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Wed
22
Jul

Waves put up good fight at State T-Ball Tournament


Mallory Flores stretches out for the ball at first ball in an attempt to get the Belton runner out at first during Mexia’s game with the Ponytail Express at the Texas Teenage Association of Softball 6U State T-Ball Tournament held at Groesbeck. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Getting to the playoffs in summer league softball is an accomplishment in itself, but making it all the way to the state tournament is something to be really proud of.
The Mexia Cory Waves did just that. The 6U T-Ball team battled throughout the season and finished second at the Texas Teenage Association of Softball District Tournament, qualifying for the state tournament in Groesbeck played this week.
Althought the Waves were 1-2 in tournament play at Groesbeck, they put up a tremendous fight against the Belton Ponytail Express in their final game.
Mexia led by three runs going into the top of the fourth and had a chance to put the game away, but Belton played well defensively to hold the Waves to one run in the top of the fourth to make it a 22-18 game at that point.

Wed
15
Jul

Tigers gear up for 8U Machine Pitch state tournament


Mexia Lee Tiger Tralan Brooks takes a mighty swing during the team’s game with Axtell last week at the TTAB District 14 8U Machine Pitch tournament held here at City Park. The Tigers move on to the state tournament that begins this coming Monday, July 20, in Mineola. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Lee Tigers will be one of 15 teams competing at the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball’s 8U Machine Pitch State Tournament that is being held in Mineola starting Monday, July 20.
The Tigers clawed their way up from the loser’s bracket in last week’s District 14 tournament that was held here at City Park, to win two of three over Groesbeck to advance to the state tournament.
Mexia’s competition at the state tournament will include the Emory Red Sox, Mineola Mean Machine from District One. From District Two, Hillsboro Jackson, District Three, Pleasant Grove Rangers, District Four, Brownwood Blue Jays, District 5, Stephenville Rangers, District 6, Teague Bowers, District Seven, Temple Cardinals, District 8, Belton Knights, District Nine, Harker Heights Iron Pigs, District 10, Rusk Yankees, District 11, BMC Angels, District 12, Kerens Bobcats and District 13’s Clifton Payne.

Mon
13
Jul

Headed back to state


Mexia News photo/Jennifer Lansford

Wortham is playing in the High School Eligible state playoffs in Buffalo July 17-19. Last year, Wortham ended the playoffs second in state. The Bulldogs are hoping to bring home a championship this year. The team includes, l-r, front row: Dylan Martin, Kalob Bowden, Trent Williams, Jordan Lansford, Luke Calame, Hogan Johnson and Rudy Miller; middle row: Cash Perez (bat boy), Hunter Waggener, Ethan McCoslin, Braxton Whaley, Ethan Perez, Anthony Perez and Devon Colquette; back row: Coach Mike Williams, Coach Tracy Lansford and Coach Billy Perez. Not shown are players Michael McGlone and Blake Looney.

Mon
13
Jul

Mexia Lee Tigers win tourney here, advance to state


The Mexia Lee Tigers won the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball District 14 8U Machine Pitch tournament, held here at City Park last week and advance to the state tournament in Mineola beginning on July 20. Pictured, along with the Tigers coaching staff in no particular order are Keytron Majors, Tralan Brooks, Kyran Bedford, Jordan Banks, Johnny Howard, Maximus Toscanol, Kaleb Molina, Zarmion Shed, Kadyn Molina, Ty Stevens and Nickolas Acevedo. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
It took three games against a tough Groesbeck Jones team for the Mexia Lee Tigers to win the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball District 14 8U Machine Pitch Tournament last week. The Tigers were bumped into the loser’s bracket after their loss to Groesbeck on Tuesday, July 7, but fought their way back up the ladder to edge out their Limestone County neighbor, 7-6, in Wednesday evening’s rematch. On Thursday, July 9, the two teams played for the district championship with Mexia winning, 10-2, in the five-inning game.
“We were looking forward to the challenge,” said Mexia coach Lee Banks. “Groesbeck is a great team. They field well. They make contact and put pressure on you, but we were up to the challenge and made the plays we had to.”

Wed
08
Jul

Mexia Firecracker 5K Run Results - July 4, 2015


A mob of entrants, including one very enthusiastic German Shepherd, in the takes off at the starting line Saturday morning, July 4, in the Firecracker 5K Run, part of the Boomin’ on the Fourth celebration of Independence Day at Mexia City Park. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Overall male: Pete Martinez, 19:48 (1)
Overall female: Jacqueline Morton 23:18 (5)
Age 14 – under
Male: 1. Oscar Ronquillo, 25:56 (10); 2. Chapin Banard, 27:04 (15); 3. Lucas Horn, 43:21 (67); 4. Seth Carroll, 44:57 (70).
Female: 1. McKenzie Horn, 40:34 (63); 2. Madison Horn, 41:34 (64).
Ages 15 -19
Male: 1. Logan Capers, 34:16 (44); 2. Kenneth Askew, 36:08 (48).
Female: 1. Rachel Nichols, 29:34 (24); 2. Emily Hayes, 34:15 (43); 3. B. Martinez, 38:17 (55); 4. Isabelle Almaguer, 29:00 (30); 5. Ashley Gonzales, 41:37 (65).
Ages 20- 24
Male: 1. Antonio Dockery, 30:34 (31); 2. Jeremy Jimenez, 32:17 (39); 3. Carlos Alvarado, 32:37 (40); 4. Kane Butler, 55:40 (88).
Female: 1. Loren Eary, 32:15 (38); 2. Ashley Eary, 33:08 (42); 3. Shelby Adair, 38:37 (58).
Ages 25 – 29
Male: 1. Angel Burdier, 22:33 (3); 2. Lazaro Valencia, 22:33 (4); 3. Josh Mendez, 27:14 (17); 4. James Sinclair, 53:03 (85).

