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Mon
07
Nov

Wortham claims Area Championship

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Class 2A No. 10 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs added another area championship to their volleyball program, after beating Holland Saturday afternoon in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21, to advance to the regional quarterfinals against Milano that was played Monday evening at 7 p.m. in Bremond.

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Mon
07
Nov

Cats close out season with 43-21 loss to the Rockets

Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The season of injuries came to an end at home Friday night for the Mexia Blackcats, as they fell to the Robinson Rockets, 43-21.

Mexia started off on fire in the first quarter as running back Jadrian Smith took the opening carry of the game 67 yards to the Robinson three-yard line, then followed it up with a touchdown on the second play to give the Blackcats a 7-0 lead less than 30 seconds in.

The Blackcats went on to hold the advantage at the close of the quarter, despite giving up a late touchdown when Rocket quarterback Chase Allison hit receiver Jordan Rogers for a 25-yard score. However, the extra-point attempt missed the mark and Mexia led 7-6.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Sat
05
Nov

Cats close out season with 43-21 loss to the Rockets

Running back Jadrian Smith bursts through the hole made by his linemen to pick up 67 yards on the first carry of Mexia's district game against the Robinson Rockets Friday night at Black Cat Field.

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The season of injuries came to an end at home Friday night for the Mexia Blackcats, as they fell to the Robinson Rockets, 43-21.

Mexia started off on fire in the first quarter as running back Jadrian Smith took the opening carry of the game 67 yards to the Robinson three-yard line, then followed it up with a touchdown on the second play to give the Blackcats a 7-0 lead less than 30 seconds in.

The Blackcats went on to hold the advantage at the close of the quarter, despite giving up a late touchdown when Rocket quarterback Chase Allison hit receiver Jordan Rogers for a 25-yard score. However, the extra-point attempt missed the mark and Mexia led 7-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, the high, short kick bounced off two Blackcat players trying to catch it, but luckily front man Phillip Lejeune was there to fall on the loose football, avoiding the turnover.

Fri
04
Nov

Ladyjackets sweep Oglesby in first round of playoffs

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

After getting a first-round bye in the Class 1A Region IV volleyball playoffs, the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets were primed and ready to do battle Tuesday night against the Oglesby Lady Tigers in Axtell.

The Lady Yellowjackets came away with a three-set sweep of the Lady Tigers, 25-3, 25-8, 25-9, to advance to the regional quarterfinals next week to face the winner of the Bartlett-Kopperl match this Saturday.

Coolidge took a quick 7-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of senior Alejandra Acevedo, along with numerous return errors by the Lady Tigers. 

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Fri
04
Nov

District 18-4A All-District Results

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The season has ended for teams in District 18-4A and that means the announcement of all-district awards.

Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks earned one of the district’s superlative awards for her outstanding play up front for the Ladycats this season, helping lead the team to a 5-3 record in conference play and the No. 3 playoff seed.

Head coach Randy Barger didn’t anticipate coaching the volleyball team this season, but when a new coach couldn’t be hired he stepped in and guided the team to a second place district tie with Madisonville and a trip to the playoffs.

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Wed
02
Nov

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 11): It’s crunch time

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Its crunch time for high school football teams this week. Some are in and some are out. Others are on the borderline for the final playoff seed in districts. Bremond will go in as the No. 1 seed from their district, while Mart plays undefeated district opponent Bosqueville to see who goes in at No. 1 and No. 2. Groesbeck is in at the No.4 seed with a win this week and Coolidge should make a playoff appearance if they beat Penelope on the road. Teague should stay at the No. 2 seed in their district heading in and Mexia will be playing to upset Robinson at home.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

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Mon
31
Oct

Wortham pick up 3-1 win over Valley Mills

Mexia News Staff Report

 

With volleyball playoffs beginning this week, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs got in a warm-up game on Saturday with Valley Mills.

It didn’t take long for Wortham to get back on track after falling to Hubbard last Tuesday, as they stayed focused to pick up a 3-1 win over the Lady Eagles, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23.

Kate Vogel led the team with 14 kills, 24 digs, three aces and a blocked shot. Teammate Kayla Lansford threw down six kills and added a pair of aces at the service line. On defense, Lansford had an amazing match as she recorded 12 blocks at the net and picked up six digs.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
31
Oct

Lions squeezed out by Tigers

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The District 9-3A title may have been decided this past Friday night at the Teague Lions tried to give the Malakoff Tigers their first loss of the season.

Malakoff ended up retaining their undefeated status, as well as all but wrap up first place with a late 40-36 win.

Teague took a 22-20 lead at the half until the Tigers ended the third quarter by tilting the advantage in their favor by one, 30-29.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
31
Oct

Coolidge fall to Abbot 56-40

Mexia News Sports

 

Despite falling to the Abbott Panthers last Friday night in a relatively close game, 56-40, the Coolidge Yellowjackets have a chance to sew up the No. 2 seed from District 14-1A (6-Man) this weekend with a win over the Penelope Wolverines (6-3, 0-3) in their final regular season matchup and a loss by Gholson.

It could get complicated if both Coolidge and Gholson win as that would throw the district into a three-way tie for first, but more of how the playoff picture would be settled on Thursday.

Meanwhile, back to Friday night’s game, the Yellowjackets started out on top with a 12-6 lead at the close of the first quarter of play.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
31
Oct

Four area cross country runners heading to state

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Good things happened on Saturday at the regional Cross Country meets, that included teams and individuals from Coolidge, Mexia, Teague and Wortham.

Sophia Ortiz was the lone representative from Coolidge, placing 25th out of 138 competitors in the Varsity Girls 2K event held at Texas A&M Corpus Christi for Class 1A Region IV. Ortiz ran a time of 15:19.3.

Over in Class 2A, Wortham’s Cole Shivers finished 61st out of 159 runners in the Class 2A Region III Cross Country Championships held at Kate Barr-Ross Park in Huntsville. Shivers finished the race with a time of 21:02.4.

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