Aledo High School
All four Aledo High School Bands received Sweepstakes this month at the UIL Region 7 Concert and Sightreading Contest in Burleson. This was the second year all four bands have gone to the competition, and the second straight year that all bands achieved Sweepstakes status.
Director of Bands Joey Paul said it is incredible that all four bands attained Sweepstakes.
“What impresses me most about these students is the level of difficulty in the music literature they are reading,” he said. “Our top band, the Wind Ensemble, is reading college-level music, and the other bands are reading one-to-two grade levels above required UIL standards.”
Paul said these accomplishments are achieved by the students’ overall dedication, and just as importantly, to the vertical alignment in the band program beginning from the sixth grade up. “The beginners in sixth-grade band receive the same level of devoted attention from their directors as students do in the higher grades, so the band program continually builds upon itself.”
Due to the Ride for Heroes in Aledo on Saturday, April 21, the Aledo Bearcats baseball game scheduled against Arlington Heights will be played AT Arlington Heights High School. Arlington Heights will play in Aledo on Saturday, April 28.
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The Aledo girls golf team of Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, Taylor Brookshire, Jesse Bearden and Haley Gann qualified for the State golf tournament by finishing second in the Region I golf tournament in Abilene played on April 18-19. Logan Lambert also qualified for the State tournament by posting scores of 74-74 in the Boys Regional tournament. Logan will compete as an individual medalist. The 4A State Golf Tournament will be played on April 30 and May 1 at Jimmy Clay Golf Club in Austin.
Aledo's Amanda Richter and Rob Raines have reached the mixed doubles finals of the regional tennis tournament in Abilene.
On Monday the second-seeded due swept competition 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5.
They were scheduled to play the number-one seeded team from Wichita Falls Rider at 9 a.m. Tuesday (today).
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School National Honor Society Vice President Parker Bradham lights the candle of leadership at the organization's induction ceremony Thursday night. The NHS inducted 134 new members at the ceremony.
Click on the picture for a photo gallery from the event.
The District 12-4A Champion Aledo Ladycats will play Keller Timber Creek Falcons at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 9200 Mid-Cities Blvd in North Richland Hills.
The Aledo Bearcats will play the Birdville Hawks at 8 p.m. at the same location.
Aledo will be the visiting team for both games.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students – THGA, TASCO, THSCA, District 12-4A, and District 11-4A passes will be accepted
Aledo High School will host the Bearcat Relays Thursday, March 22 at Bearcat Stadium.
Field events begin at 3 p.m., with the 3200 m beginning at 3:15. Running finals will be held at 5 p.m. or after the Long Jump.
The order of field events is:
Shot Put Ring One VB, VG
Shot Put Ring Two JVB, JVG
Discus Ring One VB, VG
Discus Ring Two JVG, JVB
Long Jump Pit One VG, VB
Triple Jump Pit Two VB, VG, JVG
Long Jump Pit Three JVG, JVG / Triple Jump JVB
High Jump Pit One VB, VG
High Jump Pit Two JVG, JVB
Pole Vault VB, JVB, VG, JVG
Running Finals JVG, VG, JVB, VB
100/110 M Hurdles
400M Eight Man Relay
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The Aledo girls track team won the ESPN Disney Showcase track meet in Orlando, Florida last week. Get the full story in the March 23 issue of The Community News.
ESPN Highlight Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxjSovFRQs
Tonight's JV and Varsity softball games have been rescheduled until tomorrow, March 21, with game times of 5 p.m. for JV and 7 p.m. for varsity. If the fields are still too wet, the games will be played Thursday, March 22.
Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.
By Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler
The Community News
On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the Aledo varsity softball team lost to Grapevine 3-1
Last year this same team beat Aledo 22-10.
“We played well,” said Coach Jeff Lemons.
Going into the game the ‘Cats were 2-2 for the early season. They had beaten Haltom 6-2 and Trinity 9-0 the previous week in the Birdville Tournament.
Grapevine was undefeated going into the game.
The Ladcats’ Allie Arneson #6 had a double in the game and Megan Mason #15, the designated hitter, hit two singles. Kacie Brann, the senior pitcher, who has signed with Angelo State, had a single and an RBI. Alex Cook #9 had a hit, and Tori Gore, a sophomore, scored a run.
“We scored in the sixth, left the bases loaded and needed one hit to make this a completely different game,” Coach Lemons said.
The Ladycats won three of their six games last weekend at their tournament in Aledo. The teams that competed were A&M Consolidated (5A), Grapevine (5A), Aledo (4A), Lake Dallas (4A), Northwest (5A), Arlington Bowie (5A) and Graham (3A).
The tournament opened up with Aledo beating A&M Consolidated 9-5 on Thursday.
Later the Ladycats lost to Grapevine 14-13.