Sports

Wed
06
Sep

Wortham takes opening game against Itasca, 29-16

Mexia News Staff Report

Opening day of the Texas High School Football season was a success, despite some schools being affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
For the Wortham Bulldogs, things couldn’t have gone much better as they fought their way to a 29-16 win over the Itasca Wampus Cats at home.
The Bulldogs scored first, taking a 6-0 lead in the opening quarter and holding it into the second until Itasca moved ahead 8-6.
That would be the score going into halftime, however, Wortham returned to the field fired up and ready for action, scoring 15 points in the third quarter to push ahead by 13, 21-8.

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Wed
06
Sep

Lady Bulldogs sweep Axtell in three

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

All the attention last Friday seemed to be focused on the opening weekend of Texas High School Football, which left the Wortham Lady Bulldog volleyball team in a scrabble to get ready for their home match against the Axtell Lady Longhorns.
Not only did the team have to wait for the pep rally to end, topped with an early start due to the Bulldogs playing at home, warming up for the match was out of the question.
Facing those adversities, it didn’t faze the Lady Bulldogs one bit as they swept Axtell in three sets, 25-22, 25-14, 25-8.
Going in with a cold start, the Lady Bulldogs sluggish, missing their first four serves.
However, the girls came back to eventually tie Axtell in the first set and later took a slim lead and held on for a three-point win.

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Wed
06
Sep

A new energy surges Mexia XC

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Fri
01
Sep

Pre-Game Week 2: Mexia vs Teague expected to be close

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
The opening week of Texas High School football was a little dramatic for some schools, less for others, while even more programs are still wondering if they will have a season to play this year after damaging flood waters from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey still lingered after Week 1 of competition.
This week, most all teams above the lower Brazos River resume play in Week 2, with some teams still looking for their first win of the season.
Check out who’s where this week from Class 4A on down to Class 1A, 6-Man teams.

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Fri
01
Sep

Lady Bulldogs pick up first district win in three sets

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

It didn’t take long Tuesday evening for the Wortham Lady Bulldogs to pick up their first district win of the season, as they march towards their goal of 20 consecutive playoff appearances in the team’s history.
Wortham disposed of the Mount Calm Lady Panthers in three sets, 25-7, 25-9, 25-4, to move to 1-0 in District 14-2A.
Leading the charge at the net for the Lady Bulldogs was Kayla Lansford with 11 kills and a blocked shot. Lansford inflicted damage on the Lady Panthers at the service line with eight aces and she also pitched in defensively with two digs.
Setter Jayde Hamilton finished the match with 14 assists and five kills, along with a pair of aces serving and two digs on defense.

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Fri
01
Sep

Mexia drops season opener to Athens on the road, 6-0

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

With 1:12 remaining in the final quarter of the season opener, the Mexia Blackcats put together one of the best drives of the night against the Athens Hornets.
Starting at their own 27-yard line, quarterback Travion Carter connected with receiver Jadon Proctor for a 14-yard gain, then one play later the Blackcats moved into Athens territory when Davion Carter caught an 11-yard pass.
Carter made a spectacular catch to put Mexia into the red zone at the 12-yard line with 00:11 to go in the game and with no timeouts.
Travion Carter tried to find a receiver in the end zone, but ended up getting flushed out of the pocket and he took off running towards the goal line, however, he came up short and time ran out as Athens ended up hanging on for the 6-0 win.

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Wed
30
Aug

Ladycats come from behind in five against Lady Lions

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Mon
28
Aug

Blackcats: Playing to a new beat

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Blackcats closed out the preseason with their final scrimmage against the Rockdale Tigers last Thursday night and according to head coach Frank Sandoval, his team is pumped up and ready for their first regular season game this Friday night in Athens.
After falling to Palestine the week before, the Blackcats regrouped this past week to improve at each position and the results paid off as Mexia beat the Tigers in the live quarter at the end of Thursday night’s scrimmage.
“Offensively, it’s really pleasing when you’ve really harped on something throughout the week at each position and they’ve improved,” Sandoval said.
One of the things the team has worked on is going through their paces at a faster rate and the kids are getting more comfortable with the up tempo.

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Mon
28
Aug

Lady Bulldogs fall 2-1 in Groesbeck

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

After meeting with success in the pool play round of the Groesbeck Volleyball Tournament last Thursday, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs found the bracket portion a little tough.
Coach DeAnna Whaley’s team fell to the Grandview Lady Zebras in the first match on Saturday, 20-25, 17-25.
The second match on the day didn’t fare much better, as Wortham dropped both sets to Ft. Worth Castleberry, 10-25, 20-25, but the Lady Bulldogs fought back in their last match of the day to defeat the McGregor Lady Bulldogs in two, 25-14, 25-18.
Kayla Lansford and Ashley Mao led the front court with a combined 47 kills and 11 blocks. Lansford finished the day with 26 kills, 16 digs on defense, along with eight blocks and served up three aces.

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Fri
25
Aug

Lady Bulldogs to play silver bracket

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs - coming off a third-place finish at the Leon Volleyball Tournament last weekend and a home win on Tuesday - faced the West Lady Trojans (17-4) in the opening round of pool play at the Groesbeck Varsity Volleyball Tournament
Wortham (8-11) started off sluggish, falling to the Lady Trojans in two sets, 10-25, 18-25.
Things didn’t look well in their second match against the Franklin Lady Lions after they dropped the first set, 24-26.
However, the Lady Bulldogs fought back to take the second set, 25-18, and battled to the end in the tie-breaker to come out on top by two, 25-23, splitting their pool play record at 1-1.
“Franklin was a continuous battle,” said head coach DeAnna Whaley. “I’m very pleased with how hard my girls worked together and continued to hustle and not give up.”
The final game…

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