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07
Mar

Blackcats fall in tight game against Reisel

Case Adair went 3-6 Saturday with a run scored and two RBI. Adair, safe at third on this play against Marlin Thursday, has been hampered with a shoulder injury, but seems to be getting back into form and has returned to his position at shortstop during the tournament.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats moved into the championship game of their own tournament Saturday, facing Riesel, but after duking it out for eight innings the Indians scored the only run of the ball game in the final frame to end up on top, 1-0.
With two out in the top of the eighth, Riesel’s Brooks Embry reached back on an error – one of four by Mexia in the game – and eventually came around to score the winning run after two more errors in the field by the Blackcats.
Eric Wells came in to pitch for Mexia after the run scored and got the Indians Collin Deiterich to fly out to Jimmy Owens in right field to end the inning.
The Blackcats went out 1, 2, 3 in their final at bat.

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Mon
07
Mar

Varsity, JV track teams competed Friday

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia junior varsity and varsity track teams competed at the Max Hibbitts Cadet Invitational held at Waco Connally’s Max Peoples Stadium in Lacey Lakeview last Friday, March 4.
The JV boys finished sixth out of 11 teams competing, while the JV girls placed fourth overall out of 11 teams. The varsity girls finished the meet in fifth place out of 11 teams.
Here are the results from the meet.

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Mon
07
Mar

Ray, High, Ramey earn honors in all-district

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After an exciting season in which the Blackcats finished the year with a 21-10 record, were bi-district champions and earned a trip to the area round of the playoffs, the team was awarded with seven members – including first-year head coach Billy Ramey – named to the 18-4A all-district team.
Ramey received one of the district’s superlative awards as Co-Coach of the Year, sharing it with Madisonville head coach Brian Thurmond.
In his first season with the Blackcats, Ramey led the team to a 6-2 district record, tied with Madisonville for first place.
Tyrik Ray and Shemar “Mr. Double-Double” High were named to the district’s first team.

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Mon
29
Feb

Blackcats’ playoff hopes dashed in close loss to Tatum

Mexia senior Matron Gerald stares across court in disbelief after the Blackcats fell to the Tatum Eagles, 64-61, in their area playoff game last Friday night in Rusk.
Tyrik Ray fights his way inside to the basket during early action of Mexia’s area playoff game against the Tatum Eagles last Friday night in Rusk.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
29
Feb

Yellowjackets advance in playoffs

Mexia News Staff Report

The No. 4-ranked Coolidge Yellowjackets advanced to the regional quarterfinals with an 86-61 win over the Oakwood Panthers last Friday night in Fairfield.
Coolidge took an early 20-11 lead after one, then started to pull away in the second period by outscoring the Panthers 26-15 to take a 20-point lead at the half.
The Yellowjackets kept the foot on the gas as they scored 27 points in the third, while holding Oakwood to 16.
With a 73-42 lead going into the fourth period, Coolidge kept their motor running and went on to cruise to the 25-point victory.

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Mon
29
Feb

Blackcat powerlifters get chances in qualifier meet

Rahi Patel was one of three Mexia boy’s powerlifters to compete at the qualifier meet in Fairfield last Thursday evening.
Mexia’s Diego Rivera placed first in the 123 Class last Thursday in one of the final qualifying meets of the season held in Fairfield.
Anglin Trederek gives it his best effort during his first lift in the Super Heavy Weight Class of last Thursday’s qualifier meet held at Fairfield High School.

Mexia News Staff Report

The Blackcats powerlifting team should end up with several of the guys qualifying for the regional meet, but the final list wasn’t scheduled to be released until sometime yesterday.
In the meantime, Diego Rivera, Rahi Patel and Anglin Trederek packed on one more meet this past Thursday in Fairfield, which was a qualifier event, giving the trio a chance to move up in the rankings and hopefully earn a spot at the regional meet.
Rivera – ranked No. 3 in Class 4A Region II, Division II – came away with a first place finish. Rivera lifted a total of 945 pounds from the squat, bench press and deadlift categories lifters competed in on Thursday.

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Mon
29
Feb

Blackcats dominate Bremond baseball tourney

First year Mexia baseball coach Chad Coker meets with his players after their 5-3 championship win over the Granger Lions Saturday night at the Bremond baseball tournament.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Blackcats scored two runs in the fourth and added one more in the sixth to take a 5-3 win over the Granger Lions Saturday night in the championship game of the Bremond baseball tournament.
Bryce Sterling got things started for Mexia in the top of the first after Case Adair reached base after being hit by a pitch and Avery Williams drew a walk.
Sterling lined a double to left field, scoring both Adair and Williams on the play to give the Blackcats and early 2-0 lead.
Granger came back to tie the game at two in the bottom of the third inning after a couple of Mexia mishaps in the field and with pitcher Eric Wells hitting a couple of batters.

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Mon
29
Feb

Soccer team beats Rockets

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
29
Feb

Bulldogs looking good as baseball season begins

The Wortham Bulldogs hit the diamond this past week, taking on the Rosebud-Lott Cougars in the season opener.
Wortham looked good early on, holding a 3-0 lead after Ethan McCoslin scored in the top of the third and Anthony Perez (courtesy runner for Trent Williams) and Vontray Cooper (courtesy runner for Jordan Lansford) crossed home plate in the top of the fifth.
The Cougars made it a 3-1 ball game when they scored in the bottom of the fifth and added three more in the sixth to end up winning by one, 4-3.
Rudy Miller and Jayce Black got the only two hits of the game for the Bulldogs and an RBI apiece. Lansford drew four base-on-balls.
Lansford pitched 5.1 innings, scattering five hits and giving up four earned runs while striking out four Cougar batters.

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Wed
24
Feb

Blackcats zip past Cougars to advance to area round

Mr. Double-Double, Shemar High, goes up for two of his 14 points scored Monday night in the Blackcats bi-district win over the China Spring Cougars, 57-42.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

On to the area round for the Mexia Blackcats as they blistered the China Spring Cougars Monday night at La Vega High School, 57-42.
The game got off to a sluggish start, but Mexia ended up moving on top by 5 at the close of the first period, 10-5.
The Blackcats’ (21-9) offense received a big boost from the play of forward Shemar High, who exploded for 12 points in the second period to help move Mexia out to a 15-point lead by the half, 30-15. High could be seen crashing the boards throughout the first half of play.
Tyrik Ray left the Cougars with a highlight of his own as he swished a 3-pointer from just above the arc as the buzzer sounded to end the first half.

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