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The Aledo Ladycats received a ranking in the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Top 25 poll for the first time this season, the TGCA announced this afternoon.
The Ladycats - winners of their last eight games in a row and locked in a three-way tie for first place in District 6-4A with Boswell and Birdville - are ranked in a tie for 25th place.
The TGCA poll for this week:
1. Frisco Wakeland
2. New Braunfels Canyon
3. Tuloso Midway
5. Dripping Springs
7. Denton Guyer
9. San Antonio Harlandale
10. Waco Midway
Today's make-up Aledo Ladycats softball and Bearcats baseball games at Saginaw have been postponed again due to wet grounds.
The Bearcats and Saginaw will make up the baseball game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Saginaw, while the Aledo Ladycats/Saginaw make-up softball game will be played at 7 p.m. that same day at the Saginaw softball field.
The Ladycats and Bearcats are expected to play their scheduled games tomorrow (Tuesday, April 20) at home against Springtown. Both contests will begin at 7 p.m.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo sprinter Abby Aldrich crosses the finish line first in the girls 400-meter dash Friday afternoon during running finals at the District 6-4A track meet at Springtown. The gold medal also earned Aldrich a trip to the Region I meet in San Angelo.
Aledo sprinters Johnathan Gray, Abby Aldrich each earn gold medals at 6-4A meet
Aledo sprinters Johnathan Gray and Abby Aldrich head a list of six Aledo tracksters and a relay team that qualified for the Region I meet Friday night during the District 6-4A track meet at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.
The top three individuals and the top three teams in relay races qualify for the regional meet.
Hornets hand Bearcats second straight district loss
Azle pitcher Emily Ditmore took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning as her Lady Hornets led the Aledo Ladycats 1-0 in a District 6-4A softball contest Tuesday night at Aledo.
But in an instant the game was tied as Aledo junior right fielder Carolyn Clayton broke the no-hitter and tied the score with a lead-off inside-the-park home run to left field.
Three batters later, Aledo junior shortstop Lauren Durham lofted a single to right field that drove in senior second baseman Kendall Kizer from third base for the game-winning run as the Ladycats prevailed, 2-1, to win their eighth consecutive district game.
Merrell finishes in second place overall after 2-hole playoff loss to Collings
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell chips onto the 18th green at Waterchase Golf Course in Fort Wort during the first-place playoff for top medalist at the District 6-4A tournament. Merrell finished second overall to lead the Bearcats Black team, which won the tournament by 22 strokes.
Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell shot a 75 today in the final round of the boys District 6-4A golf tournament at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth for a final total of 147 to pace the Bearcats Black team to a final-round score of 317 and a 36-hole total of 629 to win the tournament by 22 strokes over Birdville.
Merrell in first place in top medalist race after shooting 72
Jeffrey Merrell shot a 72 to lead the Aledo Bearcats "Black" team to an overall total of 312 and the lead after the opening round of the boys District 6-4A golf tournament Monday afternoon at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth.
The 36-hole tournament concludes tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13) at Waterchase. The top two teams qualify for the regional tournament in San Angelo.
Aledo Black leads by 18 strokes over over Birdville "Green" (330). Aledo's "Orange" team is in third place at 333, with Mineral Wells in fourth after posting a score of 341.
Merrell leads all individuals, including second-place medalist Zack Collings of Birdville Green, who posted a 74.
Pioneers hand Bearcats second district loss with 12-0 win
Coming on strong early at the plate and even stronger in the circle, the Aledo Ladycats pounded out eight hits and received another brilliant pitching performance from Kacie Brann on their way to a convincing 7-0 win over Boswell Friday night in a key District 6-4A game at Ladycat Field.
The win lifts AHS to an 8-2 district record and in a first-place tie with Boswell and Birdville. The Ladycats' victory also avenged an earlier loss to Boswell.
Aledo will continue 6-4A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at home against Azle.
Brann held Boswell to four hits while walking three and striking out nine. The sophomore has started each game during Aledo's seven-game winning streak.
AHS junior Alicia Stacy wins top medalist award
Improving by four strokes from their posted score of 351 in the opening round, the Aledo Ladycats golf team finished with a closing-round 347 for a 36-hole total of 698 to win the girls District 6-4A tournament by 91 strokes over second-place Birdville Friday afternoon at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Benbrook.
The victory advances the Ladycats to the regional tournament, which will be Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
The district's top medalist was Aledo junior Alicia Stacy, who closed with an 80 today after a first-round 84 to finish with a two-day total of 164.
Stacy fires 84 to lead Aledo link ladies
Aledo junior Alicia Stacy shot an 84 to lead the Ladycats to a total score of 351 in the first round of the 36-hole District 6-4A tournament Thursday afternoon at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Benbrook.
The Ladycats lead second-place Birdville (393) by 42 strokes and third-place Boswell (434) by 83 strokes.
The top two teams advance to the regional tournament.
The final round will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 9) at Pecan Valley. Stacy will be in the final group that will tee off at approximately 9:10 a.m.
Stacy shot a 43 on the front nine and rallied with a 41 on the back side.
Aledo junior Jenny France started with a 49 on the front side but came back with a 40 on the back nine to finish at 89.
Brann wins sixth straight in Ladycats' 4-0 victory over Brewer
Aledo senior pitcher Ryan Talley struck out 11 in six innings and senior reliever Austin Vassberg closed out the seventh with a pair of strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 5-1 victory over Brewer Tuesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Brewer.
The win raises the first-place Bearcats' district mark to 7-1. Aledo will continue 6-4A play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, at home against Boswell.
The Bearcats scored a run in the first, second and fourth innings for a 3-0 lead. Aledo put the game away in the sixth when Hayden Hall smashed a triple to score Rylan Riney and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Blake Dietrich.