Sports

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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Wed
25
May

Timeless Touring

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Helmets secured, timers set, gears clunked and rattled, wheels whirred and they were off; 356 participants of the fifth annual Bosque Tour de Norway started off their 80, 60, 40 or 20 mile tour past fields of wildflowers and lush pastures in beautiful Bosque County. This lustrum year, the bicycle tour was the first leg of the European Tour of Texas Challenge that will proceed with the Tour de Italia, and the Tour de Paris. At the conclusion of all three legs of the challenge all participants that have completed the challenge will receive a custom jersey as reward. 

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Wed
25
May

The Clifton Cubs baseball team

The Clifton Cubs baseball team advanced to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season before being eliminated by Cameron. Senior Brayden Wise gets ready for an at bat (top); Senior pitcher Jordan Larance receives encouragement from sophomores Edgar Rodriquez and Fisher Pitts (bottom). 

 

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Wed
18
May

Bosque County represented at state meet

By Brett Voss

Bosque County sent 13 athletes to compete in 15 events at the UIL State Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium last weekend. After the final gun sounded last Saturday night in Austin, Bosque County brought home four medals, claiming one gold, one silver and two bronzes.

 

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