Aledo High School
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.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo High School Show Choir performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" at the Holiday in Harmony concert Dec. 14. Choirs from Aledo Middle School and Aledo High School participated in the event.
We are almost under way. The anthem has been played and the Bearcats are set to recieve...the path to State has been paved!
Aledo punts it away after 1 first down. Poteet takes over at their own 20.
The defense stops Poteet on their first possesion. Cunningham muffs the punt but he does recover. Aledo takes over at their own 22 yard line.
Poteet forces another punt as Aledo's offense has yet to get going. The Pirates take over at their own 28.
Poteet missed a 37 yard field goal to give the ball to Aledo on their own 20 yard line.
As the 1st quarter turns to the 2nd, Aledo is forced to punt again. The ball does land inside the 5, so if Aledo holds here they will have great field position.
Aledo Bearcats See what the basketball coaches have to say about their latest victories and their upcoming games. Both the boys and girls teams have tournaments this weekend.
You can also see a clip from the video feature that will be available over the Christmas holidays.
Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray can now associate his name with the great Tom Landry. Gray was presented with the Tom Landry Award for being the best high school football player in North Texas. The award, in its first year of presentation, is awarded to players that excell on and off the field.
Gray and Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan were handed the bronze award live on TXA 21 Thursday night. The award is a replica of Landry's signature fedora.