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Mon
17
Mar

Fairfield takes out Blackcats 8-1; Palestine up next


Mexia shortstop Case Adair gets ready to try and tag out Fairfield’s Colby Minze at second during early action of Friday night’s game. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Darius Dorsey’s single in the top of the sixth kept the Blackcats from being the victim of a no-hitter during Friday night’s 8-1 district loss to the Fairfield Eagles.
Mexia’s lone run came in the top of the sixth with two out. Brady Walker had reached base on a fielder’s choice. Avery Williams, who was still in the game playing in centerfield after pitching the first four and a third innings, got on base after an error by the Eagles first baseman, moving Walker over to second. Blake Lewis’ single to left scored Walker and moved Williams over to second, but the inning ended after Josh York fell victim to one of Fairfield pitcher Chance Carroll’s 19 strikeouts.
Carroll carried a no-hitter for five and two-thirds innings before giving up the single to Dorsey.

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Wed
12
Mar

Blackcats tennis team plays hard in Corsicana


Mexia’s Ling Ni, left, and Jennifer Ugarte, right, discuss their strategy during their Girls A Doubles match Friday morning at the Corsicana Spring Break Slam held at Corsicana High School. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Blackcats tennis team participated in the Corsicana Spring Break Slam this past weekend.
Mexia played hard facing off against some of the top teams in the state at the meet.
The team finished in the No. 13 spot out of the field of 15, putting forth a great effort in the day long match that was played at three different locations in Corsicana.
Nemesis Robles represented Mexia in Boys A Singles and Victor Olivas played in the Boys B Singles bracket.
Colton Brady and Nefy Baldantin teamed up in Boys A Doubles, while Alex Lin and Rafael Paz played in the Boys B Doubles.

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Wed
12
Mar

Ladycats come up short in back-and-forth Fairfield game


Ladycats third baseman McKenzie Bain lays down a bunt in early action of Mexia’s game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles Tuesday afternoon. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Cheyenne Thompson blasted a three-run homer high over the right centerfield fence to give the Mexia Ladycats a 4-1 lead in the top of the second, but the Fairfield Lady Eagles kept chipping away and eventually pulled out an 8-7 win in the last inning of Tuesday afternoon’s district opener.
Mexia scored the majority of their runs in the first four innings and held a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the fourth.
Fairfield’s Caitlyn Stone, who drew a walk to lead off the inning, scored on Kayla Mitchell’s triple to centerfield. Mitchell ended up staying at third the rest of the inning after a great play was made by the Ladycats left fielder, Tyzane Williams, who made a running catch on a blooper over shortstop for an out and pitcher Dashia Forge got two Lady Eagle batters at the plate on strikeouts to end the inning.
Fairfield ended up tying the game in the bottom of the fifth with two outs.

Mon
03
Mar

Blackcats fall, ump’s ruling a shock


Mexia pitcher Zack Reece tries to pick off a Blooming Grove base runner as he throws to first baseman Avery Williams. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
After making it to the championship a year ago, but forfeiting the final game of the Blooming Grove Baseball Tournament to head down to Austin in support of the Ladycats in the Girls’ State Basketball Championship game, Mexia got another shot on Saturday.
The host Lions had also been waiting a year to play an opponent in the title contest of their tournament, winning this year’s long awaited game by the score of 14-4.
Zack Reece started off on the mound for the Blackcats, keeping his pitches down and looked good through the first couple of innings, giving up only one run on three hits.
The Lions figured out his method in the bottom of the third, scoring six runs in the inning before Jesse Torres took over pitching duties to get the last out.

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Mon
03
Mar

Blackcats’ season ends as No. 3 Yates comes out ahead


Mexia’s Tyrik Ray, right, swoops in to try and snag the rebound away from Yates J.C. Washington, while Trey Barstow keeps a Lions player blocked out of the play. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 15 state ranked Mexia Blackcats basketball season came to an abrupt halt on Friday night at the hands of the No. 3 ranked Houston Yates Lions, 87-69, in front of a packed house at Bernard J. Johnson Coliseum on the campus of Sam Houston State University.
Yates, with a clear height advantage, used their quickness, speed and depth to accelerate to a 13-9 lead at the end of the first period, in what looked to be more of a defensive game than offense.
When the Lions went to a smaller lineup in the second period, the Blackcats turned up the heat and were able to pull ahead in the game, thanks to the inside play of their two forwards Damian Mathews and LaVictor McKnight.
Mathews poured in 14 points in the period, while McKnight hit six, including a slam dunk with 2:16 left in the half.

