Sports

Fri
26
May

Blackcat Shemar High signs with Mountain View College

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
22
May

Coker to take head baseball job in Wortham

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After spending the last two seasons as the head baseball coach here at Mexia, Chad Coker will trade in his crimson and black uniform for the royal blue and white of the Wortham Bulldogs. Coker, who’s contract at Mexia ends this school year, was recently hired by Bulldog athletic director/head football coach Chris Tobola.
Coker - a Nacona High School and Tarleton State University graduate - coached at Rosebud-Lott and Rio Vista prior to being hired at Mexia.
He comes from a family of baseball coaches. His dad served as head baseball coach and athletic director when Coker played at Frost High School. His two brothers, an uncle and a cousin have all coached baseball as well. He is also familiar with many of the teams in the district and surrounding areas.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
22
May

Reeves still all smiles

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It’s been a little more than a week since the 2017 UIL State Track and Field Championships took place, and while most of the athletes that competed are looking forward to the summer vacation, Mexia athlete Tashundra Reeves is already making plans for a return trip next year.
As a junior competing in the Class 4A girls shot put, Reeves earned her first trip ever to the track championships this season, which was held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
She finished second at the Class 4A Region III regional meet held in Huntsville and was the No. 5 seed out of the four regions heading into the state competition.
Reeves put in a lot of extra work between the two meets, beating out a lot of the senior competition in Austin where she finished second in the shot put event, earning the silver medal and the No. 2 spot in the entire state for Class 4A.

Fri
19
May

Black, Jones take FB skills to next level

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The high school football careers of Wortham Bulldogs Jayce Black and Zach Jones has officially come to a close, but the dynamic duo will now begin their new journeys at the college level.
Black, who played receiver on offense for the Bulldogs, was the team’s leading wideout with 58 catches for 754 yards and nine touchdowns yards this past season.
He’ll use the skills learned at Wortham where he holds the school records for career pass receptions, career receiving yards, season pass receptions, season receiving yards and single game receptions, to help out the offense at Howard Payne University this coming fall.
“I’m a little nervous,” Black said, at the signing held Wednesday morning at the Wortham ISD auditorium. “I feel like I can come in and compete, just like I did here.”

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
15
May

Wortham Bulldogs finish 16-9 after loss in area playoffs

Mexia News Staff Report

The baseball season came to a close for the Wortham Bulldogs this past weekend, as they were swept by the Bosqueville Bulldogs, 11-1 and 5-3, in a best two out of three Class 2A area playoff series.
Wortham made a great run this season, finishing the year at 16-9 under head coach Chris Tobola and his dad, assistant coach Frank Tobola.
The Bulldogs were the No. 3 playoff seed from District 16-2A, behind front runners Mart and Riesel, both advancing to the regional quarterfinals after winning their area matchups over the weekend.
In Wortham’s opening area round game Friday, Bosqueville jumped out to a 7-0 lead, scoring in each of the first four innings.
The Bulldogs (Wortham) finally broke the shutout with a run in the top of the fifth, when Ethan McCoslin scored on a fielder’s choice by Anthony Perez to make it a 7-1 ball game.

Mon
15
May

Reeves takes silver at state

Mexia News Staff Report

Fri
12
May

Thompson named to ASC first team

Mexia News Sports

Fri
12
May

Johnson, Ballard sharing the magic

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
10
May

Reeves: “I knew I could do it”

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Hard work and a competitive spirit has been the catalysis over the past couple of months for Mexia athlete Tashundra Reeves.
The high school junior’s efforts have paid off as she’ll be competing at the UIL state track and field meet that begins today through Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin.
Reeves, who placed second in the shot put at the Class 4A Region III meet, will have the chance on Friday to bring back the gold medal to Mexia.
Juggling three sports this winter – basketball, softball and track – Reeves managed to get in practice time for the shot put in between sports, averaging about 37 feet (give or take a few inches) at the last few meets. At the regional meet she set a personal best with a throw of 40-8.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
10
May

CHS returns to state track meet

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Coolidge High School will be represented for the seventh consecutive year at the UIL state track and field meet to be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin, as the girls 4x100 meter relay team search of the gold medal.
Last season, the team of Taysia Kirven, Adrianna Jones, Sophia Ortiz and Tionna Kirven placed second at the state meet, finishing with a time of 50.49, just hundredths of a second behind the team from Burton, who set a new Conference 1A record with their time of 49.97.
This year’s team has three runners returning, both Taysia and Tionna Kirven and Ortiz. The trio is joined by freshman runner Tirayae Henry, with Jada Hayes serving as an alternate.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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