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Fri
21
Apr

Mexia Blackcats find end of the road

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats needed a big win against the Athens Hornets, an upset at the least, as their east Texas counterpart was undefeated in district play and especially since the Fairfield Eagles were also playing a game Wednesday night as well.
What was on the line?
The final playoff spot in District 18-4A, which brings us back to the “if” scenarios.
Unfortunately for the crimson and black, the Hornets came out on top of Wednesday’s contest, 7-0.
Even more unfortunate was the text I received not too long after their game was over,…

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Wed
19
Apr

Coolidge sending 15 track athletes to regionals

Mexia News Staff Report

Coolidge was the host high school for the area track meet last week.
In the varsity boy’s division, Jordan Brown finished second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.35 and Torrey Hoover also placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.10.
Both will be advancing to the regional meet.
Juan Acevedo finished eighth in the 400-meter dash.

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Wed
19
Apr

Wortham wins fifth straight win

Mexia News Staff Report

Celebrating senior night at the ball park, the Wortham Bulldogs continued their hot streak in district play, picking up their fifth straight win and their second of the season over the Coolidge Yellowjackets at home, 7-2.
Zach Jones, Jayce Black and Ethan McCoslin led the Bulldog attack.
Jones went 2-2 with a walk, three runs scored and a RBI, while Black finished with two hits, including a double and two runs batted in and McCoslin’s lone hit was a RBI triple. He also had a walk in the game as well.
Wortham opened up the first frame with a pair of runs after Cole Shivers walked and Jones singled to right. Black doubled to center to score Shivers, then McCoslin hits into a fielder’s choice that allowed Jones to cross home plate on the next play.

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Tue
18
Apr

“Ifs” come into play for Blackcats

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

With the final playoff spot in District 18-4A on the line Friday afternoon, the Mexia Blackcats were looking to repeat their March 28 performance against district rival Fairfield.
In that game, the Blackcats walked away with a 13-3 road win over the Eagles. It also marked the last district win for Mexia.
However, in Friday’s game, things didn’t go quite as well as anticipated for the home team Blackcats as Fairfield (4-18, 1-5) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the second and held off the fighting Blackcats to end up with a 4-2 win, forcing a tie for the No. 4 playoff seed.

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Tue
18
Apr

Seven Bulldog track athletes, two relay teams headed to area meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Tue
18
Apr

Bulldogs on four game winning streak

Mexia News Staff Report

Michael McGlone, Zach Jones and Jayce Black had two hits each and Braxton Whaley knocked in two runs as they helped lead the Wortham Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive district win, defeating the Dawson Bulldogs Friday morning, 5-1.
Cole Shivers got things started in Wortham’s road win, reaching base with a walk. Shivers then stole second and later moved to third and scored on an error by the Dawson shortstop.
With two out in the first, Jones singled to left, followed by another walk - this time to Black - giving the Bulldogs two runners on base.
Whaley singled to left on the fourth pitch he got, scoring Jones on the play as Wortham ended the inning with a 2-0 lead.

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Fri
14
Apr

Ladycats heading to playoffs

Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats closed out the regular season of softball play Thursday evening against the Fairfield Lady Eagles at home.
Fairfield ended up with a 6-3 win, but the Ladycats didn’t go down so easily in the game.
The game was scoreless until the top of the third, when the Lady Eagles took advantage of a couple of Mexia errors to put up four runs on the board.
Ladycat pitcher Erica Beldin stopped the mini-rout by getting the final batter out on three consecutive strikes.

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Fri
14
Apr

MJHS track teams bring home 21 medals

Mexia News Staff Report

The junior high track season came to a close earlier this week for the Mexia Blackcat track teams.
Mexia competed in the District 18-4A JH Track Meet in Fairfield, with the seventh-grade boys finishing in fifth-place overall, the seventh-grade girls team coming in fifth as well, the eighth-grade boys came in third-place and the eighth-grade girls ended up in fifth-place.
Highlighting the seventh-grade boys team was Prince Banks, finishing in first-place in both the Triple Jump and High Jump. For the seventh-grade girls, the 4x100 meter relay team took fourth in the event.
In the eighth-grade boys events, Mexia’s Jarrell Wiley took first-place in the 100-meter dash, Miles Garrett placed first in the 110-meter hurdles and finished first in the High Jump. The 4x100 meter relay team came in second and the 4x200 meter relay team came in third.

Wed
12
Apr

Soccer All-District 17-4A honorees announced

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

After a tremendous comeback to a slow start this season, members of the Mexia Blackcats soccer team have been honored with all-district awards.
Starting the season 0-9-1, the Blackcats put together a 11-3 run, which included a playoff win and finishing the season as an area finalist.
Making the District 17-4A all-district first team was junior Marcos Gonzalez, finishing the year with three goals and two assists.
Joining Gonzalez were teammates sophomore Lalo Ortiz (4 goals, 4 assists), sophomore Kevin Garcia (11 goals, 3 assists), senior Rene Marquez (8 goals, 4 assists) and senior Tito Rivera.

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Wed
12
Apr

Mexia loses in Mustang’s fourth inning rally

Mexia News Staff Report

Rainy weather didn’t slow down the Mexia Blackcats and the Madisonville Mustangs from getting in their baseball game Tuesday evening.
Unfortunately for Mexia, it would be the home team Mustangs coming out on top, 11-1.
Madisonville broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third when they put two runs on the scoreboard.
The Mustangs added more grief to the Blackcats in the bottom of the fourth with another seven runs to go up 9-0.

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