Aledo fell to Friendswood 21-25 in the first game of the state semifinal in Garland. Aledo came back to win the second, 25-23, and the third, 25-22. Friendswood came back to win the fourth game 19-25, but Aledo prevailed 15-11.
The Ladycats will play in the state championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Garland.
The Aledo Ladycats will play the Friendswood Mustangs in the state 4A volleyball semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard in Garland.
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10. A three-day tournament pass is $25 and a two-day pass is $18.
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The Aledo Ladycats defeated Dumas on Saturday, 25-16, 25-11, 25-9 to earn a trip to the state tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Nov. 15-17. Check this site for game schedules, and check the Nov. 16 issue of The Community News for additional details and photos.
Ladycats heading to state!
Aledo defeated Amarillo 25-17 in the first game of the regional semifinal at Abilene Christian University. The Ladycats lost the second game 21-25. Aledo won the third game 25-18. Aledo lost the fourth game 20-25, setting up the final game, which Aledo won 15-7. Aledo will play Dumas at noon Saturday for the regional championship at Abilene Christian University.
Trimble Tech won the toss and receives at the West end. They take over at the 20 yard line after the return.
2 plays for negative yards lead to a pass on third down. Tyson Mauser intercepts the pass and returns it 10 yards for the first Bearcat points.
His touchdown and Chance Nevarez PAT make it 7-0 Aledo.
Aledo Gets the ball back on a punt after a three and out by the Bulldogs.
The first play is a 54 yard touchdown by Baker Roberson. 14-0 Bearcats.
Unable to move the ball, the Bulldogs punt again.
The Bearcats drive the ball all the way down to the Tech 2 yard line, but a fumble gives the Bulldogs another offensive opportunity, when they recover the ball at their own 10 yard line.
The Bearcat defense allows 1 first down, in the entire first quarter, and they will get the ball back on a punt at the Bulldogs 33 yard line.
The first play is a Jess Anders run to the right side for 31 yards. From the 2 yard line, Jess takes it in for another Bearcat touchdown. After the PAT the score is Aledo 21 as the first quarter ends.
A nice return by the Bulldogs gets their next drive started at the Aledo 43 yard line.
Another Aledo interception, this time by Brock Parker, get The Bearcats the ball back.
A nice pass from Pate Davis to Taco Anderson for a first down. Two plays later Pate throws a 37 yard touchdown pass to Willie Gibson, who makes a beautiful catch for the score. 28-0 Aledo.
The Bearcat defense holds the Bulldogs again and Clayton Lowe returns their punt to the Aledo 48.
Updated to reflect change in Saturday game time
The Aledo Ladycats head to the regional volleyball tournament at 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum on the campus of Abilene Christian University.
The Ladycats will face powerhouse Amarillo, who defeated Canyon Randall 25-23, 25-13, 25-23. Aledo defeated Byron Nelson 25-12, 25-19, 25-23.
The matchup between Aledo and Amarillo will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. The winner of that match will play the winner of the Dumas/Burleson match on Saturday at 12 p.m.
A 7:00 pm start from Central High School Gym in Keller.
We are underway.
The Aledo Ladycats begin on a 9-3 run to get things started. Byron Nelson takes a timeout.
It's 14-4 Ladycats before they give up serve.
!7-7 and the Ladycats have serve back. 19-7 and Nelson again uses a timeout. Aledo still serving. 23-11 Aledo when Byron Nelson gets to serve again.
25-11 Aledo Ladycats is the Final in game 1.
Game 2 starts off with a 7-4 Ladycats lead when Nelson gets serve back.
Big plays from Mykah Wilson, Brianna Sharrat and
Sarah Smith during that run. It's 9-9 and Aledo loses the serve. Another kill from Brianna gets Aledo serve back. 11 all Aledo serving. 14-11 Aledo and another Nelson timeout. Mykah and Brianna's play at the net leads the Ladycats to a 19-12 lead. Ashley, Haylee and Raygan are going all out for every dig.
Raygan McClelland's serve gets the score all the way to 22-13 before Nelson gets another serve.
23-15 Aledo, Nelson serves. 23-17 Ladycats, they take a timeout. Nelson still has serve. 23-19 Aledo and the Nelson Bobcats serve.
Brianna Sharrat serves for the game, and Sara Smith's kill puts it away.
25-19 Aledo in Game 2. Ladycats lead 2 games to none.
The two Teams trade points and serve all the way to 8 all. Ladycats serving. 9 all Byron Nelson serving.
12-10 Byron Nelson and they are serving. They have the serve again at 15-12. They serve at 18-16. It's 21-17 Bobcats, they still have serve.
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Denton 25-10, 25-12, 25-13 Friday to capture the area championship in volleyball. The match was played at Brewer High School. The Ladycats will play Byron Nelson for a chance to advance to the regional tournament at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Keller Central High School.
Granbury won the toss and deferred.
Aledo will receive to start the game.
Jonny Carter returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 28 yard line. The drive gets off to a tough start, until a Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger pass gets the Bearcats a first down at their 40 yard line.
A third down Davis to Taco Anderson pass gets the ball all the way down to the Pirates 5 yard line. On the next play Pate Davis carries to the left side for Aledo's first points. After the Chance Nevarez PAT, the score is Aledo 7 Granbury 0.
Granbury overcomes a penalty on their first series to make a first down. Aledo's Jonny Carter recovers a Pirate fumble and returns it to the Granbury 23, then Caleb Frysinger has a nice run up the middle. Pate Davis runs 23 yards for another Bearcat touchdown. PAT good, 14-0 Aledo.
Tyson Mauser and Zach Hyles anchor a strong defensive series and the Pirates are forced to punt the ball back to the Bearcats.
Frysinger up the middle for a couple of tough yards and a Bearcat first down. A 15 yard pass to Matthew Hawkins, then a 13 yard Frysinger touchdown run. 21-0 Bearcats after the Nevarez PAT.
The Pirates have some success on their next series, but Gunner Johnson and Jordan Mittie seem to be everywhere the ball is. A big tackle for a loss by Gunner Johnson forces another Granbury punt.
The Bearcats fumble at their 40 yard line and the Pirates get another chance.
The Pirates go for it on a 4th down, but the Bearcat defense holds. Aledo ball at their 42 yard line.
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Raygan McLelland served aces on the final two points of the first game in Aledo's 25-17,25-14,25-16 bi-district win over Burleson Centennial on Tuesday.
Next stop for the Ladycats is the Area Championship round against Denton, which will be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Brewer High School.
For a gallery of photos from Tuesday night's game, visit: http://smu.gs/SfglLv