Aledo senior Carl Williams jumped a season-best 7 feet to win the boys' Class 4A state high jump competition this morning (Friday, May 9) at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin.
Williams won the event by six inches over second-place finisher Kene Nwangwu of Frisco Heritage.
Tonight's (Thursday) softball game between Aledo and Denton Guyer has been postponed. Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 at L.D. Bell High School. Game two will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at the same location, followed by Game three, if necessary.
Photo by Kaylee Jensen
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Tonight's (May 8) area playoff baseball series opener between the Aledo Bearcats and Wichita Falls High School at Wichita Falls has been postponed, and a new best-of-3 series schedule has been announced.
Game 1 will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 9) at Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls, with Game 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 10) at Aledo.
If a Game 3 is necessary it will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday (May 10) at Mineral Wells.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitchers Chris Reed (shown above) and Taco Anderson each threw shutouts in playoff wins last week. The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls in an area series, while the Aledo Ladycats will face Denton Guyer in a regional quarterfinal series. Both series begin Thursday.
Both the Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will continue Class 4A, Region I playoff action on Thursday.
The Ladycats and Guyer will square off in a best-of-3 regional quarterfinals series that begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at L.D. Bell High School. Game two will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at L.D. Bell, with game three, if necessary, to be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.D. Bell.
The Bearcats have yet to allow a run in the playoffs and will face Wichita Falls High School in a best-of-3 area playoff series.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls, with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Aledo High School baseball field. Game three, if necessary, will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells High School.
Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons expects a close series between two good teams.
“Guyer is solid all around,” he said “They are well coached by Keith Medford, a coach I really respect, and he does a good job with them. They have a good pitcher (Shayne Starkey) and they play good defense.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitcher Taco Anderson fires a pitch during the Bearcats series-clinching win May 2 at Aledo.
Playoff dates, times and locations are set for the Aledo Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball squad.
The Bearcats will face Wichita Falls High School in a Class 4A, Region I area championship series.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Wichita Falls with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Aledo. Game three is "tentatively" set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Mineral Wells. Check back here later in the week for more details on game three.
The Ladycats will face Denton Guyer in a Class 4A, regional quarterfinal series. All games in the series will be played at L.D. Bell High School.
Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with game two set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Game three, if necessary, will be played at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats won in the second game of their respective playoff series to earn sweeps and will each advance in the 4A playoffs.
At Aledo, the Bearcats defeated Crowley, 11-0, behind a three-hit shutout by Taco Anderson. Anderson struck out nine - including three in the last inning - and walked just one in a game called by run rule after 4-1/2 innings.
Zayne Willems (double, single), Wade Rayburn (single, double)Connor Duer (two singles) and Hershel Gardner (double, single) each swatted a pair of hits, with Gardner and Duer each driving in two runs.
The Bearcats will advance to the area round and play the winner of the Wichita Falls/Chisholm Trail series.
At Trophy Club, the Ladycats outlasted Byron Nelson, 7-5, to win the area championship. The Ladycats will advance to the regional quarterfinals and face the winner of the Burleson Centennial/Denton Guyer series.
Rhylie Makawe and Megan Mason each swatted a home run to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 12-2 victory over Byron Nelson Thursday night in game one of a best-of-3 area championship softball series at the AHS softball field.
Lauren Craine got the win in the circle for AHS, limiting the high-scoring Lady Bobcats to six hits.
The Ladycats scored three runs in first and added six in the second. Three of the runs in the second inning came on a three-RBI triple by Tori Gore.
Makawe and Mason's blasts occurred in the Ladycats' three-run third inning.
Craine retired three of four batters in the top of the fifth as the game was called on run rule.
Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 at Byron Nelson High School.
The Community News provides live coverage of the Aledo Ladycats softball team as they face Byron Nelson in Area playoff action. Game time is 7 p.m. Thursday. Join us right here!