Sports

Wed
10
Feb

Hard work pays off for Jacket

By Simone Wichers-Voss

Hours of practice in wind, rain and heat, literally leaving blood, sweat and tears on the track have paid off for a long distance track and cross country runner. With proud parents, grandparents, classmates and coaches present along with cake and balloons to celebrate the happy occasion, Meridian High School senior Latham Hensley signed a letter of intent with McMurray University in Abilene on National Signing Day Feb. 3.
 

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Wed
10
Feb

Lady Jackets set up showdown

By Brett Voss

The Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball did what they had to do last week to secure a playoff berth and set up the shwodown with the team to beat in District 17-2A. After dismantling Bosque County arch rival Valley Mills, 50-35, last Tuesday on Senior Night at Jacket Gymnasium, the Lady Jackets handed Waco Meyer a solid 39-30 loss last Friday night to set up Tuesday’s showdown with first place Bosqueville (8-1 in district, 20-1 overall).
 

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Wed
10
Feb

Clifton boys wrap up with three district tilts

By Brett Voss
 
Still in search for their first District 19-3A win, the Clifton Cubs head into the final week of the 2015-16 Texas high school basketball season with three games to play. League-leading Teague scored 21 first quarter points and jumped out to a 29-point halftime lead on its way to a convincing 88-53 victory over Clifton (0-11 in district, 5-23 overall) last Tuesday. With the win, Teague (11-0, 18-4) remained undefeated in district, a game ahead of Whitney (10-1, 20-6).
 
Wed
10
Feb

Lady Cubs eliminated from chase

By Brett Voss
 
Facing two must-win games in the District 19-3A playoff chase last week, the Clifton Lady Cub girls basketball squad came up just a little short both times. Despite jumping out to an early lead and still holding a three-point advantage heading into the final period, the Lady Cubs could not hold off a furious fourth quarter rally as Teague prevailed, 34-29, last Tuesday night.
 

 

Wed
03
Feb

UIL realignment surprises

By Brett Voss

The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill. - Arthur Wellesley
 
It’s a good thing that quote does not apply to Texas high school football and the University Interscholastic League’s biennial realignment. After all, the more you start thinking things will change, they stay the same. And just when you get comfortable with where you are, you get moved.
 

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Wed
03
Feb

Clifton boys hoops in search for district win

By Brett Voss

With the race for a playoff spot in District 19-3A clearly out of reach, the Clifton Cubs will focus on one game at a time as the head toward the end of the 2015-16 Texas high school basketball season still looking for their first district victory.  

 

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Wed
03
Feb

Lady Cubs on the brink

By Brett Voss

After having their postseason hopes dealt a crushing blow by Whitney last Friday night on the road, the Clifton Lady Cubs face do-ordie time this week with only three games remaining in the regular season.

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Lady Cubs split two tilts

By Brett Voss 

Opening the second round of District 19-3A play with a win helped the Clifton Lady Cubs stay on track in their quest to make the playoffs. Once again, the Lady Cubs never trailed against on their way to a decisive 67-39 victory over Bruceville- Eddy last Tuesday.

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Wed
27
Jan

Cubs losing streak continues in district

By Brett Voss 

As the Clifton Cub boys basketball squad heads into the home stretch, they struggled wrapping up the first round of District 19-3A competition and will be in an uphill struggle heading into the second half of the season. In fact, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to Bruceville-Eddy and McGregor last week and face some must win situation as they open the second roud of distric this week.

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Wed
27
Jan

Meridian boys, girls aim for playoffs

By Brett Voss 

Coming up with a big win over a tough District 17-2A opponent could not have come at a better time for the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team,. After all, the Lady Jackets wrapped up the first round of district play in a tie for third place behind Bosqueville and Crawford.

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