Sports

Wed
01
Oct

Meridian opens district, whips Wortham

By Brett Voss
 
Without question, the Meridian Yellowjacket converted one extreme to another last Friday night. And in the process, the Jackets took their game to a whole new level. Opening District 10-2A, Division II with 26 unanswered first quarter points, Meridian started fast and never looked back on its way to a dominating and impressive 51-12 road victory over Wortham at Bulldog Stadium last Friday night.
 
Wed
01
Oct

County squads get mixed results

By Brett Voss
 
Bosque County high school football teams experienced a mixed bag last week as Meridian opened district competition, Iredell remained undefeated and Valley Mills posted their fourth straight victory while the other area teams in action fell in defeat.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Lady Cubs make push for playoffs

By Carol Spicer
 
The Clifton girls volleyball team has been working hard and have set their sights on playoffs. “These ladies have committed to putting in the effort that it takes to make a difference this year in the Lady Cub volleyball program,” said Coach Jason Williams. “Seniors Emily Brewer and Jordan Woosley are leading this eager and passionate squad to establish a new precedent for all the squads to come.”
 
Wed
24
Sep

Clifton’s 2nd half rally downs Bulldogs

By Brett Voss
 
In what looked like a dogfight in the first half, the Clifton Cubs took control after intermission to run away from the McGregor Bulldogs for an impressive 33-14 victory last Friday night at Cub Stadium. Clifton quarterback Tanner Thomas ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Cubs evened their season record to 2-2 heading into their final non-district game.

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Wed
24
Sep

Ferguson offers Texas Hunter Safety Course

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
As hunting season comes around, hunting safety is an important factor in the scenario. In efforts to make Bosque County a safe hunting area, Bosque County Constable and certified volunteer instructor Scott Ferguson will offer the Texas Hunter Safety Course, Oct. 14-15 from 6-9 p.m. in Meridian. “I have taught the Hunter Education course for 13 years and look forward to teaching it again this year,” said Ferguson.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Starting New Season

By Brett Voss
 
DELEON - There’s nothing else quite like the first time. But the Meridian Yellowjackets and first-year head coach Chris Roberts hope there are many more night just like last Friday. Freshman quarterback John Anderson and junior running back Dion Estrada rushed for two touchdowns each while senior running back Bryce Haney ran for 190 yards and a score as Meridian grabbed its first victory of the season, knocking off DeLeon, 41-7, on the road to hand Roberts his first career win as a head coach.
 
Wed
17
Sep

County features first showdown

With three of the eight Bosque County teams taking the week off with an open date early in the season, the focus turned to the first showdown between two county rivals. But due to three key injuries suffered the week before, Kopperl showed up in Iredell shorthanded for their non-district clash.
 
Wed
17
Sep

After open date, Meridian heads to DeLeon

By Brett Voss

Starting slow has been the story of the season so far for the Meridian Yellowjackets. Despite two inspired second half comeback attempts, it hasn’t been enough to produce a victory. In their final non-district game, the Jackets (0- 2) will be looking to get on the winning track when they visit DeLeon (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “I like the fact that we are playing hard,” Meridian first-year head coach Chris Roberts said. “It seems like we are able to play hard until the last snap. We just have to be able play better in the beginning of the game.”
 
Wed
17
Sep

Bosque County features first showdown

By Brett Voss

With three of the eight Bosque County teams taking the week off with an open date early in the season, the focus turned to the first showdown between two county rivals. But due to three key injuries suffered the week before, Kopperl showed up in Iredell shorthanded for their non-district clash. Elsewhere in the area, Valley Mills posted its second straight victory under new head coach Eric Blenden, already surpassing last season’s win total, while Clifton could not hang on to defeat Crawford. And in other sixman action, Morgan proved no match for Waco Vanguard College Prep.

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Wed
17
Sep

Cubs come up short late in Crawford

By Brett Voss

In what certainly could be called a case of the score not being an indication of the competitiveness in the contest, the Clifton Cubs left Crawford last Friday night with another loss under their belts. But after battling to a 13-13 through most of three quarters, Class 2A’s ninthranked Crawford Pirates scored 21 unanswered points to deny the Cubs any hopes of posting a big non-district victory on the road, knocking off Clifton, 34-13.

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