Sports

Wed
27
Jan

Coolidge girls wallop Wildcats

Mexia News Staff Report

After falling to Class 2A’s No. 14-ranked Frost Lady Polar Bears last Friday night at home, 42-36, the No. 12-ranked (Class 1A) Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets took out their frustration on the Gholson Lady Wildcats Tuesday night, beating their district opponent by 55 points, 80-25.
Adrianna Jones led the charge with 32 points in the game. She had a huge second period in which she scored 9 points and another big quarter in the fourth, where she sank 14 more.
Alejandra Acevedo stepped up in a big way, contributing 19 points.

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Wed
27
Jan

Ray squeezes ‘Cats past Palestine

Mexia’s Darious Eggins (24) and Shamyree Gamble (2) display the intensity of the Blackcats defense.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
With the ball in his hands and the clock ticking down to six seconds remaining in a tied ball game, Mexia’s Tyrik Ray measured up the Palestine defense, stepped to his right and drove to the basket.
Ray let loose with the shot and the ball fell gracefully through the bottom of the net, giving the Blackcats an upset win over the Wildcats on the road Tuesday night, 53-51.
Palestine called time out right after the play with 4.9 seconds showing left in the game.
The Wildcats Davonte Mims tried shooting a desperation 3-pointer, but the ball clanked off the side of the rim at the buzzer and preserved the win for the Blackcats.

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Wed
27
Jan

Yellowjackets remain undefeated in district

Mexia News Staff Report

This time last year, the No. 4-ranked Coolidge Yellowjackets swept their season series with the Gholson Wildcats.
That scenario still hasn’t changed. They did so again this season, beating Gholson on the road Tuesday night, 62-35.
Coolidge jumped out to an early 41-8 lead by halftime and made it a 54-12 ball game entering the fourth period of play.

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Mon
25
Jan

NFL honors Wortham ISD for nurturing Superbowl players

Wortham High School received two gold Wilson footballs from the NFL.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Friday night will forever go down in the history of Wortham High School and for the community as a whole, after being recognized by the National Football League.
WHS was one of more than 2,000 schools across the nation honored by the NFL with the presentation of not one, but two Wilson Golden Footballs as part of the league’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll.
The balls – presented in between Friday night’s Lady Bulldog and Bulldog basketball games – have been given out to schools and communities that have had a direct influence on Super Bowl history, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this February.
Over the past 42 years, Wortham has had two of its graduates participate in the Super Bowl and both just happen to be siblings.
Charlie Davis was on the active roster for the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 1974 when the infamous “Iron Curtain” team won their first Super Bowl (IX) in franchise history.

Mon
25
Jan

Mexia regains momentum, wheels past Ferris

Shamyree Gamble puts the ball up and in while being chased by a Ferris defender

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Down 28-24 in a non-district basketball game with the Ferris Yellowjackets, the Mexia Blackcats – without the services of point guard Tyrik Ray – turned the game around to outscore their opponent 36-22 for a 9-point, 60-51, win.
Ray was out on football-related business, so coach Billy Ramey relied on backup guard Shamyree Gamble to spearhead the offense.
Gamble ended up leading all scorers with 19.

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Mon
25
Jan

Powerlifters leave Moody meet with medals

Mexia powerlifters had an outstanding day at the Moody meet Saturday, finishing in a three-way tie with Robinson and Waco La Vega for the top spot.
The Blackcats ended up placing second since Robinson had more first-place points.
Darius Dorsey earned another first-place finish in the 165 Class, lifting a total of 1,195 lbs. in the three events (squat, bench press and dead lift), while teammate Diego Rivera took second in the 123 Class with a grand total of 925 lbs.
Dorsey is ranked No. 4 in the 165 Class for Region II, Div. II, Rivera is No. 2 in the standings for the 123 Class.

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Mon
25
Jan

Yellowjackets make it win No. 20

The No. 4-ranked Coolidge Yellowjackets continue to breeze through their schedule, picking up win No. 20 in a non-district game against the Frost Polar Bears, 63-53, at home last Friday night.
Coolidge opened up play with a 19-14 lead by the end of the first period, with guard Delvin Smith pouring in 10 of his team leading 20 points on the night.
The Polar Bears kept the game close in the second period, cutting the Yellowjackets’ lead down to three by halftime, 35-32.
Coolidge spread their offense around in the third period by utilizing six different players scoring baskets, with Jordan Brown and Wanya’ Jones hitting key 3-pointers as the Yellowjackets moved out to a 12-point advantage, 53-41.

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Fri
15
Jan

Football banquet tix on sale

The annual Football Banquet honoring the 2015 bi-district champion Mexia Blackcats, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
It will be held at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 500 E. Carthage in Mexia.
Tickets are available for $10 each at ReMax/Womack Insurance, 205 E. Milam in Mexia.

Fri
15
Jan

Season opening games tough for Mexia soccer

Mexia’s Emilio Iwabuchi slips past a Palestine player.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Opening-round games at the Palestine Wildcat Classic soccer tournament didn’t quite go the way the Blackcats would have liked, with Mexia falling to the host team 4-0 and then to the Class 4A, Region II No. 7-ranked Crandall Pirates in their second match, 3-0.
In the opening match, Palestine (ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, Region III) used a constant attack, keeping the Blackcats on the defensive throughout the match.

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Fri
15
Jan

Chambers named to Victory Bowl blue-team coaching staff

Mexia head football coach Lamonte Chambers meets with other FCA Blue team coaches

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The list of coaches for the 2016 FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Victory Bowl football and volleyball games was announced Saturday, Jan. 9, in Waco.
Mexia head football coach and athletic director, Lamonte Chambers, has been chosen to be a part of the coaching staff for the Blue football team this year.
Chambers – in his fourth year as head coach of the Blackcats – will be working with head coaches Rick Rhoades (Cameron Yoe), Shane Anderson (Waco Connally), Brent Graham (Salado) and Neil Searcy (Killeen).
“This is a great thing for the kids,” said Chambers. “It’s an honor, but I have to give the credit to our kids and coaching staff as well.”

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