For an 11th consecutive season the Aledo Racquet Cats are headed to a regional tennis tournament. They clinched a berth in the Class 5A Region I Tournament in Wichita Falls by defeating Wichita Falls High 10-2 in the semifinals of the Area 5/6-5A Tournament Friday.
The Racquet Cats (11-4) won District 6-5A, their 11th straight league title.
Aledo finished second in the area tournament, falling 10-8 to Wichita Falls Rider, their second loss to the Raiders this season.
Aledo's first-round regional opponent had not been announced at press time.
Area 5/6A Tournament
Aledo 19, Denton 0
Girls doubles - Nikki Adamie/Erin Davis, 6-0, 6-0; Allison Dale/Carly Siddons, 6-3, 6-2; Courtney Andrews/Tristyn Fambrough, 6-1, 6-4.
Boys doubles - Alec Meendsen/Lance McClure, 6-2, 6-0; Jared Kelm/Miles Grubbs, 6-3, 6-2; Ben Colvin/James Young, 6-2, 7-5.
Mixed doubles - Trey Fambrough/Priscilla Schimming, 6-3, 6-2.
Girls singles -Adamie, 6-0, 6-0; Schimming, 6-1, 6-0; Davis, 6-1, 6-1; Siddons, 6-4, 6-2; Claire Stagner, 7-5, 7-5; Tr. Fambrough, 6-1, 6-2.
Boys singles - Meendsen, 6-1, 6-0; Kelm, 6-1, 6-2; McClure, 6-0, 6-0; Grubbs, 6-1, 6-2; Fambrough, 6-1, 6-2; Young, 8-1.
Aledo 10, Wichita Falls 2
Girls doubles - Adamie/Davis, 6-2, 6-1.
Boys doubles - Meendsen/McClure, 6-2, 1-6, 10-4; Kelm/Grubbs, 6-1, 6-1; Colvin/Young, 6-0, 6-1.
Mixed doubles - Tr. Fambrough/Schimming, 6-1, 6-2.
Girls singles - Adamie, 6-1, 6-0; Schimming, 6-1, 6-1; Davis, 6-3, 6-1.
Boys singles - Meendsen, 6-1, 6-1; Kelm, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6; McClure, 6-1, 6-0; Grubbs, 6-2, 6-4.
Wichita Falls Rider 10, Aledo 8
Boys doubles - Meendsen/McClure, 6-2, 6-3; Colvin/Young, 6-1, 6-2.
Mixed doubles - Tr. Fambrough/Schimming, 6-4, 6-2.
Boys singles - Meendsen, 6-1, 6-1; Kelm, 6-2, 6-3; McClure, 6-1, 6-1; Grubbs, 6-2, 6-2; Tr. Fambrough, 6-0, 7-5; Young, 6-1, 6-2.
AREA SOCCER PLAYER HONORED
Jonah Castleberry, an eighth-grade student at Victory Baptist Academy, was recently selected as the Boys MaxPreps.com/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Week for the state of Texas for the week of Sept. 19.
Castleberry scored in two separate soccer games for the VBA Patriots that week, once against Newman Academy in Arlington, resulting in a 1-1 tie, and again against Winston Academy of Dallas leading to a 2-0 victory. He was featured on MaxPreps.com, the largest high school sports website in the country, and awarded with a commemorative patch and certificate in recognition of his achievement.
BOYS BASKETBALL PRACTICES SET TO BEGIN
Girls basketball teams in the University Interscholastic League around the state began practices last week. Now it is time for the boys to get started.
Boys practices begin Wednesday (Oct. 26), and the first day for scrimmages is Nov. 5. The regular season begins Nov. 11.
Last season, all six area public school girls teams reached the playoffs, along with four of the six boys teams:
Peaster, 26-7, 3A Region II quarterfinals.
Poolville, 15-16, 2A area round.
Brock, 24-12, 3A bi-district.
Weatherford, 14-17, 6A bi-district.
Brock, 34-5, Class 3A state runners-up.
Aledo, 29-9, 5A Region I semifinals.
Weatherford, 26-8, 6A area (second) round.
Peaster, 20-11, 3A area round.
Millsap, 11-14, 3A bi-district.
Poolville, 19-13, 2A bi-district.
LADYCATS, LADY ROOS TO MEET IN SCRIMMAGE
Area girls basketball teams are holding scrimmages in preparation for the start of the season.
Two area teams will tangle as the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos will host the Aledo Ladycats next Tuesday (Nov. 1), along with Northwest and North Crowley. Subvarsity games begin at 5, with the varsity squads clashing at 6.
The teams will meet again in Aledo on Nov. 5, along with Martins Mill and Fort Worth Nolan Catholic. Games begin at 10 a.m.
Brock's first scrimmage will be at home against Fort Worth Trimble Tech on Nov. 3. JV begins at 5 with varsity to follow. The Lady Eagles will also travel to Argyle Nov. 5 with scrimmages beginning at 10 a.m.
Peaster will host Huckabay Monday (Oct. 31). JV gets underway at 5 p.m., followed by varsity.
Millsap and Poolville will not play any scrimmages, coaches said.
WC HOOPS TEAMS OPEN SEASON AT HOME
Both Weatherford College Coyotes and Lady Coyotes basketball teams will open the 2016-17 regular season at home.
The Lady Coyotes will Angelina Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Coyotes will host CYM (Creating Young Minds) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The Coyotes are coming off a 10-19 overall season with a 3-9 record in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference. They return three sophomores.
The Lady Coyotes were 5-22 and 2-12 in conference. They return two sophomores.
JUNIOR LEAGUE BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Tryouts for Junior League Basketball in Weatherford are upcoming. The first session is Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church and Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church.
The league is also looking for experienced officials. Games are on Saturday beginning Jan. 14 and running through March 4.
Fee is $70 for players. For more information, contact www.jrleague.org. For officials, contact Shannon Scoggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Atwood at email@example.com.
NTHSRA AREA LEADERS
Maggie Pytlik of Weatherford was atop the pole bending standings entering this past weekend in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association with 227 points. Kaelee Brown was third in the same event with 209.
Brown was also fifth in ride-up goat tying with 214 points and Pytlik was fifth in barrel racing with 154.
Lukas Loran of Weatherford was third in chute dogging (178) and Luke Williams of Brock was fourth in team roping-heading (155).
In the Rookie Cowgirl standings, Rylee Wells of Peaster (204) was third and Aledo's Kaitlyn Kasterke (180) was fourth.
PCTA JUNIOR CLINIC
The next Parker County Tennis Association Junior Clinic is scheduled for Nov. 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. The courts are on Charles Street, near the Weatherford Little League fields.
For more information, contact Rocky Walker at 817-999-9959 or Pedro Ibarra at 940-399-7226.
BROCK HOOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 2016 Brock Hoops Golf Scramble is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 at Canyon West Golf Course. The four-person, best-ball scramble will feature a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Check-in and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Entry fee is $400 per team and includes range ball, cart fee, lunch and a goodie bag. Mulligans are available for three for $5, with a maximum of 12 per team.
Hole sponsorships are also available for $250. There will also be contests for closes to the pin, longest drive, a 50/50 hole, and a putting contest.
Funds raised will be used toward locker room renovations, basketball equipment and equipment storage for the Brock boys and girls basketball programs for grades 7-12.
Contact Michelle Heavyside at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-629-8923. Checks can also be mailed to 230 Canyon Creek Circle, Weatherford, Tx., 76087. Make payable to Brock Basketball.