Sports

Wed
19
Mar

Turning The Corner

By Brett Voss.

While everyone else enjoyed a brief vacation for Spring Break, the Meridian Lady Jackets softball team remained hard at work. And in the process, the Lady Jackets opened District 12-1A competition by splitting two important games against Goldthwaite and Hico. After losing to Goldthwaite, 7-3, on the road last Tuesday, the Lady Jackets rebounded to squeeze by Hico, 5-4, last Friday at home. Despite the district opening loss to Goldthwaite, the team remained positive.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Cubs baseball grabs early district lead

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs moved to 3-0 in District with a 12-1 run-rule win over the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles. The Cubs jumped on the Eagles in the first inning with a lead-off single by Jaren Brooks. He would later score the first run of the game on a RBI single by Brayden Wise, reported Coach Brian Slater. The Cubs would open up the game by scoring five in the second inning. The big hits of the inning were a Hunter Pitts a two-run single and a Raymond Sadler two-run single. After Bruceville scored their only run in the bottom of the second inning, the Cubs would scratch across three more in the third inning. Jaren Brooks and Sadler had RBI singles to extend the lead to 9-1.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Lady Cubs split two games with league leaders

By Carol Spicer.
 
Despite Marti Hanson’s 3-3 performance at the plate on Monday, March 10, Clifton took a 15-7 loss at the hands of the Lady Trojans of Troy at Clifton. Kennadi Strawser was able to keep it over the plate, allowing no walks. Clifton’s pitcher worked four innings, allowing one earned run and six hits while striking out two.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Meridian track stays on course

By Brett Voss.
 
After traveling to DeLeon and Rio Vista for track meets to open the season, the Meridian boys and girls squads will take Spring Break off. But when they come back from the weeklong vacation, the Jackets and Lady Jackets hope to carry the momentum of their early season success back home as they host the annual Jacket Relays March 22.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Meridian baseball rolling into district

By Brett Voss.
 
Riding the emotional lift of stealing a walkoff victory against DeLeon last Tuesday at home, the Meridian Jacket baseball team won three of their last four games before taking a few days off for Spring Break. Once they return from the brief vacation, the Jackets will play one more non-district game against Waco Reicher next Tuesday before opening up District 12-1A competition at Covington March 21.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Cubs open district with back-to-back wins

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs started District 21-2A play with a 15-0 run rule win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on March 3. Zach Potts got the win on the mound after pitching three shutout innings. Hunter Pitts and Chad Wiley came on in relief to finish off the Bulldogs. The Cubs jumped on the Bulldogs early with a seven-run first inning. Brayden Wise, Hunter Harris, Jaren Brooks and Collin Schasteen all had doubles in the inning.

 

Wed
12
Mar

Strawser, Brewer lead Lady Cub wins

By Carol Spicer.
 
Kennadi Strawser hit and pitched the Lady Cubs to a 16-0 victory over Hamilton on Tuesday, as she came up huge at the dish and in the circle. Kennadi racked up two RBI’s on two hits for Clifton. She singled in the second and third innings. Clifton’s Kennadi kept Hamilton off the scoreboard for all three innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four.

 

Wed
05
Mar

Lady Cubs battle at Granbury Tourney

By Carol Spicer.
 
Traveling to the Granbury Tournament. Thursday through Saturday, the Lady Cubs won three and lost three. They beat Glen Rose, Midland Greenwood, and Springtown; but lost to Granbury, Comanche and Joshua. In game one against Granbury on Thursday, Marti Hanson went 2-2, but Clifton still fell to Granbury 8-6 in seven innings. Emily Brewer shut down Granbury while she was on the rubber. Emily held Granbury hitless over four relief innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Jackets named to all-district

By Brett Voss.

The Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team took their playoff chances into the final game of the season. And even though they fell just short of their goal of returning to the Class 1A, Division I tournament, the Jackets were recognized for their efforts. Sophomores Jarett Carpenter and Ethan Hightower where named to the District 12-1A- Dvision I first team, while sophomore Bailey Bowers shared the district’s sixth man of the year award with Goldthwaite sophomore Hunter Parrish.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Meridian baseball, softball struggle

By Brett Voss.

After opening the season with a victory last week, the Meridian baseball squad fell on hard times at the Blooming Grove tournament last week, dropping three straight. “Overall, we gained some great experience this weekend,” Meridian baseball head coach Robert Barber said. “We have a lot still to learn, and we still have to find consistency on the mound.” Likewise, the Meridian Lady Jackets continued to struggle in tournament play, losing their sixth straight game after a solid start to the season in the Bruceville-Eddy Tournament two weeks ago.
 

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