Sports

Tue
18
Apr

Bulldogs on four game winning streak

Mexia News Staff Report

Michael McGlone, Zach Jones and Jayce Black had two hits each and Braxton Whaley knocked in two runs as they helped lead the Wortham Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive district win, defeating the Dawson Bulldogs Friday morning, 5-1.
Cole Shivers got things started in Wortham’s road win, reaching base with a walk. Shivers then stole second and later moved to third and scored on an error by the Dawson shortstop.
With two out in the first, Jones singled to left, followed by another walk - this time to Black - giving the Bulldogs two runners on base.
Whaley singled to left on the fourth pitch he got, scoring Jones on the play as Wortham ended the inning with a 2-0 lead.

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Fri
14
Apr

Ladycats heading to playoffs

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats closed out the regular season of softball play Thursday evening against the Fairfield Lady Eagles at home.
Fairfield ended up with a 6-3 win, but the Ladycats didn’t go down so easily in the game.
The game was scoreless until the top of the third, when the Lady Eagles took advantage of a couple of Mexia errors to put up four runs on the board.
Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin stopped the mini-rout by getting the final batter out on three consecutive strikes.

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Fri
14
Apr

MJHS track teams bring home 21 medals

Mexia News Staff Report

The junior high track season came to a close earlier this week for the Mexia Blackcat track teams.
Mexia competed in the District 18-4A JH Track Meet in Fairfield, with the seventh-grade boys finishing in fifth-place overall, the seventh-grade girls team coming in fifth as well, the eighth-grade boys came in third-place and the eighth-grade girls ended up in fifth-place.
Highlighting the seventh-grade boys team was Prince Banks, finishing in first-place in both the Triple Jump and High Jump. For the seventh-grade girls, the 4x100 meter relay team took fourth in the event.
In the eighth-grade boys events, Mexia’s Jarrell Wiley took first-place in the 100-meter dash, Miles Garrett placed first in the 110-meter hurdles and finished first in the High Jump. The 4x100 meter relay team came in second and the 4x200 meter relay team came in third.

Wed
12
Apr

Soccer All-District 17-4A honorees announced

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

After a tremendous comeback to a slow start this season, members of the Mexia Blackcats soccer team have been honored with all-district awards.
Starting the season 0-9-1, the Blackcats put together a 11-3 run, which included a playoff win and finishing the season as an area finalist.
Making the District 17-4A all-district first team was junior Marcos Gonzalez, finishing the year with three goals and two assists.
Joining Gonzalez were teammates sophomore Lalo Ortiz (4 goals, 4 assists), sophomore Kevin Garcia (11 goals, 3 assists), senior Rene Marquez (8 goals, 4 assists) and senior Tito Rivera.

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Wed
12
Apr

Mexia loses in Mustang’s fourth inning rally

Mexia News Staff Report

Rainy weather didn’t slow down the Mexia Blackcats and the Madisonville Mustangs from getting in their baseball game Tuesday evening.
Unfortunately for Mexia, it would be the home team Mustangs coming out on top, 11-1.
Madisonville broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third when they put two runs on the scoreboard.
The Mustangs added more grief to the Blackcats in the bottom of the fourth with another seven runs to go up 9-0.

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Tue
11
Apr

Mexia loses lead over Palestine

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

Zachary Klosterman and Jaden Proctor accounted for three of Mexia’s four runs and Marcos Gonzales scored the other, however, the Blackcats were unable to maintain an early 3-2 lead as district rival Palestine scored six times over the last four innings of Friday night’s game to escape with an 8-4 win.
The Wildcats jumped out on top in the opening frame, scoring two runs on hit, a walk, an error and a hit batsman.
Mexia came in and answered with three runs to take the one-run lead.
In the inning, Klosterman sent the second pitch he received from Wildcat pitcher, Abraham Vasquez, to center on a sharply hit ground ball, then Proctor followed with a line drive single to right, pushing Klosterman over to third base. With the ball still in play, Klosterman ended up scoring after the right fielder committed an error and Proctor moved over to second.

Tue
11
Apr

Ladycats slide into win over Palestine, 2-1

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats held on to pick up a huge win in district play last Friday night, defeating the Palestine Ladycats 2-1.
Mexia (12-7-2, 3-3) broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning, when Angel Carroll opened the frame with a double to center field. Elaina Molina came in to pinch-run for the Ladycat catcher.
One out later, Kianna Martin singles to right, giving Molina the chance to move over to third, but instead of slowing up at third base, coach Keith Vest waves her home as the throw was a little late getting back to the infield. Molina was safe at the plate and the Ladycats were up 1-0.
Palestine scored in the top of the third after putting together three consecutive hits with two outs. The damaged was halted with Palestine’s Wood tried to bunt, but Carroll picked up the ball and threw to Ladycats’ first baseman Gentry Renfro for the final out of the inning with the score tied at 1-1.

Fri
07
Apr

Boy’s Varsity Blackcats capture second place in 100, 200 relays

Mexia News Staff Report

Big day for the Mexia Blackcat track teams as they competed in the Mustang Relays in Madisonville Thursday afternoon.
Both varsity boys 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams finished second in each of the events, while on the girl’s side, Tashundra Reeves captured second-place in the Shot Put with a throw of 37-7, highlighting some of the Blackcats finishes on the day.
Overall, the varsity boys finished fifth out of the nine high school teams competing and the varsity girls came in eighth-place overall.
Junior varsity teams also competed at the meet for Mexia, with the JV boys taking fifth and the girls finishing second overall.

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Fri
07
Apr

Coolidge finishes third in District 26-1A track meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Coolidge was the place to be on Wednesday, April 5, as they hosted the District 26-1A District Meet at Coolidge Yellow Jacket Athletic Complex.
Both varsity boys and girls competed in the meet for the Yellowjackets, with the boy’s team placing third overall and the girls finishing third as well.
For the boy’s team, Jordan Brown took first place in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.40 and Torrey Hoover placed first in the 200-meter dash with his time of 24.22.
Juan Acevedo took fourth-place in the 400-meter dash, finishing the race with a time of 58.75.

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Thu
06
Apr

Wortham comes from behind for win

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs made it two district wins in a row Tuesday night after falling to the Mart Panthers in a close game last Tuesday.
The Bulldogs trailed the Riesel Indians 4-0 until they got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Zach Jones scored on an infield error to cut the Indians lead down to three.
Riesel got the run back in the fifth to move back out by four, 5-1.
Wortham turned out the dawgs on the Indians in the sixth, exploding for six runs to take their first lead of the game, 7-5.

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