Down 1-0 at the half, Aledo scored a pair of second-half goals and goalkeeper Makenzie Covington turned back a late Fort Worth Arlington Heights charge as the Ladycats held off the Lady Jackets, 2-1, in the girls' championship match of the Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions Saturday night at Bearcat Stadium.
After the match, Ladycats senior defender Danielle Trought was selected as the tournament MVP.
Heights took a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 28:42 mark of the opening half that stood for the reminder of the half.
But with 26:05 left to play, Kristen Burns scored from point-blank range on a rebound to tie the match at 1-1.
The play began with a corner kick from Kaitlin Detherage.
Paced by a 21-point fourth quarter, Burleson stopped Aledo's 3-game district winning streak as the Lady Elks held off the Ladycats, 46-34, Friday night in a District 8-5A game at Burleson High School.
The loss - at the halfway point of girls' district play - drops the Ladycats to 4-3, while the win raises the Lady Elks' league mark to 5-2.
Rhylie Makawe led the Ladycats with 16 points and eight rebounds, with Kara Williams adding eight points.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Hannah Haeussler with six points, and Rebekah Hissam and Cameron Huddleston, each with two.
Burleson 48, Bearcats 41
Aledo forward Peyton Laughley fires a shot for the first goal of the Ladycats' 5-1 victory over South Hills Friday afternoon during the girls' semifinals of the Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions at Bearcat Stadium. The Ladycats will play for the tournament championship at 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 17) at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo forward Peyton Laughley set the pace with an early score and AHS added four more goals as the Ladycats ran past Fort Worth South Hills, 5-1, Friday afternoon in the girls' semifinals of the Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions at Bearcat Stadium.
The win puts the Ladycats in the girls' championship match which will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 17) at Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo Bearcats head football coach Steve Wood received LaDainian Tomlinson's 1st Down Club of Fort Worth Coach of The Year Award last night during their annual banquet held at the Fort Worth Hilton Hotel.
Other nominees were Steve Lineweaver of Trinity HS, Todd Rogers of Argyle and Bob Wager of Martin HS.
Aledo guard Kara Williams (25) and post Hannah Haeussler (21) defend the lane Tuesday night during the Ladycats 56-51 victory over first-place Crowley at the AHS gym.
Cameron Huddleston scored 15 points and Kara Williams added 14 to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 56-51 victory over Crowley Tuesday night in a District 8-5A basketball game at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district record to 4-2, while the loss drops Crowley to 4-2.
The Ladycats led 17-15 after the first quarter and built a 32-23 lead at the half.
Aledo outscored Crowley 15-9 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Crowley 62, Bearcats 42
Aledo junior guard Emily Unger sets up the offense on Jan. 9 during the Ladycats win over Everman at the AHS gym.
District basketball and home tournament soccer action are on slate this week as Aledo High School and AMS sports teams enjoy a busy week.
On Tuesday, the AHS basketball teams will continue District 8-5A play at home against Crowley.
The Bearcats and Crowley will tip off at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym followed by the Ladycats/Crowley contest at approximately 8 p.m.
Freshman post Sarah Haeussler scored a game-high 17 points and sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston added 12 to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 53-33 victory over Everman Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 3-2 and puts the AHS ladies in a second-place tie. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 0-5.
The Ladycats jumped out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back. AHS led 25-13 at the half and took a 40-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Rhylie Makawe with seven points, Hannah Haeussler with six, Hannah Berkovsky with five, and Treva Davis and Kara Williams, each with three.
Everman 51, Bearcats 41
Aledo senior guard Dawson Gates looks down low during the Bearcats loss to Centennial on Tuesday. The Bearcats and Ladycats will continue District 8-5A play today against Everman at the AHS gym. The boys game will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the girls contest at approximately 8 p.m.
District 8-5A basketball action continues today at the Aledo High School gym when the Bearcats and Ladycats host Everman.
The Bearcats and Bulldogs will tip off at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym.
Aledo will bring a 1-1 district mark into the contest, while Everman (2-0) tries to stay on top of the league standings.
The Ladycats and Lady Bulldogs will tip off after the boys' game at approximately 8 p.m.
Entering the final quarter with the game tied, the Aledo Ladycats went on an 18-6 fourth-quarter run to race past Burleson Centennial, 47-35, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A basketball game at Centennial High School.
The win evens the Ladycats district mark at 2-2. The Ladycats will continue district play at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at home against Everman.
The Bearcats raced out to a 6-0 lead at Centennial on Tuesday but never led again as the Spartans ended the opening period on a 13-2 run on their way to a 75-36 win.
The loss levels the Bearcats District 8-5A record at 1-1. The Bearcats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at home against Everman.
For the complete story on both Aledo games at Centennial see the Jan. 9 issue of The Community News.
Ladycats senior Hannah Berkovsky (14) sets up defensively during a recent district contest. The Ladycats and Bearcats will resume District 8-5A play today at Burleson Centennial.
District hoops action is back as both the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats basketball teams will resume District 8-5A play today at Burleson Centennial.
The Bearcats bring a 1-0 league mark into the contest. Tip off against the Spartans (0-1) will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Centennial High School gym.
The Ladycats (1-2) hope to even up their district mark against the Lady Spartans (2-1).
Tip off will be following the boys' game at approximately 8 p.m.