Aledo senior Rhylie Makawe (above, No. 11)was selected as District 8-5A's co-Defensive Most Valuable Player and sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston earned first-team honors in a vote of league girls' basketball coaches.
Earning second-team honors from Aledo was junior post Rebekah Hissam, while junior guard Kara Williams and senior guards Treva Davis and Hannah Haeussler each earned honorable mentions.
Laticia Morgan of Crowley shared Defensive MVP honors with Makawe.
Mackenzie Haley of Burleson was voted 8-5A's MVP.
The postponed District 8-5A soccer matches between Aledo and Burleson Centennial will be made up today at Bearcat Stadium.
The girls’ match will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ contest at 7:30 p.m.
But there is other high school sports action today at Aledo High School.
At 6 p.m. at the AHS gym in a girls’ Class 4A regional quarterfinal game, Godley will face Stephenville, followed by a boys’ bi-district game at 8 p.m. between Godley and Springtown.
Tickets at the gym door are $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Aledo forward Sydney Laughley scored the game-winning goal in the shootout and Makenzie Covington came up with four saves in the extra session as the Ladycats defeated Joshua, 2-1, Friday night in a District 8-5A match at Joshua.
The "penalty-kick win" keeps the Ladycats in first place by two points over the second-place Lady Owls.
Sydney Barb and Peyton Laughley each scored a goal in the penalty kick session.
The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest when Peyton Laughley's shot from 12 yards out bounced off the right goal post, straddled down the goal line and spun into the net.
Joshua tied the scored six minutes into the second half as the game went scoreless from that point until the shootout that was won by Aledo, 3-2.
Bearcats 1, Joshua 0
The defending state-champion Aledo Ladycats softball team and the defending state-champion Aledo Bearcats baseball team will host "Meet The Ladycats and Bearcats Night" at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at the AHS softball and baseball fields.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the AHS Indoor Facility.
The players will autograph posters, and boys and girls are welcome to bring balls that can be signed.
Aledo senior post Nicholas Losos (32) fires a jumper during the Bearcats' 49-33 win over Cleburne Tuesday night at the AHS gym in the District 8-5A finale. Losos finished with a game-high eight rebounds.
Aledo guard Braxton McCoy scored 16 points and Dawson Gates and Brevin McCoy each added nine to lead the Bearcats to a convincing 49-33 victory over Cleburne Tuesday night in the District 8-5A finale at the AHS gym.
The Bearcats closed the season on a two-game winning streak and a final district mark of 6-8.
The Aledo Bearcats will conclude the 2014-15 basketball season at 6:30 p.m. today at home against Cleburne in the boys' District 8-5A finale.
Prior to tip off, Aledo seniors Braxton McCoy (above photo), Luke Bishop, Dawson Gates, Hunter Cox and Nicholas Losos will be honored on Senior Night.
State-ranked No. 7 Fort Worth Trimble Tech raced out to a 20-10 lead and never looked back as the Lady Bulldogs ran past the Aledo Ladycats, 64-47, Monday night in a girls' Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff basketball game at Chisholm Trail High School.
With the win, Trimble Tech will advance to the area round.
With a 10-point cushion to begin the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs (32-4) stretched their lead to 37-25 at the half.
But to begin the third quarter Aledo went on a 9-5 run - paced by six points from senior post Rhylie Makawe and a three-pointer from sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston - to cut Tech's lead to 42-34 with 4:10 remaining in the period.
Aledo sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston (33) looks to pass during a recent game. The Ladycats will face state-ranked No. 7 Trimble Tech at 7 p.m. today in a girls bi-district playoff game at Chisholm Trail High School.
The Aledo Ladycats will open the Class 5A playoffs against No. 7 Fort Worth Trimble Tech at 7 p.m. today at Chisholm Trail High School.
Tickets at the gate will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.
The Ladycats (15-17) come into the contest after falling in a third-place tiebreaker game on Friday, giving Aledo the fourth seed in the playoffs from 8-5A.
Cam Caldwell scored 13 points and Dawson Gates added 10 to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a 43-39 victory over the Granbury Pirates Friday night in a District 8-5A game at Granbury.
The win lifts the Bearcats to 5-8 in district play, while Granbury drops to 8-5.
The Bearcats will conclude the season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 at home against Cleburne on Senior Night.
Aledo led 13-9 after the opening period and 23-17 at the half.
The Bearcats outscored Granbury 13-11 in the third period to take a 36-28 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for the Bearcats were Michael McCay with seven points, Dakota Fischer with five, Braxton McCoy with four, and Luke Bishop and Bryson Power, each with two.