Sports

Fri
10
Mar

Rivera, Garcia, Padilla, Anglin head to regional powerlifting meet

By Stephen R. Farris
The Mexia News Sports

Four Mexia Blackcat boys powerlifters, will be competing at the regional meet in Smithville.
Diego Rivera looks to continue his dream season at the meet. So far, he has finished No. 1 in all five of the meets he’s competed in this season and is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A Region II Division II.
Rivera, who lifts in the 123-weight class, started out lifting just shy of 1,000 lbs., but at every meet he’s increased his lift totals and has gone from (start) 955 lbs. combined – squat, bench press and dead lift – to 1,055 lbs., accomplished in his last meet in West on Feb. 18.
Mexia will have two lifters competing in the 132-weight class, Ricardo Garcia and Fernando Padilla.

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Wed
08
Mar

Ladycats see All-District honors

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

After a successful season on the court that saw the Mexia Ladycats make it to the area round of the 2016-17 UIL playoffs, several members of the team were recognized by the coaches from District 18-4A as the all-district team was released this past week.
Earning a superlative award for Mexia was Keiana “Keke” Keith, who was named co-offensive MVP. Keith came on strong during district play, both offensively and defensively, to help guide the Ladycats to a second-place finish in conference play.
Making first team all-district were Keith’s teammates Soroya Hollie and Aniyah Jelks.
Destini Hutchison, with stellar defensive play and three-point shooting ability, earned a spot on the district’s second team.

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Mon
06
Mar

Mexia Ladycats rally 3-1 in Mildred Tournament

Mexia News Staff Report

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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