Aledo High School
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo Ladycat pitcher Kacie Brann signed her letter of intent on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to attend Angelo State University next year.
Behind Brann's pitching, a Ladycat softball team composed mainly of freshmen went three levels deep into the playoffs last season.
For more on the signing, see the Nov. 25 issue of The Community News.
The Class AAAA Division II Area Playoff football game between the Aledo Bearcats and the Mansfield Summit Jaguars will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Burleson Elks Stadium.
Pre-sell tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets at the gate will be $9.
Aledo is the home team
Live updates of the game will be at www.community-news.com
Randy Keck/The Community News: Mykah Wilson jump serves to Canyon Randall in the UIL Regional Semifinal volleyball match at McMurry University in Abilene.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the match in Abilene
Canyon Randall defeated Aledo in five games in the regional volleyball semifinal in Abilene on Friday, Nov 11.
Aledo fell behind in the first game by 12 points, but gained ground later in the game, eventually losing the first game 14-25. The momentum from the end of the first game carried into the next two, which the Ladycats won 25-20 and 25-21.
They were unable to put Randall away, however, as Canyon won the last two games 17-25 and 9-15.
Scenes from the Regional Volleyball Tournament in which Aledo faced Canyon Randall. Scenes include fan support, opening warmups, introductions and an extended volley that shows the intensity of play on both sides.
For more on the regional tournament, see the Nov. 18 issue of The Community News.
Aledo defeated Burleson 25-11, 25-23, 25-22 in the regional quarterfinal match at Haltom High School on Tuesday, Nov 8.
The Ladycats will play old Nemesis Canyon Randall at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov 11 at Kimbrell Arena at McMurry University in Abilene as the first round of the Regional Tournament.
For more details, see the Nov. 11 issue of The Community News.
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.