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Mon
04
Apr

Flag day

Contributed photo

Cameron Bowden of Mexia and his uncle, Ben Bowden of Frisco, put together a team of boys from Mexia and Frisco, mostly ages 7 and 8, who had never met each other and never practiced together. They played March 12-13 in a Dallas flag football tournament, with the final two games played in ATT Stadium. Shown here, l-r, are: bottom row: Zach Bowden, Nick Ryalls and Kanon Huhnke, all of Frisco, and Christopher Hernandez of Mexia; middle row: Brice Miller Jr. of Frisco, and Gabriel Solis, Taelin Hancock and Jayden Brown, all of Mexia; top row: coaches Matt Huhnke, Ben Bowden and his nephew Cameron Bowden.

Mon
04
Apr

Coolidge teams off to Chilton

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellowjackets track teams competed in the Chilton High School Pirate Relays Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Yellowjackets varsity team had the best finish of the meet for Coolidge, finishing in fifth place out of 12 teams overall with 41 total points.
Maria Ortiz had a second place finish in the 1600 meter run and placed third in the 800 meter run, while Adrianna Jones took second in the high jump.
Delvin Smith had the only first place finish for the varsity Yellowjackets, finishing on top in the triple jump.
Here are results from the meet:
JV Girls
800 meter run – Natalie Herrera finished sixth with a time of 3:03.96.

Wed
30
Mar

Fairfield clobbers Ladycats Tuesday

Gentry Renfro keeps her eye on the ball at first as Fairfield’s Kealie House approaches the base, during early game action.
Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin winds up for a pitch during Mexia’s district game with Fairfield Tuesday evening at home.
McKenzie Bain puts the ball in play during early action of Mexia’s district game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles Tuesday

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Ladycats put up a battle Tuesday evening at home against the Fairfield Lady Eagles in district play, but ended up falling to their Freestone County competitor, 15-2.
The game started out a little on the rough side in the top of the first inning, as Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin found herself with bases full of Lady Eagle runners with two out and a 3-2 count on the batter.
It was a classic moment between pitcher and batter that has been played out from time-to-time at the Major League Baseball level for the last 100 years or so.
Beldin settled in and delivered a fastball right down the middle of the plate for strike three to get the Ladycats out of the jam.

Wed
30
Mar

Girls take top spot in Dogwood Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

The Ladycats’ varsity track team clipped Palestine by two points to win the Dogwood Relays last Thursday at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium.
Mexia ended up with 161 points overall, Palestine finished with 159 and Henderson High School came out in third with 150.
Tee Owens had a banner day with first place wins in the 100 meter dash, the high jump and long jump.
Mexia’s relay teams finished first in all three races.
Keiana Keith finished first in the triple jump and Akria West won first place honors in the shot put.
Here are the meet results for the Ladycats.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Wed
30
Mar

Bulldogs fight past Dawson for another district win

Braxton Whaley making a nice grab at second in time to get the out at first during Wortham’s 3-2 extra-inning district win over Dawson Tuesday night on the road.

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
30
Mar

Blackcats fall to Fairfield in close contest

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Pitcher Eric Wells pitched seven strong innings, scattering three hits on one earned run, while striking out 11 Fairfield batters, but Mexia ended up losing a heartbreaking, one-run contest to their Freestone County neighbor Tuesday evening at home, 2-1.
The Eagles (1-1, 2-12) scored first in the top of the second, with Gawryzsewski scoring on a Mexia error.
In the top of the third, Fairfield struck again with back-to-back doubles by Barlow and Scires. Barlow scored on Scires double to center.
The score remained 2-0 Eagles until the bottom of the fourth, when Avery Williams led the inning off with a walk. The next Mexia batter, Bryce Sterling, got hit by a pitch, then Wells blasted a double to right, scoring Williams on the play.

Mon
28
Mar

Ladycats, Blackcats compete in annual Groesbeck tourney

Ladycat Jewell Decarlo prepares to return the ball during singles play at the Groesbeck Invitational Tennis Tournament held last Tuesday in Groesbeck.
Mexia’s Jimmy Tran took first place in boys singles at the Groesbeck Invitational Tennis Tournament.

Mexia News Staff Report

Groesbeck held their annual March tennis tournament last Tuesday, with both Mexia boys and girls teams competing.
Jennifer Ugarte lost her opening match in girl’s singles, but came back to win three straight matches to go 3-1 on the day. Jewel Decarlo, Cindy Ortiz and Nyvea Livingston competed in singles play for the Ladycats.
Also competing for the Ladycats were Aileen Medina and Jessica Gonzalez in doubles play, along with Dyanne Velazquez and Alexis Resendiz.
On the boy’s side, Jimmy Tran won first place in singles by winning three straight matches, including the championship over Groesbeck’s Zhao.
Rafael Paz also competed in boys singles.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
28
Mar

Post-season hoops honors pour in

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
28
Mar

Mexia teams fairly low in district standings

Mexia News Staff Report

Current 18-4A baseball and softball standings (as of 3-24-16)
Baseball
Madisonville (2-0, 9-10-1)
Palestine (1-0, 6-7)
Groesbeck (1-1, 10-8)
Fairfield (0-1, 1-12)
Mexia (0-2, 10-5)
District schedule
March 29
Madisonville at Palestine, 7 p.m.
Fairfield at Mexia, 7 p.m.
Groesbeck (Bye)
April 1
Palestine at Fairfield, 7 p.m.
Mexia at Groesbeck, 7 p.m.
Madisonville (Bye)
Softball
Madisonville (3-0, 18-6-1)
Fairfield (2-1, 6-11)
Groesbeck (2-2, 5-18-1)
Mexia (1-2, 9-11-2)
Palestine (0-3, 3-12)

District schedule
March 29
Fairfield at Mexia, 7 p.m.
Madisonville at Palestine, 7 p.m.
Groesbeck (Bye)
April 1
Mexia at Groesbeck, 7 p.m.
Palestine at Fairfield, 7 p.m.
Madisonville (Bye)

Mon
28
Mar

Varsity, JV track teams busy during break

Mexia News Staff Report

Both Mexia track teams were in action last Thursday.
The Blackcats competed in the Cullen Davis Relays in Hillsboro, finishing in third place overall with 78 total points.
Both of the varsity relay teams placed second overall in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter events.
Malik Keener took first place in the 200 meter dash and Jadrian Smith finished second in the 100 meter dash to highlight some of the Blackcats top finishes in the meet.
The junior varsity team finished in third with a total of 132 points.
Ty Gamble won first in the triple jump, while Katayress Griffin also finished in first place in the 200 meter dash.
Mexia’s JV relay teams finished second in each the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 events.
The Ladycats competed at the track meet held in Palestine, but results were unavailable at press time. Check back for those results in Thursday’s edition.

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