AUSTIN, Texas—The 2011 UIL Conference 1A-5A football state championships will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the UIL announced Monday.
“We are excited to bring the UIL football championships back to Cowboys Stadium, one of the premiere venues in the state,” said UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins. “We will work closely with Cowboys Stadium in providing a first-class state championship experience and look forward to creating memorable moments for our student participants and fans.”
Aledo Athletics will hold its 2011 Fall Ball Registrations during the first weekend in August. Registrations will be held at Railhead in Willow Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Registration for honkball is $80. T-ball, baseball and softball registration is $90. AAI's Fall Ball program is meant to be an instructional and fundamental development program. There are no tryouts for fall baseball and softball - all teams are formed via a blind draft. For more information, visit www.aledoathletics.com or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Aledo 7-on-7 team is competing in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 National Finals at SMU Friday-Saturday, July 15-16.
Games begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Gerald R. Ford Stadium at SMU, and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday’s schedule is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the finals.
Qualifier events were held in 15 cities during May and June. Qualifying teams for the tournament include:
Louisiana – O. Perry Walker and Evangel Christian
Oklahoma – Metro Christian Academy
Pittsburgh – Thomas Jefferson and Clairton
Fort Worth – Aledo, Arlington Martin and Richland Hills
Dallas – Highland Park, Arlington Seguin and West Mesquite
Miami – Columbus
Birmingham – Erwin
Houston – Pearland Dawson, Westside and Cypress Fair
File Photo/The Community NewsSean O’Donnell, a 2011 graduate of Aledo High School, was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 2011 All-State baseball team as an honorable-mention. O’Donnell was previously named District 5-4A Offensive Player of the Year. He ended his senior season with a .444 batting average and .509 on-base percentage. O’Donnell had five triples, 11 doubles and 29 RBIs in the season.
Weatherford High School shortstop Kevin Cornelius was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 56-A All-State baseball team for 2011. Cornelius had a .509 batting average, hitting 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Caleb Frysinger breaks up a Wilmer-Hutchins pass play during the first round of the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Aledo went 5-2 at the tournament to qualify for the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The Bearcats also qualified for the Texas state 7-on-7 Tournament to be held at Texas A&M on July 15 and 16.
For more information, see the June 17 issue of The Community News.
Aledo High School has been selected to compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Teams at the tournament include Arlington, Arlington Martin, Denton Guyer, Aledo, Richland, Arlington Sam Houston, Arlington Lamar, Fort Worth Dunbar, Wilmer Hutchins (A. Maceo Smith), Grace Prep, Polytech, South Hills, South West, Sanger and Eastern Hills
The top two teams emerging from the Fort Worth qualifier will compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to prove who really is a shot caller, play maker and game breaker.
Action begins ay 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at O.D. Wyatt High School, 2400 East Seminary Drive in Fort Worth.
Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion pitched the Baylor Lady Bears to a 9-2 win over Georgia late this afternoon, which advances her team to the College Softball World Series starting Thursday. The game will be blogged live by baylorbears.com: http://www.baylorbears.com/blog/ingame-softball.html#
Former Aledo pitcher Whitney Canion pitched a shutout (a no-hitter through 6.2 innings) to lead Baylor to its fourth regional title with a 1-0 win over East Carolina yesterday in College Park, MD. The shutout marked Canion's 27th consecutive inning of shutout pitching.
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Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Shea Paul Wood makes his approach during the state 4A track meet held at the University of Texas in Austin. Wood cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to tie for eighth place. Teammate Johnathan Gray finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.90.
Check the May 20 issue of The Community News for additional photos.
The Aledo Bearcats scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and tie the final game of the Area Championship game this afternoon, but Burleson tacked another run in the bottom of the inning to win 7-6.
Full details will be in the May 20 issue of The Community News.