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Rebuilding a program

Rebuilding a program

Darren Davis, Sports Reporter
April 16, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The beginning of another year for Meridian Football has already begun and has been going on for awhile with the off-season workouts. The players work hard in the weight room and they have a lot of motivation with Coach Davis yelling and pushing them to get better. There is also a countdown clock that i...

NBA late season predictions

NBA late season predictions

Hayden Morrow, Sports Reporter
April 5, 2014
Filed under Sports

1.Players who deserve to be the MVP When you talk about the MVP race, all the talk is on Lebron James and Kevin Durant. James trying to win his third straight MVP award, and Durant trying to capture his very first. But where does that leave all the other MVP worthy players? Brandon king has so...

March Madness sweet sixteen

March Madness sweet sixteen

Braydon Barnes, Sports writer
April 5, 2014
Filed under Sports

The NCAA tournament is one of the most watched sporting events of the year. Starting with a field of sixty-four teams have dwindled down to only sixteen teams left. Each of the sixteen teams have earned their spots this far in the tournament, but what teams are now the favorite to move on? When asked, ...

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
Filed under Sports

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
Filed under Sports

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...

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