Sports

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Dec

Local food pantry adds to CPS Angel Tree Project

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
It was like a well-oiled production line, with all the cogs working perfectly together. Cranberry sauce, raisins, stuffing, oranges, apples, corn and beans; and added the next day a chicken and fresh rolls – that is what the North Bosque Helping Hands Food Pantry and Brookshire Brothers volunteers were putting into big, brown paper bags with great efficiency on Dec. 12.

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Dec

Bunch of nuts

By Simone Wichers-Voss
 
Pecan shows are one of the best teaching tools available. They render a real service to the pecan industry. These shows help pecan growers grade and evaluate their standard varieties and the shows acquaint growers with new varieties and the numerous pecan hybrids being developed. In Meridian, the first Pecan Show organized by the Bosque County AgriLife Extension Office was held on Dec. 18 in the Memorial Library Building, to focus attention on the pecan – an important Texas export - and to help promote consumer interest in this product.

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Wed
24
Dec

Lady Jackets drop district opener

By Brett Voss
 
The Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team will be home for the holidays, taking 10 days off before returning to action next Tuesday. But Crawford gave the Meridian girls a lump of coal in their stockings for an early Christmas present last Friday night. Despite overcoming 36-25 deficit in the first half, the Lady Jackets could not pull off the district opening win against Crawford, dropping a heartbreaking 61-59 decision.

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Wed
24
Dec

Jackets in Itasca Christmas Classic

By Brett Voss
 
Riding the momentum of their strong finish in the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament in Hamilton, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team returned home to pick up right where they left off. After disposing Hico in impressive fashion, 72- 43, last Tuesday at Jacket Gymnasium, the Meridian boys began 12-day holiday break. But the Yellowjacketswill return to action Friday when they play in the Itasca Christmas Classic Friday and Saturday. Against Hico, junior Tyler Wright led Meridian (6-2) with 15 points, followed by junior Trent Underwood with 11 as 11 different Jacket players found the net for points.

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Dec

Lady Cubs split two district games

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs took on McGregor on Tuesday, Dec. 16, falling 35 to 26 to the Lady Bulldogs. Leading the Lady Cubs were Karlee Kleibrink with eight points, six rebounds; Maria Chavez with four points seven rebounds; Toshia Napieralski with four points, six rebounds and four blocks; and Hope Harris with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
 
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24
Dec

Cubs Hoop It Up In Itasca

Wed
17
Dec

Jackets capture tourney consolation

By Brett Voss
 
Although the week began on a disappointing note, the Meridian Yellowjacket boys basketball team refused to let it keep them down. In fact, after opening the season with three straight wins, the Jackets suffered back-to-back losses last week. But playing in the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament in Hamilton, Meridian turned its fortunes back around and righted the ship with back-to-back impressive victories.

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Wed
17
Dec

Lady Cubs volleyball draw all-district honors

The following students made the All- District selections in volleyball for the 2014 season at Clifton. All District defense – Emily Brewer. First Team – Jordan Woosley. Second Team – Tori Zander. Clifton Honorable Mention Jessica Harris, Toshia- Napeiralski and Kennadi Strawser.
 
Wed
10
Dec

Lady Jackets struggle at Dublin

By Brett Voss
 
After opening last week by snapping a three-game losing streak, things did not go according to plan for the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team at the Dublin Tournament last Thursday-Saturday. But following back-to-back tournament losses on Thursday and Friday, the Lady Jacket returned to their winning ways by knocking off Early, 66-55, Saturday to salvage seventh place in the tournament.

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Wed
10
Dec

Lady Cubs capture Moody Tourney title

By Carol Spicer
 
The Lady Cubs won the championship at the Moody Tournament over the weekend, reported Coach Stephen Bateson. The tournament started off Thursday with an excellent defensive showing in a 26-20 victory over Thrall. Friday morning, the Lady Cubs took on a very feisty Rosebud-Lott squad and walked away with a 39-37 win.

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