Sports

Tue
12
Sep

Lady Bulldogs winning streak continues at 4-0 after defeating district foe Riesel

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs keep rolling right along in district competition, moving to 4-0 on the season after sweeping district foe Riesel in three sets, 25-2, 25-1, 25-4.
As in most matches, the Lady Bulldogs tend to do most of their damage with hard play at the net that results in a ton of kill shots and on defense, with the back court collecting numerous digs.
However, in Saturday’s sweep, it was all done at the service line with the Lady Bulldogs putting up an astounding 46 aces.
Kayla Lansford led the way with 23 aces, Jayde Hamilton - team leader in assists - finished with 19 aces, libero Hallie Fautt served up two, as did setter Darcy Taylor (2).

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Tue
12
Sep

Mexia’s sub-varsity teams move 2-0

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Both Mexia sub-varsity football teams moved to 2-0 on the season after the freshmen shutout Normangee’s junior varsity team last Thursday on the road, 42-0, and the Blackcat JV team defeated Teague at Lions Stadium, 28-8.
Trey Holdman earned Player of the Game honors from the Mexia freshmen coaching staff after his outstanding performance in the Normangee game. Holdman finished with a rushing touchdown, caught a pass for another touchdown and had an interception return for yet another TD.
Teammate B.J. Sunday contributed to the win with a rushing touchdown and passed for another, connecting with Blackcat receiver Christian Clark.
Jarrell Wylie rounded out the touchdown frenzy with one on the ground.
Defensively, the Blackcats came up with two turnovers, a fumble recovery by Brian Lara and Wylie’s interception.

Tue
12
Sep

Coolidge falls to Calvert 38-74

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Calvert Trojans gave the Coolidge Yellowjackets all they could handle Friday night at Coolidge Yellow Jacket Athletic Complex.
The Trojans ended up with a 74-38 win, but Coolidge put up a tremendous fight throughout the game.
The score was close in the first two quarters of play, with Calvert taking a 28-20 lead at the end of one.
Coolidge’s Torrey Hoover got the ball rolling for the Yellowjackets in the first quarter, connecting with Roman Benjamin on a seven-yard touchdown pass to give the team a 6-0 lead.

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Tue
12
Sep

Mexia XC teams adapted, executed: Boy’s XC team takes second

Mexia News Staff Report

Fri
08
Sep

Mexia Blackcats lose in OT

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Friday night’s home opener for the Mexia Blackcats turned out to be a wild fight to the finish, however, it would be the Teague Lions coming out the winner in overtime, 40-33.
Mexia faced a fourth and 13 from the 28-yard line on their overtime possession, but quarterback Travion Carter’s pass to the near side line fell incomplete, thus ending the game.
After Mexia scored on a 14-yard run by running back Jadrian Smith with 3:35 left in the game, Teague managed to use up the clock, putting together a drive down to the Blackcat’s one-yard line.
With less than 00:35 to play, the Lions looked as if they made it in, but the ball came loose and both teams piled onto the ball.
After the referees were able to clear the pile, Teague’s Fred Harper came up with the ball just inside the goal line, allowing the Lions to tie the game at 33-33.

Wed
06
Sep

Wortham takes opening game against Itasca, 29-16

Mexia News Staff Report

Opening day of the Texas High School Football season was a success, despite some schools being affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
For the Wortham Bulldogs, things couldn’t have gone much better as they fought their way to a 29-16 win over the Itasca Wampus Cats at home.
The Bulldogs scored first, taking a 6-0 lead in the opening quarter and holding it into the second until Itasca moved ahead 8-6.
That would be the score going into halftime, however, Wortham returned to the field fired up and ready for action, scoring 15 points in the third quarter to push ahead by 13, 21-8.

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Wed
06
Sep

Lady Bulldogs sweep Axtell in three

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

All the attention last Friday seemed to be focused on the opening weekend of Texas High School Football, which left the Wortham Lady Bulldog volleyball team in a scrabble to get ready for their home match against the Axtell Lady Longhorns.
Not only did the team have to wait for the pep rally to end, topped with an early start due to the Bulldogs playing at home, warming up for the match was out of the question.
Facing those adversities, it didn’t faze the Lady Bulldogs one bit as they swept Axtell in three sets, 25-22, 25-14, 25-8.
Going in with a cold start, the Lady Bulldogs sluggish, missing their first four serves.
However, the girls came back to eventually tie Axtell in the first set and later took a slim lead and held on for a three-point win.

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Wed
06
Sep

A new energy surges Mexia XC

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Fri
01
Sep

Pre-Game Week 2: Mexia vs Teague expected to be close

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
The opening week of Texas High School football was a little dramatic for some schools, less for others, while even more programs are still wondering if they will have a season to play this year after damaging flood waters from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey still lingered after Week 1 of competition.
This week, most all teams above the lower Brazos River resume play in Week 2, with some teams still looking for their first win of the season.
Check out who’s where this week from Class 4A on down to Class 1A, 6-Man teams.

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Fri
01
Sep

Lady Bulldogs pick up first district win in three sets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

It didn’t take long Tuesday evening for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs to pick up their first district win of the season, as they march towards their goal of 20 consecutive playoff appearances in the team’s history.
Wortham disposed of the Mount Calm Lady Panthers in three sets, 25-7, 25-9, 25-4, to move to 1-0 in District 14-2A.
Leading the charge at the net for the Lady Bulldogs was Kayla Lansford with 11 kills and a blocked shot. Lansford inflicted damage on the Lady Panthers at the service line with eight aces and she also pitched in defensively with two digs.
Setter Jayde Hamilton finished the match with 14 assists and five kills, along with a pair of aces serving and two digs on defense.

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