Sports

Wed
20
Apr

Regionals end of line for Mexia’s Tran, Ugarte

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
20
Apr

Off to regionals

Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

The Wortham Bulldog tennis team sent players to the Class 2A regional tournament this week in Corsicana. Cole Shivers and Kendle Tatum Rhodes – Brooke Salisbury will serve as an alternate – were district champions and played in the regional tournament. Zach Jones and Jayce Black finished fourth in boy’s doubles at the district meet and Logan Capers took fourth place in boy’s singles. The team played a total of 73 matches. Shown, l-r, are Gage Harris, Cole Shivers, Kendle Tatum Rhodes, Zach Jones, coach Lori Ward, Jayce Black, Brooke Salisbury and Logan Capers (not shown are team members Logan Salisbury and Dylan Martin).

Wed
20
Apr

Bulldogs head to playoffs after win

Coach Chris Tobola (right) giving senior, Jordan Lansford (left), a hug after a strong performance on the mound during an important win at home over the Dawson Bulldogs.

Mexia News Staff Report

Tue
19
Apr

Playoff hopes end for Blackcats

Mexia shortstop Case Adair (right) snags the infield pop-up while teammate Jesse Torres (left) looks upwards as well, during Friday night’s district road game against the Fairfield Eagles.
The Blackcats Avery Williams delivers a pitch during Mexia’s district road game with the Fairfield Eagles last Friday night.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Blackcats held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, in a must-win game against Fairfield for the No. 4 playoff seed, but the Eagles managed to squeeze across two runs to end up on top with a 5-4 win.
Mexia led early after scoring a run in the top of the first, when Darius Dorsey scored on a fielder’s choice.
Fairfield came in to score two runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 2-1.
The Blackcats reclaimed the lead in the third when Dorsey tied the game at 2-2 after Case Adair singled him in.
Avery Williams singled to right with Adair advancing to second.
Bryce Sterling hit a shot down the line into left field, scoring Adair on the play to give Mexia a 3-2 lead.
The Blackcats weren’t through yet, as Williams scored on a heads up play from second after catching the Eagles asleep on the play when Zachary Klosterman reached base on an error, putting Mexia up 4-2.

Tue
19
Apr

Despite losses, Ladycats move on to playoffs

Ladycats catcher, Angel Carroll, looks to turn a double-play after stepping on home plate to get the sliding Fairfield player out in Friday night’s district road game against the Lady Eagles.
Mexia shortstop, Priscilla Garcia, tries to snag the ball to get a Fairfield runner out at second during the Ladycats district road game with the Lady Eagles last Friday night.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Despite two straight shutout losses, the Mexia Ladycats (2-6, 10-15-2) will be the No. 4 seed from District 18-4A heading into the playoffs.
The Ladycats lost a heartbreaker to Fairfield this past Friday night, 15-0, with the Lady Eagles Kaci Bachtel pitching a no-hitter.
Erica Beldin and McKenzie Bain pitched for Mexia.
Both Madisonville and Fairfield are tied at 7-1 for the district lead and will play a one-game playoff Thursday night in Franklin to see who will be the No. 1 and 2 seeds.
The Lady Mustangs (22-7-1) beat the Lady Eagles in their first meeting on March 15, 9-0, but Fairfield (7-1, 11-11) took the second district game, 6-1.
Groesbeck (4-4, 7-20-1) is the No. 3 seed and will face District 17-4A’s Lorena Lady Leopards (7-2, 14-9) in the first round.
Mexia will face No. 2 ranked Robinson (9-0, 26-0-1) in the bi-district round.

Tue
19
Apr

Wortham teams take part in district meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Tue
19
Apr

Coolidge boys 4th, girls 2nd at district meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Tue
19
Apr

Blackcat, Ladycat track teams toil at Palestine district meet

Mexia’s Davion Abor (bottom) and Kemontrell Jackson (top) get ready to make their move in the junior varsity boys 200 meter dash at the district track meet held in Palestine.
Amber Busby (top) and Kaylea Dick (bottom) run neck-in-neck during the junior varsity girls 100 meter hurdle race at the district track meet in Palestine.
Mexia senior Demitri Freeman heaved the steel ball for a third place finish in the shotput, during field events Wednesday at the district track meet in Palestine.
Mexia senior Matron Gerald came away with a second place finish in the long jump Wednesday afternoon.
Tee Owens begins to make her move out of the pack in the 100 meter dash Thursday afternoon at the district track meet.
Ladycat Jashima Smith keeps her eye on the discus as it leaves her finger tips Wednesday morning.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
For two days the Mexia Blackcat track teams put in a ton of blood, sweat and maybe a tear or two as they dueled against district competitors at the 18-4A track and field meet held in Palestine.
The junior varsity Blackcats performed beyond expectation Wednesday and Thursday, scoring a total of 229 points and finished in first place overall.
Both the Ladycat varsity and JV track teams ended up in third place and the Blackcat varsity team finished in fifth place.
The JV Blackcats scored most of their points in the running events.
Leading the way was Angel Escamillia with first place finishes in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, while Kemontrell Jackson and Malcolm King finished first in the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash. Phillip Lejune placed first in the 300 meter hurdles for the Mexia JV and all three of the relay teams took second place finishes in the 4x100, 200 and 400 meter relay races.

Fri
15
Apr

Wortham shuts out Hubbard for 10-0 win

Wortham’s Zach Jones had a great day from the mound to help with the win over Hubbard.

Mexia News Staff Report

Fri
15
Apr

Two Mexia players off to regional tennis tourney

Mexia’s Jimmy Tran gets a little airborne on this return, during championship play of the district tennis tournament.
Jennifer Ugarte returns the ball during her playback match against Groesbeck’s Shelby Sanders Tuesday afternoon.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Jimmy Tran and Jennifer Ugarte will represent Mexia High School at the Class 4A Region III regional tennis tournament next week in Bryan-College Station.
Tran won the first two matches Monday against Madisonville’s Efrain Esada and Palestine’s Issac Fulgham.
Tuesday, Tran played a hard fought match against Madisonville’s Robert “Smiley” Zavala in the championship match of the district tournament in Groesbeck.
He ended up in second place, which was good enough to move on to the regional tournament.
Ugarte had a bye in the first round of the district tournament and ended up falling to girl’s singles champion, Cinny Zhao, of Groesbeck on Monday.

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