Sports

Mon
24
Jun

Platt named to Academic All-State baseball team


Mexia 2013 graduate Clynt Platt was named recently to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. Mexia News file photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mexia Blackcat Clynt Platt was the only player from District 19-3A to be named by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association to the Academic All-State Team for 2013.

Platt played a big role as part on the Blackcat’s baseball team this past season, hitting .314 with 16 hits, including two doubles, scored 10 runs and knocked in 16 RBI while playing second base under the direction of Coach Matt Matus.

Platt, who graduated this spring, was also one of 31 recipients of the Luminant Power Track scholarships given out by the company at the end of April of this year.

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

Mon
17
Jun

Reeves named MVP at annual Victory Bowl


Mexia’s Broderick Reeves (right) scoots towards the sideline away from the outstretched arm of Hamilton’s Cody Richmond. Reeves scored his only touchdown of the game for the Blue team and piled up 123-yards rushing on the evening, while earning honors at the end of the game as the Bob McQueen Offensive MVP. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
History was made over the weekend and two – now former – Mexia football players were heavily involved in making it happen.
Mexia’s Broderick Reeves set a new rushing record for the FCA Super Centex Victory Bowl by gaining 123-yards on six carries, including a 71-yard touchdown yard that put the Blue team up for good in the second quarter en route to a 35-21 win over the Red team Saturday night at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
Down 10-7, Fairfield’s Andre Welch helped set up the go ahead touchdown with a nice return.
Reeves, the lone running back in the backfield with Robinson quarterback Carson Earp, took a handoff and found a big hole in the left side of the line.
Avoiding two Red team defenders out in the flat, Reeves aimed towards the sideline and turned on the jets all the way to the end zone, bringing the crowd of around 1,000 to life at that point in the game.

Mon
17
Jun

Baseball camp starts June 24

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
10
Jun

An All-Star


Mexia Blackcat utility baseball player Sydney Bryant has been chosen to play in the Cen Tex All Star Baseball Game at Baylor at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Bryant batted .233 and had 14 hits during the regular season for the Blackcats baseball team and scored 21 runs and had 12 RBI. He also earned first team honors on the District 19-3A All-District Baseball Team. Mexia News file photo

Mexia Blackcat utility baseball player Sydney Bryant has been chosen to play in the Cen Tex All Star Baseball Game at Baylor at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Bryant batted .233 and had 14 hits during the regular season for the Blackcats baseball team and scored 21 runs and had 12 RBI. He also earned first team honors on the District 19-3A All-District Baseball Team.

Mexia News file photo

Mon
10
Jun

Reeves, Carter on way to Victory Bowl


Broderick Reeves, bottom left, and Kieston Carter, bottom right, are shown with MHS athletic director and head football coach Lamonte Chamber. The two former Blackcats, who just graduated, were chosen to play in the Super Centex Victory Bowl. Mexia News file photo

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
10
Jun

Mexia 7-on-7 football team qualifies for state tourney

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Wed
29
May

Watson selected for Blue-Grey National Super Combine game

Picture of Kaylon Watson
Kaylon Watson

Kaylon Watson, a Mexia High School junior, has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey National Super Combine at the New England Patriots Training Complex in Foxboro, Mass. on June 8-9. Kaylon plays multiple positions for the Blackcats, on both offense and defense.
The Blue-Grey National Super Football Combine takes 170 prospects from several regional combines including the Midwest, Heartland, Southeast, Southwest, New England, Northern California, Southern California and Great Lakes, and gathers them into one big nationwide combine.
Kaylon was chosen from the Southwest Combine that was held April 13 in Arlington. The combine was held on the UT-Arlington campus.

Mon
27
May

Ballard signs with Tarleton


Ladycat Ariel Ballard signs her letter of intent to run track at Tarleton State University. Shown are, l-r, standing: her sister Taylor, dad Arthur Busby and mom, Michelle Busby; seated: her grandmother, Rebecca Cooksey, Ballard and Coach Randy Barger.

Ladycat Ariel Ballard signs her letter of intent to run track at Tarleton State University. Shown are, l-r, standing: her sister Taylor, dad Arthur Busby and mom, Michelle Busby; seated: her grandmother, Rebecca Cooksey, Ballard and Coach Randy Barger.

Mon
27
May

Ladycats Johnson, Ballard sign track scholarships


Ladycat Ashley Johnson signs her letter of intent to run track at Houston Baptist University. Shown are, l-r, standing: her dad Greg, and mom, Catina; seated, Coach Randy Barger, Ashley being hugged by her sister, Amy, and grandmother, Ruby Johnson. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The academic and athletic careers of two members of the Lady Cats state championship basketball team will continue not on the court, but on the track.
Ariel Ballard and Ashley Johnson were honored Friday morning as fellow classmates, teachers, coaches, friends and family gathered in the Mexia High School library to show their support for the two outstanding student-athletes as each signed letters of intent to run track at the college level.
Ballard signed a letter of intent to run at Tarleton State University on a partial scholarship.
Johnson, who received a partial scholarship to attend Houston Baptist University, was also a member of the 4 x 200 Meter Relay team that competed at state and she also finished in second place at the same meet in the Girls 400 Meter Dash.

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

Fri
17
May

Eight Blackcats earn All District

Accolades fell upon eight Blackcats baseball players as the 19-3A All-District Baseball Team was released this week.
Catcher Zach York and second baseman Clynt Platt received All-District Honorable Mention.
York batted .275 during the season, collecting 14 hits and scored 17 runs. Platt was .314 at the plate with 16 hits, two doubles, 16 RBI and scored 10 runs.
Utility player Sidney Bryant made First Team All-District at that position. Bryant batted .233 and had 14 hits, which included a double and a triple while scoring 21 runs and driving in 12 RBI.
Brady Walker also joined Bryant as a first team pitcher. Walker was 4-3 on the season with an ERA of 2.54 in 41.1 innings worked. He also compiled 53 strikeouts against opposing batters.
At the plate, Walker hit .281 with 18 hits, six of those going for doubles. He scored 13 runs and knocked in eight RBI.
Blake Lewis and Zach Reece were named to the Second Team All-District as pitchers.

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