Twenty-one Aledo High School track athletes, including four relay teams, qualified for the regional track meet Thursday night at the District 7-5A/8-5A area meet at Owl Stadium in Joshua.
The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the Class 5A, Region I meet in Lubbock.
The Ladycats 400-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Brittney Trought, Tysley Valencia and Kia Jordan finished in first place, while the AHS ladies 800-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Valencia, Peyton Lambert and Jordan placed second.
Although they placed second, the Bearcats' 1,600-meter relay team of Luke Bishop, Isaiah Mallory, Noah Collins and Ryan Heiss set a school record with a time of 3:24.6.
Aledo senior Ryan Heiss crosses the finish line first to help the Bearcats win the 4x400 relay last week at the District 8-5A meet. Heiss and several other AHS athletes will compete on Thursday on the final day of the area meet in hopes of qualifying for the regional meet. The second day of the area meet will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, with running finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top four finishers in each event will advance to the regional meet in Lubbock.
Aledo High School track athletes will compete Thursday on the final day of a Class 5A, Region I area track meet at Joshua High School with running finals capping off the two-day meet.
Aledo senior pitcher Ashton Adkins, in her first district start in the circle, fired a no hitter to lead the Ladycats to a 13-0 victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday night in a district contest at Granbury.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 13-0, while Granbury falls to 3-10.
Adkins, normally the starting right fielder, pitched to the minimum 15 batters in a game stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
She allowed just one base runner - on an error - but that runner was put out on a double play when shortstop Allie Arneson fielded a ground ball, stepped on the second base bag and threw to first base to complete a double play.
Adkins finished with two strikeouts.
Aledo senior pitcher Lauren Craine allowed one hit while striking out seven with no walks, and junior Kadyn Kirkpatrick went four for four at the plate to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a 10-0 victory over Burleson Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS softball field.
The game was called on the 10-run mercy rule after Kirkpatrick scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Kirkpatrick nearly hit for the cycle as she smashed a double, triple and a pair of singles.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 12-0. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 21) at Granbury.
Allie Arneson recorded three hits, including two doubles, and Alli Ramsey finished with a pair of base hits.
Bearcats 12, Everman 0
The Aledo Bearcats earned gold medals in two relays on their way to capturing the boys’ District 8-5A Track and Field Meet Thursday at Burleson High School.
The Ladycats took a gold and a silver in relays on their way to a second-place overall finish.
Both teams qualified many athletes for next week’s area track meet.
The top four finishers in each event at the district meet qualify for the area meet.
The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the regional meet.
The area meet will be Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23, at Joshua High School.
Below are the AHS area qualifiers:
Shooting a second-round team score of 316, the Aledo Bearcats finished with a 36-hole total of 645 which was good enough - by a single stroke - to capture third place Thursday afternoon at the boys' Class 5A, Region I golf tournament and seal the final state-qualifying spot.
The Bearcats will join the regional-champion Ladycats at the 5A state golf tournament, which will be played April 27-28 in Bastrop.
Sam Shryoc (80-76) and Parker Scaling (77-81)each shot 156 to lead the 'Cats.
Other Bearcats totals include Steven Shurtz with a 157 (80-77), Matt James with a 169 (87-82) and Andrew Lane with a 172 (82-90).
Burleson Centennial pitcher Thomas Santos limited Aledo to only one hit as the Spartans shut out the Bearcats, 5-0, Wednesday night in a District 8-5A game at Centennial High School.
The loss drops the Bearcats to 7-2 in district play, while Centennial moves to 6-3.
Noah Collins, who reached base on an infield single in the third inning, recorded the lone Aledo hit.
Centennial swatted two hits, including a double, and took advantage of a hit batter to forge a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
The Spartans added two more runs in the second courtesy of a double, error and a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 4-0.
Santos, who retired the first six batters he faced, stayed strong in the third and fourth innings as he set down six of seven Aledo batters to hold the 4-0 lead.
Aledo ISD Athletic Director Tim Buchanan announced today that Thursday's District 8-5A Track and Field Meet schedule has been changed.
The meet is being held at Burleson High School.
On Thursday, field events will now start at 10 a.m. and running finals will start at 2 p.m.
Allie Arneson belted three extra-base hits and Alli Ramsey added a pair of triples to lead an Aledo 14-hit attack as the Ladycats clinched the District 8-5A championship after a 13-1 victory over Crowley Tuesday night at Crowley.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 11-0.
Aledo scored seven runs in the first inning and added six in the fifth in a game stopped by mercy rule after five innings.
Aledo senior Lauren Craine (11-0) earned the win in the circle, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Arneson swatted a triple and double in the first inning and added a two-bagger in the fifth.
Ramsey drove in two runs, and Riley Sartain added a triple to go along with a base hit.
Paced by a second-round 68 from senior Cheyenne Knight, the Aledo Ladycats golf team shot a 36-hole score of 613 to win the girls' Class 5A, Region I tournament today in Lubbock.
Knight, who shot a 77 in the first round, was the top individual medalist with a 36-hole total of 145.
Knight was joined by three teammates - Mary Katherine Ingram, Taylor Brookshire and Quincy Ballard - who also finished in the top five overall.
Other Ladycats scores include Ingram with a 150 (78-72), Brookshire with a 158 (83-75), Ballard with a 160 (83-77) and Elizabeth Boll with a 180 (102-78).
The Class 5A girls state golf tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, in Bastrop.