Sports

Thu
05
Oct

Week 6 Preview: Coolidge, Groesbeck favored to win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Today starts Week 6 in Texas High School football and normally there would be a slate of area games to talk about, however, all but three teams have a bye this Friday night.
The Mexia Blackcats get the night off and some much-needed rest as they end non-district play with a 2-3 record. Mexia returns to action Oct. 13 against Lorena in the district opener.
Wortham is off, as are Mart and Bremond.
Only Coolidge, Groesbeck and Teague have games this Friday in the area.
Let’s take a preview look at the Coolidge and Groesbeck games this week.

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.

Thu
05
Oct

Ladycats stand toe-to-toe with No. 6 Fairfield Lady Eagles falling in five

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

If the No. 6 ranked volleyball Fairfield team in Class 4A had any intension of stepping on the court at Mexia High School and blowing out the unranked Ladycats, well, let’s just say they left a little shocked, even though they ended up winning the district match in five sets, 17-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-22, 15-7.
Mexia came out matching the Lady Eagles blow-for-blow, with each team surviving seven lead changes before the mid-way mark in the first set.
With the score tied 11-11, Baileah Thompson served up an ace to break the tie and put Mexia in front. The Ladycats went on to score the next three points to take a 15-11 lead and forcing Fairfield to call a timeout.

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.

Thu
05
Oct

Wortham fall to Granger 41-34

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Last Friday night was good news/bad news for the Wortham Bulldogs.
The good news was the return of running back Stephon Ester, who missed the previous two games with an injury. The bad news, Wortham (4-1) put up a tremendous fight against a strong Granger Lions team before falling to their non-district opponent, 41-34, for their first loss of the season.
Granger led 7-6 in the first quarter and 14-12 by the half.
Wortham cut the Lions lead down to one at the close of the third quarter of play, making it 26-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

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.

Tue
03
Oct

Jonesboro race past Coolidge 48-12

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

The Coolidge Yellowjackets traveled to Pruitt Field in Jonesboro Friday night and limped home on the short end of 48-12 score.
Jonesboro was led by Wyatt Young on offense and defense as the Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage.
Young scored the first touchdown of the game for Jonesboro on a two-yard run.
The Eagles added two more TDs on runs of five and nine yards to go up 20-0 by the close of the first quarter of play.
In the second, Jonesboro scored the lone touchdown of the quarter on a 31-yard run, taking a 26-0 lead into the half.
The second half of the game was played more evenly by the two teams.
The Eagles came out in the third quarter and scored on a 22-yard touchdown run to increase their advantage to 34-0 after converting the two-point kick.

Tue
03
Oct

Lady Yellowjackets cruise by Mt. Calm

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Tue
03
Oct

Mexia boy’s XC team finishes fifth at Connally Cadet Invitational

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The regular season for cross country will begin to wind down this month, but closing out September, the Mexia Blackcats team competed in the Connally Cadet Invitational in Waco this past Saturday, Sept. 30.
Macie Martinez medaled with her fourth place finish out of 151 runners for the Mexia varsity girls’ team. Martinez finished the course in a time of 12:49.
Also competing for the Mexia girls was Paulina Venegas, finishing with a time of 14:56.78; Jessica Gonzalez completed the course in a time of 15:06.86; Aislinn Venegas had a time of 15:51.52 and Kaylea Dick crossed the finish line with a time of 16:16.82.
Overall, the Mexia varsity girls finished 12th out of 19 teams competing.
For the varsity boys’ team, Diego Rivera took fourth place with a time of 17:52.33 and teammate Lalo Ortiz medaled by making it in the top 20. Ortiz (15th) finished the race with a time of 18:39.98.

Tue
03
Oct

Lady Bulldogs collect their 11th straight win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

I’m not sure what the record is for sweeps in Texas High School Volleyball, but with the Wortham Lady Bulldogs collecting their 11th one in a row, I will certainly be doing some research this week.
Last Tuesday, the team picked up sweep No. 10 over the Italy Lady Gladiators in a non-district match, 25-23, 25-12, 25-22.
Coach DeAnna Whaley said the girls started out the first game behind and struggled with several unforced errors, but managed to come back to take the win.
Ashley Mao and Kayla Lansford teamed up for some powerful serves in the second set to lead the Lady Bulldogs to set win No. 2 Tuesday.

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.

Sat
30
Sep

Mexia dominates second half over Caldwell

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Thu
28
Sep

Week 5: Blackcats vs Caldwell Hornets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

My oh my!
Can you believe it? We are at the halfway mark of the regular season for Texas high school football.
Where has the time gone?
Seems like yesterday the season was just about to start.
Yes, we are in Week 5 and there are plenty of good matchups this Friday night. The Mexia Blackcats will host the Caldwell Hornets for homecoming. Wortham travels to Granger to take on the Lions and in six-man action, the 3-1 Coolidge Yellowjackets clash with the 3-1, 2016 state finalist team, the Jonesboro Eagles on the road.
What a great night of football action, so let’s take a look at the breakdown for this Friday night’s slate of games, Week 5!

Thu
28
Sep

Bulldogs break tie in 4th for win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

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