Sports

Wed
11
Mar

Jacket baseball stays hot in cold

BY BRETT VOSS
 
Before the 2015 Texas high school baseball season began, Meridian Yellowjacket first-year head coach Ryan Moreau expressed the desire to restore the baseball tradition in Meridian. Despite battling bizarre weather conditions, the Jackets have started the season on the right track. After opening with a wild 9-8 victory over Mart Feb. 27, the Yellowjackets finally got back on the field last Saturday to sweep both ends of a doubleheader over Itasca in Mexia. Needing to play on a neutral site because of soaked fields due to steady rain, sleet, ice and snow over the last two weeks, Meridian run-ruled Itasca, 13-2, in the first game before blanking the Wampas Cats, 8-0, in the nightcap. “We have a good group of core guys coming back this season,” Moreau said. “Several of the guys got a lot of playing time last year, and we have guys ready to step up and fill roles. All the guys are excited to get the season going.
Wed
04
Mar

Jackets open with baseball win

By Brett Voss

Looking to return to the playoffs for the first baseball team has battled the weather just trying to get on the field. But once Meridian finally saw the first pitch of the 2015 Texas high school baseball season, the  Jackets made the most of the opportunity. In the opening game of the Reisel Tournamentlast Friday, the Jackets jumped out to an big eearly  lead then hung on to knock off Mart, 9-8, in theseason opener for both teams 

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Wed
04
Mar

Four Lady Cubs named to all-district squad

By Carol Spicer

head coach Steven Bateson released the District 19-3A All-District selections this week, which included a number Lady Cubs. Making first team All-District was Lady Cub junior Hope Harris, while second team All-District included Clifton’s Karlee Kleibrink and Amber Jacks, both juniors.

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Wed
25
Feb

Lady Jackets ousted from playoffs

By Brett Voss

GROESBECK - Despite a valient effort against a state-ranked opponent, time finally ran out on the young and surprising Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball season. After knocking off Rosebud-Lott, 52-45, in a Class 2A bi-district playoff matchup last Tuesday, the Lady Jackets were eliminated frm the postseason tournament by Lovelady, 56-47, in the area playoff round last Friday.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Clifton girls shine on the diamond

Beginning on Friday, the Clifton Lady Cubs hosted the annual softball tournament with a solid win over San Saba in the first game. Going into bracket play on Saturday, the Lady Cubs made the most in the second bracket play with a 8-4 victory over Glen Rose. However, when they took on Troy for the championship game, they fell 14-5 to Troy. Glen Rose got 12 hits compared with just nine for the Clifton Lady Cubs Varsity, but Glen Rose stranded six on base.

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Wed
18
Feb

Lady Jackets share district title

By Brett Voss
 
With a share of the District 17-2A title hanging in the balance, the Meridian Lady Jackets girls basketball team left no doubt where they belonged after their regular season finale last week. Right at the top. The Lady Jacket jumped out to an early lead and kept pouring it on as they crushed the Bosqueville Lady Eagles, 60-18, on the road last Tueday night for their ninth consecutive victory and a share of the district crown with Crawford.

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Wed
18
Feb

Cubs football draws Tucker Award

In front of a full house on Friday night, Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune Herald presented the 59th Annual Jinx Tucker Memorial Award to the Clifton High School football team, saying that the team had truly exhibited all the requisites for the award.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Lady Cub softball hosts tourney

The Lady Cubs softball team will host its annual Softball Tournament beginning with Pool Play at 9 a.m. on Friday, under the direction of the new Head Softball Coach Sam Canfield. In Pool 1 will be Clifton, Meridian, Troy JV, and Rio Vista; and in Pool 2, Glen Rose, Hico, San Saba and Troy
 
Wed
11
Feb

Lady Jackets eye district title

Meridian junior guard Ashlee Hooks puts up a shot against Waco Rappaport

By Brett Voss

 

Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Meridian Lady Jackets girls basketball team stands on the brink of claiming at least a share of the District 17-2A title. But in the regular season finale this Tuesday, the Bosqueville Lady Eagles will have something to say about that. Last week, the Lady Jackets did what they had to do, knocking off Bosque County arch rival Valley Mills handily, 51-32, on the road last Tuesday before dismantling Waco Rappaport, 54-26, at home Friday night.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Cubs knocked out of playoff chase

Despite giving two of the best three teams in District 19-3A all they could handle last week, the Clifton Cubs boys basketball team walked away eliminated from post-season possibilities. After a fourth quarter rally fell short last Tuesday as the Cubs fell to second-place Teague, 54-48, Clifton could not overcome a slow start Friday as West handed the Cubs (2-9 in district,
8-17 overall) their fourth straight loss, 58-45..
 
 

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