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Wortham lifters compete at West

Mexia News Sports Editor
The Wortham Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs powerlifting teams competed in the West Invitational this past Saturday morning with two athletes returning with medals.
Dylan Martin had the best finish for the Bulldog team, finishing seventh in the 198 weight-class with a total of 1,065 lbs. lifted. Also competing for the Bulldogs were Dallas McGee in the 181 Class and Logan Salisbury in the 242 Class.
For the Lady Bulldogs, the girls finished No. 15 out of 23 teams competing in the West Invitational.

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Mon
19
Feb

Blackcats win powerlifting meet

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
The Mexia Blackcats finished first out of 15 teams competing at the Normangee Powerlifting Meet held Saturday, Feb. 17, while the Ladycats brought home second-place from the meet.
The Blackcats had two lifters finish in first-place, Diego Rivera in the 123 weight-class and Joshua Beachum in the 165 Class. Rivera topped his lift total of 1,070 lbs. from the week before, finishing with a combined total of 1,110 lbs. Saturday. Beachum matched Rivera’s lift total (1,110 lbs.) beating out the second-place finisher in the 165 Class by 20 lbs.
There were two lifters finishing in second-place for Mexia. Nick Turner scored the No. 2 spot with a total of 535 lbs. in the 114 Class, Dre’Vaun Cooper placed second in the 198 Class with 1,270 lbs. lifted.

Mon
19
Feb

Mexia ready for season after 2-2 tie in final scrimmage

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
The final baseball scrimmage for the Mexia Blackcats resulted in a 2-2 tie with the Waco La Vega Pirates last Friday evening in Bellmead.
Mexia scored in the top of the first after Evan Harrison scored on an error to give the Blackcats the 1-0 lead.
Mexia made it a 2-0 game in the top of the fourth, when B.J. Sunday reached first on a fielder’s choice. Then in a series of what could be described as “unfortunate events”, Phillip Lejeune - pinch running for Sunday - moved all the way from first to third on an error by the Pirate catcher and came in to score on an infield hit by Trevor Griffith.
La Vega made it a 2-1 game after scoring a lone run in the bottom half of the inning, then tied the game in the bottom of the fifth.
Mexia finished with four hits and no errors, while the Pirates had three hits and two errors.
Griffith was the lead

Mon
19
Feb

Ladycats softball team opens season

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
Big weekend for the Mexia Ladycats softball team as they opened the regular season winning two of six games at the Whitney Tournament held Feb. 15-17.
Mexia began play in the tourney last Thursday against Copperas Cove, falling to the Lady Bulldawgs in a close game, 7-5, then fell to the Little River Academy Lady Bees by one, 11-10.
The Ladycats came back on Friday to drop the Clifton Lady Cubs 12-7 but closed out the day with a 9-0 loss to host Whitney.
On Saturday, the girls slip by the Troy Trojanettes in another tight ball game, winning 9-8.
Against Clifton Friday, the Ladycats jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first. Ashton Langley led off the inning by reaching first base on an error, advancing to second on a passed ball before Baileah Thompson joined her on base with a walk.

Mon
19
Feb

Coolidge boys win tune-up; girls fall in area round

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
With the Coolidge Yellowjackets waiting to see who they’ll play in the area round of the Class 1A basketball playoffs, the team took to the court Saturday at the Whataburger Shootout held at Mansfield High School.
The No. 14-ranked Yellowjackets took on No. 7 Graford (21-8), handing the Rabbits a 53-50 loss.
Coolidge (20-2) trailed 14-11 at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime down 28-20.
Things picked up in the third for the Yellowjackets with Jordan Brown getting a hot hand, scoring seven points in the quarter while teammates Roman Benjamin and Juan Acevedo chipped in four each to move Coolidge to within five by the end of the quarter, 40-35.
In the fourth, Manny Rivera and Acevedo tallied six apiece as Coolidge outscored the Rabbits 18-10 for the lead and the win.

