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Fri
20
Nov

Ladycats hold back Teague for win at tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was push and shove, in-your-face basketball action Thursday night between the Mexia Ladycats and the Teague Lady Lions at the Jane Biltz Tournament of Champions basketball tournament held at Corsicana High School.

The Ladycats survived a late fourth-quarter surge by Teague to end up with a 62-46 win to move on to the next round of the winner’s bracket on Friday against Waco High at 1:30 p.m.

In Thursday night’s game, Teague jumped out to a 3-0 lead until Na’Teshia Owens snapped off a 3-point shot to tie the game in the first quarter.

Both teams battled hard in the early going until the Ladycats put together a string of quick baskets, thanks in part to Lady Lion turnovers, to take a 19-11 lead at the end of the first period.

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Wed
18
Nov

Three Ladycats earn all-district honors

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia Ladycats Baileah Thompson, Aniyah Jelks and Alanni Connor were named to the District 18-4A all-district team list that was recently released.
Thompson was named as the district’s Newcomer of the Year, while Jelks earned first team honors and Connor was received second team status.
Fairfield’s Kaci Bachtel was named district MVP, Tra’Dayja Smith of Madisonville and Cali Gawryszewski of Fairfield shared Defensive Player of the Year honors, Sarah Alston was named Offensive Player of the Year, Lauren Cole of Fairfield was named Setter and Mexia’s Baileah Thompson of Mexia was Newcomer, rounding out the superlative selections.

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Wed
18
Nov

Tough road ahead in 'Cats next playoff game

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Three teams – Fairfield, Lorena and Mexia – are left from District 7-4A DII heading into the area round of the 2015 UIL football playoffs this weekend. Fourth seed Groesbeck lost a heartbreaker of a game last Thursday night to Coldspring-Oakhurst, 28-23, after leading late in the game by one.
This week, it’ll be do-or-die time for all three teams with heavy emphasis on the “do,” in order to make it to the third round. For some, the task is not going to be easy.
Fairfield (8-3), winners last week over Diboll, 61-9, will travel to Longview to take on the 9-2 Center Roughriders. Center won easily over Emory Rains in their bi-district game by the score of 51-14.
The Roughriders finished first in District 6-4A DII, losing their only conference game to Gladewater.

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Wed
18
Nov

Girls basketball starts up Thursday night

The girls basketball season is about to go full force for the Mexia Ladycats as they step out onto the court in Corsicana Thursday evening at the 2015 Jane Biltz Tournament of Champions basketball tournament.
The Ladycats open up play against the Teague Lady Lions at 6 p.m. in the main gym at Corsicana High School. Should they win that game, they’ll play the Waco University Lady Trojans at noon on Friday in gym No. 2.
The tournament consists of nine other teams, which includes host Corsicana Lady Tigers, Whitney Lady Eagles, Waco High Lady Tigers, Oklahoma City Storm, Trimble Tech Lady Bulldogs, Trinity Christian, Waller, West Brook and Grandview Lady Zebras.

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Mon
16
Nov

How to Get Tickets for the Playoff Game

Tickets for this Friday night’s playoff football game between the Mexia Blackcats and Gilmer Buckeyes at Mesquite’s Memorial Stadium will go on sale beginning at 1 p.m. today at the administration building.
Pre-sale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
If you wait until Friday night, they will be $8 at the gate.
Mexia will be the visiting team.

Mon
16
Nov

Lessons gel for 'Cats vs. Shepherd

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
When it comes to the playoffs, especially in Texas high school football, one must always play with a lot of heart and soul, hit harder than you have all season, execute plays as near to perfection as you can, toughen up defensively and you can win ball games.
That combination of sorts – along with a few not mentioned – was a big part of Mexia’s success last Thursday night against the Shepherd Pirates (8-3) in completing their first goal as bi-district champs.
“Our guys played tough, played hard and that’s how you win ball games,” said coach Lamonte Chambers, picking up his first playoff win as head coach with Mexia. “Right now we’re 1-0.”
That’s the philosophy Chambers has instilled in his players each week this season … to take one game at a time, prepare, execute and you have a better than average chance to win games.

Mon
16
Nov

Tioga ends Lady Jackets' season

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
11
Nov

Crawford takes down Lady ‘Dawgs

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The deeper a team goes into the playoffs, the harder the competition can get.
The Class 3A No. 3 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs ran into that Monday evening in Hillsboro, at the regional quarterfinals against a scrappy No. 8 ranked Crawford Lady Pirates team, falling in three sets 17-25, 17-25, 15-25.
Wortham led early in the first set 10-7 after Madison Lopez laid down the kill shot that extended the Lady Bulldogs lead to three.
Crawford tied it up midway through at 15 all and eventually took a one point advantage, 18-17, before going on a seven point run to win set No. 1.
The Lady Pirates continued to find the right spots to place the ball and broke an 8-8 tie to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 17-9 down the stretch to take the second set.

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Wed
11
Nov

Coolidge off to regional semifinals

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Adrianna Jones stepped up her play at the right times during Coolidge’s playoff match with the Blum Ladycats Tuesday night in Blooming Grove.
Blum took the Lady Yellowjackets to five sets before Jones smashed down one of her many kill shots in the match, followed by a Ladycats error that gave Coolidge a 3-2 win (25-10, 21-25, 25-18, 15-25, 15-10) and a trip to the Class 1A Region IV regional semifinals in San Angelo this Friday night.
Jones was virtually unstoppable for the Lady Yellowjackets when she played the front line, knocking down kill after kill.
In Coolidge’s third set win, she slammed over four straight kills to give her team a 7-1 advantage early on.

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Wed
11
Nov

Yellowjackets’ season comes to end

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellow-jackets just can’t seem to catch a break as their quest to make the playoffs ended by losing one of their key offensive weapons, running back Matt Krause, before falling to the Abbott Panthers late in the game, 46-32.
All three of the top teams in District 14-1A DI 6-Man finished with an 8-2 record, but only first place Milford (5-0 in district) and Abbott (4-1 in district) get to advance to the post season.
Coolidge battled the Panthers hard in the first half of play, resulting in both teams tied at halftime 26-26.
The Yellowjackets took a six point lead in the third quarter to make the score 32-26.

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