Sports

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.
 
Wed
06
Aug

Clifton begins preparing for 2014 season

By Carol Spicer.
 
Under the direction of new athletic director and football head coach Chuck Caniford, the 2014 Texas high school football season at Clifton High School officially got underway when dozens of students turned out for the first day of football practice on Monday evening. Coaches were ready for the beginning of the season and immediately put them to work – learning plays, running, catching, passing, and everything that goes into the serious action on the field.

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Wed
06
Aug

Meridian’s Bowers takes 2nd at Games of Texas

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.

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Wed
30
Jul

Training To Win

By Brett Voss.

When the Meridian Yellowjackets take to the field Monday morning for their first workouts of the 2014 Texas high school football season, a lot will have changed since the end of last season. For starters, new athletic director and football head coach Chris Roberts ushers in a new era for Yellowjacket football, bringing with him a connection to Meridian High School’s past as his father, Russell Roberts, served as the Jacket football head coach in 1980 and 1981, two of the most successful seasons in the school’s history.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Meridian’s Bowers at Junior Olympics

By Brett Voss.

For Meridian Yellowjacket junior Bailey Bowers, the summer break for school proved to be a time to take his pole vaulting to a whole new level. And by qualifying for the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will be held at Turner Stadium in Humble last weekend, that’s exactly what he did. Over 10,000 athletes ranging from seven to 18 years of age coverged for the event where many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Clifton football season begins Monday

By Carol Spicer.
 
Under the guidance of new head coach Chuck Caniford, the Clifton Cubs will be hitting the practice field on Monday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m for the first football practice of the 2014 season. Turnout for the evening practice is 4:30 p.m. with the hour set aside for meetings and lifting. Monday through Friday, the practice will be held from 4:30-8 p.m. On Saturday, practice will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Meridian’s Bowers places 9th in pole vault at Jr. Olympics

Bailey Bowers, a junior at Meridian High School, participated in the 2014 National Jr Olympics in Humble on Saturday, July 26. He placed ninth in the pole vault competition out of 33 competitors from all over the United States. He is the son of Mike and Khristi Bowers, and the grandson of Phill and Lynn Bowers of Clifton and Doyle and Danell O’Donald of Meridian.
 
Wed
23
Jul

Bailey Bowers qualified for the Games of Texas TAAF State

Bailey Bowers of Meridian also qualified for the Games of Texas TAAF State Track Meet in pole vault as well as the 48th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will be held at Turner Stadium in Humble July 26

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Wed
23
Jul

Dacey Dietiker finished third

Dacey Dietiker (with Clifton track coach Brent Finney) finished third in the girls 12-and-under shot put with a throw of 24’5” to qualify for the Summer Games of Texas TAAF state track meet July 31-Aug. 2 in College Station

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Wed
16
Jul

Clifton Cub football team

After taking a break from 7-on-7 football this summer, the Clifton Cub football team will take to the field for two-a-day practices Aug. 4. The Clifton youth football camp will be held July 28-31.

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