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Mon
06
Mar

Wortham Bulldogs playing .500 ball

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Bulldogs move above .500 as they improved to 4-3 on the young season after going 2-1 in the Alto baseball tournament over the weekend.
Wortham opened tournament play with wins over both Palestine Westwood, 9-1, and Cayuga, 4-0, but fell to host Alto Friday evening, 12-2.
In the Westwood game, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the first, three more in the second and another trifecta in the third all on seven hits and nine walks to win by eight.
Zach Jones led the Wortham charge, going 2-4 at the plate with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI.

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Mon
06
Mar

Mexia track teams faired well at Max Hibbitts Cadet Invitational

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia track team officially started the 2017 season Friday afternoon at the Max Hibbitts Cadet Invitational, held at Waco Connally’s Mac Peoples Stadium.
All four teams put in good efforts during the meet, with three athletes earning first place medals.
Beginning with the junior varsity boys team, Dre’vaun Cooper took fourth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.37.
In the 800-meter run, Carlos Rivera finished in first place with his time of 2:14.08; Lalo Ortiz placed sixth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:24.82 and in the 3200-meter run, Isaac Mendez made second place with a time of 11:34.82 and Ortiz took fourth with a time of 11:45.11.
Alex Olvera brought home a second place medal in the Discus, flinging it for a distance of 99-1 1/4.

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Mon
06
Mar

Mexia’s baseball team breaks losing streak during tournament play

Mexia News Staff Report

Wed
01
Mar

Bar-none her best

By Kevin Anderson
Special to The Mexia News

Wortham’s Ta’Avyonne (Tay-Tay) Felder opened up her morning at the Blooming Grove Invitational Powerlifting Meet – held Feb. 18 – with an easy squat of 275 pounds, which turned out to be a new personal record for her in that event and 20 lbs. more than she had previously lifted in the Class 2A 198-weight class.
Tay-Tay wasn’t quite done as she moved onto the Bench Press and again hit a new personal record, benching 135 lbs., 20 pounds more than her previous best of 115.
In the Deadlift, she crushed both her opener and second attempts of 260 lbs. and 285 lbs.

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Wed
01
Mar

Mexia Ladycats raising the bar

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

This year is what every high school coach dreams of and for Mexia powerlifting coach Kent Richey, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Not only did he have such a large number of girls turn out to compete for the Blackcats team, eight of them will be competing at the Class 4A Region II regional meet today in Academy.
“The girls have had a great season this year,” said Richey. “We’ve been to some really big meets and their numbers have all increased each week.”
Two of the young ladies are ranked No. 1 in their weight classes and the rest are in the top 10 of their respective classes as well.

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Tue
28
Feb

Mexia soccer team lose two: Tie with Robinson for second

Mexia News Staff Report

The Mexia Blackcats soccer team struggled last week falling to Robinson last Tuesday evening, 3-3 (4-3) in double-overtime and a shootout in the end and then to Waco La Vega last Friday night, 1-0.
Mexia vs Robinson
The Rockets took an early 1-0 lead in the 21st minute.
The Blackcats tied the match 1-1 in the 39th minute, when Lalo Ortiz sent a pass to Kevin Garcia in the box. Garcia brought the ball down, dribbled around two defenders, then made a pass to Manny Acevedo who returned the ball back to Garcia. Garcia took a step to his right and shot to the bottom left corner of the net for the goal.
The teams went to the locker room at the half tied at 1-1.

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Tue
28
Feb

District 18-2A Girl’s Basketball All-District

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs finished the 2016-17 basketball season with a record of 13-14, after winning just three games the year before and made the playoffs for the first time in more than four years under first year coach Justin Wood.
Several members of this year’s squad have been selected to the district’s all-district team.
Ashley Sandifer received a superlative award after being named Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Sophomore Hallie Fautt and senior Kate Vogel both were selected to the district’s first team and sophomores Jayde Hamilton and Ashley Mao made the district’s second team.

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Tue
28
Feb

High School Baseball/Softball Roundup

Mexia News Staff Report

This past weekend several area high school baseball and softball teams competed in tournament play.
The Mexia Blackcats played in the Whitney Tournament, while the Ladycats were at the Rockdale Tournament. In Class 2A, the Wortham Bulldogs competed in the Rosebud-Lott Tournament and the Lady Bulldogs were in North Zulch for their second tournament of the season after competing in the Rio Vista Tournament the weekend before.
Mexia Blackcats
The Blackcats had a tough time at the Whitney Tournament. The team lost quite a few players to graduation last spring, so this year is more a rebuilding season.
Rogers 7, Mexia 2
In Whitney, Mexia dropped their opening game to Rogers, 7-2. The Blackcats took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Rogers tied the game in the top of the third, 2-2. Rogers scored four runs in the top of the fourth and added another in the fifth.

Fri
24
Feb

Wortham brings home medals from first track meet

Mexia News Staff Report

Track season has officially began and out front in the first meet, the Wortham varsity boys and girls teams put in a nice performance at the Indian Relays in Riesel Thursday, both finishing seventh out of 18 teams.
In the girls 3200 meter run, Wortham’s Nikki Boney came in sixth with a time of 14:41.18 and in the 4x100 meter relay, the team of Hallie Fautt, Zaria Oates, Taylor and Villa finished fifth with a time of 57.63.
Fautt picked up a first place medal in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:06.

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Fri
24
Feb

Yellowjacket’s playoff run comes to a finish

Mexia News Staff Report

The Coolidge Yellowjackets season came to an end Thursday night in Centerville, as they fell to the Slocum Mustangs in the Class 1A Reg. IV area round, 71-62.
It was a close game after one period of play, with both teams playing to an 11-11 tie. Slocum broke the game open in the second period, scoring 19 points to Coolidge’s 11 to take a 30-22 lead at the half.
Coolidge cut the Mustangs lead down to four the end of the third.

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