Both the Aledo Ladycats softball team and Bearcats baseball team will take to the road today in respective District 8-5A contests.
The Ladycats will play at 5 p.m. today at Cleburne.
Aledo, in first place in 8-5A, brings a 6-0 league record into the contest, while Cleburne is 2-4 in district play.
The Bearcats will travel to Burleson today to face the Elks. The first pitch will be at 7 p.m.
The Bearcats, all alone at the top of the 8-5A standings, comes into the game with a 4-0 district mark, while Burleson stands at 1-3 in league play.
Former Aledo Ladycats state-championship winning pitcher Whitney Canion is surrounded by the 2015 Baylor Lady Bears today prior to Baylor's home softball game against Oklahoma State. Canion, who was a two-time All-American at Baylor, had her No. 11 jersey retired in a pre-game ceremony. It is the first jersey ever retired by the Baylor softball program, and Canion is the first former Aledo athlete to have a number retired at a major university. Look for the April 3 issue of The Community News for more photos of the ceremony and Canion's thoughts on her special day.
Aledo senior third baseman Garrett Uhl lines a single in the third inning of the Bearcats' 3-2 win over Crowley Friday night at the AHS baseball field. The win raises the first-place Bearcats' record to 4-0 in District 8-5A.
Aledo starting pitcher Isaac Hale pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lead the Bearcats to a 3-2 victory over Crowley Friday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
The win keeps the Bearcats alone in first place with a 4-0 district mark, while the loss evens Crowley's record to 2-2.
Fans of Aledo High School diamond sports will have two choices today as both the Bearcats baseball team and the Ladycats softball team will play host in District 8-5A action at the AHS sports complex.
The state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats will bring a 5-0 district mark into the contest against 1-4 Granbury. The first pitched is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The 3-0 Bearcats will take on 2-1 Crowley as Aledo tries to stay on top of the 8-5A standings.
The first pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.
Aledo junior midfielder Haley Knesek (11) is congratulated by senior forward Brittney Trought after scoring the first of her three goals during the Ladycats' 5-1 victory over Western Hills Thursday night in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.
Haley Knesek scored three goals for a career-first hat trick to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a convincing 5-1 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills Thursday night in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff soccer match at Brewer High School.
The win advances the Ladycats to the area playoffs where they will face Birdville, a 3-2 winner over Wichita Falls High School in a bi-district match.
Aledo goalkeeper Mackenzie Covington, shown making a save against Cleburne in a district game, has recorded 10 shutouts in her last 14 matches. Covington and the Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today in a bi-district playoff match at Brewer High School.
The district-champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at Brewer High School in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district playoff match.
The winner of the match will advance to the area round and face the winner of the Birdville/Wichita Falls High School bi-district playoff match.
Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Aledo junior left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford, center, is mobbed by teammates Shane Mosiello, left, and Mark Swift after recording a no-hitter Tuesday night during the Bearcats' 10-0 win over Everman at the AHS baseball field. Bradford recorded 11 strikeouts in five innings. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
Aledo junior pitcher Cody Bradford threw a no-hitter while striking out 11 to lead the Bearcats to a 10-0 victory over Everman Tuesday night in a District 8-5A contest at the AHS baseball field.
Bradford pitched to just one batter over the minimum. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
Aledo senior pitcher Mark Swift fires a fast ball in the first inning of the Bearcats' 6-1 victory over Burleson Centennial Monday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS baseball field.
Aledo pitcher Mark Swift did not allow an earned run while limiting Burleson Centennial to four hits to lead the Bearcats to a 6-1 victory over the Spartans in a key District 8-5 contest Monday at the AHS baseball field.
The win raises the Bearcats' district mark to 2-0, while Centennial drops to 1-1.
Swift showed control on the hill with no walks to go along with five strikeouts.
Lead-off hitter Wade Rayburn led the 'Cats at the plate with three hits in four at bats, including a double and an RBI single.
The District 8-5A champion Aledo Ladycats will face Fort Worth Western Hills in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district soccer playoff match at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Brewer High School.
Western Hills is the fourth seed from District 7-5A.
Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
The winner of the contest will advance to the area playoffs and face the winner of the Wichita Falls High School/Birdville bi-district playoff match.
Aledo senior third baseman Riley Sartain throws out a batter during a recent game. The Ladycats will host Crowley at 7 p.m. today in a District 8-5A make-up game. The Bearcats baseball team will also play a make-up game today at 6 p.m. at home against Burleson Centennial.
The state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will host Crowley today in a District 8-5A softball game at the AHS softball field.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but wet grounds and additional rain on Saturday moved the contest to today.
The first-place Ladycats will bring a 3-0 mark into the game, while Crowley sports a 1-2 district record.