Sports

Fri
15
Jun

2 Ladycats nominated for all-state

From staff reports
Two Mexia softball players have been nominated for the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team.
The squad, which is voted on by sports writers throughout the state, is expected to be announced by the middle of July.
Mexia’s nominees are junior catcher Baileah Thompson and freshman shortstop Jennifer Williams.
Thompson is one of 24 catchers in the state of Texas with a chance to be a Class 4A selection.
She batted .451 for the Ladycats with six doubles and two triples. Thompson scored 21 runs and drove in 20 runs. She struck out just four times in 84 plate appearances.

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Wed
13
Jun

Terrific at T-ball

A fielder for the Bat Attitudes T-ball team (right) gets into position for a throw as a runner for the Smalltown Tees races past on her way to first base during a game last week.
Photo by Skip Leon/The Mexia News

Wed
13
Jun

Donations are AAU OK

The Centex Rockets seventh- and eighth-grade AAU basketball team based in Mexia is raising funds to help defray costs of trips to a tournament in San Antonio in early July and a trip to a national tournament in Atlanta the end of July.
A letter to potential sponsors and donors describes the Rockets as “a sports and academic organization based in Mexia, Texas, that provides athletic instruction and experience for children.”
The organization’s goals include, “the development and empowerment of future leaders/athletes by using sports as a tool to fund college, excel in academics, develop life skills and values, and to become well-rounded, productive citizens in society.”

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

Wed
13
Jun

Centex Rockets running through competition

By Skip Leon
sports@themexianews.com
The Centex Rockets play an ambitious tournament schedule, especially during the spring and summer. And the Mexia-based AAU basketball team comprised of seventh- and eighth-graders usually competes well against competition from around the state.
The Rockets have won three tournaments this year, according to coach Denorris Sandles. One championship came while playing against high school junior varsity-level competition.
They won three games by an average of almost 16 points in a tourney in Mexia this past weekend.
Now, the Rockets have their sights set on two tournaments in July. They are slated to play July 5-8 in an AAU tournament in San Antonio. Then, they’ll travel July 25-29 to Atlanta for an AAU national tournament.

Tue
29
May

Klosterman, Proctor lead ’Cats on all-district team

From staff reports
Five Mexia baseball players earned All-District 18-4A honors for the 2018 season.
Zac Klosterman was voted a first-team pitcher and Jaden Proctor was named a first-team outfielder. J.R. Deichler was a second-team pitcher and B.J. Sunday garnered second-team designated hitter honors. Marcos Gonzalez earned honorable-mention infielder.
Klosterman, who was a second-team all-district pitcher last year, had a 4.00 earned-run average in 42 innings of work. The senior right-hander surrendered 45 hits, walked 34 and struck out 59. He also had an .895 fielding percentage. He has signed to play baseball at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster.

Mon
21
May

Soccer, other sports athletes honored at banquet

By Skip Leon
sports@themexianews.com
Mexia High School boys’ sports teams were recognized at the end-of-the-year sports banquet at the middle school cafeteria Thursday.
Varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams were introduced one-by-one by their respective coaches.
One team that garnered a number of awards was the soccer squad. Coach T.J. Sadler led Mexia to the first district championship in school history.
The Blackcats set a record for most goals in a match when they scored 11 in a playoff game. Overall, the team scored 85 goals for the season which ranked sixth in the Central Texas region.
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.

Sat
19
May

Young Blackcats made strides, gained experience

By Skip Leon
sports@themexianews.com

The Mexia baseball team had its ups and downs in Coach Evan Simpson's first year at the helm.
However, with a number of freshmen and sophomores getting vital playing experience, Simpson sees brighter days in the future.
The Blackcats qualified for the postseason with a fourth-place finish in District 18-4A. They were knocked out in the bi-district round by Robinson.
Mexia finished with a 2-6 district record. They were 7-15-1 overall and lost their final eight games. Still, their record was an improvement over the previous year.
The coach noted that only senior Zac Klosterman and sophomore Jaden Proctor were returning starters.
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.

Sat
19
May

York still getting a kick out of judo

By Skip Leon
sports@themexianews.com
Billy York has a passion for judo. He has endured injuries, a period of inactivity and long days to feed that passion.
Three years after returning to the martial arts, York has found success in competition.
The 1988 Mexia High School graduate won gold and bronze medals at the 2018 AAU Freestyle Judo National Championships in Denham Spring, La., on May 5.
York, 48, won the gold medal in the men's masters heavyweight division. The 6-foot, 289-pounder earned the bronze in the men’s advanced rank masters heavyweight division.
York has sacrificed a great deal and overcome obstacles to have his hand raised in victory on the national stage.

Mon
14
May

Mexia’s Reeves finishes second; Coolidge earns a sixth

From staff reports
Tashundra Reeves came about as close as one can to earning a gold medal Friday at the UIL Class 4A State Track & Field Championships in Austin.
However, the Mexia High School senior had to settle for her second consecutive silver medal in the shot put.
Reeves unleashed a throw of 41 feet, 8.25 inches, which was tied with gold medalist Jayla Hooper of Tatum. The tiebreaker was each competitor’s second-best throw.
Reeves’ second-best throw was 40 feet, 8.5 inches. Hooper’s second-best throw was 41 feet, 1.75 inches which edged out Reeves by 5.5 inches for the gold medal.
Ebony Woolridge of Giddings, who had beaten Reeves at the regional meet, claimed the bronze medal with a toss of 41-3.75. No other competitor broke 40 feet.
Reeves’ silver medal-winning effort came on her fourth of six throws. Hooper’s came on her second throw.

Fri
11
May

Beachum camp brings back memories

By Skip Leon
Sports Editor

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