Sports

Fri
06
Jan

Hoover, Brown, Casarez named six-man D-I All-State team

Mexia News Staff Report

After receiving honors for all-district and all-region, Coolidge’s Torrey Hoover, Jordan Brown and Colby Casarez were named to the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association Division I All-State football team.
Hoover, a freshman this year, was named as the Newcomer of the Year by the association.
During this past football season, Hoover rushed for more than 1,600 yards and scored a little over 30 touchdowns to help lead the Coolidge Yellowjackets to a 6-5 record and a trip to the post season.

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Wed
04
Jan

Blackcats mixing it up against Cougars

Mexia News Staff Report

The Blackcats used a mix of offensive and defensive looks Tuesday night to give the visitors from College Station fits, as Mexia took one at home with a 64-52 win over the Cougars.
In a packed house, Mexia jumped on the Cougars early behind the shooting of Shemar High, who finished with seven points in the first period as the Blackcats led 17-7.
Mexia continued to keep the pressure on, as the team took a 31-20 lead into the half.

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Wed
04
Jan

Coolidge defeats Bynum Bulldogs 87-31

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellowjackets picked up their first district win of the year by knocking off the Bynum Bulldogs Friday night at home, 87-31. The win for Coolidge marks the opening of district play in which the Yellowjackets have not lost a game since the 2012-13 season.
The fast-paced Yellowjackets jumped out front early against the Bulldogs, taking a 24-7 lead by the end of the first period.
Coolidge combined stealthy defense, along with steady shooting to sprint to a 52-18 halftime advantage.

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Wed
04
Jan

Teague falls on hard times with three straight losses

Mexia News Staff Report

After racking up 100 points in their opening game of the Paris Invitational basketball tournament early last week, the Teague Lions fell on hard times, dropping their next three games to host Paris, Hope (Ark.) and Clarksville.
The Lions dropped a 71-54 decision to Paris. The game was close throughout the first half, although Teague trailed 30-26 going into the third period.
In the third, Paris held the Lions to only eight points while broadening their lead out to 16 by the end of the period to make it a 50-34 game.

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Mon
02
Jan

Competition remains high as Blackcats prepare for district

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Mexia Blackcats went 2-2 at the Gatesville Basketball Tournament last week, beating the Glenn Grizzlies 91-37 and the Llano Cougars, 77-28. Mexia’s two losses came at the hands of Ft. Worth Country Day’s Falcons in a very close ball game, 80-75, then to Pflugerville Connally, 83-59.

In the tournament opener against Country Day, the Blackcats were down 41-26 at the half. Mexia came close to coming back in the final period, outscoring the 30-19 and cutting their deficit from 14 down to five, however, it wasn’t quite enough to pull off the win.

Shemar High led the Blackcats with 30 points, Malcolm King scored 16 and Travion Carter finished with 11.

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Mon
02
Jan

Wortham Bulldogs tourney champions

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Wortham Bulldogs suffered only one defeat in the Itasca Varsity basketball tournament last week, but it didn’t let them stop from being crowned as the tourney champs after beating host Itasca on the last day, 48-40.

Against Itasca, both the Bulldogs and Wampus Cats were knotted at 10-10 at the close of the first period, then Wortham turned up the D by holding the Cats to only four points in the second period and went into the locker room at the half with a 26-14 lead. 

Scoring was slightly even in the third with the Bulldogs scoring 15 to Itasca’s 16, however, Wortham still maintained the lead at 41-30.

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Thu
29
Dec

Ladycats fall to Houston Wheatley, Lorena Lady Leopards

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Wednesday was not as generous to the Mexia Ladycats as Tuesday was at the Aggieland Invitational basketball tournament being held in Bryan-College Station.

In their first game of the day, Mexia fell to No. 15 ranked Houston Wheatley Lady Wildcats, 70-44.

The Ladycats fell behind in the first period to the Lady Wildcats, 19-10, and were down by 10 at the half, 32-22.

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Thu
29
Dec

Teague reaches 100 against Gladewater

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After coming close to breaking the century mark in scoring against Elkhart in the Teague Lions district opener last week, the team finally did it Wednesday evening at the Paris Tournament against Gladewater.

The final score, Teague 100, Gladewater 33.

The Lions jumped out to a 23-4 lead after the first period came to a close. Keyshawn Rice and A.J. Weathers combined for four long-range bombs from beyond the arc. Rice – finishing the game with 15 points – scored 10 in the period, while Weathers had eight points.

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Wed
28
Dec

Wortham Bulldogs start off 2-0 at Itasca Varsity Tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Wortham Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start as of Tuesday in the Itasca Varsity Basketball Tournament after defeating the Italy Gladiators and the Valley Mills Eagles in the opening round.

Wortham stood toe-to-toe with the Gladiators in the first game and held a one-point lead going into the half, 20-19. The Bulldogs got scoring from four different players in the second quarter, two buckets from Ryan Mao and one each from Boone Crider, Jayce Black and Ryan McDaniel to get the team on top.

In the third, both Zach Jones and Von’Tray Cooper hit three-point shots to help extend the Bulldog lead to three by the close of the period.

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Wed
28
Dec

Ladycats win open rounds at Aggieland Invitational

Mexia News Staff Report 

 

So far it has been a great trip to Bryan-College Station this week for the Mexia Ladycats.

Mexia is playing in the Aggieland Invitational basketball tournament in the Division II bracket, winning their two opening round games against Life Oak, 64-55, and Thrall, 52-20.

The Ladycats bolted out to a 31-24 lead by halftime against Life Oak.

Both teams played it close in the third, but Mexia managed to go up by eight at the close, 47-39.

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