Sports Briefs

Blackcat football gear pickup coming up
High school football season is fast approaching and that means Mexia Blackcat players will need to get ready soon to pick up equipment.
Seniors will need to report to the field house to pick up equipment on Tuesday, July 29.
Juniors should report to the field house for equipment pick-up on Wednesday, July 30.
Freshmen and sophomores need to report to the field house to receive their equipment on Aug. 1.
Equipment pick-up time will be from 8 a.m. until noon each of the dates assigned.
First day of practice is scheduled for Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. Players should report to the field house no later than 3:30 p.m.

Football tickets sale schedule announced
Mexia Blackcat 2014-15 season football tickets go on sale to option holders Monday-Friday, Aug. 11-15, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, Superintendent’s Office, 616 N. Red River. The following week, Monday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 23, season tickets go on sale to the general public from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the same location.
General admission tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 27, for the first game at Blackcat Field. MISD will sell general admission tickets every Wednesday through Friday starting at 8 a.m. at all the schools.
There are five home games this season and prices are: season, $35; reserved, $7; general admission, $5; students, $3. No student tickets will be sold at the gate. Ticket sales end at 2 p.m. each Friday so that reports can be completed.

YMCA hosts youth summer hoops tourney
Waco Doris Miller Family YMCA will have a youth summer basketball tournament Aug. 1-2 at the YMCA in Waco Texas. Grade divisions are 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, boy and girl divisions, grade completed in May. Cost is $125 team fee. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 30. For information, call 254-752-1605 or Curtis at 254-747-5791. Teams must call to confirm their entry and pay the fees when they arrive for the tournament.