Mon
06
Jul

‘Buckwheat’ Morton honored with sign, ceremony


Family and friends were on hand to be a part of the ceremony held Saturday, July 4, at City Park by the Mexia Baseball and Softball Association, honoring the late J. L. “Buckwheat” Morton for his lifelong support of the youngsters who played ball at City Park each spring and summer. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The Mexia Baseball and Softball Association held their annual all-star games on Saturday, July 4, at City Park. Coaches, players, parents and fans turned out to play and watch a variety of games that were played, from t-ball to machine pitch.
Later in the afternoon, MBSA held a ceremony in honor of the late J. L. “Buckwheat” Morton, who was a huge supporter of the Mexia Blackcats and youth baseball and softball. Morton died May 24 at the age of 78.
According to association president, Brian Hullum, Morton would hurry home after work, get cleaned up and head over to City Park to root on the youngsters during ball games.
“He was a friend and loved supporting all the kids out here,” said Hullum.

Wed
01
Jul

Mexia to host TTAB Boy's 8U Machine Pitch District 14 tournament Monday

Mexia will be the site of the Texas Teenage Association of Baseball Boy's 8U Machine Pitch District 14 tournament that begins this coming Monday, July 6.
Teams competing in the tournament will be Mexia Lee, Mexia STV, Axtell #1 Yankees, Axtell #2 Rangers, Groesbeck #1 King and Groesbeck #2 Jones. The top two teams will advance to the state tournament, which will be held in Mineola starting July 20.
Other Mexia teams involved in TTAB district tournaments are Mexia Tacker Construction and Mexia Wes, competing in the Boy's 6U T-Ball District 8 tournament hosted by Hubbard and starting on Monday. The T-Ball state tournament will be held in Emory July 20.

Wed
01
Jul

Fireworks, hot dogs and lots of baseball July 4th

This July 4th holiday will be an exciting time as the Mexia Baseball and Softball Association will host an all-star day at Mexia City Park fields.
Beginning at 1 p.m. (all games played at the middle field) the festivities begin with a coaches’ game, followed with a girl's T-Ball game at 2:30 p.m.
At 4 p.m., a boy's T-Ball game will be played.
At 5:30 p.m., a tribute will be made to the late J.L. "Buckwheat" Morton, who loved being around the baseball fields to watch all the games every summer.
After the tribute ceremony, a boy's machine pitch game will be played at 6 p.m. and closing out the day of baseball and softball games will be a 10U boy's game at 7:30 p.m.
After the lights go out on the diamond, more fun is in store with the Boomin' on the Fourth fireworks display to cap off the day's events.

Mon
29
Jun

Results are in for 85th annual Mexia Chamber Rodeo


Bareback riders, and their hats, had a tough go of it Friday night at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo, but this rider managed to ride the full eight. We will have photos from the youth events at this year’s rodeo in an upcoming edition of The Mexia News. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

Mexia News Staff Report

Great times at the 85th Annual Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce Rodeo this past weekend as the stands were packed to watch three nights of cowboys and cowgirls competing in various events.
Here are the results:
Bareback - Lucas Buck, 80, Steven Anding, 75, Josh Hudson, 72
Barrel Racing - Ava Antolik 16.901, Kassidy Pruett 16.965, Jennifer Sharp 16.969, Wyatt Grace Andrews 17.057, Dawn Anderson 17.106, Torrie Edge 17.126, Jordi Edens 17.146, Holly Fenoglio 17.157
Break Away - Cacee Sue Taulman 2.560, Laramie Johnson 2.650, Alex Flautt 2.650, Amber Crawford 2.690, Jordan Fabrizio 2.700, Payton Powell 2.780, Kaki Herring 2.820, Lacey Kessler 2.830
Bull Riding - Marty Custer 84, Garret Jones 81, Dustin Wright 78, Ross Freeman 78, Jarred Craig 77

To read more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.

Wed
24
Jun

Mexia youth baseball-softball teams headed to district playoffs

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The youth baseball and softball seasons are winding down. This year has been a little harsh on getting games in after all the rain back in May and early June, forcing the rescheduling or cancelation of many contests.
Despite any setbacks, several Mexia teams survived the storms and will be headed into post season play starting on Monday, June 29, with Texas Teenage Association of Softball tournaments kicking off around the area that day.
In girl's 6U T-Ball, Mexia Corey and Mexia Brandi will be playing in the District 6 tournament in Hubbard beginning Monday. Five more teams will help make up the bracket in the Hubbard tournament, which will include Groesbeck #1 Tunnell, Mart #2 New York Life, Riesel Brazos Valley Contracting, Ferris Dynasty and Italy Creighton.

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