New University Interscholastic alignments announced today put Aledo in a totally new district with a definitely "metro" feel. Goodbye Springtown, Azle, Byron Nelson and Brewer. Hello Fort Worth.
Beginning next season, Aledo will compete in athletics and other competitions in District 7-4A, and the district alignment includes the following:
FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTH HILLS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST HS
FORT WORTH TRIMBLE TECH HS
FORT WORTH WESTERN HILLS HS
FORT WORTH WYATT HS
Arch rival Stephenville moved down to 3A and Lake Travis moved up to 5A.
More on the new alignment, and local reaction, will be in the Feb. 10 issue of The Community News.
A full list of the new UIL alignments follows:
2012-14 Reclassification & Realignment Information
Conference 5A: 2090 and above, 245 schools
Conference 4A: 1005-2089, 250 schools
Conference 3A: 450-1004, 190 schools
Conference 2A: 200-449, 235 schools
Conference 1A: 199 and below, 390 basketball schools, 168 Eleven-Man Football schools, 138 Six-Man Football schools
2012-14 Official Football and 2012-13 Official Basketball District Alignments
EL PASO AMERICAS HS
EL PASO BEL AIR HS
EL PASO CORONADO HS
EL PASO EASTWOOD HS
EL PASO EL DORADO HS
EL PASO FRANKLIN HS
EL PASO MONTWOOD HS
EL PASO SOCORRO HS
ABILENE COOPER HS
LUBBOCK CORONADO HS
MIDLAND LEE HS
ODESSA PERMIAN HS
SAN ANGELO CENTRAL HS
ARLINGTON BOWIE HS
The Aledo Bearcats soccer team will play against Granbury in the finals of the Moritz Tournament of Champions today (Saturday) at 6 p.m. In Bearcat Stadium.
The Aledo basketball teams played Azle on Friday, Jan. 13. Scenes include Ladycat action under the basket, crowd cheering the state champion Aledo Bearcat basketball team, and scenes from Stuard Elementary School's Teams of Tomorrow.
See the Jan. 20 issue of The Community News for full coverage of Friday's basketball games.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Breann Forbes goes to the basket in the Aledo JV girls 56-23 win over Byron Nelson last Friday, Jan. 6. Click on the photo for a gallery from Friday night including JV and varsity girls and JV and freshman boys.
All the past week's action will be covered in the Jan. 13 issue of The Community News.
Inspired post play by Pierce Gentry and clutch three-pointers by Taylor Johnson were not quite enough to lift the Aledo Bearcats past the Brewer Bears in the championship game of the Moritz Holiday Classic basketball tournament held in Aledo this week
Aledo fell in the final game 56-53 on Wednesday night to take a second place trophy in its home tournament.
More on the game and the tournament can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Bearcat Alex Riner fights through a screen in action against Centennial on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
The Aledo Bearcats defeated Burleson Centennial 67-61 to earn a spot in the finals of the Moritz Holiday Classic at Aledo on Wednesday afternoon. The 'Cats will play Brewer for the championship at 6:30 p.m.
More from the tournament can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
Two time changes have been announced for the Moritz Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Aledo.
The third-place game will be played at 4:30 p.m. and the championship game will be at 6 p.m.
Three pointers were falling in the Aledo Bearcats' 65-38 win over South Hills in the opening round of the Moritz Invitational in Aledo on Dec. 27. The video shows three-pointers by Kyle Gromann and Taylor Johnson.
The Bearcats will play Centennial in the second round of the tournament at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 in the Aledo High School gym.
More photos and coverage can be found in the Dec. 30 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo junior guard Mallory Powell is fouled going to the basket in Tuesday night's win over Keller Timber Creek. Powell had 15 points in the game.Click on the photo for a gallery from Tuesday night.
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Keller Timber Creek 57-39 Tuesday night on the road. Timber Creek was picked to win district, but the Ladycats didn't seem fazed by the pick. The Bearcats lost their district opener 64-51.
Full stories and photos will be in the Dec. 23 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Players for the Aledo Bearcats hold up the state championship trophy after their third consecutive 4A Division II state championship Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.
The Aledo Bearcats defeated the Manvel Mavericks 49-28 to capture their third consecutive 4A Division II State Championship at Cowboys Stadium in Saturday.
Jaylen Hill was named Defensive MVP, and quarterback Matt Bishop received Offensive Player of the Game honors.
A recap of the game follows. Read more about the game in the Dec. 23 issue of The Community News.
Caleb Frysinger returns the opening kickoff out to the Aledo 42 yard line.
The Bearcats are unable to move the ball and are forced to punt. Manvel will operate from their 38 yard line.
The Aledo defense holds, and the offense will work from the 21 yard line this time. Two first downs have moved the ball out to the 44 yard line. A third and three is converted, first and 10 Bearcats
On 1st down a Matt Bishop to Willie Gibson pass is good for 6 and the PAT is good. Aledo 7 Manvel 0 with 5:37 left in the first quarter.
The Mavericks are held on the next series, but get off a beautiful punt to get the Bearcats started inside their own 10 yard line.
A Pate Davis from Matt Bishop completion gives Aledo a 1st down. A penalty on the Manvel defense will give Aledo the ball at their 46. A crossing pattern is a completion to Johnathan Gray for a Bearcat 1st down at the Manvel 39 as the first quarter ends.