Sports

Tue
26
Jul

Pink Beasts undefeated for second year

Pink Beast is a group of girls that attend Yorktown ISD who played in the 2016 Summer Black and White Basketball League in Victoria at the 8th and 9th grade level. This league plays every summer in June. They were undefeated in regular play and in the division tournament and were crowned Division 3 Champions June 29th. There were six teams in their division.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Blackwell to begin Athletic Shift Life Skills Camp

Whether it’s Stanford University, the NFL or Baylor University right here in Texas, you don’t have to look far to find an example of how an athlete has ruined his career by engaging in questionable or illegal behavior. In the most egregious cases, they have ruined their lives. As a former high school and college standout as well as an NFL alum, Alois Blackwell is disheartened by these stories – so much so that he has decided that it’s time to stop talking about it and do something about it. As a result, Blackwell has developed the Athletic Shift Life Skills Camp. The purpose of this half-day camp, designed for high school football players, is to teach life skills that will enhance their athletic experience and assist them in navigating the potential pitfalls that can prevent them from achieving their personal best on and off the field.

 

Tue
26
Jul

Volleyball practice starts August 1

Yorktown High School head volleyball coach Irma Gomez reports the first week of volleyball practice starts Monday, Aug. 1 at the high school gym. Volleyball participants at all levels should be at the gym starting at 7:45 a.m. The practice schedule is from 7:45 to 10 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

CHS cheer awards

Cuero JV and varsity cheerleaders recently took part in a competition. Tradition award and All-American mascot were presented to Olivia Anderson. Kaley yancey was awarded JV second place sideline, and Improvement award. Varsity second place sideline, 1st place cheer, Superior Overall, and Improvement award JV All-American cheerleaders were Mailey Walk and Jaymee Rangnow. Varsity All-American cheerleaders are Morgan Yearwood, Paige Smith, Allie Norris and Kendall Van Slooten.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Lady Gobbler volleyball beckons

Volleyball season is less than one week away, and the Cuero Lady Gobblers are ready to pick up from where they left off last year. The Lady Gobblers narrowly missed reaching the playoffs but return six varsity players including four seniors. “All of the girls from the end of the season last year were really ready for the next one, because we were in such a tough district, and we felt like we competed hard,” coach Whitney Coles said. “If we would’ve had the chance to go to the playoffs, we would have done really well because of the competition we had in that district. I think the girls have just been ready to go  since then and kinda had a little bit of a fire within them. The new  district is gonna be interesting, and I think that we’re gonna make some noise.”

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Summer Olympics: Take the Leap

Over the next few weeks, leading up to and during the Summer Olympics, I will talk about some ‘lesser-known’ sports. To clarify, lesser-known embodies the fact that these sports are rarely talked about, if at all, outside of their involvement and leading up to the Olympics. U.S. women’s gymnastics will open this slate. Many may be under the impression that gymnasts are only women, but men compete, too. The women, though, are the more well-known.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Leister Meier Rodeo in Cuero this weekend

The Cuero Livestock Show Board is bringing a Lester Meier Open Pro Rodeo to Cuero for the eighth year on July 22nd and 23rd. The rodeo will be held at the Cuero Rodeo Arena and will start each night at 8 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate. Adult tickets will be $10, kids 7-12 will be $5 and kids under 6 will be free. For more information call the DeWitt  County Extension office at 361-275-0816. For heart-stopping excitement with a hearty dose of old-fashioned family fun, few things top the Annual Rodeo. One of the top open professional rodeos in the state, the annual Open Professional Rodeo is anticipated each year by contestants and fans alike.

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Mon
18
Jul

A quiet farewell

You cannot go much quieter, yet more profoundly than Tim Duncan. An iconic figure in the entire sports world, not just basketball, Duncan has left a mark all his own on a sport he played for the majority of his life, including 19 seasons in the NBA. Each of those seasons were with the San Antonio Spurs. Timothy Theodore Duncan was born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands over 40 years ago. Growing up on the island of Saint Croix, Duncan aspired to be an Olympic swimmer with his mind set on qualifying for the 1992 United States team. He was particularly impressive in the 50, 100 and 400 meter freestyle disciplines. 

 

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Mon
18
Jul

Simpson joins Howard Payne

By Robert Proctor

Audrey Simpson, a 2015 graduate of Cuero High School, is returning to Texas to continue her college softball career. Following a year at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Simpson has joined the Howard Payne Lady Jackets of Brownwood. Being that Murray State is a junior college, Simpson had started looking this past spring for potential schools to transfer to after her sophomore season. It turned out that Howard Payne is in need of pitching and also has a business program, which Simpson found to her liking.  

 

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Mon
18
Jul

Cuero Jr. Olympic qualifiers

Six Cuero Select Track athletes have qualified for the Junior Olympics, which will be held July 29-Aug. 6 at Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas. Qualifiers include AKeem Herron (high jump), Ricquel Joubert (400), Cavan Smith (100, 4x100 relay), Javon Williams (long jump, high jump, 4x100 relay), Qyion Williams (4x100 relay) and Da’Shaun Winters (4x100 relay). The team is coached by Dawn and Monte Green.  

 

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