Sports

Fri
28
Apr

Lady Rockets blast Ladycats 20-1 in bi-district playoff

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It wasn’t the ending the Mexia Ladycats wanted to see for their season, as they fell to the Robinson Lady Rockets in a one-game bi-district playoff Thursday afternoon at Waco ISD Stadium, 20-1.
Robinson came out with the hot bats in the top of the first, scoring 12 runs to start the game.
Defensively, Gabby Jacobs made a great play near the fence on the warning track in right field for the first out in the inning. Jacobs leaped up, stretching her arm above the fence line to snag the ball in the tip of her glove as it looked to be heading out of the park.
Mexia avoided being shutout as Priscilla Garcia led off the bottom of the first for the Ladycats, with a solo home run over the right-center field fence for the team’s only run of the inning.
The Ladycats held the Lady Rockets scoreless in the second inning.

Wed
26
Apr

Ladycats prepare for playoff round against Robinson

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats played a warmup game with the Whitney Lady Wildcats on Monday evening.
Mexia battled hard, playing good defense and holding off the Lady Wildcats until the fourth, when Whitney crossed the plate with two runs to take the lead.
They added one more in the sixth as the Lady Wildcats ended up with the 3-0 win.
Mexia was held hitless at the plate, but made up for it with some great defensive work in the field, despite falling to the Lady Wildcats.

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Wed
26
Apr

Determination prevails over size

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Standing at 4’ 11” tall, Wortham freshman Nikki Boney - nicknamed “Mighty Mouse” by one of her basketball coaches last season - has made a dynamite impact on the Bulldogs track program this year, setting a modern-day school record in the 3200-meter run and earning her first ever trip to the regional track meet this weekend in Palestine.
At the start of the season, she was a little intimidated competing at the varsity level, but once she had a couple of races under her belt, Boney had the competition trying to play catchup to her.
“It kind of scared me,” she explained, talking about competing at the varsity level. “Once you get out there with everybody else, I felt, ‘I might have this.’”
Even though she has her bearings down now, it’s still a little scary for her, but no-where near what it was at the beginning of the season.

Wed
26
Apr

Reeves, Chatham heading to regional track meet

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News

It’s been a tough season for the Mexia Blackcats track team, suffering through some injuries but the teams will be represented at the regional level this weekend in Huntsville by Tashundra Reeves, who’ll be competing in the girls shot put and Nick Chatham, who is running in the 100-meter dash.
Reeves, a three-sport athlete, juggling basketball, softball and track earlier this season, but is down to just softball and track at the moment.
She was busy Tuesday afternoon getting in some practice time with coach Randy Barger, working on technique and distance.
Reeves, a junior, has been competing in the shot put since her seventh grade year and this trip will mark her third consecutive year going to regionals.

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Wed
26
Apr

Wortham’s winning streak falls to Mart

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs hosted the Mart Panthers in district baseball action Tuesday afternoon.
Wortham entered the contest with a six-game winning streak, going up against the district’s first place team.
The two teams met earlier in the season, with the Bulldogs falling to the Panthers in a one-run game in Mart.
In Tuesday’s game, Mart jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first inning and scored in every inning afterwards to come out on top, 12-1.
Cole Shivers scored the lone run for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the first, knocked in by Braxton Whaley, who finished 1-1.

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Tue
25
Apr

Wortham winning streak continues

Mexia News Staff Report

Make it six straight wins for the Wortham Bulldogs varsity baseball team, as they steamrolled their way to a 13-2 win over the Mount Calm Panthers last Friday night on the road.
The much needed win helps the Bulldogs keep pace with district front runners Mart (11-1, 15-2-1) and Riesel (10-2, 17-3) with two games remaining before the playoffs begin next week.
Wortham (9-3, 14-6) has a stronghold on the No. 3 seed and will host current No. 1 seed in the district, Mart, this afternoon and close out the regular season against the Hubbard Jaguars (3-9, 8-15) this Friday evening on the road.
Mart was the last lose for the Bulldogs, before going on their six-game win streak, and that was by one-run, 5-4, on the road. Wortham actually held a 3-1 lead late into the game against the Mart nine.

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Fri
21
Apr

Mexia Blackcats find end of the road

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats needed a big win against the Athens Hornets, an upset at the least, as their east Texas counterpart was undefeated in district play and especially since the Fairfield Eagles were also playing a game Wednesday night as well.
What was on the line?
The final playoff spot in District 18-4A, which brings us back to the “if” scenarios.
Unfortunately for the crimson and black, the Hornets came out on top of Wednesday’s contest, 7-0.
Even more unfortunate was the text I received not too long after their game was over,…

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Wed
19
Apr

Coolidge sending 15 track athletes to regionals

Mexia News Staff Report

Coolidge was the host high school for the area track meet last week.
In the varsity boy’s division, Jordan Brown finished second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.35 and Torrey Hoover also placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.10.
Both will be advancing to the regional meet.
Juan Acevedo finished eighth in the 400-meter dash.

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Wed
19
Apr

Wortham wins fifth straight win

Mexia News Staff Report

Celebrating senior night at the ball park, the Wortham Bulldogs continued their hot streak in district play, picking up their fifth straight win and their second of the season over the Coolidge Yellowjackets at home, 7-2.
Zach Jones, Jayce Black and Ethan McCoslin led the Bulldog attack.
Jones went 2-2 with a walk, three runs scored and a RBI, while Black finished with two hits, including a double and two runs batted in and McCoslin’s lone hit was a RBI triple. He also had a walk in the game as well.
Wortham opened up the first frame with a pair of runs after Cole Shivers walked and Jones singled to right. Black doubled to center to score Shivers, then McCoslin hits into a fielder’s choice that allowed Jones to cross home plate on the next play.

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Tue
18
Apr

“Ifs” come into play for Blackcats

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

With the final playoff spot in District 18-4A on the line Friday afternoon, the Mexia Blackcats were looking to repeat their March 28 performance against district rival Fairfield.
In that game, the Blackcats walked away with a 13-3 road win over the Eagles. It also marked the last district win for Mexia.
However, in Friday’s game, things didn’t go quite as well as anticipated for the home team Blackcats as Fairfield (4-18, 1-5) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the second and held off the fighting Blackcats to end up with a 4-2 win, forcing a tie for the No. 4 playoff seed.

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