Sports

Wed
21
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Jackets softball hopes to turn fortunes around

By Brett Voss

The last few season have been tough on the Meridian Lady Jacket softball program. But led by new head coach Ernest Hilburn and assistant Paul Booth, the Lady Jackets hope to turn their fortunes around this season.

First impressions proved promising as the Lady Jackets posted a solid 11-3 non-district victory over Keene to open the season Feb. 13. Gracee Hilburn and Marissa Reyna led Meridian at the plate with two hits and three runs scored apiece as the Lady Jackets grabbed a 2-0 first-inning lead and never looked back.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Wed
21
Feb
Edgar's picture

Meridian baseball, softball open

Yellowjackets open season with win over Hubbard

By Brett Voss

If Monday evening’s 2018 Texas high school baseball season opener proves to be an indication, the Meridian Yellowjackets appear primed for another run for the playoffs.

Meridian’s big sixth inning powered the Jackets to a 13-3 run-rule non-district victory over Hubbard at Jacket Field.

Sophomore starting pitcher Matt Rosas tossed three scoreless innings while striking out six, as the Jackets used nine hits and nine walks to cross the plate 13 times.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Wed
21
Feb
Edgar's picture

Cub baseball ranked 10th in state

Clifton win opener over Hillsboro

By Brett Voss

Entering the season as Class 3A’s 10thranked team in the preseason state poll, the Clifton Cubs appear primed to return to the postseason.

“It’s always nice to get recognition, especially from your peers,” Clifton baseball head coach Brian Slater said. “We need to understand that even though the preseason ranking is nice, it does not guarantee future success. And we have a lot of work to do to prove the other coaches right that voted for us.”

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
21
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Cubs open season

Clifton softball wins opener, struggles at tournament

By Brett Voss

After opening the season with an impressive 12-3 victory over Franklin Feb. 13, the Clifton Lady Cub softball team struggled at the highly-competitive Whitney- Grandview Tournamwent last Thursday-Saturday.

The Lady Cubs dropped five straight games over the three-day tournament, falling 11-0 to host Grandview, and losing 5-1 to Alvarado on Thursday. Then on Friday, Liberty handed Clifton a 9-5 defeat before the Lady Cubs dropped a 12-7 decision to Mexia. The Lady Cubs wrapped it up with a 6-0 loss to Copperas Cove Saturday.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
14
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Jackets close out season

Youthful Meridian girls look to future

By Brett Voss

Despite wrapping up the 2017-18 season last week with a winless record in District 10-2A, the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team will return youthful squad that gained valuable on-court experience in the process.

Led by senior Selina Reynoso and sophomore Dakota Cassidy with 12 points each, the Lady Jackets (0-12 in district, 10-21 overall) closed out the season with a 62-44 loss to Ranger Feb. 6.

“I’m proud of the work these ladies put in,” Meridian girls basketball head coach Jill Kendall said. “I’m going to miss our seniors next year. I appreciate their leadership and dedication.”

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Wed
14
Feb
Edgar's picture

Clifton boys hoop dream ends

Cubs eliminated in playoff race

By Brett Voss

The flu epidemic hit Clifton hard, in more  ways than one.  

In dramatic fashion, the Clifton Cubs boys  basketball team took control of sole possession  of fourth place in the District 19-3A  playoff race Jan. 30, then the flu bug put everything  on hold.

 In fact, the Clifton Independent School  District closed all campuses Jan. 31-Feb. 2,  resuming Feb. 5.  

Unfortunately, the Cubs never recovered.  After postponing their Feb. 2 game with  West, the Cubs lost three straight, including  a crushing 48-33 loss to third place McGregor  on Senior Night Tuesday, leaving Clifton  (5-8 in district, 14-17 overall) on the brink  of elimination with only a makeup game  against West (4-9) remaining on the schedule  this Friday.

 

Wed
14
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Cubs close out season

Clifton girls end campaign on positive note with win

By Brett Voss

Snapping a five-game losing streak, the Clifton Lady Cub girls basketball team wrapped up the 2017- 18 campaign on a positive note.

In fact, after a forfeit by West, the Lady Cubs knocked off Groesbeck, 36-20, at home on Senior Night to end the season with a two-game winning streak.

Junior Sydney Harris led Clifton with 12 points and eight rebounds, followed by sophomore Dacey Dietiker with eight and Sydney Finney with seven.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
07
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Cubs face elimination

by Brett Voss 

After losing their fifth consecutive district game in the tight District 19-3A race, the Clifton Lady Cubs find themselves on the outside looking in.

And then to add to their troubles, the Lady Cubs found their season put on hold with the Clifton Independent School District shut down all campuses due to the flu epidemic last week.

Coming off a disappointing 41-40 loss to Troy Jan. 23, the Lady Cubs started fast but could not sustain the momentum in a 49-42 loss to Bruceville-Eddy Jan. 26night to run Clifton’s losing streak to four straight.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
07
Feb
Edgar's picture

Clifton boys capture control

by Brett Voss 

In dramatic fashion, the Clifton Cubs boys basketball team took control of sole possession of fourth place in the District 19-3A platyoff race, then the flu bug put everything on hold last week.

By winning back-to-back District 19-3A games against Troy and Bruceville-Eddy two weeks ago, the Cubs boys basketball team battled its way right back into the race for the league’s final playoff berth.

Then last Tuesday night, Clifton held off Marlin in the fourth quarter to secure a crucial 34-31 victory. Senior Santos Murillo led the Cubs (5-5 in district, 14-14 overall) with 12 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Mason Brandenberger tossed in 10 points and senior Fisher Pitts added nine.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Clifton%20RecordID87/

Wed
07
Feb
Edgar's picture

Lady Jackets close out season

by Brett Voss

As the Meridian Lady Jacket girls basketball team look to wrap up the 2017-18 season this week, they may be out, but they are not down.

Despite remaining winless in District 10-2A competition, the youthful squad continues to grown from the on-court experience under new head coach Jill Kendall.

With only two district games remaining against Hico Tuesday played after press time before wrapping it up at Ranger, Meridian came up short in their only contest last week, falling to playoff-bound Goldthwaite, 52-26, last Friday.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Meridian%20TribuneID88/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports