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Wed
11
Sep

Yellowjackets crush Bynam

After a disappointing, 44-32 opening loss to Aquilla, the Coolidge Yellowjackets made their home debut at Yellowjacket Field and completely dominated longtime rival Bynum to the tune of 53-0, giving new Coach Randy Jones his first victory.
Coolidge scored all 53 points in the first half, giving the Yellowjackets the win via the 45-point mercy rule. With only 35 seconds gone in the fame, Delvin Smith romped in from 39 yards out. The point-after failed.
Two minutes later, Carlos Sarraniego pitched a TD pass of 10 yards to Luis Acevedo. Still in the first period, Joe Brown jolted in from 14 yards out and the point made the score 19-0. Again, minutes later, Smith found Ro’Derick Calhoun for 14 yards and the pass for an extra point made it 26-0.

Mon
09
Sep

Mexia comes close in tough loss to Alvarado


Freshman quarterback Jaylon Gipson sprints away from the Indian defense while on his way to a 36-yard touchdown in the first quarter for the Blackcats. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

A first quarter fumble by the Mexia offense turned out to be the deciding factor in the Mexia Blackcats 19-16 loss to the Alvarado Indians in the Second Annual Dale Hansen Football Classic held at Stuart B. Lumpkin Stadium in Waxahachie this past Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Indians stalled in their first offensive drive of the game and when the Blackcats took over in good field position, Mexia seemed to be executing the first couple of plays in good shape to make their march down field.

But a mishandled handoff allowed the Indians Brazos Fuller to pick up the loose ball and trek 25-yards to score the first touchdown of the game, giving Alvarado a 7-0 lead after the extra point.

To read more, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Wed
04
Sep

Hansen Classic next for Blackcats

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats will be participating in the Second Annual Dale Hansen Football Classic this coming Saturday, Sept. 7, against the Alvarado Indians with kickoff slated to start at 7:30 p.m. at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie. The classic is named in honor of longtime award winning sportscaster Hansen, who is entering his fourth decade in the DFW area.

Twelve seniors from of the six teams – a boy and girl from each school – will have a chance to win a scholarship this weekend at the Champion’s Breakfast to be held prior to the games.

This year, the Blackcats have a score to settle with the Indians, the same team they faced in the first classic last September. Alvarado ended up defeating Mexia 54-14.

Wed
28
Aug

China Spring Cougars @ Mexia Blackcats

Friday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.
at Blackcat Field

China Spring hails from District 17-3A
2012 Record: 6-5, 3-2 bi-district finalist

Mexia Blackcats play in District 19-3A
2012 Record: 0-10, 0-5

2012 Game: China Spring 69, Mexia 20 … game played at Cougar Stadium in China Spring

China Spring
Coached by Mark Bell, the team took a roller coaster ride through the 2012 season winning every other game until stringing together three consecutive wins in district play. The Cougars managed to make it to the first round of the playoffs where they lost to Navasota 62-16. Coach Bell has a lot of new players on this year’s team and it will be a challenge offensively with new personel passing and carrying the football.

Mon
26
Aug

Lady Dawgs place at tourney

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs didn’t come away empty handed at the Groesbeck Varsity Volleyball Tournament held over this past weekend (Aug. 22-24).

The team ended up in the consolation finals where they defeated the Coolidge Lady Yellow Jackets, 25-22, 25-10, taking home a trophy in what head coach Johnny Ward saw as a valiant effort on his girl’s part, especially after their match with Grandview Saturday morning.

“We played very well against them,” Ward said. “Although we did not come out on top, I was pleased with everyone’s play.”
Grandview swept Wortham, 25-23, 25-20, 25-12.

Mon
26
Aug

Ladycats fight, fall to Vanguard


The Ladycats Kaitlyn Gipson knocks the ball by Waco Vanguard defenders during the second set in Friday night’s match at home. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats played three hard-fought sets Friday night, Aug. 23, against the Waco Vanguard Lady Vikings at home.

Vanguard ended up sweeping the Ladycats, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16.

Mexia’s Cheyenne Thompson, Jye Jackson, Mackenzie Bain and Kaitlyn Gipson all performed well in helping keep the Ladycats in the match and the scoring close.

Vanguard kept pounding the ball all night long and eventually found a soft spot in the Ladycats defense in the final set of the match.

Wed
21
Aug

Lady Goats state ranked

The Groesbeck Lady Goats cracked their way into the Texas Girls Coaches Association Polls on Tuesday at No. 7.

Joining the Lady Goats this week are Wimberley at No. 1, Liberty Hill No. 2, Decatur No. 3, Cleveland Tarkington No. 4, Stephenville No. 5, Argyle No. 6, Longview Spring Hill No. 8, Springtown No. 9 and LaGrange at No. 10. Honorable mentions were Boerne, Abilene Wylie, Taylor, Fredericksburg and Gatesville.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Wed
21
Aug

Lady Dawgs win again, defeat Lady Lions


This year’s Wortham High School varsity volleyball team are, l-r, back row: Hannah McCord, Camey Shaffer and Elisha Libhart; front row: Katie Looney, Ashley Anderson, Sara Sessions, Kierra Busby and Kendle Rhodes.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs keep on rolling along, knocking off the Blooming Grove Lady Lions Tuesday night on the road to improve their record to 8-1 on the season.

Wortham sweep the Lady Lions in three sets, 25-18, 25-23, 25-13, behind the exceptional serving of Katie Looney and Kendle Rhodes.

Looney finished the night with 20 service points, including 14 in a row during the last set with five shanks and one ace during the run.

Rhodes helped the team out of a jam in set two.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.

Fri
16
Aug

Lady Yellow Jackets buzz back to beat Mumford girls

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It may not have been pretty, but at times it was pretty amazing.

That’s how the night went for the Coolidge Lady Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, Aug. 13 as they managed to back after a rough start to sweep the Milford Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-20, 25-7, 25-11 to win their first match of the year on the opening night of the 2013 volleyball season.

Naylie Gonzalez and Marie Ortiz made some incredible diving plays, keeping the ball in play in the final match that eventually led to Coolidge taking a commanding lead early on. Adrianna Jones kill shot helped widen that lead to 21-10 as the match started winding down and Precious Busby’s save at the net helped set up match point with the score in favor of the Lady Yellow Jackets, 24-11.

Wed
14
Aug

Blackcats sweating through two-a-days

Defenders close in on a receiver during drills as the Black Cats continue to prepare for the season opener Aug. 30.
Mexia News photo/Mike Eddleman

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