Aledo sophomore setter Drew Gates (2) focuses on the ball before setting hitter Emily Smith (12) during a recent match.
In a clash between two schools that qualified for their respective state tournaments last year, the Aledo Ladycats will travel to Decatur to meet the Lady Eagles at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The freshman and junior varsity matches will begin at 5:30 p.m.
In the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association poll, the Ladycats were ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, while the Lady Eagles were No. 3 in the Class 4A poll.
The Ladycats reached the state semifinals last year before falling to eventual 5A champion Lucas Lovejoy.
Capping the first week of practices with a final workout Saturday morning at Bearcat Stadium, the two-time defending state champion Aledo Bearcats scrimmaged each other in only the second day of workouts in full gear. Shown is senior receiver Ryan Mullins catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Dillon Davis. The Bearcats will host a scrimmage at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 against Byron Nelson High School at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo Nation turned up large and loud as several families, including hundreds of girls and boys, came to the Aledo High School Indoor Facility Thursday night for the "Meet The Bearcats" event. Shown are several girls and boys getting their Bearcats posters signed by the Bearcat players. Football players, cheerleaders, drill team members, trainers and band members were available to meet and greet and sign autographs. For more on 'Meet The Bearcats" night see the Aug. 21 issue of The Community News.
Aledo junior and No. 1 girls' singles player Nikki Adamie sends down a forehand winner Thursday morning at the Aledo High School tennis courts in a team tennis match with Hereford. Adamie won her match. The AHS tennis team will face Lubbock Moneterrey beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the AHS courts.
The annual Meet The Bearcats event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Aledo High School Indoor Facility. The two-time defending state champion Bearcats and the AHS cheerleaders will be on hand to sign autographs and autograph posters, and fans can also meet the AHS coaching staff.
Aledo senior Hunter Harris (55) and the Bearcats linemen run through plays Wednesday morning during practice at Bearcat Stadium. The team will have its last practice in shorts and helmets on Thursday before putting on full pads Friday. The Bearcats will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday (Aug. 15) at Bearcat Stadium with the varsity taking the field at approximately 9 a.m.
Aledo sophomore Sarah Haeussler (7) elevates to send down a spike Monday night during the Ladycats loss at Waco Midway in the volleyball season opener.
Class 6A Waco Midway used a come back in game three to complete a sweep of the Aledo Ladycats Monday night in the volleyball season opener at Midway High School.
After a combination block by Aledo junior hitters Maddie Goings and Peyton Lambert increased AHS lead to 23-21 late in game three, Midway came back twice to tie the score before a pair of kills led the Pantherettes to a 26-24 win to seal the match.
Midway had taken game one, 25-12, and won 25-18 in game two.
Aledo sophomore defensive tackle James Williams runs through a footwork drill Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium during the first practice of "two a day" workouts for 2015. The two-time defending state champion Bearcats will continue practices without pads through Thursday. Friday will be the first day in full pads, and the Bearcats will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at Bearcat Stadium. For a wrap up of the first week of workouts see the Aug. 14 issue of The Community News.
Camper Alana Smith snags a ball during an infield drill at the Ladycats Softball Camp held at the Aledo High School softball field. The camp concludes today.
Always a sign that football season is around the corner, the Aledo High School football coaching staff is holding the annual Bearcats Football Camp at the AHS practice fields and indoor facility. The camp began Monday and runs through Thursday. Shown is Jake Lewis, showing good form during a kickoff drill.