Sports

Wed
05
Aug

Sports camps wrap up summer activities

By Zach Nichols

Summer, for middle- school and elementary students, is usually characterized by a complete detachment from all school-related activities. The Clifton High School sports camps serve to introduce the younger kids  to a bit of an “August practice” mindset, as both groups participate in drills and fundamental exercises. CHS hosted its annual youth Volleyball and BasketballCamps from July 27-30. Sessions were split by age group, with 3-6 grade attending from 8-10 a.m. for volleyball, and 8:30-10 a.m. for football. Seventh-9 grade  participated from 10 a.m.– noon for both respective  camps.

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Wed
05
Aug

Cubs open football training camp

By Brett Voss

It’s finally time to go back to work. And for the 2015 Clifton Cub varsity football team, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the team to help get the job done. As expected, 65 Clifton student athletes showed up for the first day of high school football practice. Players reported at 4:30 p.m., hit the grass at 5:30 p.m. and worked out until 8 p.m. Cub second-year head coach Chuck Caniford plans to maintain that schedule until school starts Aug. 24 as he continues to looks for replacements to 2014’s senior- ladened squad.

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Wed
29
Jul

Meridian High School’s

Meridian High School’s summer 3-on-3 basketball league wraps up its competition schedule Thursday night at Yellowjacket Gymnasium. Riley Dirkse goes up for the shot as Danny Cassidy defends (top); Edgar Lovaton stops to make a key before driving for the shot (above).

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Wed
29
Jul

Cubs return to gridiron next week

By Brett Voss
After qualifying for the Texas high school football playoffs for the first time in since 2005 last season, the Clifton Cubs want to do it again -- without the wait. And after experiencing the thrill of postseason victory for the  first time since 1994, the Cubs want more.Clifton athletic director and head football  coach Chuck Caniford will open his second season at the helm next Monday as the Cubs  begin training for the 2015 season.
 
Wed
29
Jul

Young Cubs take third at state

The 14U Clifton Cubs baseball team sponsored by Albrecht’s, traveled to Harker Heights this past week to represent District 8 in the Texas Teenage Baseball Association State Tournament. The Cubs finished the State tournament as the 3rd place team. There were ten teams that qualified for the tournament; Clifton Cubs, Rusk  Orioles, Harker Heights Rangers, Brownwood Tigers, Valley Mills HOT Elec. Coop, Mildred Eagles, Frankston Headhunters, Troy Rangers, Cameron Nationals and Van East Texas Elite.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Jacket high school eligible at state

Meridian baseball team comes up short in tournament at Buffalo
Wed
22
Jul

Annual rodeo delivers Americana fun

 
By Simone Wichers-Voss
Only few real cowboys in real life break a colt or would dream of riding a mad bull. But at the rodeo the adrenaline junkies are all about the daring bull-riding, the skillful roping, the exhilarating  barrel racing, the hilarious steer saddling and the fun mutton busting, even if it was on a small scale. The Clifton Rodeo Friday and  Saturday night brought all those elements and more together for a great time with the crowd filling  the bleachers at the arena.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Keeping athletes safe & healthy

By Carol Spicer
In an effort to keep all the young athletes in Bosque County Schools safe, each year Clifton Medical Clinic offers free University Interscholastic League physicals to student athletes.  The first of the two evening sessions took place on Thursday evening with approximately 40 students showing up for the physicals.  Three doctors, Dr. Skylar Bizzell, Dr. Justin Squyres, and Dr. Martha O’Reilly; along with Nurse Practitioner Mary Werlinger, five Registered Nurses, three nurse assistants, and three office staff all volunteered their time to help make sure that all  the students are healthy.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Baseball & Softball

NCTB Domel - Citizens State Bank team includes: (front, from left) Madelyn Garcia, Reed Willmann, Adan Ayala, Jack Domel; (center, from left) Will Goolsby, Call Snyder, Courtney Baccus, Delaney Porter, Mac Sibley; and (back, from left) Coaches Sarah Domel, Adam Sibley, Adam Willmann.

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Wed
15
Jul

It’s rodeo time in Clifton

By Carol Spicer Meridian Tribune Clifton Horse Show Associationbrings a Carnival and Rodeo to Clifton this weekend, highlighted by the Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Parade on Friday evening. The Carnival will open on Thursday night with unlimited rides nightly for one special price. One must be 26inches tall to purchase a wrist band. Along with rides and  sideshow games the carnival will offer cotton candy, funnel cakes and loads of clean family fun. On Friday, the annual Rodeo  arade will line up and ride through downtown with floats, trucks, kids on bicycles, and, of course, horses. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. 

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