Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.
By Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler
The Community News
On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the Aledo varsity softball team lost to Grapevine 3-1
Last year this same team beat Aledo 22-10.
“We played well,” said Coach Jeff Lemons.
Going into the game the ‘Cats were 2-2 for the early season. They had beaten Haltom 6-2 and Trinity 9-0 the previous week in the Birdville Tournament.
Grapevine was undefeated going into the game.
The Ladcats’ Allie Arneson #6 had a double in the game and Megan Mason #15, the designated hitter, hit two singles. Kacie Brann, the senior pitcher, who has signed with Angelo State, had a single and an RBI. Alex Cook #9 had a hit, and Tori Gore, a sophomore, scored a run.
“We scored in the sixth, left the bases loaded and needed one hit to make this a completely different game,” Coach Lemons said.
The Ladycats won three of their six games last weekend at their tournament in Aledo. The teams that competed were A&M Consolidated (5A), Grapevine (5A), Aledo (4A), Lake Dallas (4A), Northwest (5A), Arlington Bowie (5A) and Graham (3A).
The tournament opened up with Aledo beating A&M Consolidated 9-5 on Thursday.
Later the Ladycats lost to Grapevine 14-13.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Matt Bishop led the Bearcats Tuesday night with 14 points.
The Aledo Bearcats made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years, and for a while gave the state's number three ranked Trimble Tech Bulldogs all the game they wanted in a bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Haltom City.
In a classic case of the game being closer than the final score (61-39), Aledo led after one quarter, 13-12, and midway through the second quarter went ahead 19-13 before the Bulldogs started battling back.
See the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News for full coverage of the game. Click on the photo above for a gallery from the game.
1Q - Aledo 13, Tech 12
2Q - Tech 23, Aledo 21
3Q - Tech 35, Aledo 27
4Q - Tech 61, Aledo 39
The Aledo Ladycats fell to Arlington Seguin Friday night in the area championship basketball game, 49-44. More details will be available in the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News..
The Aledo Bearcats basketball team will play Trimble Tech in bi-district action at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. The game will be the second of a two-playoff set: Timber Creek will play Arlington Heights at 6 p.m.
The Aledo Ladycats will play Arlington Sequin in the Area Playoff basketball game at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Mansfield High School.
Screenshot of Baylor Web Site
Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion was named Big 12 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the sixth time. Click on the image above for more information.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Bronte Frank wrestles for position under the boards in the Ladycats' victory over Southwest on Monday.
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Southwest 58-37 in bi-district basketball. Aledo led 46-25 at the end of the third quarter. The 'Cats led 28-19 at the half after leading 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. Read the full story in the Feb. 17 issue of The Community News. Check this site for upcoming playoff schedules.
Click on the photo above for a gallery of images from the game
The District 5-4A undefeated Aledo Ladycats will play Fort Worth Southwest High School for the bi-district championship at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Burleson High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Aledo will be the home team.
NBC 5 will present the Aledo Bearcat football team with the NBC 5 Inside High School Football Team of the Year Award during half time of the boys varsity basketball game Friday, Feb. 3.
Go support the Ladycat and Bearcat basketball teams as they take on Boswell at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, then celebrate with the football team as they receive the Team of the Year Award.
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