Aledo High School
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School Band Director Joey Paul gives instructions to the Bearcat Regiment as they warmed up outside the San Antonio Alamodome before participating in the state marching contest.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the state band contest
The Aledo Bearcat Regiment placed 13th in the UIL State Marching Band competition on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in San Antonio. Aledo was the 24th 4A band to march in the 4A preliminaries. Following their performance, the Baylor University band performed while judges deliberated.
The band received an outpouring of support from community supporters who made the trip to San Antonio.
Sights and sounds from Aledo High School's participation in the state band contest. Scenes include warmups and rehearsal outside the Alamodome, the quiet walk into the arena, Aledo fans and supporters, and the performance on the Alamodome field.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo Bearcat Regiment marches during halftime of the recent home game against Azle.
The Aledo Bearcat Regiment will be the final band competing at the UIL State Band Competition at the San Antonio Alamodome on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The band will march at 4 p.m.
Following the preliminary competition and an exhibition by the Baylor University marching band, the finalists will be announced, and 4A final competition will be at 7 p.m.
The Community Newswill be reporting from the state contest at this site. Check here for results and media as they are available.
Randy Keck/The Community News: TJ Tomlin and BJ Munoz put on defensive pressure during Aledo's win over Brewer on Friday, Nov. 4. The Bearcats play Fort Worth Dunbar in bi-district on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Bearcat Stadium.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the game
Aledo takes the ball first at the East end of Bearcat Stadium. 6 plays later, 3 runs each from Matt Bishop and Johnathan Gray, including a 5 yard touchdown run for Johnathan, Aledo scores first with less than 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter 7-0 Bearcats.
The Brewer Bears make a series of 1st downs before having to punt the ball back to Aledo. A nice punt pins the Bearcats deep in their own territory and a fumble on the second play of the drive results in a turnover.
Brewer gets the ball back deep in Aledo's end of the field. They tie it up at 7-7 with 4:45 left in the 1st quarter.
Caleb Frysinger returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 34 yard line where The Bearcats will start their possession.
A 3 play drive finishes with a 44 yard pass and run to Johnathan Gray from Matt Bishop, a Chance Nevarez PAT, and Aledo leads 14-7 with 3:30 left in the 1st quarter.
Aledo holds and will take over on their own 17 yard line after a Brewer punt. Unable to move the ball they punt the ball back to Brewer, who will set up shop at their own 47 yard line as the 1st quarter comes to a close.
Regional quarterfinal against Burleson Tuesday at Haltom
Randy Keck/The Community News: Ladycats Tyler Gromann, Sara Smith and Raygan McLelland celebrate after the first winning point of the first game against Cleburne on Friday at Joshua.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the Area Championship
The Aledo Ladycats volleyball team defeated Cleburne tonight by scores of 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, and 25-14 to win the Area Championship. Aledo will face Burleson in the Regional Quarterfinal for the right to appear in the Regional Tournament at McMurry University next weekend.
Burleson defeated Azle 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13.
The Aledo-Burleson game will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Haltom High School.
The Aledo Ladycats will play Cleburne for the Area Championship at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Joshua High School. The Ladycats defeated Western Hills for the bi-district championship on Tuesday, 25-12, 25-13, 25-7. Cleburne defeated Waco Midway 26-24, 25-17, 25-18.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Mallory Powell serves during the bi-district volley all match between Aledo and Western Hills on Tuesday. Powell's powerful topspin serve helped turn momentum in the second game.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the bi-district match.
Sights and sounds from Aledo's bi-district win on Nov. 1, 2011 against Western Hills. Three volleys (one serve by Mallory Powell and two by Raygan McLelland), some bench chatter and Mallory Powell explainong her top serve (she served 11 staright points in game 2).
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Western Hills on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Wilkerson-Greines Center in Fort Worth in three straight games, 25-12, 25-13, 25-7. Aledo will play the winer of the Cleburne/Waco Midway match. Additional playoff details will be posted when available.
Read more about the bi-district match in the Nov. 4 issue of The Community News.
The Class AAAA Division II Bi-District Football Play-off Game between Fort Worth Dunbar and Aledo will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo. Pre-sell tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students. All tickets will be $8 at the gate.
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 3 and each Thursday from 4-6 p.m. through the rest of the football season students at the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Campus will paint windows orange to show Bearcat pride.
The window painters will be lined up in the drop-off and pick-up area. Car window painting is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.
The Ninth Grade Campus recently had an assembly to share the Rachel’s Challenge program with students. As part of the program, students are implementing the Friends of Rachel group on the campus, which will promote a positive change in the school’s climate on a more permanent basis. This group of students and staff will work with the entire population of the school and the community to promote values such as kindness, respect, and compassion. Proceeds from Paint the Town Orange will help fund the efforts.
Scenes from District 5-4A cross country including start of varsity boys and both JV races, as well as Colby Caldwell's finish in the varsity boys event.
Click here for a gallery from the district cross country meet.
Cross country runners Kandace Canaday and Colby Caldwell will represent Aledo at the regional cross country meet next weekend in Lubbock after qualifying at the District 5-4A Cross Country Meet at Tarrant County College Northeast on Saturday, Oct. 29. Canaday finished fifth in the girls meet, while Caldwell finished eighth in the boys meet. Full details of the cross country meet will be available in the Nov. 4 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Racketcats ended their fall tennis season as undefeated district champions and a regional quarterfinalist.
At the regional tournament in Wichita Falls on Friday, Oct. 28, Aledo won the first round 10-0, but then lost to Burgess in the second round, 11-7.
The Aledo Ladycats lost three games to 5A powerhouse Coppell on Friday, 18-25, 19-25, 19-25. The match was a warm-up for post-district play. Coppell is ranked seventh in the state in 5A.
More information about tennis and volleyball can be found in the Nov. 4 issue of The Community News.