In a rematch of last year's regional finals series, the Aledo Ladycats will face Azle in a best-of-three series beginning Thursday.
All games will be at Chisholm Trail High School, the site of last year's series.
Game 1 will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Game 2 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Game 3, if necessary, to follow.
The winner advances to the state tournament in Austin.
As of Monday morning, there was still nothing set for the Bearcats/Canyon baseball regional semifinals series.
By Tony Eierdam
The No. 1 Aledo Ladycats softball team and the Bearcats baseball team each advanced in the playoffs with wins on Saturday. The Ladycats defeated Canyon twice to come from behind and take the regional semifinal series two games to one. The Ladycats will advance to the regional finals and face Azle in a rematch of last year's regional final.
The Bearcats rolled past Birdville on Saturday in the rubber game of a best of 3 regional quarterfinal series to advance in the playoffs. The Bearcats will advance to the regional semifinals and face the winner of the Plainview/Canyon series. Check here later for details on both upcoming series.
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In a game that saw only six hits allowed combined from Aledo pitcher Isaac Hale and Birdville hurler Jordan Martinson, the Birdville Hawks came out on top with a 1-0 win over the defending state-champion Aledo Bearcats Thursday night at Glen Rose High School in the opener of a best-of-three regional quarterfinals series.
Game two will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22 at Arlington Heights High School.
If a third game is necessary it will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Arlington Heights.
Martinson allowed two hits while walking four and striking out nine in seven innings to earn the win.
Hale allowed four hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings to take the loss.
In a rematch of last year’s regional quarterfinals series, the Aledo Bearcats will face the Birdville Hawks in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinal series that begins today.
Weather has forced a change in the series schedule. The opening game game of the series will be played at 7:30 p.m. today at Glen Rose High School.
Weather also forced rescheduling the remaining games, which will now be played at Arlington Heights High School. Game two will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, and game three, if necessary, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
The Bearcats enter the series riding momentum from winning two games on Saturday over Wichita Falls Rider to clinch the series after they dropped the opener.
Join our live coverage on Saturday of Aledo Ladycats vs. Canyon Game 2-3 at 11 a.m. from Hermleigh, Texas for the Regional Semifinal Championship! and coverage of Aledo Bearcats vs Birdville Game 3 (NOTE: Location Change) at 1 p.m. from Arlington Heights High School for the Regional Quarterfinal Championship. (Third game of each playoff as necessary)
Join our live coverage on Friday of Aledo Ladycats vs. Canyon Game 1 at 7 p.m. from Hermleigh, Texas for the Regional Semifinal Championship! and coverage of Aledo Bearcats vs Birdville Game 2 (NOTE: Time and Location Change) at 4 p.m. from Arlington Heights High School for the Regional Quarterfinal Championship
Saturday's playoff coverage can be found here: http://www.community-news.com/sports/9737
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Aledo ISD athletic director Tim Buchanan has announced that Fred Jones was named head boys basketball coach at Aledo High School.
Jones comes to Aledo after four successful years as the head girls basketball coach at Flower Mound Marcus High School.
“I believe that Coach Fred Jones will bring his state championship experience to Aledo and raise the boys’ basketball program to the next level,” Buchanan said.
Jones recorded a 103-35 overall record at Marcus from 2011-2015, leading the Marauders to the Class 5A Region 1 semifinals in 2013 and the program’s first-ever undefeated District Championship in 2014.
Schedules have been set for the Aledo Ladycats regional semifinal softball series and the Bearcats regional quarterfinals baseball series.
The Bearcats will face Birdville in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinals series beginning Thursday, with all games being played at Northwest High School.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22.
Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23.
The Ladycats will face Canyon in a best-of-3 regional semifinals series, with all games being played at Hermleigh High School.
Game one will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Game two will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, with game three, if necessary, to follow game two.
Wichita Falls Rider scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning and the Raiders added an insurance tally in the fifth to come away with a 3-0 win over the Aledo Bearcats Thursday night at Brock in game one of a Class 5A, Region I best-of-3 area championship series.
Game two will be played at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Henrietta High School.
Game three, if necessary, will follow game two.
The Bearcats out hit Rider, 5-4, but Aledo stranded 13 runners on base.
Aledo left two men on base at the end of the first, third and fourth innings, and left the bases loaded in the second.