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).
Jim Sharratt/Special to The Community News
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.
By Tony Eierdam (Video by Dominic Genetti)
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 232 yards on 20 carries and reached the end zone five times to pace an offensive attack of 591 total yards as the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats had little trouble in a 64-0 victory over the Keller Timber Creek Falcons Friday night at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming Night.
The win - in the District 5-4A opener for both teams - raises the Bearcats overall record to 4-0.
By Tony Eierdam
Aledo sophomore middle Briana Sharratt recorded a match-high 11 kills and senior middle Jordan Jacobs added nine stoppers and a match-high four blocks to lead the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-25 victory over Keller Timber Creek Friday afternoon in District 5-4A action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 5-0, tops in 5-4A. Aledo will continue league action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at home against Azle.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats and Falcons are ready to play ball. Here's a clip from pre-game festivities.
Bearcat Stadium Click the video to see how the Bearcats fair against
the new Timber Creek High School Falcons.
Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a match-high 15 kills and four blocks and senior outside hitter Christa Daniel added 12 stoppers to help the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Boswell Tuesday night in District 5-4A volleyball action at Boswell.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 4-0. Aledo is alone in first place after Nelson defeated Azle. The Ladycats have a one-match lead over Azle (3-1) and Springtown (3-1).
Aledo (22-8) will continue 5-4A play at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at home against Keller Timber Creek.