Sports

Mon
23
Mar

Coolidge varsity boy's, girl's track teams finish Pirate Relays IV with medals

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
23
Mar

Wortham track teams compete with big schools at George Dixon Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs track teams faired well at the George Dixon Relays that were held at Waco La Vega High School on Thursday, March 19, with the girl's finishing fourth overall and the boy's fifth.
Top medalist for the girl's team was Elisha Libhart, who took first place in the Shot Put with a distance of 29-11 and in the Discus with a toss of 91-6.
Wortham boy's top finishers were Ryan McDaniel, who placed second for the Bulldogs in the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 18.92 and in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 46.79. McDaniel also had a first place finish in the Discus with a toss of 103-5. Jordan Lansford placed first in the Shot Put with a distance of 39-2. Boone Crider finished second in the Triple Jump with a distance of 37-5 1/2.
Here is the full list of Wortham medalist from the meet:

To read more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
23
Mar

Blackcats three-run third clips Wortham in rain-shortened win


Mexia pitcher Avery Williams delivers a pitch to a Wortham batter during the Blackcats 4-3 rain-shortened win Friday afternoon at Black Cat Field. Umpires called the game at the end of the second inning. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
With rain threatening again on Friday, the Mexia Blackcats moved forward with their home baseball game with the Wortham Bulldogs at Black Cat Field, splashing their way to a 4-3 comeback win.
Avery Williams started the game on the mound for the Blackcats, shutting down the Wortham hitters on 16 pitches, including a strikeout. Mexia got on the board in the bottom of the first, when Williams sacrifice fly scored Ronald Jackson, who singled earlier, from third base to give them a 1-0 lead.
Rain drops began falling in the first inning and by the second, the drops were getting bigger and the baseball must have seemed that way to the Bulldog batters as they produced two walks, a hit and three runs to take a 3-1 lead, in which Williams seemed to start having a little trouble getting his footing right on the mound with slick spots starting to form in crucial places.

Fri
20
Mar

Lady Dawgs off to winning district start


Wortham Lady Bulldog Allison Nix gets a nice hit for the Lady Bulldogs during the girls’ 17-2 district win over Hubbard Tuesday. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs softball team is determined to be a contender in District 15-2A this season as they steam-rolled the Hubbard Lady Jaguars, 17-2, for an impressive win.
"We have the potential, talent and heart to compete," says coach Mac Hammond. We're working to get better everyday, every practice and in every game."
Wortham is scheduled to host the Dawson Lady Bulldogs this Friday night and will travel to Axtell next Tuesday, March 24, in another district matchup. The team will take a break on March 27 and round out play in the month of March on the 31st at home against Coolidge.
Coach Mac feels his team has a lot to prove this season in district competition as they continue their march towards the 15-2A title and into the playoffs.

Fri
20
Mar

Ladycats drop district opener in softball to Groesbeck


Ladycat Cheyenne Thompson winds up to deliver a pitch during Mexia's district opening softball game with the Groesbeck Lady Goats Tuesday night in Groesbeck. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
With talk of more rain in Tuesday's forecast, the softball district opener between Mexia Ladycats and Groesbeck Lady Goats game was moved to Monday evening in Groesbeck. Mexia's south of the Navasota neighbor ended up taking the win, 16-4, even though the Blackcats showed some solid play on the field.
Senior Cheyenne Thompson started the game in the pitcher's circle for Mexia and looked really strong in the first couple of innings, that is until the home plate umpire made his strike zone about the size of a mouse hole, with many of her pitches that should have been strikes were called balls.
Groesbeck took advantage of the situation by taking a lot of pitches that resulted in walks during the bottom of the second, as the Lady Goats ended up with four runs in the inning to take a 4-0 early lead.

