Sports

Mon
13
Nov

Ladycats open up basketball season at home against Grandview

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Hard to believe basketball season is upon us, but we are in the middle of November.
Tonight, the Mexia Ladycats open up the 2017-18 season here at home against the Grandview Lady Zebras. The Junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. and the varsity plays at 6:30 p.m.
The Ladycats finished the 2016-17 season as the No. 2 seed from District 18-4A and made it to the area round of the playoffs under coach Randy Barger.
Returning this season for the Ladycats will be District 18-4A Co-Offensive Player of the Year, point guard Keiana Keith, second team all-district starting guard Destini Hutchison, honorable mention De’Modesty Williams (SG), power forward Camrye Smith and center Akira West.

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
13
Nov

Coolidge Yellowjackets dominate Penelope Wolverines 54-8

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

Mon
13
Nov

Freshman Mexia Blackcats end season undefeated in district play

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
13
Nov

Coolidge, Wortham volleyball players earn all-district honors

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The volleyball season has come to a close for District 14-2A teams and the all-district selections have been released.
Wortham’s Kayla Lansford, Hallie Fautt and head coach DeAnna Whaley received superlative awards.
Lansford led the team on offense and in kills and blocks this season, earning her the district’s MVP award. Fautt, who led the Lady Bulldogs defense in digs, received the Best Libero award and coach Whaley was named the district’s Coach of the Year. Whaley coached the Lady Bulldogs to a district title with a perfect 16-0 mark, 15 of the wins were earned by sweeping their opponents. Wortham made their 20th consecutive playoff appearance, finishing the season as area champions and as one of the Class 2A regional quarterfinalist with an overall record of 30-14.

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
13
Nov

Mexia crushes Robinson 52-19: Blackcats will be No. 2 seed in District 9-4A DII

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Wed
08
Nov

Week 11: Mexia faces eight possible scenarios into playoffs

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Wed
08
Nov

Wortham VB team finishes post season as Region II regional quarterfinalist

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The No. 6 ranked Wortham Lady Bulldogs put up a valiant fight against the No. 1 ranked Crawford Lady Pirates Monday evening in their Class 2A regional quarterfinals volleyball match in Waco.
The Lady Pirates (42-7) ended up with the three-set sweep, 25-16, 25-8, 25-18, to move into the regional semifinals of the regional tournament this weekend.
Wortham (30-14) trailed in the match 2-0 and looked to be on their way to a win in the third set after leading 17-11, but Crawford switched gears and outscored the Lady Bulldogs, 14-1, for the set and match win.
The Lady Bulldogs were making their 20th consecutive appearance in the playoffs after sweeping through district play with a perfect 16-0 record. During the regular season and in district, Wortham had a 17-game streak where they swept their opponents and in their last 21 games, the team is 60-6 in sets won/loss.

Wed
08
Nov

Martinez breaks another Mexia ISD school record

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mexia’s Macie Martinez closed out her high school cross-country career this past Saturday, finishing in the Top 25 of the Class 4A girl’s race at the 2017 UIL State XC Meet in Round Rock.
Martinez came in at No. 22 out of 149 competitors with a time of 12:15.97, setting yet another school record for the Ladycats cross-country program.
She broke her own school record at the district meet in Fairfield a few weeks ago with a time of 12:20 and with the new record, nearly five full seconds were cut off it at the state meet.
Martinez - the lone entry from Mexia - bested her time and placement at last year’s state meet, where she ran a 12:35.01 and placed 56th overall out of the field of 151.

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
08
Nov

Lady Yellowjackets defeat Barlett: Coolidge advances to regional semifinals

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
06
Nov

Yellowjackets secure district title: Coolidge breaks Panther’s grip

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Coolidge Yellowjackets finally broke the spell the Abbott Panthers held for the past 12 meetings between the two teams, as the black and gold came back home with the 71-24 fourth quarter, mercy-rule win Friday night on the road.
The last time Coolidge beat the Panthers was a 46-0 shutout in 2001.
As predicted, the game was close … in the first quarter, that is, with the score in favor of the Yellowjackets, 20-16, after two touchdowns by Torrey Hoover and one by Jordan Brown.
The rest of last Thursday’s Friday Previews read: “However, the Yellowjackets could end up with an explosive win.”
Explosive?! That was an understatement.
It was more of a dynamic display of the offensive capabilities this team has produced throughout the season, as Coolidge outperformed and outscored Abbott through the next three quarters, 51-8.

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