Aledo remains in first place after big road volleyball victory
Aledo middle hitters Jordan Jacobs and Breana Sharratt combined for 29 kills, and sophomore setter Mallory Powell recorded a match-high 41 assists to lead the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23 victory over Birdville Tuesday night in District 5-4A action at Birdville.
The win raises the Ladycats record to 26-8, and 8-0 in district play.
Sharratt registered a match-high 16 kills, with Jacobs adding 13. Sharratt and Jacobs also finished with four blocks apiece.
Senior hitter Christa Daniel had a solid, all-around performance with 11 kills and a team-leading 23 digs. Senior libero Taylor Brown added 18 digs, with junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin finishing with 14 digs.
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Aledo junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin handles the ball as seniors Taylor Brown (2) and Christa Daniel (13) get into position. The first-place Ladycats will continue District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at second-place Birdville.
7-0 Ladycats face another district challenge against 5-2 Birdville
After winning their first five District 5-4A games, the state-ranked No. 11 Aledo Ladycats faced a situation last week where they would play the two teams tied for second place, Azle and Springtown.
Coming back from a 2-1 deficit in games, the Aledo Ladycats won game four by a 25-16 count and rode that momentum to win decisive game five in blowout fashion, 15-6, over the Springtown Lady Porcupines Friday night in District 5-4A action at Springtown.
The 25-27, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 15-6 win elevates the Ladycats' record to 25-8 and 7-0 in district play. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Birdville.
"Coach (Kathy) Goings told us (after game three) that there was no way we were going to lose the match," senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs said. "We are a tight-knit team, and we just drew closer, got focused and refused to lose.
"Our goal is to go undefeated in district, and we can still achieve that."
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 211 yards and scored four touchdowns, and junior quarterback Matt Bishop completed 17 of 22 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats to a convincing 62-21 victory over Springtown Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Springtown.
The win raises the Bearcats record to 2-0 in district play and 5-0 overall.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats lead Springtown 42-0 at halftime.
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Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats are on the field for game five of the 2010 season. Click the box below to watch the pre-game video as they face Parker County rival Springtown.
CHICAGO, Ill. - Southwest Baptist University and former Aledo Bearcat kicker Andrew Kocurek has been nominated for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Placekicker Award. Kocurek is one of 32 kickers in NCAA Football Championship Series (formerly called Division II, III, and NAIA) football to be nominated for the award.
Kocurek, a freshman from Aledo, TX and the starting kicker on Aledo's 2009 state championship team, is one of just two freshman to be nominated for the award, and is the lone nominee from the state of Missouri. Kocurek has 30 points on the year from a pair of field goals and 24 out of 26 extra points. Against William Jewell, Kocurek made a 47-yard field goal, the longest by a Bearcat since 2003.
Aledo BearcatsIt's the battle of orange and black, the District 5, 4A rivalry match
of Parker County. Watch The Community News Pre-game Show
to see how Bearcat football and Ladycat volleyball will fair against
the Porcupines of Springtown.
Scrappy Azle came into Tuesday night's District 5-4A match against the first-place Aledo Ladycats determined to knot up the district race.
The Lady Hornets show determination on defense, but still could not handle the potent Ladycat middle hitters as senior Jordan Jacobs and sophomore Breana Sharratt combined for 22 kills to lead Aledo past Azle, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20, in district action at the Aledo High School gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 6-0, while the Lady Hornets drop to 4-2. State-ranked No. 14 Aledo (24-8) will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at rival Springtown (5-1).
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Aledo senior libero Taylor Brown handles a serve as senior Christa Daniel (13) gets into position in a recent match. The district-leading Ladycats will host Azle in a 5-4A match at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 28) at the Aledo High School gym.
Azle brings 4-1 record into match against No. 14 Ladycats
The Azle Lady Hornets will buzz into Aledo Tuesday night in hopes on knotting the District 5-4A race.
First serve will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats (23-8) will bring a 5-0 record into the district match, while Azle sits a match back with Springtown as both teams are at 4-1.