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Three Meridian players chosen for All Star Team

Three Meridian players chosen for All Star Team

Jacob Brown, Photographer
March 31, 2014
Filed under Sports

Playing under the lights in a football game ended last fall for most Meridian High School seniors as they won their last game against Central A&M. Three of the seniors from Meridian will get to lace up again and play in their last high school football game. Matt Trimble, Cole Trimble, and Jacob Li...

Central Illinois Conference

Central Illinois Conference

Darren Davis, Sports Reporter
March 28, 2014
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The great Okaw Valley Conference that Meridian has been in will split up. There will be an eight team conference called the Central Illinois Conference. The Okaw will still be together, a new team such as St. Joe Ogden will join. The eight teams that make up the CIC are Meridian, St. Teresa, Central...

Marching into the madness

Marching into the madness

Hayden Morrow, Sports Reporter
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

The excitement of March Madness is just beginning. There are many questions stirring up this year over March Madness. Florida is on a 20 game win streak, Wichita State is 30-0 and Creighton has the player of the year front-runner Doug McDermott, a senior who is leading the nation in scoring with 26 poin...

2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic

2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic

Jacob Brown, Photographer
March 10, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic was held February 21-23 on Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Alabama. The Bassmaster Classic is the Superbowl of fishing and is every angler's dream to win. The Classic started in 1971 and has been a tradition in the fishing industry for forty-four years. The Classic isn't ju...

The “stud” athlete

The “stud” athlete

Joshua Whitaker, News Editor
March 10, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Darren James Davis, nicknamed Donnie, is one special kid when it comes to high school sports. He can pretty much do it all, especially the sports he has played for four years. There are three sports he’s played throughout his high school career. These three sports required hard work, determination, and commitme...

Meridian Hawks suffer a loss against Pana Panthers

Meridian Hawks suffer a loss against Pana Panthers

Ellie Landrus, General News Reporter
March 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Meridian Middle school girls volleyball team has accomplished a lot during this season. They’ve learned  to come together as a team and to get along with each other, which sometimes isn’t easy.  “I have put so much work into volleyball and trying to be the best that I can be. I try hard and...

Four seniors to lead Hawks baseball team

Four seniors to lead Hawks baseball team

Braydon W. Barnes, Sports Writer
March 6, 2014
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As the Meridian Hawks baseball team  starts the 2014 season, the Hawks faces in the baseball community, Darren Davis, Brandon Fornwalt, Josh Whitaker, and Terry Norman have represented the Hawks baseball team for the past three years. With last year's season being a massive disappointment, these four s...

Avery Aina juggles school and football

Avery Aina juggles school and football

Matt Trimble, Chief Photographer
February 22, 2014
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By now most Meridian students know Avery Aina as the P.E. teacher. Aina attends Millikin University and as a step to getting his teacher's license he has to be a student teacher for Mr. Stogsdill. For a while he shadowed Stogsdill, now for a semester Aina will take on Mr. Stogdill's responsibilities as P.E. teac...

Meridian high school competitive cheerleading

Meridian high school competitive cheerleading

Riley Peterson, Columnist
February 18, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many people look at cheerleading and do not see it as a sport. Competitive cheerleading is a complete different story. It is made up of many elements including dance, cheer, stunting, and tumbling. It takes many hours of hard work. This year Meridian Senior High school chose to compete. The Meridian cheer ...

What does it take to be a Meridian cheerleader?

What does it take to be a Meridian cheerleader?

Matt Trimble, Chief Photographer
February 8, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The Meridian cheer squad is made up of twelve members, including three seniors. They are coached by Kelley Mullaney, who is also a math teacher at Meridian High School. The squad cheers at all varsity and JV basketball games as well as varsity football games. Not only do the cheerleaders cheer at ath...

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