Sports

Wed
17
Dec

Jackets capture tourney consolation

By Brett Voss
 
Although the week began on a disappointing note, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team refused to let it keep them down. In fact, after opening the season with three straight wins, the Jackets suffered back-to-back losses last week. But playing in the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament in Hamilton, Meridian turned its fortunes back around and righted the ship with back-to-back impressive victories.

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Wed
17
Dec

Lady Cubs volleyball draw all-district honors

The following students made the All- District selections in volleyball for the 2014 season at Clifton. All District defense – Emily Brewer. First Team – Jordan Woosley. Second Team – Tori Zander. Clifton Honorable Mention Jessica Harris, Toshia- Napeiralski and Kennadi Strawser.
 
Wed
10
Dec

Lady Jackets struggle at Dublin

By Brett Voss
 
After opening last week by snapping a three-game losing streak, things did not go according to plan for the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team at the Dublin Tournament last Thursday-Saturday. But following back-to-back tournament losses on Thursday and Friday, the Lady Jacket returned to their winning ways by knocking off Early, 66-55, Saturday to salvage seventh place in the tournament.

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Wed
10
Dec

Lady Cubs capture Moody Tourney title

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs won the championship at the Moody Tournament over the weekend, reported Coach Stephen Bateson. The tournament started off Thursday with an excellent defensive showing in a 26-20 victory over Thrall. Friday morning, the Lady Cubs took on a very feisty Rosebud-Lott squad and walked away with a 39-37 win.

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Wed
03
Dec

Jackets make all-district team

By Brett Voss
 
Although the Meridian Yellowjackets fell just short of their goal to qualify for the state playoffs, a number of players were recognized for their efforts when the coaches selected the District 10-2A, Division II all-district team. Freshman quarterback John Anderson was named the Offensive Newcomer of the Year, while sophomore Dallas Anderson was selected to the first team at both the wide receiver and cornerback positions.
 
Wed
03
Dec

Lady Cubs battle in Hamilton Tournament

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs traveled to Hamilton for a three game tournament, losing the first game on Nov. 20 to Hamilton, 45-24; in the second game, on Friday, the Lady Cubs came out on top of Jonesboro, 41-32; and in the third game they beat Salado, 40-38. On Saturday, the Lady Cubs fell 40- 35 against Ranger in the consolation playoff. “We played well on Friday and came out with a couple of victories,” said Coach Stephen Bateson. “We showed a lot of composure during the Salado game, hanging on to defeat a good opponent.”

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Wed
26
Nov

Lady Jackets

Wed
26
Nov

Clifton battles Crockett to the end

By Brett Voss
 
GROESBECK - Certainly for the Clifton Cub football program, last Friday night provided of the positive things to come in the future under first-year head coach Chuck Caniford. But for 11 seniors on the roster, it proved to be a bittersweet night. Despite an inspired effort to took the outcome right down to the final seconds, the Cubs came up short in their Class 3A, Division II playoff game, falling to Crockett, 48-44, at Groesbeck Stadium.

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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.”
 

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