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Make that Six! Bearcats come back to win state championship

December 20, 2014 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats defeated Temple 49-45 to win their fifth state championship in six years. Stay tuned for the full story!

Wood named permanent Bearcats head football coach

December 20, 2014 by Randy Keck

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Steve WoodSteve WoodAledo ISD superintendent Derek Citty announced shortly after the Class 5A, Division I state championship football game - won by Aledo 49-45 Saturday - that he is removing the “Interim” title by naming Steve Wood as the Aledo Bearcats permanent head football coach.

Wood, a longtime Aledo assistant and former defensive coordinator, was named Bearcats interim head football coach on July 31 when Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan stepped down after 21 years to concentrate on his athletic director duties.

Bearcats win District 8-5A hoops opener; Ladycats fall in OT

December 19, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Jumping out to an 11-0 lead and never looking back, the Aledo Bearcats ran past Joshua, 48-22, Friday night in the boys' District 8-5A basketball opener at the AHS gym.

In the night cap, the Ladycats came back from behind to force overtime before falling 57-53 to Joshua in the extra session.

The Bearcats begin district at 1-0, while the Ladycats fall to 1-2 in 8-5A.

For the complete story on both games see the Dec. 26 issue of The Community News.

Bearcats named Chevrolet WFAA High School Sports Special Team of the Week

December 19, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

In front of the Aledo High School student body, staff and faculty at the state championship pep rally this afternoon at the AHS gym, Aledo senior captains Luke Bishop and Isaiah Mallory hold a trophy awarded to the Bearcats as the Chevrolet WFAA (Channel 8) High School Sports Special Team of the Week for last week’s state semifinal win over Tyler John Tyler. The Bearcats will face Temple at noon Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the Class 5A, Division I state championship.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Temple

December 18, 2014 by Production

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Temple Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12 p.m. (noon) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the State Championship!

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Ladycats fall just short in 43-40 loss to Cleburne

December 16, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

In an ending marred in controversy, Cleburne intercepted an Aledo in bounds pass with two seconds left to play and the Lady Jackets held on to defeat the Ladycats, 43-40, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS gym.

The loss drops the Ladycats to 1-1 in district play while Cleburne raised its 8-5A mark to 2-0.

Aledo led early in the opening quarter, but Cleburne came back with a 12-2 run in the second period to take a commanding 26-12 lead at the half.

But the Ladycats came out on fire to begin the third quarter as Cameron Huddleston and Kara Williams each sank three-point buckets to cut the Cleburne lead to 26-18.

Meet The Ladycats today before home game against Cleburne

December 16, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The 2014-15 Aledo Ladycats basketball team will host ‘Meet The Ladycats’ from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at the front of the varsity gym prior to their District 8-5A game against Cleburne.

The team will be handing out posters and T-shirts; there will be a vertical-jump contest; and sliders and wings will be available for purchase from Aledo’s IDC burgers as well as sweets donated by Brookshire’s.

The Ladycats will take on Cleburne at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.

State championship football tickets on sale now

December 15, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tickets for the Class 5A Division I state football championship game between the Aledo Bearcats and Temple Wildcats are on sale at the Aledo ISD administration building and Aledo High School.

The game will kick off at noon on Saturday at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington.

Tickets (presale $12 for adults and $6 for students) will be on sale at the administration building from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Presale tickets at the high school will be on sale from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday.

All tickets at the gate will be $15, and parking is $10.

Tickets can also be purchased on line at

No. 1 Bearcats blow out John Tyler, 44-14, to advance to state championship game

December 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior running back Jess Anders (23) breaks into the open field Saturday during the Bearcats 44-14 win over John Tyler in the Class 5A, Division I state semifinals.

Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop and running backs Jess Anders and Isaiah Mallory combined for 348 yards rushing to lead the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats to a decisive 44-14 victory over Tyler John Tyler Saturday afternoon in a Class 5A, Division I state semifinal at E.H. Hanby Stadium in Mesquite.

The win advances the Bearcats (14-1) to the state championship game against Temple, a 76-35 winner over Austin Vandegrift in the other semifinal.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Tyler

December 11, 2014 by Production

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Tyler Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite for State Semifinals.

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Sports Calendar

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 20

  • AHS Varsity vs. Abilene/Weatherford Scrimmage at Weatherford; times TBA

  • AHS vs. Weatherford Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 3 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

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