Sports

Wed
26
Aug

Cubs ready to kick off 2015 season

By Brett Voss

While playing two scrimmages have helped Clifton football head coach Chuck Caniford and his staff identify areas to work on before the 2015 Texas high school football season begins, the Cubs will definitely undergo a trial by fire in the season opener this week. Hitting the road to face the West Trojans at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Class 3A, Division II Cubs will be facing a Class 3A, Division I squad not only expected to make the playoffs this season, but to challenge for the District 9-3A, DI title. Regardless, Caniford sounds ready for the season and confident in the potential of his team this season.

Wed
19
Aug

Jackets struggle in first scrimmage

By Brett Voss

If the old adage “playing good teams make you better” holds true, the Meridian Yellowjackets certainly made the right choice to scrimmage the Santo Wildcats last week. Taking on the Class 2A, Division II regional semifinalists expected to compete with state finalist Albany for the District 8-2A, DII title this season, the Jacket varsity struggled on both sides of the ball as Santo outplayed Meridian, 4-0, at Jacket Stadium last Friday. The Meridian junior varsity faired better, outscoring the Santo JV, 1-0.

Wed
19
Aug

Summer heats up for game wardens

By Brett Voss
Summer does not offer any vacation time for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens. In fact, as the tempertures warm up, the questionable activities seem to heat up.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Lady Cubs host tournament

By Carol Spicer
The Clifton Lady Cubs volleyball program hosted the annual volleyball tournament on Thursday and Saturday, with seven teams in action vying to take home the trophy. The tournament saw Hico take first place over Kopperl; Kopperl, second place; Jarrell took third place beating out Reicher; and Valley Mills beat the Lady Cubs for the Consolation place, 25-23 and 25-22.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Cubs see first action in Glen Rose

After successfully taking on Class 3A postseason qualifying Glen Rose in their first scrimmage, the Clifton Cubs are ready
to take on Class 2A state-ranked Hico in their second and final tuneup before opening the 2015 Texas high school football season.
 
Wed
12
Aug

Jackets in pads take practice to next level

By Brett Voss

Despite the wilting 100-plus degree temperatures every day, the intensity and focus continues to heat up as the Meridian Yellowjackets prepare for the 2015 Texas high school football season. And after spending the first two weeks of workouts going against each other, the Jackets will finally get an opportunity to hit someone else when they host the Santo Wildcats this Friday at 6 p.m. at Jacket Stadium. “I felt like the workouts went well, the intensity and focus was good,” Meridian second-year head coach Chris Roberts said. “There are always areas of focus because you have to see how all of your pieces fit together with this bunch of kids.

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Wed
12
Aug

Clifton Cub football

Clifton Cub football took it to the next level with enthusiasm and intensity in pads last Friday.
 
Wed
05
Aug

Jackets open workouts aiming for playoffs

By Brett Voss
On the first day of Texas high school football training camp Monday, Meridian’s second- year head coach Chris Roberts enjoyed a luxury few others, if any, experienced this week -- three head coaches on the same field. In fact, Roberts had two former Jacket head coaches -- Darrell Selke and Russell Roberts -- joining forces with him to workout 40 student athletes as Meridian began its quest to fight their way back into the Class 2A state playoffs.

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Wed
05
Aug

Sports camps wrap up summer activities

By Zach Nichols

Summer, for middle- school and elementary students, is usually characterized by a complete detachment from all school-related activities. The Clifton High School sports camps serve to introduce the younger kids  to a bit of an “August practice” mindset, as both groups participate in drills and fundamental exercises. CHS hosted its annual youth Volleyball and BasketballCamps from July 27-30. Sessions were split by age group, with 3-6 grade attending from 8-10 a.m. for volleyball, and 8:30-10 a.m. for football. Seventh-9 grade  participated from 10 a.m.– noon for both respective  camps.

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Wed
05
Aug

Cubs open football training camp

By Brett Voss

It’s finally time to go back to work. And for the 2015 Clifton Cub varsity football team, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the team to help get the job done. As expected, 65 Clifton student athletes showed up for the first day of high school football practice. Players reported at 4:30 p.m., hit the grass at 5:30 p.m. and worked out until 8 p.m. Cub second-year head coach Chuck Caniford plans to maintain that schedule until school starts Aug. 24 as he continues to looks for replacements to 2014’s senior- ladened squad.

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