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Mon
24
Oct

Lady Lions secure second place

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lady Lions defeated the Malakoff Lady Tigers Friday night in four sets, 25-9, 21-25, 25-13, 25-21, to improve to 9-2 in district play and remain in sole possession of second place.

Monica Guerrero led the team with 38 assists and 12 digs on defense, while Katherine Higgins rained down an astonishing 22 kills at the net along with seven blocked shots, two aces and a dig.

Hayley Harris and Lori Massey finished the win with six kills apiece. Harris also had three blocks and a dig defensively and Massey recorded 12 digs, two aces and an assist.

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
24
Oct

Wortham takes Wildcats 47-14

Mexia News Staff Report

 

It’s back to the win column for the Wortham Bulldogs football team after beating the Mount Enterprise Wildcats last Friday night on the road, 47-14.

Ethan McCoslin scored two rushing touchdowns and Zach Jones passed for two TDs, both caught by receiver Jayce Black to lead the team to their first district win of the season.

McCoslin led Bulldog rushers with 24 carries for 141 yards, Jones finished with nine carries for 39 yards and a touchdown and Cole Shivers carried four times for 26 yards and a TD.

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Wed
19
Oct

Lady Bulldogs grapple for first place

Mexia News Staff Report

 

It wasn’t easy but the Lady Bulldogs kept from going to a tie-breaker set against the Mart Lady Panthers Tuesday night.

Wortham won the first set 25-20, then fell in the second set 16-25. The Lady Bulldogs took the third set 25-21.

In the fourth set, Wortham fell behind 13-12, however, the team pulled it together to go on a 9-1 run that put the Lady Bulldogs in control at 21-14.

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Mon
17
Oct

Lady Bulldogs keep tradition alive as they look to another playoff

Mexia News Staff Report 

 

The last time the Wortham Lady Bulldogs missed the playoffs was the 1995-96 season. That was 20 years ago.

After sweeping Mt. Calm last Friday night in three sets, 25-8, 25-13, 25-7, and with just three more matches remaining, it’s a safe bet to say that this year’s squad will continue to keep the 20-year playoff streak alive!

With a 10-1 district mark and a 21-13 overall record, coach Deanna Whaley’s team will be tested tonight as they travel to Mart to play the Lady Panthers. The last time the two teams met was back on Sept. 24, with Wortham picking up their fourth district win that took every set to accomplish.

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Mon
17
Oct

Connally takes early lead over Mexia for a 57-14 victory

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The full moon over the city of Waco wasn’t very favorable to the Mexia Blackcats Friday night at Mac Peoples Stadium, as the Connally Cadets defended their home field to the tune of a 57-14 district win.

Connally (4-3, 1-1) chewed up a lot of clock in the first quarter and ended their first drive with a five-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ricky Gerik and after Gerado Bazaldua’s extra-point kick, the Cadets were up 7-0.

A little more than two minutes later, Gerik hit receiver/running back Ronnie Briscoe, Jr. for a 31-yard touchdown to put Connally up 14-0 with 3:19 remaining in the first quarter.

The Blackcats had a chance to score late in the first quarter when they put together a sustainable drive down to the Connally four-yard line as time ran out.

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Mon
17
Oct

Coolidge conquer Gholson 51-6

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets are riding a two-game win streak, which includes an all-important one last Friday night, defeating the Gholson Bulldogs 51-6 to start district play at 1-0.

Coolidge used just three quarters of play to take down the Bulldogs, utilizing the 6-man 45-point Mercy Rule.

The Yellowjackets led 30-6 at the half and scored 21 unanswered points in the third via rushing touchdowns by Hoover from 48 yards out, Matthew Krause on a 19-yard run and then Hoover closing things out with a 29-yard touchdown.

Hoover had six touchdowns on the night, including two in the second quarter on runs of 12 and 10 yards and broke open the scoring in the first quarter with a 33-yard TD scamper, then took a pass from Krause 13 yards into the end zone.

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Mon
17
Oct

Teague remain undefeated in district

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lions improved to 4-0 in district play after drowning the Whitney Wildcats by the score of 49-13.

Teague led 21-7 after the first quarter of play, then scored 28 unanswered points in the next two quarters before the Wildcats added a score in the fourth.

Jacovy McWilliams finished the night with 15 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown to lead the Lions running back crew. He also caught one pass for 22 yards.

Tayvis Coleman had a big night, scoring two rushing touchdowns on five carries for 73 yards.

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Sat
15
Oct

Blackcats fall short against Waco Connally, 57-14

Mexia’s Jacque Martin (9) wraps up Connally’s Kristian Evans on this play late in the first quarter. The Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The full moon over the city of Waco wasn’t very favorable to the Mexia Blackcats Friday night at Mac Peoples Stadium, as the Connally Cadets defended their home field to the tune of a 57-14 district win.

Connally (4-3, 1-1) chewed up a lot of clock in the first quarter and ended their first drive with a five-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ricky Gerik and after Gerado Bazaldua’s extra-point kick, the Cadets were up 7-0.

A little more than two minutes later, Gerik hit receiver/running back Ronnie Briscoe, Jr. for a 31-yard touchdown to put Connally up 14-0 with 3:19 remaining in the first quarter.

The Blackcats had a chance to score late in the first quarter when they put together a sustainable drive down to the Connally four-yard line as time ran out.

Wed
12
Oct

Teague’s winning streak at five: Face Jewitt Oct. 18

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Teague recorded their fifth consecutive sweep of a district opponent Tuesday night, when they knocked off the Frankston Lady Indians, 25-12, 25-11, 25-11, to move to 8-1 in conference play.

Katherine Higgins had a superb offensive night at the net, recording 15 kills with her sniper precision shots, with Monica Guerrerro assisting with most of those and finishing up the match with 35 assists, nine digs, a block and an ace.

Madison Steen and Hayley Harris combined for 12 kills. Steen slammed over seven of them, along with nine digs while in defensive mode and had one block in the front court. Harris ended up with five kills.

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

Wed
12
Oct

Wortham takes first place over Dawson

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Round out the night of “three sweeps,” the Wortham Lady Bulldogs joined the list, but this match had a lot hanging in the balance.

Both Wortham and Dawson came in tied for first place in District 14-2A.

Wortham, however, ended the evening in sole position of the top spot in district, sweeping their Lady Bulldog counterpart in three sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-17, to move to 9-1.

Kate Vogel led the team with 14 kills, 11 digs and four blocked shots.

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

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