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Future Ladycats impress at Ladycats basketball camp

June 17, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Tori Schairbaum attempts to dribble around defender Avery Weckel during a team drill Wednesday morning at the Ladycats Basketball Camp at the Aledo High School gym. The camp runs through Thursday.

Georgetown ends Bearcats season with 8-2 win in state semifinals

June 11, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The magic ride has come to an end.

Paced by nine hits and taking advantage of four Aledo errors, the Georgetown Eagles defeated the Bearcats, 8-2, Thursday night in a Class 5A state semifinal baseball game at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Goergetown will advance to the Class 5A state championship game and face Prosper Friday night.

The regional-champion Bearcats end the season with an overall mark of 24-14.

Blake Anderson was the winnnig pitcher for Georgetown. He allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and a strikeout in seven innings.

Isaac Hale took the loss for the Bearcats. He allowed six runs, but just two earned runs, on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 4-1/3 innings.

Bearcats will face Georgetown in state semifinals on Thursday

June 10, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Here we go, again.

For the second straight year, the Aledo Bearcats have qualified for the state baseball tournament in Round Rock after their sweep of state-ranked No. 9 Arlington Heights last week in the Region I finals series.

The defending state-champion Bearcats will face Georgetown in the state semifinals. The Eagles were a surprise winner in three games over state-ranked No. 2 Corpus Christie Calallen in the Region IV final series.

The first pitch will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

The winner advances to the Class 5A state championship game (7 p.m. Friday) and will play the winner of the No. 3 Prosper/Tomball state semifinal (4 p.m. Thursday).

Sendoff from field house Thursday for state-bound Bearcats baseball team

June 9, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo High School will have a send off for the Aledo Bearcats baseball team as it travels to the Class 5A state tournament in Round Rock.

The send off will begin at 9:53 a.m. Thursday, June 11 from the AHS field house.

The Bearcats will face Georgetown in a state semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday (June 11) at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

The Community News will have a live blog for all Bearcats games at the state tournament.

The 5A state championship game will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Dell Diamond.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Parking will be $5.

Arneson named 8-5A MVP, Ramsey takes superlative honor as six other Ladycats earn district honors

June 9, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior shortstop Allie Arneson completes a throw to first base during a playoff game. Arneson was selected as District 8-5A's Most Valuable Player for the 2015 season in a vote of league coaches.

Senior shortstop Allie Arneson was voted as the District 8-5A Most Valuable Player and senior catcher Alli Ramsey was selected as Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of league coaches.

Six other Ladycats earned all-district honors, and head coach Jeff Lemons, in his final season as AHS softball coach, was named Coach of the Year.

Earning first-team, all-district honors from Aledo were senior pitcher Lauren Craine, senior second baseman Rhylie Makawe and senior third baseman Riley Sartain.

Live Coverage - State Baseball Semifinal

June 8, 2015 by Randy Keck

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Georgetown at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11 from Dell Diamond in Round Rock for the State Semifinal!




You can add your own color commentary if you take your smartphone to the game!




Or, follow on your computer or tablet below!

Kirkpatrick's throw out at 3rd stops Vista Ridge rally as Ladycats win state championship with 3-2 win

June 6, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Vista Ridge batter Elizabeth Svienty had just singled in the seventh inning to cut the No.1 Aledo Ladycats' lead to 3-2 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of the Class 5A state championship game at McCombs Field in Austin.

Vista Ridge would have had runners on first and second trailing by a run, but the Lady Rangers got greedy. Pinch runner Elisa Zimmerman tried to advance to third base after the run-scoring hit, and Ladycats left-fielder Kadyn Kirkpatrick was ready.

Kirkpatrick fired a strike to Aledo third baseman Riley Sartain, who applied the tag for the final out that gave the Ladycats their second straight state championship in as many years.

it was a base-running mistake that a heads-up Kirkpatrick took advantage of.

Live Coverage - State Softball Championship

June 6, 2015 by Randy Keck

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Vista Ridge at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 from McCombs Field on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin for the State Championship!




You can add your own color commentary if you take your smartphone to the game!




Or, follow on your computer or tablet below!

Bearcats earn return trip to state tournament

June 5, 2015 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats defeated Arlington Heights 12-2 on Friday to earn a return trip to the State Tournament next weekend in Round Rock. Aledo won yesterday 4-0 in game one of the series. Watch this website for ilive updates from the baseball State Tournament next week, as well as the softball State Championship game at 1 p.m. on Saturday from McCombs Field in Austin.

For a recap of today's baseball game see the play-by-play blog at http://www.community-news.com/sports/9814.

Vista Ridge outlasts Hallsville; will face Ladycats in 5A state championship game

June 5, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Cedar Park Vista Ridge broke a 5-5 tie with three runs in the top of the sixth inning while adding four runs in the seventh to come away with a 12-5 win over Hallsville Friday afternoon in a Class 5A state semifinal game at McCombs Field on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

Vista Ridge will advance to the Class 5A state championhip game on Saturday to face the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats, an 8-7 winner over Ridge Point in the morning semifinal.

The 5A championship game will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at McCombs Field.

Vista Ridge jumped out to a 5-1 lead after scoring two runs in the opening frame and three runs in the fourth.

But Hallsville exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the score at 5-5.

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