Sports

Fri
22
Jul

Coolidge ISD hires Wayne Ware to lead Yellowjackets’ program

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets welcome Wayne Ware as their new football coach this season, after confirmation was made earlier this week by Coolidge Independent School District superintendent, Dr. Robert Lowry, Ed.D.

Ware will wear a total of four hats this next school year, not only serving as the new coach on the gridiron, but also the school’s athletic director, head basketball coach and in the classroom teaching.

Read more in Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
20
Jul

Countdown: 21 more days until scrimmage

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

By now most of you have had the opportunity to read the latest high school football news from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, but if you haven’t then guess what?

Football season is knocking heavily on the front door.

Yes, you heard it. The 2016 fall high school season is about to begin here in the state of Texas.

This week, high school coaches are meeting at the annual Texas High School Coaches Association clinic down in San Antonio, getting a good dose of football related topics in before two-a-days begin Aug. 1.

Read more in Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868. 

Wed
20
Jul

Former Ladycat sports a new look

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Guess who’s sporting a new look for the upcoming college basketball season. 

Why it’s none other than Mexia’s very own Tee Owens!

Owens, who’ll be entering this fall season as a freshman for Xavier University, took part in a photo shoot that introduced new players to fans earlier this month.

The 5-5 guard finished up her four-year varsity career this past season with the Ladycats. 

Read more in Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
20
Jul

Mexia Bluejays finish season 10-7

Mexia News Staff Report 

 

The Mexia Bluejays finished up their season last week with a 10-7 overall record.

The team made the playoffs for the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball/Softball’s Boys’ 14U District 6 tournament, held in Hubbard July 18 through 20.

The Bluejays competed in the Brazos Valley League, finishing second.

The team is coached by Tre’ Craig (head coach) and assistant coaches Billi Anderson, Jared Jones, Vic Luna, James Deichler and Jesse Garcia. Honorary head coach was James “Tootie” Craig.

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Mon
18
Jul

Mexia Navarro places second

Mexia Navarro (sponsored by Jerry’s Tire House) competed in the Texas Teenage Baseball Association District T-Ball tournament held in Groesbeck this past week. The team played strong throughout the season and finished second in the Mexia Baseball/Softball Association to represent the city as one of the two teams to make the playoffs. Pictured in front, left to right, are Josiah Alvarez, Aaron Barocio, Luis “LJ” Navarro and Jack Kramer. Middle row: Aiden Welch, Elian Salazar and Christian Contreras. Top row: Jermiah Mora, Ethan Wren, Armando Barocio and RoMario “RoRo” Navarro. Coaches are Luis Navarro, Kyle Wren and Fernando Navarro. Not pictured are pick-up players Roy Gowan, Rhylin Gowan and Joey Olivares.

Courtesy photo

 

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Mon
18
Jul

Coolidge’s Calhoun, Smith, Jones bring in the heat

Mexia News Staff Report

The trio from Coolidge continues to impress.

Delvin Smith, Ro’derick Calhoun and Wanya’ Jones, all recent graduates of Coolidge High School and former Yellowjacket athletes, competed in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association all-star games over the weekend in Wichita Falls.

Smith turned in an all-star performance in the East-West football game played Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

According to the Times Record News, Smith – playing for the East squad – scored three touchdowns on his first six carries of the game and finished the night with five.

Read more in Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
15
Jul

Mexia STV Communications finishes second in tourney

The Texas Teenage Baseball Association Boys 10U District 8 Championship was played Thursday evening at Mexia City Park. Riesel’s Hamilton Automotive ended up winning a close game, 6-4, over Mexia STV Communications. Mexia finished second in the tournament. Both teams gathered at home plate after the game for a group picture. 

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

 

Wed
13
Jul

Texas Sports Writers select All-state softball teams

Mexia News Staff Report

The 2016 Texas Sports Writers Association all-state softball teams were released on Sunday.
Locally, District 18-4A’s Kaci Bachtel (Fairfield) was the lone representative from the district named to the Class 4A Honorable Mention team as a utility player.
In Class 2A, from District 20-2A, Riesel’s Erin Kadlacek made honorable mention at second base.
Here are the results of the voting for the classes our area teams compete in.

Class 4A
Coach of the Year: Arthur Behrend, La Grange
Player of the Year: Missy Zoch, La Grange

Mon
11
Jul

Fairfield falls in final four

Report

Mon
11
Jul

Mexia Hullum advances to TTAS State Tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

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