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Thu
07
Apr

Bulldogs’ rally not enough to take them past Panthers

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
04
Apr

WJHS track teams run in Axtell Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
04
Apr

Ladycats third, Blackcats sixth in Fairfield Eagle Relays

Varsity Ladycat Amber Busby leaps over a hurdle during the 100 meter hurdles Thursday afternoon at the Fairfield Eagle Relays.
Aniyah Jelks takes the stick from teammate Erica Nelms during the junior varsity girls 4x100 meter relay race at the Fairfield Eagle Relays Thursday afternoon.
Malik Keener takes the stick from teammate Darius Dorsey in the second leg of the 4x100 meter relay during Thursday meet held in Fairfield.
Tee Owens has been outstanding so far this season, coming away from the Fairfield Eagle Relays with another first place finish in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump.
Junior varsity Blackcats Fermin Rivera, left, and Angel Escamilla, right, cruise right along in the 3200 meter run at the Fairfield Eagle Relays.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Mexia track teams were back in action Thursday afternoon, competing in the Fairfield Eagle Relays.
The varsity Ladycats finished third overall with 86 points, while the Blackcats wound up in sixth place with 63 points. The junior varsity Ladycats finished in second place at the meet with 118 points overall and the JV Blackcats took top honors in first place with a total of 192 points.
Tee Owens continues her dominance in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump, finishing first in each event. The 4x200 meter relay of Ji’Daija King, Owens, Tyzane Williams and Victoria Wright also finished the event in first place for the varsity team.
The Blackcat varsity team of Jadrian Smith, Nick Chatham, Darius Dorsey and Malik Keener won first place in each the 4x100 meter relay and 4x200 meter relay.
In junior varsity competition, the Ladycats came away with several top finishes.

Mon
04
Apr

Lady Goats blast right past Mexia girls

Mexia’s Tashundra Reeves gets a hit during the Ladycats game with the Groesbeck Lady Goats Saturday in Groesbeck.
Ladycat first baseman Gentry Renfro slides safely into second base during early action of Mexia’s district game against the Groesbeck Lady Goats Saturday morning in Groesbeck.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Rain Friday pushed back the start of the second round of district play between the Mexia Ladycats and the Groesbeck Lady Goats to Saturday morning. Mexia got off to a good start, leading 7-4 going into the bottom of the fifth, but the Lady Goats scored eight runs in the last two innings to win at home, 12-7.
Elaina Molina and Alaysia Cotton got the Ladycats on the board with two runs scored in the top of the second. Erica Beldin and Priscilla Garcia both hit doubles in the inning for Mexia.
Groesbeck picked up their first run in the bottom half of the second when Evie Alfaro doubled and later scored on a single by Emily Garza.
The Lady Goats added three more in the third with Macie Berry, Weishuhn and Alfaro scoring runs to give Groesbeck a 4-3 lead.
Mexia answered with one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to regain the lead, 5-4.

Mon
04
Apr

Groesbeck’s consistent runs lead them past Blackcats

Matthew Gilmore puts the ball in play during Mexia’s district game with Groesbeck Saturday afternoon in Groesbeck.
Mexia pitcher Avery Williams worked five innings against the Groesbeck Goats Saturday afternoon, scattering six hits and giving up two earned runs.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Things looked good early for the Mexia Blackcats after they exploded for five runs in the top of the first inning during their district game on the road against the Groesbeck Goats Saturday afternoon.
But Groesbeck (2-1, 11-8) scored 3 in the second and 5 more in the last three innings to escape the claws of the Blackcats, 8-7.
Mexia’s big first inning began with Darius Dorsey leading off with a hard hit single to right, followed by Eric Wells double to right field.
With two runners on, Case Adair hit a line shot up the middle for a single to score both Dorsey and Wells. Adair ended up on second on a passed ball, then Avery Williams singled to right to get on board. Adair came around to score on the throw, back to the infield.
Bryce Sterling followed that up with a base hit single to left. Jesse Torres reached on a fielder’s choice with Williams scoring while Groesbeck tried to turn a double play.

Mon
04
Apr

Flag day

Contributed photo

Cameron Bowden of Mexia and his uncle, Ben Bowden of Frisco, put together a team of boys from Mexia and Frisco, mostly ages 7 and 8, who had never met each other and never practiced together. They played March 12-13 in a Dallas flag football tournament, with the final two games played in ATT Stadium. Shown here, l-r, are: bottom row: Zach Bowden, Nick Ryalls and Kanon Huhnke, all of Frisco, and Christopher Hernandez of Mexia; middle row: Brice Miller Jr. of Frisco, and Gabriel Solis, Taelin Hancock and Jayden Brown, all of Mexia; top row: coaches Matt Huhnke, Ben Bowden and his nephew Cameron Bowden.

Mon
04
Apr

Coolidge teams off to Chilton

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellowjackets track teams competed in the Chilton High School Pirate Relays Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Yellowjackets varsity team had the best finish of the meet for Coolidge, finishing in fifth place out of 12 teams overall with 41 total points.
Maria Ortiz had a second place finish in the 1600 meter run and placed third in the 800 meter run, while Adrianna Jones took second in the high jump.
Delvin Smith had the only first place finish for the varsity Yellowjackets, finishing on top in the triple jump.
Here are results from the meet:
JV Girls
800 meter run – Natalie Herrera finished sixth with a time of 3:03.96.

Wed
30
Mar

Fairfield clobbers Ladycats Tuesday

Gentry Renfro keeps her eye on the ball at first as Fairfield’s Kealie House approaches the base, during early game action.
Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin winds up for a pitch during Mexia’s district game with Fairfield Tuesday evening at home.
McKenzie Bain puts the ball in play during early action of Mexia’s district game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles Tuesday

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Ladycats put up a battle Tuesday evening at home against the Fairfield Lady Eagles in district play, but ended up falling to their Freestone County competitor, 15-2.
The game started out a little on the rough side in the top of the first inning, as Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin found herself with bases full of Lady Eagle runners with two out and a 3-2 count on the batter.
It was a classic moment between pitcher and batter that has been played out from time-to-time at the Major League Baseball level for the last 100 years or so.
Beldin settled in and delivered a fastball right down the middle of the plate for strike three to get the Ladycats out of the jam.

Wed
30
Mar

Girls take top spot in Dogwood Relays

Mexia News Staff Report

The Ladycats’ varsity track team clipped Palestine by two points to win the Dogwood Relays last Thursday at Palestine’s Wildcat Stadium.
Mexia ended up with 161 points overall, Palestine finished with 159 and Henderson High School came out in third with 150.
Tee Owens had a banner day with first place wins in the 100 meter dash, the high jump and long jump.
Mexia’s relay teams finished first in all three races.
Keiana Keith finished first in the triple jump and Akria West won first place honors in the shot put.
Here are the meet results for the Ladycats.

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Wed
30
Mar

Bulldogs fight past Dawson for another district win

Braxton Whaley making a nice grab at second in time to get the out at first during Wortham’s 3-2 extra-inning district win over Dawson Tuesday night on the road.

Mexia News Staff Report

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