Sports

Mon
20
Jun

Boys' baseball tournaments coming up

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Baseball/Softball Association will be hosting the Texas Teenage Association’s Boys 10 and under tight base tournament for District 8, starting July 11.
The tournament will include the first and second place teams from Mexia, along with the first and second place teams from the Brazos Valley American League and National League to round out the bracket of six teams.
Groesbeck will be hosting TTA district tournaments.
They will host the Boys 6U t-ball tournament for District 6.
The six team tournament will feature the first and second place teams from Groesbeck, along with the first and second place teams from Mexia and Leon County.
The tournament is also slated to start July 11.
The town will be hosting the TTA state Girls 10U softball tournament that will begin July 18.

Mon
20
Jun

Navarro College Roundup

Volleyball
The Bulldogs will look to keep their success from last year going as the season fast approaches.
Navarro will play their first scrimmage on Aug. 13 at Texas Wesleyan, followed by two more scrimmages against Brookhaven and Temple, both on the road, Aug. 19-20.
The regular season will begin on Aug. 25 against Eastfield College on the road.
The team will play their first home game Aug. 31, when they host Cedar Valley.
According to the schedule, the Bulldogs will only have five home games this season.
Navarro finished 19-12 last year under head coach Kasey McBrearty, who is entering her third season at the helm for the Bulldogs volleyball team.
Here is the full schedule for the 2016 Bulldogs volleyball season:
Aug. 25 – at Eastfield, 2 p.m.
Aug. 26-27 – at Tyler Opening Weekend Classic
Aug. 30 – at Temple, 6 p.m.
Aug. 31 – Cedar Valley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 2-3 – at Temple Day of Labor Classic

Fri
17
Jun

Nohe leaving MHS volleyball coaching job

Coach Kamol Nohe, standing, will be the new girl’s athletic coordinator and head volleyball coach at Cameron High School this coming fall.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Mexia High School will be looking for a new volleyball coach after it was learned earlier this week that Kamol Nohe has been hired by Cameron High School to be their new girl’s athletic coordinator and volleyball coach this coming season.
Nohe was hired by Mexia in the summer of 2014, coaching the Ladycats volleyball team two seasons in which he guided the team to back-to-back playoff appearances, finishing as bi-district finalists each season.
Mexia athletic director Lamonte Chambers confirmed Nohe had left and that they are in the process of searching for a new volleyball coach, as well as a new softball coach.

Fri
17
Jun

Victory Bowl 2016 raises $100,000+

exia News Staff Report

Fri
17
Jun

On This Day…

On this day in 1923, the Mexia Gushers fell to the Austin Rangers, 5-3, in 13 innings.
Unfortunately for the Gushers, they lost their star outfielder, Bryan – considered the best in the Texas Association – for the rest of the season due to a broken leg suffered in the first inning when he tried to slide into second base.
Despite the loss, Mexia remains in first place with a record of 38-22 and are 5 1/2 games ahead of second place Sherman (32-27) and seven games up on third place Corsicana (31-29).
Marlin (29-31) sits in fourth, Waco (26-34) is in fifth and Austin (23-37) rounds out the six-team Texas Association League in the cellar.

Fri
17
Jun

UIL approves baseball, softball changes

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
15
Jun

Mexia’s Marberry standout pitcher in early pro baseball

Fred “Firpo” Marberry, pictured here during his pitching days with the Washington Senators, made his home in Mexia after retirement from Major League Baseball.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
He might not be a household name these days, but there was a time his name was mentioned often, more than likely by local town folk gathered at the coffee shop, sipping their morning coffee and browsing through the sports section of the newspaper.
They would probably have been conversing about what happened in the Washington Senators game – no, not the political ones, but the baseball team – or the Detroit Tigers, depending on what year it was.
After all, one particular player who played for both of those teams got his start playing for the Mexia Gushers baseball nine back in 1922, when the team was a member of the Texas-Oklahoma League.
From there, he went on to play for the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association before his contract was sold to the Washington Senators in 1923.
So who is this mystery fella that ended up going from semi-pro to professional in such a short time?

Mon
13
Jun

Blue team wins Victory Bowl volleyball; Red takes baseball

Coolidge’s Adrianna Jones goes up for the kill during the red team’s game against the blue team Saturday afternoon at the third annual FCA Victory Bowl volleyball match.
Groesbeck’s Shelby West, left, and Mexia’s Amy Killingsworth, right, were cheering the blue team from the sidelines at the eighth annual FCA Victory Bowl football game.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The blue team took a 2-1 series lead after winning the 2016 FCA Victory Bowl volleyball match held Saturday afternoon at University High School in Waco.
The blue took a 1-0 match lead after winning the opening set, 25-18. The red team evened it up by taking the second set 25-19, but strong play at the net for the blue team proved a bit much as they ended up taking the final two games by identical scores of 25-18 in each.
Coolidge’s Adrianna Jones made some key plays at the net for the red team, playing mostly as an outside hitter in the first two games of the match.
Jones ended up with three kills, a block, three assists and two digs for the red team.

Mon
13
Jun

Victory Bowl games unite former rivals

Mexia’s Tyrik Ray came up with some big tackles for the blue team Saturday evening at the eighth annual FCA Victory Bowl football game.
Mexia’s Matron Gerald took the opening kickoff for the blue team, running the ball back for about a 24-yard gain.
Wortham’s Jordan Lansford opens up some running room for the red team ball carrier with this block.
Coolidge’s Delvin Smith saw time at the receiver position for the red team during the eight annual FCA Victory Bowl football game.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Spending the last several football seasons as rivals, Mexia’s Tyrik Ray and Matron Gerald combined forces with Groesbeck’s Jaylon Medlock to contribute to the blue team’s 7-6 win over the red team Saturday night in the eighth annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl played out at Waco ISD Stadium.
All three Limestone County athletes came up with several key plays in the win.
Gerald took the game opening kickoff from his own eight-yard line and returned the ball for a gain of 24 yards to give the blue team good field position.
But instead of a lot of offensive flare as witnessed in some of the previous bowl games, this one turned out to be more of a war in the trenches.

Fri
10
Jun

Three Coolidge players chosen to play in all-star games

Coolidge’s Ro’derick Calhoun will be playing in the Texas Six Man Coaches Association all-star basketball game on July 16 in Wichita Falls.
Coolidge’s Wanya’ Jones will join his former Yellowjacket teammate, Ro’derick Calhoun, on the hardwood court at the Texas Six Man Coaches Association basketball all-star game.
Coolidge’s Delvin Smith will be playing in the 2016 Texas Six Man Coaches Association all-star football game July 16.

Mexia News Staff Report

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