Sports

Wed
14
Jun

Not for the faint hearted

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
12
Jun

Victory Bowl contest has surprise ending

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was a week filled with learning experiences, the opportunity to fellowship with new made friends and help out in the Waco and surrounding communities for athletes in the greater Central Texas area.
Mexia had two representatives (Colton Jones and Alanni Connor) chosen to take part in the Ninth Annual Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl festivities this past week and weekend.
Due to scheduling conflicts, only one, Connor, was able to make it.
Connor was part of the cheerleading squad for the Blue team, cheering at the volleyball and football games on Saturday.
Her experience will be something she’ll remember for a lifetime.

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
12
Jun

Jelks’ injury may keep her out for the year

Mexia News Staff Report

Unfortunate news for the Mexia Ladycats volleyball team as one of their leading players, Aniyah Jelks, will be out the rest of the year due to an injury sustained in the powder puff game near the close of the school year.
Jelks tore her ACL and LCL and underwent surgery early last week.
Coach Randy Barger said it’s possible that she might be able to return when basketball season starts or sometime thereafter.
Jelks was a big force for the Ladycats in the front court during last season’s success as the team finished third in district and made it the playoffs, finishing as a bi-district finalist in Class 4A Region III.

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.

Wed
07
Jun

Mexia 7-on-7 team earn R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The summer 7-on-7 league ended Tuesday evening in Teague.
Only three teams showed up for the season finale, Mexia, host Teague and Fairfield.
Mexia defeated Teague in their first game of the evening, but fell in game two to Fairfield.
All-in-all, the experience for the Mexia Blackcats was a good one, especially with the new coaching staff and new system they are learning throughout the course of the summer to prepare themselves for the upcoming fall football season.

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
07
Jun

True Defenders Strength and Conditioning Camp June 12

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Monday, June 12, will mark the start of the True Defenders Strength and Conditioning Camp, spearheaded by head football coach Frank Sandoval and his coaching staff.
The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and coaches will actually get to coach the kids.
Thanks to school administration, athletes will have the opportunity to have breakfast together before the two-hour workouts, then a rest period, followed by a nutritious lunch.
“It’s going to be a good deal where kids can come eat breakfast, workout, rest and then have lunch,” said Sandoval. “This is phenomenal - what the administration is doing - because our kids are going to get the nutrition they need before and after working out.”
Breakfast will be served from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Thursday, as well as lunch provided on those days at Sims and will tie-in to the new philosophy Sandoval brings in, centered around family.

Mon
05
Jun

Heart of Texas FCA victory bowl slated this weekend, June 9-10

Mexia News Staff Report

This is the kickoff week for the Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes as Super Centex Victory Bowl games will be played this weekend. A total of 92 football players, 24 volleyball players, 20 cheerleaders, 36 baseball players, 36 softball players, 75 band members and 30 area head coaches all representing 80 Central Texas high schools report on Wednesday to start things off.
Making up bowl week will be five practices, 10 local outreaches, trips to the Dr. Pepper History Museum, a pancake eating contest, pep rally, baseball/softball skills competitions and most importantly the games.
Tickets for the ninth annual event will be sold on game day.

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
05
Jun

Mexia 7-on-7 heading to state championship tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

After spending the last few weeks working out the kinks and getting back on the football field, several members of the Mexia Blackcats have been competing in the 7-on-7 league being held at Teague’s Lions Stadium.
Those few weeks have also helped prepare the group for qualifying tournaments for the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships, which will be played at Bryan-College Station.
This past Saturday, all of that hard work paid off as Mexia went 3-0 at the Hurst State Qualifying Tournament, cementing a spot in the state championship tournament.
Mexia defeated Godley, 18-12, and Maypearl, 26-19, in pool play, then took down Boyd in a close game, 27-26, to earn their berth.

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
26
May

Blackcat Shemar High signs with Mountain View College

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Mon
22
May

Coker to take head baseball job in Wortham

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After spending the last two seasons as the head baseball coach here at Mexia, Chad Coker will trade in his crimson and black uniform for the royal blue and white of the Wortham Bulldogs. Coker, who’s contract at Mexia ends this school year, was recently hired by Bulldog athletic director/head football coach Chris Tobola.
Coker - a Nacona High School and Tarleton State University graduate - coached at Rosebud-Lott and Rio Vista prior to being hired at Mexia.
He comes from a family of baseball coaches. His dad served as head baseball coach and athletic director when Coker played at Frost High School. His two brothers, an uncle and a cousin have all coached baseball as well. He is also familiar with many of the teams in the district and surrounding areas.

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
22
May

Reeves still all smiles

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It’s been a little more than a week since the 2017 UIL State Track and Field Championships took place, and while most of the athletes that competed are looking forward to the summer vacation, Mexia athlete Tashundra Reeves is already making plans for a return trip next year.
As a junior competing in the Class 4A girls shot put, Reeves earned her first trip ever to the track championships this season, which was held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
She finished second at the Class 4A Region III regional meet held in Huntsville and was the No. 5 seed out of the four regions heading into the state competition.
Reeves put in a lot of extra work between the two meets, beating out a lot of the senior competition in Austin where she finished second in the shot put event, earning the silver medal and the No. 2 spot in the entire state for Class 4A.

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