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Aledo senior hitter Madison Lopez digs a ball Tuesday night during the state-ranked No. 2 Ladycats victory over Cleburne at the AHS gym. The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 10-0.
The state-ranked No. 2 Aledo Ladycats swept Cleburne, 25-16, 25-13, 25-14 Tuesday night in a District 8-5A match at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats district record to 10-0 and 32-7 overall, while Cleburne falls to 1-9 in district play.
Sophomore middle Maddie Goings recorded a match-high 18 kills, and setter Erin Weiss had a match-high 36 assists.
The Aledo Ladycats, 9-0 in District 8-5A which includes two wins over No. 11 Granbury, have jumped to No. 2 in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Top 25 poll that was released today.
The Ladycats will continue District 8-5A play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at home against Cleburne.
To see the TGCA polls go to http://austintgca.com/volleyball/polls.html.
Aledo's Johnathan Durham leaps to break up an Everman pass in Friday/Saturday's district win. (Photo by Tony Eierdam).
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Bearcats added a Saturday touchdown to defeat the Everman Bulldogs, 38-17, in a District 8-5A game at Bearcat Stadium that was postponed from Friday night.
The win raises the Bearcats 8-5A mark to 3-0 and 5-1 overall. The Bearcats will continue district action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at home against Crowley.
Friday night, with the Bearcats leading 31-17, the game was stopped with 6:29 left in the fourth quarter due to lightning in the area.
The Aledo Bearcats were leading the Everman Bulldogs 31-17 with 6:29 left in a District 8-5A game when lightning near the area forced officials to postpone play.
With a severe thunderstorm cell slowly moving through the area it was decided to resume play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bearcat Stadium.
Below is the scoring summary to the point where the game was postponed.
Everman tailback Kierre Crossley 64-yard touchdown run; Enrique Duran kicks extra point. (7:39)
Everman 7, Bearcats 0
Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop 1 yard touchdown run; PAT blocked. (6:36)
Everman 7, Bearcats 6
Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop throws 71-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Newsome; Bishop to Newsome for 2-point conversion. (1:23)
Bearcats 14, Everman 7
Aledo and Everman will play the last six minutes of their district football game at 5 p.m. Saturday. Friday night's game was suspended due to lightning.
Aledo was leading 31-17 and had the ball with a first down on the Everman 15-yard line when the game was suspended.
Play will resume Saturday at 5 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
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The state-ranked No. 11 Granbury Lady Pirates fell in five games to the No. 3 Aledo Ladycats in the District 8-5A opener last month and had Oct. 7 circled on the calendar for the rematch that would bring Aledo to Granbury's house.
However, home-court advantage meant little as the Ladycats showed the Lady Pirates why they are ranked No. 3 in the state and the highest ranked volleyball team in Region I.
Paced by setter Erin Weiss, who recorded a match-high 30 assists and distributed the ball evenly to the Aledo hitters which kept the Lady Pirates' blockers off balance, the Ladycats swept Granbury, 25-16, 25-13, 25-22 Tuesday night in a key District 8-5A match at Granbury.
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For the state-ranked No. 3 Aledo Ladycats, it is a district-championship match.
The first-place Ladycats, 7-0 in District 8-5A, will take on No. 11 Granbury (6-1) in a match that will either tie up first place in the district or give the Ladycats the path they need to clinch the league championship.
The match is set for 6:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 7) at James Wann Sports Center at Granbury High School.
The first time these two teams met was Sept. 12 in the district opener at Aledo. The Ladycats took the first game, 25-21, but the Lady Pirates rallied to take a 25-19 win in game two and won game three, 25-21, and were one game away from winning the match.
Tied 20-20 at the half Friday night in a key District 8-5A match up, Aledo scored on its first possession of the second half and never looked back as the Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats ran past the Centennial Spartans, 55-27 at Burleson ISD Stadium.
The win raises the Bearcats' district mark to 2-0, while Centennial falls to 1-1.
"I am proud of the way the guys came back," Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said. "They didn't panic at the half."
"The defense stayed with their assignments better in the second half, and the offense began to click."
Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop directed a seven-play, 44-yard touchdown drive to begin the second half, a drive that was finished by a leaping, one-yard dive by senior tailback Jess Anders. Ben Rogers booted the extra point as Aledo took a 27-20 lead.
The Bearcats defense, which was stunned by three Centennial trips to the end zone in the first half, clamped down and forced a three and out on the Spartans' first possession of the second half.
It took the Bearcats just one play to find the end zone. Bishop tossed a bubble-screen pass to Anders on the right side and he sprinted past four would-be tacklers down the right sideline to the end zone to complete a 46-yard play with 6:13 left in the third quarter. Rogers' kick extended the AHS advantage to 34-20.
The next Bearcats TD drive came courtesy of a fumble recovery by Wyatt Young.