Sports

Wed
27
Jan

Jackets close out first round of district with loss to Crawford

By Brett Voss 

Although the Meridian Yellow jacket boys basketball team remains in the heat of the playoff chase as District 17-2A competition opens the second round this week, the last two games have stung Meridian’s chances. 

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Wed
20
Jan

Deer season over, but work never done

By Brett Voss
 
As the Texas whitetail deer hunting season came to an end last weekend, one might think illegal ativities and poaching in the great outdoors would calm down a bit. No such luck for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s game wardens. The following items are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports.

 

Wed
20
Jan

Cubs drop two games in tough district race

Clifton boys face important three-game stretch
 
By Brett Voss
 
The first round of District 19-3A competition has not been kind to the Clifton Cub boys basketball team. So as they head into the home stretch this week, the Cubs hope to finish the first round strong and regroup for a run in the second round. In fact, the next three games against Bruceville-Eddy, McGregor and Marlin will be critical in their hopes of fighting their way back into the district race.
 
Wed
20
Jan

Clifton girls wrap up first round

Lady Cubs make turn eyeing playoffs
 
By Brett Voss
 
As the Clifton Lady Cub girls basketball team wrapped up the first round of District 19-3A competition last week, they found themselves right where they wanted to be. Well, sort of. Although the Lady Cubs (3-4 in district, 15-10 overall) would prefer to be the frontrunners in the race for postseason berths, Clifton heads into the second round in a pack of five teams battling for two playoff spots with Marlin (6-1) and Teague (5-2) leading the way.
 
Wed
13
Jan

Lady Jackets sweep two straight district games

By Brett Voss 

The Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team jumped right back to the front of the District 17-2A race with back-to-back wins last week. The Lady Jackets rallied to knock off Axtell, 35-27 last Tuesday before running away from Bosque County rival Valley Mills, 42-31, on the road last Friday.

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Wed
13
Jan

Cub boys struggle in district contests

By Brett Voss
 
After snapping a losing streak at the Itasca Christmas Classic Dec. 28-30, the Clifton Cubs boys basketball squad returned to District 19-3A action last week. But after losing to Whitney, 75-49, at home last Tuesday, the Cubs were handed an 87-33 loss on the road at Teague last Friday night.
 

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Wed
13
Jan

Lady Cubs split two games in District 19-3A competition

By Brett Voss
 
After returning from the holiday break with a solid performance at the Hillsboro Holiday Tournament, the Clifton Lady Cubs girls basketball team returned to District 19-3A action last week. And after knocking off Whitney at home last Tuesday, the Lady Cubs struggled on the road against Teague last Friday.
 

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Wed
06
Jan

Jackets, Lady Jackets victorious after holidays

By Brett Voss
 
Staying home for the holidays proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the Meridian Yellowejacket boys basketball team. With returning starters Dallas Anderson and Clayton Pinkerton finally in the lineup together after missing the first part of the season due to injuries, the Jackets came back from a 14-day layoff to post an overwhelming 115-9 victory over Waco Harmony Science Academy in their District 17-2A opener last Saturday.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Clifton boys, girls in holiday tourneys

By Brett Voss

After taking 10 days off for Christmas, the Clifton Lady Cub girls basketball squad geared up to return to district competition by playing in the Hillsboro Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-30. Senior Hope Harris was named to the all-tournament team after the Lady Cubs posted a 3-2 record. “The girls did a good job throughout the tournament,” Clifton girls basketball head coach Stephen Bateson said. “I am proud of how the girls played coming off of the break. I feel we are in good shape going back into district play. It was nice to have Maria Chavez back on the court.”  

 

Wed
30
Dec

Clifton Lady Cub

Clifton Lady Cub junior varsity in action before the holiday break. The Clifton boys varsity squad returned to action this week in the Itasca Tournament while the Lady Cub varsity hit the road to participate in the Hillsboro Tournament. 

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