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Ladycats host Byron Nelson in District 5-4A action today

September 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Fresh off a sweep last Friday over Birdville, the Aledo Ladycats will host Trophy Club Byron Nelson today (Tuesday, Sept. 14) in a District 5-4A volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. at the Aledo High School gym.

The state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats (19-8, 1-0) will face a Nelson team (0-1) seeking its first district win.

The junior varsity and freshman matches will begin at 5:30 p.m.

In other 5-4A action on Tuesday, Springtown (1-0) will travel to Boswell (1-0); Azle (1-0) is at Keller Timber Creek (0-1); and Birdville (0-1) hosts Brewer (0-1).

Bearcats ranked No. 1 in new AP Class 4A poll

September 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Bearcats jumped to the top spot in the Associated Press Top 10 Class 4A schoolboy poll for Sept. 13, 2010.

The Bearcats (3-0), who jumped to No. 1 from the No. 2 spot after defeating previous No. 1 Lake Travis, 14-10, Friday night (Sept. 10) at Lake Travis, secured 24 of a possible 25 first-place votes.

Lake Travis (2-1), which saw a 48-game winning streak come to an end, dropped to the No. 4 spot.

Previous No. 3 Brenham, the 2009 DII finalist, moved up to the No. 2 spot, while Denton Ryan moved up a spot to No. 3.

The AP Class 4A poll:

School Total Points Prv
1. Aledo (24) (3-0) 249 2
2. Brenham (3-0) 206 3
3. Denton Ryan (3-0) 187 4
4. Lake Travis (2-1) 171 1

WC ex wins big in pro rodeo

September 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

By Brent Baker
Weatherford College

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
 
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
 
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb. 
 
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
 

Aledo Bearcats named 'Army Strong Team of the Week' after huge win over Lake Travis

September 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Fort Worth, Texas – September 13, 2010 – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Aledo High School Bearcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 4A.

The Bearcats were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.

Ladycats sweep Birdville in District 5-4A opener

September 11, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo to continue district play at home Tuesday against Byron Nelson HS

The Aledo Ladycats raised their overall record to 19-8 after defeating Birdville in the District 5-4A opener in convincing fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Friday night (Sept. 10) at the AHS gym.

The Ladycats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home against Byron Nelson High School.

In other 5-4A action on Friday, Springtown swept Nelson (25-20, 25-23, 25-17); Boswell downed Keller Timber Creek (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) and Azle defeated Brewer (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23).

Bearcats win clash of 4A titans

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

No. 2 Aledo stops No. 1 Lake Travis' 48-game win streak with 14-10 victory

By Tony Eierdam

For the first time in 49 games, the Lake Travis Cavaliers can now put a mark in the loss column thanks to the Aledo Bearcats.

The Bearcats, who can now lay claim as the best team in Class 4A, defeated the Div. I, 4A Champions 14-10 Friday night with the support of an Aledo crowd that filled up the entire visitor's side - with the addition of three sets of portable bleachers - at Lake Travis High School's Cavalier Stadium.

The Bearcats took the lead for good in the fourth quarter when Johnathan Gray scored from a yard out on 4th and goal with six minutes remaining in the contest.

Video highlights of Aledo-Lake Travis game

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.

CLASH OF 4A CHAMPIONS

September 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community NewsJames Albritton/The Community News

Junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray and the Bearcats will be on the state-wide stage when No. 2 Aledo travels to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday (Sept. 10) to take on the Cavaliers in a battle between last year's Class 4A state champions.

No. 2 Bearcats travel to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday in battle of last year’s 4A champions on

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Every year, after the UIL football playoffs are decided, each classification awards two state championships in football.

State-ranked No. 12 Ladycats close out non-district volleyball play with sweep of North Crowley

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a team-high 11 kills with four blocks and senior hitter Christa Daniel added 10 kills to lead the Class 4A state-ranked No. 12 Aledo Ladycats to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 victory over 5A North Crowley Tuesday night in a non-district match at North Crowley.

The win - in the final non-district match for Aledo - raises the Ladycats' record to 18-8.

The Ladycats will begin District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against rival Birdville.

Aledo junior hitter Tyler Gromann finished with seven kills while adding three blocks, with sophomore setter Mallory Powell recording a match-high 31 assists.

Ladycats ranked for first time this year at No. 12 in TGCA volleyball poll

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats conclude non-district play today at North Crowley

The Aledo Ladycats are ranked No. 12 in the latest Top 15 poll, it was announced this morning by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Aledo (17-8) will conclude non-district play today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) at 6:30 p.m. at North Crowley.

The TGCA Class 4A poll:

1. Richardson Pearce
2. Lake Travis
3. Magnolia
4. Friendswood
5. Brenham
6. Barbers Hill
7. Dallas Highland Park
8. Alamo Heights
9. Houston Stratford
10. Dumas
11. Pearland Dawson
12. ALEDO
13. Waco Midway
14. Hereford
15t. Red Oak
15t. Hallsville
15t. Canyon Randall
15t. Frenship

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

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