Sports

Wed
14
May

Meridian’s Allen signs as free agent

By Brett Voss.
 
NEW YORK - Meridian’s Torrence Allen didn’t hear his named announced during the three days of the National Football League Draft last week. But the former Meridian Yellowjackets three-sport letterman got the next best thing - a professional football free agent contract. Once the draft ended last Saturday, the San Diego Chargers signed Allen to a rookie free agent contract, giving the West Texas A&M wide receiver a chance to prove himself at the next level.
 
Wed
14
May

Cause To Celebrate

By Simone Wichers-Voss.
 
Drawing another student-athlete year to a close, the Meridian High School Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets celebrated their accomplishments at the Annual Meridian Athletic Banquet held at the Meridian Civic Center Monday night. MISD athletic director and head football coach Todd Doughty gave opening comments, with special thanks to the Jacket Backers, led by Mike and Khristi Bowers, administrative offices and staff.
 
Wed
14
May

Cubs capture area championship

The Clifton Cubs battled the New Waverly Bulldogs over the weekend and overcame an early series deficit to claim the Area Championship with a 2-1 series victory on Saturday, said Head Coach Brian Slater. The win improves the Cubs to 21-12-1 overall and advances them to the Regional Quarterfinals against Salado at a time and site to be determined.

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Wed
14
May

Wiley honored with John Phillip Sousa Band Award

By Carol Spicer.
 
Chad Whiley, a leading participant in the Clifton High School Band for the past four years, was honored with the prestigious John Phillip Sousa Band Award presented by Band Director Keith Zuehlke on Tuesday night during the spring concert. The Band Banquet kicked off at 6:30 on with a presentation of the CMS Band in concert. The high school band offered a wide variety of music, during which several awards were presented.

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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.
 

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