The Aledo High School UIL academic team had three first-place individual finishes and four teams placing first this past Friday and Saturday (April 23-24) at the Region I UIL academic meet in San Angelo.
Also, AHS had six other individuals and one team qualify for the state meet with second and third place finishes.
AHS' One-Act play (Rimers of Eldritch) advanced to state competition, and Derek Shepherd was selected as the regional meet's 'Best Actor." Earning all-star cast from Aledo were Megan Lyles and Logan Rodgers, with Andrea Millard earning an honorable mention.
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Vocalists Sydney Moxley and Savannah Beddingfield (standing) and pianist Caileen Tallant earned UIL Division I at the Solo and Ensemble contest at Crowley High School on Feb. 27.
Caileen performed Chopin's "Mazurka Opus 33 No.1."
Sydney sang "El Majo Discreto" by Granados and Savannah's song was "Nel Co Piu Non Mi Sento" by Paisiello.
The Aledo High School students are scheduled to compete at the State UIL contest in Austin May 29 -31.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo junior Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team, it was announced today.
Mittie, the 2010 Most Valuable Player in District 6-4A and a three-time all-district, first-team choice, averaged 19.4 points per game while grabbing 7.3 rebounds, four assists and 4.3 steals per contest.
Five girls from Parker County schools earned TGCA Class 2A all-state honors including Amber and Mandy Makeever of Peaster, and Kamy Cole, Kenisha Harris and Paige Parliament of Brock.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior sprinter Danny Heiss (left) accelerates after receiving a handoff from senior Devin Davis during the varsity boys sprint relay final Saturday (March 6) at the Pojo Relays in Springtown.
Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed five hits en route to his second win of the season to lead the Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over co-host Trinity Friday night at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.
The Bearcats (6-2) took advantage of four Trojan errors and needed just three hits - including a home run by Nils Smith and a triple by Hayden Hall - to seal the victory.
Aledo will conclude tournament play with a pair of games today (Saturday, March 6) at Trinity High School.
The Bearcats will face Arlington Lamar at 10 a.m. followed by a 3 p.m. contest against Paschal.
Getting primed for postseason play, both the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams won easily against Boswell in District 12-4A matches played today (Friday, March 5) at Bearcat Stadium.
The Bearcats began the evening's games with a 5-2 win over the Pioneers, while the Ladycats strolled to an easy 6-1 victory over the Lady Pioneers in the nightcap.
The district-champion Bearcats raised their 12-4A mark to 11-0.
The win raises the second-place Ladycats district record to 7-4. Although they have not lost a game on the field in district play, the Aledo girls were forced to forfeit earlier district matches against Saginaw, Boswell, Brewer and Springtown due to a clerical mistake regarding a student's "incomplete" grade, according to AHS head coach Derek Vierling.
Both teams will conclude district play against Saginaw on Tuesday, March 9, at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo forward Thomas Davis led the Bearcats with three goals, with Yusef Marwan and Matt Nickell each adding a goal.
Nickell, Marwan, Chris Twedell and Brady Lain each recorded an assist in the game that saw the Bearcats take a 4-1 lead at the half.