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Mon
18
Jul

Coolidge’s Calhoun, Smith, Jones bring in the heat

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The trio from Coolidge continues to impress.

Delvin Smith, Ro’derick Calhoun and Wanya’ Jones, all recent graduates of Coolidge High School and former Yellowjacket athletes, competed in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association all-star games over the weekend in Wichita Falls.

Smith turned in an all-star performance in the East-West football game played Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

According to the Times Record News, Smith – playing for the East squad – scored three touchdowns on his first six carries of the game and finished the night with five.

Read more in Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
15
Jul

Mexia STV Communications finishes second in tourney

The Texas Teenage Baseball Association Boys 10U District 8 Championship was played Thursday evening at Mexia City Park. Riesel’s Hamilton Automotive ended up winning a close game, 6-4, over Mexia STV Communications. Mexia finished second in the tournament. Both teams gathered at home plate after the game for a group picture. 

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

 

Wed
13
Jul

Texas Sports Writers select All-state softball teams

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The 2016 Texas Sports Writers Association all-state softball teams were released on Sunday.
Locally, District 18-4A’s Kaci Bachtel (Fairfield) was the lone representative from the district named to the Class 4A Honorable Mention team as a utility player.
In Class 2A, from District 20-2A, Riesel’s Erin Kadlacek made honorable mention at second base.
Here are the results of the voting for the classes our area teams compete in.

Class 4A
Coach of the Year: Arthur Behrend, La Grange
Player of the Year: Missy Zoch, La Grange

Mon
11
Jul

Fairfield falls in final four

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Mon
11
Jul

Mexia Hullum advances to TTAS State Tournament

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Fri
08
Jul

Dave Campbell magazine places Blackcats third

Less than a month from now, the Mexia Blackcats football team will be back out on the playing field for the 2016 season.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The annual Dave Campbell Texas Football magazine has finally hit the shelves here in Central Texas.
This year’s edition has predicted the Mexia Blackcats will finish third in District 9-4A DII in the preseason selections, while Lorena and Fairfield are listed in the No. 1 and 2 slots, respectively.
Rounding out the six-team district is Robinson at No. 4, Waco Connally in at No. 5 and Salado No. 6.
Mexia finished the 2015 football season with 7-5 overall record (3-2 in District 7-4A DII) and made it to the area round of the playoffs.
Senior Jaylen Gipson returns to lead the offense at quarterback after throwing over 1,800 yards and running for more than 700.

Fri
08
Jul

Boy’s Texas Teenage baseball district tournaments start Monday

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Fri
08
Jul

Frosh, JV, 7th, 8th football schedules set

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2016 Mexia’s freshman and junior varsity football revised schedules are as follows:
Aug. 12 – at Palestine (Scrimmage)
Aug. 18 – Rockdale (Scrimmage)
Aug. 25 – at Athens (Fr. 5:30 p.m./JV 7 p.m.)
Sept. 1 – Teague (Fr. 5:30 p.m./JV 7 p.m.)
Sept. 8 – Groesbeck (Fr. 5:30 p.m./JV 7 p.m.)
Sept. 15 – at Waco La Vega (Fr. 5:30 p.m./JV 7 p.m.)
Sept. 22 – Caldwell (Fr. 5:30 p.m./JV 7 p.m.)
Sept. 29 – OPEN
Oct. 6 – at Lorena* (Fr. 5:30 p.m., JV 7 p.m.)
Oct. 13 – Waco Connally* (Fr. 5:30 p.m., JV 7 p.m.)
Oct. 20 – at Salado* (Fr. 5:30 p.m., JV 7 p.m.)
Oct. 27 – Fairfield* (Fr. 5:30 p.m., JV 7 p.m.)
Nov. 3 – at Robinson (Fr. 5:30 p.m., JV 7 p.m.)
*District game

Wed
06
Jul

Star-spangled batters

Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris
T-ball player Ian Gore heads back to the dugout at the end of an inning during all-star game festivities Monday afternoon, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Apparently Johnny Ingram, left, found a way to attack the famous “Crane” kick as demonstrated by Colby Sterling, right, during the coaches’ game played Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Zachary Klosterman, right, applies the tag to get the sliding base runner out at second during the coach’s game played Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Korean and Vietnam veterans Paul Russell, left, and Jimmy Gore, right, threw out the first pitch prior to the start of the t-ball all-star game on July 4.
This youngster keeps his eye on the ball while attempting to make the catch during the t-ball all-star game played Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Taking time out from his job at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob SquarePants took part in the all-star game festivities on July 4 here in Mexia.
This young lady was decked out in pink from head-to-toe as she put the ball in play during the t-ball softball all-star game played Monday afternoon, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Purple power to the fences as this youngster lofts one in that direction during the t-ball softball all-star game played Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.
Tons of great t-ball softball all-star action was seen by fans in attendance as the young ladies put on quite a show Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.

Former Blackcat Darius Dorsey makes contact for one of his famous bunt hits during the coach’s softball game played Monday, July 4, at Mexia City Park.

Tue
05
Jul

Coolidge’s Smith named Tribune’s ‘Athlete of the Year’

Coolidge’s Delvin Smith, shown here at the state track meet in May, was just named the Waco Tribune’s Athlete of the Year. (Contributed photo/Scott W. Coleman)

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