Sports

Tue
17
Jan

Blackcats, Ladycats powerlifting teams raising the bar

Mexia News Staff Report

Off to a good start to the 2017 high school powerlifting season, the Mexia Blackcats and Ladycat lifters both came home with sixth-place overall finishes at the Bosqueville Invitational held Saturday.
Diego Rivera picked up where he left off last season, finishing first for the Blackcats in the 123-pound weight class with a total of 955 pounds lifted. Rivera’s overall total was 325 pounds more than the second-place finisher. Teammate Osvaldo Ortiz came in at No. 4 in the same class with a total of 430 pounds lifted.
In the 132-pound weight class, Ricardo Garcia and Fernando Padilla finished fifth and sixth. Garcia lifted a total of 735 pounds and Padilla followed with a total of 660.

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Tue
17
Jan

Mexia Ladycats pull upset over La Vega Lady Pirates 37-35

Mexia News Staff Report

Trailing after the half, the Mexia Ladycats rallied from behind in the final quarter to walk out of the La Vega gym Tuesday night with a 37-35 win over the Lady Pirates.
Mexia had the edge after the first period of play, leading 10-9, but La Vega managed to hit key baskets to give them the advantage heading into halftime, 20-18.
The Lady Pirates – who made it to the Class 4A girl’s state final four last season – extended their slim lead to four at the close of the third, 28-24.

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Tue
17
Jan

Strong defense sends Ladycats, Lady Eagles to OT

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

What seemed to be a blowout of a game against the Fairfield Lady Eagles last Friday night at Blackcat Gym, ended up turning into a 34-33 come from behind overtime win for the Mexia Ladycats.
Both teams played hard defense in the first period, which ended up tied 4-4.
The Ladycats turned things up a notch in the second, holding the Lady Eagles scoreless, while scoring 12 points and taking a 16-4 lead at the half.
Mexia scored the first five points of the third period with Soroya Hollie hitting 3 of 4 free throws and a layup.

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Tue
17
Jan

Teague defeats Malakoff 73-61

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions moved into sole possession of first place in District 18-3A with their 73-61 win over the Malakoff Tigers in high school basketball action last Friday night on the road.
The Lions led by one after the first period and moved out to a 12-point lead at the half, 38-26.
In the third, Malakoff cut it down to a four-point game after outscoring Teague 22-13, but in the fourth period, the Lions pulled off the reversal score to finish up with the 12-point victory.

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Tue
17
Jan

Blackcats drop opening district game to Fairfield 58-63

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Blackcats opened district play last Friday night against the Fairfield Eagles, but ended up dropping a heartbreaker of a game to the visiting Eagles by the score of 63-58.
Mexia found themselves trailing at the close of the first period, 21-12, after Fairfield’s Kolby Adams went on a three-point scoring spree that drifted over into the start of the second period. Adams ended up hitting four tres during that time.
The Eagles carried the momentum throughout the second period and ended up with a 40-21 halftime lead.
The Blackcats came out firing in the third period.

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Tue
17
Jan

Wortham tames district rival Bremond Tigers 74-38

Mexia News Staff Report

After suffering a five-point loss to district rival Riesel last Tuesday, the Wortham Bulldogs took it out on the Bremond Tigers on Friday, beating their district rival at home, 74-38.
Jayce Black was on fire for the Bulldogs, hitting 18 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals to lead Wortham in the win.
Cole Shivers finished the game with 13 points, six boards (four of those from the offensive end), one assist and five steals.

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Fri
13
Jan

Wortham Lady Bulldogs narrowly take Riesel 34-29

Mexia News Staff Report

The Wortham Lady Bulldogs move to 2-3 in district play after winning their second consecutive game.
The Lady Bulldogs played Riesel on Tuesday, coming from behind in the third quarter to take the lead and eventually come away with a 34-29 road win over the Lady Indians.
After trailing at the half, 13-10, Wortham came out of the locker room and got down to business.

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Fri
13
Jan

Lions hammer the Bison on the road 100-31

Mexia News Staff Report

The Teague Lions move to 3-0 in district play after hammering the Buffalo Bison Tuesday night on the road, 100-31.
The Lions sprinted out to an almost unheard of 27-0 lead by the end of the first period of play and kept their foot on the gas all the way to halftime, extending their advantage up to 40, 52-12.
Teague made the game more into a practice session in the second half as they continued to play hardcore defense and hitting spot-on shots.
In total, the Lions outscored the Bison in the final two periods, 48-19.

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Wed
11
Jan

Coolidge tallies district win #4

Mexia News Staff Report

It was a fight to the end out in Abbott Tuesday night, but the Coolidge Yellowjackets were able to hold off the Panthers in the end to record their fourth straight district win with a 54-52 victory.
Coolidge led by two after the first period, then really started to settle into a groove in the second quarter as Manuel Santa Cruz scored six points and Jordan Brown, Emmanuel Rivera and Juan Acevedo all sank three pointers to give the Yellowjackets a somewhat comfortable 34-22 lead at the half.
Abbott is always a tough draw on their home court and by the end of the third, the momentum started swaying in their direction as they cut Coolidge’s lead down to nine at 46-37.

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Wed
11
Jan

Blackcats make comeback over Tigers, 60-48

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

No love lost between the Mexia Blackcats and Corsicana Tigers, as both teams clashed on the court for the second time this season Tuesday evening, this time at Tiger gym.
Evidently, the Blackcats have the Tigers dialed in their sights as they came away with a 60-48 come from behind win to move to 16-7 on the season.
Mexia trailed early in the game as the fired up Corsicana squad sped out to a 14-4 lead midway in the first period.
But the Blackcats scored the final four points in the first to cut the Tigers lead down to six, 14-8.

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