Sports

Fri
03
Jun

Whaley, Jones among all-district ‘Dawgs

Wortham’s Braxton Whaley was named District 16-2A’s Newcomer of the Year after the all-district team was released recently.
Wortham pitcher Zach Jones earned first team honors at that position as the District 16-2A all-district team was recently announced.

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District 16-2A has released their all-district team with eight Wortham Bulldogs earning spots this year.
Bulldog sophomore Braxton Whaley was named the district’s Newcomer of the Year, while junior teammate Zach Jones was selected to the first team as a pitcher.
Wortham’s Jordan Lansford earned second team status at pitcher, joined by fellow seniors Trent Williams (catcher) and Rudy Miller (utility player), along with junior Cole Shivers, who made the second team as an infielder.
Honorable mention went to Bulldog outfielder Jayce Black and infielder Ethan McCoslin, both juniors this past season.
Wortham finished the 2016 baseball season with a 6-4 record in district play and earned the No. 3 playoff seed, finishing as one of the Class 2A Region II area finalist. Overall, the Bulldogs – coached by Chris Tobola – completed the year with a record of 15-11.

Fri
03
Jun

Ballard, Johnson help make relay teams ‘All-American’

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Ariel Ballard and Ashley Johnson – both former Ladycat thin-clads – continue to help propel Tarleton State University TexAnn relay teams. The 4x100 and 4x400 squads of which they are part earned All-American status this past Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Ballard helped leg the 4x100 meter relay team to a sixth place finish with a time of 46.44.
The 4x400 meter relay team actually placed 10th in the preliminaries on Friday, but after one of the qualifying teams was disqualified, the TexAnn team ended up getting the nod in the final qualifying spot.
Both Ballard and Johnson, along with teammates DeAijha Hicks-Boyce and Jasmine Owens, led the Tarleton 4x400 meter relay team to a sixth place finish Saturday with a time of 3:42.55.
Ballard is a sophomore at TSU and is majoring in occupational therapy. Johnson is a freshman, according to the Tarleton Sports website.

Fri
03
Jun

Navarro College hosts sports camps

Softball Camp
Navarro College will host a softball camp June 20-24. Campers will have the option of attending the camp during the day and returning home afterwards, or they can register to stay overnight on campus for the duration of the camp.
Registration for the day camp is $225 and the overnight camp is $325.
A list of items needed for the camp is available on the Navarro College athlete web page by clicking on the tab marked “Athletic Camps”, then clicking on the softball camp link. For more information about the camp, you may contact coach Jessica Karenke-Burke by email at jessica.karenke@navarrocollege.edu or call (903) 875-7486.

Wed
01
Jun

Owens to begin new legacy at Xavier University

Ladycat senior Tee Owens, left, was joined by head basketball coach Randy Barger, standing, and her mother, Brandy Wilson, right, during a college signing ceremony.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
One of Mexia’s most outstanding basketball players in Ladycat history, Na’Teshia “Tee” Owens, signed her letter of intent to play next basketball season for Xavier University in Cincinnati. She did so during a small ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Mexia High School library that included friends, fellow students, coaches and family members.
Ladycat head basketball coach Randy Barger was a little emotional during his opening speech, but at the same time said he is very happy and excited for Tee as she begins her journey at the next level of competition.
“We’re very proud of her,” Barger said. “She’s been an asset to our athletic program and she’s earned this opportunity with all the things she’s done these past four years. To go to a basketball school, a DI school like Xavier University is a good thing for her and we’re excited for her!”

Wed
01
Jun

Thompson, Patriots headed to title game

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Wed
01
Jun

Mexia 2016 football schedule announced

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Wed
01
Jun

State football games headed back to Arlington

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Fri
27
May

Ladycats’ banquet recognizes athletes

The annual Ladycat Spring Sports Banquet was held Monday evening at the junior high school.
Ladycat athletes that participated in basketball, softball, powerlifting, golf, track and cross country were all honored and recognized during the program.
Special recognition was given to Ladycat softball player McKenzie Bain, who will be playing next season for the Navarro Bulldogs softball team.
Also receiving special recognition was Ladycat basketball and track standout, Tee Owens, who’ll be playing basketball for Xavier University next fall in Ohio.
Coach Matthews gave out a special award to Ladycat golfer Andrea Gonzalez. Gonzalez was the recipient of the Duncan-Archibald Golf Leadership award.

Wed
25
May

First year goes well for Thompson

Cheyenne Thompson

Former Mexia Ladycat softball player, Cheyenne Thompson, had a good freshman season for the No. 3 ranked University of Texas-Tyler Patriots (44-4).
UT-Tyler went undefeated in the American Southwest Conference and won their regional and super regionals games and will be playing in the NCAA DIII Softball Championship starting today against St. John Fisher College.
During the regular season, Thompson batted .424 as an outfielder and has started the Patriots last 14 games, including nine of those during the team’s playoff run so far.
Also during the last 14 games, she has collected 21 hits in 39 plate appearances for an average of .538 with 13 runs scored, 16 RBI, five doubles and a homerun, along with six stolen bases and has been hit by a pitch five times.

Wed
25
May

Change to MLB strike zone may be a mixed bag for fans

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Could this be good news or bad news for baseball fans for next year?
According to reports, more exclusively from ESPN, Major League Baseball’s (MLB) competition committee has approved changes to a batter’s strike zone.
The new change “should” make it easier on umpires, yet it may not go over so well with pitchers.
The proposed change suggests the new strike zone would start at the top of a hitter’s knee, where currently, it’s positioned at the hollow beneath the kneecap.
If approved by the playing rules committee, it might not have to go for approval by the player’s association, according to reports.
Also on the table is allowing intentional walks, whereas in the past a pitcher had to throw four balls before a batter could get a free pass to first base.

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