Sports

Wed
14
Jan

Lady Cubs fall in two battles

By Carol Spicer

The Lady Cubs fell, 45-38, to the Lady Wildcats of Whitney on Tuesday, Jan. 6, in a tough battle. The two teams were tied up at 11 in the first quarter, then Whitney took a small lead in the second, 12-9.
 
Wed
14
Jan

Clifton boys struggle in district

By Brett Voss

Unfortunately for the Clifton Cub boys basketball team, the District 17-2A schedule pitted the Cubs against the best-of-the-best first. So far, that hasn’t worked out too well. After falling to district-leading Whitney, 75-34, last Tuesday, Clifton’s fourth quarter rally fell just short against second-place Teague, 56-54, last Friday night, extending their losing streak to seven straight.
 
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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