Aledo's Amanda Richter and Rob Raines have reached the mixed doubles finals of the regional tennis tournament in Abilene.
On Monday the second-seeded due swept competition 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5.
They were scheduled to play the number-one seeded team from Wichita Falls Rider at 9 a.m. Tuesday (today).
The District 12-4A Champion Aledo Ladycats will play Keller Timber Creek Falcons at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 9200 Mid-Cities Blvd in North Richland Hills.
The Aledo Bearcats will play the Birdville Hawks at 8 p.m. at the same location.
Aledo will be the visiting team for both games.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students – THGA, TASCO, THSCA, District 12-4A, and District 11-4A passes will be accepted
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The Aledo girls track team won the ESPN Disney Showcase track meet in Orlando, Florida last week. Get the full story in the March 23 issue of The Community News.
ESPN Highlight Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxjSovFRQs
Tonight's JV and Varsity softball games have been rescheduled until tomorrow, March 21, with game times of 5 p.m. for JV and 7 p.m. for varsity. If the fields are still too wet, the games will be played Thursday, March 22.
Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.
By Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler
The Community News
On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the Aledo varsity softball team lost to Grapevine 3-1
Last year this same team beat Aledo 22-10.
“We played well,” said Coach Jeff Lemons.
Going into the game the ‘Cats were 2-2 for the early season. They had beaten Haltom 6-2 and Trinity 9-0 the previous week in the Birdville Tournament.
Grapevine was undefeated going into the game.
The Ladcats’ Allie Arneson #6 had a double in the game and Megan Mason #15, the designated hitter, hit two singles. Kacie Brann, the senior pitcher, who has signed with Angelo State, had a single and an RBI. Alex Cook #9 had a hit, and Tori Gore, a sophomore, scored a run.
“We scored in the sixth, left the bases loaded and needed one hit to make this a completely different game,” Coach Lemons said.
The Ladycats won three of their six games last weekend at their tournament in Aledo. The teams that competed were A&M Consolidated (5A), Grapevine (5A), Aledo (4A), Lake Dallas (4A), Northwest (5A), Arlington Bowie (5A) and Graham (3A).
The tournament opened up with Aledo beating A&M Consolidated 9-5 on Thursday.
Later the Ladycats lost to Grapevine 14-13.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Matt Bishop led the Bearcats Tuesday night with 14 points.
The Aledo Bearcats made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years, and for a while gave the state's number three ranked Trimble Tech Bulldogs all the game they wanted in a bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Haltom City.
In a classic case of the game being closer than the final score (61-39), Aledo led after one quarter, 13-12, and midway through the second quarter went ahead 19-13 before the Bulldogs started battling back.
See the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News for full coverage of the game. Click on the photo above for a gallery from the game.
1Q - Aledo 13, Tech 12
2Q - Tech 23, Aledo 21
3Q - Tech 35, Aledo 27
4Q - Tech 61, Aledo 39
The Aledo Ladycats fell to Arlington Seguin Friday night in the area championship basketball game, 49-44. More details will be available in the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News..
The Aledo Bearcats basketball team will play Trimble Tech in bi-district action at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. The game will be the second of a two-playoff set: Timber Creek will play Arlington Heights at 6 p.m.
The Aledo Ladycats will play Arlington Sequin in the Area Playoff basketball game at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Mansfield High School.
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Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion was named Big 12 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the sixth time. Click on the image above for more information.