Sports

Tue
05
Apr

Little League season underway

Cuero Little League held opening ceremonies on Saturday, April 2 at the Little League Complex in Cuero. Players from T-ball to Jr. league took part in the festivities which concluded with first pitches thrown out by Mayor Sara Post Meyer, Ward Bellanger of Pioneer, Joe Patterson of Little League International and Pat Kennedy of the Cuero Development Corporation. Little League president Jesse Rodriguez threw the first pitch in place of Kennedy. Pictured is Patterson allowing one of the Little League players throw the pitch for him.

Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record

Tue
05
Apr

Lady Gobblers defeat Navarro

Four straight wins have moved the Lady Gobblers to 4-3 in district play following a tough start. Regen Dunn continued her pitching prowess, while Courtney Clark drove in two runs. Cuero defeated Navarro, 5-0, on Monday, March 28.

Dunn not only pitched well but contributed at the plate. She struck out 13 batters in the circle and went two for three, scoring three runs. Clark tallied three hits in four at-bats with two RBI’s and one run scored. Second baseman Raeven Ruiz went one for two with two walks and one RBI. Senior catcher Emma Stanfield also drove in one run.

The Lady Gobblers were off Friday night before taking part in Softball for Seals on Saturday, April 2 at Friends of Cuero Softball Field. 

Four teams played a round robin tournament to help raise money for Jocelynn Seals, a Cuero High School student who is fighting Ewing Sarcoma Cancer.

Tue
05
Apr

From Cuero to Canada

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero is a town known for football, Turkeyfest and southern hospitality. The Friday night lights of Gobbler football are simply a tradition. Hockey, on the other hand, is a word you may never hear in this town, but that may be changing with one of Cuero’s own showing his prowess in the net.

Joe Sheppard IV, son of Joe L. Sheppard and Faye Sheppard, recently returned from a stint of amateur hockey in Canada, and his playing days are not nearly over.

“I was there for two years in Canada and played in Nato, Ontario then I got traded to Amherst, Novia Scotia then I got traded to Iroquois Falls, Ontario,” Sheppard said.

The six-foot, four-inch goalie showed his ability between the pipes for the Eskis of Iroquois Falls, making 46 saves on 48 shots in his final game.

Tue
05
Apr

Yorktown coach Havard's patience paying off

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown baseball program has taken root and the results have been noteworthy.

In the last five games the Wildcats have a 4-1 record after losing five straight games previously. On March 22, at an away game, Yorktown defeated Pettus 10-0 with nine hits and one error. Reagan Billings pitched six innings allowing only two hits and striking out 11 batters. Dylan Sinast was the heavy hitter that day with three hits. Milam Eckhardt had two hits.

When Yorktown played Runge away on March 24, Yorktown won 8-3 with only two errors and seven hits. Tanner Koricanek pitched 5.2 innings striking out six batters giving up three runs before relieved by Billings to finish the game. Eckhardt was 3-5 throwing people out stealing and Sinast had two hits; one was a three run home run. Eckhardt had two hits.

Tue
05
Apr

Lady Gobbler golf advances to regionals

Cuero High Schools golfers hit the links for their district meet at Riverbend Golf Club in Floresville. Round one was played March 28, while the final round was on April 4. The girls finished second overall and will advance to the regional meet on April 11-12 Oso Golf Club in Corpus Christi. Abby Bridges placed second overall with a score of 169. Mary Kate Krueger earned third place with a score of 176.

The girls were in second place following the opening round with a team-total of 385. Bridges shot an 86 on the round to lead the Lady Gobblers. She was followed by Krueger (91), Jocelyn Villafranca (98), Kaelen Sievers (110), Alex Spears (118), Kerstyn Saenz (120) and Marlee Schiffbauer (135).

The boys team shot their best round of the season, 387, to open the tournament. Fernando Wilson led the way with a 94. Mason Kleinecke (96), Wyatt Andrews (98), Andrew Williams (99) and Gage Lemke (112) followed Wilson.

Tue
29
Mar

Yoakum downs Gobblers

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero is still in search of their first home district win. After taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning against longtime rival Yoakum, the Gobblers fell behind in third and lost their second district contest in three games, 7-3.

Garrett Veit took the start on the mound for Cuero, striking out three of the first six batters of the game. Two out hits and miscues cost the Gobblers early and allowed the Bulldogs to take the lead, 3-1, in the third, which they would never relinquish.

Colton Blackwell scored the first run of the game, touching home a triple to deep left off the bat of Cole Payne.

Tue
29
Mar

Dunn blanks Bulldogs, notches 19 strikeouts

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Control was not an issue for Regen Dunn, as the Lady Gobblers battled district rival Yoakum on Tuesday, March 22. Dunn was coming off a 17 strikeout performance in Canyon Lake the Friday before. She finished with 19 against the Bulldogs, as Cuero improved to 2-3 in district with a 9-0 win.

Staying positive in the midst of a lackluster start to district has been evident to coach Cody Miller.

“They’ve battled some things early,” Miller noted. “They continue to come to practice, and they continue to get better.”

Even with a career night in the works, Dunn was focused on the game and not the numbers.

“I try not keep track of my career high,” Dunn stated.

Dunn stuck out eight of the first 10 Yoakum batters and only allowed two hits the entire game.

Tue
29
Mar

Lady Gobblers take 2nd place

Senior Mary Kate Krueger led the Lady Gobbler golf team to a second place finish at Northcliffe Country Club in Schertz on Monday, March 21. The event was hosted by Randolph High School.

Krueger shot an 83 for third overall, followed by Abby Bridges (91) who finished fifth, Jocelyn Villafranca (94), Kaelen Sievers (105) and Marlee Schiffbauer (127).

The boys team played at Northcliffe Country Club on Thursday, March 24. Mason Kleinecke led the team with a 98. He was followed by Fernando Wilson (103), Andrew Williams (103), Gage Lemke (113) and Wyatt Andrews (115).

Both teams for Cuero will next compete at their district meets on March 28 and April 4.

Tue
29
Mar

Softball for Seals fundraiser

In July of 2015, Jocelynn Seals, a sophomore at Cuero High School, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma Cancer. Seals continues her fight with support from the community.

On Saturday, April 2, Softball for Seals will take place at Friends of Cuero Softball Field. Four teams will play in a round robin tournament to raise money for Seals.

The day will include a bake sale from 8-10 a.m., a hamburger sale from noon until sold out, a CHS softball hit-a-thon at 3 p.m. and conclude with the four-team round robin tournament.

Any volunteers are needed and appreciated.

Contact Brenda Martin at 361-243-6114 or Michael Pakebusch at 361-564-8493 for more information or to donate.

Tue
29
Mar

Football March madness

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

March Madness is nearing its end for 2016 with the Final Four in Houston this weekend. Texasfootball.com had their own March Madness bracket with 64 of the top Texas high school footbal players of all time going against each other. Fans voted and a Cuero High School graduate made it much further than initally expected.

Anyone familiar with the NCAA Tournament knows that the teams are seeded 1-16. Robert Strait of Cuero claimed a 14 seed which usually does not bode well for competitiors. Strait became the “Cinderella” of this tournament.

From 1985-1988, Strait played running back for the Cuero Gobblers. Strait totaled 8,411 yards rushing in his career for Cuero, helping the Gobblers to three straight championship game appearances in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Cuero won in 1987, the most recent of their three championships in football.

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