Mon
19
Feb

Lady ’Dogs fall in second round

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
After beating Valley Mills in the bi-district round of the Class 2A girls basketball playoffs, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs were looking to knock off the No. 2-ranked LaPoynor Lady Flyers last Friday night in the area-round game played at Corsicana High School.
Unfortunately for Wortham, things didn’t go as planned and as the horn sounded to end the game, LaPoynor (30-2) came away with the 62-16 win, ending the Lady Bulldogs’ season with a record of 19-10.
Wortham managed only nine points in the first half against the Lady Flyers, who put up 35 in the first two quarters.

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.

Mon
19
Feb

Liberty Hill shows why it’s No. 1, with 76-41 win over Lady ’Cats

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
It was a game of matchups Friday night for the No. 21-ranked Mexia Ladycats in their Class 4A area basketball playoff game with No. 1 Liberty Hill at Hearne High School, but as hard as they tried the Crimson and Black couldn’t quite keep the Lady Panthers’ 6-foot-7 Sedona Prince contained as she scored at will and kept her teammates in the loop with assists en route to a 76-41 win.
The Mexia game plan was to keep Prince off the boards and out of the paint as much as possible, sometimes using double and triple teams, but while it worked to a degree, Liberty Hill found ways to score without her most of the night.
In the opening quarter, the Lady Panthers’ Kasye Bevers scored the first basket on a three-pointer, but the Ladycats answered back when Treece Daily pulled up to the arc to sink the three and tied the game with 6:38 left in the first.

Mon
19
Feb

Blackcats win must-win game

By Richard Nelson
Editor & Publisher
Playing in a do-or-die situation, the Mexia Blackcats kept their wits about them and defeated the Fairfield Eagles 67-60 Friday, Feb. 16, at Navarro College for the final playoff spot from District 18-4A.
The Blackcats (22-8) were to play Waco Connally (20-8) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Corsicana.
After closing a 10-point gap to two points in the final minutes of the third quarter, the Blackcats tied the game to start the fourth, with Davion Carter pulling down a defensive rebound and driving the length of the court and right by three Fairfield defenders for a layup. He was fouled on the play, but missed the free throw — starting a span of three minutes without points for Mexia.
Meanwhile, the Eagles took a 56-50 lead.

Fri
16
Feb

Ladycats come-from-behind to win

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
The trip to West High School on Monday evening was a little scary for the Mexia Ladycats, but the team survived an early deficit to come back and take the bi-district championship 40-36 from the claws of the Lorena Lady Leopards.
Mexia had difficulty going up against Lorena’s stiff zone defense and couldn’t get the shots to fall like they normally do at the start of the game.
The Lady Leopards ended the first quarter in the driver’s seat with a 14-3 lead.
However, the Ladycats weren’t content with their situation and regrouped to start the second quarter.
Making the necessary adjustments, Mexia went full-force attack with its pressure defense and turned the tables on Lorena.
The Ladycats crept closer on the scoreboard to cut Lorena’s lead to seven midway through the second period.

Fri
16
Feb

Lady ’Jackets win their bi-district championship

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor
Just watching the Bartlett Lassies during warm-ups of Tuesday night’s Class 1A girls bi-district playoff game in McGregor with Coolidge, fans may have expected them to run rampant over the smaller Lady Yellowjackets lineup.
However, Coolidge had a game plan of their own and that was to use quick hands and pressure defense to keep Bartlett on their heels and with just seven players to pull that off, the Lady Yellowjackets left Bulldog Gym with a decisive 56-44 win and the bi-district championship.
Coolidge held a slim 15-13 lead at the end of the first period, but Bartlett tied the game a minute and 10 seconds into the second period.
Julia Herera’s three-point shot a short time later gave Coolidge the lead again at 18-15.
The Lassies managed to make it a one-point game at 18-17, but that would be as close as they’d come the rest of the half.

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