Sports

Mon
28
Jul

Bulldogs take second in state teen baseball tourney


This Wortham team took second place out of 23 teams in the Texas Teen-age Association of Baseball’s High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo the weekend of July 18-20. They are, l-r, Kalob Bowden, Chad Feeney, Rudy Miller, Coach Brandon Lansford, Trent Williams, Coach Tracy Lansford, Ethan McCoslin, Jordan Lansford, Sheldby Hileman, Luke Calame, Hogan Johnson, Hunter Morton, Coach Mike Williams and Devon Colquette. Mexia News photo/ Jennifer Lansford

The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teen-age Association of Baseball's High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo the weekend of July 18-20, ending up second out of 23 teams.
The team was made up of six Bulldogs: Rudy Miller, Trent Williams, Jordan Lansford, Ethan McCoslin, Kalob Bowden and Devon Colquette; two Mexia Blackcats: Shelby Hileman and Hunter Morton; two Groesbeck Goats: Chad Feeney and Hogan Russell; and one Teague Lion, Luke Calame. The team was coached by Tracy Lansford, Mike Williams and Brandon Lansford.
Rains Thursday altered the tournament format from pool play to a double elimination bracket that was held Saturday in Palestine, Leon, Centerville and two brackets in Buffalo. Each town sent one team directly to the final four that was played that Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.

Mon
21
Jul

Sports Briefs

Blackcat football gear pickup coming up
High school football season is fast approaching and that means Mexia Blackcat players will need to get ready soon to pick up equipment.
Seniors will need to report to the field house to pick up equipment on Tuesday, July 29.
Juniors should report to the field house for equipment pick-up on Wednesday, July 30.
Freshmen and sophomores need to report to the field house to receive their equipment on Aug. 1.
Equipment pick-up time will be from 8 a.m. until noon each of the dates assigned.
First day of practice is scheduled for Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. Players should report to the field house no later than 3:30 p.m.

Mon
21
Jul

Mexia Varsity Boys at State Tournament

The Mexia Hoopers (next-year returning eligible varsity boys basketball team) will leave Saturday morning for the Summer High School State Basketball Tournament.
The team competed in the regional state qualifiertournament held in Mexia June 21-22. Mexia competed against teams from Crockett, Corsicana, Lorena and other high schools. Mexia won three games to advance to the championship game against 5A Corsicana. In the championship game, Mexia played well by having the lead several times and only being down by 3 at halftime to Corsicana.
In the second half Corsicana manage to get the lead and beat Mexia in the end. With the loss, Mexia finished second, but since Corsicana was qualified as being in the big school division, Mexia still finished first in the small school division.

Wed
16
Jul

Goats football to play Canadian team

Mexia News Staff Report

District football rival Groesbeck will be hosting a team from Canada this coming fall season. The Cochrane Cobras, all the way from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, are scheduled to face the Groesbeck Goats on Sept. 4, which is a Thursday night in a game of international proportions.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Wed
16
Jul

Alamodome new site of state hoops tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Four Mexia high school baseball players have been picked up to play with the Buffalo team that will be competing in the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball High School Eligible Tournament July 18-20 in Buffalo.
Darius Dorsey, Jesse Torres, Avery Williams and Case Adair are the four players from Mexia that will make the trip this weekend.
Pool play will begin Friday morning with Buffalo scheduled for 8 a.m., Noon and 6 p.m.

Wed
16
Jul

Four Mexia players join Buffalo for tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Four Mexia high school baseball players have been picked up to play with the Buffalo team that will be competing in the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball High School Eligible Tournament July 18-20 in Buffalo.
Darius Dorsey, Jesse Torres, Avery Williams and Case Adair are the four players from Mexia that will make the trip this weekend.
Pool play will begin Friday morning with Buffalo scheduled for 8 a.m., Noon and 6 p.m.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Thu
10
Jul

Mexia headed to state 7-on-7 tourney


The Mexia Blackcats start pool play of the 2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament this Thursday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Mexia qualified for the tournament after competing in the Robinson Tournament back on June 7. Mexia News file photo

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the second straight year the Mexia Blackcats 7-on-7 team will make an appearance in the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, which is being held this Thursday and Friday at College Station. A total of 64 teams will compete for the coveted summertime football championship trophy.
Mexia will be playing in Division II, Pool G, against Burnet, Kinkaid and Palmer.
The Blackcats will play three pool games with the first against Palmer at 1 p.m. on Field 7B at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
At 3 p.m., they will compete against Burnet on Field 7A and at 5 p.m. it’s back to Field 7B to face Kinkaid.
The top two teams out of each pool will advance to the championship round beginning Friday morning. The remaining teams from each pool will play in the consolation bracket, which will also be held that morning.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Mon
07
Jul

All-Star action


Mexia News photo by Stephen R. Farris

There were a couple of close plays at the plate during the T-Ball All-Star game held on July 4 at Hughes City Park. This one looks like it was real close. To see lots more photos from this event, grab a copy of Tuesday's Mexia News.

Mon
23
Jun

Sports briefs

Ladycats Girls Youth Basketball Camp
The Mexia Ladycats Girls Youth Basketball Camp is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26. Instructors are Coach Theresa Durham of Midway High School, Ladycats coaching staff and members of the 2013 state championship team. Registration is $10 per day, $20 for both days, $15 for each additional sibling. Grade levels are based on incoming school year, and are grades 4-5, 608 and 9-12. Contact Randy Barger at 254-747-2298 or [email protected] to learn more.

Mon
16
Jun

Johnson honored upon retirement


Recently retired Wortham coach Leroy Johnson, center in suit, savors the moment as he was honored by his peers and former alumni he’s coached over the years during a ceremony held at Wortham High School. Johnson coached nearly 20-years at the school and also served a short time as an assistant principal at the high school before returning to coaching. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

After coaching at Wortham High School for nearly 20-years, Leroy Johnson has decided to hang up his hat and whistle to spend more time with his family.
Johnson, a 1970 graduate of Jackson High School in Corsicana, played college football for the Navarro College Bulldogs before transferring to East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University – Commerce) and later played professionally for the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats before returning home to begin his coaching career in 1979 at Corsicana High School.
Johnson made a career change after the 1981 season, but his love for coaching helped make the decision to return to it when he was offered the chance to do so with Wortham ISD back in the mid-90’s.
During his career at Wortham, Johnson has coached football, basketball and track and has served as an assistant principal at the high school.

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