Sports

Wed
13
Aug

Facing The First Test

By Brett Voss.

After putting the pads on for the first time this season last Friday morning, Meridian’s first-year head coach Chris Roberts wasted no time finding out what his new players looked like going full speed. As a prelude to their first scrimmage at Gorman this Friday evening, the Yellowjackets took the practice field last Saturday morning for an inter-squad scrimmage.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Clifton gears up for first scrimmage

After a week of practice, with around 60 athletes showing up each day, and suiting up Friday night and Saturday morning in pads, all the kids and coaches seem to be fired up for the upcoming football season at Clifton. “We were very pleased with how the guys performed in the first full week of practice,” said Coach Chuck Caniford.

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Wed
13
Aug

Cheerleader squad aims to raise school spirit

By Carol Spicer.
 
Stacey Cockrell, varsity cheer coach for the Clifton Cubs, is already actively promoting and working to raise the school spirit. “One way we do this is spirit sticks filled with goodies – fans love the spirit sticks and we want to continue the tradition,” said Cockrell. “Another way is throwing footballs, t-shirts, and spirit towels at the pep rallies and football games.”

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Wed
06
Aug

Meridian’s Bowers takes second at state

By Brett Voss.

When it comes to pole vaulting, Meridian Yellowjacket junior Bailey Bowers keeps taking it to an all new level. After placing ninth among 33 competitors from all over the country in the 15-16 age group at the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held at Turner Stadium in Humble two weeks ago, Bowers followed up with a trip to the TAAF Summer Games of Texas last Friday at College Station High School.
 
Wed
06
Aug

New Beginnings

By Brett Voss.

It’s been said that first impressions mean the most. And for new Meridian Yellowjackets athletic director and football head coach Chris Roberts, what he saw on the field Monday meant a lot. As high school football teams took to the field for the first time Monday across the state, Roberts liked what he saw on the Yellowjacket practice field as 35 players showed up on the first day with a few more expected later in the week.
 
Wed
06
Aug

Clifton begins preparing for 2014 season

By Carol Spicer.
 
Under the direction of new athletic director and football head coach Chuck Caniford, the 2014 Texas high school football season at Clifton High School officially got underway when dozens of students turned out for the first day of football practice on Monday evening. Coaches were ready for the beginning of the season and immediately put them to work – learning plays, running, catching, passing, and everything that goes into the serious action on the field.

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Wed
06
Aug

Meridian’s Bowers takes 2nd at Games of Texas

By Brett Voss.
 
When it comes to pole vaulting, Meridian Yellowjacket junior Bailey Bowers keeps taking it to an all new level. After placing ninth among 33 competitors from all over the country in the 15-16 age group at the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held at Turner Stadium in Humble two weeks ago, Bowers followed up with a trip to the TAAF Summer Games of Texas last Friday at College Station High School.

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Wed
30
Jul

Training To Win

By Brett Voss.

When the Meridian Yellowjackets take to the field Monday morning for their first workouts of the 2014 Texas high school football season, a lot will have changed since the end of last season. For starters, new athletic director and football head coach Chris Roberts ushers in a new era for Yellowjacket football, bringing with him a connection to Meridian High School’s past as his father, Russell Roberts, served as the Jacket football head coach in 1980 and 1981, two of the most successful seasons in the school’s history.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Meridian’s Bowers at Junior Olympics

By Brett Voss.

For Meridian Yellowjacket junior Bailey Bowers, the summer break for school proved to be a time to take his pole vaulting to a whole new level. And by qualifying for the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will be held at Turner Stadium in Humble last weekend, that’s exactly what he did. Over 10,000 athletes ranging from seven to 18 years of age coverged for the event where many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Clifton football season begins Monday

By Carol Spicer.
 
Under the guidance of new head coach Chuck Caniford, the Clifton Cubs will be hitting the practice field on Monday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m for the first football practice of the 2014 season. Turnout for the evening practice is 4:30 p.m. with the hour set aside for meetings and lifting. Monday through Friday, the practice will be held from 4:30-8 p.m. On Saturday, practice will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
 

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