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Mon
21
Mar

Post-season hoops honors continue

The Ladycats Tee Owens was recently named to TABC’s Class 4A Region III all-region basketball team and to the Class 4A all-state basketball team for 2015-16.
The Blackcats Tyrik Ray was recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A Region III all-region basketball team.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Accolades continue to pour in for a few of the area’s basketball players.
Most recently, Mexia’s Tyrik Ray and Tee Owens made all-region and all-state teams, while Coolidge’s Adrianna Jones earned honors at the regional level.
Ray was a big contributor in helping the Blackcats to a 6-2 district mark and a 21-10 record overall for the 2015-16 basketball season. He also led the district and the team in assists.
He was recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A Region III all-region team, to go along with his District 18-4A first team all-district award earned earlier this month.
Owens – District 18-4A’s MVP this season in girls’ basketball – picked up even more honors recently as well when she was named to the TABC Class 4A Region III all-region team and the Class 4A all-state team for the 2015-16 season.

Mon
21
Mar

Soccer team enters playoffs

Mexia’s Alan Carbajal scored two goals and had two assists in the Blackcats district win over China Spring on Tuesday. Carbajal tied the game in overtime.
Victor Garcia scored the winning goal in double-overtime Tuesday to send the Mexia Blackcats into the playoffs. Garcia also had two assists in the win.

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
21
Mar

Coolidge JHS track teams place

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Junior High track teams competed at the Chilton Junior High Relays this past Friday, with the seventh grade boys team placing fifth, seventh grade girls sixth, eighth grade boys sixth and eighth grade girls second overall.
Busby picked up the only medal for the seventh grade boys team in the shot put event, while Hoover earned three first place finishes in three events for the eighth grade boys.
Coolidge’s eighth grade girls relay teams finished first in the 4x100 and 4x200. Henry had a first place finish in the 100 meter dash and Collins added points to the Yellowjackets overall total with a first place finish in the long jump.

Seventh grade boys results
Shot Put – R. Busby placed second with a distance of 33-6 1/2.

Seventh grade girls results
No placements.

Fri
18
Mar

Yellowjackets dominate district, region, state honors

Coach Bryan Jones was recently named as the District 26-1A coach of the Year in basketball.
Coolidge senior Ro’derick Calhoun was named the District 26A MVP this past week in basketball.
Senior Wanya’ Jones received the District 26-1A Offensive MVP award in basketball this past week for the Coolidge Yellowjackets.
The Coolidge Yellowjackets Delvin Smith was named District 26-1A’s Defensive MVP this past week
Coolidge Senior Darion McClendon was recently named to the District 26-1A all-district first team for the 2015-16 basketball season.
Junior Manuel Santa Cruz made District 26-1A’s boys basketball all-district first team and made the Texas Six-man Coaches Associations all-region second team.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
After finishing the 2015-16 basketball season with a 30-5 record and a trip to the Class 1A final four at the state tournament in San Antonio last week, the Coolidge Yellowjackets had nine players selected for the 26A all-district team that was released earlier this week.
Point guard Ro’derick Calhoun was chosen as the district’s MVP, and teammates Wanya’ Jones, who was named Offensive MVP, and Delvin Smith, who was chosen as Defensive MVP, put Yellowjackets in all three top spots.
Coolidge coach Bryan Jones was named the district’s Coach of the Year. Jones has compiled a record of 84-15 (38-0 from district competition) and led the team to three consecutive playoff appearances – a final four appearance this year, regional semifinals in 2014-15 and regional quarterfinals in 2013-14.
Senior Darion McClendon made first team all-district and junior forward Manuel Santa Cruz made first team as well.

Wed
16
Mar

Groesbeck blasts right past Ladycats

Mexia’s McKenzie Bain tries to tag out Groesbeck’s Sydney Beldin during the Ladycats district opener with the Lady Goats Tuesday evening at home.

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
16
Mar

Bulldogs put on tough fight against Goats

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Wed
16
Mar

Blackcats shut out Tuesday by China Spring

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Mon
14
Mar

Rain alters start of district softball season

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
District play has begun for the 2016 high school softball season, even though last week’s rains forced the cancellation of several games from around the area.
The Fairfield Lady Eagles and Palestine Ladycats broke the ice last Monday, with the Lady Eagles taking a 21-0 win to give them the early lead in District 18-4A.
Mexia was scheduled to open up play last Friday night at home against the Groesbeck Lady Goats, but the wet field conditions forced the season opener to be postponed until this afternoon.
The Ladycats have had a successful preseason, finishing non-district play with a record of 8-9-1.
So far this season, senior McKenzie Bain has been hitting the ball well and is splitting time with Erica Beldin in the pitcher’s circle.
In 18 games, Mexia has played against several 5A and 6A teams and has scored a total of 155 total runs during the non-district portion of their schedule.

Mon
14
Mar

Rivera earns 2nd at Regional meet

Mexia’s Diego Rivera will be heading to the state powerlifting meet in Abilene April 2, after finishing second in the regional meet.

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
14
Mar

Girls 2nd, boys 3rd in 44 Farms track meet

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