Sports

Wed
03
Dec

Lady Cubs battle in Hamilton Tournament

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs traveled to Hamilton for a three game tournament, losing the first game on Nov. 20 to Hamilton, 45-24; in the second game, on Friday, the Lady Cubs came out on top of Jonesboro, 41-32; and in the third game they beat Salado, 40-38. On Saturday, the Lady Cubs fell 40- 35 against Ranger in the consolation playoff. “We played well on Friday and came out with a couple of victories,” said Coach Stephen Bateson. “We showed a lot of composure during the Salado game, hanging on to defeat a good opponent.”

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Wed
26
Nov

Lady Jackets

Wed
26
Nov

Clifton battles Crockett to the end

By Brett Voss
 
GROESBECK - Certainly for the Clifton Cub football program, last Friday night provided of the positive things to come in the future under first-year head coach Chuck Caniford. But for 11 seniors on the roster, it proved to be a bittersweet night. Despite an inspired effort to took the outcome right down to the final seconds, the Cubs came up short in their Class 3A, Division II playoff game, falling to Crockett, 48-44, at Groesbeck Stadium.

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Wed
19
Nov

Lady Jackets open hoops season strong

By Brett Voss
 
Coaches often claim wins as a total team effort. For the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team under new head coach Chris Hicks, nothing could be more true. Rotating his squad in two complete groups of five players on a regular basis, the Lady Jackets opened the 2014-15 Texas High School Girls Basketball season with back-to-back victories last week. And as Meridian prepares to play in the Hamilton TournamentThursday-Saturday, the total team concept that includes only two seniors on the roster appears to be working like a gem.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Lady Cubs hoops open season

By Carol Spicer
 
The Clifton Lady Cubs traveled to Waco on last Tuesday to take on the Lady Cadets in the first game of the 2014 season. The Lady Cubs came back from a 19 point deficit to tie the Lady Cadets before falling 56-63 to Connally. “We showed a lot of heart coming back from such a large deficit,” said Coach Stephen Bateson. “Kleibrink and Harris showed their maturity as leaders by keeping the girls focused on the task at hand. I saw a lot of positives that we can build on, I am very excited about this team.”
 
Wed
19
Nov

Clifton shocks the football world

By Brett Voss
 
GLEN ROSE - It’s been a long time coming. But last Saturday afternoon, the Clifton Cubs made it well worth the wait. After qualifying for the postseason tournament for the first time since 2005 as the fourth place team in District 10-3A, Division II, Clifton’s firstyear head coach Chuck Caniford and his Cubs refused to be satisfied despite taking on District 9-3A, DII champion Palmer in a bi-district playoff game at Glen Rose’s Tiger Stadium.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Meridian postseason hopes squashed

By Brett Voss
 
For the 2014 Meridian Yellowjackets, the University Interscholastic League changed the rules for making the playoffs in Class 2A one season too late. Consequently, the Jackets are left with the “wait until next year” label this season. But certainly, Meridian made it exciting while it lasted during the 2014 season. Under first-year head coach Chris Roberts, the Jackets were competitive in every game until the last two weeks against state-ranked and perennial powerhouses Chilton and Hubbard.
 
Wed
12
Nov

Clifton focuses on post-season

By Brett Voss
 
Playing their regular season finale on the road in Dublin, the Clifton Cubs did not get the finish they wanted. But for the first time since 2005, they will get another chance as the Cubs extend their 2014 season into the Class 3A, Division II playoffs. Despite a disappointing 31-19 loss to the Dublin Lions in a showdown for third place in District 10-3A, DII, the Cubs advance into the postseason to take on Palmer in a bi-district playoff game at 1 p.m. Saturday in Glen Rose
 
Wed
12
Nov

CMS teams win district titles

By Carol Spicer
 
Taking on 13 teams in the season, the seventh-grade Cubs came through the season undefeated. In the final game in district action, the Cubs beated Dublin 14-0. Though the first quarter of the game was scoreless, it was highlighted by a Mason Ochoa interception.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Meridian still alive after Chilton loss

By Brett Voss
 
For the Meridian Yellowjacket and first-year head coach Chris Roberts, it all comes to one game. And unfortunately for the Jackets, that game comes against the two-time defending district champion Hubbard Jaguars. But there is a silver lining for Meridian. They are playing a meaningful game in the final week of the regular season with a legitimate chance to make the Class 2A state playoffs.
 

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