Teen tourney starts Independence Day

Mexia baseball teams are wrapping up playoffs this week in preparation for the Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball district tournaments, scheduled to begin July 11 around the state.

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Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball district tournaments begin July 4. Mexia Hullum will be playing in the Girls 15U district softball tournament in Jewett/Leon.
Local boy’s baseball teams wrapped up – or will be wrapping up – playoffs this week in preparation for the upcoming district playoffs that will begin on July 11.
Mexia Baseball/Softball Association will host the TTA Boys 10U tight base tournament for District 8.
The tourney includes first and second place teams from Mexia BSA and Brazos Valley American and National Leagues.
Groesbeck will host the Boys 6U T-Ball tournament for District 6 and also the Girls 10U state softball tournament starting July 18.


Small change to varsity schedule

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7 on 7 tournament starts July 7

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Results all in from 86th annual Mexia Chamber Rodeo

Spectators look on as this cowboy tries to stay onboard the back of this wild bronc Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo.
This young lady overcame a minor setback as her horse slipped down on the first barrel, but she recovered to make a nice run during the junior barrel race Saturday.
Clown entertainer Coty Cooper kept the crowd thoroughly entertained in the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce rodeo Saturday evening.
The stands were packed with fans Saturday, the last night of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
This little lady was decked out in style Saturday evening at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Sometimes a rodeo clown has to multi-task, but this is one of the easier chores he’d endure during the finale of the Mexia Rodeo.
These young ladies found a good spot to hang out and catch some of the mutton bustin’ action Saturday evening at the Mexia Rodeo.
Sometimes the best way is to close your eyes and hang on for dear life, as this youngster does in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening at the Mexia rodeo.
This cowboy had a hat full of glitter he let fly during his ride Saturday night at the finale of the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
This cowboy literally had the “steer by the horns” Saturday evening during the steer wrestling event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
Mexia rodeo ring announcer T.C. Long, right, had Harald Agalii, center, of Sweden, start Saturday night’s event with a big Texas “yee-haw”!
Wes Zapien, right, was all decked out in chaps, cowboy hat and sunglasses as he waits his turn in the mutton bustin’ event Saturday evening.
Roping’s not all about the cowboys. This cowgirl has seems to be a pro as she lassoes this calf during the breakaway roping event at Saturday evening’s Mexia Rodeo.
This young rodeo fan braved the brief rain shower that fell down from the clouds Saturday evening at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.
This cowboy indicates “that’s how it’s done” after he finished securing this calf during Saturday night’s event at the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The 86th Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening.
The fans packed the stands as they enjoyed the final night of competition and entertainment. Some of the guests in attendance came all the way from Sweden to see what we call “fun” here in the Lone Star state.
Here are the results from the three-day event:
Barrel Racing
1 – Stephanie Ritchey, 16.426
2 – Shelley Morgan, 16.556
3 – Hallie Bradford, 16.609
4 – Becky Maass, 16.628
1 – Ethan Crouch, 80
2 – Josh Hudson, 79
3 – Lane McGeehee, 78
4 – Lucas Buck, 76
Ladies Breakaway
1 – Lari Dee Guy, 2.88
2 – Jayme Marcrum, 3.02
3 – Alex Flautt, 3.08
4 – Whitney Thurmond, 3.09


New donated scoreboards nice upgrade for Mexia’s baseball fields

While they have served their purpose for many years, the old wood scoreboards at the Mexia youth baseball fields are being replaced with electronic scoreboards.
The Mexia Baseball/Softball Association recently installed a brand new electronic scoreboard on Field 1 at Mexia City Park, replacing the old wooden one.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
A new scoreboard has been installed at Field No. 1 in Mexia City Park, a second new scoreboard is on its way, both replacing old wooden scoreboards that have been used for years.
The baseball fields are used by the Mexia Baseball/Softball Association and are a welcome addition according to league president, Dave Klosterman.
The new scoreboard was purchased and will be sponsored by Cen-Tex Roof Systems.
A second scoreboard has been purchased by Citizens National Bank and should be installed before the Texas Teenage Baseball Boys 10U District Tournament slated to be played here starting July 11.
Klosterman says there are plans in the works to add two additional scoreboards in the near future.


There's nothing like kids and baseball on a summer day

This kid  looks as if he’s talking on one during the middle of game action from the t-ball games held at the Mexia City Park baseball complex.
This youngster for the Bi-Stone Building Supply team met with success in putting the ball in play during t-ball action Tuesday evening at Mexia City Park.
Doing his best Michael Jordan impression, this young man playing for Jerry’s Tire House Blue Crush team gets ready to throw the runner out at first.
No telling what thought was running across this youngster’s mind during Tuesday evening’s t-ball game in Mexia City Park.
A fielder tries to chase down the baserunner during a game played Tuesday evening at the baseball complex in Mexia City Park.
Harmoney Brooks, left, and Jakaela Freeman enjoyed refreshments from the concession stand during the t-ball game Tuesday evening.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
One of the joys of watching baseball are the games in which youngsters are just starting to learn the game.
That’s why t-ball is such fun to watch. The kids, basically, have no idea why they are out there, other than the fact their parents brought them to the field, and that they get to enjoy a cool, refreshing snow cone or other delightful treat after the game.
The atmosphere is chaotic at times as coaches try to place players in position on the field and to stand correctly while batting.
Some of the youngsters catch on pretty quick, while others find more interesting things – other than baseball – to do during games. A popular distraction is finding joy in pulling up some of the outfield grass and throwing it up in the air to see how far the wind will blow it.


Pro rodeo competitors heading to Mexia

Top cowboys and cowgirls from the CPRA will compete in the upcoming Mexia Chamber Rodeo.

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Boys' baseball tournaments coming up

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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.


Navarro College Roundup

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


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.


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