Sports

Wed
13
Jul

Cubs football picked for district title

By Brett Voss

Thanks to publications like Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and The Old Coach’s Friday Night Football Texas, high school football for fans in the Lone Star state begins about a month before a single players steps onto the field for the first day of conditioning Aug. 1. And if these two publications can serve as an indication, Bosque County will have plenty to look forward to and cheer about during the 2016 Texas high school football season. When the UIL released the realignments for the 2016-18 school years in February, both Clifton and Valley Mills were moved to new districts with an entirely new slate of opponents, while Meridian stayed put with a new counterpart addded to the mix.

 

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Wed
06
Jul

Football Summer League will

After playing two weeks on the schedule, the Bosque Countuy 7-on-7 Football Summer League will take a week off and resume on July 14 in Meridian. Last week, the Clifton Cubs (2-2) split two games, falling to Meridian, 25-6, in the opener, knocking off Valley Mills, 19-13, in the finale.  

 

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Thu
30
Jun

County kicks off Bosque 7-on-7 football

By Brett Voss

It may only be 7-on-7 summer football, but the three Bosque County 11-man high school football teams started a league of their own last Thursday. And once the dust settled on the blistering hot field at Jacket Stadium in Meridian, it became clear old rivalries had been renewed. With the Clifton Cubs playing in Class 3A, Division II, the Valley Mills Eagles battling in Class 2A, Division I, and the Meridian Yellowjackets competing in Class 2A, Division II, the three Bosque County schools have not crossed paths on the football often in recent years. But after all three squads posted one win and one loss in the threegame round-robin format, the battle for Bosque County supremacy was on. 

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Wed
29
Jun

Golng blast

BY SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS

For those looking for some fun activities during the Fourth of July weekend, the Bosque Valley Golf Course might be the place to visit. On July 2, there will be a 6 p.m. nine-hole golf scramble, followed by a hamburger meal and a spectacular fireworks show at around 9:45 p.m.

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Wed
15
Jun

THE ULTIMATE TEST

Phil Mickelson’s long-time caddie is already sounding the alarm for the field that will descend on Oakmont Country Club this week for the U.S. Open. “Hard. Hard. Hard. Did I mention that Oakmont might be by leaps and bounds the hardest course I have ever seen?” said Jim “Bones” Mackay of the par-70, 7,219-yard venue nestled in the Pittsburgh suburbs. “All of us will head there wondering if the set-up is a little ‘softer’ than in the past, or will it be the J.J. Watt of golf courses.”

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Wed
15
Jun

CHS’s Terral named all-state academic

By Bartee Haile

Clifton High School graduate Bethany Terral was named academic all-state team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association for track and field and will be recognized by the CISD school board at the monthly board meeting on June 20. “Use your God-given talents to the best of your abilities,” said Terral, paraphrasing Steve Prefontaine, an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your God-given gifts.”

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Wed
08
Jun

Glow in the dark

By Simone Wichers-Voss

The neon powder-covered runners were like giant fireflies in the night as they passed through the several black lights along the course. The third Annual Legacy Park 5K Glow Fun Run in the Clifton City Park was a family friendly fun run with whole families from six to sixty-six years old getting together to participate. They came from as near as hometown Clifton and as far away as Waco, Hillsboro and DeLeon.

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Wed
08
Jun

Meridian’s Kenzie Laughlin

Meridian’s Kenzie Laughlin on the last leg of the Third Annual Legacy Park 5K Glow Fun Run in Clifton Saturday (top); Kelcie Talley and Elise Watts from Meridian endure the onslaught of neon powder on the last leg of the 5K Glow Run (middle); Whole families from six to 66 years old at the start of the Third Annual Legacy Park 5K Glow Fun Run (above).

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Thu
02
Jun

State sharpshooters

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Bosque County is nearly synonymous with life outdoors and hunting. It is no surprise that the Bosque County 4-H shooting sports project enjoys considerable success in membership and results. During the District 8 Rifle Match was held in Oakwood on May 14, the Bosque County Senior Team won third place in Precision Rifle Match earning them a spot in the State competition. The team consists of Bailey Bowers, Bradley Wallace, Lia Runyon-Worley, and Emmaline Guillory. The State Rifle Match will be held in Victoria on June 4-5. 

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Wed
01
Jun

Gold rush

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Staying in Texas was an important motivation, along with the fact the Texas Lutheran University was a smaller campus and a Christian school. Meridian High School graduate Ashlee Hooks signed a letter of intent last week for TLU, dedicating herself to the her new school’s gold and black with mascot Lucky the Bulldog.

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