Sports

Wed
21
May

Celebrating Youth

By Brett Voss.
 
With only three seniors on the squad, the Meridian Lady Jackets stayed in contention for the Class 1A state playoffs throughout the regular season and beyond. While losing the district’s third place tiebreaker playoff to San Saba proved to be a disappointment, the young Lady Jackets have plenty to look forward to next season.

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Wed
21
May

Cubs baseball eliminated by Salado

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs varsity baseball team fell to the Salado Eagles two games to zero in their Regional Quarterfinal series over the weekend. The first game was played in Belton at UMHB field and the Eagles used a big first inning to overcome the Cubs 5-0. In the bottom of the first, Salado scored five times off of three hits and four Cub errors to take the early advantage, reported Coach Brian Slater.

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Wed
21
May

Athletic banquet honors top Cubs, Lady Cubs

By Carol Spicer.
 
The annual Clifton High School Athletic Banquet was opened on May 12, by Athletic Director Chuck Caniford welcoming everyone and introducing Bruce Greene for the invocation. After the serving of steak and all the fixings, to the full house of athletes, parents and family, and friends, while a slide show ran on the “big screen” in the cafetorium. Coaches from across the board introduced all the students who participated in each of the sports.

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Wed
14
May

Meridian’s Allen signs as free agent

By Brett Voss.
 
NEW YORK - Meridian’s Torrence Allen didn’t hear his named announced during the three days of the National Football League Draft last week. But the former Meridian Yellowjackets three-sport letterman got the next best thing - a professional football free agent contract. Once the draft ended last Saturday, the San Diego Chargers signed Allen to a rookie free agent contract, giving the West Texas A&M wide receiver a chance to prove himself at the next level.
 
Wed
14
May

Cause To Celebrate

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Drawing another student-athlete year to a close, the Meridian High School Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets celebrated their accomplishments at the Annual Meridian Athletic Banquet held at the Meridian Civic Center Monday night. MISD athletic director and head football coach Todd Doughty gave opening comments, with special thanks to the Jacket Backers, led by Mike and Khristi Bowers, administrative offices and staff.
 
Wed
14
May

Cubs capture area championship

The Clifton Cubs battled the New Waverly Bulldogs over the weekend and overcame an early series deficit to claim the Area Championship with a 2-1 series victory on Saturday, said Head Coach Brian Slater. The win improves the Cubs to 21-12-1 overall and advances them to the Regional Quarterfinals against Salado at a time and site to be determined.

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Wed
14
May

Wiley honored with John Phillip Sousa Band Award

By Carol Spicer.
 
Chad Whiley, a leading participant in the Clifton High School Band for the past four years, was honored with the prestigious John Phillip Sousa Band Award presented by Band Director Keith Zuehlke on Tuesday night during the spring concert. The Band Banquet kicked off at 6:30 on with a presentation of the CMS Band in concert. The high school band offered a wide variety of music, during which several awards were presented.

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Wed
07
May

County athletes advance to state

By Brett Voss.

AUSTIN - With the 2014 UIL Track & Field State Meet being held this Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium on The University of Texas at Austin campus, several Bosque County athletes have earned a coveted trip to the big show. Meridian senior Nick Prestwood qualified for state with a personal best leap of 22 feet, 1.5 inches in long jump at the Class 1A, Div. 1 Region II meet in Abilene.
 
Wed
07
May

Draft Day Dreams

By Brett Voss.

NEW YORK - One college football player hoping to hear his name called by a professional football team during the National Football League during the draft beginning Thursday has come a long way since playing football for the Meridian Yellowjackets. But this week, West Texas A&M wide receiver Torrence Allen has a realistic shot at seeing his dreams come true. Allen, a native of Meridian, put the finishing touches on an amazing career at West Texas A&M as he played and started all 14 games and was a first team all-conference selection.
 
Wed
07
May

Cubs rally to eliminate Cameron Yoe

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs battled the Cameron Yoe Yoemen in a bi-district three-game series in Franklin. The Cubs were able to overcome the Yoeman to win the series two games to one and advance to the area round, reported Head Coach Brian later. The Cubs improve to 19-11-1 overall and advance to take on the New Waverly Bulldogs next week in the area round series. The games will start Friday night at 7 p.m. in Mexia, and continue on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m.

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