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Wed
26
Feb

On a roll: ‘Cats on to regional semifinals

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 15-ranked Blackcats were able to wear down their speedy counterpart, Pollok Central, Monday night to take a 78-56 win, while advancing to the regional semifinal game this Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m. at Sam Houston State’s Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Despite appearances, the Pollok Central Bulldogs matched up fairly well against Mexia and showed a lot of quickness early on, going up 20-19 at the end of the first quarter after Tyler McHenry’s three-pointer with five seconds left.
Coach Tony Leamon’s team regrouped in the second period with hard-nosed defensive play.
After the Bulldogs opened up the period with a bucket, the Blackcats Danny Huckaby hit two quick baskets to give Mexia a one point lead at 23-22.

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Wed
26
Feb

Coolidge falls to Huckabay


Coolidge guard Delvin Smith faces a tough shot with the hand of Huckabay’s Garrett Stewart blocking his view. Smith led all scorers with 36 points Tuesday night. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 13 Coolidge Yellowjackets charged out to a 21-16 lead in the first quarter of play in Tuesday night’s regional quarterfinals game with No. 14 Huckabay Indians, but the rims at Charger gym in Keene proved to be unkind to the Limestone County team as they ended up falling in the end, 88-80.
After taking the five point advantage the Yellowjackets got into some early foul trouble along with free throw shooting difficulties.
Huckabay, with a slightly taller lineup, was able to work the boards well enough to end up with second – and sometimes third – chance shot opportunities that kept them in the game all night long.
The Indians came back in the second quarter to end up with a one point lead at halftime, 34-33, but that too came with a price as some of their key players were also in foul trouble.

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Wed
26
Feb

Wortham boys' season ends


From a spirited send-off to a tough loss and emotional ending, the Wortham Bulldogs had a great season but came up short in the end with a 56-61 loss to the Rapaport Ravens. They are shown here celebrating with their bidistrict championship and area qualifier trophy. Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

From a spirited send-off to a tough loss and emotional ending, the Wortham Bulldogs had a great season but came up short in the end with a 56-61 loss to the Rapaport Ravens. They are shown here celebrating with their bidistrict championship and area qualifier trophy.
Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

Wed
19
Feb

Blackcats fell Lumberjacks, area next


Tyrik Ray heads to the basket in mid-air during third quarter action of Mexia’s bi-district playoff game with Diboll. Ray hit two clutch three-pointers in the period to help swing the game’s momentum in the Blackcats favor. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The No. 15 ranked Blackcats are off to a great start in the playoffs after dispensing with the Diboll Lumberjacks, 76-59, to win the bi-district round Tuesday night at Sam Houston State University’s Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Mexia scored 25 points in the first quarter, led by Trey Barstow with five. Five other Blackcat players pitched in four points each as they led 25-13.
The second period was all Blackcats up until the final few minutes of the half.

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Mon
17
Feb

Girls season ends in area playoff loss to Madisonville


Bre Stoner (No. 23 in white) crashes in to take the ball away from a Madisonville player during Mexia’s area playoff game Friday night. Stoner played some tough defense all night long, but the Lady Mustangs ended up taking the game from the Ladycats, 56-45, thus ending Mexia’s season. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

Get the rebound and hurl the ball down court to a sprinting Lady Mustang seemed to be the plan used by Madisonville Coach Shana Taylor to overcome the aggressive pressure defense of the Mexia Ladycats.
Madisonville ended the Ladycats season on Valentine’s Day, 56-45, in an area playoff game played at Jewett-Leon High School.
Mexia started Friday’s game as usual, high pressure defense and moving the ball on offense, but Madisonville kept the middle closed off to point guards Tee Owens, Bre Stoner and Taylor Porter, forcing the Ladycats to take more outside shots. The only thing was the outside shots weren’t finding the net as planned – or little as the cylinder allowed, clanging off the rim and into Lady Mustang hands, often times resulting in fast break points.

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