Aledo High School
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.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Offensive lineman Latham Johnson leads blocking for Caleb Frysinger in Aledo's rainy win at Birdville on Thursday.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the game.
Aledo gets the ball first and Johnathan Gray scores from 60 yards on the opening play. Point is good and Aledo leads 7-0 with 15 seconds gone in the 1st quarter.
Birdville is forced to punt after a drive stalls and Aledo works from their 37 yard line. A nice drive with big plays from Michael Mann, Ben Jopling and a touchdown run from 3 yards out by Johnathan Gray and it's 14-0 Aledo with 4:19 left in the 1st.
Birdville fumbles at their 29 yard line and Jordan Mittie recovers it to get the Bearcats the ball back. Matt Bishop makes a first down then 3 carries by Johnathan, the last one for 7 yards and the touchdown. PAT is good and the Bearcats lead 21-0 with 2:05 left in the 1st quarter.
That touchdown ties Johnathan Gray with T.A. McClendon for second all time nationally in scoring.
On the next Birdville drive they move the ball all the way down the field, with only 1:01 off the clock, and score.
For the Aledo Ladycats, the volleyball season may just be getting started. After cruising to their second straight undefeated season, they will face tougher competition Friday when they play a warm-up game against 5A powerhouse Coppell at the Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Center before facing Western Hills in bi-district action Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Wilkerson/Greines Fort Worth Activity Center. Both matches begin at 6:30 p.m.
For more on the playoff picture, see the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News.
Texas football legend Ken Hall visited Aledo High School today through a special arrangement with The Community News.
Hall, who still holds the national high school career yardage record, recently had a couple of his Texas records eclipsed by Aledo High School running back Johnathan Gray.
Hall came to Aledo to congratulate Gray for breaking his 58-year-old career scoring record during the Aledo-Timber Creek game on Sept. 22. (Click here for video of Gray's record-breaking touchdown.)
After a quiet meeting between Gray and Hall in Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan's office, Hall spoke to the Aledo football team before they went out to practice.
High school football legend Ken Hall spoke to Aledo High School football players before practice on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Hall still holds the high school career yardage record nationally, but Aledo's Johnathan Gray recently broke Hall's Texas career scoring record.
For more on Hall's visit, see the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News.
Schedules for Aledo freshman football games this week have changed. The Freshman Black team will play at Birdville High School at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The Freshman Orange team will play at Birdville at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The JV Orange team will play Birdville at home at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
The JV Black team is still scheduled to play at Prosper High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.
This week's varsity football game between Aledo and Birdville will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Birdville ISD Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Freshman and JV games SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED See http://www.community-news.com/node/3837
As always, Bearcat action will be blogged on Thursday during the game at www.community-news.com.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School senior Laney Anderson (left) received a $1,000 check on behalf of the Aledo band program at a pep rally on Friday, Oct. 21. Laney is one of 10 senior who were chosen out of 250 for Verizon's Community Leader Award. Shown presenting the check facsimile is Terri Parworth, senior marketing manager for Verizon.
A segment about Laney will air at noon Saturday, Oct. 22 on NBC5. The segment is also posted at http://bit.ly/qWamC1.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from the pep rally.
For more on the award, see the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News.
Aledo High School swimming teams had good outings last weekend at the Western Hills High School Relays. The Lady Swimcats placed first, and the boys’ team placed second.
The girls outpaced host Western Hills by a point tally of 448-404. Other teams in the top five included Lovejoy High School with 348, North Crowley with 240 and Arlington Heights with 94.
Western Hills topped the boys 510-348. Other top-five schools were Lovejoy High School with 260, North Crowley with 182 and Arlington Heights with 32.
The next swimming meet will be the Halloween Relays at J. J. Pearce Natatorium in Richardson.
Boys 200 Medley Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 1:57.06
Cameron Martinez, Tanner Babcock, Blake Babcock, and Michael Henrietta
Girls 100 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 59.37
Lauren Bach, Nina Hulce, Jaydin Cupp, and Victoria Bush
B-Team - 6th -1:14.60
Valerie Needham, Madaleine Rubino, Addison Akers, and Makenzie Russell
Boys 100 Freestyle Relay
A-Team 3rd - 54.48
Brandon Smith, Gabe Lleverino, Lucas Wilkinson and Joe Wilson
Girls 2 X 200 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 4:53.11
Natalia Moore and Francesca Filipetto
Boys 2 X 200 Freestyle Relay
A-Team - 5th - 5:32.99
Luke Loftin and T.J. Steffen
Girls 200 Butterfly Relay
A-Team - 2nd - 2:23.50
Annabelle Jones, Julie Parker, Amelia Ellis and Gianna Filipetto
B-Team - 3rd - 2:39.86
Makenzie Russell, Kenzie Polak, Madelyn Franklin and Kaitlyn Henrietta
Boys 200 Butterfly Relay
A-Team - 1st - 1:53.63
Randy Keck/The Community News: Freshman Tyler Lucas goes for a kill during the Aledo Ladycats' JV win over Keller Timber Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The JV and varsity remained undefeated in district with two matches remaining.
Click on the photo above for a gallery from Tuesday's volleyball action
The Aledo volleyball teams continued to roll over district opponents with wins over Keller Timber Creek on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The JV lost the first game 16-25, but came back to win 25-18, 25-15.
Aledo's varsity won 25-18, 25-13, 25-13.
For more on the week in volleyball, see the Oct. 21 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Ladycats will face their main district nemesis, Byron Nelson, in volleyball on Friday. Local sports fans are encouraged to go to the game and support their local team prior to the Aledo-Byron Nelson football game. JV action begins at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game starts at 6:30 p.m. in the AHS gym. Freshman games will also be played at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the practice gym.
The Aledo Ladycats score a point against Springtown on Sept. 30, 2011. The jump serve is by Shannon Taylor and the kill is by Mykah Wilson.