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Wed
27
Apr

Bulldogs in playoffs after victories against Mart, Riesel

A nice hit by Wortham senior, Kalob Bowden, that allowed for a chain reaction “safe at the plate” slides by VonTray Cooper and then Jayce Black following on a bad throw at home.

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Mon
25
Apr

Coolidge athletic director announces resignation

Coolidge coach Randall Jones signals in a play while one of his players, Wanya’ Jones, watches from the sideline during one of the Yellowjackets’ games this past season.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Coolidge athletic director/head football coach Randall Jones has tendered his resignation after coaching at the school for the past three seasons.
Jones stated, “I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me these past three years and I have no regrets, It’s just time to move on.”
During his stay as head football coach, the program went from 17 kids his first year to 31 this past season, plus the Yellowjackets managed to play a full junior varsity schedule for the 2016 season. In his first year at Coolidge, the Yellowjackets made the playoffs with a 6-4 record, followed by another 6-4 mark his second year when the team moved into the same district with Abbott and Milford.

Mon
25
Apr

Soccer players earn district honors

Blackcat senior Alan Carbajal was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Mexia junior Willy Cisneros was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat junior Victor Garcia was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Mexia senior Emilio Iwabuchi was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat freshman Lalo Ortiz was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat junior David Velazquez was named as the Defensive MVP on the 17-4A all-district soccer team. He was also chosen as a first team member.

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Mon
25
Apr

Wortham sending five, relay team to regional meet

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Mon
25
Apr

Several Coolidge athletes on way to regional meet

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Mon
25
Apr

Registration underway for Beachum camp

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Fri
22
Apr

Mexia teams place fifth, sixth at Region III track meet

By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Class 4A Region III area track meet for Districts 17-18 was held Wednesday at Fairfield High School. The Mexia Blackcats ended up sixth out of 11 teams competing at the meet, while the Ladycats finished the day tied for fifth with Madisonville. The Blackcats 4x100 and 200 meter relay teams scored high with first place finishes in both races. It’s possible that the 4x400 meter relay team could have placed higher if not for the runner in the final leg having to dodge a few of third leg athletes exiting the track in front of him, causing some zigs and some zags before he could get on track. Both the 4x100 and 200 meter relay teams will be competing at the Class 4A Region III regional track meet April 29-30 at Bowers Stadium on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. In the 4x100 meter relay race, Mexia made it a photo finish, beating out Waco La Vega by 1/10 of a second with a time of 42.76.

Wed
20
Apr

Blackcats split season series with Groesbeck with win

Darius Dorsey tosses his bat after drawing a walk in the first inning of play during Mexia’s final district ball game against the Groesbeck Goats
Mexia pitcher Eric Wells watches at Groesbeck’s Dylan Rand attempts to bunt the ball during the Blackcats district finale against the Goats Tuesday night at home.
Avery Williams takes a cut at the ball during early action of Mexia’s district game with Groesbeck.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Blackcats took advantage of Groesbeck errors, five walks and did some nifty base running to come out with a 6-3 win over their district/county rival Tuesday night at home.
Avery Williams had a big night at the plate for the Blackcats, going 2-2 with a double and scored two of Mexia’s six runs. He also picked up two stolen bases.
Eric Wells held a 1-0 lead until the third inning, when Groesbeck roughed him up for three runs, but Wells settled back down to shut the Goats out the final four innings of the game to pick up the win.
The Blackcats struck early in the bottom of the first after Darius Dorsey drew a leadoff walk and eventually ended up at third after two passed balls.
He scored the game’s first run on a balk call to give the Blackcats a 1-0 lead.
The Goats kicked in a little offense in the third.

Wed
20
Apr

Regionals end of line for Mexia’s Tran, Ugarte

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Wed
20
Apr

Off to regionals

Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

The Wortham Bulldog tennis team sent players to the Class 2A regional tournament this week in Corsicana. Cole Shivers and Kendle Tatum Rhodes – Brooke Salisbury will serve as an alternate – were district champions and played in the regional tournament. Zach Jones and Jayce Black finished fourth in boy’s doubles at the district meet and Logan Capers took fourth place in boy’s singles. The team played a total of 73 matches. Shown, l-r, are Gage Harris, Cole Shivers, Kendle Tatum Rhodes, Zach Jones, coach Lori Ward, Jayce Black, Brooke Salisbury and Logan Capers (not shown are team members Logan Salisbury and Dylan Martin).

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