Sports

Tue
15
Nov

All-District volleyball selections

Following an unforgettable season, the all-district volleyball team has been announced for District 30-4A. Cuero finished the season 19-17 (4-4 in district). The Lady Gobblers were area champions and regional quarterfinalists for the first time since 2010. Cuero and Somerset led the district with seven selections each, followed by Pleasanton (6), Poteet (5) and Beeville (3). Senior Martina Stavinoha was named co-defensive MVP. Juniors Katie Crain and Shanice Nelson were selected to the first team. Second team selections for Cuero were sophomore Grace Andrews and senior Autumn Gamez. Sophomore Ainsley Reeve and senior Abby Bridges were honorable mention selections.

 

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Tue
15
Nov

Playoffs open with resounding victory

Making plays in every phase of the game seems to be the new norm for the Gobbler football team. The Cuero offense is becoming more balanced; defense is forcing turnovers and special teams scored another touchdowns. All this combined equaled a Gobbler win, 59-20, over the Raymondville Bearkats in the bi-district round of the 4A-Division II playoffs. “I thought we came out, really executed well offensively,” head coach Travis Reeve said. “I thought we were dominant for the most part in the first half. Defensively, I thought we took our foot off the gas a little bit towards the end of the second quarter. They had a nice drive and scored, but I thought we responded well in the second half, came back and finished it like we wanted to. Got a lot of kids in tonight. That’s always important. Those guys work really hard throughout the week. I was really glad to get a lot of our young guys in.”

 

Tue
08
Nov

Yorktown Kitty Kats finish season as Bi-District champs, Area qualifiers

After taking second place in District and winning the Bi-District playoff round against Charlotte on Tuesday, November 1, the Yorktown Kitty Kats fell heartbreakingly short in their bid for the Area playoff championship against the Freer Lady Bucks in the Sinton High School gym on Thursday, November 3. “We finished second in District, were Bi-District Champions, and Area Qualifiers,” Coach Irma Gomez said.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

Yorktown Youth Football Awards Banquet held at Community Hall

The Yorktown Youth Football League (YYFL) Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, October 29 at the Yorktown Community Hall at 6 p.m. Dinner was barbeque brisket and sausage with buttered potatoes, pinto beans and trimmings. Cupcakes were served for dessert. The meal was prepared by YYFL board members, coaches and team moms. Football awards were presented as follows:

 

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Tue
08
Nov

Yorktown Wildcats Bi-District playoff bound after walloping Ganado Indians

The Yorktown Wildcats clawed their way through the Ganado Indians straight into the Bi-District playoffs this past Friday, November 4, at Wildcat Stadium. The Wildcats stomped the Indians 48-20 to seal their trip to Beeville Jones Stadium in Beeville where they will meet the Freer Buckaroos on the field this Friday, November 11. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Wildcat Cy Strieber racked up four touchdowns during the game, with Wildcat Luke Romans adding two and Wildcats Corey Pargmann, Brian Metting, Jayden Webb and Justin Lynch each adding one apiece. Wildcat Ja-Mel Wade had an awesome 63-yard kickoff return at the beginning of the second quarter and an interception at the end of it. Romans was one fire, jumping up and down on the sideline, pumping up fans and the rest of the team.

 

Tue
08
Nov

Gobblers end regular season undefeated

Finishing the regular season without a loss is quite an achievement: the last time Cuero did so was 2009. That season, Cuero went on to the semifinals before losing a nail biter to Gilmer, 42-36. In the playoffs, every week is a new season with prior successes not accounting for much. The Gobblers will open postseason play with a bi-district contest against the Raymondville Bearkats, who finished fourth in District 16 with a record of 3-7 (2-3 in district). Cuero and Raymondville last faced in the quarterfinal round of the 1998 playoffs in 3A. The Gobblers defeated the Bearkats, 31-7, before falling to Aledo in the state championship game, 14-7.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

Lady Gobblers: Area champions

Following a third place finish in District 30-4A, the Lady Gobbler volleyball team posted two postseason wins last week. They opened postseason play against the Crystal City Javelinas on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Cuero took down the Javelinas in four sets (25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23) to earn the bi-district championship, then defeated Aransas Pass on Friday, Nov, 4 in four sets (25-13, 25-23, 25-25, 25- 13) for the area championship. Senior Martina Stavinoha led the Lady Gobblers in kills (23) and digs (12), while Shanice Nelson tallied eight blocks. Katie Crain and Abby Bridges combined for 45 assists. Bridges also added a team-high three aces.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

Lady Gobbler basketball preview

Lady Gobbler basketball is back with a mix of familiar faces and some new ones. Led by head coach Amy Crain, Cuero will enter a new district this season, which includes Beeville, Pleasanton, Poteet and Somerset. This year’s varsity squad includes six returners: Katie Crain, Autumn Gamez, Shania Hatter, Shanice Nelson, Raevin Ruiz and Martina Stavinoha. Gamez missed the entire season with an injury, while Stavinoha went down in the first game, after leading the Lady Gobblers in scoring as a sophomore.

 

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Tue
08
Nov

Gobblers earn district title, playoffs await

Defense wins championships is the old mantra which still holds true today. Cuero put up 34 points on the board against Wharton in their regular season finale, but more importantly kept the Tiger offense out of the end zone, as the Gobblers prepare for another playoff push. Wharton scored off a Gobbler fumble to open the game, but it was all Cuero from there on out. Cuero won the district title in 15-4A with the 34-7 victory. Not only did this group capture a district championship, but they went 10-0 in the regular season for the first time since 2009, a mark which is a testament to this Gobbler team in a stout district.

 

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Tue
01
Nov

Wildcats maul Lions, sharpen claws for Indians in final District game of season Friday

The Yorktown Wildcats seized their second District win with a whopping 46-12 win over the Kenedy Lions at Lion Stadium Friday night. Yorktown Wildcat Ja-Mel Wade claimed a couple of interceptions during the game, including an impressive touchdown pass from Wildcat Quarterback Jayden Webb to put the Wildcats in the lead 33-6 at the half. The Wildcats kicked off the game Friday night, with Wildcats Cy Strieber, Brian Metting, Luke Romans, and Ysidro Garza moving the ball. The Lions took over after a Wildcat fumble, with Metting going in for a tackle before Wade got his first interception for the night. Metting and Strieber carried the ball before Wildcat Corey Pargmann ran the ball in for a touchdown with 2:36 left on the clock. In a surprise move, Wildcat Reagan Billings -- passed the ball instead of kicking it -- to Pargmann for the 2-pt. conversion.

 

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