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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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Mon
27
Mar

Blackcats fall to Madisonville 9-2

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
27
Mar

Ladycat pitcher winds up

Mexia Ladycat pitcher, Erica Beldin, winds up for the delivery during softball action against district foe Madisonville Mustangs last Friday night at home.
Photo by Stephen R. Farris/The Mexia News

Mon
27
Mar

High named MVP All-District 18-4A

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia Blackcat players Shemar High, Malcolm King, Chris Mathews, Davion Carter, Travion Carter and Tykieston “Ty” Gamble all received honors on the District 18-4A all-district teams, including both Carters making the district’s all-academic team.
High was named the district’s MVP after a tremendous high school career that saw him move from No. 16 on the Blackcats all-time scoring list, to No. 6. He is also the team’s all-time leader in rebounds and possibly the record holder in double-doubles, finishing with 38 and 66 blocked shots. High averaged 21.3 points per game and was third on the team in three-point baskets (30), in helping guide the team to a 21-13 record overall, 5-4 in district and as a bi-district finalist this past season.
High was also named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A all-state and all-region III teams and the 2017 Tribune-Herald Super Centex Boys Basketball first team.

Fri
24
Mar

Beachum signs with NY Jets

Mexia News Staff Report

After the Jacksonville Jaguars opted not to pick up the remaining part of former Mexia Blackcat Kelvin Beachum’s contract in mid-February, the 6-3, 316 lb. starting left tackle last season took to the free agent market and was signed by the New York Jets on March 11 as an unrestricted free agent.
Beachum had signed a five-year deal last season with the Jaguars, after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers - the team that drafted him back in 2012 out of SMU.
In his last season with the Steelers, Beachum went down in game six with a knee injury. At the end of the 2015 season, he was let go from the Steelers and in early 2016, he signed with Jacksonville.
Beachum started 15 games for the Jaguars last year, missing one game due to a concussion.

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
24
Mar

Mexia track teams compete at Lorena

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia varsity track teams competed in the Lorena Leopard Relays Thursday, with the boys team finishing in fifth place overall and the girls placing ninth.
In the 100-meter dash, Nick Chatham finished in third place with a time of 11.13 and Jadrian Smith came in sixth with a time of 11.37.
Jaylen Gipson picked up a first place medal in the 200-meter dash, finishing the race with a time of 22.19.
The Blackcats 4x100 meter relay team of Gipson, Chatham, Katyress Griffin and Smith took second place with a time of 43.66.
In the 4x200 meter relay, the team of Gipson, Chatham, Jrion Chambers and Smith finished in third place with a time of 1:32.74.
For the Ladycats, Macy Martinez took second place in the 1600-meter run, completing the race in a time of 6:03.93.

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
24
Mar

Owens completes first season with XU

Mexia News Staff Report

Former Mexia Ladycat basketball standout, Na’Teshia “Tee” Owens, completed her first season with the Xavier University Musketeers.
XU finished the 2016-17 women’s basketball season 12-18 overall and 4-14 in the Big East Conference.
Owens played in all 30 of the Musketeer’s games, sporting the same uniform number (20) that she wore all four seasons as a Mexia Ladycat.
During her freshman season with XU, she averaged 9.5 minutes per game and averaged 2.8 points per game.

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