Sports

Mon
30
Jan

Lady Yellowjackets bring it home 56-20

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It was home-sweet-home for the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets as they thumped the Penelope Wolverines Friday evening, 56-20.
Coolidge got off to a sluggish start, but by halftime they still managed to build up a 27-12 lead.
Defense played a big part of the third period as the Lady Yellowjackets turned up the pressure with plenty of mid-court steals and transition baskets to hold the Lady Wolverines to no points scored in the quarter.

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Mon
30
Jan

Rivera currently ranked No. 1 in Class 4A Region II Div. II

Mexia News Staff Report

Mexia’s Diego Rivera continues to wow regional officials after finishing with his third consecutive first place finish in the 123-weight class.
This past weekend at the 13th Annual Whitney Wildcat Invitational, Rivera took the top spot with a combined total of 1,020 lbs. lifted, 10 pounds better than his previous meet total and giving him the No. 1 rank in Class 4A Region II Division II.
Teammate Ricardo Garcia took the No. 4 spot at the meet in the 132-weight class, with a total of 770 lbs. lifted. Brayan Luna finished 10th in the 198-weight class with a combined mark of 805 lbs.

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Mon
30
Jan

Teague Lions move 17-8 defeating Elkhart, Frankston

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions move to 17-8 and 8-0 in District 18-3A and still hold the No. 1 seed with four games remaining after picking up wins over Elkhart and Frankston this past week.
Teague traveled to Elkhart last Tuesday to take on the Elks and came home with a 90-68 win.
Teague led 44-29 at the half and continued to score big points in the second half.

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Fri
27
Jan

MEXIA ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB HONORS 2016 MEXIA BLACKCATS

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Athletic Boosters Annual Football Banquet, honoring the 2016 Mexia Blackcats was held Thursday evening at the First Baptist Christian Life Center.
After the meal, Mexia head football coach Lamonte Chambers welcomed everyone in attendance and then introduced the 2016 varsity captains for this past football season.
Karina Cisneros followed by recognizing the 2016-17 varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders.
Introductions and recognition was made to the Mexia football coaching staff, freshman and junior varsity football teams, student trainers, managers and ball boys and the varsity football team.

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Fri
27
Jan

COOLIDGE CRUSHES BULLDOGS 95-25

Mexia News Staff Report

If “Papa was a rollin’ stone” then the Coolidge Yellowjackets definitely fit that bill, in the aspect that they’re rolling through their district competition.
Tuesday night was no exception as the Yellowjackets crushed the Bynum Bulldogs for the second time this season, 95-25.
The black and gold had six players score in double figures in the game, with Roman Benjamin leading the way with 23 points.

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Wed
25
Jan

Ladycat’s frustration taken out on Lady Hornets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After falling to district leader Madisonville last Friday night at home, the Mexia Ladycats took out any frustrations they might have had on the Athens Lady Hornets Tuesday evening by picking up a 32-point, 66-34, win.
Mexia (17-7, 4-1) clamped down on the Lady Hornets early in the game, using different defensive looks combined with strong rebounding and putting up points on the board as the Ladycats led by 12 at the end of the first period and 22 at the half.
Kiki Keith, who only had six points in the first two periods, exploded for 10 in the third to keep Mexia on top by 18 at the close of the quarter.

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Wed
25
Jan

Mexia come from behind for win over Hornets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Shemar High scored a career high 32 points and teammates Davion Carter and Chris Mathews sank 14 each, as the Mexia Blackcats came back from being down at the half Tuesday night to beat the Athens Hornets, 82-75.
Playing in front of the home crowd, the Blackcats found themselves trailing early, 7-0, before finally getting on the scoreboard.
The Hornets came out pushing the ball up court and ended the first period with a 22-17 lead.
Athens continued to keep up their pace, but the Blackcats stepped up to meet the challenge, playing like a true playoff contender.

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Wed
25
Jan

Bulldogs pinch Jaguars for win 35-34

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs (15-9, 4-3) got off to a rough start in their district game against the Hubbard Jaguars Tuesday night.
Hubbard led at the half, 13-7, but the Bulldogs hustled in the fourth period to come from behind and squeak out a one-point, 35-34, win at home.
Wortham trailed 27-18 entering the final period of play, but strong defensive pressure and good shooting helped tremendously as the Bulldogs outscored the Jags, 17-7.

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Tue
24
Jan

Lions dominate Panthers 82-66

Mexia News Staff Report

Big night for the Teague Lions last Friday as they knocked off another district rival, beating the Palestine Westwood Panthers at home, 82-66.
Things started off face-paced in the first period of play as the Lions closed out the quarter with a one-point 17-16 lead.
Teague held solid defensively in the second, holding the Panthers to only eight points, while shooting 21 for themselves to take a 38-24 advantage at the half.

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Tue
24
Jan

Lady Lions remain 8-0 in district

Submitted by Coach Chris Nickleberry

The Teague Lady Lions are off to an 8 -0 start in district play.
The Lady Lions defeated the Leon Lady Cougars 62 -39 and the Palestine Westwood Lady panthers 63 – 24 last week.
Junior guard Cady Drake lead all scorers in the Leon game with 15 points, Destanee Roblow pitched in 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Kadaja Nickleberry was one-point shy of earning a triple double scoring 9 points, 10 rebounds and had 10 steals.

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