Sports

Wed
18
Dec

Clifton girls drop two tilts

By Carol Spicer.

The Lady Cubs hosted the Crawford Lady Pirates on Tuesday, falling 21-66 in a hard fought game on the boards. Crawford took the lead in the first quarter, 18-5, and that was the way the rest of the game went. Scoring for the Lady Cubs were: Karlee Kleibrink, three; Marti Hanson, one; Kennadi Strawser, seven; Maria Chavez, four; and Erica West, five. “Crawford has a very good team and they showed it tonight,” said Coach Stephen Bateson. “Tonight was a tough game. We will need to use this as a learning tool and move on.”
 
Wed
11
Dec

Clifton places four on all-district team

By Brett Voss.

Although the Clifton Cubs battled for a playoff berth until the final gun of the 2013 Texas high school football season, it proved to be a matter of too little, too late. And in the process, their season came to an early and abrupt end for the eighth straight season. But their efforts to battle back and stay alive despite losing the first six games of the season did not go unrewarded. When the District 12-2A, Division I all-district selcetions were announced recently, the Cubs placed four players on the first-team, earned three second-team selections, and drew three honorable mentions.
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Wed
11
Dec

Cubs’ Hoops Iced

Clifton’s boys and girls basketball teams saw limited action last week as games and tournaments were cancelled due to the freezing weather that brought ice and snow to Bosque County. The Cubs and Lady Cubs return to action this week with a busy schedule.
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Wed
11
Dec

Meridian hoops iced by weather

By Brett Voss.

After the weather wreaked havoc on the Bosque County events calendar, the Meridian boys and girls basketball teams go back to work this week with busy schedules before heading into the holiday season. The freezing temperatures and ice forced the cancellation of the Jackets’ scheduled game against Chilton last Friday following a last-second loss to state-ranked Coolidge last Tuesday. After visiting Class 2A Clifton Tuesday night, the Meridian boys (2-4) will play in the Hamilton Tournament Thursday-Saturday.
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Wed
11
Dec

Jackets named to all-district squad

By Brett Voss.

After making the Class 1A playoffs for the second time in the last three season, the Meridian Yellowjackets were rewarded for their efforts as the District 9-1A, Division II runnerups. Led by senior Nick Prestwood, junior Levi Tweedle and sophomore Blaine Glass, the Jackets garnered 13 spots on the first team, seven second-team selections, and two more honorable mentions. “I am proud of our kids and the accomplishments they achieved both as a team and as individuals,” Meridian football head coach Todd Doughty said. “Injuries hurt us early, but our kids hung in there through a tough start and played great down the stretch in district.
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Tue
03
Dec

Jackets push for next level

By Brett Voss.

When looking at their 2013-14 non -district schedule, the Meridian Yellowjakcets boys basketball team certainly has its job cut out for it. After the experience gained from last season’s playoff appearance, Jacket head coach Tim Berg maintains high hopes for his squad’s season. With six returning lettermen, it’s easy to see why. But the Jackets also remain painfully aware of the fact that to be able to compete in the tough District 12-1A, Division I, Meridian will have to be at the top of their game.
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Tue
03
Dec

Young Lady Jackets gear up for district

By Brett Voss.

After taking a week off for Thankgiving, the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team will be turning up the volume this week as they continue to prepare for district play under new head coach Shawn Griffin. Despite missing the playoffs for the first time in six years last season and losing their head coach, the Lady Jackets (5-4) expect to get back where they belong this season. And that means the postseason tournament. After traveling to Evant for a non-district game Tuesday, Meridian will play in the Moody Tournament Thursday-Saturday.
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Tue
03
Dec

Cubs open season with fast start

By Carol Spicer.

On Tuesday, the Clifton Cubs took an early lead, 29-13 in the first quarter and extended the solid playing for another three quarters to take the win 70-52 against Maypearl. Senior Zach Thiele showed how the game would be played by putting up 25 points, with Raymond Sadler coming up with another 13. “I thought we played really well on offense, especially in the first half.,” said Coach Dodd Carmicheal. “Our defense will improve as we progress through the season. We only have a couple of weeks before district, so we have to keep improving.”
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Tue
03
Dec

Lady Cubs battle Gatesville

By Carol Spicer.

The Lady Cubs held their own against Gatesville on Tuesday, despite coming in with the 41-47 loss. “Strawser and West hit some key shots for us tonight,” said Coach Steven Bateson. “Foul trouble hurt us throughout the game and it didn’t help that they shot so well from the free throw line.” “Overall, I feel as though we played a solid game. The girls are playing well together and Hope Harris played outstanding defense,” added Bateson.
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Tue
26
Nov

Jackets turn focus to hoops

By Brett Voss.

Wasting little time once football season ended, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team went right to work last week. Using the momentum of a successful football season and the experience gained from last season’s playoff appearance, Jacket head coach Tim Berg hopes his squad can pick up right where they left off. With six returning lettermen from a squad that posted a winning record while making the playoffs for the second time in four seasons under Berg, it’s easy to see why.
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