Sports

Fri
08
Dec

A scoring frenzy by Ladycats

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Ladycats had 11 of their 12 players get in on the scoring action as coach Randy Barger’s team won their opening game of the Fairfield Invitational Thursday afternoon, defeating Limestone County neighbor, Groesbeck, 67-28.
Mexia got out to a 7-0 lead early in the game before closing out the first period with a 17-8 advantage. The Ladycats outscored Groesbeck in the second, 20-9, led by Yazmine Green’s eight points and DeModesty Williams six, as Mexia led at the half, 30-17.
A balanced scoring attack in the third by the Ladycats, pushed their lead total to 47-21 at the end of the third, then in the fourth, Mexia added 20 more to end the game with the 39-point victory.

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Wed
06
Dec

Blackcats meet challenge defeating China Spring 52-50

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mexia head coach Andre Latouche knew going into Tuesday night’s matchup with China Spring, that the basketball game could pose a challenge for the Blackcats, especially playing them on their home court.
“It’s going to be tough,” said Latouche after last Saturday’s Bumblebee Classic championship game. “They’ve got all their football players on the court now, so it’s going to be a challenge.”
Challenge it was, but the end result turned out in Mexia’s favor as they slipped by the Cougars, 52-50, to move to 6-0 on the season.
The Blackcats held an 11-10 lead at the end of the first period and went into the locker room at the half, still in charge with the score 26-20. Both teams opened up their offensive scoring in the third period with each team knocking in 17 each. Mexia led 43-37 going into the fourth period and had to hold off the Cougars, who outscored them in the final frame 13-9.

Wed
06
Dec

Mexia Ladycats upset Teague Lady Lions 51-47

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
04
Dec

Coolidge cleans up at Thrall Tournament

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
04
Dec

Mexia Blackcats bring it all to the court for the Bumble Bee Classic Championship

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Prince Campbell scored 19 and Chris Mathews poured in 17 as the crimson and black defeated the Academy Bees Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the Bumble Bee Classic.
Campbell - a transfer from New Orleans - dominated the Bees in the first period of play, scoring Mexia’s first 10 points of the game as the Blackcats led 10-0 early on.
It was an all-around scoring effort in the period by the Blackcats as Travion Carter connected on a pair of three-points, Mathews adding six-points and both Ty Gamble and Jaden Proctor hitting a bucket each as Mexia led 26-10 at the close.
Head coach Andre Latouche allowed his bench a lot of playing time in the second period, in which the Blackcats closed out the half with a comfortable 36-22 lead.
Campbell and Mathews were at it again in the third, combining for 13 of the Blackcats points in the quarter, pushing Mexia’s lead to 51-34.

Fri
01
Dec

Coolidge coaches Ware, Cooper, Scheler honored District 14-1A Coach of the Year

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

This fall was an amazing ride for the Coolidge Yellowjackets football team and well noticed by the coaches in District 14-1A, as coach Wayne Ware and his coaching staff of Brian Cooper and Kevin Scheler were honored with the Coach of the Year award.
Other superlatives went to Roman Benjamin (Newcomer of the Year), Torrey Hoover (Offensive MVP) and Juan “J.J.” Acevedo (Defensive MVP).
Benjamin came on late in the season to make 11 catches for 220 yards and six touchdowns for Coolidge, while Hoover led the team in rushing with 151 carries for 1,811 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was also the team’s passing leader, completing 40 passes on 53 attempts for 819 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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Fri
01
Dec

Mexia Blackcats make easy transition to basketball

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats have officially traded the cleats for hi-tops as the 2017-18 basketball season kicked off at the Little River Academy Tournament on Thursday.
Mexia won both of their games Thursday, defeating the Mumford Mustangs, 49-37, then closed out the day by beating Leander Glenn, 57-32.
In the game against Mumford, Mexia trailed after the first period of play, 15-10, but came back in the second as defense played a big part, to take the lead at halftime, 19-17. The Blackcats held Mumford to just two points in the second period.
Mexia came out firing in the third, with Chris Mathews leading the charge with eight of the Blackcats 18 points in the period and extending their two-point lead to eight at 37-29.
Mexia’s defense shut down Mumford in the fourth, allowing just eight points as the Blackcats went on to win by 12.

Fri
01
Dec

Wortham Lady Bulldogs keep winning streak alive at 4-0

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated at 4-0 thus far, finishing Day 1 of the 87th Annual Avalon Basketball Tournament with huge win over the Live Oak Classical Lady Falcons, 37-15
Coach Mike Sloan’s Lady Bulldogs took a 22-4 lead into the half, holding the Lady Falcons to no points scored in the second period. Wortham went on to win by 22.
Hallie Fautt led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points in the game, followed by Skylar Phillips with eight, Samantha Wright six, Jayde Hamilton scored three and Ashley Mao finished with two.

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Wed
29
Nov

Ladycat JV remain undefeated

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Chalk up another win for the Mexia Ladycat junior varsity basketball team, as they beat China Spring’s JV Tuesday night on the road, 28-22, to remain undefeated so far this season.
Both teams played to an 11-11 tie by the close of the first period and it seemed the score would remain tied by the half, but the Ladycats Ty Jackson hit a runner at the top of the key to push Mexia out front going into the locker room, 17-15.
Mexia increased their advantage to 24-20 at the end of the third period behind the Jenny Williams, who pounded the boards for six of her game-high 17 points in the quarter.

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Wed
29
Nov

Lady Buldogs defeat Cayuga 37-33

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs held on to defeat the Cayuga Lady Wildcats at home Tuesday evening, 37-33.
Wortham came out playing strong, taking a 22-13 lead at the half behind the shooting of Hallie Fautt, who scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the first two periods.
Cayuga shut out Wortham in the third period, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 10-0 to take a 23-22 lead.
Wortham came back with 15 points in the fourth, led by Skylar Phillips five points, including a three-point shot, along with Jayde Hamilton and Samantha Wright’s three points each and two points by Fautt and Ashley Mao, as the Lady Bulldogs regained the lead to eventually win by four.

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