AHS captures four District 6-4A titles including a sweep in doubles
Fourteen Aledo High School tennis players quaified for the regional meet after the District 6-4A tournament concluded today at TCU.
Aledo senior Kristin Brikmanis earned the girls' singles championship with a comeback victory. After falling 6-2 in the first set, the three-time district singles champion fought back with wins of 6-2, 6-2, with three service breaks in the final set.
In boys' singles, Aledo freshman Rob Raines fell to returning district champion Vincent Nguyen of Boswell, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, but with his second-place finish secured a spot at the regional tournament.
The top two in each event qualify for the regional tournament, which will be Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, in San Angelo
Bearcats in first-place tie with Birdville after 4-2 win over Hawks
Aledo sophomore pitcher Kacie Brann allowed three hits and a walk while striking out nine to lead the Ladycats to a 5-1 victory over Birdville Friday night in District 6-4A action at Ladycat Field.
The win - the Ladycats fifth in a row - raises Aledo's 6-4A record to 6-2 and puts AHS in a second-place tie with Birdville. Boswell leads the district with a 7-1 mark.
With the victory in the circle, Brann raised her district record to an unblemished 5-0.
AHS will continue district play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Brewer.
The Ladycats broke a scoreless tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cy Wilson
The National Football Foundation (NFF) Gridiron Club of Dallas announced today the 53 North Texas scholar-athletes who will be honored for their accomplishments on and off the field at the club's second annual awards banquet. The event will be held April 20 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Aledo Bearcats senior defensive end Cy Wilson will be one of the 53 players honored.
"We are proud to announce our second scholar-athlete class for the North Texas region," said Gerald Brence, the president of the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas and the athletics director for the Plano Independent School District.
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Aledo junior power lifter Austin Price, shown in squat competition at the Class 4A state power lifting meet on March 27 in Abilene, finished sixth overall in his weight class with a total of 1,450 pounds.
Price went in to the state meet with the 17th-best total and finished sixth out of 20 in his weight class. Price had personal best lifts in all three competitions. He had a 330-pound bench, a 600-pound squat and a 520-pound dead lift for a 1,450-pound total that was up 50 lbs. from his regional total.
Midlothian broke a scoreless first-half tie with two goals in the second half and held back a late Aledo charge as the Panthers defeated the Bearcats, 2-1, Tuesday night in a Class 4A regional quarterfinals soccer match at Northwest ISD Stadium.
The Bearcats finish the season with a 22-2-1 record.
The game was scoreless in the first half as AHS poured on the offensive pressure with several scoring opportunies.
But in the second half, Midlothian scored goals at the 21:31 and 17:44 marks to take a 2-0 lead.
Aledo had a pair of excellent scoring chances in the second half just three minutes apart. A header by Yusef Marwan flew over the cross bar by six inches, and a close-range shot by Marwan three minutes later hit the crossbar as the Panthers cleared out the rebound.
Brann throws one-hitter in Ladycats' 5-0 win
Aledo raised its District 6-4A record to 5-1 after the Bearcats cruised to an 11-1 victory over Mineral Wells Tuesday night at Bearcat Field.
Ryan Talley was the winning pitcher for the Bearcats, allowing just one hit.
Blake Dietrich led the Bearcats at the plate, going three-for-three including a double and a triple while recording three RBI. Hayden Hall also collected a pair of extra-base hits with a double and a triple.
Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Birdville.
Ladycats 5, Mineral Wells 0
Aledo sophomore pitcher Kacie Brann fired a one-hitter as the Ladycats shut out Mineral Wells, 5-0.
The boys soccer season is over.
Aledo lost to the Midlothian Panthers 2-1 in the quarter-finals matchup in regionals at Northwest ISD Stadium.
A late goal by the Bearcats was not enough for Aledo to catch up to the Panthers who already had a 2-0 lead. The game could've been tied at two, but a Bearcat goal was taken back following an offsides call.
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Bishop's squeeze bunt in 8th seals win
Aledo senior pitcher Ryan Conn threw an eight-inning no-hitter to lift the Bearcats to a 1-0 victory over North Crowley Saturday in non-district action at Bearcat Field.
The win lifts the state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats overall mark to 16-6. Aledo will jump back into District 6-4A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at home against Mineral Wells.
Aledo scored the game's only run in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore second baseman Matt Bishop drove in Brendan Snyder on a squeeze bunt.
In a rematch of last year's fourth-round soccer playoff contest, the Aledo Bearcats will face Midlothian at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Northwest ISD Stadium in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal match.
The winner of the contest will advance to the regional tournament in Wichita Falls. Regional semifinals will be Friday, April 2, and the regional final will be Saturday, April 3.
All games in the Region I tournament will be played at Wichita Falls ISD Memorial Stadium.
Bearcats advance in playoffs after 2-1 win over Birdville
Aledo senior goalkeeper Justen Woody turned back three late Birdville shots from close range, including a breakaway with two and a half minutes remaining in the match, to help the Bearcats to a 2-1 victory over Birdville Friday night in a Class 4A sectional match at Brewer High School.
Birdville had cut the AHS lead to 2-1 with 5:56 left in the match on a goal by forward Anthony Bardon. The Hawks, using a strong win at their backs in the second half, continued to put on pressure in the Bearcats' defensive end.
Rinker, Scott hit homers in Bearcats' 20-6 victory
Aledo pitchers Kacie Brann and Sarah Simpson combined to hold Springtown to one run as the pair led the Ladycats to a 7-1 victory over the Lady Porcupines Friday night in District 6-4A action at Springtown.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 4-2. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at home against Mineral Wells.
Aledo ripped 13 hits in the contest, as five Ladycats recorded at least a pair of hits, including Shelby Stockard, whose 2-RBI double in the first inning proved to be the game-winning hit. Stockard also registered a single in the game.
Lauren Durham led Aledo at the plate with a double and a pair of singles.
Also collecting a pair of base hits were Kendall Kizer, Aubri Jordan and Jordan Simons, who has been hot at the plate with six hits in the Ladycats last two games.
Brann earned the win and pitched the first three innings, with Simpson in the circle for the last four frames.
Bearcats 20, Springtown 6