Sports

Wed
24
Aug

Friday Night High School Football Previews

Today officially starts Week 1 in Texas high school football and this is the time of year every hardcore gridiron fan always looks forward to with eager anticipation.

That anticipation usually starts after the final tick on the clock at the final state championship game. 

Yes, it is Thursday, but there are several teams from around the state - including one team in our area - that will begin the 2016 season today.

Everybody else will hit the fields and turf, some in brand new stadiums, tomorrow and Saturday.

Two-a-days and scrimmages have ended and it’s time for the real deal.

Let’s take a look at some of the area matchups this weekend.

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Wed
24
Aug

Lady Bulldogs tame Lady Lions

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs were back in action on the volleyball scene Tuesday evening as they traveled to Blooming Grove to take on the Lady Lions.

Wortham defeated the Lady Lions in three sets with the last two determined by two points, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.

Kayla Lansford led the team with 12 kills, 10 digs, and ace and a blocked shot, while Kate Vogel slammed over 10 kills, had 12 digs, an ace and a block in the win.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Mon
22
Aug

Ladycats battle, fall short

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After playing on the road against Corsicana Tuesday, the Mexia Ladycats were back on the court Friday evening to play their first home game of the season.

Mexia hosted the Whitney Lady Eagles, falling in the first set, 25-18, but came back to dominate the second, 25-15.

Whitney took the third set, 25-18 and ended up battling it out to the very end to win the fourth by two, 25-23.

The final set was back and forth with the lead changing hands several times throughout.

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
22
Aug

First game slated for Aug. 26

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Blackcats played their final football scrimmage this past Friday in Robinson against the Rockdale Tigers.

Mexia came out a little sluggish in the practice session, giving up a couple of touchdowns to the Tigers. One touchdon was from a broken tackle in the backfield and the second on a deep pass play.

The defense, however, did come up with some good pass coverage plays and eventually were able to contain Rockdale running backs from the big runs.

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.

Tue
16
Aug

Blackcats squeeze by Palestine Wildcats for 21-14 scrimmage win

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Blackcats played their first scrimmage of the 2016 season last Friday night in Palestine against the Wildcats.

With triple-digit temperature - along with added heat from the artificial turf - both teams made good use of substituting players in and out of the scrimmage.

Mexia managed to score in their first five plays. The running game, spread out among multiple backs, showed good speed and maneuverability as they picked up huge gains numerous times against the Palestine defense.

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.

Tue
16
Aug

Ladycats take two of three

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

Starting out the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament as the No. 3 seed in Silver bracket play on Saturday, the Mexia Ladycats pushed through to win two of three matches on the day.

Mexia fell to the Rockdale Lady Tigers in two sets, 25-17, 25-14.

The Ladycats bounced back to defeat Buffalo, then Waco Connally in the final two sets to improve to 4-3 on the season.

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.

Tue
16
Aug

Wortham Lady Bulldogs finish third at Palestine Westwood tourney

Mexia News Staff Report

 

After winning two out of three matches in pool play of the Palestine Westwood volleyball tournament, the Wortham Lady Bulldogs were seeded at No. 5 heading into bracket play on Saturday.

Wortham played an early bird game against Jacksonville at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, defeating the Lady Indians in two sets, 25-11, 25-22.

Kate Vogel led the way...

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.

Fri
12
Aug

Ladycats honing in

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Ladycats opened up play in the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament Thursday afternoon, winning their first match over Elkhart, but fell in the final two pool play matches to Anderson-Shiro and Centerville.

 

Mexia vs. Elkhart

Mexia started out a little sluggish in the opening set against Elkhart and found themselves down 20-9.

Priscilla Garcia served six consecutive points, getting some great play from the frontline to help pull the Ladycats within four, 20-16. However, the Lady Elks managed to outscored Mexia 5-3 down the stretch to pull out the first set win, 25-19.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
10
Aug

Ladycats (1-0)sweep Wortham Lady Bulldogs

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats were supposed to open the season at home on Tuesday, but ongoing air conditioning repair work at the high school forced the team to switch their match with the Wortham Lady Bulldogs to Wortham instead.

The change didn’t phase Mexia one bit, as they ended up sweeping the Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, to start the new season at 1-0.

Coach Randy Barger’s Ladycats used a variety of offensive and defensive sets to secure the win, getting great play from the front line.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

Wed
10
Aug

Blackcats start first scrimmage on the road

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

The 2016 football season officially starts this Friday night as the Mexia Blackcats get their first taste in a scrimmage with former district rival, the Palestine Wildcats on the road.

The junior varsity and freshmen teams kick things off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity scrimmage at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Lamonte Chambers has been pleased so far with practices and the eagerness of his players getting into pads on Friday and showing a lot of hard-hitting physical play.

To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Mexia News. Subscribe online or call 254-562-2868.

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