Sports

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.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Lady Cubs hold on to second

By Carol Spicer.
 
The Clifton Lady Cubs started off strong in the first inning against Moody, Tuesday night, hitting for three runs and never looking back. The girls racked up another two runs in the second, then three and two in the fourth and fifth innings, while Moody only saw home plate for one run in the fifth and sixth innings giving the Lady Cubs a 10-2 win.

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Wed
23
Apr

Cubs claim share of district crown

The Clifton Cubs hosted the Moody Bearcats on Senior Night at Cub Field. “The Cubs scored early and often to come away with a 13-3 win,” said Coach Brian Slater. The Bearcats would strike first with the help of three straight singles to take a early 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning.

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Wed
16
Apr

Lady Cubs win pitchers’ duel

By Carol Spicer
 
Going into overtime at Troy 0-0, the Lady Cubs managed to come out on top 1-0 in the eighth inning. With Emily Brewer on the mound for all eight innings, she held the Lady Trojans to no runs, and only three hits out of 30 at bats.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Cubs, Lady Cubs advance to area track

By Carol Spicer
 
Hosted by McGregor High School, the District Track took place last week with Clifton students advancing to the Area meet to be held Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m., again at McGregor. The Cubs came in fifth overall, with 65 points. Athletes in first through fourth place will advance to Area*.
 

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