Lady Chaps play perfect game

When Laney Roos took the field with her Aubrey teammates against Anna on Friday night, she agreed they would need to be at their best to win. “We knew it was a big game,” Roos said. “We really needed a win to get the district lead. That was our focus.” But when the dust settled after Nia Bengtzen’s quick-thinking play at shortstop to end the game, Roos had pitched a perfect game, and the Lady Chaparrals walked away with a 3-0 win to stay on top of the district standings. “We just knew it was an important game,” Bengtzen said. “We knew we had to focus on every little thing in order to get the win. It wasn’t until coach [Kylie] Roos said, ‘Thank goodness you made that play! It got us a perfect

Pilot Point sending two powerlifters to state competition

Three Pilot Point athletes will be in Abilene on Saturday for the Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet. Victor Martinez, a junior, will compete in the 165-pound weight class, Edwin Rodriguez, a sophomore, will compete in the 132-pound weight class and Javon Bruce, a junior, will serve as an alternate in the 165-pound weight class. Martinez and Rodriguez are ranked low among state competitors in their respective weight classes, but powerlifting coach Robby Perez said he will look for them to reach personal bests Saturday. “We’re young,” Perez said. “We’ve got a lot of room to grow.” Already, Martinez and Rodriguez have shown significant improvement from where they were last y

Aubrey ISD supporters turn out for evening event

Patrons milled around the silent auction table Friday evening while the Aubrey High School jazz band played smooth lounge music. The occasion bringing them to the Embassy Suites in Denton together: the 20th annual Aubrey Education Foundation Evening for Education. “We’re all here for the kids, we’re all here to open up our pocketbooks, so sit down, relax and enjoy,” foundation President Rodney Cagle said. This year brought in $70,000 between ticket sales, auction items and a golden ticket raffle. That’s about $6,000 more than the foundation collected in 2018. AEF Executive Director Rhonda Brawner, the foundation’s only paid employee, said the goal of the organization is to keep growing the a

Aubrey church celebrates 100 years in building

Stepping through the doorway and into the sanctuary of Aubrey’s First United Methodist Church is like stepping through time. Saturated with historical significance and drenched in the overwhelming love of a congregation over 150 years old, the structure celebrated its centennial anniversary Saturday. “A whole lot of planning came to fruition today,” FUMC Pastor Joseph Baker said of the day’s festivities. “We could not have done it without the community of the church; we have an amazing group of people here.” The morning of the celebration was cold and gray. Invisible mist dribbled from the sky and the air felt heavy. It was a dismal outdoor atmosphere, one that harshly contradicted the merry

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