Sports

Tue
13
Dec

Cubs break even on road last week

By Brett Voss

After opening last week with a hard-fought loss to Blooming Grove, the Clifton Cub boys basketball squad rebounded for a strong showing at the Hamilton Tournament last weekend. Despite losing the tournament opener to Goldthwaite, 55-39, the Cubs bounced back to post back- to-back victories, knocking off Comanche, 53-49, and Bosqueville, 55-41, to win the consolation championship, while Hutch Kettler was named to the all-tournament team.

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Tue
13
Dec

Lady Cubs battle through rough week

By Brett Voss

Although they did not get the results in the winloss columns they had hoped for last week, the Clifton Lady Cub basketball team made some strides in the right direction as they prepared to open District 19-3A this week. Led by all-tournament selection Sydney Harris, the Lady Cubs played five games in the tough Hillsboro Tournament, pulling out two wins.

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Tue
06
Dec

Clifton boys start strong

By Brett Voss

Following a 65-30 loss at Grandview last Tuesday, the Cubs played in the Dublin Tournament last weekend and captured third place in the 12-team tourney. After opening the tournament with back-to-back wins over Comanche, 54- 49 in overtime, and Hamilton, 44-41, the Cubs (3-4) dropped the final two game, losing to host Dublin, 69-44, and Clyde, 67-57.

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Tue
06
Dec

Jackets start strong at tournament

Meridian boys take second place in bronze bracket at Riesel tourney

By Brett Voss

Loaded with eight seniors and a new head coach, the Meridian Yellowjackets entered the 2016-17 Texas high school basketball season with high hopes.

Certainly, the Jackets’ performance in their season opening tournament last weekend did nothing to dash the optimism.

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Tue
29
Nov

Lady Cubs win third straight

By Brett Voss

After winning their third straight game to open the season, the Clifton Lady Cub basketball team took a week off for Thanksgiving before returning to action by hosting Hillsboro Tuesday. Last week, the Lady Cubs (3-0) posted a 57-47 victory over Rio Vista behind sophomore point guard Sydney Harris’game-high 21 points. Senior Mackenzie Wells followed with 10 points, while Gracee Hilburn, Cat Pieri, Sydney Finney, Laticia Sarate and Jacelynn Slagle contributed on the scoreboard.

 

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Tue
29
Nov

Clifton garners gridiron accolades

By Brett Voss

To the victors go the spoils. And after taking the football program to new heights in each of the last three seasons, the Clifton Cubs garnered the accolades they had earned by winning their first district title since 2002, advancing to the playoffs for the third consecutive season for the first time since 1971, and winning their third straight bi-district championship while taking a seven-game winning streak into the area playoff matchup. As District 11-3A, Division II champions, the Cubs (6-0 in district, 7-5 overall) nabbed five of nine all-district superlative awards, including Most Valuable Player Marc Gutierrez, Defensive Player of the Year Clayton Bayer, Defensive Lineman of the Year Mason Oliver, Utility Player of the Year Clayton Caniford and Coaching Staff of the Year.

 

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Wed
23
Nov

Lady Cubs open hoops

By Brett Voss

Led by new head coach Jamie Duke, the Clifton Lady Cubs opened the 2016-17 Texas high school girls basketball season with back-to-back wins.

In the season opener Nov. 8, sophomore point guard Sydney Harris sank a buzzer beater as the Lady Cubs edged the Moody Lady Bearcats, 29-27.

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Wed
23
Nov

Cubs ousted from post-season

Clifton falls to 7th-ranked Crockett in Class 3A, Division II area playoff

By Brett Voss

Taking the football program to new heights in each of the last three season, the Clifton Cubs ran up against a familar road block for the third straight year -- the Class 3A, Division II area playoff round.

Facing the state’s seventh-ranked team in the Crockett Bulldogs, the Cubs never could get their offense on track, falling 35-0 last Friday night at Corsicana Tiger Stadium to be eliminated from the postseason tournament.

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Tue
15
Nov

Bosque County advances three teams to area playoff round

By Brett Voss

 

After getting four Bosque County teams to the post-season with two district championships and two district runner-ups, the Friday night lights did not go out on three area teams last week, keeping the dreams of state titles allive.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Cubs overcome for bi-district win

By Brett Voss

 

For the Clifton Cubs, adversity   their way last Friday night, presenting them with a gut-check they were not expecting. But by overcoming the unexpected, the Cubs once again made winning a playoff game look like an expectation. Claiming their third consecutive bi-district championship and winning their seventh straight game, Clifton put the game away late to secure a 35-24 victory over Hearne last Friday night at LeVega High School in Waco. Senior Clayton Caniford rushed for one score, caught a touchdown pass, pulled down an interception and blocked a field goal to lead the Cubs on both sides of the ball.

 

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