Sports

Wed
07
Jan

Meridian boys focus on district

By Brett Voss
 
Shaking off some of the rust that set in over the holiday break, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team opened district competition last week with an impressive 62-23 victory over Waco Harmony. Things really start heating up this week as Meridian travels to Axtell Tuesday before hosting Bosque County arch-rival Valley Mills in two key district contests.

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Wed
07
Jan

Lady Jackets gear up for district play

By Brett Voss
 
Now that the Meridian girls basketball team has had plenty of time to get used to a new coach, it’s time for the new approach to start playing off in district victories. During the holiday break, the Lady Jackets opened district with a heartbreaking 61-59 loss to Crawford. But following a 56-47 loss to Mart, the Lady Jackets rebounded to post a 55-42 victory over Chilton last week and hope to stay on the winning track this week as they return to district play.

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Wed
07
Jan

Clifton boys return from holidays

By Brett Voss
 
The holidays were not kind to the Clifton Cub boys basketball team. After opening the season strong, the Cubs dropped five straight games to close out December. But Clifton hopes the new year brings new fortunes as they head into two crucial district games this week. “It was good to come back from the holiday break and get some work in at the Itasca tournament,” Clifton boys basketball head coach Tom Daniel said. “In each game, we played one good half and played poorly in the other.

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Wed
07
Jan

Lady Jackets struggle at Hillsboro

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs struggled coming out of the break at the Hillsboro Tournament over the holiday break. On Monday, Dec. 29, they faced two state-ranked teams, Class 1A’s fifth-ranked Coolidge and Class 2A’s sixth-ranked Wortham. Clifton fell to Coolidge, 65-44, and Wortham, 56-36. On Tuesday, the Lady Cubs lost to Hillsboro 42-31. Clifton played well for three quarters, but only managed two points in the third which led to the loss.

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Wed
31
Dec

Meridian girls

Lady Jacket junior Krista Warren moves in for the layup

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Wed
31
Dec

Clifton boys

Clifton boys and girls high school basketball teams return to action after a holiday break

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Wed
24
Dec

Investing in agriculture’s future

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Usually the crowd doesn’t come in until after church, but this year, right when serving started for the steak tip luncheon at 11 a.m., it was busy at the Meridian Civic Center Dec. 14. The North Bosque Youth Support Group, a collaborative organization that supports Future Farmers of America and 4-H youth from Meridian, Iredell, Kopperl and Morgan held its annual fundraiser luncheon, which was a success. Two hundred fifty lunch tickets were sold, as were nearly all raffle tickets for a yeti cooler and a rifle. This money and additional donations is a reinvestment in the students.

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Wed
24
Dec

Local food pantry adds to CPS Angel Tree Project

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
It was like a well-oiled production line, with all the cogs working perfectly together. Cranberry sauce, raisins, stuffing, oranges, apples, corn and beans; and added the next day a chicken and fresh rolls – that is what the North Bosque Helping Hands Food Pantry and Brookshire Brothers volunteers were putting into big, brown paper bags with great efficiency on Dec. 12.

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Wed
24
Dec

Bunch of nuts

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Pecan shows are one of the best teaching tools available. They render a real service to the pecan industry. These shows help pecan growers grade and evaluate their standard varieties and the shows acquaint growers with new varieties and the numerous pecan hybrids being developed. In Meridian, the first Pecan Show organized by the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office was held on Dec. 18 in the Memorial Library Building, to focus attention on the pecan – an important Texas export - and to help promote consumer interest in this product.

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Wed
24
Dec

Lady Jackets drop district opener

By Brett Voss
 
The Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team will be home for the holidays, taking 10 days off before returning to action next Tuesday. But Crawford gave the Meridian girls a lump of coal in their stockings for an early Christmas present last Friday night. Despite overcoming 36-25 deficit in the first half, the Lady Jackets could not pull off the district opening win against Crawford, dropping a heartbreaking 61-59 decision.

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