Sports

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02
May

Lady Yellowjacket 4x100 team earns spot at state meet

Coolidge sent 10 athletes to the Class 1A Region IV regional track meet this past weekend.

Mexia News Staff Report

It was a big weekend for the Coolidge High School track teams as they competed at the Class 1A Region IV regional track meet held at Pflugerville’s Hendrickson High School near Austin.
The Yellowjacket team finished tied for 15th out of nearly 40 schools competing and the Lady Yellowjacket team tied for 11th out of 30-plus teams.
Coolidge will be sending their girls 4x100 relay team of Tionna Kirven, Taysia Kirven, Adrianna Jones and Salma Ortiz to the state meet next week in Austin, after they finished in second place at the regional meet.

Mon
02
May

Former Ladycats now stars at TSU

former Mexia Ladycat athletes Ariel Ballard and Ashley Johnson, who helped Tarleton State University 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams set new records last week.

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Wed
27
Apr

Ladycats off to face Rockettes in bi-district competition

The Ladycats are getting wound up and ready for battle this Friday night, as they face the Class 4A No. 2 ranked Robinson Rockettes in the opening round of the playoffs.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Ladycats will take on District 17-4A’s No. 1 seed, the Robinson Rockettes, in the bi-district round of the Class 4A playoffs this Friday night at 6 p.m. at Franklin Ranch Complex in Franklin.
This will be a best two out of three series, with game two following after game one at 8 p.m. Game three (if necessary) to be determined.
Mexia finished the regular season 2-6 in District 18-4A and grabbed the No. 4 playoff seed. Overall, the Ladycats are 10-15-2.
The team is capable of exploding for big time runs and has done so several times throughout the season.
Navarro commit McKenzie Bain leads the Ladycat charge, batting .565 for the season with 39 hits, 28 runs and 28 RBI. Of those 39 hits, 25 have been for extra bases, including 15 doubles, eight triples and two homeruns.
Teammate Gentry Renfro has contributed in major ways to the Mexia attack.

Wed
27
Apr

Bulldogs in playoffs after victories against Mart, Riesel

A nice hit by Wortham senior, Kalob Bowden, that allowed for a chain reaction “safe at the plate” slides by VonTray Cooper and then Jayce Black following on a bad throw at home.

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Mon
25
Apr

Coolidge athletic director announces resignation

Coolidge coach Randall Jones signals in a play while one of his players, Wanya’ Jones, watches from the sideline during one of the Yellowjackets’ games this past season.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Coolidge athletic director/head football coach Randall Jones has tendered his resignation after coaching at the school for the past three seasons.
Jones stated, “I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me these past three years and I have no regrets, It’s just time to move on.”
During his stay as head football coach, the program went from 17 kids his first year to 31 this past season, plus the Yellowjackets managed to play a full junior varsity schedule for the 2016 season. In his first year at Coolidge, the Yellowjackets made the playoffs with a 6-4 record, followed by another 6-4 mark his second year when the team moved into the same district with Abbott and Milford.

Mon
25
Apr

Soccer players earn district honors

Blackcat senior Alan Carbajal was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Mexia junior Willy Cisneros was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat junior Victor Garcia was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Mexia senior Emilio Iwabuchi was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat freshman Lalo Ortiz was recently named to the 17-4A all-district soccer first team.
Blackcat junior David Velazquez was named as the Defensive MVP on the 17-4A all-district soccer team. He was also chosen as a first team member.

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
25
Apr

Wortham sending five, relay team to regional meet

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Mon
25
Apr

Several Coolidge athletes on way to regional meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
25
Apr

Registration underway for Beachum camp

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Fri
22
Apr

Mexia teams place fifth, sixth at Region III track meet

By Stephen R. Farris Mexia News Sports The Class 4A Region III area track meet for Districts 17-18 was held Wednesday at Fairfield High School. The Mexia Blackcats ended up sixth out of 11 teams competing at the meet, while the Ladycats finished the day tied for fifth with Madisonville. The Blackcats 4x100 and 200 meter relay teams scored high with first place finishes in both races. It’s possible that the 4x400 meter relay team could have placed higher if not for the runner in the final leg having to dodge a few of third leg athletes exiting the track in front of him, causing some zigs and some zags before he could get on track. Both the 4x100 and 200 meter relay teams will be competing at the Class 4A Region III regional track meet April 29-30 at Bowers Stadium on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. In the 4x100 meter relay race, Mexia made it a photo finish, beating out Waco La Vega by 1/10 of a second with a time of 42.76.

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