Sports

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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Wed
20
Apr

Clifton tracksters advance to area

By Brett Voss

Although the Clifton boys and girls track and field teams did not have the depth to compete for the team titles at the District 19-3A Track and Field Championships at McGregor last week, a number of Cubs and Lady Cubs stood out individually. The Clifton boys will be sending seven athletes to compete in six events at the Area Championships this week, while the Lady Cubs will advance four athletes to compete in five events.

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Wed
13
Apr

Meridian tennis regional bound

By Brett Voss

Over the last two years, the Meridian High School tennis program has grown by leaps and bounds. And this season, so did its success. Led by a duo of girls double teams, the Lady Jackets captured the district team championship. Alex Tayler and MacKenzie Errington teammed up to win the gold medal in varsity girls doubles, while Meridian’s Jaymee Duarte and Gabrielle Zarate brought home the silver medal.

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Wed
13
Apr

Clifton moves into postion for playoffs

By Brett Voss

Despite losing to top-ranked and defending state champion West last Friday, the Clifton Cubs moved into position to make another run at a postseason berth with an impressive 16-3 victory over Teague last Tuesday to open the second round of District 19-3A compeition. Sitting at third place in the district race behind West (8-0 in district, 17-1 overall) and Bruceville-Eddy (5-3, 12- 4), the Cubs (4-4, 13-7-2) enjoy an open date in the schedule on Tuesday before traveling to McGregor to face the fourth place Bulldogs (3-4, 10-5) in a key district game this Friday.

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Wed
06
Apr

Meridian track travels to Axtell meet

By Brett Voss

With just one more meet remaining before the district track and field championships April 13-14 in Meridian, several Yellowjacket and Lady Jacket athletes appear poised to make a run at state. Senior Latham Hensley and junior Dallas Anderson set new school records as the Meridian boys placed fourth with 73 points at the Axtell Longhorn Relays last Saturday, trailing meet champion Bosqueville (124), Valley Mills (103) and host Axtell (77).

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Wed
06
Apr

Clifton rebounds to post big victory

By Brett Voss

With their backs against the wall as they wrapped up the first round of District 19-3A competition last week, the Clifton Cubs delivered arguably their best performance of the season. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Locked in a five-team tie for second place behind the state’s Class 3A top-ranked West, the Cubs smashed Blooming Grove, 9-0, last Friday night.

 

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