Wed
18
Mar

Mexia power lifters readying for state meets


Mexia power lifter Kacie Guantt, in the weight room Tuesday getting in some last-minute work, will be competing this weekend at the THSWPA state powerlifting meet in Corpus Christi. Guantt will lift in the 181 weight class. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Blackcats will have representatives from both the boy's and girl's classes going to compete in the state power lifting meets this weekend and next.
Kaci Guantt will be competing in the 181 weight class, while Quavious Gamble competes in the 242 weight class at the state level.
Guantt will be entering state competition this Friday in Corpus Christi. In only her second year of lifting, she is the No. 1 qualifier for Region II, Division II and is ranked fifth in the state for Class 4A in the 181 weight class.
Guantt lifted her best total of the season so far at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association (THSWPA) Region II, Division II championships held in Gatesville on March 2, with a combined total of 850 pounds (335 squat, 170 bench, 345 dead lift), and a personal best of 345 pounds in the dead lift event.

Wed
18
Mar

Blackcats roll past Gatesville to win by four

After falling to the Gatesville Hornets Saturday morning at the Waco Connally Tournament, the Mexia Blackcats roared back Monday night to avenge the loss with an 8-4 victory on the road.
Pitcher Eric Wells had one of his best outings of the season so far, holding the Hornets to only two hits and one earned run, while striking out seven Gatesville batters.
Mexia got on track in the top of the third for four runs. Jesse Torres started the inning off with a single to get on base. Torres ended up on third after stealing two bases and teammate Zachary Klosterman ended up on first with a walk, giving Mexia runners at the corners.
With Darius Dorsey up to bat with a 2-0 count, Klosterman stole second base and in the mean time, Torres stole home for Mexia's first run of the game.
Dorsey ended up with a base-on-balls.

Mon
09
Mar

Blackcats fall to Tigers in Class 4A Region III semifinals


The Blackcats Draeshaun Hannah goes for the tough inside shot against the Tigers Dontre Thomas on this play, during last Friday night’s Class 4A Region III semifinal game at Sam Houston State University’s Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Blackcats ended their season last Friday night against the No. 10 ranked Silsbee Tigers, 83-46, in the Class 4A Region III semifinals played at Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville.
Silsbee (30-6) dashed out to a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never let up on the gas, outscoring the Blackcats 64-36 the rest of the game.
Mexia never gave up as they battled as hard as they could against the Tigers full court pressure defense.
Most of the Blackcat baskets came from inside. Silsbee took away Mexia's outside shooting, although Tyrik Ray was able to connect on a 3-point shot in the second period, but other than that, the Blackcats had to work for each basket underneath and were usually contested by two to three Tigers flying in.

To read more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Mon
02
Mar

Ladycats late lead erased by Cleveland in the end


Kiki Keith dishes the ball off in early action of Mexia’s regional semifinal game with the Cleveland Lady Indians last Friday night at Sam Houston State University’s Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Up 44-40 Friday night at Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville with less than 2:30 to play, the Cleveland Lady Indians went on a 9-0 scoring spree to end the No. 24 ranked Mexia Ladycats hopes of making it to the Class 4A Region III championship game.
With the score tied at the end of the third period, 35-35, Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks got fouled in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter. Jelks sank 1-2 free throws to put the Ladycats in the lead. Things were starting to look up for Mexia as Tee Owens was fouled a few seconds later. The junior guard made two shots and the Ladycats were now up 38-35, but it was still a little too early to celebrate.
Cleveland’s Titiana Reed hit a 3-point shot with 7:03 left in the game to knot up the score at 38.
With five minutes to play in the game, Jelks hit a two-point basket and senior Katilyn Gipson knocked one home to put Mexia back up by four.

Wed
25
Feb

Ladycats win regional quarterfinal; to play Cleveland Friday


Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks tries to gain position over Robinson’s Bailey Ashcraft during their regional quarterfinals game played in Waco Tuesday night. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
After a heated battle inside Waco High's gym Tuesday night, the No. 24 ranked Mexia Ladycats (23-9) broke a 37-37 tie at the end of the third period to forge their way to a 57-51 regional quarterfinal win over the No. 21 ranked Robinson Lady Rockets, advancing to the regional semifinals Friday night.
The girls next play Cleveland at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Sam Houston State University's Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville.
With 7:44 to play in the fourth period, Taylor Porter - back fresh on the court after suffering a concussion at the end of the regular season - made one of two free throws to give Mexia a one point lead, 38-37.
Brianna Forge helped add to that with back-to-back buckets, pushing the Ladycats advantage out to five, 42-37, forcing Robinson's coach Scott Richardson to call a timeout with 6:41 to play.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports