Sports

Wed
01
Nov

Ladycats end season as bi-district finalists

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
30
Oct

Wortham suffers to Wildcats, 48-20

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Wortham Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking 48-20 loss to the Mount Enterprise Wildcats last Friday night.
The loss drops the Bulldogs (4-4) to 0-3 in District 11-2A, tied with Overton (0-8, 0-3) for the No. 5 spot, while Tenaha and Timpson are both 3-0, tied for first. The Wildcats (3-5) move into the No. 3 spot at 2-1 and Grapeland (4-4) sits in the No. 4 seat at 1-2, with two games remaining in district play.
Wortham managed 291 yards of total offense against Mount Enterprise last Friday, giving up 473 total yards to the Wildcats and 33 first downs.
The Bulldogs out passed the Wildcats 86-32.
Running back Stephon Ester led Wortham in rushing, carrying 20 times for 215 yards and a touchdown.

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.

Mon
30
Oct

The Coolidge Yellow Jackets outlast Aquilla Cougars, 38-28

By Richard Anderson
Special to The Mexia News
(Sports Editor Stephen R. Farris contributed to the story)

The Coolidge Yellow Jackets took a huge step toward a district championship with a 38-28 come from behind win against a very good Aquilla Cougar team at the Coolidge Yellow Jacket Sports Complex last Friday night.
Yellowjacket coach Wayne Ware gave credit for the win to his defense, led by Junior J. J. Acevedo. The defense did bend in the first half but refused to break at “Crunch Time” in the fourth quarter. They shut down a prolific
Cougar offense to keep the Yellowjackets undefeated in district play.
The game began with a successful Aquilla onside kick but both offenses were affected by the cold and windy weather. The Cougars fumbled the ball back to Coolidge.

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.

Fri
27
Oct

Mart Lady Panthers gives Lady Bulldogs fight for five sets: Wortham remains undefeated at 16 wins

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Fri
27
Oct

Mexia held back by Salado’s defense

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Blackcats game plan didn’t go the way they wanted Friday night at Eagle Stadium, plus the fact the Salado’s defense held the Blackcats to only five first downs the entire game, as the Eagles ended up on top, 28-7.
Salado chose to receive in the at the start of the game and on their first play from scrimmage, running back Cade Depoy slipped around the right side of Mexia’s defense and sprinted 65 yards for the first score of the ball game. After kicker Jake Walrath’s extra-point, the Eagles led 7-0 with 11:42 left in the opening quarter.

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
25
Oct

Mexia XC runner Martinez heading back to state

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Blackcats will be represented again this year at the state cross-country meet in Round Rock, as Macie Martinez finished fourth in the Class 4A girls regionals Monday afternoon at Kate Barr-Ross Park in Huntsville, completing the race with a time of 12:26.5.
Martinez was only 12.3 seconds behind front-runner Kaytlyn Kuta, from Huffman Hargrave, who finished first with a time of 12:13.2.
Mexia coach Britney Dietz told Martinez before the race to go, “run her race and run your heart out!”
The Mexia boys finished No. 13 out of the 22 teams competing at the regional meet, two places ahead of district rival Fairfield.

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

Wed
25
Oct

Ladycats finish second in district: Mexia sweeps Athens in three

By Stephen R Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
23
Oct

Wortham Lady Bulldogs pick up 14th district win against Dawson

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The No. 10 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs picked up sweep No. 16 Tuesday evening over the Dawson Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-15, 25-15, 25-16, moving to 14-0 in district play with two matches remaining before the playoffs begin.
“We came out strong in the first two sets with early leads and strong finishes,” said coach DeAnna Whaley. “The third set challenged our defense with longer rallies, but we were able to push to the strong finish.”
Kayla Lansford had one of the best matches of the season, leading the Lady Bulldogs with 22 kills, five blocked shots, four aces and four digs.
Jayde Hamilton handled the setting duties, finishing with 17 assists, seven digs, three kills and an ace serving. Darcy Taylor contributed in the setter department, getting seven assists, an ace and a dig.

Mon
23
Oct

Fairfield anticipates Mexia’s offense

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

After coming close to knocking off the No. 6 ranked Fairfield, taking the Lady Eagles to five sets before falling to their district rival at home, the Mexia Ladycats traveled east to play their district rival again this past Friday.
This time, the Lady Eagles front trio of Braden Bossier, Carrington Roberts and Aaryn Scires seemed to be waiting for Mexia as Fairfield defended their home court in three sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-18, to remain undefeated in district play and leaving the Ladycats in the No. 2 playoff seed spot with a record of 5-2.
Mexia kept pace with Fairfield in the first set, keeping within striking distance at 10-13 early on, but Bossier took command for the Lady Eagles with several kills and defensive digs to help give her team the 11-point win.
The Ladycats received great defensive play at the net from Keiana Keith, Tiesha Jones and Heaven Porch.

Mon
23
Oct

Yellowjackets zero in on Gholson, 56-0

By Roger Anderson
Special to The Mexia News
(Mexia News Sports Editor, Stephen R. Farris, contributed to this story)

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