Sports

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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Wed
18
May

Clifton celebrates sports success

By Brett Voss

After all of the hard work, all of the practices, all of the games and all of the meets, the 2015-16 Texas high school sports seasons came to an end for the Clifton Cubs and Lady Cubs. So last Monday night, it was time to celebrate at the Annual Clifton High School Athletic Banquet with seniors Karlee Kleibrink and Brayden Wise leading the way. Kleibrink was named the Lady Cub 110% Award winner, while Wise took home the Aubrey T. Roberts 110% Award.

 

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Wed
11
May

Bosque County at state meet

By Brett Voss

In a classic showdown between two evenly matched opponents, it came down to the little things. And unfortunately for the Clifton Cubs, the ball did not bounce their way quite enough last weekend. With every game decided by a single run, the Cameron Yoemen rallied to slip by the Cubs, winning two games in the best of three game Class 3A bi-district playoff series last Friday and Saturday. 

 

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Wed
04
May

Jackets prepare for postseason

By Brett Voss

Riding a three-game winning streak, the Meridian Yellowjacket baseball team will be making its first postseason appearance since 2010 when the Jackets take on Tolar in a best of three game Class 2A bi-district playoff series this weekend. By finishing fourth in the District 14- 2A race behind top-ranked Bosqueville, 10th-ranked Crawford and Bosquc County rival Valley Mills, Meridian (6-6 in district 10-11 overall) took advantage of the UIL advancing four teams out of each district to the state playoffs in Class 2A for the first time.

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Wed
04
May

Cubs return to baseball playoffs

By Brett Voss

With the grind of the District 19-3A race behind them, the Clifton Cubs turn their focus to the third season - the Class 3A Baseball State Playoffs. And for the Cubs, moving on to the postseason will be business as usual as Clifton will be making its fourth straight trip to the postseason when it faces the Cameron Yoemen in a bi-district playoff series this Thursday-Saturday.

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Wed
04
May

Bayer earns berth to state meet

By Brett Voss

Rising to the occasion on the biggest stage he has competed on yet, Clifton hurdler Clayton Bayer took his performance to the next level. By doing so, he earned a trip to the Class 3A State Track & Field Championships to be held May 12-14 at the University of Texas at Austin’s Mike A. Myers Stadium. Bayer placed second in the 300-meter hurdles at the Class 3A, Region III Track and Field Championships held at Baylor University last Friday and Saturday by running 39.63 to qualify to run in the state meet on May 13.

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Wed
27
Apr

Lady Jackets wrap up regular season

By Brett Voss

With three teams in their own district ranked among Class 2A’s top 15 in the state, the Meridian lady Jacket softball team certainly had its job cut out for it during the 2016 season. But even though the Lady Jackets struggled to get into the win column throughout district competition, the young squad gave Meridian fans hope for the future.

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Wed
27
Apr

Clifton boys, girls advance in track

By Brett Voss

Competing in the Area Track & Field Championships in McGregor last week, the Clifton boys and girls track teams walked away with a solid contingent advancing to the Class 3A, Region III Championships at Baylor University this Friday and Saturday.

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Wed
20
Apr

Jackets on brink of playoff berth

By Brett Voss

Even though the Meridian baseball team took its lumps last week, the Yellowjackets enter the final two games of the regular season in the brink of clinching their first postseason berth since 2010. After suffering a heartbreaking 7-6 loss in eight innings against Bosque County arch rival Valley Mills at home last Tuesday, 10thranked Crawford knocked off Meridian, 11-1, on the road last Friday.

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