Sports

Wed
23
Apr

Jackets battle down to the wire

By Brett Voss.

For the Meridian Yellowjacket baseball team, it all comes down to the final game of the regular season. Well, sort of. After dropping a pair of District 12-1A games to state-ranked and undefeated Bosqueville as well as Bosque County arch-rival Valley Mills last week, the Yellowjackets (5-5 in district, 10-9) face a must-win situation in their finale at Hico on Tuesday.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Racing To Regionals

By Brett Voss.

The Meridian Yellowjacket boys and girls track and field teams made their presence known at the Area Championships last Tuesday in Hico. In fact, the Meridian boys placed third as a team, while the Lady Jackets finish in fourth. But more importantly, the Jackets qualified eight boys in nine events, while the Lady Jackets advanced 11 girls in eight events to the Region II Championships this Friday and Saturday in Abilene.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Lady Cubs hold on to second

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Lady Cubs started off strong in the first inning against Moody, Tuesday night, hitting for three runs and never looking back. The girls racked up another two runs in the second, then three and two in the fourth and fifth innings, while Moody only saw home plate for one run in the fifth and sixth innings giving the Lady Cubs a 10-2 win.

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Wed
23
Apr

Cubs claim share of district crown

The Clifton Cubs hosted the Moody Bearcats on Senior Night at Cub Field. “The Cubs scored early and often to come away with a 13-3 win,” said Coach Brian Slater. The Bearcats would strike first with the help of three straight singles to take a early 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning.

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Wed
16
Apr

Lady Cubs win pitchers’ duel

By Carol Spicer
 
Going into overtime at Troy 0-0, the Lady Cubs managed to come out on top 1-0 in the eighth inning. With Emily Brewer on the mound for all eight innings, she held the Lady Trojans to no runs, and only three hits out of 30 at bats.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Cubs, Lady Cubs advance to area track

By Carol Spicer
 
Hosted by McGregor High School, the District Track took place last week with Clifton students advancing to the Area meet to be held Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m., again at McGregor. The Cubs came in fifth overall, with 65 points. Athletes in first through fourth place will advance to Area*.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Meridian host District 15-1A meet

By Brett Voss
 
Hosting the District 15-1A track and field championships at Jacket Stadium last Thursday, the Meridian boys and girls squads had plenty to be happy about. While finishing second in the team standings with 119 points, the Meridian boys qualified seven athletes in 11 events for the Area Meet in Hico this Tuesday. “The boys had a very competitive day and handled it very well,” Meridian boys track head coach Thomas Van Zandt said. “It was great for the field events and tough on the runners.”
 
Wed
16
Apr

Jackets head into home stretch

By Brett Voss
 
Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, there’s no better time to begin a win streak. And that’s exactly what the Meridian Yellowjackets did. After closing out the first round of District 12-1A competition with a dramatic walkoff win over Hico, the Jackets opened the second round with back-to-back wins over district opponents Covington and Blum before knocking off Hamilton in a non-district game Saturday.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Meridian host district track meet

By Brett Voss.

After the Meridian boys and girls track and field teams produced a solid performance at the newly-named Jacket Relays, both teams raised the level of the competition by competing in Class 2A meets at Keene and Crawford. Although neither team collected the number of medals and scored the amount of points they have become accustomed to at both meets, it pushed the Jackets and Lady Jackets to raise the bar on their performances.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Jackets come from behind to beat Hico

By Brett Voss.

After losing back-to-back games to stateranked Bosqueville and Bosque County arch-rival Valley Mills, the Meridian Yellowjacket baseball team found itself in desperate need of a win to stay in control of their postseason destiny going into the second round of District 12-1A competition. It took a dramatic finish, but that’s exactly what the Jackets got as they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to post a come-from-behind victory over Hico at Jacket Field last Friday.
 

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