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Football bi-district playoff announced

November 1, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Paint the Town Orange

October 31, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Two runners qualify for regionals

October 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Friday sports update

October 28, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Volleyball warmup
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.

Aledo defeats Birdville 67-42

October 27, 2011 by Ken Hoover

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.

Game Recap:

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.

Volleyball playoff information released

October 26, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

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

As always, Bearcat action will be blogged on Thursday during the game at

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.

A segment about Laney will air at noon Saturday, Oct. 22 on NBC5. The segment is also posted at

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.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 8

  • AHS JV at Cleburne; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at North Dallas Adventist, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 9

  • AHS at Everman

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

  • TCA Varsity VS Immanuel Christian Academy at TCA; TBA

  • AHS at Flyin' Hawks Invitational at Hurst; 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 13

  • AHS at Cleburne

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

  • AHS at Crowley

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Crowley Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

  • AHS VS Joshua at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23

  • AHS VS Burleson at AHS

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Elks at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Nazarene Christian Academy; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

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