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Thu
14
Apr

Mexia powerlifters’ season peaks with three athletes off to state meet

Mexia’s Keila Molina, left, and Dani Gauntt, right, recently competed at the Texas High School Women’s State Championship powerlifting meet.
Diego Rivera recently competed for the Mexia Blackcats at the Texas High School Men’s State Championship powerlifting meet.

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Mon
11
Apr

Ladycats’ bats on fire in 16-6 district win

Mexia’s Gabi Jacobs makes it safely into second base as the Palestine shortstop can’t hang on to the ball last Friday night during the two team’s second round meeting in district play.
Ladycat McKenzie Bain turns on a pitch during Mexia’s district game with Palestine on the road last Friday night. Bain went 2-4 at the plate as the Ladycats came away with a 16-6 win.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Gabi Jacobs went 3-3 at the plate with a double, three runs and three runs batted in last Friday night, to lead the Mexia Ladycats to a 16-6 win over district opponent Palestine.
Mexia broke the ice Friday night in the first inning, after Priscilla Garcia reached base on a single and later came around to score the game’s first run. Ashton Langley, who had earlier walked, ended up scoring the Ladycats second run of the inning after Angel Carroll hit a sacrifice fly, giving Mexia an early 2-0 lead.
Palestine came back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 2-2.
Mexia held their Ladycat counterpart to no runs over the next two innings, while putting up seven to put the score in their favor at 9-2.
In the top of the fourth, Jacobs doubled in Destiney Flores to make it 10-2. Later on, Jacobs, Garcia and Langley would score to give Mexia a 13-2 advantage.

Mon
11
Apr

Blackcats take Palestine in shutout

Mexia pitcher Avery Williams was on fire last Friday night in the Blackcats 3-0 win over Palestine.

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Mon
11
Apr

Former Blackcat to star in NBC reality series

Former Blackcat Bennie Wylie Jr. is one of 10 top fitness trainers who will star in the new NBC reality show STRONG. Photo/Sony Pictures Television

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Mon
11
Apr

Wells first in district, off to regionals

Blackcat Eric Wells shot an 82 Tuesday to capture first place and a return to the regional meet in Huntsville next week.
Ladycat golfers finished third at the district golf meet.  Shown, l-r, are Hope Goodrich, Rene Curry, Courtney Ingram and Andrea Gonzales.
Eric Wells, left, finished first  at the district golf tournament and will make his third consecutive trip to the regional tournament. He’s shown with his sister Courtney Ingram, a member of the Ladycats team that finished in third.

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After finishing first at the district golf tournament earlier this week, Mexia junior Eric Wells will be making his third consecutive appearance at regionals for the Blackcats next week at Raven’s Nest golf course in Huntsville.
Wells finished up the two-day tournament by shooting an 82.
The Mexia Ladycat golf team finished third overall, with Courtney Ingram (Wells sister) just missing a chance to go to regionals by two strokes.
Ingram is only a freshman this season and coach Bill Matthews is excited about what she will be capable of doing next year as a sophomore.
Also competing for the Ladycats were Hope Goodrich, Rene Curry and Andrea Gonzales. Goodrich, a freshman, and Curry, a sophomore, will also be returning to the team next season.

Mon
11
Apr

Little Dribblers revise tournament schedule

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Fri
08
Apr

MJHS track teams compete in Groesbeck

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Thu
07
Apr

Little Dribblers tournament coming up

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
In case you didn’t get enough March Madness, then hold on to your seats as April “Madness” is set to take over the town next week (April 13-16) as the Mexia American Division Little Dribblers Basketball Tournament takes place.
Mexia Little Dribbler teams will represent Limestone County in the junior boys, junior girls, major boys, major girls and senior boys divisions in the tournament.
Games will be played at Mexia High School gym, the middle school gyms, the Mexia Little Dribblers gym and Groesbeck High School gyms.
The tournament will be double elimination.
Stayed tuned for more information about the tournament, including ticket prices, in upcoming issues.
Opening day tournament schedule for April 13
Mexia High School
4:45 p.m. – (Major Boys) Mexia vs. Fairfield
6 p.m. – (Senior Boys) Bridge City vs. Fairfield
7:15 p.m. – (Major Girls) Mexia vs. Orangefield

Thu
07
Apr

Tough district season so far for Mexia teams

Round one of district softball is competed and the start of the second round has begun for area softball teams. Baseball teams completed first round play Tuesday and dive into the second starting Friday.
The Mexia Ladycats finished the first round of District 18-4A with a 1-3 record and are currently in fourth place ahead of Palestine, who they’ll face this Friday.
Last weekend, the Ladycats put up a good fight against the Groesbeck Lady Goats (4-2, 7-18-1), before falling 12-7. Mexia played without one of their key starters, McKenzie Bain, who got injured during the team’s district game with the Fairfield Lady Eagles last week. She’s expected to return either this Friday or by next Tuesday’s game with Madisonville at home.

Thu
07
Apr

Wortham track teams compete in Axtell

The Lady Bulldogs Zaria Oates, shown competing in a relay eventfor Wortham – finished first in the 200 meter dash and in the triple jump.
Wortham’s Ryan McDaniel gets ready for his discus throw Saturday;  he ended up in the top spot for the event with a distance of 116-2.
Wortham’s Jordan Lansford competed in the shotput event at the Axtell Longhorn Relays , and took first place with a throw of 47 feet.

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