Sports

Wed
10
Aug

Ladycats (1-0)sweep Wortham Lady Bulldogs

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats were supposed to open the season at home on Tuesday, but ongoing air conditioning repair work at the high school forced the team to switch their match with the Wortham Lady Bulldogs to Wortham instead.

The change didn’t phase Mexia one bit, as they ended up sweeping the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, to start the new season at 1-0.

Coach Randy Barger’s Ladycats used a variety of offensive and defensive sets to secure the win, getting great play from the front line.

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Wed
10
Aug

Blackcats start first scrimmage on the road

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The 2016 football season officially starts this Friday night as the Mexia Blackcats get their first taste in a scrimmage with former district rival, the Palestine Wildcats on the road.

The junior varsity and freshmen teams kick things off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity scrimmage at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Lamonte Chambers has been pleased so far with practices and the eagerness of his players getting into pads on Friday and showing a lot of hard-hitting physical play.

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Wed
10
Aug

Teague Lady Lions open season 2-0

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Teague Lady Lions opened up the season Tuesday afternoon in a dual match with both Palestine and Groesbeck.

The Lady Lions swept the Ladycats in their match opener, 3-0.

In their second match, Teague outlasted host Groesbeck in five games for another win, 25-15, 25-10, 25-27, 20-25, 16-14, to start the season 2-0.

The Lady Lions received strong play from seniors Katherine Higgins, Lori Massey and Monica Guerrero.

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Mon
08
Aug

It is time to get your game face on

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News photo

 

After nearly a week of practicing in shorts and t-shirts, the Mexia Blackcats football team put the pads on for the first time this season last Friday.

While some teams may give their players a little time (a day or so) to adjust to the pads and heat, the Blackcats dove head first into drills and into physical contact.

Players and coaches were fired up on Friday as the team went straight into contact drills, featuring head-to-head competition with linemen, linebackers and running backs.

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Mon
08
Aug

Hutchinson can dig it. Can you?

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Ladycats dived into preseason play Friday and Saturday, playing scrimmages in Fairfield and Waco.

Mexia is without a dedicated head volleyball coach, but girl’s coordinator and head basketball coach Randy Barger will be stepping in until the district hires someone else.

Barger is no stranger to coaching volleyball for the school and is filling in nicely as he works to get the team ready for opening night this evening against the Wortham Lady Bulldogs.

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Wed
03
Aug

Two-a-days: Hotter than blazes

By Stephen R. Farris

The Mexia News Sports

Hot was an understatement as Mexia football and volleyball athletes began practice Monday.

While being inside, one would think the Ladycats had the cool end of the deal, but that wasn’t the case as work is still taking place on the school and gymnasium’s air conditioning systems.

Gym doors were open providing a little air to circulate inside the gym while the Ladycat players practiced.

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Wed
03
Aug

Williams signs with Prairie View A&M University Panthers

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

Sometimes bigger opportunities surprise you out of nowhere.

That was, somewhat, the case with former Mexia Blackcat Avery Williams over the summer.

Williams, a standout baseball, football and track athlete for the Blackcats, had signed in the spring to play baseball at Jarvis College just outside of Tyler.

That all changed while he was playing summer ball with the Waco Heat.

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Wed
27
Jul

Mexia Ladycats 15U team emerged TTAS’s No. 2 in state

By Brian Hullum

Special to the Mexia News

The Mexia Ladycats entered into the district playoffs with a 10-0 record while outscoring their opponents 135-3. 

They traveled to Jewett to play in the Texas Teenage Association of Softball’s District 6 area tournament with seven other teams from the surrounding area, where they finished in third place behind Grapeland and Rusk. 

They defeated Hillsboro 12-0 in their first game and lost 6-1 to Grapeland in their second. They bounced back strong and defeated Fairfield 11-2 and then defeated Troup 10-9 in a dramatic come from behind victory. 

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Wed
27
Jul

Teague ‘Stacks’ it up

The Teague Stacks finished in third place in the TTAS 10U state softball tournament that was held July 18-22, here in Groesbeck. Pictured, in no particular order, are Delainey Long, Reese Stacks, Annie Oakes, Jacey Evans, Korree Risken, Bryleigh Whittington, Keely Mathis, Linsey Satterwhite, Kaylee Cuevas, Madox Mitchael and Kennedy Lane. Coaches are Colin Stacks, Tommie Oakes and Jesse Cuevas. Not pictured are players Layla Richardson and Jayci Phillips.

Courtesy of Angela Crane

 

Mon
25
Jul

Coaching shakeup at Wortham sees old favorites, new blood

Mexia News Sports

For the past three seasons, Wortham head volleyball coach Johnny Ward has been instrumental in keeping the Lady Bulldogs’ 20 consecutive playoff appearances alive, but at the close of the 2015-16 school year, he decided to step down and return to his hometown of Fairfield to coach and teach.

During his tenure, Ward led the team to two regional quarterfinal appearances and an area appearance, including back-to-back undefeated seasons in district play.

“I’ll definitely miss the kids and community,” said Ward. “But I expect big things from the Lady Bulldogs for the next several years!”

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