Sports

Tue
22
Mar

Julian selected All-Region

Eli Julian earned a place in the All-Region 4-1A basketball team. Per game, Julian averaged 27.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.3 steals. He shot 89 percent from the free throw line and made 78 three pointers. Photo was taken when Nordheim played Runge on Feb. 9 at home. Nordheim won 55-35.
Photo by Tim O’Malley/Yorktown News-View

Tue
15
Mar

Ramirez captures regional title

Cuero High School powerlifters competed at the regional meets the last two weekends. Dana Mican attended the girls regional meet on March 5 in Carrizo Springs, Abraham Ramirez and Diego Hernandez qualified for the boys regional in Kingsville on March 12.

Mican finished with her personal best, totaling 770 pounds, only 30 pounds away from qualifying for the state meet.

Ramirez won the regional meet and will compete at state on April 2 in Abilene. He broke the regional record for his weight class (165 pound class) in bench press and won the best bench press award for the lightweight divisions. Ramirez finished with 535 pounds on squat, 370 pounds on bench and 515 pounds on dead lift, for a total of 1,420 pounds. This puts Ramirez at second for his weight class in the state.

Tue
15
Mar

Gobbler tennis earns medals

Cuero High School tennis competed in Runge on March 9-10. Mixed doubles teammates Raylynn Hendrick and Mitchell Green placed second. Boys doubles teammates Jace Staats and Ben Villarreal placed third. Leah Bishop and Jessa Knox placed ssecond in JV girls doubles. Varsity girls was postponed until April 1 due to rain. Pictured from left are Hendrick, Green, Villarreal and Staats. Gobbler tennis will next play in Goliad on March 21-22.

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Tue
15
Mar

Gobblers take down Rockport

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

With wind swirling through Gobbler Ballpark, Cuero battled Rockport in their final home non-district game before the start of district. Colton Blackwell went 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI and one run, leading the Gobblers to a 5-3 victory over the Pirates, while Cole Payne dealt another strong performance on the mound.

Blackwell drove in Garrett Veit in the first frame, and it looked like the Gobbler bats would be clicking early. Rockport put up four straight shutout innings and took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth, when Cuero broke through.

“We’re trying to open our offense,” coach Phil Schwarz said. “We’re struggling at the plate but found a way.”

Tue
15
Mar

Barrera, Cuellar earn basketball medals

Two Cuero ISD Special Olympics athletes attended the Area 13 Special Olympics Basketball Individual Skills Competition in San Marcos on Saturday, March 7 at San Marcos High School. These athletes competed against athletes from 26 area delegations. Jonathan Cuellar, CIS 4th grader, competed against Smithville and Elgin. Jonathan placed second overall and received a silver medal. Sammy Barrera, CIS 5th grader, competed against Round Rock. He placed 1st and received a gold medal.

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Tue
15
Mar

Williams takes second at regionals, advances to state

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It was a matter of Mason Williams making weight for his weight class during the Region 5 Division 3 Powerlifting meet held in Bishop on March 12.

Yorktown coach Robbie Tindol said, “All he needs to do is make weight and he should do well enough to go to state. But, he needs to make weight.”

Yorktown athletic director Ty Robinson said, “Williams is right there where it is easy to be over.”

Williams competes in the 114 weight class. On the day of registration Williams made weight at 112.6 pounds.

In competition, Williams squated 275, bench pressed 165 and dead lifted 330 for a total lift of 770 pounds placing him second and a state qualifier.

The state meet will be held at the Taylor County Expo Center located at 1700 Highway 36 in Abilene on April 2. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Lifting begins at 8:45 a.m. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and up.
 

Tue
15
Mar

Varsity teams place 3rd at Gobbler Relays

Cuero High School hosted the Gobbler Relays on Saturday, March 12. JV boys and girls for Cuero both won the event, while varsity boys and girls placed third. JV girls finished with 161 points, 24 points ahead of second place Goliad. JV boys won with 174 points, beating out Alice and Bay City who both finished with 107. Varsity girls captured 93 points, 29 points behind first place Goliad and five points behind Bay City. Varsity boys finished with 90 points. Bay City won with 96 followed by Yoakum with 95.

Following are the results for Cuero High School.

Tue
15
Mar

Next stop - state meet

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It started with strength and conditioning for Yorktown sophomore Alexis Longoria before she fell in love with the sport of powerlifting. She never thought it could take her this far.

Longoria said, “We lift every day so I thought, ‘Why not.’ I wanted to put a goal for myself and now I love the challenge and how far you can go.”

Longoria started in the 114 weight class. In her first meet, at Yorktown Invitational, she had a total weight lift of 445 pounds. In her second meet, at St. Joseph Flyer Powerfest, she improved by 25 pounds for a total lift of 470 pounds. It was at this time in the season that coach Chelsea McClendon made a change.

McClendon said, “We felt she could do better at 105. Realistically, she is a 105 for her natural weight and she is stronger in that class. It was a strategic move and to maximize her strength.”

Tue
08
Mar

Lady Gobblers earn recognition

All-District selections have been announced for District 26-4A with five Lady Gobblers being named to the team and nine girls earning a spot on the academic team.

Junior Shania Hatter, who was a force in the post all season, was named to the first team. Seniors and captains Kaelen Sievers and Courtney Clark were voted to the second team. Sophomores Katie Crain and Shanice Nelson earned honorable mention all-district accolades.

Academic all-district selections for Cuero included senior Jocee Bennett, senior Alex Brannan, senior Camisha Williams, senior Courtney Clark, senior Kaelen Sievers, junior Morgan Yearwood, junior Martina Stavinoha, junior Raevin Ruiz and sophomore Katie Crain.

Tue
08
Mar

Payne, Veit toss shutout

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Sophomore Cole Payne tossed a gem on the mound for the Gobblers coming off a runner-up finish at the Gobbler Classic. Payne posted six shutout innings with 12 strikeouts, as Cuero defeated the Edna Cowboys for the second time this season, 5-0.

“He was in control, using all his pitches,” coach Phil Schwarz said after the game, referring to Payne. “Veit set the tone with leadoff hits in both scoring innings.”

Veit started things off with a double, advanced to third on Payne’s single and scored on a balk. Payne touched home on a passed ball. Colton Blackwell scored the final run of the inning. He reached on a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and score on John Rodriguez’s single.

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