Sports

Wed
15
Feb

District 18-4A boy’s basketball tie-breaker tourney for No. 2-4 seeding

Mexia News Staff Report

District play for 18-4A boys teams came to a close Tuesday evening after Fairfield slipped past the Athens Hornets in overtime, 71-69, and Madisonville beat Palestine in a close one, 46-43.
Fairfield will be the No. 1 seed from the district going into the playoffs starting Monday, Feb. 20., but that leaves the next three teams in a frenzy to determine the other three seeds.
Wednesday morning, coaches from Mexia, Madisonville and Athens met for a coin flip to see who would play whom during a mini tie-breaker tournament this weekend.

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Wed
15
Feb

Coolidge makes it 50

Mexia News Staff Report

It wasn’t easy, but the Coolidge Yellowjackets managed to pull off their fourth consecutive undefeated district season after escaping Gholson with a 57-39 win Tuesday afternoon.
Coolidge built a sizeable lead by the end of the first period, 20-9, mostly on the shoulders of Torrey Hoover, who hit three, three-pointers.
Manuel Santa Cruz kept the Yellowjackets alive in the second with eight points against the Wildcats after they strung to life offensively to cut Coolidge’s lead down to one at the half.

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Wed
15
Feb

Teague Lady Lions bi-district champs

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lady Lions have made it three consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins after defeating the Blooming Grove Lady Lions in the bi-district round of the Class 3A Region III UIL girls basketball playoffs Monday night, 53-39.
The two teams were no strangers to each other, playing in the same district prior to the re-alignment this year plus, they faced one another in the Kiwanis Classic during the Christmas break, in which Teague came out with a narrow win over their former district opponent.
In Monday’s game, Teague created a fast paced scenario early on, with defense leading them.

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Wed
15
Feb

Mexia soccer moving on up

Mexia News Staff Report

Sometimes it takes a few defeats before things start looking up.
That seems to be the case right now with the Mexia Blackcats soccer team after going through an extremely rough tournament schedule earlier in the season.
So far, the team hasn’t let those earlier losses affect them in any shape, form or fashion as they are currently cruising through district opponents, notching three wins to no losses after knocking off Lorena, 4-1, last Friday night at home.
Kevin Garcia was just one of many “stars of the match” for Mexia, finishing with two second half goals, back-to-back.

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Wed
15
Feb

Mexia Ladycats win bi-district

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Keke Keith had one of the best scoring nights of her high school career Tuesday evening, pumping in a game high 29 points to help lead the Mexia Ladycats to a 54-41 bi-district playoff win over No. 15 ranked China Spring.
After a close first three quarters of play, Mexia dominated the fourth period with Keith leading the way and scoring 10 of her 29 points in the final period. The Ladycats defense was too much for the Lady Cougars to handle in the fourth as they tried to get back into the game late by shooting three’s, but the shots were either contested, too short or clanking off the rim. Mexia led by as much as 15 with 2:28 to play in the game after taking a five-point lead at the close of the third, 36-31.

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Mon
13
Feb

Blackcat’s lose to Athens 78-82: Possible three-way tie for second

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

Despite getting 34 points from Mexia Blackcats forward Shemar High and 12 points each from both Malcolm King - all from the three-point line - and Chris Mathews, the Athens Hornets found a way to score the final few points of Friday night’s district matchup to end up with an 82-78 win at home.
The Blackcats lost a six-point lead midway in the fourth, but came back to move ahead by a couple. Athens took advantage of late fouls called in the final period, along with key baskets that propelled them into the lead for good with less than a minute to go in the game.
Mexia led at the half, 43-38.

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Fri
10
Feb

Mexia girl’s powerlifting team brings home gold

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia girls powerlifting team brought home the gold after finishing first at the Rusk Invitational last weekend.
Glenda Hernandez, Keila Molina and Judy Gonzalez all scored first place finishes in their respective classes and both Ashton Langley and Iris Valenzuela brought home second place medals in each of their classes.
Hernandez, competing in the 105 weight class and ranked No. 3 in Class 4A Reg. II, finished the day with a total of 595 lbs. lifted. Molina - ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Reg. II - bounced back after her rough outing the week before, finishing with a total of 825 lbs. lifted in the 165 weight class and Gonzalez – ranked No. 1 in Class 4A Reg. II, in the 220 weight class, racked up a total of 810 lbs. lifted.

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Fri
10
Feb

Teague defeat Buffalo, Malakoff: Currently 10-0

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions have won 10 consecutive basketball games after beating Buffalo on Friday, 59-42, and Malakoff Tuesday, 86-72, to move to 19-8 on the season and 10-0 in the District 18-3A standings, where they are currently in first place.
Facing the Bison for the second time in district, the Lions turned a close game into a route in the end. Leading 31-28 going into the fourth period, Teague outscored Buffalo 28-14 to come away with a 17-point advantage in the end.
Mylan Shed led the Lions with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Tyrese Heard pulled off the double-double as well with 13 points and 10 boards, along with four steals defensively.

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Fri
10
Feb

Bulldog’s defense crush Bremond

Mexia News Staff Report

Big defensive game for the Wortham Bulldogs on Tuesday, as Cole Shivers and Von’Tray Cooper combined for 14 steals in the team’s 37-22 win over district rival Bremond.
Both teams played evenly to open up the game, but it would be Wortham hanging on to a one-point advantage at the close of the first.
The Bulldogs held Bremond to only two points in the second and eventually went on to take a 17-12 lead at the break.

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Fri
10
Feb

Ladycats No. 2 seed in District

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Ladycats will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from District 18-4A after falling to the Madisonville Lady Mustangs for the second time in district play Tuesday night, 63-55.
The gym in Madisonville has always been a tough place to play and Mexia was looking for the upset going in, in hopes of ending district play as co-champion.
The first period was the typical close game for both teams, with the Lady Mustangs leading by one, 14-13. Madisonville limited the Ladycats in scoring the second period as Mexia managed only six points in the quarter and ended up trailing at the half, 33-19.

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