In a battle of two Class 5A state-ranked Top 5 softball teams, the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats pounded 16 hits on their way to an 18-5 victory over No. 5 Burleson Centennial in a key District 8-5A game Tuesday night at Centennial High School.
The contest was called after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The win elevates the Ladycats district and overall mark to 2-0.
Seniors Chickie Cook and Riley Sartain each swatted a home run, with Sartain hitting a grand slam in the six inning.
Allie Arneson and Kadyn Kirkpatrick each swatted three hits to lead the Ladycats, while Sartain finished with a game-high five RBI.
Lauren Craine (2-0) was the winning pitcher for Aledo. She allowed four earned runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.
It will be a battle of Class 5A state-ranked teams when the No. 1 Aledo Ladycats face No. 5 Burleson Centennial today at Centennial in a key District 8-5A softball game.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. today (March 10) at the Centennial High School softball field.
The contest was originally scheduled for Monday (March 9) but was postponed until today because of wet grounds.
The Ladycats are coming off an 11-0 victory over Joshua last Saturday in the 8-5A opener.
Centennial has yet to play a district game, but the Lady Spartans are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. at home today against Everman prior to their contest with Aledo.
Aledo senior pitcher Lauren Craine limited Joshua to one hit and senior first baseman Chickie Cook went three-for-three at the plate to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a convincing 11-0 victory over the Lady Owls Saturday afternoon in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field in a contest called by the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth inning.
Craine allowed a lead-off single before retiring 15 consecutive Joshua batters. She finished with five strikeouts and no walks.
Cook smashed three singles and drove in a pair of runs, with both RBI coming in the Ladycats’ seven-run second inning.
Aledo senior Keegan Hayes scored a hat trick on Senior Night to lead the Bearcats to a convincing 5-0 victory over Burleson Friday night in a District 8-5A soccer match at Bearcat Stadium.
In addition to Hayes’ three goals, Noah Hill and Daniel De La Cerda each scored a goal for the Bearcats.
Sophomore goalkeeper Caleb Hill earned the shutout for Aledo.
In the nightcap at Bearcat Stadium, the Burleson Lady Elks held off the first-place Aledo Ladycats, 2-1.
Unofficially, the Ladycats had 20 shots on goal to Burleson’s three, but the Lady Elks turned back all but one attempt.
Burleson took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but in the second half the Ladycats tied the score at 1-1 after forward Brittney Trought scored from the box on a rebound with 14:11 left to play.
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Joshua at 2 p.m. Saturday (March 7) in the District 8-5A softball opener at the AHS softball field.
It is a varsity-only game. The contest is a make-up game and was originally scheduled on Tuesday (March 3).
The Ladycats have yet to play any regular season games.
Their season opener at Rockwall on Feb. 24 was canceled due to weather, as was last week's tournament at Brewer.
Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons had his team scheduled to play in the A&M Consolidated tournament in College Station this week, but ice storms canceled today's games.
El Paso Immanuel held off the Trinity Christian Academy Lady Eagles, 36-34, Monday in a TCAF girls' state semifinal basketball game at Dallas Christian College.
The Lady Eagles will play in the state tournament third-place game at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at DCC.
Tylar Reynolds led the Lady Eagles with 14 points, while Tori Klahm added 10.
Also scoring for the Lady Eagles were Shelbi Tidwell with six points, and Faith Henning and Rachel Hollingsworth, each with two.
Aledo baseball players autograph a cap at last year's Meet the Cats event.
Meet the Bearcats (Baseball) & Ladycats (Softball) will be tonight (Monday, May 2) at 6 p.m. at the Aledo High School Indoor Practice Facility. Varsity players from the two defending State Championship teams will be present to sign posters and meet the fans.
Aledo senior Rhylie Makawe (above, No. 11)was selected as District 8-5A's co-Defensive Most Valuable Player and sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston earned first-team honors in a vote of league girls' basketball coaches.
Earning second-team honors from Aledo was junior post Rebekah Hissam, while junior guard Kara Williams and senior guards Treva Davis and Hannah Haeussler each earned honorable mentions.
Laticia Morgan of Crowley shared Defensive MVP honors with Makawe.
Mackenzie Haley of Burleson was voted 8-5A's MVP.
The postponed District 8-5A soccer matches between Aledo and Burleson Centennial will be made up today at Bearcat Stadium.
The girls’ match will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ contest at 7:30 p.m.
But there is other high school sports action today at Aledo High School.
At 6 p.m. at the AHS gym in a girls’ Class 4A regional quarterfinal game, Godley will face Stephenville, followed by a boys’ bi-district game at 8 p.m. between Godley and Springtown.
Tickets at the gym door are $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Aledo forward Sydney Laughley scored the game-winning goal in the shootout and Makenzie Covington came up with four saves in the extra session as the Ladycats defeated Joshua, 2-1, Friday night in a District 8-5A match at Joshua.
The "penalty-kick win" keeps the Ladycats in first place by two points over the second-place Lady Owls.
Sydney Barb and Peyton Laughley each scored a goal in the penalty kick session.
The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest when Peyton Laughley's shot from 12 yards out bounced off the right goal post, straddled down the goal line and spun into the net.
Joshua tied the scored six minutes into the second half as the game went scoreless from that point until the shootout that was won by Aledo, 3-2.
Bearcats 1, Joshua 0