Sports

Wed
20
Jan

Yorktown Kitty Kats open district with lost to Three Rivers Lady Bulldogs

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats lost their opening district game against the Three Rivers Lady Bulldogs this past Friday night at home court, 19-49.

The Lady Bulldogs were bigger, more aggressive and experienced.

Three Rivers scored 12 points each in the first three periods and 13 points in the fourth. Yorktown started with 6-points followed with 8-points before the half. The second half was 2-points in the third and 3-points in the fourth.

It was a rough second half for the Kats. During the third period the Lady Bulldogs turned up the heat on defense. Several Yorktown players were nowhere near the size of their opponents or the experience as freshman and took their beating. In their frustration it showed with half a dozen poor thows in play for Three Rivers to pick off and score.

Tue
19
Jan

Wildcats win district opener against Bulldogs

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown won their opening district game 43-38 against Three Rivers on Friday at home court after a slow start in the first half.

It was not the typical Wildcat team on the floor during the first period taking nearly three minutes before putting the first point on the board. Trailing 4-points Ethan Queen ripped the net at the buzzard closing the gap 8-10.

Still behind, Three Rivers put a lot of pressure on the Yorktown offense keeping them out of the paint forcing the Wildcats to shoot outside. Three and a half minutes before the half  Yorktown took the lead outscoring the Bulldogs 12-8 ending the first half 20-17.

Entering the third period Yorktown quickly lost the lead. Wyatt Koricanek answered back hitting a 3-pointer. The Wildcats soon settled down hitting 10 more points and nearly shutting down the Bulldog offense to 5-points securing the lead 33-22.

Tue
19
Jan

Bulldogs defeat Cuero

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Scoring consistently continues to be difficult for the Gobblers, and Yoakum took advantage. Using their size and athleticism, the Bulldogs controlled the game from the opening tip, nearly scoring in the opening seconds and never looking back. Yoakum defeated Cuero, 70-38.
 
There are improvements slowly taking form for the Gobblers, but the mistakes continue to pile up on both ends of the court.
 
“At times offensively we did a whole lot better,” coach Clint Coles said. “We did some things that we haven’t been able to do in the past couple weeks, but overall, there are small, little things that we have got to get fixed that are just continuing to plague us right now.”
 
Tue
19
Jan

Lady Gobblers narrowly defeated by county rival

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
There was plenty of fight in the Lady Gobblers on Tuesday night, Jan. 12 when taking on their rival, the Yoakum Bulldogs. After losing senior point guard Courtney Clark late in the first quarter and trailing by 11 at halftime, things looked bleak for Cuero, but they fought back and were narrowly defeated, 41-35.
 
“They fought,” coach Amy Crain said. “I’m proud of them.”
 
The Lady Gobblers already had little depth after losing standout junior forward Martina Stavinoha to a season-ending injury in the first game of the season. Autumn Gamez also has yet to see playing time with a nagging injury. The girls continue to step up each night and fight through the adversity.
 
Crain said, “We hung in there and played hard the entire game with a few shots going the other way.”
 
Tue
12
Jan

Wildcats finish preseason 7-5

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Wildcats nearly took the Runge Yellowjackets by surprise during a non-conference game at home on Jan. 5.

Damian Ramirez went nine for nine at the board for 19 points and had five steals in the game, one at the start for a fast break putting up the first two points in the game. With 1:31 remaining in the first quarter Yorktown went into a full court press forcing Runge to push the ball while the Wildcats kept them away from under the basket for the rebound. Yorktown led 15-5.

The Yellowjackets made an adjustment playing a little tighter in the paint but the Wildcat defense (15 total steals, 29 rebounds) were able to force them to make mistakes. With so many points ahead the Yorktown offense (8 total rebounds) rebounded less resulting only 10 points in the second quarter ending the half 25-12.

Tue
12
Jan

Bears take down Lady Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It was a tough go of it for the Lady Gobblers in their second home game of district, as they fell to the La Vernia Bears, 50-30. Turnovers continue to stymie offensive production for Cuero, while rebounding continues to improve.
 
“La Vernia is a scrappy bunch, and we knew that they would be coming in,” coach Amy Crain said.
 
Quick starts to each quarter by the Bears kept the Lady Gobblers from ever making much of a run. Cuero was in the game early, only trailing 17-12 after the first quarter, but the physical play of La Vernia was detrimental to the Lady Gobblers efficiency.
 
Tue
12
Jan

Powerlifting season begins

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
The Cuero powerlifting team competed at their first meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 9 in Weimar with many new members competing for the Gobblers.
 
Coach Jordan Hataway said, “Our kids competed well on Saturday in Weimer. It was a lot of the kids first meet ever so learning the technical part of the competition is always the most difficult part, but they did a tremendous job.”
 
On the girls side, April Reyes earned first place in the 198 class with a total of 415 pounds. Dana Mican had the highest squat in her weight class (275 pounds) and also deadlifted 260 pounds.
 
“All the girls did a great job, and we look for great things from them in upcoming meets,” coach Hataway said.
 
For the boys, freshman Justin Ficklen placed first in the 148 pound class with a total of 745 pounds. 
Tue
12
Jan

Football players, coaches, trainers receive medals

Tue
12
Jan

Gobbler basketball drops home-opener to La Vernia

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
District is already underway for the Gobbler basketball team. Cuero dropped their home-opener, 77-36, at the hands of the La Vernia Bears. The young Gobblers are showing signs of improvement, but there is still much work to be done.
 
“I think overall we have a better handle on defensively what we wanna do,” coach Clint Coles said.
 
Defensively, Cuero tallied a season-high 39 rebounds and 61 total. Freshman Jordan Whittington led the Gobblers with 10 boards (4 offensively, 6 defensively). Whittington also tied for the team lead in steals (3).
 
Tue
05
Jan

Pirates bring more to the court

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Pirates may have their best year and currently have an overall record of 11-4 and not short of players.

Last year the Pirates had eight players compared to this year’s 11 players and lost after the first round in playoffs.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “We are trying to add more depth. Last year we were six deep and they had to play a lot of minutes and still work on defense. This year, if we can get our defense and rebounding together, we have a shot to second or third round in playoffs.”

Senior Eli Julian may be the highest scorer on the team but it does not come without the help of his teammates.

“Julian gets a lot of points because how the team works together. During the first game against Yorktown, D.J. Anderson had 11 assists and nine of them were to Eli. They do a good job finding each other,” said Williams.

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