Sports

Mon
29
Aug

Ladycats looking past corners

The Mexia News Staff Report

 

After starting the season a couple of weeks ago, it looks like the Mexia Ladycat’s volleyball team has turned the corner.

Mexia competed in the Centerville Tournament over the weekend, finishing up pool play on Thursday and entering competition in the Gold Bracket of the tourney on Saturday.

The Ladycats took down Cayuga in the morning opener, then shut down Second Baptist out of Houston and blasted host Centerville in the championship game to bring home the first place trophy.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
29
Aug

Mexia cross country team competitive

The Mexia News Staff Report

 

Mexia’s cross country team competed very well at the Kaufman meet this past Saturday.

Diego Rivera placed seventh overall in the boy’s race, while teammate Angel Escamilla finished in the No. 12 spot.

For the varsity girls team, Macie Martinez took seventh place.

The junior varsity Blackcats boys and girls teams ran strong on Saturday.

Isaac Mendez finished 10th, Manny Acevedo crossed the finish line No. 14 in the boys race and teammate Juan Hernandez came in at No. 15 overall.

Reyna Escamilla had the best finish for the JV girls, finishing in the No. 15 place.

Mexia will travel further east this Saturday, competing in the Latexo Cross Country meet.

Pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
24
Aug

Friday Night High School Football Previews

Today officially starts Week 1 in Texas high school football and this is the time of year every hardcore gridiron fan always looks forward to with eager anticipation.

That anticipation usually starts after the final tick on the clock at the final state championship game. 

Yes, it is Thursday, but there are several teams from around the state - including one team in our area - that will begin the 2016 season today.

Everybody else will hit the fields and turf, some in brand new stadiums, tomorrow and Saturday.

Two-a-days and scrimmages have ended and it’s time for the real deal.

Let’s take a look at some of the area matchups this weekend.

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Wed
24
Aug

Lady Bulldogs tame Lady Lions

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs were back in action on the volleyball scene Tuesday evening as they traveled to Blooming Grove to take on the Lady Lions.

Wortham defeated the Lady Lions in three sets with the last two determined by two points, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.

Kayla Lansford led the team with 12 kills, 10 digs, and ace and a blocked shot, while Kate Vogel slammed over 10 kills, had 12 digs, an ace and a block in the win.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
22
Aug

Ladycats battle, fall short

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After playing on the road against Corsicana Tuesday, the Mexia Ladycats were back on the court Friday evening to play their first home game of the season.

Mexia hosted the Whitney Lady Eagles, falling in the first set, 25-18, but came back to dominate the second, 25-15.

Whitney took the third set, 25-18 and ended up battling it out to the very end to win the fourth by two, 25-23.

The final set was back and forth with the lead changing hands several times throughout.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
22
Aug

First game slated for Aug. 26

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Blackcats played their final football scrimmage this past Friday in Robinson against the Rockdale Tigers.

Mexia came out a little sluggish in the practice session, giving up a couple of touchdowns to the Tigers. One touchdon was from a broken tackle in the backfield and the second on a deep pass play.

The defense, however, did come up with some good pass coverage plays and eventually were able to contain Rockdale running backs from the big runs.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Tue
16
Aug

Blackcats squeeze by Palestine Wildcats for 21-14 scrimmage win

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Blackcats played their first scrimmage of the 2016 season last Friday night in Palestine against the Wildcats.

With triple-digit temperature - along with added heat from the artificial turf - both teams made good use of substituting players in and out of the scrimmage.

Mexia managed to score in their first five plays. The running game, spread out among multiple backs, showed good speed and maneuverability as they picked up huge gains numerous times against the Palestine defense.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Tue
16
Aug

Ladycats take two of three

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Starting out the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament as the No. 3 seed in Silver bracket play on Saturday, the Mexia Ladycats pushed through to win two of three matches on the day.

Mexia fell to the Rockdale Lady Tigers in two sets, 25-17, 25-14.

The Ladycats bounced back to defeat Buffalo, then Waco Connally in the final two sets to improve to 4-3 on the season.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Tue
16
Aug

Wortham Lady Bulldogs finish third at Palestine Westwood tourney

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After winning two out of three matches in pool play of the Palestine Westwood volleyball tournament, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs were seeded at No. 5 heading into bracket play on Saturday.

Wortham played an early bird game against Jacksonville at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, defeating the Lady Indians in two sets, 25-11, 25-22.

Kate Vogel led the way...

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Fri
12
Aug

Ladycats honing in

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Ladycats opened up play in the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament Thursday afternoon, winning their first match over Elkhart, but fell in the final two pool play matches to Anderson-Shiro and Centerville.

 

Mexia vs. Elkhart

Mexia started out a little sluggish in the opening set against Elkhart and found themselves down 20-9.

Priscilla Garcia served six consecutive points, getting some great play from the frontline to help pull the Ladycats within four, 20-16. However, the Lady Elks managed to outscored Mexia 5-3 down the stretch to pull out the first set win, 25-19.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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