Sports

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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Fri
24
Feb

Thompson bumping it up a notch

Mexia News Staff Report

The UT-Tyler Patriots softball team is picking up where they left off from last season after winning the NCAA Division III National Championship and former Mexia Ladycat, Cheyenne Thompson, in her sophomore season, is off to a great start as well.
The 5-8 outfielder has started in all of 10 of the Patriots games this season, where the team is currently 10-0.
Thompson leads the Patriots in batting with an average of .606 and has 20 hits in 33 at-bats, along with 14 runs, 19 RBI, five doubles and three homeruns, plus a base on balls and no strikeouts.

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Wed
22
Feb

Teague charges Keene 70-49

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions (22-8) broke a 9-9 tie after the first period and never looked back as they defeated the Keene Chargers in the bi-district round of the Class 3A Reg. III boys basketball playoffs Monday night, 70-49.
Teague exploded for 19 points in the second period, while holding Keene to only eight to take a 28-17 halftime lead.
The Lions outscored the Chargers in the second half, 42-32.

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Wed
22
Feb

Teague Lady Lions defeat No. 17 Franklin in area playoffs

Mexia News Staff Report

Class 3A No. 10 ranked Teague Lady Lions continue to roll on as they picked up their third playoff win Tuesday night, defeating No. 17 Franklin in Centerville, 58-55.
Lion Nation flooded the stands with orange to root for the Lady Lions as the team took a 12-6 lead by the close of the first period, behind three-pointers by Cady Drake and Ashley Nickleberry with time winding down.
Franklin continued to be a “thorn in the side” of Teague after hitting three consecutive shots above the arc to tie the game at the half at 29-29.

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Wed
22
Feb

Blackcat's early lead not enough

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Bursting out of the gates in Tuesday night’s bi-district basketball game in Hubbard against Waco Connally was the Mexia Blackcats, raining down a ton of three-point bombs to take a quick 15-3 lead early in the first period.
However, the Cadets came back to take a 33-31 lead at the half and held on to end the Blackcats season, 69-57.
The game was fast-paced from the start with Mexia taking a 23-14 lead after one.
During the quarter, Malcolm King, Shemar High and Travion Carter knocked down three-pointers, with Davion Carter connecting on a pair himself.

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Mon
20
Feb

Trip to West results in big returns for Mexia

Mexia News Staff Report

The lengthy time off did the Mexia Blackcat powerlifting team good as the trip to West on Saturday resulted in a 10th place finish out of 20 teams for the boys and a sixth-place finish for the girls, competing against 19 other high school teams.
For the fifth consecutive meet this season, Diego Rivera brought home the gold medal in the 123-weight class, matching his previous lift total of 1,055 lbs. and continues to stay at the No. 1 ranking in Class 4A Region 2 Division 2 in his weight classification.
In the 132-weight class, Fernando Padilla took fifth place with a combined lift total of 795 lbs.

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Mon
20
Feb

Teague Lady Lions area champions

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lady Lions will return to the Class 3A regional quarterfinal round after they defeated Jarrell 75-65 for the area championship.
The lady lions came out hot with Kadaja Nickleberry scoring 11 first quarter points.
Jarrell would bounce back and take a four-point lead in at the half.
“We knew coming in Jarrell would be a good team so we prepared for a battle at this point in the season,” said coach Chris Nickleberry. “We just got to keep battling no matter the circumstances.”

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Mon
20
Feb

Lady Yellowjackets defeat Kenard 51-37

Mexia News Staff Report

After taking the 26-1A district basketball crown with an undefeated conference record, plus getting a first round bye in the UIL Class 1A Reg. IV girls basketball playoffs, the Coolidge Lady Yellowjackets hit the court Friday night and took care of Kennard in the area round, 51-37.
Kennard stayed close with the Lady Yellowjackets, but Coolidge ended up with an 18-12 halftime lead.
The game remained tight by the close of the third period, with the Lady Yellowjackets still in control, 30-23. Coolidge outscored Kennard in the final period, 21-14, to hang on for the 14-point win.

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