Sports

Wed
09
Nov

Texas High School Football Playoff Previews

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

It’s playoff time for local high school football teams as most are scheduled to begin the bi-district round on Friday and a couple that will hit the field this Thursday. Who’s in? Bremond and Mart are both in from Class 2A, Teague, Groesbeck, Jewett-Leon and Buffalo from Class 3A and over in Class 1A (6-Man), Coolidge made it in.

Here’s the breakdown on this weekend’s football playoffs:

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Mon
07
Nov

Teague makes comeback to defeat Panthers 26-7

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After settling in with a 14-7 first quarter lead, the Teague Lions went on to outscore the Palestine Westwood Panthers, 26-7, the rest of the game to end the regular season with a 40-14 win.

Teague (8-2, 6-1) moves on to be the No. 2 seed from District 9-3A DI and will face the Franklin Lions (8-2) this coming Friday night at Midway’s Panther Stadium.

In last Friday’s game with Westwood, Tayvis Coleman had a huge night for the Lions as he rushed for 183 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns.

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Mon
07
Nov

Coolidge puts away Penelope 88-54

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Coolidge Yellowjackets left nothing to chance concerning the final playoff spot from District 14-1A DI (6-Man) as they put away the Penelope Wolverines Friday night, 88-54.

The Yellowjackets (6-4) will be the No.2 seed from District 14-1A DI (6-Man) and will face No. 1 seed Avalon (7-3) from District 13-1A DI (6-Man).

Game time will be at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night in Covington.

In Friday night’s game, Coolidge fell behind early, 14-7, to the Wolverines, but rallied back in the second quarter to overtake the lead at the half, 45-28.

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Mon
07
Nov

Wortham claims Area Championship

Mexia News Staff Report

 

The Class 2A No. 10 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs added another area championship to their volleyball program, after beating Holland Saturday afternoon in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21, to advance to the regional quarterfinals against Milano that was played Monday evening at 7 p.m. in Bremond.

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Mon
07
Nov

Cats close out season with 43-21 loss to the Rockets

Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The season of injuries came to an end at home Friday night for the Mexia Blackcats, as they fell to the Robinson Rockets, 43-21.

Mexia started off on fire in the first quarter as running back Jadrian Smith took the opening carry of the game 67 yards to the Robinson three-yard line, then followed it up with a touchdown on the second play to give the Blackcats a 7-0 lead less than 30 seconds in.

The Blackcats went on to hold the advantage at the close of the quarter, despite giving up a late touchdown when Rocket quarterback Chase Allison hit receiver Jordan Rogers for a 25-yard score. However, the extra-point attempt missed the mark and Mexia led 7-6.

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Sat
05
Nov

Cats close out season with 43-21 loss to the Rockets

Running back Jadrian Smith bursts through the hole made by his linemen to pick up 67 yards on the first carry of Mexia's district game against the Robinson Rockets Friday night at Black Cat Field.

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The season of injuries came to an end at home Friday night for the Mexia Blackcats, as they fell to the Robinson Rockets, 43-21.

Mexia started off on fire in the first quarter as running back Jadrian Smith took the opening carry of the game 67 yards to the Robinson three-yard line, then followed it up with a touchdown on the second play to give the Blackcats a 7-0 lead less than 30 seconds in.

The Blackcats went on to hold the advantage at the close of the quarter, despite giving up a late touchdown when Rocket quarterback Chase Allison hit receiver Jordan Rogers for a 25-yard score. However, the extra-point attempt missed the mark and Mexia led 7-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, the high, short kick bounced off two Blackcat players trying to catch it, but luckily front man Phillip Lejeune was there to fall on the loose football, avoiding the turnover.

Fri
04
Nov

Ladyjackets sweep Oglesby in first round of playoffs

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

After getting a first-round bye in the Class 1A Region IV volleyball playoffs, the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets were primed and ready to do battle Tuesday night against the Oglesby Lady Tigers in Axtell.

The Lady Yellowjackets came away with a three-set sweep of the Lady Tigers, 25-3, 25-8, 25-9, to advance to the regional quarterfinals next week to face the winner of the Bartlett-Kopperl match this Saturday.

Coolidge took a quick 7-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of senior Alejandra Acevedo, along with numerous return errors by the Lady Tigers. 

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Fri
04
Nov

District 18-4A All-District Results

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The season has ended for teams in District 18-4A and that means the announcement of all-district awards.

Mexia’s Aniyah Jelks earned one of the district’s superlative awards for her outstanding play up front for the Ladycats this season, helping lead the team to a 5-3 record in conference play and the No. 3 playoff seed.

Head coach Randy Barger didn’t anticipate coaching the volleyball team this season, but when a new coach couldn’t be hired he stepped in and guided the team to a second place district tie with Madisonville and a trip to the playoffs.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
02
Nov

Friday Night High School Football Previews (Week 11): It’s crunch time

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Its crunch time for high school football teams this week. Some are in and some are out. Others are on the borderline for the final playoff seed in districts. Bremond will go in as the No. 1 seed from their district, while Mart plays undefeated district opponent Bosqueville to see who goes in at No. 1 and No. 2. Groesbeck is in at the No.4 seed with a win this week and Coolidge should make a playoff appearance if they beat Penelope on the road. Teague should stay at the No. 2 seed in their district heading in and Mexia will be playing to upset Robinson at home.

Here’s the breakdown for teams in our area:

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Mon
31
Oct

Wortham pick up 3-1 win over Valley Mills

Mexia News Staff Report

 

With volleyball playoffs beginning this week, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs got in a warm-up game on Saturday with Valley Mills.

It didn’t take long for Wortham to get back on track after falling to Hubbard last Tuesday, as they stayed focused to pick up a 3-1 win over the Lady Eagles, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23.

Kate Vogel led the team with 14 kills, 24 digs, three aces and a blocked shot. Teammate Kayla Lansford threw down six kills and added a pair of aces at the service line. On defense, Lansford had an amazing match as she recorded 12 blocks at the net and picked up six digs.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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