boswell in October of 2010.
Aledo high school running back Johnathan Gray received yet another honor today (Jan 20) when ESPN announced he was this year's choice as "Mr. Football USA."
The designation puts Gray in the same league as famous names like Earl Campbell, Billy Sims and Eric Dickerson.
For more on the story, check the Jan. 28 issue of The Community News and the ESPN Web site.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Alec Stockdale pulls down a rebound in freshman basketball action Tuesday night in Aledo. The Bearcat freshman team defeated their counterparts from Birdville 33-32.
Bearcats Beat Birdville 60-55
Matt Bishop 13
Taylor Johnson 13
Ladycats Claw Lady Hawks 82-54
Mallory Powell 32
Logan Mitte 20
Hannah Loftin 16
Bearcat JV 63 Birdville JV 51
Alex Riner 12
Matt Dunn 10
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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.