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Mon
22
Aug

Ladycats battle, fall short

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After playing on the road against Corsicana Tuesday, the Mexia Ladycats were back on the court Friday evening to play their first home game of the season.

Mexia hosted the Whitney Lady Eagles, falling in the first set, 25-18, but came back to dominate the second, 25-15.

Whitney took the third set, 25-18 and ended up battling it out to the very end to win the fourth by two, 25-23.

The final set was back and forth with the lead changing hands several times throughout.

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Mon
22
Aug

First game slated for Aug. 26

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Blackcats played their final football scrimmage this past Friday in Robinson against the Rockdale Tigers.

Mexia came out a little sluggish in the practice session, giving up a couple of touchdowns to the Tigers. One touchdon was from a broken tackle in the backfield and the second on a deep pass play.

The defense, however, did come up with some good pass coverage plays and eventually were able to contain Rockdale running backs from the big runs.

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Tue
16
Aug

Blackcats squeeze by Palestine Wildcats for 21-14 scrimmage win

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Blackcats played their first scrimmage of the 2016 season last Friday night in Palestine against the Wildcats.

With triple-digit temperature - along with added heat from the artificial turf - both teams made good use of substituting players in and out of the scrimmage.

Mexia managed to score in their first five plays. The running game, spread out among multiple backs, showed good speed and maneuverability as they picked up huge gains numerous times against the Palestine defense.

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Tue
16
Aug

Ladycats take two of three

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Starting out the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament as the No. 3 seed in Silver bracket play on Saturday, the Mexia Ladycats pushed through to win two of three matches on the day.

Mexia fell to the Rockdale Lady Tigers in two sets, 25-17, 25-14.

The Ladycats bounced back to defeat Buffalo, then Waco Connally in the final two sets to improve to 4-3 on the season.

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Tue
16
Aug

Wortham Lady Bulldogs finish third at Palestine Westwood tourney

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After winning two out of three matches in pool play of the Palestine Westwood volleyball tournament, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs were seeded at No. 5 heading into bracket play on Saturday.

Wortham played an early bird game against Jacksonville at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, defeating the Lady Indians in two sets, 25-11, 25-22.

Kate Vogel led the way...

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Fri
12
Aug

Ladycats honing in

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Ladycats opened up play in the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament Thursday afternoon, winning their first match over Elkhart, but fell in the final two pool play matches to Anderson-Shiro and Centerville.

 

Mexia vs. Elkhart

Mexia started out a little sluggish in the opening set against Elkhart and found themselves down 20-9.

Priscilla Garcia served six consecutive points, getting some great play from the frontline to help pull the Ladycats within four, 20-16. However, the Lady Elks managed to outscored Mexia 5-3 down the stretch to pull out the first set win, 25-19.

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Wed
10
Aug

Ladycats (1-0)sweep Wortham Lady Bulldogs

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats were supposed to open the season at home on Tuesday, but ongoing air conditioning repair work at the high school forced the team to switch their match with the Wortham Lady Bulldogs to Wortham instead.

The change didn’t phase Mexia one bit, as they ended up sweeping the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, to start the new season at 1-0.

Coach Randy Barger’s Ladycats used a variety of offensive and defensive sets to secure the win, getting great play from the front line.

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Wed
10
Aug

Blackcats start first scrimmage on the road

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The 2016 football season officially starts this Friday night as the Mexia Blackcats get their first taste in a scrimmage with former district rival, the Palestine Wildcats on the road.

The junior varsity and freshmen teams kick things off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity scrimmage at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Lamonte Chambers has been pleased so far with practices and the eagerness of his players getting into pads on Friday and showing a lot of hard-hitting physical play.

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Wed
10
Aug

Teague Lady Lions open season 2-0

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lady Lions opened up the season Tuesday afternoon in a dual match with both Palestine and Groesbeck.

The Lady Lions swept the Ladycats in their match opener, 3-0.

In their second match, Teague outlasted host Groesbeck in five games for another win, 25-15, 25-10, 25-27, 20-25, 16-14, to start the season 2-0.

The Lady Lions received strong play from seniors Katherine Higgins, Lori Massey and Monica Guerrero.

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Mon
08
Aug

It is time to get your game face on

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News photo

 

After nearly a week of practicing in shorts and t-shirts, the Mexia Blackcats football team put the pads on for the first time this season last Friday.

While some teams may give their players a little time (a day or so) to adjust to the pads and heat, the Blackcats dove head first into drills and into physical contact.

Players and coaches were fired up on Friday as the team went straight into contact drills, featuring head-to-head competition with linemen, linebackers and running backs.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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