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Mon
21
Nov

Ladycats finish second at the Jane Blitz Basketball Tournament

By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports

The basketball season started last Tuesday for the Mexia Ladycats (5-1) and so far, it’s been a blast! After picking up an opening win on the road over Grandview, 61-47, Mexia added more to their total Thursday and Friday at the Jane Biltz Basketball Tournament in Corsicana. That momentum propelled the Ladycats to the championship game on Saturday afternoon against the Oklahoma City Storm. Mexia put up an awesome fight against a team of homeschooled AAU players, but ended up falling to the team from across the Red River, 59-39.

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.

Fri
18
Nov

Basketball season overview

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Turn down for what!?

Mexia basketball, that’s for “what!”

The Ladycats are back on the court and should be in great shape despite losing one of the team’s top players in the school’s history, Na’Teshia Owens – or more commonly known as ‘Tee’ Owens – graduated and has taken her talents to the courts of Xavier University this season.

Returning players this year are Keiona “Kiki” Keith, Soroya Hollie, Demodesty Williams, Alanni Connor, Camrye Smith, Destini Hutchison, Aniyah Jelks, Jashima Smith, Tiesha Jones and Erica Nelms.

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

Mon
14
Nov

Teague Lions advances to area playoff after 42-20 win over Franklin

Mexia News Staff Report

 

It didn’t take long for the Teague Lions to get up on the Franklin Lions last Friday night in the opening round of the 2016 UIL Texas High School football playoffs.

Teague took a 7-0 lead after the first quarter, then went on to outscore Franklin 14-6 to take a 21-6 advantage into the locker room at the half.

Teague repeated their second quarter effort in the third, moving further out front with a 35-12 lead as the fourth quarter began.

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.

Mon
14
Nov

Coolidge Yellowjackets fall shy of bi-district championship to Avalon Eagles 32-40

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The excitement of Coolidge Yellowjacket football came to an end last Friday night in Covington, as the team played a hard fought Class 1A D1 bi-district battle against the Avalon Eagles, but ended up falling in the end, 40-32.

Coolidge scored just 11 seconds into the game on their first offensive play, when Torrey Hoover ran the ball in for a 40-yard touchdown to give the Yellowjackets a 6-0 lead.

Avalon put together a short drive that would result in a 34-yard passing touchdown from quarterback Eric Smith to freshman receiver Rhett Newton to tie the game at 6-6.

The Eagles converted the two-point kick to take the lead by two, 8-6.

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.

Fri
11
Nov

Lady Bulldogs swept through All-District 14-2A honors

Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

Just like they did against their opponents most all season, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs swept through the District 14-2A all-district volleyball honors after the season ended Monday evening.

Kate Vogel earned the top spot as the district’s MVP. Vogel played a big part as the team leader and her outstanding play on the court helped Wortham in continuing their long playoff run.

Kayla Lansford really stepped up strong this season, playing lights out at the net with her blocking ability and throwing down some pretty mean kill shots. Lansford made first team all-district.

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Wed
09
Nov

Wortham suffers loss to Milano

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Monday night was not the way Wortham’s Lady Bulldogs wanted to end their season, as they suffered a heartbreaking loss in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals to Milano in three sets, 8-25, 20-25, 13-25.

Kate Vogel and Kayla Lansford provided Wortham with heavy fire power and solid defense at the net. Vogel finished with nine kills and two blocks, along with 15 digs and an assist.

Lansford smashed down eight kills and had 10 blocked shots, plus nine digs in the match.

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

Wed
09
Nov

Coolidge fell to Kopperl in four

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The volleyball season has ended for the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets as they fell to the Kopperl Lady Eagles Tuesday night in Robinson, 12-25, 11-25, 25-22, 16-25, winding up as one of Class 1A’s regional quarterfinalists.

The going was tough early on as Coolidge ended up with a lot of errors to fall behind 2-0.

The third set saw the Lady Yellowjackets play much more like they have in the regular season, fighting tooth and nail to even things up late in the match . 

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

Wed
09
Nov

Texas High School Football Playoff Previews

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

It’s playoff time for local high school football teams as most are scheduled to begin the bi-district round on Friday and a couple that will hit the field this Thursday. Who’s in? Bremond and Mart are both in from Class 2A, Teague, Groesbeck, Jewett-Leon and Buffalo from Class 3A and over in Class 1A (6-Man), Coolidge made it in.

Here’s the breakdown on this weekend’s football playoffs:

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Mon
07
Nov

Teague makes comeback to defeat Panthers 26-7

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After settling in with a 14-7 first quarter lead, the Teague Lions went on to outscore the Palestine Westwood Panthers, 26-7, the rest of the game to end the regular season with a 40-14 win.

Teague (8-2, 6-1) moves on to be the No. 2 seed from District 9-3A DI and will face the Franklin Lions (8-2) this coming Friday night at Midway’s Panther Stadium.

In last Friday’s game with Westwood, Tayvis Coleman had a huge night for the Lions as he rushed for 183 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns.

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.

Mon
07
Nov

Coolidge puts away Penelope 88-54

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets left nothing to chance concerning the final playoff spot from District 14-1A DI (6-Man) as they put away the Penelope Wolverines Friday night, 88-54.

The Yellowjackets (6-4) will be the No.2 seed from District 14-1A DI (6-Man) and will face No. 1 seed Avalon (7-3) from District 13-1A DI (6-Man).

Game time will be at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night in Covington.

In Friday night’s game, Coolidge fell behind early, 14-7, to the Wolverines, but rallied back in the second quarter to overtake the lead at the half, 45-28.

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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