Sports

Mon
31
Oct

Blackcats chance of playoffs end against Fairfield Eagles

By Stephen R. Farris

The Mexia News Sports

 

Trailing 24-13 with 8:59 left to play in Friday night’s game with the Fairfield Eagles, the Mexia Blackcats had several opportunities to get back in it and possibly pull out the win over their district rival.

Just after quarterback Travion Carter scored the Blackcats second touchdown of the night for Mexia, Jadrion Ardister - who left last week’s game on a stretcher - came up with an onside kick recovery following Carter’s touchdown, to give Mexia the ball at the Fairfield 47-yard line still with 8:59 left on the clock.

However, the momentum Mexia seemingly had at that point died out and they ended up turning the ball back over to the Eagles on downs with 7:15 to go.

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Mon
31
Oct

Ladycats finish season in third place

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After battling each other twice during the regular season in volleyball and splitting the two meetings, the Mexia Ladycats took on the Madisonville Lady Mustangs this past Saturday in Fairfield to determine the No. 2 seed from District 18-4A.

Mexia won the first meeting back on Oct. 11, at home, Madisonville came out on top in five sets on their home court to even up the two-game series. 

But the morning match at Fairfield High School proved too much for the Ladycats as they fell in four sets, 21-25, 25-18, 18-25, 23-25.

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Sat
29
Oct

Cats fall to the Eagles as district play nears the end

By Stephen R. Farris

The Mexia News Sports

 

Trailing 24-13 with 8:59 left to play in Friday night’s game with the Fairfield Eagles, the Mexia Blackcats had several opportunities to get back in it and possibly pull out the win over their district rival.

Just after quarterback Travion Carter scored the Blackcats second touchdown of the night for Mexia, Jadrion Ardister - who left last week’s game on a stretcher - came up with an onside kick recovery following Carter’s touchdown, to give Mexia the ball at the Fairfield 47-yard line still with 8:59 left on the clock.

However, the momentum Mexia seemingly had at that point died out and they ended up turning the ball back over to the Eagles on downs with 7:15 to go.

Hope was still in the Blackcats favor, though, as Fairfield used little time off the clock and ended up punting the ball back to Mexia.

Wed
26
Oct

Wortham’s Shivers will compete alone at regional XC meet

 Mexia News Staff Report

 

Wortham’s Cole Shivers will be the lone varsity boys’ team member that will be competing in the Class 2A regional cross country meet this weekend in Huntsville, along with the Lady Bulldogs varsity team that earned their spot with a third place finish at the district meet held at Battle Creek Golf Course near Mart last week.

Shivers finished fifth overall with a time of...

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Wed
26
Oct

Teague XC qualify for regionals

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague girls and boys cross country teams both qualified for the regional meet this Saturday in Huntsville.

Both teams finished third at the district meet behind top runners Elkhart and Malakoff.

“I’m very proud of the kids for getting better each week and representing our community and school in a great fashion,” said coach Chris Nickleberry.

For the varsity girls,...

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Wed
26
Oct

Lady Bulldogs lost in upset

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team ran into a pumped-up Hubbard Lady Jaguars team Tuesday night on the road. Hubbard caught the Lady Bulldogs by surprise to the tune of a 3-1 upset, 18-25, 18-25, 25-22, 21-25.

Kate Vogel and Kayla Lansford worked to keep Wortham in the match, combining for 29 kills. Vogel finished with 16 of those 29 kills, along with four blocked shots, 10 digs and two aces. Lansford ended up with 13 kills, eight blocked shots, 12 digs and three aces.

Setter Jayde Hamilton kept busy with 19 set assists, while collecting a kill and six digs.

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Wed
26
Oct

Rivera sets new school record in cross country district meet

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Mexia’s Diego Rivera set a new school record by an individual runner after he finished in first place last weekend at the district track meet in Fairfield. Rivera’s ran the race in a time of 17:09.36.

Rivera’s varsity boy’s teammates also finished strong as the whole team will be advancing to the Class 4A regional cross country meet in Huntsville this weekend after finishing in second place at district.

Angel Escamilla finished in second place for the varsity boys with a time of 17:10.88, while Lalo Ortiz took the No. 10 spot with a time of 18:13.80, Damon Hatcher (18:47.36) placed in at No. 12 and Isaac Mendez (19:20.29) finished No. 16. Danny Prado (20:05.46) and Manny Acevedo (20:59.35) both placed in the Top 25.

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Mon
24
Oct

Coolidge defeats Aquilla 69-22

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets knocked off the Aquilla Cougars for the second consecutive season this past Friday night, 69-22, to move to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in district play. It also marks the fourth time this year the Yellowjackets have beaten a team by the 45-point Mercy Rule.

The win over Aquilla was much needed as the team prepares for district frontrunner Abbott (6-2, 2-0) this Friday night.

Against the Cougars, Torrey Hoover continues to show his dominance running the ball over district opponents. Hoover scored six touchdowns on the ground and threw for one. He finished the game with 26 carries for 276 yards, while completing 3-3 passes for 24 yards.

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Mon
24
Oct

Teague ropes Groesbeck 41-7

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Friday night was the Teague’s homecoming game and the Lions settled down to business as they defeated the Groesbeck Goats, 41-7.

Teague’s Antonio Heard and Tayvis Coleman provided much of the offensive explosion for the Lions on the night.

Heard finished with 11 carries for 167 yards rushing and a touchdown, plus he completed six passes on nine attempts for 76 yards and two TDs.

Coleman ran 27 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

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Mon
24
Oct

Lady Bulldogs can lay claim to district title

Mexia News Staff Report

 

You can officially call it a wrap for the district title as the Wortham Lady Bulldogs swept the Penelope Lady Wolverines on Saturday, combined with the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets upsetting second place Dawson.

Wortham can now lay claim to the District 14-2A crown with a 12-1 record in conference play. With only one more regular game remaining, Dawson now has three losses and even if the Lady Bulldogs (Wortham that is) were to lose their final district game, they would remain champs.

The Penelope game originally scheduled for Friday afternoon, was moved to Saturday.

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