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Loftis throws two-hitter to lead Bearcats to 14-0 win

March 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis allowed just two hits in six innings to lead the Bearcats to a 14-0 victory over Lubbock Coronado Thursday at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.

The state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats (5-2) will continue tournament play at 7 p.m. today against Trinity at Trinity High School.

Loftis (1-1) gave way to senior Austin Vassberg in the seventh inning, who sent Coronado down in order in the final frame.

The Bearcats swatted 13 hits, including a home run each by Asher Zeeb and Lawton Rinker.

The Bearcats also played Richland on Thursday, falling 6-1.

Aledo track teams to compete at Pojo Relays on Saturday

March 4, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats track teams will compete on Saturday, March 6, at the Pojo Relays at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.

The meet will begin at 8 a.m. with the girls and boys 3200-meter run.

The junior varsity girls will begin each running event followed by the varsity girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys. The order changes in some field events.

Girls running preliminaries will begin at 9 a.m., and girls field events and boys running preliminaries are scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Running finals will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Finals events in order:
4x100 relay
800 dash
100-110 hurdles
100 dash
4x200 relay
400 dash
300 Intermediate hurdles
200 dash
1,600 run
4x400 relay

Birdville downs Ladycats, 4-0, in District 6-4A softball opener

March 3, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Birdville pitcher Randi Fentress held Aledo to four hits while striking out nine to lead the Lady Hawks to a 4-0 win over the Ladycats Wednesday night in the District 6-4A softball opener at Birdville High School.

The Ladycats (5-6, 0-1 in 6-4A) will take a break from district action and play Thursday through Saturday (March 4-6) at the A&M Consolidated tournament in College Station.

AHS will resume 6-4A action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at home against Brewer.

Ladycats pitcher Sarah Simpson took the loss in the circle for Aledo. The senior allowed two earned runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

"Sarah pitched a pretty good game," Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons said. "We made a few errors that didn't help her and led to two unearned runs, but I was pleased with the command she had on her pitches. It's just the first district game, and there is no panic here."

Junior lead-off hitter Carolyn Clayton led the Ladycats at the plate with two hits, including a triple.

Also recording a hit for Aledo were senior first baseman Rebecca Phillips with a double and junior shortstop Lauren Durham with an infield single.

Ladycats district opener at Birdville rescheduled for today (Wednesday, March 3)

March 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Former Ladycats first baseman Kelley earns RRAC honor

After the original playing date had been postponed due to recent rains, the Aledo Ladycats will open District 6-4A softball play today (Wednesday, March 3) at 7 p.m. at Birdville.

The contest will be a varsity-only affair.

In other Ladycats softball news, former first baseman Christina Kelley, who started on Aledo's 2008 state championship team and is now playing at Texas Wesleyan University, earned Red River Athletic Conference "Player of the Week" honors last week.

She hit for a .545 average last week with three home runs and 11 RBI to help the Lady Rams win five of six games.

In other AHS contests also rescheduled for today, the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams will continue district play at Azle.

The boys' match will begin at 6 p.m. at Hornet Stadium followed by the girls' contest at 8 p.m.

Four Bearcats earn all-district basketball honors

March 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo Bearcats basketball players earned All-District 6-4A honors in a vote of district coaches, it was announced today.

Aledo senior guards Shane Smith and Dillon Hawkins each were selected to the boys' District 6-4A second team, while junior guards Danny Glass and Matt Barron each earned honorable mentions.

Aledo High School softball, soccer games postponed due to weather

March 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tonight's (Monday, March 1) Aledo Ladycats District 6-4A softball opener at Birdville has been postponed due to wet grounds.

A make-up game will be determined at a later date.

Tonight's Aledo High School soccer games at Azle have also been postponed due to flooding at Hornet Stadium.

The soccer games will be made up Wednesday night at Azle. The Bearcats will play at 6 p.m. followed by the Ladycats at 8 p.m.

Ladycats district softball opener at Birdville postponed due to wet grounds

March 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tonight's (Monday, March 1) Aledo Ladycats District 6-4A softball opener at Birdville has been postponed due to wet grounds.

A make-up game will be determined at a later date.

District softball opener, league soccer games to be played Monday, March 1

February 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Due to state-mandated TAKS testing beginning Tuesday, Aledo High School varsity softball and soccer games will be played Monday, March 1.

The Aledo Ladycats varsity softball team will open District 6-4A play at 7 p.m. Monday at Birdville. The JV game will be played at 5 p.m. prior to the varsity game.

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats varsity soccer teams will travel to Azle on Monday. The boys' match will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls' contest at 8 p.m.

Aledo soccer teams sweep Brewer to stay undefeated in district play

February 26, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats each raised their respective District 12-4A records to 9-0 after defeating Brewer Friday night on Youth Soccer Appreciation Night at Bearcat Stadium.

Both the Ladycats and Bearcats won by identical 2-0 scores.

Caitlin Murray earned the shutout in goal for the Ladycats, while Justen Woody blanked Bears.

The Bearcats did all of their scoring within a span of 47 seconds in the first half.

Yusef Marwan scored on a rebound inside the box after a low, hard shot by Thomas Davis for a 1-0 lead with 24:56 left in the first half.

Almost a minute later, Marwan set up Matt Nickell for a goal from 15 yards out on the left side with 24:09 remaining in the half for a 2-0 lead.

Woody and the Bearcats' defenders held Brewer in check in the second half to preserve the victory.

The Ladycats scored all of their goals in the second half.

Leading scorer Stephanie Neeley broke a scoreless tie with a 20-yard goal from the middle with 26:47 remaining in the contest. Ally Swift assisted on the goal.

Bearcats, Vassberg mow down South Grand Prairie, 13-6

February 26, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo High School student trainers Kaitlin Ingle (left) and Morgan Staral try to keep warm in the third-base dugout at Bearcat Field during the Bearcats' 13-6 win Friday afternoon in the Jerry Durant Classic. The temperature was 39 degrees during the game with gusty winds.Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo High School student trainers Kaitlin Ingle (left) and Morgan Staral try to keep warm in the third-base dugout at Bearcat Field during the Bearcats' 13-6 win Friday afternoon in the Jerry Durant Classic. The temperature was 39 degrees during the game with gusty winds.

Bearcats, Conn down North Crowley in nightcap

Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed just four hits and AHS scored in all but one inning as the Bearcats defeated South Grand Prairie, 13-6, Friday afternoon at windy and frigid Bearcat Field in the Jerry Durant Classic.

On Friday night, the Bearcats (4-1) slapped 10 hits in a 6-3 victory over North Crowley. Ryan Conn was the winning pitcher for AHS.

Today (Saturday, Feb. 27) Aledo will face Haltom at noon and Midlothian at 5 p.m. Both games will be played at Bearcat Field.

On Friday afternoon against SGP, the Bearcats scored six runs in the first inning to take a 6-4 lead. The big hit in the frame was a three-run homer to left field by senior first baseman Asher Zeeb.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    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 JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    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 JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton 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.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton 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.

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