Sports

Wed
19
Nov

Lady Jackets open hoops season strong

By Brett Voss
 
Coaches often claim wins as a total team effort. For the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team under new head coach Chris Hicks, nothing could be more true. Rotating his squad in two complete groups of five players on a regular basis, the Lady Jackets opened the 2014-15 Texas High School Girls Basketball season with back-to-back victories last week. And as Meridian prepares to play in the Hamilton TournamentThursday-Saturday, the total team concept that includes only two seniors on the roster appears to be working like a gem.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Lady Cubs hoops open season

By Carol Spicer
 
The Clifton Lady Cubs traveled to Waco on last Tuesday to take on the Lady Cadets in the first game of the 2014 season. The Lady Cubs came back from a 19 point deficit to tie the Lady Cadets before falling 56-63 to Connally. “We showed a lot of heart coming back from such a large deficit,” said Coach Stephen Bateson. “Kleibrink and Harris showed their maturity as leaders by keeping the girls focused on the task at hand. I saw a lot of positives that we can build on, I am very excited about this team.”
 
Wed
19
Nov

Clifton shocks the football world

By Brett Voss
 
GLEN ROSE - It’s been a long time coming. But last Saturday afternoon, the Clifton Cubs made it well worth the wait. After qualifying for the postseason tournament for the first time since 2005 as the fourth place team in District 10-3A, Division II, Clifton’s firstyear head coach Chuck Caniford and his Cubs refused to be satisfied despite taking on District 9-3A, DII champion Palmer in a bi-district playoff game at Glen Rose’s Tiger Stadium.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Meridian postseason hopes squashed

By Brett Voss
 
For the 2014 Meridian Yellowjackets, the University Interscholastic League changed the rules for making the playoffs in Class 2A one season too late. Consequently, the Jackets are left with the “wait until next year” label this season. But certainly, Meridian made it exciting while it lasted during the 2014 season. Under first-year head coach Chris Roberts, the Jackets were competitive in every game until the last two weeks against state-ranked and perennial powerhouses Chilton and Hubbard.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Clifton focuses on post-season

By Brett Voss
 
Playing their regular season finale on the road in Dublin, the Clifton Cubs did not get the finish they wanted. But for the first time since 2005, they will get another chance as the Cubs extend their 2014 season into the Class 3A, Division II playoffs. Despite a disappointing 31-19 loss to the Dublin Lions in a showdown for third place in District 10-3A, DII, the Cubs advance into the postseason to take on Palmer in a bi-district playoff game at 1 p.m. Saturday in Glen Rose
 
Wed
12
Nov

CMS teams win district titles

By Carol Spicer
 
Taking on 13 teams in the season, the seventh-grade Cubs came through the season undefeated. In the final game in district action, the Cubs beated Dublin 14-0. Though the first quarter of the game was scoreless, it was highlighted by a Mason Ochoa interception.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Meridian still alive after Chilton loss

By Brett Voss
 
For the Meridian Yellowjacket and first-year head coach Chris Roberts, it all comes to one game. And unfortunately for the Jackets, that game comes against the two-time defending district champion Hubbard Jaguars. But there is a silver lining for Meridian. They are playing a meaningful game in the final week of the regular season with a legitimate chance to make the Class 2A state playoffs.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Lady Cubs advance to playoffs

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs won their final district game on Tuesday against Whitney, taking the win in three matches, 25-19, 19-25, 25-22, and 25-14. Standouts in the game were Emily Brewer with eight kills, no missed serves, and one block; Jordan Woosley with six kills and eight blocks; Toshia Napieralski with three kills and 41/2 blocks; and Tori Zander with three aces.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Clifton ends post-season drought

By Brett Voss
 
It’s been a long time coming. For the first time since 2005, the Clifton Cubs will be playing in the state football playoffs. Riding the strength of an unstoppable running game manned by quarterback Tanner Thomas and running back Jaren Brooks, the Clifton Cubs knocked off Marlin, 22-7, in their regular season home finale at Cub Stadium last Friday night. With the win, the Cubs clinched at least fourth place in District 10- 3A, Division II and a berth into the postseason.
 
Wed
29
Oct

County teams on the brink

By Brett Voss
 
While the Clifton Cubs and the Walnut Springs Hornets both won district games to set up crucial showdowns this week, the Iredell Dragons and valley Mills Eagles suffered crushing defeats that seriously damaged their playoff berth hopes.
 

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