Sports

Fri
10
Feb

Lady Bulldogs trample Bremond 52-29

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs blew away the Bremond Lady Tigers Tuesday evening on the road, 52-29.
The Lady Bulldogs fought to gain a 14-10 lead after the first period, then turned up the defense a notch to sprint to a 29-13 halftime advantage.
Wortham outscored Bremond 23-16 in the second half to hold on to ta 23-point win.
Kate Vogel led the charge with 18 points, followed by Hallie Fautt scoring 14 and Ashley Mao hitting 10.
Wortham (13-13, 6-6) enters the UIL girls basketball playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will play Crawford this Monday in the bi-district round in Robinson at 8 p.m.

Mon
06
Feb

Mexia soccer team tie for first

Mexia News Staff Report

After picking up their first win of the season at home last Tuesday - and a district win at that - the Mexia Blackcats soccer team hit the road Friday night against the Waco Connally Cadets.
The result, Mexia returned home with a 2-0 win, their second consecutive, to move to 2-0 in district play.
Rene Marquez banged in the first goal of the match with a header to the back post on a Danny Prado corner kick in the 19th minute.

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Mon
06
Feb

Lady Bulldogs clinch No. 4 seed

Mexia News Staff Report

With a 49-22 win over the Riesel Lady Indians, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs have clinched the No. 4 seed in District 18-2A and are headed to the playoffs.
The first half was touch and go, but Wortham came out of the first two periods with a 16-11 halftime lead, then exploded offensively in the third to go up by 16 as Kate Vogel hit a pair of three-pointers that helped widen the Lady Bulldogs lead.
Wortham continued to force the issue in the fourth, outscoring Riesel 17-6 for the 27-point win. Vogel had six points in the final period and ended up with 17 in the game, Hallie Fauett finished with nine and three players, Samantha Wright, Jayde Hamilton and Ashley Mao all scored six points apiece.

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Mon
06
Feb

Coolidge prevails over Panthers 51-47

Mexia News Staff Report

The Abbott Panthers may be the proverbial thorn in the side of the Coolidge Yellowjackets the past few years in football, but take the game inside and on the basketball court and that scenario quickly changes.
Friday night, the Yellowjackets stuck it to the Panthers for the second time this season and, although still a closely contested game, Coolidge prevailed with the four-point, 51-47 district win to remain undefeated at 10-0 in conference play with two games remaining.
Coolidge led by five after one, but Abbott responded with a 17-8 second period blast to take the advantage at halftime, 24-20.

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Mon
06
Feb

Wortham lose to Riesel by four

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs put up a good fight against Riesel last Friday night at home, but the Indians 25-21 second half performance helped lead to a four-point upset as district play begins to come to a close.
Riesel led early, 13-7, but the Bulldogs outscored their district foe 9-3 in the second period to tie the game at 16-16 by the half.
Wortham trailed by only one entering the fourth period.

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Mon
06
Feb

Ladycats out-shoot, outscore Palestine for 51-31 win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

If you shoot the ball, eventually it will go into the basket and that seemed to be the case in the Mexia Ladycats 51-31 win over district opponent Palestine last Friday night at home.
Although Mexia played stellar defense, offensively, the team seemed to have a little trouble getting the ball in the hoop, especially in the second half of play on what should have been easy layups and put backs.
Despite those difficulties, the crimson and black Ladycats outscored the Ladycats in maroon and white, 29-13, by the half with Kiki Keith leading the charge with seven first half points and teammate De’Modesty Williams sinking six.

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Mon
06
Feb

Blackcats look to seal fate

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was senior night for the Blackcats at home this past Friday night, as the team honored outgoing seniors Shemar High, Malcolm King, Markail Weathers and Nick Chatham.
The accolades continued on the court through four periods of play, with Mexia getting a 17-point 61-44 district win over the Palestine Wildcats.
The Blackcats held a one-point advantage at the end of the first period and held on for a 27-22 lead at the half. High scored 11 of his game high 20 points in the first two periods of the game.
The action was fast paced all evening long, but Mexia seemed to be more conditioned of the two teams, especially on defense as the Blackcats collected their bounty of steals and defensive rebounds.

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Fri
03
Feb

Fairfield’s talons clutch win over Mexia 70-54

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats did everything within their power to come from behind late in the fourth period against district rival and conference leader Fairfield, but the Eagles ended up on top at home, 70-54.
Although the score may not reflect it, the game was much closer over the final three periods of play and Mexia got as close as seven with less than two and a half minutes to go in the game.
Shemar High’s contested slam dunk in the fourth period ignited the comeback attempt, along with clutch shooting by the Blackcats Malcolm King and Travion Carter, which eventually had Fairfield backed up on their heels.

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Fri
03
Feb

Mexia soccer team makes win where it counts in OT

Mexia News Staff Report

It took a little longer than they may have wanted, but the Mexia Blackcats soccer team got their first win of the season Tuesday evening as they tripped up the Waco La Vega Pirates at home, 2-1.
The Pirates crashed the scoreboard first with a penalty kick header, but the Blackcats answered in the 66th minute when Victor Garcia squeezed one in from an assist by Kevin Garcia to tie the game at 1-1.
The score remained knotted up at the end of regulation, forcing overtime.
Mexia scored the go-ahead goal near the end of the game in the 84th minute, after Marcos Gonzalez passed off to Alex Gardea who kicked it in for the win in overtime.

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Thu
02
Feb

Lady Bulldogs upset Dawson 49-39

Mexia News Staff Report

With playoff seeds on the line, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs upset district rival Dawson on the road Tuesday evening, 49-39, to keep hopes alive for at least the No. 4 seed with two games remaining.
Wortham led at the half, 23-20.
The Lady Bulldogs held Dawson to only four points in the third and moved out to a 36-24 lead at the close of the period.
Hallie Fautt led Wortham with 16 points, Kate Vogel scored 13 and Ashley Mao helped the cause with 12 points.

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