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Big blast

August 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior hitter Lindsey Baird tries to spike a ball past senior middle Jordan Jacobs Monday afternoon during the Ladycats second practice of the day at the AHS gym as head coach Kathy Goings looks on in the background.

Ladycats survive "Going's Mile" run; first day of practice begins this morning

August 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Paced by senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs (inside lane), the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team pushes off the start line to begin their annual mile run early Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium. Each lady is required to finish the mile in eight minutes to be allowed to practice. All varsity members finished the run in the required time.

All varsity Ladycats finish mile in required time

As she does annually, Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings began the 2010 volleyball season with a mile run - a run each player must finish in eight minutes or less to be allowed to practice.

Ladycats begin 2010 season Monday with "Going's Mile"

July 29, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior outside hitter Christa Daniel sends down a spike last year during a Class 4A playoff match. The Ladycats begin two-a-day workouts for the 2010 season on Monday, Aug. 2.

Ladycats begin grueling first-week workout schedule with mile run

The 2010 Aledo Ladycats volleyball team will begin August two-a-day workouts on Monday, Aug. 2 with the "Going's Mile" run at 7:30 a.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

Each Ladycat is required to run a mile in eight minutes or less or she will not be able to practice. Last season, every varsity Ladycat ran the mile in less than eight minutes.

Bearcat Football Camp begins Monday

July 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Bearcats quarterbacks coach Blake Christenson instructs young signal-caller hopefuls last year at the Bearcats Football Camp. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5, and late registration is available.

The 2010 Bearcat Football camp will be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the AHS practice fields for students entering grades 3-9.

Cost is $80 per camper, and late registration is available on all camp days.

Family rates include $120 for two campers and $160 for three or more campers.

For more information call 817-441-5152.

Former Bearcat all-district pitcher Calvin Loftis signs with Howard College

July 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Former Aledo Bearcat and two-time District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year Calvin Loftis signs a scholarship letter to play baseball this fall at Howard College in Big Spring. Shown behind Calvin (from left) are Aledo ISD athletic director Tim Buchanan, former head baseball coach Ryan McCurley, Calvin's parents, David and Lisa Loftis, along with Calvin's brother, James.

Former Ladycat Kendall Kizer to play in TGCA softball all-star game today

July 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Former All-District 6-4A first-team second baseman Kendall Kizer will play for the West squad at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 13) at the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A/4A All-Star Game at the Workman Complex in Arlington.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.

Kizer will play softball next year at Vernon College.

The all-star game is part of the annual week-long TGCA summer clinic.

The 3A/2A/1A game will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Workman Complex. Brock's Meghan Bailey will be playing for the West team.

New coach Steve Smith's first Aledo Cage Camp

July 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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New Aledo Bearcats head boys basketball coach Steve Smith goes over the finer points of the game Monday morning at the Bearcat Basketball Aledo Cage Camp at the AHS gym.

This morning campers worked on dribbling, passing, perimeter shooting and free throw shooting before playing in 3-on-3 games at the end of the session.

The camp ends Thursday, July 15.

Hix to be featured in July 16 issue

July 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

UT Athletic Department Photography

Former Aledo Bearcats all-state offensive lineman Kyle Hix (64), entering his senior season at the University of Texas, will be featured in the sports section of the July 16 issue of The Community News.

Hix has played in 40 games in three years for the Longhorns. He has started the last 28 games for Texas, including last season's BCS Championship Game.

He was an All-Big 12 selection last year.

Camp concludes

July 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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The Aledo Ladycats Volleyball Camp concludes today (Thursday, July 8) after four days of morning and afternoon sessions. Above, Katie Mitchell bumps a pass up to the net during a frantic serve/receive drill in the afternoon session (grades 7-9) that had the girls hustle to five different spots to return balls.

The Aledo Ladycats will begin August two-a-day practices on Monday, Aug. 2 with an early-morning mile run.

The Ladycats season opener will be Monday, Aug. 9 with a dual match at Waco Midway. Granbury will be the third team at the match.

Sending it down at Ladycats volleyball camp

July 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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McKenzie Lyon rips a serve during a serve/receive drill this morning (Tuesday, July 6) at the Aledo High School gym. The last day of the camp will be Thursday (July 8).

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 20

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Waxahachie Tournament, Waxahachie CC, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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