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Tue
18
Oct

Clifton advances to regionals

By Brett Voss

After all of the hard work, the Clifton boys and girls cross country teams put it all on the line at the District 19-3A Championship meet last Wednesday at McGregor High School. Led by Chansey Urbanovsky and Daniella Gaona, the Lady Cubs placed third as a team to advance to the Class 3A Region III Championship to be held Oct. 29 at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The Clifton boys fell short of qualifying as a team with a fifth place finish, but Cub Israel Pina took the bronze medal to advance to regionals individually.

 

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Tue
11
Oct

Clifton downs Rice for 1st place

By Brett Voss

In the first of several key District 11-3A, Division II matchups, the Clifton Cubs showed why they entered the season as the league favorites. Facing one of only two teams still unbeaten in district play, Clifton wore down the Rice Bulldogs to pull away with a convincing 45-12 victory last Friday on homecoming night at Cub Stadium.

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Tue
11
Oct

Bosque County turns to district races

By Brett Voss

Although the Class 3A Clifton Cubs and the Class 2A Meridian Yellowjackets grabbed the spotlight with big district wins last week, the Bosque County six-man teams took a beating. In Class 3A, Clifton remained one of only two teams still unbeaten in District 11-3A, Division II. In Class 2A action, Meridian opened District 10-2A, DII competition with a resounding victory, but Valley Mills suffered its second straight District 7-2A, DI loss.

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Tue
04
Oct

Jackets begin district battle Friday

By Brett Voss

When the Meridian Yellowjackets headed into their open date in the schedule last week, they soon found out they had more to enjoy than the glow of back-to-back, heart-stopping, last-minute victories. In fact, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football selected Meridian as the Class 2A Team of the Week for Week 5 after the Jackets came from behind to knock off Rosebud-Lott, 29-27, in overtime, spoiling the Cougars’ homecoming.

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Tue
04
Oct

Clifton heads into home stretch

By Brett Voss

With their first win of the season coming at the best possible moment, the Clifton Cubs hope the momentum they gained will carry them through the district race. Coming off a solid 37-19 District 11-3A, Division II opening victory over Rio Vista Sept. 23, the Cubs used an open date in the schedule last week to get ready for the home stretch toward their third consecutive playoff berth.

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Tue
27
Sep

Clifton opens district with 1st win

By Brett Voss

Throughout their non-district schedule, the Clifton Cubs had come so close to winning three times. But each time, they walked off the field with disappointment. But when it counted the most, the Cubs ran off the field victorious, leaving no doubt.

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Tue
27
Sep

Lady Cubs fall to district’s best

By Brett Voss

After posting their first District 19-3A win of the season, the Clifton Lady Cub volleyball team ran up against some of the best the league has to offer last week. The Lady Cubs fell in three straight at home against Troy, 25-14, 25-16, 25-16, last Tuesday before dropping three straight against West, 25-7, 25-16, 25-20, last Friday on the road.

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Wed
14
Sep

Clifton falls to Maypearl in overtime

By Brett Voss

Often times, Texas high school football coaches aren’t sure just how difficult their schedules might be until the season starts to take shape. Regardless, Clifton’s third-year head coach Chuck Caniford always does his best to build a difficult non-district schedule to make his Cubs battle-tested by the time district play begins. But this season’s schedule has proven to be even more difficult than expected.

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Wed
14
Sep

Bosque County still struggling

By Brett Voss

To say wins have been hard to come by for Bosque County high school football teams would be an understatement. Three weeks into the season, the eight area schools have combined to post eight total victories. Only Valley Mills and Morgan own winning records, and two teams -- Clifton and Cranfills Gap -- will enter this week’s slate of games looking for their first win of the season. Combined, Bosque County teams have posted an 8-16 win-loss record.

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Wed
07
Sep

Comeback

By Brett Voss

Just when it started looking like another game, if not the entire season, was slipping away, the Meridian Yellowjackets found the magic they were looking for to carry them through the 2016 season. On the strength of three big plays on offense and forcing three turnovers on defense, the Jackets came from behind not once, but twice to slip by the Riesel Indians in dramatic fashion, 24-20, last Friday night.

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