Sports

Mon
21
Jul

Mexia Varsity Boys at State Tournament

The Mexia Hoopers (next-year returning eligible varsity boys basketball team) will leave Saturday morning for the Summer High School State Basketball Tournament.
The team competed in the regional state qualifiertournament held in Mexia June 21-22. Mexia competed against teams from Crockett, Corsicana, Lorena and other high schools. Mexia won three games to advance to the championship game against 5A Corsicana. In the championship game, Mexia played well by having the lead several times and only being down by 3 at halftime to Corsicana.
In the second half Corsicana manage to get the lead and beat Mexia in the end. With the loss, Mexia finished second, but since Corsicana was qualified as being in the big school division, Mexia still finished first in the small school division.

Wed
16
Jul

Goats football to play Canadian team

Mexia News Staff Report

District football rival Groesbeck will be hosting a team from Canada this coming fall season. The Cochrane Cobras, all the way from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, are scheduled to face the Groesbeck Goats on Sept. 4, which is a Thursday night in a game of international proportions.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Wed
16
Jul

Alamodome new site of state hoops tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Four Mexia high school baseball players have been picked up to play with the Buffalo team that will be competing in the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball High School Eligible Tournament July 18-20 in Buffalo.
Darius Dorsey, Jesse Torres, Avery Williams and Case Adair are the four players from Mexia that will make the trip this weekend.
Pool play will begin Friday morning with Buffalo scheduled for 8 a.m., Noon and 6 p.m.

Wed
16
Jul

Four Mexia players join Buffalo for tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Four Mexia high school baseball players have been picked up to play with the Buffalo team that will be competing in the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball High School Eligible Tournament July 18-20 in Buffalo.
Darius Dorsey, Jesse Torres, Avery Williams and Case Adair are the four players from Mexia that will make the trip this weekend.
Pool play will begin Friday morning with Buffalo scheduled for 8 a.m., Noon and 6 p.m.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Thu
10
Jul

Mexia headed to state 7-on-7 tourney


The Mexia Blackcats start pool play of the 2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament this Thursday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Mexia qualified for the tournament after competing in the Robinson Tournament back on June 7. Mexia News file photo

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For the second straight year the Mexia Blackcats 7-on-7 team will make an appearance in the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, which is being held this Thursday and Friday at College Station. A total of 64 teams will compete for the coveted summertime football championship trophy.
Mexia will be playing in Division II, Pool G, against Burnet, Kinkaid and Palmer.
The Blackcats will play three pool games with the first against Palmer at 1 p.m. on Field 7B at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
At 3 p.m., they will compete against Burnet on Field 7A and at 5 p.m. it’s back to Field 7B to face Kinkaid.
The top two teams out of each pool will advance to the championship round beginning Friday morning. The remaining teams from each pool will play in the consolation bracket, which will also be held that morning.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Mon
07
Jul

All-Star action


Mexia News photo by Stephen R. Farris

There were a couple of close plays at the plate during the T-Ball All-Star game held on July 4 at Hughes City Park. This one looks like it was real close. To see lots more photos from this event, grab a copy of Tuesday's Mexia News.

Mon
23
Jun

Sports briefs

Ladycats Girls Youth Basketball Camp
The Mexia Ladycats Girls Youth Basketball Camp is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26. Instructors are Coach Theresa Durham of Midway High School, Ladycats coaching staff and members of the 2013 state championship team. Registration is $10 per day, $20 for both days, $15 for each additional sibling. Grade levels are based on incoming school year, and are grades 4-5, 608 and 9-12. Contact Randy Barger at 254-747-2298 or rbarger@mexiaisd.net to learn more.

Mon
16
Jun

Johnson honored upon retirement


Recently retired Wortham coach Leroy Johnson, center in suit, savors the moment as he was honored by his peers and former alumni he’s coached over the years during a ceremony held at Wortham High School. Johnson coached nearly 20-years at the school and also served a short time as an assistant principal at the high school before returning to coaching. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

After coaching at Wortham High School for nearly 20-years, Leroy Johnson has decided to hang up his hat and whistle to spend more time with his family.
Johnson, a 1970 graduate of Jackson High School in Corsicana, played college football for the Navarro College Bulldogs before transferring to East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University – Commerce) and later played professionally for the Canadian Football League’s British Columbia Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats before returning home to begin his coaching career in 1979 at Corsicana High School.
Johnson made a career change after the 1981 season, but his love for coaching helped make the decision to return to it when he was offered the chance to do so with Wortham ISD back in the mid-90’s.
During his career at Wortham, Johnson has coached football, basketball and track and has served as an assistant principal at the high school.

Fri
13
Jun

Linemen battle as 7-on-7 season continues


Mexia’s Avery Williams attempts to make a one handed catch during the Blackcats first game with the Teague Lions during regular season 7-on-7 competition Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo

Regular season 7-on-7 continued on Tuesday in Teague and while the offenses shined on the field, the backbone of any football program, the linemen, got a shot at showcasing their skills in the Lineman’s Challenge.
Starting out with 7-on-7 and fresh from winning the qualifying tournament in Robinson on Saturday, the Mexia squad was back on the field to face Corsicana and Teague (twice) in Tuesday evening games.
The Blackcats squeezed out a narrow win over Teague in their first game, 18-16, but took care of business in the second contest as they downed Corsicana 32-6.
Despite being successful earlier in the evening, the Mexia team came out a little sluggish when they faced Teague for the second time in the night cap, falling to the Lions 23-6 – thanks in part to the deep passing of quarterback Austin Skinner.
Mexia quarterback Jaylen Gipson still had a lot of zip on the ball, even in their final game.

Mon
09
Jun

Mexia qualifies for state 7-on-7 tourney


Draeshaun Hannah shows his intense concentration on the ball while a Waco Reicher defender tries to reach in from behind during their 7-on-7 pool play game Saturday morning in Robinson. Mexia won the game 33-6 and ended up in the finals that afternoon. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Early morning the day after graduation ceremonies is probably not the ideal time to try and qualify for the Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, but none the less the Blackcats 7-on-7 team rose to the occasion and went undefeated (3-0-1) at the Robinson qualifying tournament on Saturday to earn a spot in state tournament.
This marks the second straight year Mexia has earned a spot in the state tournament.
Groesbeck was the other
Mexia started out against one of their district foes, Fairfield, and ended up in a shootout. Curk Harris’ late game interception in the end zone, taking the ball right out of the Fairfield receiver’s hands, kept the Eagles from taking a touchdown advantage thus preserving the 24-24 tie.

To read more, pick up a copy of Tuesday's The Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

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