Sports

Wed
12
Oct

Mexia’s Escamilla sets new school record for cross country

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Last Saturday proved to be outstanding for the Mexia cross country team at the Fairfield Invitational meet.

Five individual team members improved their personal best times and a couple of them went even further by breaking the school record for boys cross country.

Varsity boys team members Angel Escamilla and Diego Rivera recorded personal best at the meet and ended up eclipsing the school record time of 17:10 set a couple of years back by former Blackcat Guillermo Mendoza. Escamilla now owns the school record after finishing the meet with a time of 16:48. Rivera also broke the record with a time of 17:05.

Escamilla finished third overall at the Fairfield meet, while Rivera took the No. 8 spot.

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

Area volleyball teams sweep district opponents

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Tuesday must have been “Sweeps Night” for area volleyball teams as Mexia, Teague and Wortham (see separate stories) took down district opponents in three-set fashion.

The Mexia Ladycats defeated the Madisonville Lady Mustangs at home, 25-19, 26-24, 25-23, but it wasn’t an easy task.

Down 8-1 in the opening set, the Ladycats clawed their way back in, thanks to the outstanding defense in the backcourt between Destini Hutchison, setter Baileah Thompson and Demodesty Williams.

Offensively, Verlean Henderson, Alanni Connor and Aniyah Jelks kept Madisonville’s frontline from getting any easy shots in the middle of the net, while Jashima Smith and Kiki Keith kept the outsides secure.

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.

Mon
10
Oct

Lady Lions take fourth consecutive sweep

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Since being swept by Class 3A, No. 1 ranked Jewett-Leon’s Lady Cougars, Teague fans have much to cheer about as their Lady Lions have been doing the sweeping lately.

Teague recorded their fourth consecutive sweep last Friday night after beating the Elkhart Lady Elks in three sets, 25-15, 25-6, 25-18, to move to 7-1 in district play and one game out of first place behind district leader Jewett-Leon.

Setter Monica Guerrerro led the way with 39 assists, six digs and a kill. 

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
10
Oct

Teague Lions shut out Elkhart Elks 27-0

Mexia News Staff Report

 

It took a little over a quarter of play against the Elkhart Elks last Friday night, before the Teague Lions were able to snap a scoreless tie.

Taking a 7-0 lead before the half, the Lions went on to score 20 unanswered points in the second half to shutout the Elks in district play, 27-0.

Quarterback Antonio Heard led the Lions on the ground with 153 yards on 19 carries for two touchdowns, while passing for 34 yards on three completions for another touchdown.

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
10
Oct

Lady Bulldog’s win tie for first

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Wortham made short notice of the Axtell Lady Longhorns Saturday afternoon in another district road game. The Lady Bulldogs swept Axtell in three sets, 25-10, 25-15, 25-8, to move to 8-1 in district play and setting up the big showdown tonight at home against 8-1 Dawson in a battle for first place.

Against Axtell, Kate Vogel and Hallie Fautt came up huge for the Lady Bulldogs in the match. Vogel finished with nine kills, 14 digs, a blocked shot and five aces.

Fautt was solid on defense with 15 digs and led the team in serve/receives.

Also stepping up her play was sophomore Ashley Mao, having a big match at the net with eight blocks and six kills. She also made three digs, had two assists and two aces.

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
10
Oct

Wortham fall to Timpson 20-7

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Timpson Bears spoiled the Wortham Bulldogs hopes of starting district play with a 1-0 record. Timpson ended up with the 20-7 win in a toughly fought game.

Despite giving up 20 points to the Bears, the Bulldogs defense had an overall good game with three interceptions and a fumble recovery. Cole Shivers led the way with the fumble recovery and one of the interceptions.

Von Tray Cooper and Zach Jones also came up with INTs.

Timpson led 14-7 after the first quarter of play.

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.

Sat
08
Oct

Cats get wiped out by Leopards

By Stephen R. Farris

The Mexia News Sports Editor

Friday night was an all out battle between the Mexia Blackcats and Lorena, but the fourth quarter proved to be more the turning point in the game as the Leopards racked up 20 unanswered points to take the win, 42-14.

It took only 50 seconds for Lorena to tack on their fourth touchdown of the game when Thor Hoffman slipped through the Mexia defense for a 51-yard score to go up 29-14. The Leopards added another with 7:22 to play in the game when Anthony Rodriguez took it in from the one, giving Lorena a 36-15 lead.

The Leopards scored their final touchdown when reserve back Coree Cleveland punched the ball in on a one-yard run.

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

Mon
03
Oct

Mexia Ladycats sweep Athens Lady Hornets in three

By Stephen R. Farris

The Mexia News Sports

 

After opening up district play with a win over Palestine back on Sept. 20, the Mexia Ladycats looked refreshed and on point against the Lady Hornets this past Friday, sweeping Athens in three sets to pick up win No. 2.

Coach Randy Barger continues to use a steady rotation that is working out so far in district play.

Alanni Connor, Aniyah Jelks, Amber Busby, ...

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.

Fri
30
Sep

At the halfway point, district teams get ready to do battle

By Stephen R. Farris

Sports Reporter

 

All six District 9-4A, DII teams took a break from football action this past week, with several still licking their wounds from injuries and hoping to be healed by the time district play begins on Oct. 7.

There have been a lot of surprises during non-district play so far and there will probably be a whole lot more by the end of Week 11.

Robinson currently sits in with the best record at 4-1 and their explosive offense, led by quarterback Chase Allison, has accumulated over 280 points and averaging 56.8 points a game. However, on the other hand, the Rockets defense has given up 43.4 ppg.

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

Wed
28
Sep

Lady Bulldogs make another sweep

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Add another sweep to the list for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs.

The latest victim was the Penelope Lady Wolverines as Wortham won in three sets, 25-20, 25-11, 25-4, to improve to 5-1 in district competition.

Hallie Fautt and Jayde Hamilton did a great job defensively and offensively in the match.

Fautt finished up with 20 digs, while Hamilton recorded two kills and two digs, but also spent a lot of time setting up shots for teammates with 21 assists.

Most of those went to Kate Vogel,...

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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports