Sports

Wed
27
Jul

Mexia Ladycats 15U team emerged TTAS’s No. 2 in state

By Brian Hullum

Special to the Mexia News

The Mexia Ladycats entered into the district playoffs with a 10-0 record while outscoring their opponents 135-3. 

They traveled to Jewett to play in the Texas Teenage Association of Softball’s District 6 area tournament with seven other teams from the surrounding area, where they finished in third place behind Grapeland and Rusk. 

They defeated Hillsboro 12-0 in their first game and lost 6-1 to Grapeland in their second. They bounced back strong and defeated Fairfield 11-2 and then defeated Troup 10-9 in a dramatic come from behind victory. 

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

Wed
27
Jul

Teague ‘Stacks’ it up

The Teague Stacks finished in third place in the TTAS 10U state softball tournament that was held July 18-22, here in Groesbeck. Pictured, in no particular order, are Delainey Long, Reese Stacks, Annie Oakes, Jacey Evans, Korree Risken, Bryleigh Whittington, Keely Mathis, Linsey Satterwhite, Kaylee Cuevas, Madox Mitchael and Kennedy Lane. Coaches are Colin Stacks, Tommie Oakes and Jesse Cuevas. Not pictured are players Layla Richardson and Jayci Phillips.

Courtesy of Angela Crane

 

Mon
25
Jul

Coaching shakeup at Wortham sees old favorites, new blood

Mexia News Sports

For the past three seasons, Wortham head volleyball coach Johnny Ward has been instrumental in keeping the Lady Bulldogs’ 20 consecutive playoff appearances alive, but at the close of the 2015-16 school year, he decided to step down and return to his hometown of Fairfield to coach and teach.

During his tenure, Ward led the team to two regional quarterfinal appearances and an area appearance, including back-to-back undefeated seasons in district play.

“I’ll definitely miss the kids and community,” said Ward. “But I expect big things from the Lady Bulldogs for the next several years!”

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Fri
22
Jul

Coolidge ISD hires Wayne Ware to lead Yellowjackets’ program

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets welcome Wayne Ware as their new football coach this season, after confirmation was made earlier this week by Coolidge Independent School District superintendent, Dr. Robert Lowry, Ed.D.

Ware will wear a total of four hats this next school year, not only serving as the new coach on the gridiron, but also the school’s athletic director, head basketball coach and in the classroom teaching.

Read more in Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
20
Jul

Countdown: 21 more days until scrimmage

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

By now most of you have had the opportunity to read the latest high school football news from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, but if you haven’t then guess what?

Football season is knocking heavily on the front door.

Yes, you heard it. The 2016 fall high school season is about to begin here in the state of Texas.

This week, high school coaches are meeting at the annual Texas High School Coaches Association clinic down in San Antonio, getting a good dose of football related topics in before two-a-days begin Aug. 1.

Read more in Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868. 

Wed
20
Jul

Former Ladycat sports a new look

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Guess who’s sporting a new look for the upcoming college basketball season. 

Why it’s none other than Mexia’s very own Tee Owens!

Owens, who’ll be entering this fall season as a freshman for Xavier University, took part in a photo shoot that introduced new players to fans earlier this month.

The 5-5 guard finished up her four-year varsity career this past season with the Ladycats. 

Read more in Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
20
Jul

Mexia Bluejays finish season 10-7

Mexia News Staff Report 

 

The Mexia Bluejays finished up their season last week with a 10-7 overall record.

The team made the playoffs for the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball/Softball’s Boys’ 14U District 6 tournament, held in Hubbard July 18 through 20.

The Bluejays competed in the Brazos Valley League, finishing second.

The team is coached by Tre’ Craig (head coach) and assistant coaches Billi Anderson, Jared Jones, Vic Luna, James Deichler and Jesse Garcia. Honorary head coach was James “Tootie” Craig.

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Mon
18
Jul

Mexia Navarro places second

Mexia Navarro (sponsored by Jerry’s Tire House) competed in the Texas Teenage Baseball Association District T-Ball tournament held in Groesbeck this past week. The team played strong throughout the season and finished second in the Mexia Baseball/Softball Association to represent the city as one of the two teams to make the playoffs. Pictured in front, left to right, are Josiah Alvarez, Aaron Barocio, Luis “LJ” Navarro and Jack Kramer. Middle row: Aiden Welch, Elian Salazar and Christian Contreras. Top row: Jermiah Mora, Ethan Wren, Armando Barocio and RoMario “RoRo” Navarro. Coaches are Luis Navarro, Kyle Wren and Fernando Navarro. Not pictured are pick-up players Roy Gowan, Rhylin Gowan and Joey Olivares.

Courtesy photo

 

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Mon
18
Jul

Coolidge’s Calhoun, Smith, Jones bring in the heat

Mexia News Staff Report

The trio from Coolidge continues to impress.

Delvin Smith, Ro’derick Calhoun and Wanya’ Jones, all recent graduates of Coolidge High School and former Yellowjacket athletes, competed in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association all-star games over the weekend in Wichita Falls.

Smith turned in an all-star performance in the East-West football game played Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

According to the Times Record News, Smith – playing for the East squad – scored three touchdowns on his first six carries of the game and finished the night with five.

Read more in Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
15
Jul

Mexia STV Communications finishes second in tourney

The Texas Teenage Baseball Association Boys 10U District 8 Championship was played Thursday evening at Mexia City Park. Riesel’s Hamilton Automotive ended up winning a close game, 6-4, over Mexia STV Communications. Mexia finished second in the tournament. Both teams gathered at home plate after the game for a group picture. 

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

 

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