Sports

Tue
10
May

Lady Gobblers reach regional quarterfinals

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Needing to win two games on Saturday, Lady Gobbler softball came through after being held to one hit in the opening game of the area playoffs. Bay City defeated Cuero, 2-0, on Friday before Cuero won, 10-2, and 5-4 on Saturday, May 7.

Hits were at a premium in game one of the 4A area softball playoffs. Bay City tallied a two-run homer in the third inning which was all they would need to take the opening game of the best-of-three series in Victoria.

The game was nearly a carbon copy of when the Lady Gobblers and Lady Cats met early in the season in a non-district tournament game. The only difference was that Courtney Clark belted the two-run shot in the opening frame of that game to give Cuero the victory.

Following the Bay City homer in the third, Regen Dunn settled in and pitched another strong game which was echoed by coach Cody Miller.

“Regen pitched well enough to win,” Miller said.

Tue
10
May

Mathis breaks school record, 6 CHS athletes prepare for State

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Records are made to be broken including the ones which seem to stand the test of time. Fred Hansen, an Olympic gold medalist in pole vault and Cuero High School graduate, set the school record for long jump in 1959. Fifty-seven years later, Kamron Mathis passed Hansen’s mark on his final jump of the 2016 Region IV-4A track meet.

Following his record-breaking performance, Mathis and five other athletes from CHS will compete at the state meet in Austin.

Mathis will also compete in the triple jump, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay at the state meet. Tre Miles and Keyanta Mack will join Mathis on both relays, while Jordan Whittington will run a leg on the 400 meter relay, and Khouri Walker will run a leg on the 800 meter relay. Walker will also compete in high jump for the second straight year at state after finishing second last year. Sophomore Shanice Nelson qualified in long jump.

Tue
10
May

2016 CHS tennis team

Pictured is the 2016 Cuero High School tennis team. Pictured from left are, front row, Audrey Moreno, Kaleigh Patek, Jade Cuellar, Raylynn Hendrick, middle row, Dana Mican, Maddie Etlinger, Amanda Albrecht, Mia Knetig, back row, Calvert Green, Ben Villarreal, Jace Staats, Mitchell Green and Tom Vandeveer. Not pictured are Tyler Buchhorn and Donnie Cardenas.

The Cuero Record

Tue
10
May

19 Manning gymnasts qualify for national competition

The Manning Elite trampoline and tumbling team attended the 2016 Region 3 Championships, in Ft. Worth the weekend of April 29 - May 1. This competition featured 1,376 athletes from eight different states, (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas). 

This meet served as the athletes’ second and final attempt to qualify for the 2016 USAG National Championships which will be held for Level 8 - Elite in Providence, Rhode Island in June and Levels 5 - 7 in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July. 

Wed
04
May

Koricanek state runner-up

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Wyatt Koricanek did not want to repeat last year’s performance while at the regional golf tournament missing state by two strokes. As a result, Koricanek was state runner-up at the State Golf Conference 2A at Roy Kizer Golf Course on April 25-26.

Koricanek said, “Last year I missed state by 2 strokes. I did not want to even get close. I wanted to get really good so that I did not have to worry about getting close.”

Koricanek shaved off over 20 strokes from last year. He said, “I worked a lot on the short game, hitting the ball in the center of the club face and a lot of mental work. I read a few books how golf is not a game of perfection and one about putting.”

Koricanek has been playing golf for 2.5 years and there is no one in his family that even plays golf.

Wed
04
May

Wildcats finish season 6-12

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Wildcat Reagan Billings looked fluid, relaxed and confident on the mound striking out 13 batters during Yorktown’s last district game against Runge at home on April 26. It was not enough to gain the win losing to Runge 1-0.

Billings pitched nearly three innings with seven strike outs and one walk. Catcher Milam Eckhardt caught a foul ball and second baseman Justin Lynch picked up a grounder to throw out the batter at first.

“I was in the groove and knowing it was our last game I put it all out there,” said Billings.

Billings had a new style at the mound that may explain why he was so relaxed and at times his fast ball was so much faster.

Wed
04
May

Julian, Metting place third during regional track meet

Nordheim's Eli Julian and Zack Metting both placed third in their events at the Region IV 2A Championship track meet held in Kingsville's Javelina Stadium on April 29-30.

Julian won his prelim having the lead by six seconds in the 800m run. In the finals Julian placed third with a time of 2:04.

Metting placed thrid in the 200m dash with a time of 23:50.

Julian missed sate by .14 seconds. Metting missed it by .4 seconds.

 

Tue
03
May

Mathis breaks Olympian's record

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Six Cuero High School athletes are advancing to the UIL 4A state track and field meet May 12-14 in Austin. Senior Kamron Mathis will compete in four events including the long jump, triple jump, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay.

Mathis broke the school record and regional record in long jump with a jump of 24 feet and 6.25 inches on his final jump at the regional meet in Kingsville. Olympic gold medalist Fred Hansen held the school record which was set back in 1959 at 24 feet and 6 inches.

Cuero athletic director Travis Reeve said, “It is by far the oldest track record in Cuero school history. I never thought I would see it broken.”

The regional record was set by James Lott of Refugio in 1983.

Shanice Nelson, Jordan Whittington, Khouri Walker, Tre Miles and Keyanta Mack also qualified for the state meet.

Nelson will compete in long jump after placing second with a jump of 19 feet and 2 inches.

Tue
03
May

Bi-district champions

Cuero softball opened the postseason with a best-of-three series win over Lampasas at Vandergrift High School. The Lady Gobblers took game, before Lampasas evened the series and sent the series to a game three on Saturday, April 30. Regen Dunn earned both wins in the circle, while Emma Stanfield and Courtney Clark hit grand slams in the wins.

In game one, the Lady Gobbler offense received a big hit off the bat of senior catcher Stanfield en route to a 5-1 win. Dunn earned the win in the circle with six strikeouts and only allowd two hits against her former team.

Dunn was two for four at the plate and scored one run. Stanfield finished the game going three for four with a grand slam (four-run homer). Amber Rangel was two for three with one RBI.

Lampasas took game two by a score of 7-2. Cuero had four errors in the loss. Stanfield went two for three.

Tue
03
May

FCA golf tourney

Cuero High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes is preparing for their 1st Annual Cuero FCA Golf Tournament.

The tournament is set for June 4 at Cuero Municipal Golf Course with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The format is a four-person team scramble and open to the first 12 teams.

The cost is $200 per team and includes breakfast tacos with each entry.

First, second and third place teams will receive a prize. There will also be a prize for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Proceeds will go to supporting student athletes. To register or donate to the fundraiser, contact Wes Condra at wcondra@cueroisd.org or 979-541-9040.

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