Aledo High School
Aledo High School graduate Johnathan Gray was named Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year last night at an ESPN televised award ceremony at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.
The full ESPN report can be found at the link below:
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School's Laney Anderson delivered the Valedictorian's Address at the 2012 AHS Commencement Ceremony on Monday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on the TCU campus.
At the ceremony, 345 students crossed the stage to receive diplomas. More on graduation and a full section celebrating the senior class of 2012 will be in the June 8 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Senior Laney Anderson, right, and honored teacher Alicia Albin share a moment at the Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet held Thursday, May 24 at Aledo High School.
All AHS honor graduates will be profiled in The Community News' annual Senior Section June 8, 2012.
Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the event.
After disposing of Fort Worth Southwest in two games last weekend, the Aledo Bearcats now face Stephenville in the Area round of the state 4A baseball playoffs.
Game 1 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Aledo High School.
Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Stephenville High School.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after game 2.
Ticket prices for each game are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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For the sixth time in the last seven years, the Aledo High School UIL academic team has won regionals and will advance to state competition on May 20-22 at the University of Texas at Austin. Regional results were:
Sarah Collins, 5th, Poetry Interpretation
William Hampten, 5th, Extemporaneous Speaking
Cheryl Kalmoe, 1st, Computer Applications
Kim Ellis, 4th, Computer Applications
Clayton Hiebert, 5th, Computer Applications
Kiefer Odell, 2nd, Current Events
Tanner Long, 3rd, Current Events
Kyle Wilson, 4th, Current Events
Kiefer Odell and Brent Wilson, 1st, Current Events Team
Shannon McCown, 1st, Spelling
Shannon McCown, Angelique Morvant, Ali Ward and Michael Villa, 2nd, Team Spelling
Sussana Oad, 2nd, Literary Criticism
Race Savage, 3rd, Literary Criticism
Sussana Oad, Race Savage, Wynn Lemmons and Erin Flinchbaugh, 2nd, Literary Criticism Team
Brett Wilson, 1st, Social Studies
Kyle WIlson, 4th, Social Studies
Brett Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Kiefer Odell and Dylan Witkowski, 1st, Social Studies Team
The Aledo Bearcats will play the Southwest High School Raiders in a best-of-three bi-district baseball series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Aledo. Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Southwest High School. Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Southwest.
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).