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Wed
02
Sep

‘Cats get ready to take on Teague at home Friday

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Starting off the 2015 season with a road win, the Mexia Blackcats come back to Black Cat Field this Friday night to defend their five game home winning streak against former district rival – neighbor 10 miles to the east – the Teague Lions.
Mexia (1-0) comes in fresh off a 30-point win over the McGregor Bulldogs in Week 1. The Blackcats received outstanding performances from their offensive linemen and quarterback/running backs Jaylen Gipson, Matron Gerald and Darius Dorsey, all scoring touchdowns and putting up some impressive stats in the game.
Mexia’s defensive line wasn’t too shabby either.

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Wed
02
Sep

Ladycats’ struggles continue with losses at Centerville tourney

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Coming off their win against Waco last Tuesday, the Mexia Ladycats were ready to wage war at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament this past weekend.
They had a little help from their injured senior outside hitter, Brianna Forge, who supported the team while standing on crutches and continues to provide leadership to her fellow teammates even though she is out for the season.
Forge was in the team huddles before game and in timeouts, giving the Ladycats words of encouragement along the way.
Mexia played courageously throughout the tourney, although they are still struggling a bit to make the pieces fall into place before district play begins on Sept. 22.
The Ladycats started out in pool play on Thursday, facing Palestine Westwood, Normangee and a rematch with the Wortham Lady Bulldogs.

Wed
02
Sep

Wortham Lady Bulldogs chalk up another win

Mexia News Staff Report

While it wasn’t the district opener as previously reported, a win is still a win and the No. 2 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs added another to their now 21-4 record Tuesday night by drumming the Abbott Lady Panthers in three straight, 25-15, 25-8, 25-15.
Wortham went into Tuesday evening’s home game fresh off their third place finish at the Centerville Extravaganza Volleyball Tournament held over the weekend.

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Wed
02
Sep

Bulldogs adapt to unexpected Magnolia moves, win 20-14

Mexia News Staff Report

Friday night football games in Texas take a lot of preparation time, from watching game film of the opposing team, to practicing against the formations they plan to use against you.
The process usually takes a full week and starts almost immediately after viewing footage on Saturday morning of the game played the night before.
But all that studying and hard work the Bulldogs did to prepare for their season opener at home went right out the window after Magnolia came out on the field running completely different formations and defensive sets than what had been shown on the film.
“We’re not sure what happened,” said Wortham coach Chris Tobola, after coming back to beat Magnolia Legacy Prep 20-14 last Friday night.

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Mon
31
Aug

Wortham girls take third at tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
31
Aug

Coolidge schools Bryan Allen Academy

Mexia News Staff Report

Playing back at the Bryan Allen Academy Jamboree weekend football tournament, the Coolidge Yellowjackets left College Station with a much better result than last year by beating the host team Rams, 53-8, Friday evening.
Coolidge was solid on offense, but coach Randy Jones was even more happy about the way his defense performed Friday night.
“Our defense was exceptional,” he said. “They did a real good job stopping and gave our offense the ball in some good situations.”
Exceptional it was as senior Delvin Smith came up with two interceptions that went for touchdowns. He also made six tackles and had a pair of pass deflections to boot.

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Mon
31
Aug

'Cats much improved vs. McGregor

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
If someone would have asked how this Mexia Blackcats football would do against the McGregor Bulldogs in Friday night’s season opener, the answer could easily have been, “It’ll be a toss-up.”
That, however, was based on the team’s mediocre performance against West in their final scrimmage of the pre-season.
Fast forward to this past Friday night and after the first quarter, the Blackcats looked much, much better as they completely tamed the Bulldogs 51-21 to start off 2015 at 1-0.
“It’s was a little different,” said coach Lamonte Chambers. “An actual game and not a ‘glorified practice.’ We were trying to see during the scrimmages, what we had and give the kids an opportunity to compete for positions.”

Wed
26
Aug

Mexia’s Chambers predicts challenging season

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
After seeing the hometown Blackcat football team win the District Championship last year, Mexia fans are eager to see what their team will do this season – and Lamonte Chambers, Mexia ISD’s athletic director and head football coach, says the season will be a tough one.
The Blackcats’ first football game of the year is this Friday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at McGregor. Chambers is encouraging Blackcat fans to attend the games whenever possible to show support for the team.
Chambers is still basking in the warmth of having coached the 2014 District Champions and last week spoke to the Rotary Club of Mexia about the upcoming season. Before that, however, he did a recap of last year, complimenting his players on their hard work and heart.

Wed
26
Aug

Blackcats' season begins Friday in McGregor

By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports Friday night is the beginning of the 2015 high school football season and the Mexia Blackcats travel to McGregor to face the Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. Mexia is picked to win District 7-4A DII this year after completing a swept of their district opponents last season to bring home the golden ball. Coach Lamonte Chambers – entering his fourth season as Mexia’s head coach – hopes his team will be ready for the challenge. The last two scrimmages showed the team still had a few things to iron out.
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Mon
24
Aug

Wortham 6-2 in tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

The Jewett-Leon Volleyball Tournament seems to draw in some of the toughest competition from central and south central Texas, but that doesn’t seem to bother Class 2A’s No. 2 ranked team, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs.
Wortham finished 6-2 overall in the tournament, competing in the championship bracket before falling in the consolation final to Nacogdoches Central Heights in straight sets, 29-27, 25-20, and even that match was very hard fought to the end as indicated by the scores.

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