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Tue
11
Apr

Mexia loses lead over Palestine

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

Zachary Klosterman and Jaden Proctor accounted for three of Mexia’s four runs and Marcos Gonzales scored the other, however, the Blackcats were unable to maintain an early 3-2 lead as district rival Palestine scored six times over the last four innings of Friday night’s game to escape with an 8-4 win.
The Wildcats jumped out on top in the opening frame, scoring two runs on hit, a walk, an error and a hit batsman.
Mexia came in and answered with three runs to take the one-run lead.
In the inning, Klosterman sent the second pitch he received from Wildcat pitcher, Abraham Vasquez, to center on a sharply hit ground ball, then Proctor followed with a line drive single to right, pushing Klosterman over to third base. With the ball still in play, Klosterman ended up scoring after the right fielder committed an error and Proctor moved over to second.

Tue
11
Apr

Ladycats slide into win over Palestine, 2-1

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats held on to pick up a huge win in district play last Friday night, defeating the Palestine Ladycats 2-1.
Mexia (12-7-2, 3-3) broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning, when Angel Carroll opened the frame with a double to center field. Elaina Molina came in to pinch-run for the Ladycat catcher.
One out later, Kianna Martin singles to right, giving Molina the chance to move over to third, but instead of slowing up at third base, coach Keith Vest waves her home as the throw was a little late getting back to the infield. Molina was safe at the plate and the Ladycats were up 1-0.
Palestine scored in the top of the third after putting together three consecutive hits with two outs. The damaged was halted with Palestine’s Wood tried to bunt, but Carroll picked up the ball and threw to Ladycats’ first baseman Gentry Renfro for the final out of the inning with the score tied at 1-1.

Fri
07
Apr

Boy’s Varsity Blackcats capture second place in 100, 200 relays

Mexia News Staff Report

Big day for the Mexia Blackcat track teams as they competed in the Mustang Relays in Madisonville Thursday afternoon.
Both varsity boys 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams finished second in each of the events, while on the girl’s side, Tashundra Reeves captured second-place in the Shot Put with a throw of 37-7, highlighting some of the Blackcats finishes on the day.
Overall, the varsity boys finished fifth out of the nine high school teams competing and the varsity girls came in eighth-place overall.
Junior varsity teams also competed at the meet for Mexia, with the JV boys taking fifth and the girls finishing second overall.

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
07
Apr

Coolidge finishes third in District 26-1A track meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Coolidge was the place to be on Wednesday, April 5, as they hosted the District 26-1A District Meet at Coolidge Yellow Jacket Athletic Complex.
Both varsity boys and girls competed in the meet for the Yellowjackets, with the boy’s team placing third overall and the girls finishing third as well.
For the boy’s team, Jordan Brown took first place in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.40 and Torrey Hoover placed first in the 200-meter dash with his time of 24.22.
Juan Acevedo took fourth-place in the 400-meter dash, finishing the race with a time of 58.75.

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Thu
06
Apr

Wortham comes from behind for win

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs made it two district wins in a row Tuesday night after falling to the Mart Panthers in a close game last Tuesday.
The Bulldogs trailed the Riesel Indians 4-0 until they got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Zach Jones scored on an infield error to cut the Indians lead down to three.
Riesel got the run back in the fifth to move back out by four, 5-1.
Wortham turned out the dawgs on the Indians in the sixth, exploding for six runs to take their first lead of the game, 7-5.

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Thu
06
Apr

Mexia clipped by East Chambers in soccer area finals

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats finished the soccer season as one of Class 4A’s area finalist after falling to East Chambers last Friday night in Spring, 2-1.
The Blackcats struck first in the 37th minute of the first half, when Lalo Ortiz passed off to Isaac Mendez, who used his superior pace to speed past a defender and slip the ball past the goalkeeper to give Mexia the 1-0 lead. The goal was Mendez’s first of the season.
However, 25 seconds later, East Chambers equalized the match after the Blackcats were unable to clear the ball in front of their goal.
At the half, the score was tied at 1-1.

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Tue
04
Apr

Mexia shut out by Athens

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats were outscored and outhit in their 11-0 loss to the Athens Hornets at home last Friday night.
Athens took a 5-0 lead after two innings of play and added another run in the fourth, three more in the sixth and two in the seventh on 10 hits.
Eric Wells started the game for the Blackcats, pitching four innings, but was tabbed with six-earned runs on five hits, striking out one and walking six.
Jason Coffey came in for the final three innings, finished with three-earned runs on five hits, striking out one and walking three.

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Tue
04
Apr

Teague Lions receives more accolades

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions basketball team recently had several athletes receive more accolades for their successful season on the court in 2016-17.
Mylan Shed was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-region and all-state teams and was named to the 2017 Tribune-Herald Super Centex Boys Basketball first team.
Shed averaged 15.4 points per game for the Lions, along with 7.1 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists and 3.6 steals per game during the basketball season.
Tyrese Heard also made the TABC all-region team and the Super Centex second team. Heard averaged 14.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and two steals per game this past season for Teague.

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
31
Mar

Blackcats rout Fairfield for first district win

Mexia News
Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats picked up their first district win as they beat the Fairfield Eagles on the road Tuesday night, 13-3.
Mexia trailed after one, but came back to tie the game in the top of the second, then moved into the lead in the third, when Jaden Proctor, Marcos Gonzales and Sergio Santoyo all scored to make it 4-1.
Fairfield responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to cut the Blackcats’ lead to one, 4-3.
However, Mexia broke out the offense over the next three innings, accounting for nine total runs, to take a 10-run lead and the win.

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
31
Mar

Ladycats donate to help local cancer patients

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

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