Sports

Fri
02
Dec

Teague Lions fall to La Vega

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

After battling the Waco La Vega Pirates to a 9-9 tie after the first period of play to open the Fairfield basketball tournament on Thursday, the Teague Lions found themselves in an old-fashioned brawl.

La Vega outscored Teague in the second period, 23-14, to take the lead going into the half, 32-23.

The Pirates continued to keep their distance out front in the third, but with 3:47 left to play in the quarter, the Lions A.J. Weathers hit a three-point bucket to move Teague within five.

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Fri
02
Dec

Blackcats come from behind for 59-53 win over Cougars

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Blackcats hit the court strong in the first period of the Fairfield Tournament that began play on Thursday, sprinting out to a 17-9 lead and eventually taking the game with a 59-53 win.

Shemar High led the charge with eight points in the quarter, including a break-away slam dunk.

Malcolm King and Davion Carter added to the early lead with three-point baskets.

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Wed
30
Nov

Texas High School Football Playoff Previews for Week 4

Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

We are down to the final area team this week. Congrats to all the local high schools that made the playoffs this season. Mart fell to Crawford last Friday night, 27-20, ending their terrific season at 12-1. The Teague Lions ran up against the hearty Cameron Yoe Yoemen in their quarterfinal matchup. Teague simply ran out of power, scoring only six points in the game, while the Yoemen cultivated the win with 23 points of their own. This week, it’s Tigers vs. Tigers and which one is the better of the two as defending Class 2A DII state champion Bremond (the lone survivor) will do battle Tenaha at College Station High School Stadium.

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Wed
30
Nov

Blackcats make commanding presence over Waco Reicher

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Add another one to the win column for the Mexia Blackcats after picking up a commanding, 76-57 win over Waco Reicher on the road.

Senior captain Shemar High scored seven points in the first period and 10 more in the fourth to add to his game-high total of 23 to lead the Blackcats. High continues to pick up where he left off last season in rebounds, finishing the game with 14 boards and marking the fourth consecutive game he has reached double-figures in rebounding.

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Wed
30
Nov

Second quarter falls on Ladycats for loss against Lady Cougars

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

The Mexia Ladycats put up a brutal fight with the China Spring Lady Cougars Tuesday night in non-district basketball action at Mexia High School.

Despite out rebounding and getting many second and third shot opportunities, the Ladycats ended up falling to the Lady Cougars, 54-47.

Mexia led mid-way through the first period of play, 15-11. Jashima Smith’s layup under the basket with just under two minutes left in the quarter gave the Ladycats a six-point advantage.

However, China Spring scored the last five points of the period to cut the Mexia lead down to one.

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Mon
28
Nov

Early hours, hard work pay off

By Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Sports

 

It’s not an easy task to get up at the crack of dawn, put on your sweats … maybe shorts and a tank top, depending on the weather and hitting the pavement running anywhere from two to five miles at a steady pace, then hitting the books at school by 8 a.m.

Often times there’s the urge to tell yourself to skip a day and go back to sleep, but for three Mexia High School athletes, the motivation and dedication to the sport of cross country and the goal of making it to the top has been the drive to make their dream become a reality.

Give credit to juniors Diego Rivera and Macie Martinez, along with sophomore Angel Escamilla for their hard work they put in to make it to the 2016 UIL State Cross Country Championship held on Nov. 12 in Round Rock.

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
25
Nov

Mexia Blackcats defeat Palestine 58-47

By Timothy J. O’Malley

Managing Editor

It was a touch of finesse off the backboard that gave the Blackcats the edge in the first period that may have been just enough to take the win against Palestine Westwood this past Tuesday at home.

Mexia played an up tempo offense and strong defense to take an early lead 13-4 with 3:01 remaining in the first period. Once Palestine found their beat they came back to close the gap ending the period 15-9.

Mon
21
Nov

Teague shutout Buna 48-0

Mexia News Staff Report

 

Class 3A DI No. 14 ranked Teague Lions (10-2) entered Friday night’s area playoff game with something to prove, as they handed the Buna Cougars a 48-0 shutout to set up this weekend’s meeting with the No. 10 ranked Cameron Yoe Yoemen in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals in Temple.

Last week it was the Heard duo doing all the damage in Teague’s bi-district win over Franklin. This week, the Lions went to running back Tayvis Coleman, who scored three touchdowns rushing on 18 carries for 150 yards.

Teague stuck to their running game as quarterback Antonio Heard scored twice on the ground and carried the ball nine times for 46 yards, while receiver Tyrese Heard ran four times for 25 yards and a touchdown.

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Mon
21
Nov

Wortham escapes defeat by one point against Trinidad

Mexia News Staff Report

 

It may not have been the high scoring game high school basketball fans are used to, but the Wortham Bulldogs spread out the scoring among seven of their players to escape Trinidad with a one-point, 29-28, opening season win this past Friday night.

Wortham led at the half 12-8, but the Trojans scored 15 points in the third period to the Bulldogs eight to take a 23-20 lead heading into the final period of play.

The Bulldogs battled with some tough defense in the fourth and got five points from Braxton Whaley, which included a key three-point basket, and a bucket each from Cole Shivers and Ryan McDaniel to outscore Trinidad 9-5 to get the one-point edge win.

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
21
Nov

Hornets put final sting to Blackcats at buzzer

Mexia News Staff Report

The Blackcats opened the 2016-17 basketball season trying to knock off the Gatesville Hornets on the road. Mexia came close in a hard-fought game to the end, but wound up a couple of points short at the final buzzer, 53-51.

Senior captain Shemar High led the Blackcat offense with 22 points. High had three, 3-pointers in the game as well and was 4-6 at the free throw line.

Malcolm King poured in 11 points with nine of those coming from beyond the 3-point arc.

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.

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