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Former Bearcat pitcher Talley signs with Weatherford College

July 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Weatherford College/Special to The Community News

Aledo High School graduate Ryan Talley has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Weatherford College next season.

The six-foot-two-inch pitcher was an All-District selection in both baseball and basketball for the Bearcats last season, and was a Christian Athlete of the Year nominee.

Pictured with Talley are (left to right): WC Head Coach Jeff Lightfoot, parents Martin and Lynn Talley, and WC assistant coach Flint Wallace.

Making her point

July 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Trinity Christian Academy instructor Lanae Fox instructs K.K. Mooney in a footwork drill at the TCA Lady Eagles Basketball Camp at the TCA gym. TCA and Aledo high schools will continue to hold summer sports camps in July and August.

Area summer sports camps:

Aledo Ladycat Volleyball Camp

Four Ladycats earn TGCA academic all-state honors

June 24, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitcher Sarah Simpson (shown above) along with teammates Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned Texas Girls Coaches Association academic all-state honors.

Aledo Ladycat softball players and 2010 graduates Sarah Simpson, Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned academic all-state honors from the Texas Girls Coaches Association, it was announced today (Thursday, June 24).

The all-state academic teams are comprised of athletes of member coaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Athletes must be a senior and must have a GPA of 94 or above for grades 9-11.

Sharpening skills

June 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Haley Johnson attacks a dribbling drill this past week at the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at the Aledo High School gym.

The camp, ran by TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie, offers sessions and individual instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.

Mittie and several TCU Lady Frogs players are instructors at the camp, which runs through June. Applications are still being accepted for group sessions or individual, private instruction.

For more information call Jodi Christian at 817-257-7693 or email j.christian@tcu.edu.

Texas Football Magazine predicts Bearcats will repeat state championship

June 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, which hit newsstands this week, predicts the Aledo Bearcats will repeat as state champions and win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title.

The magazine lists the Bearcats No. 2 overall in its Class 4A Top 25 pre-season poll. Texas Football ranks three-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Lake Travis as its top team in the pre-season poll.

In a battle between both defending Class 4A state champions, the Bearcats will travel to Lake Travis for a non-district game on Sept. 10. The Cavaliers are currently enjoying a 46-game winning streak that includes the three state titles.

Cowboys Stadium will host Class 4A state championship games in December

June 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cowboys Stadium will play host to six UIL state championship football games in December, including the Class 4A, Division II state title game. The Aledo Bearcats defeated Brenham, 35-21, last year in the 4A, Division II state championship game.

Dallas Cowboys venue in Arlington also to play host to Class 5A, 3A state title contests

The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that Cowboys Stadium will play host to six high school state championship games in contests that will be played over two weekends in December, including the Class 4A Division II (small schools) state championship game.

Learning from the best

June 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jessica Martin (left) receives instruction from TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie and Lady Frogs forward Emily Carter during the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at Aledo High School.

Getting her kicks

June 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jayce Newman blasts a corner kick Monday morning (June 14) during the Aledo Ladycats/Bearcats Soccer Camp at the Aledo High School practice fields. Soccer camp will run through Thursday, June 17.

Click on the photo for our gallery of sports camp photos!

Perfect form

June 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Zane Willems displays correct form during fielding drills at the Aledo Bearcat Baseball Camp. The camp runs through Thursday at Bearcat Field.

Swinging away

June 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Fourteen-year-old Kori Kizer takes a big cut off a toss from Brock head coach Sara Williamson Monday morning during the Ladycats Softball Camp at the Ladycats softball field. The camp ends on Thursday.

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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