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Thu
06
Apr

Mexia clipped by East Chambers in soccer area finals

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats finished the soccer season as one of Class 4A’s area finalist after falling to East Chambers last Friday night in Spring, 2-1.
The Blackcats struck first in the 37th minute of the first half, when Lalo Ortiz passed off to Isaac Mendez, who used his superior pace to speed past a defender and slip the ball past the goalkeeper to give Mexia the 1-0 lead. The goal was Mendez’s first of the season.
However, 25 seconds later, East Chambers equalized the match after the Blackcats were unable to clear the ball in front of their goal.
At the half, the score was tied at 1-1.

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Tue
04
Apr

Mexia shut out by Athens

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats were outscored and outhit in their 11-0 loss to the Athens Hornets at home last Friday night.
Athens took a 5-0 lead after two innings of play and added another run in the fourth, three more in the sixth and two in the seventh on 10 hits.
Eric Wells started the game for the Blackcats, pitching four innings, but was tabbed with six-earned runs on five hits, striking out one and walking six.
Jason Coffey came in for the final three innings, finished with three-earned runs on five hits, striking out one and walking three.

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Tue
04
Apr

Teague Lions receives more accolades

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions basketball team recently had several athletes receive more accolades for their successful season on the court in 2016-17.
Mylan Shed was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-region and all-state teams and was named to the 2017 Tribune-Herald Super Centex Boys Basketball first team.
Shed averaged 15.4 points per game for the Lions, along with 7.1 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists and 3.6 steals per game during the basketball season.
Tyrese Heard also made the TABC all-region team and the Super Centex second team. Heard averaged 14.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and two steals per game this past season for Teague.

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Fri
31
Mar

Blackcats rout Fairfield for first district win

Mexia News
Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats picked up their first district win as they beat the Fairfield Eagles on the road Tuesday night, 13-3.
Mexia trailed after one, but came back to tie the game in the top of the second, then moved into the lead in the third, when Jaden Proctor, Marcos Gonzales and Sergio Santoyo all scored to make it 4-1.
Fairfield responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to cut the Blackcats’ lead to one, 4-3.
However, Mexia broke out the offense over the next three innings, accounting for nine total runs, to take a 10-run lead and the win.

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Fri
31
Mar

Ladycats donate to help local cancer patients

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Wed
29
Mar

Teague basketball athletes receive more awards

Nickleberry recipient of the TABC Dean Weese Outstanding Coach Award - Mexia News Staff Report
After a remarkable season by the Teague Lady Lions, that saw the team finish 23-6 and one-game away from a trip to the Class 3A state final four, several team members are still being recognized for their accomplishments on the court this past year.
Juniors Ashley and KaDaja Nickleberry were recently named to the 2017 Tribune-Herald Super Centex girls basketball first team and their dad/coach, Chris Nickleberry was named Coach of the Year. Second team Super Centex honors went to Destanee Roblow and Cady Drake received honorable mention.
In addition, both Nickleberry siblings were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-region team.
“This is a huge honor for these young ladies to receive,” said coach Nickleberry. “It’s well-deserved and I’m proud of them!”

Wed
29
Mar

Rivera finishes third at state powerlifting meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia powerlifter Diego Rivera put forth a valiant effort this past Saturday, as he finished the Class 4A state powerlifting championships in Abilene as the No. 3 ranked lifter in the state in the 123-weight class.
Rivera had a combined lift total of 1,060 lbs. (410 lbs. squat, 245 lbs. bench press, 405 deadlift) during the meet, capping off a very successful season for the young man.
Throughout the powerlifting season, he competed in five regular meets and placed first in each one. He also captured first place at the Class 4A Region II Division II meet, which qualified him for state.
Rivera was praised by Mexia coach Kent Richey on a great job competing this year, especially when this season’s competition was extremely tough.

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Mon
27
Mar

Bulldogs’ double rally quashes Coolidge 13-1

Mexia News Staff Report

Wortham and Coolidge clashed on the diamond last Tuesday at Yellowjacket Field, with the Bulldogs coming out on top, 13-1.
After a scoreless first inning, the Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the second inning.
The inning got off to a shaky start for Wortham as Ethan McCoslin doubled to center, but was tagged out at third after trying to stretch his hit into a triple.
Michael McGlone followed up with a single to center, then Ryan Mao walked and Hunter Waggener smashed a single to left to score McGlone on the play, putting Wortham up 1-0.
After the next batter got out on an infield fly, Cole Shivers fly ball to second was dropped, allowing Mao and Waggener to score.

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Mon
27
Mar

Ladycats squeeze by Lady Mustangs for 6-5 win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Staff Report

Mon
27
Mar

Mexia soccer team wins first round in UIL Class 4-A state playoffs

Mexia News Staff Report

Rene Marquez scored two goals and Lalo Ortiz snuck in another as the Mexia Blackcats evened their season record at 11-11-1 after beating Hardin-Jefferson, 3-1, in the bi-district round of the 2017 UIL Class 4A state soccer playoffs last Friday night in Madisonville.
Mexia scored twice in the first half, with the first goal came in the ninth minute, when Marcos Gonzalez bounced a throw-in off a Hardin-Jefferson defender to an awaiting Marquez.
Marquez used his head to send the ball past the Hawks goalie and into the bottom-left corner of the net.
In the 13th minute, Marquez - with the ball - heads down the left sideline and takes a shot on goal.

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