Aledo junior hitter Camryn McLelland (11) sends down a kill Tuesday night during the Ladycats' loss to Denton Guyer at the AHS gym. McLelland led the Ladycats with 10 kills.
Playing without junior hitters Maddie Goings and Emily Smith, the shorthanded Aledo Ladycats fell 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 to Class 6A Denton Guyer Tuesday night in the Ladycats home opener at the AHS gym.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 22-9.
Aledo will play next at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at home against Colleyville Heritage.
Guyer (18-4) trailed to begin each game of the best-of-5 match, but the quicker and taller Lady Wildcats put together long scoring runs to clinch each game.
Aledo libero Allegra Rivas plays the ball during a recent match as Izzy Gonzalez, foreground, and Drew Gates get into position. The Ladycats will face Denton Guyer at 6:30 p.m. today in Aledo's home opener at the AHS gym.
They finally get to play at home.
After 30 matches that included three out-of-town tournaments the 22-8 Aledo Ladycats will finally get to play on their home court when they host 17-4 Denton Guyer at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.
The junior varsity and freshman A matches will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the freshman B match at 6:30 p.m. following the freshman A match in the P.E. gym.
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Class 5A No. 2 Cedar Park came back from a 7-3 halftime deficit with 28 unanswered points in the second half on its way to a 31-13 win over the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats Friday night in the season opener at McLane Stadium in Waco.
Cedar Park scored on runs of 1, 90 and 20 yards in the second half while also reaching the end zone on a 61-yard punt return.
The loss spoiled the debut of junior quarterback Dillon Davis, who completed nine of 15 passes for 117 yards in the first half but had little time to throw against the hard-charging 'Wolves in the second half.
Cedar Park avenged a 21-17 loss to the Bearcats in last year's season opener also played at McLane Stadium.
Former Aledo Ladycats golfer Cheyenne Knight, who won the 4A and 5A girls' individual state championships in 2014 and 2015, respectively, was named to the North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association's Top 10 Honor Roll (all classifications) and was selected as the NTHSGCA Player of the Year for 2015. Knight, who will play at the University of Alabama this year, is shown above at the Class 5A state golf tournament.
State-ranked No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy defeated the Aledo Ladycats, 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 Tuesday night in a non-district volleyball match at the TAV gym in Carrolton.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 16-7 overall.
The Ladycats will continue non-district play Thursday through Saturday at the Volleypalooza Tournament in Leander.
Aledo will plays its home opener at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 as the Ladycats host Denton Guyer.
Aledo sophomore Izzy Gonzalez (1) elevates for a kill during the Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic last weekend. The Ladycats will face No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy at 6:30 p.m. today at Carrolton.
In a rematch of last year's Class 5A state semifinal contest, the Aledo Ladycats will face defending 5A champion and state-ranked No. 2 Lucas Lovejoy at 6:30 p.m. today at the TAV gym in Carrolton.
The freshman A and JV matches will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the freshman B match set for 6:30 p.m.
The Ladycats (16-6) are riding a six-match winning streak after capturing all three matches Saturday in consolation bracket play at the Northwest ISD Volleyball Classic.
A curse may have turned into a blessing for the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team.
Playing at the Northwest ISD Volleyball Tournament without injured top hitters Maddie Goings and Emily Smith, the Ladycats went 1-2 in Thursday pool play.
But after the lineup settled - and paced by a bevy of eager hitters - the Ladycats went undefeated in Friday pool play and won all three games Saturday in bracket play, including a 25-21, 25-19 victory over Class 6A Plano East in the finale to win the consolation bracket.
Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings praised the efforts of hitters Amanda Norman, Camryn McLelland, Sarah Haeussler, Peyton Lambert, Izzy Gonzalez and Brecken Roquemore - hitters who saw more touches in the tournament due the absences of Maddie Goings and Smith.
Aledo junior receiver Logan Bridges made the catch of the day when he pulled in this pass with one arm Friday morning during the Bearcats scrimmage with Byron Nelson High School at Bearcat Stadium.
Although both the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats and Byron Nelson found the end zone during the controlled portion of their Friday morning scrimmage at Bearcat Stadium, the two squads fought to a scoreless tie in the 12-minute, timed portion of the practice game.
Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said he liked his team's effort and enthusiasm in the scrimmage, and added that it was good to see the team "hit someone else" after two weeks of practices.