Sports

Wed
16
Sep

Bosque County continues winning ways

By Brett Voss
 
Three weeks into the 2015 Texas high school football season, the Bosque County teams continue to show promise as they begin to wrap up their non-district schedules and look ahead to district.
 
Wed
16
Sep

Meridian cross country takes off Jackets, Lady Jackets open at highly competitive Hico Bluebonnet Invitational

By Brett Voss
 
After qualifying for regionals in cross country three consecutive years, Meridian senior cross country runner Latham Hensley dreams of finally making it to state. And this season, he has a few running partners to push him along the way. The Meridian boys and girls cross country teams began their quest at the Hico Bluebonnet Invitiational meet last week.
 
Wed
16
Sep

Lady Cubs battle Reicher, Frost

By Carol Spicer

On Friday, Sept. 4, the Lady Cubs hosted Reicher and played hard, but lost in five games. “It was a difficult loss, going 5 games. But, mentally it is a step forward for us,” said Coach Jason Williams. Clifton lost to Reicher: 21-25, 25-15, 25-19, 18-25, 10-15.

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Wed
16
Sep

Crawford proves too much to handle for Cubs

By Brett Voss

Although facing a gauntlet of a non-district schedule, the Clifton Cubs continue to meet the challenge head on each week. But against the state-ranked Crawford Pirates,  the Cubs fell behind early and could nto overcome some costly turnovers as Crawford knocked off Clifton, 34-20, in a non-district game last Friday.

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Wed
09
Sep

Clifton treats home fans to first victory

By Brett Voss

It could be argued that the Clifton Cubs have one of the toughest non-district schedules among Class 3A, Division II teams across the state. So chalking up the season’s first victory in the home opener takes some pressure off a relatively young squad trying to rebuild after losing a large and talented senior class in 2014.

 
Wed
09
Sep

Fast start for Bosque County

By Brett Voss

What a difference a year can make, especially when in comes to Texas high school football. And so far this season, Bosque County proves to be a prime example. While most of area’s eight high schools struggled throughout the 2014 season, only the Clifton Cubs advanced to the post-season last year. But this season, county schools have jumped out to a 9-5 win-loss record during the first two weeks of action, with four teams - Meridian, Walnut Springs, Iredell and Morgan - remaining undefeated.

Wed
09
Sep

Jackets outlast Riesel on the road

By Brett Voss

For the first time since 2008, the Meridian Yellowjackets have opened the season with back-to-back victories. But against the Riesel Indians, it didn’t come easily. In a contest that produced seven lead changes, Meridian finally broke the see-saw pattern by scoring 12 unanswered points and shutting down the Indians in the fourth quarter to secure a wild 33-28 victory in Riesel last Friday night.

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Wed
09
Sep

Clifton crushes Rosebud-Lott, 40-13

By Brett Voss

It could be argued that the Clifton Cubs have one of the toughest non-district schedules among Class 3A, Division II teams across the state. So chalking up the season’s first victory in the home opener takes some pressure off a relatively young squad trying to rebuild after losing a large and talented senior class in 2014.

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Wed
02
Sep

Jackets race past Itasca in opener

What a difference a year can make. And seldom has that been more clear than last Friday night at Jacket Stadium. The Meridian Yellowjackets raced to an overwhelming 36-point second quarter lead before coasting to an impressive 58-33 victory over the Itasca Wampus Cats in the 2015 Texas high school football season opener.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Cubs hits speed bump in opener

When the Clifton Cubs traveled to West for the 2015 Texas high school football season opener last Friday night, it didn’t turn out to be the beginning they were looking for as the lights went out. But after battling to a 37-17 loss to the West Trojans in a contest closer than the score indicated, the Cubs walked away with positive things to build on.
 

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