Sports

Fri
20
Oct

Mexia falls to Connally late in the fourth

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Penalties seemed to rule the night during the Mexia Blackcats 16-8 loss to district rival, Waco Connally.
Mexia took an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter, stopping Waco Connally’s quarterback from getting out of the end zone for the defensive safety.
The Blackcats had a chance to score a short time later, but couldn’t punch the ball in against the stiff Cadet defense.
Early in the second quarter, Mexia’s Ty Gamble recovered a fumble deep in Connally’s end of the field, picking up the ball and running it in for the score, but the extra-point attempt failed and the Blackcats settled for the 8-0 lead.

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Wed
18
Oct

Week 8 Preview: Expect the unexpected with Mexia’s rising offense, defense

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Wed
18
Oct

Ladycats fight to overcome Madisonville in 3-1 victory

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
Going into Tuesday night’s match with the Madisonville Lady Mustangs, the Mexia Ladycats had their hands full, especially playing in their gym, but hung on to pick up their fifth district win in four sets, 22-25, 25-11, 25-23, 25-23.
Mexia struggled from the start and quickly found themselves down by eight mid-way in the first set, 10-18.
The Ladycats climbed back in after Keiana Keith smashed a kill shot and Precious Daily served up a few points to cut Madisonville’s advantage down to two at 22-24, but an untimely hitting error by Mexia helped the Lady Mustangs to the win and they led the match 1-0.

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Wed
18
Oct

Bulldogs fall to Timpson, 36-6

Mexia News Staff Report

Wortham hosted the Timpson Bears last Friday night at Bulldog Stadium, hoping to start district play with a win, but the visiting team ended up on top, 36-6.
The Bulldogs trailed 14-0 at the end of the first quarter of play.
Wortham scored their only touchdown of the game in the second quarter, when running back Stephon Ester took it in, but the extra-point conversion failed.
Timpson extended their lead heading into the locker room, leading 22-6.
The Bears added two more touchdowns in the third to go up by 30 and neither team scored in the final quarter of play.

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Tue
17
Oct

Mexia Boys XC finish second in district

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The regular season has come to a close for high school cross country and the Mexia Blackcats will be sending several athletes to compete at the regional meet coming up, including the varsity boys team after they finished second overall at the district meet last week in Fairfield.
Varsity team member Diego Rivera was up to his record setting antics during the meet. He set a new school record and a personal best time of 16:26, placing second in district and qualified for regionals individually, according to head coach Britney Dietz.
Also qualifying individually was Lalo Ortiz, who finished eighth in district.
Members of the boys team that will be competing are Angel Escamilla, Danny Prado, Juan Hernandez, Phillip Lejeune and Manny Acevedo.

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.

Tue
17
Oct

Wortham’s wins at baker’s dozen

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Tue
17
Oct

Lady Bulldogs: 52 straight sets without a loss after defeating Riesel

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Fri
13
Oct

Crimson and black come from behind in fourth for win in opening district game

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Thu
12
Oct

Week 7 Preview: Defense will be key in opening district games

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Week 7 the slates are technically wiped clean for District 9-4A DII as all six teams have finished up their non-district schedule, had a little time off to recoup and are now ready to begin conference play this Friday night.
The Mexia Blackcats open district play against the Lorena Leopards on the road, Fairfield travels to Salado and Waco Connally visits Robinson. The Wortham Bulldogs will host the Timpson Bears as district play begins for 11-2A DII and in six-man football, Coolidge has the night off before starting district play next Friday night, Oct. 13.
Here’s a look at some of the area games taking place this Friday night.

Thu
12
Oct

Mexia Varsity, JV boys XC finish first

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
Mexia cross country coach Britney Dietz had a lot to smile about last Saturday, as the varsity boys team came home from the Golden Eagle Run in Fairfield with the first-place trophy, as did the junior varsity boys team and the varsity girls team finished third out of nine teams competing.
Diego Rivera, Lalo Ortiz and Angel Escamilla all finished in the top 10 of the varsity boys race.
Rivera came in second out of the field of 59 competitors, finishing in a time of 17:07.04. Ortiz placed fourth with his time of 17:48.32 and Escamilla took seventh with a time of 17:53.37.
Danny Prado and Manny Acevedo made the top 20 for the varsity. Prado took the No. 14 spot with a time of 18:42.17, while Acevedo crossed the finish line at No. 16 with a time of 18:49.81.

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