Sports

Wed
20
Aug

Jackets look good in season’s first test

By Brett Voss.

GORMAN - If the first scrimmage of the 2014 Texas high school football season can serve as an indicator, the Meridian Yellowjackets will look like an entirely different team under new head coach Chris Roberts. Displaying a balanced and efficient offensive attack while delivering an aggressive and effective defense, the Jackets easily outshined Gorman, 3-0, last Friday evening.
 
Wed
20
Aug

Caniford’s Cubs pass season’s first test

By Carol Spicer.

Clifton Cub football fans were introduced to the 2014 high school football team on Friday night at Cub Stadium in a scrimmage against the Glen Rose Tigers. “Overall I was pleased with what we did in our first scrimmage,” said Clifton head coach Chuck Caniford. “We have a lot of areas where we can improve but our effort was very good and we played physical at times.”
 
Wed
20
Aug

Lady Cubs off to solid start to volleyball season

By Carol Spicer.
 
Hosting the annual Clifton Alexis Enriquez Memorial Volleyball Tournament last week, the home town Lady Cubs beat Hillsboro on Tuesday in four games, 25-22, 25-12, 24-26, and 25-20. Lead by newly named Coach Jason Williams, the Lady Cubs are fired up for the season.

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Wed
13
Aug

Let’s go, black & gold

Cheer, chant, dance and twirl is all they want to do, as long as their idols do it with them. Twenty-five young girls pre-K – fifth grade got the chance to be with their Varsity Cheerleader idols for three days last week during Mini Cheer Camp.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Under new head coach Chris Roberts

Under new head coach Chris Roberts, the Meridian Yellowjackets took to the field in full pads for the first time last week for the 2014 Texas high school football season, featuring a balanced offensive attack through the air and on the ground, while showing solid defensive potential.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Facing The First Test

By Brett Voss.

After putting the pads on for the first time this season last Friday morning, Meridian’s first-year head coach Chris Roberts wasted no time finding out what his new players looked like going full speed. As a prelude to their first scrimmage at Gorman this Friday evening, the Yellowjackets took the practice field last Saturday morning for an inter-squad scrimmage.
 
Wed
13
Aug

Clifton gears up for first scrimmage

After a week of practice, with around 60 athletes showing up each day, and suiting up Friday night and Saturday morning in pads, all the kids and coaches seem to be fired up for the upcoming football season at Clifton. “We were very pleased with how the guys performed in the first full week of practice,” said Coach Chuck Caniford.

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Wed
13
Aug

Cheerleader squad aims to raise school spirit

By Carol Spicer.
 
Stacey Cockrell, varsity cheer coach for the Clifton Cubs, is already actively promoting and working to raise the school spirit. “One way we do this is spirit sticks filled with goodies – fans love the spirit sticks and we want to continue the tradition,” said Cockrell. “Another way is throwing footballs, t-shirts, and spirit towels at the pep rallies and football games.”

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Wed
06
Aug

Meridian’s Bowers takes second at state

By Brett Voss.

When it comes to pole vaulting, Meridian Yellowjacket junior Bailey Bowers keeps taking it to an all new level. After placing ninth among 33 competitors from all over the country in the 15-16 age group at the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held at Turner Stadium in Humble two weeks ago, Bowers followed up with a trip to the TAAF Summer Games of Texas last Friday at College Station High School.
 
Wed
06
Aug

New Beginnings

By Brett Voss.

It’s been said that first impressions mean the most. And for new Meridian Yellowjackets athletic director and football head coach Chris Roberts, what he saw on the field Monday meant a lot. As high school football teams took to the field for the first time Monday across the state, Roberts liked what he saw on the Yellowjacket practice field as 35 players showed up on the first day with a few more expected later in the week.
 

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