Sports

Wed
17
Aug

Jackets travel to DeLeon for scrimmage

By Brett Voss & Justin Green

Although the Meridian Yellowjackets caught a break from the record- setting heat wave for their first scrimmage last Friday at Jacket Stadium, they had to squeeze it in with thunderstorms and lightning around the county. Meridian’s first test of the season came against Santo, a 2015 playoff team picked to place second in District 8-2A, Divison II behind state- semifinalist Muenster, the team that eliminated the Jackets in a bi-district playoff matchup.

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Wed
17
Aug

First scrimmage scrubbed by storm

By Brett Voss Sometimes, the most carefully prepared plans still go wrong. And thanks to Mother Nature, that’s exactly what happened to the Clifton Cubs football team last week. When scattered thunderstorms and lightning moved into the Bosque County area last Friday evening, Clifton and McGregor were preparing to take the field at Cub Stadium for the first scrimmage of the 2016 Texas high school football season. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
10
Aug

Getting ready

By Justin Green

Before Clifton High School sports kick off for the year, the football and volleyball coaches took time to focus on the youth sports in the community. “We had around 25 7th and 8th graders and about 15 of the 3rd through 6th graders at the football camp,” said Athletic Director Chuck Caniford.

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Wed
10
Aug

Cubs looking to first practice test

By Brett Voss

After working through several firsts of the 2016 Texas high school football season last week, the Clifton Cubs get the first they’ve been waiting for the most this week. As a key part of the second week of training camp, Clifton will take the field for its first live action against an opponent when the Cubs host McGregor for a scrimmage Friday at Cub Stadium. The junior varsity squads will square off at 5 p.m. and the varsity units will begin immediately following at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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Wed
03
Aug

Meridian baseball shines at state

By Brett Voss

It may be summer baseball, but the Meridian high-school eligible squad took the Yellowjackets to new heights at the 2016 TTAB State Tournament July 22-24 in Buffalo. Making its best showing ever in the tournament, Meridian advanced to the semifinals in the 23-team tournament before losing to Eustace, 14-4, winning five games along the way in dramatic fashion to take third place in state.

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Wed
03
Aug

WELCOME TO RIO

It’s nothing new for stories to emerge about how unprepared the host city is in the weeks before any Olympics. In fact, it’s almost expected that there will be issues with housing, infrastructure and traffic. Still, some of the reports coming out of Rio as the Opening Ceremony nears are disturbing. As if the threat of the Zika virus wasn’t enough, the city’s own police force has warned that they are so pressed for funds that patrols have been cut and visitors will not be safe. But at least the athletes will be taken care of, right? Don’t be so sure: Guanabara Bay (site of sailing and windsurfing events) and Copacabana Beach (marathon swimming and triathalon) are so polluted with garbage and untreated sewage that athletes have been warned not to open their mouths to avoid catching serious illnesses from the polluted water.  

 

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Wed
03
Aug

Cubs open football training camp

By Brett Voss

Braving 100 degree temperatures, the Clifton Cubs opened high school football training camp working not only to make their third consecutive playoff appearance, but aiming to capture their first district title since 2002. “Overall, I was pleased with our effort and our conditioning,” Clifton football head coach Chuck Caniford said. “I was proud of the leadership that I saw throughout practice from some of our veteran guys.” As expected, the Cubs saw 50 student-athletes take the field for the first workout. And they hit the ground running. 

 

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Wed
27
Jul

Clifton opens training camp next Monday

By Brett Voss

What started off as an idea by one coach became a reality for all three 11-man high school football teams in the county. And while the end of the inaugural edition of the Bosque County 7-on-7 Summer Football League may have proved to be anticlimatic, the results were not disappointing. By pulling out of last week’s games due to their team being depleted by the Texas Teenage Baseball Association’s High School-Eligible State Tournament, Meridian began the domino effect that wiped out the final week’s slate of three games. 

 

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Wed
20
Jul

Bosque County 7-on-7 football tied at the top

By Brett Voss

For the Clifton Cubs and the Meridian Yellowjackets, the inaugural edition of the Bosque County 7-on-7 Summer Football League has shaped up almost like they envisioned it. After three weeks of competition, Clifton and Meridian own identical 4-2 win-loss records heading into the final week of games beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cub Stadium.  

 

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Wed
13
Jul

GOP breaks losing streak

For the first time in eight years, the Republican Congressional Baseball Team, coached by U.S. Representative Roger Williams, defeated the Democrats, 8-7, in the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park in Washington, DC June 23. Although the Republicans maintained a lead for most of the game, the Democrats pulled ahead in the sixth inning. But the GOP scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, ending their seven year losing streak.

 

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