Sports

Mon
11
Apr

Little Dribblers revise tournament schedule

Mexia News Staff Report

Fri
08
Apr

MJHS track teams compete in Groesbeck

Mexia News Staff Report

Thu
07
Apr

Little Dribblers tournament coming up

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
In case you didn’t get enough March Madness, then hold on to your seats as April “Madness” is set to take over the town next week (April 13-16) as the Mexia American Division Little Dribblers Basketball Tournament takes place.
Mexia Little Dribbler teams will represent Limestone County in the junior boys, junior girls, major boys, major girls and senior boys divisions in the tournament.
Games will be played at Mexia High School gym, the middle school gyms, the Mexia Little Dribblers gym and Groesbeck High School gyms.
The tournament will be double elimination.
Stayed tuned for more information about the tournament, including ticket prices, in upcoming issues.
Opening day tournament schedule for April 13
Mexia High School
4:45 p.m. – (Major Boys) Mexia vs. Fairfield
6 p.m. – (Senior Boys) Bridge City vs. Fairfield
7:15 p.m. – (Major Girls) Mexia vs. Orangefield

Thu
07
Apr

Tough district season so far for Mexia teams

Round one of district softball is competed and the start of the second round has begun for area softball teams. Baseball teams completed first round play Tuesday and dive into the second starting Friday.
The Mexia Ladycats finished the first round of District 18-4A with a 1-3 record and are currently in fourth place ahead of Palestine, who they’ll face this Friday.
Last weekend, the Ladycats put up a good fight against the Groesbeck Lady Goats (4-2, 7-18-1), before falling 12-7. Mexia played without one of their key starters, McKenzie Bain, who got injured during the team’s district game with the Fairfield Lady Eagles last week. She’s expected to return either this Friday or by next Tuesday’s game with Madisonville at home.

Thu
07
Apr

Wortham track teams compete in Axtell

The Lady Bulldogs Zaria Oates, shown competing in a relay eventfor Wortham – finished first in the 200 meter dash and in the triple jump.
Wortham’s Ryan McDaniel gets ready for his discus throw Saturday;  he ended up in the top spot for the event with a distance of 116-2.
Wortham’s Jordan Lansford competed in the shotput event at the Axtell Longhorn Relays , and took first place with a throw of 47 feet.

Mexia News Staff Report

Thu
07
Apr

Bulldogs’ rally not enough to take them past Panthers

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
04
Apr

WJHS track teams run in Axtell Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
04
Apr

Ladycats third, Blackcats sixth in Fairfield Eagle Relays

Varsity Ladycat Amber Busby leaps over a hurdle during the 100 meter hurdles Thursday afternoon at the Fairfield Eagle Relays.
Aniyah Jelks takes the stick from teammate Erica Nelms during the junior varsity girls 4x100 meter relay race at the Fairfield Eagle Relays Thursday afternoon.
Malik Keener takes the stick from teammate Darius Dorsey in the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay during Thursday meet held in Fairfield.
Tee Owens has been outstanding so far this season, coming away from the Fairfield Eagle Relays with another first place finish in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump.
Junior varsity Blackcats Fermin Rivera, left, and Angel Escamilla, right, cruise right along in the 3200 meter run at the Fairfield Eagle Relays.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Mexia track teams were back in action Thursday afternoon, competing in the Fairfield Eagle Relays.
The varsity Ladycats finished third overall with 86 points, while the Blackcats wound up in sixth place with 63 points. The junior varsity Ladycats finished in second place at the meet with 118 points overall and the JV Blackcats took top honors in first place with a total of 192 points.
Tee Owens continues her dominance in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump, finishing first in each event. The 4x200 meter relay of Ji’Daija King, Owens, Tyzane Williams and Victoria Wright also finished the event in first place for the varsity team.
The Blackcat varsity team of Jadrian Smith, Nick Chatham, Darius Dorsey and Malik Keener won first place in each the 4x100 meter relay and 4x200 meter relay.
In junior varsity competition, the Ladycats came away with several top finishes.

Mon
04
Apr

Lady Goats blast right past Mexia girls

Mexia’s Tashundra Reeves gets a hit during the Ladycats game with the Groesbeck Lady Goats Saturday in Groesbeck.
Ladycat first baseman Gentry Renfro slides safely into second base during early action of Mexia’s district game against the Groesbeck Lady Goats Saturday morning in Groesbeck.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Rain Friday pushed back the start of the second round of district play between the Mexia Ladycats and the Groesbeck Lady Goats to Saturday morning. Mexia got off to a good start, leading 7-4 going into the bottom of the fifth, but the Lady Goats scored eight runs in the last two innings to win at home, 12-7.
Elaina Molina and Alaysia Cotton got the Ladycats on the board with two runs scored in the top of the second. Erica Beldin and Priscilla Garcia both hit doubles in the inning for Mexia.
Groesbeck picked up their first run in the bottom half of the second when Evie Alfaro doubled and later scored on a single by Emily Garza.
The Lady Goats added three more in the third with Macie Berry, Weishuhn and Alfaro scoring runs to give Groesbeck a 4-3 lead.
Mexia answered with one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to regain the lead, 5-4.

Mon
04
Apr

Groesbeck’s consistent runs lead them past Blackcats

Matthew Gilmore puts the ball in play during Mexia’s district game with Groesbeck Saturday afternoon in Groesbeck.
Mexia pitcher Avery Williams worked five innings against the Groesbeck Goats Saturday afternoon, scattering six hits and giving up two earned runs.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Things looked good early for the Mexia Blackcats after they exploded for five runs in the top of the first inning during their district game on the road against the Groesbeck Goats Saturday afternoon.
But Groesbeck (2-1, 11-8) scored 3 in the second and 5 more in the last three innings to escape the claws of the Blackcats, 8-7.
Mexia’s big first inning began with Darius Dorsey leading off with a hard hit single to right, followed by Eric Wells double to right field.
With two runners on, Case Adair hit a line shot up the middle for a single to score both Dorsey and Wells. Adair ended up on second on a passed ball, then Avery Williams singled to right to get on board. Adair came around to score on the throw, back to the infield.
Bryce Sterling followed that up with a base hit single to left. Jesse Torres reached on a fielder’s choice with Williams scoring while Groesbeck tried to turn a double play.

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