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Mon
05
Oct

Lady Bulldog varsity, JV still undefeated in district play

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs continue to slice through their district competition, finishing the first round with a 6-0 record and 27-6 overall.
It seemed easy up until last Friday evenings home game with the Dawson Lady Bulldogs, who came in unblemished in district play at 5-0.
Wortham fell in the opening set 24-26, but came back and won the next two, 25-17, 25-18, to go up 2-1 at that point. Dawson squeezed out a 25-21 win in the fourth set to even up the match at 2-2.
Wortham showed why they are the No. 3 ranked team in Class 2A by beating Dawson in the fifth and final set, 15-5, to take the win.
Coach Johnny Ward said Dawson played very well and winning a long match like that should help his team down the road.

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Mon
05
Oct

Another good meet showing for Mexia cross-country

Mexia News Staff Report

Diego Rivera continues to push the Mexia Blackcats varsity cross country team ahead, finishing the Waco Connally Meet in third place, while the squad as a whole finished second overall out of 12 teams competing.
Angel Escamilla came in fourth and Carlos Rivera placed in the medals with an 11th place finish out of 94 runners.

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Mon
05
Oct

‘Cats now 3-2 after penalty-heavy 4-pt. loss to Caldwell

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Take away the first quarter of last Friday night’s homecoming game against the Caldwell Hornets and the Mexia Blackcats come away with a 45-28 win.
Throw the 21 points that Caldwell did score in the opening quarter and the Hornets come away with a four-point, 49-45, win.
That’s the reality of how the game turned out as the Blackcats fell to 3-2 during non-district play of the 2015 season.
Despite the loss, the team has a better non-district record than they did going into district play last season. Last year they went in with a 2-3 mark and ended up going 5-0 and 7-4 overall after making it to the first round of the playoffs.

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Wed
30
Sep

‘Cats rested up, ready for Homecoming vs. Caldwell

By Stephen Farris
Mexia News Sports
After getting some much needed rest to recoup from injuries, the Mexia Blackcats (3-1) return to the field this Friday night to host the Caldwell Hornets (2-3). It will also be Mexia’s homecoming game.
So far this season, Darius Dorsey leads the Blackcats in rushing with 32 carries for 247-yards and one touchdown, followed closely by teammate Matron Gerald (24-246-3).
Quarterback Jaylen Gipson has been hampered by an ankle injury since the Robinson game and tried to test it out against Waco La Vega back on Sept. 18, but was replaced by backup Jesse Torres. Gipson could be back for this Friday’s game after getting some rest.
Torres has filled in well as the backup, completing 25 of 45 passes for 319-yards and four touchdowns. Gipson leads the team in passing with 61 completions on 98 attempts for 827-yards and eight TDs.

Wed
30
Sep

Track teams bring home medals

Mexia News Staff Report

The Blackcats cross country team competed in the Ennis Cross Country Meet over the weekend.
Four varsity boys team members placed in the medals and six junior varsity boys each received medals and the first place trophy as a team.
Diego Rivera placed fifth overall for the varsity team, along with Angel Escamilla (6th place), Miguel Pena (7th place) and Carlos Rivera finishing 14th.

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Wed
30
Sep

‘Jackets sting Wortham, 40-3

Mexia News Staff Report The Wortham Bulldogs put up a good fight last Friday night against the Meridian Yellowjackets on the road, but the host team ended up taking the win, 40-8. Wortham kept the game tight in the first quarter only down by seven. Meridian scored another touchdown to go up by 14 until the Bulldogs Jayce Black connected with receiver Tyree Freeman for a Wortham touchdown to cut the Yellowjackets lead down to six after making the two-point conversion. Meridian scored one more time before the half to go into the locker room up 21-8. To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Wed
30
Sep

Lady Goats take Ladycats in three sets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Ladycats are still looking for their first district win of the season and had high hopes of getting it when they visited the Groesbeck Lady Goats Tuesday night, but their Limestone County neighbor to the south had other plans, sweeping Mexia in three sets, 25-19, 25-9, 25-20.
The Ladycats struggled a little in the first set, managing to keep it as close as they could before falling to Groesbeck by six.
The Lady Goats dominated the second set thanks in part to their outside hitting and defensive play at the net.

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Mon
28
Sep

Lady Bulldogs roll past Mart, Penelope; 4-0 in district

Mexia News Staff Report

It’s been smooth sailing so far for the Class 2A, No. 3 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs in district play. Wortham is 4-0 in district after sweeping the Mart Lady Panthers last Tuesday, 25-6, 25-7, 25-18 and the Penelope Lady Wolverines this past Friday night, 25-1, 25-6, 25-10, and improved to 25-6 overall this season.
Friday’s win marked the fourth straight sweep for the Lady Bulldogs and their 16th out of their last 18 district matches, dating back to the 2014 season.
Mart was the only team in their district to get a set win against them last year, both of which were 3-1 wins for the Lady Bulldogs.

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Mon
28
Sep

Blackcats spend time visiting with Mexia’s elders

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Blackcats took last Wednesday off from football practice to spend some time with residents at both Mexia LTC Nursing and Rehab and The Manor.
Residents at both facilities were excited to see the group of young men, bringing smiles and a little joy into their hearts as team members introduced themselves, shook hands and listened to a few stories of days gone by.
Tracy Bennett – a resident at Mexia LTC – wasn’t quite sure about all the excitement that was going on, but couldn’t help but smile with all the unexpected attention he received.

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Mon
28
Sep

Coolidge rallies past slow first half to destroy Watauga

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
In 6-Man football, when a team is down by 20 or more points late in the second quarter it usually indicates that it’s just a matter of time before they get 45-point-ruled by the opposing team.
While it may have looked that way in Coolidge’s game with the Watauga Harvest Christian Academy Saints last Friday night, that scenario never got a real chance to pan out as the Yellowjackets scored 63 unanswered points after being down 39-19, to pull out the win 82-39.
“We were horrible,” said head coach Randy Jones, referring to Coolidge’s play in the first 13:17 of play.
But Jones knows his team is usually a little sluggish to begin games and it takes a little bit of hitting to eventually wake them up.

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