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Ken Hall visits Aledo

October 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

JV/9 football schedule changes

October 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Football update - Aledo vs. Birdville

October 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

AHS senior honored

October 21, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.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.

Swimcats pull 1-2 punch at Western Hills Relays

October 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

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

Ladycats roll past Timber Creek to remain undefeated - Video added

October 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.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.

Big game coming up for Ladycats

October 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Aledo defeats Springtown 83-21 in their Homecoming Game

September 30, 2011 by Ken Hoover

Sarah Baldwin named Homecoming Queen

A beautiful Crescent Moon was prominent above a cloudless Sunset in Aledo, as the Bearcats prepared to kick off to the Springtown Porcupines. Springtown won the coin toss and received.

Fan s of all ages show their support for the Aledo Bearcats before the homecoming game on Sept. 30, 2011.

Springtown started from their 30 yard line. Aledo held to force a punt and set up on their own 40. A Brian Cox reception and a Preston Bartley run gave the Bearcats a first down.

Johnathan Gray started right then reversed field to go left for 42 yards and the first score of the game. PAT was good by Chance Nevarez and Aledo went up by a score of 7-0.

Springtown's Billy Chappell returned the kick off for a touchdown to tie it up at 7-7 after the PAT.

Aledo started at their own 28 yard line after a fair catch on the kickoff. Three and out, and a punt to the Porcupines 14 yard line.

Aledo defense makes a receiver pay by losing his helmet, and shuts down Springtown on following plas on Sept. 30, 2011.

A first down for Springtown before the Aledo defense forced a punt. A key defensive play on the drive was a six yard loss on a sack by Jaylen Hill.

Freshman teams smash Springtown - Slideshow and Video

September 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

Scenes from Aledo's two freshman football games against Springtown on Sept. 29, 2011.

Homecoming shuttle bus service

September 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Aledo ISD will provide shuttles for the Bearcat Homecoming football game. Due to expected overflow traffic, buses will run between Willow Park Baptist Church and Bearcat Stadium; between Aledo United Methodist Church and Bearcat Stadium; and between Aledo Middle School and Bearcat Stadium.

Willow Park Baptist Church is located at 129 S. Ranch House Road in Willow Park; Aledo United Methodist Church is at 313 Pecan St. in Aledo and Aledo Middle School is at 416 FM 1187 South.

Sports Calendar

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Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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