Story by Tony Eierdam (Video by Dominic Genetti)
Paced by eight kills each from Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs and junior middle Briana Sharratt, the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats swept Brewer, 25-14, 25-12, 25-11, Friday night in District 5-4A action at Brewer
The win raises the first-place Ladycats district mark to 3-0 and 21-8 overall. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Boswell.
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Aledo Middle School eighth grade hitter Ashley Arsenault gets down for a dig Thursday night during the Ladycats match against Joshua at the Multi-Purpose Center.
Four Aledo hitters combined for 35 kills and sophomore setter Mallory Powell dished out 37 assists to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 25-10, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Tuesday night in a District 5-4A match at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 20-8 and 2-0 in district play. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Brewer.
Senior outside hitter Christa Daniel led all hitters with 12 kills, senior middle Jordan Jacobs added 10, junior outside hitter Tyler Gromann recorded seven and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt finished with six.
Jacobs led all hitters with four blocks, with Sharratt adding three. Defensively, senior libero Taylor Brown registered a match-high 15 digs.
Fresh off a sweep last Friday over Birdville, the Aledo Ladycats will host Trophy Club Byron Nelson today (Tuesday, Sept. 14) in a District 5-4A volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. at the Aledo High School gym.
The state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats (19-8, 1-0) will face a Nelson team (0-1) seeking its first district win.
The junior varsity and freshman matches will begin at 5:30 p.m.
In other 5-4A action on Tuesday, Springtown (1-0) will travel to Boswell (1-0); Azle (1-0) is at Keller Timber Creek (0-1); and Birdville (0-1) hosts Brewer (0-1).
The Aledo Bearcats jumped to the top spot in the Associated Press Top 10 Class 4A schoolboy poll for Sept. 13, 2010.
The Bearcats (3-0), who jumped to No. 1 from the No. 2 spot after defeating previous No. 1 Lake Travis, 14-10, Friday night (Sept. 10) at Lake Travis, secured 24 of a possible 25 first-place votes.
Lake Travis (2-1), which saw a 48-game winning streak come to an end, dropped to the No. 4 spot.
Previous No. 3 Brenham, the 2009 DII finalist, moved up to the No. 2 spot, while Denton Ryan moved up a spot to No. 3.
The AP Class 4A poll:
School Total Points Prv
1. Aledo (24) (3-0) 249 2
2. Brenham (3-0) 206 3
3. Denton Ryan (3-0) 187 4
4. Lake Travis (2-1) 171 1
By Brent Baker
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
Fort Worth, Texas – September 13, 2010 – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Aledo High School Bearcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 4A.
The Bearcats were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.
Aledo to continue district play at home Tuesday against Byron Nelson HS
The Aledo Ladycats raised their overall record to 19-8 after defeating Birdville in the District 5-4A opener in convincing fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Friday night (Sept. 10) at the AHS gym.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home against Byron Nelson High School.
In other 5-4A action on Friday, Springtown swept Nelson (25-20, 25-23, 25-17); Boswell downed Keller Timber Creek (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) and Azle defeated Brewer (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23).
No. 2 Aledo stops No. 1 Lake Travis' 48-game win streak with 14-10 victory
By Tony Eierdam
For the first time in 49 games, the Lake Travis Cavaliers can now put a mark in the loss column thanks to the Aledo Bearcats.
The Bearcats, who can now lay claim as the best team in Class 4A, defeated the Div. I, 4A Champions 14-10 Friday night with the support of an Aledo crowd that filled up the entire visitor's side - with the addition of three sets of portable bleachers - at Lake Travis High School's Cavalier Stadium.
The Bearcats took the lead for good in the fourth quarter when Johnathan Gray scored from a yard out on 4th and goal with six minutes remaining in the contest.
The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.