Sports

Wed
26
Feb

Lady Cubs take 2nd in Glen Rose

By Carol Spicer.
 
In an exciting week, the Lady Cubs won five of six games at the Glen Rose Tournament last week. On Thursday, the team got a 4-2 win over Mineral Wells when Emily Brewer carried the Lady Cubs to a 4-2 victory with a strong game at the plate and in the circle. Brewer was solid at the plate going 2-3, driving in one and scoring two runs. Clifton would not relinquish the lead as Mineral Wells was unable to weather a three to one fourth inning deficit.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Shining moment for U.S.A.

By Brett Voss.

Despite all of the expectations, all of the failures, all of the disappoints for Team U.S.A. at the 22nd Winter Olynmpics in Sochi, Russia, a bright shining light emerged from the darkness Monday as hopes for a silver lining remains. For the Americans, name after name has disappeared into oblivion, failing to make regular appearances on the podium -- Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Evan Lysacek, Julia Mancuso, Bode Miller and Shani Davis.
 
Wed
19
Feb

New Beginnings

By Brett Voss.

As the Meridian High School baseball and softball teams took to their respective fields to begin practicing for the upcoming seasons last week, both teams did so with new coaches providing the guidance. And while both coaches bring a fair share of experience and success to their new squads, Jacket baseball head coach Robert Barber and Lady Jacket softball head coach Leslie Partridge inherit young teams that could prove to be diamonds in the rough.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Cubs set to open baseball season

By Carol Spicer.
 
Due to schedule changes, the varsity played early on Thursday in a scrimmage against Italy, so some missed out on the varsity action, but were able to catch the JV game which was played later. With several pitchers taking to the mound, Coach Brain Slater said “We pitched really good. We gave up only one hit the whole scrimmage.”
 
Wed
19
Feb

Booster club discusses plans

By Carol Spicer.
 
With a full board on hand last week for a Clifton Athletic Booster Club meeting, and the reception for the new AD Chuck Caniford, the group announced that they had raised about $20,000 last year for the athlete department. President Bill Larance said, “Everything we do is for the kids.” He went on to talk about the need for more flags for the baseball fields – both the solid green ones and the Clifton Claw flags. A motion was made to purchase more, with one member saying that they are a great moral builder.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Cubs fall short of postseason berth

By Carol Spicer
 
On Friday night, the Crawford Pirates came to town only to be clawed by the Cubs. The teams battled it out for four quarters, only to tie it up at 44-44 to go into overtime. At the end of overtime, the score was 53-50 for the Cubs.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Cub baseball opens in cold

By Carol Spicer
 
Despite the cold breeze and dampness in the air, the Clifton Cubs took to the field on Monday night of their first scrimmage against Whitney. With Zach Potts on the mound, the first “inning” went by quickly as he put out the Whitney Wildcats one, two, three.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Jackets knock off Hico, but fall to Valley Mills in overtime; Young Lady Jackets win finale

The Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team pushed their chances beyond the final seconds of regulation in the final game of the season. But when the final horn went off, it just wasn’t meant to be, in more ways than one. The Jackets made the final game of the season meaningful by knocking off Hico, 54-33, last Tuesday night. But then, Meridian’s postseason fate lied in the combined need for a victory on the road against District 12-1A, Division II leader Valley Mills, while hoping that the league’s last place DeLeon could upset playoff-bound Goldthwaite.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Early Exits

Meridian Yellowjacket senior Nick Prestwood takes a three-point shot against Hico (left); sophomore Ethan Sedberry fights for a rebound (right).
 
Tue
04
Feb

Jackets need back-to-back victories against Hico, Valley Mills this week

By Brett Voss.

For the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team, it all comes down to the final week of the season. But in the process, they need a little help from a not-so-friendly foe. After maintaining control of their own destiny with a 51-37 victory over DeLeon last Tuesday, the Jackets suffered a tough 72-64 loss to front-running Goldthwaite to force must-win games this week.
 

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