Sports

Fri
10
Feb

Bulldog’s defense crush Bremond

Mexia News Staff Report

Big defensive game for the Wortham Bulldogs on Tuesday, as Cole Shivers and Von’Tray Cooper combined for 14 steals in the team’s 37-22 win over district rival Bremond.
Both teams played evenly to open up the game, but it would be Wortham hanging on to a one-point advantage at the close of the first.
The Bulldogs held Bremond to only two points in the second and eventually went on to take a 17-12 lead at the break.

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Fri
10
Feb

Ladycats No. 2 seed in District

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Ladycats will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from District 18-4A after falling to the Madisonville Lady Mustangs for the second time in district play Tuesday night, 63-55.
The gym in Madisonville has always been a tough place to play and Mexia was looking for the upset going in, in hopes of ending district play as co-champion.
The first period was the typical close game for both teams, with the Lady Mustangs leading by one, 14-13. Madisonville limited the Ladycats in scoring the second period as Mexia managed only six points in the quarter and ended up trailing at the half, 33-19.

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Fri
10
Feb

Wortham’s Jayce Black named third team in 66th Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Assoc.

Mexia News Staff Report

Wortham’s Jayce Black has been named to the 66th Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s 2A All-State Football Team, which was announced earlier this week. During his high school football career for the Wortham Bulldogs, Black set new school records for receptions (92), receiving yards (1,282), single season receptions (58), single season receiving yards (754) and single game receptions (12). The senior receiver/tight-end was named to the association’s third team at the tight-end position.
Just down the road on Highway 14 in Bremond, the Tigers Roshauud Paul was named Class 2A’s Offensive Player of the Year and coach Jeff Kasowski was named Coach of the Year. Bremond has won the Class 2A state title three consecutive seasons and have not lost a game since falling to Tenaha in 2013 during the playoffs. Several other Tiger players also made the list.

Fri
10
Feb

Lady Bulldogs trample Bremond 52-29

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs blew away the Bremond Lady Tigers Tuesday evening on the road, 52-29.
The Lady Bulldogs fought to gain a 14-10 lead after the first period, then turned up the defense a notch to sprint to a 29-13 halftime advantage.
Wortham outscored Bremond 23-16 in the second half to hold on to ta 23-point win.
Kate Vogel led the charge with 18 points, followed by Hallie Fautt scoring 14 and Ashley Mao hitting 10.
Wortham (13-13, 6-6) enters the UIL girls basketball playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will play Crawford this Monday in the bi-district round in Robinson at 8 p.m.

Mon
06
Feb

Mexia soccer team tie for first

Mexia News Staff Report

After picking up their first win of the season at home last Tuesday - and a district win at that - the Mexia Blackcats soccer team hit the road Friday night against the Waco Connally Cadets.
The result, Mexia returned home with a 2-0 win, their second consecutive, to move to 2-0 in district play.
Rene Marquez banged in the first goal of the match with a header to the back post on a Danny Prado corner kick in the 19th minute.

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Mon
06
Feb

Lady Bulldogs clinch No. 4 seed

Mexia News Staff Report

With a 49-22 win over the Riesel Lady Indians, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs have clinched the No. 4 seed in District 18-2A and are headed to the playoffs.
The first half was touch and go, but Wortham came out of the first two periods with a 16-11 halftime lead, then exploded offensively in the third to go up by 16 as Kate Vogel hit a pair of three-pointers that helped widen the Lady Bulldogs lead.
Wortham continued to force the issue in the fourth, outscoring Riesel 17-6 for the 27-point win. Vogel had six points in the final period and ended up with 17 in the game, Hallie Fauett finished with nine and three players, Samantha Wright, Jayde Hamilton and Ashley Mao all scored six points apiece.

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Mon
06
Feb

Coolidge prevails over Panthers 51-47

Mexia News Staff Report

The Abbott Panthers may be the proverbial thorn in the side of the Coolidge Yellowjackets the past few years in football, but take the game inside and on the basketball court and that scenario quickly changes.
Friday night, the Yellowjackets stuck it to the Panthers for the second time this season and, although still a closely contested game, Coolidge prevailed with the four-point, 51-47 district win to remain undefeated at 10-0 in conference play with two games remaining.
Coolidge led by five after one, but Abbott responded with a 17-8 second period blast to take the advantage at halftime, 24-20.

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Mon
06
Feb

Wortham lose to Riesel by four

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs put up a good fight against Riesel last Friday night at home, but the Indians 25-21 second half performance helped lead to a four-point upset as district play begins to come to a close.
Riesel led early, 13-7, but the Bulldogs outscored their district foe 9-3 in the second period to tie the game at 16-16 by the half.
Wortham trailed by only one entering the fourth period.

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Mon
06
Feb

Ladycats out-shoot, outscore Palestine for 51-31 win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

If you shoot the ball, eventually it will go into the basket and that seemed to be the case in the Mexia Ladycats 51-31 win over district opponent Palestine last Friday night at home.
Although Mexia played stellar defense, offensively, the team seemed to have a little trouble getting the ball in the hoop, especially in the second half of play on what should have been easy layups and put backs.
Despite those difficulties, the crimson and black Ladycats outscored the Ladycats in maroon and white, 29-13, by the half with Kiki Keith leading the charge with seven first half points and teammate De’Modesty Williams sinking six.

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Mon
06
Feb

Blackcats look to seal fate

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was senior night for the Blackcats at home this past Friday night, as the team honored outgoing seniors Shemar High, Malcolm King, Markail Weathers and Nick Chatham.
The accolades continued on the court through four periods of play, with Mexia getting a 17-point 61-44 district win over the Palestine Wildcats.
The Blackcats held a one-point advantage at the end of the first period and held on for a 27-22 lead at the half. High scored 11 of his game high 20 points in the first two periods of the game.
The action was fast paced all evening long, but Mexia seemed to be more conditioned of the two teams, especially on defense as the Blackcats collected their bounty of steals and defensive rebounds.

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