Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The Community News. Enjoy some of our local students!
Students in local schools smiled for us as we gathered photos for one of our favorite newspaper features: "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth."
Our annual Good News Issue doesn't come out until the end of the month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to catch a good story. Here's a feature video of Haley and Hannah Loftin, twin athletes at Aledo High School.
The Good News Issue will be loaded with features from around the community.
Aledo Bearcats See what the basketball coaches have to say about their latest victories and their upcoming games. Both the boys and girls teams have tournaments this weekend.
You can also see a clip from the video feature that will be available over the Christmas holidays.
Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray can now associate his name with the great Tom Landry. Gray was presented with the Tom Landry Award for being the best high school football player in North Texas. The award, in its first year of presentation, is awarded to players that excell on and off the field.
Gray and Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan were handed the bronze award live on TXA 21 Thursday night. The award is a replica of Landry's signature fedora.
Aledo Basketball Follow the Ladycats game against Stephenville here. The latest information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often for the latest updates
4th Quarter: Laycats win 59-50.
Timeout Stephenville. 58-47 Stephenville with 57.15 seconds on the clock.
With 1:20 left to play, Ladycats call a timeout. Aledo is leading Stephenville 56-45.
A small scuffle makes Aledo head coach Rusty Johnshon call timeout with 2:24 on the clock.
Timeout Stephenville with 2:30 left in the game. Ladycats lead 52-41.
With three minutes left in the game Aledo leas by 10, 49-39.
Ladycats now lead 47-37.
Timeout Aledo. Ladycats still lead 44-33 with 6:28 on the clock.
Aledo BearcatsWe're back in action. Click below to watch a preview of upcoming games at Aledo High School. Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray has also been named the Gatorade Texas High School player of the year. He is now in the running to win the national award. Check back tonight for full coverage on Gray and the Bearcats as they take on Stephenville in Waco at Baylor University.
Aledo BasketballThe Ladycats stayed undefeated at home with a 65-31 win over Parker County rival Weatherford Tuesday night and the boys basketball team lost a chance at getting their first win of the season with less than 30 seconds on the clock in a 42-37 loss to Southwest Christian.
Click below to watch video highlights. Full stories will be in the Dec. 3 edition of
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Re-rematch against Stephenville next week for Regional crown
Story By Steve Keck
Video By Dominic Genetti
Sweetwater, TX- Matthew Bishop passed for a season high four touchdown passes in a 40-14 victory over the Hereford Whitefaces in the region semi-final game played in Sweetwater. The Bearcats will play the Stephenville Yellow Jackets in the regional finals next Friday night at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
Bearcat StadiumDue to malfunctions in multimedia equipment, we are unable to provide video coverage of tonight's game.
Story By Steve Keck
Blog By Dominic Genetti
The Aledo Bearcats will advance to the Division II-4A Regionals for Region 1 after defeating the Waco Lions 70-35 at Bearcat Stadium Friday Night.
Junior star running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 212 yards and scored six touchdowns for Aledo. Fellow junior and starting quarterback Matt Bishop completed nine of 12 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Bishop also rushed for 83 yards on nine carries.
Justin Breshears caught three passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Drew Dunson, a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School, goes for a cup stacking record during gym class. Students in each grade will be taking a shot at the world record throughout the day and try to beat the mark set in the Guinness Book of World Records.