Sports

Wed
07
May

County athletes advance to state

By Brett Voss.

AUSTIN - With the 2014 UIL Track & Field State Meet being held this Friday and Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium on The University of Texas at Austin campus, several Bosque County athletes have earned a coveted trip to the big show. Meridian senior Nick Prestwood qualified for state with a personal best leap of 22 feet, 1.5 inches in long jump at the Class 1A, Div. 1 Region II meet in Abilene.
 
Wed
07
May

Draft Day Dreams

By Brett Voss.

NEW YORK - One college football player hoping to hear his name called by a professional football team during the National Football League during the draft beginning Thursday has come a long way since playing football for the Meridian Yellowjackets. But this week, West Texas A&M wide receiver Torrence Allen has a realistic shot at seeing his dreams come true. Allen, a native of Meridian, put the finishing touches on an amazing career at West Texas A&M as he played and started all 14 games and was a first team all-conference selection.
 
Wed
07
May

Cubs rally to eliminate Cameron Yoe

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs battled the Cameron Yoe Yoemen in a bi-district three-game series in Franklin. The Cubs were able to overcome the Yoeman to win the series two games to one and advance to the area round, reported Head Coach Brian later. The Cubs improve to 19-11-1 overall and advance to take on the New Waverly Bulldogs next week in the area round series. The games will start Friday night at 7 p.m. in Mexia, and continue on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m.

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Wed
07
May

Rotary honors efforts in Run for the Hills 5K

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Bosque County Rotary Club hosted a Run for the Hills 1K and 5K on Saturday, April 26, and presented 32 medals in the 5K run, in the different age divisions, as well as to the male and female that won with the best time overall. Overall male winner was Jessie Villapando with a time of 19:53. Overall female winner was Sandra Gaona with a time of 25:40.

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Wed
30
Apr

Jackets fall short of postseason

By Brett Voss.

Looking to make it back into the Class 1A playoffs, the Meridian Yellowjacket took it to the last game of the season. But that’s where it came to an abrupt end. Hico jumped out to a four-run, first-inning lead and coasted to a 10-2 win-and-in District 12-1A victory over Meridian.
 
Wed
30
Apr

One Big Leap To State

By Brett Voss.

The Meridian boys and girls track and field teams took a respectable contingent of athletes to the Region II Championships in Abilene last week. And when it was all said and done, senior Nick Prestwood proved to be the last man standing. With a personal best leap of 22 feet, 1.5 inches in long jump, Prestwood grabbed the silver medal and a trip to the state meet, where he will compete May 9 at 7 p.m. in Austin.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Cubs face Cameron Yoe in bi-district

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Cubs played Troy in a District seeding game for the playoffs on Friday in Waco and lost 5-3. Troy jumped on Clifton early in the first to make it 1-0. Hunter Pitts tied the game in the second inning on a RBI single to make it 1-1. Troy would score two more times in the bottom of the second to make it 3-1.

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Wed
30
Apr

Lady Cubs eliminated

By Carol Spicer.
 
Clifton failed to take advantage of Karlee Kleibrink’s effort at the plate on Saturday, losing 15-13 to Salado in seven innings at Clifton, in game two of the Bi-District playoff. Kleibrink rocked Salado with two home runs, and went 3-4 in the game with four RBIs and three runs scored. She homered in the third and seventh innings.

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Wed
23
Apr

Jackets battle down to the wire

By Brett Voss.

For the Meridian Yellowjacket baseball team, it all comes down to the final game of the regular season. Well, sort of. After dropping a pair of District 12-1A games to state-ranked and undefeated Bosqueville as well as Bosque County arch-rival Valley Mills last week, the Yellowjackets (5-5 in district, 10-9) face a must-win situation in their finale at Hico on Tuesday.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Racing To Regionals

By Brett Voss.

The Meridian Yellowjacket boys and girls track and field teams made their presence known at the Area Championships last Tuesday in Hico. In fact, the Meridian boys placed third as a team, while the Lady Jackets finish in fourth. But more importantly, the Jackets qualified eight boys in nine events, while the Lady Jackets advanced 11 girls in eight events to the Region II Championships this Friday and Saturday in Abilene.
 

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