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Wed
24
Feb

Girls' season ends with loss to La Vega

Tee Owens is consoled by teammate Jashima Smith as the Ladycats’ season winds down to an end Tuesday evening, at the hands of the Waco La Vega Lady Pirates.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was a bittersweet ending to another great and exciting season for the Mexia Ladycats, as they end up falling to the hands of the No. 3-ranked La Vega Lady Pirates Tuesday night. Mexia’s girls lost 71-41 in the Class 4A Reg. III regional quarterfinals, held at “The Dome” in Italy.
The No. 6-ranked Ladycats stayed close in the early going until La Vega turned things up a notch behind the shooting of 5’ 10” point guard Calveion “Juicy” Landrum – committed to play with Baylor next season – who finished the opening period with 7 points (two-2-point baskets and a 3-pointer). Teammate Ronadre’ Kendricks also scored 7 in the quarter as the Lady Pirates took a 23-12 lead.
Most of the first half scoring for Mexia was on the shoulders of senior Tee Owens and it wasn’t easy.

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Mon
22
Feb

Ladycats open softball season with run-filled games

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Ladycats opened their softball season by going 4-2-1 overall this past week.
The Ladycats played Valley Mills on the road last Tuesday, defeating the Lady Eagles 14-1.
Priscilla Garcia and McKenzie Bain both collected three hits each for Mexia. Garcia went 3-4 with three runs scored and a RBI.
Bain was perfect at the plate, going 3-3 with two doubles and a triple. She also scored three runs and knocked in three runs.
Tashundra Reeves, Ashton Langley and Gentry Renfro each had two hits. Reeves hit a double and a triple for her two hits.
Overall, Mexia had 19 hits in the win.
On Thursday, the Ladycats fell to Palmer 12-4 in the opening game of the Grandview Tournament.
Bain went 2-2 at the plate with a triple, collecting the only two hits of the game for Mexia.

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Mon
22
Feb

Yellowjackets fall to Muenster in preview game

Mexia News Staff Report

Class 2A’s No. 5 ranked Muenster Hornets surprised Class 1A’s No. 4 ranked Coolidge Yellowjackets Saturday afternoon at the Whataburger Playoff Preview held at Chisolm Trail High School near Fort Worth.
Muenster outscored Coolidge 38-25 in the first half and 32-22 in the second half to win the warm-up game, 70-47.
Coolidge had a tough time against the Hornets 6’ 6” junior Logan Cook, who finished the game with 22 of Muenster’s 50 rebounds, had six assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

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Mon
22
Feb

Powerlifters place well at West Invitational

Mexia News Staff Report

Success continued for Mexia’s powerlifters as the Ladycats finished third out of 21 teams at the West Invitational held at Whitney High School and the boys placed fourth out of 21 teams.
Dani Gauntt and Judy Gonzales both placed first in the 220 and 220 plus Classes respectively, while Karina Rivera finished fourth in the 105 Class, Hope Goodrich was fifth in the 198 Class and Jamie Comer came in sixth in the 220 Class.
For the boys, Darius Dorsey brought home a second place medal in the 165 Class, while teammate Trederek Anglin duplicated Dorsey’s feat with a second place finish in the Super Heavy Weight Class.

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Mon
22
Feb

Soccer team strands Pirates

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

All the Blackcats soccer team needed in Friday night’s home 3-0 home win over the Waco La Vega Pirates was seven minutes.
After a scoreless first half, Mexia scored all three goals in the second half during that time span.
Alan Carbajal got things started with a goal off of a penalty kick.
Victor Garcia scored the second goal of the game from an assist by Carbajal and Emilio Iwabuchi notched the final one with an assist by Tito Rivera.
The Blackcats (4-9-2) are tied with the Pirates for third place in the district standings at 4-3.

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Mon
22
Feb

Ladycats too much for Henderson

Ladycat Soroya Hollie keeps the defensive pressure on one of Henderson’s point guards during Mexia’s area championship win last Friday night over the Lady Lions in Palestine.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

When Henderson entered Wildcat gym in Palestine Friday night, it was clear that the Lady Lions had the height advantage over the No. 7-ranked Mexia Ladycats.
However, a team can have all the height they can bring, but when you leave one of Class 4A’s premier shooters unguarded at your back door, the result becomes an easy 2-point basket.
That’s exactly what happened in the first two periods of play during Mexia’s 66-49 area win over Henderson.
Tee Owens seemed to have an easy go at the basket as Henderson’s post players looked to just move out of her way. She scored 9 of the Ladycats 17 first-period points as Mexia led by 10 going into the second.

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Wed
17
Feb

Mexia girls win despite Owens’ foul troubles

Mexia’s Tee Owens ties up the ball with Lorena’s Michal Bennett during early action of the Ladycats bi-district game with the Lady Leopards Monday night in Waco.

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Down by 10 early in the second period and with Tee Owens picking up her third foul with 5:45 to play before the half, things were beginning to look a little gloomy for the Mexia Ladycats in their bi-district playoff game with Lorena this past Monday night in Waco.
However, Mexia showed just how resilient they are as Soroya Hollie and Jashima Smith stepped up in a big way in that second quarter to get the Ladycats back in the game and eventually take a 55-48 win over the Lady Leopards.
Smith’s defensive work near the basket and Victoria Wright and Kiki Keith keeping Lorena in check along the paint, coupled by Hollie hitting 7 of her game high 11 points in the period helped pull the Ladycats to within 2 with less than 6 seconds before halftime.

Wed
17
Feb

Blackcats fall to Mustangs in final district game

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Tuesday night’s district game between Mexia and Madisonville showcased two teams battling it out on the court for the 18-4A title, with the Blackcats falling to their opponent.
Mexia came in with a 6-1 record in district, one game up on the Mustangs who were at 5-2, but it would be Madisonville coming out on top in their home arena with a 69-62 win and a share of first place with the Blackcats. Mexia will be the No. 2 seed heading into next week’s playoff game with District 17-4A’s No. 3 seed, China Spring.
The Blackcats stepped off to an early lead in the first period, but the Mustangs managed to tie the game late in the quarter and eventually led at the close, 17-14.

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Wed
17
Feb

Gauntt takes first during lifting meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Dani Gauntt, the No. 1 girls’ lifter for Class 4A, Region II, made another first-place finish in the 220 Class at the Blooming Grove Invitational meet held this past Saturday.
Gauntt and fellow Ladycat teammates brought back eight medals from the meet.
Keila Molina (ranked No. 4 in Region II) also finished in first place in the 165 Class and Miranda Candanoza came in sixth in the same class.
Jamie Comer took the No. 3 spot in the 220 Class and Judith Gonzales placed third as well in the 220-plus Class.
Hope Goodrich and Samantha Jacobs finished fourth and fifth in the 181 Class, respectively.
Moe Tome placed fifth in the 123 Class for the Ladycats.
Also competing for Mexia was Meisha McNeil in the 132 Class, along with Ashton Langley and Kelly Tran in the 148 Class.

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Fri
12
Feb

Seniors recognized

Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

Coolidge High School honored their senior basketball players last Tuesday evening in between their district games with the Abbott Panthers. The boy’s team has seven players who will be graduating this spring, while the girl’s team has two. Shown, l-r, are Tavo Rivera, Victor Reyes, Darion McClendon, Ro’derick Calhoun, Wanya’ Jones, Tony Herrerra, Delvin Smith, Maria Ortiz and Adrianna Jones.

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