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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.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Cubs still own spotless district mark

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs went to McGregor on Tuesday, April 1 and beat the host Bulldogs 12-1. The Game started out as a Pitchers duel as Zach Potts was able to match McGregor’s Allison with zeroes for the first two innings. The Cubs offense picked up the pace in the third inning. The rally started with two outs when Brayden Wise reached on an error. Back-to-back walks would load the bases for Hunter Harris. Harris would knock in the first run of the game with an infield single.

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Wed
09
Apr

Lady Cubs fall to Bruceville-Eddy

By Carol Spicer.
 
Clifton’s Lady Cubs took the lead in the second inning when Karlee Kleibrink hit a leadoff triple and Racheal Anderson scored her with a sac fly, but that was all the Lady Cubs got in eight innings. Emily Brewer pitched all eight innings, only giving up three hits and no earned runs with nine strikeouts.

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Wed
02
Apr

Meridian track aims for district

By Brett Voss.

With the district championships just a little more than a week away, the Meridian boys and girls track and field teams decided to push themselves with tough competition at the Keene meet last week and the Crawford meet this Thursday. “We are competing hard, but we’re getting banged up when we need to be getting healthy,” Meridian boys track head coach Thomas Van Zandt said after his squad placed fourth in Keene with strong individual performances by Jarett Carpenter and Bailey Bowers. “But in the process, we’re finding a few diamonds in the rough.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Playing The Big Dawgs

By Brett Voss.

Going into their District 12-1A showdown for first place with stateranked and undefeated Bosqueville last Saturday, the young Meridian baseball squad hoped they play with one of the state’s best teams. And for four innings, thats exactly what the Jackets did. But once the dust cleared at Jacket Field, Bosqueville proved too strong as the Bulldogs walked away with a convincing 13-0 victory.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Clifton hosts 54th Annual Cub Relays

By Carol Spicer.
 
Hosted by Clifton High School, the Cub Relays were attended by track teams from Crawford, Glen Rose, Hico, Whitney, Morgan, Hamilton, and Live Oak Classical, as well as the Cubs and Lady Cubs. The Cubs came in fourth over-all, with 83 points, falling behind Crawford, 138; Glen Rose, 110; and Hico, 108.

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Wed
02
Apr

Lady Cubs crush Hamilton, 19-0

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Lady Cubs racked up 19 points in the second inning on Friday night against Hamilton, bring the game to a close at the end of the third inning with a final score of 19-0. Homeruns were powered in by Kennadi Strawser and Emily Brewer, while Rachael Anderson and Strawser both hit triples, and Karlee Kleibrink and Marti Hanson hit doubles.

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Wed
26
Mar

Powerpacked Lady Jackets

By Brett Voss.

Sometimes, big dreams do come true. Meridian senior Sammy Williams, junior Yajaira Garcia, sophomores Jackie Portillo and Sierra Childers qualified for state in Corpus Christie on March 14, and they seized the day. With the top five in state medaling, Williams placed fourth in the 148-pound class, Portillo placed fifth in the 114-pound group.
 
Wed
26
Mar

Taking The Next Step

By Brett Voss.

The name of the annual meet may have changed from the Straight A Relays to the Jackets Relays, but for the Meridian boys and girls track teams, the results remained the same. Despite a tougher field accepting Class 2A teams for the first time, the Lady Jackets won the team championship with 165.5 points, outscoring runnerup Cross Plains with 145.5, while Italy finished a distant third with 72.
 
Wed
26
Mar

Cubs baseball continues winning run

By Carol Spicer.
 
On Tuesday, March 18, the Clifton Cubs Varsity Baseball team continued District 21-AA play with a road tilt against the Moody Bearcats. The Cubs were able to sustain their perfect district record with a 9-3 victory over the Bearcats, reported Coach Brian Slater. The Cubs struck for a run in the top of the first. Collin Schasteen singled to start the inning and was followed by a Zach Thiele double. Brayden Wise hit a RBI Sac Fly to give the Cubs a early 1-0 lead.

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