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Fri
27
Mar

Local meet starts Wednesday


Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Mexia's Aniyah Jelks looks for a good landing spot in the girl's long jump competition at the Teague track meet held on Thursday afternoon in Teague. Results from the meet were unavailable at press time. Mexia will hold the annual Scott Neal Track Meet at Black Cat Field for high school boy's and girl's teams next Wednesday, April 1, with field events starting at 4 p.m. and running events beginning around 6 p.m.

Fri
27
Mar

Mexia to play Goats Thursday


Mexia News file photo

Next week's home district baseball and softball games against Groesbeck will be played on Thursday at Black Cat Field, due to the holiday on Friday. The junior varsity baseball game will begin at 4:30 p.m. Softball JV starts at 5 p.m. Both varsity Blackcat and Ladycat games start at 7 p.m.

Mon
23
Mar

Mexia track teams finish third, fifth at George Dixon Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
23
Mar
Mon
23
Mar

Wortham track teams compete with big schools at George Dixon Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs track teams faired well at the George Dixon Relays that were held at Waco La Vega High School on Thursday, March 19, with the girl's finishing fourth overall and the boy's fifth.
Top medalist for the girl's team was Elisha Libhart, who took first place in the Shot Put with a distance of 29-11 and in the Discus with a toss of 91-6.
Wortham boy's top finishers were Ryan McDaniel, who placed second for the Bulldogs in the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 18.92 and in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 46.79. McDaniel also had a first place finish in the Discus with a toss of 103-5. Jordan Lansford placed first in the Shot Put with a distance of 39-2. Boone Crider finished second in the Triple Jump with a distance of 37-5 1/2.
Here is the full list of Wortham medalist from the meet:

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Mon
23
Mar

Blackcats three-run third clips Wortham in rain-shortened win


Mexia pitcher Avery Williams delivers a pitch to a Wortham batter during the Blackcats 4-3 rain-shortened win Friday afternoon at Black Cat Field. Umpires called the game at the end of the second inning. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
With rain threatening again on Friday, the Mexia Blackcats moved forward with their home baseball game with the Wortham Bulldogs at Black Cat Field, splashing their way to a 4-3 comeback win.
Avery Williams started the game on the mound for the Blackcats, shutting down the Wortham hitters on 16 pitches, including a strikeout. Mexia got on the board in the bottom of the first, when Williams sacrifice fly scored Ronald Jackson, who singled earlier, from third base to give them a 1-0 lead.
Rain drops began falling in the first inning and by the second, the drops were getting bigger and the baseball must have seemed that way to the Bulldog batters as they produced two walks, a hit and three runs to take a 3-1 lead, in which Williams seemed to start having a little trouble getting his footing right on the mound with slick spots starting to form in crucial places.

Fri
20
Mar

Lady Dawgs off to winning district start


Wortham Lady Bulldog Allison Nix gets a nice hit for the Lady Bulldogs during the girls’ 17-2 district win over Hubbard Tuesday. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs softball team is determined to be a contender in District 15-2A this season as they steam-rolled the Hubbard Lady Jaguars, 17-2, for an impressive win.
"We have the potential, talent and heart to compete," says coach Mac Hammond. We're working to get better everyday, every practice and in every game."
Wortham is scheduled to host the Dawson Lady Bulldogs this Friday night and will travel to Axtell next Tuesday, March 24, in another district matchup. The team will take a break on March 27 and round out play in the month of March on the 31st at home against Coolidge.
Coach Mac feels his team has a lot to prove this season in district competition as they continue their march towards the 15-2A title and into the playoffs.

Fri
20
Mar

Ladycats drop district opener in softball to Groesbeck


Ladycat Cheyenne Thompson winds up to deliver a pitch during Mexia's district opening softball game with the Groesbeck Lady Goats Tuesday night in Groesbeck. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
With talk of more rain in Tuesday's forecast, the softball district opener between Mexia Ladycats and Groesbeck Lady Goats game was moved to Monday evening in Groesbeck. Mexia's south of the Navasota neighbor ended up taking the win, 16-4, even though the Blackcats showed some solid play on the field.
Senior Cheyenne Thompson started the game in the pitcher's circle for Mexia and looked really strong in the first couple of innings, that is until the home plate umpire made his strike zone about the size of a mouse hole, with many of her pitches that should have been strikes were called balls.
Groesbeck took advantage of the situation by taking a lot of pitches that resulted in walks during the bottom of the second, as the Lady Goats ended up with four runs in the inning to take a 4-0 early lead.

Wed
18
Mar

Mexia power lifters readying for state meets


Mexia power lifter Kacie Guantt, in the weight room Tuesday getting in some last-minute work, will be competing this weekend at the THSWPA state powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi. Guantt will lift in the 181 weight class. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Blackcats will have representatives from both the boy's and girl's classes going to compete in the state power lifting meets this weekend and next.
Kaci Guantt will be competing in the 181 weight class, while Quavious Gamble competes in the 242 weight class at the state level.
Guantt will be entering state competition this Friday in Corpus Christi. In only her second year of lifting, she is the No. 1 qualifier for Region II, Division II and is ranked fifth in the state for Class 4A in the 181 weight class.
Guantt lifted her best total of the season so far at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association (THSWPA) Region II, Division II championships held in Gatesville on March 2, with a combined total of 850 pounds (335 squat, 170 bench, 345 dead lift), and a personal best of 345 pounds in the dead lift event.

Wed
18
Mar

Blackcats roll past Gatesville to win by four

After falling to the Gatesville Hornets Saturday morning at the Waco Connally Tournament, the Mexia Blackcats roared back Monday night to avenge the loss with an 8-4 victory on the road.
Pitcher Eric Wells had one of his best outings of the season so far, holding the Hornets to only two hits and one earned run, while striking out seven Gatesville batters.
Mexia got on track in the top of the third for four runs. Jesse Torres started the inning off with a single to get on base. Torres ended up on third after stealing two bases and teammate Zachary Klosterman ended up on first with a walk, giving Mexia runners at the corners.
With Darius Dorsey up to bat with a 2-0 count, Klosterman stole second base and in the mean time, Torres stole home for Mexia's first run of the game.
Dorsey ended up with a base-on-balls.

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