Sports

Tue
15
Dec

YISD Trustees hear coaching change concerns

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Earlier in the day on Monday, Dec. 14 Yorktown Athletic Director Ty Robinson demoted head volleyball coach Deirdra Alexander as head coach for volleyball and girls track.

Yorktown Independent School District trustees held their regular scheduled meeting last night at the YJHS Library.

At the meeting there was standing room only from young to old. A majority were there to give support and express their concern to the board as to why coach Alexander was demoted.

The board opened the meeting allowing the five people, who signed a request form, to speak publically about the issues. The board could not respond, by policy, to any of the allegations or comments from the speakers.

Amanda Thamm expressed her concern that the athletic director let another coach go after serving over a decade. She expressed how the AD is doing a disservice to the school and it’s programs.

Tue
15
Dec

Bishop named Elite Academic All-State

The Texas High School Coaches Association announced its 2015 Academic All-State Teams for football and volleyball last week, and several of Cuero Gobblers and Lady Gobblers were named to the team. To qualify for these teams, students must be a senior of good moral character who has a grade point average of 92 or above for their entire high school career. In football, Cody Bishop was named to the Elite Academic All-State Team. Only a handful of student-athletes are named to this team from schools of all classifications in the state of Texas, and Cody was one of the few. Colton Oglesby and Phillip Thamm were named First Team Academic All-State, and Elex Martinez was named Second Team Academic All-State. In volleyball, Mia Knetig was named Second Team Academic All-State, and Mary Kate Krueger was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

Pictured from left are Colton Oglesby and Cody Bishop.

Tue
15
Dec

Playoff run ends for Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
December football at the high school level is something special, and for the first time in six years, Cuero made it to the month of December. West Orange-Stark ended the Gobblers’ season with a 41-28 win on Saturday, Dec. 12. One win away from the state championship after starting the season 2-4 is something that will never be forgotten in this town, and head coach Travis Reeve may have summed it up best.
 
“These are uncommon men,” Reeve said. “They did something uncommon this year. This football team is gonna be remembered in Cuero for a long time. They’re special kids. The toughest thing about it is not losing the game. The toughest thing about it is our journey with these guys is over.” 
 
Wins are wonderful, but coach Reeve, his staff and the players understand that winning this game or any game would not define them, their life would.
Tue
15
Dec

Lady Gobblers split week's games

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero defeated the Sinton Pirates lsat Tuesday night, 39-34, before dropping their first home game on Friday against Karnes City, 33-28.
 
Rebounding and turnovers continue to be a place where Cuero has shown weakness, and the Badgers of Karnes City took advantage on Friday night, Dec. 11.
 
“We did outrebound them and outsize them,” coach Amy Crain said, “but we need to take better care of the ball.”
 
It was a slow start for both teams, as they combined for 17 points in the opening quarter with Cuero leading, 9-8. There were many missed opportunities on the offensive end for the Lady Gobblers with turnovers hurting their chances of scoring.
 
Wed
09
Dec

Lady Gobblers stay undefeated at home

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Despite being limited to eight total players in their non-district matchup with the Sinton Lady Pirates, Cuero was able to stay undefeated at home (4-0) and moved back to an even 8-8 record for the season on Tuesday night, with a 39-34 victory.
 
Autumn Gamez suffered a minor injury in practice and Katie Crain and Adrianna Cantu were not fully healthy to play. The Lady Gobblers led from the start and continued to look to Shania Hatter on both ends of the court.
 
“We count on Shania to provide points and score consistently,” coach Amy Crain said.
 
Hatter tallied a team-high 14 points and four blocks and added seven rebounds, six on the offensive end.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Semi-final match-up between Gobblers and Mustangs Saturday at Tully Stadium

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
For the first time in six years, the Gobblers are headed to the state semifinals. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs, who advanced to the state championship last season for 4A-Division II, is the only team standing in the way of the Gobblers and a trip to the state championship game for the first time in 11 years and the 11th in school history.
 
Cuero and West Orange-Stark will meet Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Tully Stadium in Houston.
 
Last season, the Mustangs fell to the Gilmer Buckeyes in the state title game, a team Cuero is all too familiar with. Cuero lost to Gilmer in 2009, the Gobblers’ last semifinal appearance.
 
Tue
08
Dec

Gobblers shutout Pirates, advance to state semi-finals

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
For the first time in over half a decade, the Cuero Gobbler football team is headed to the state semifinals following a shutout victory, 28-0, over the previously undefeated and district rival Sinton Pirates. Another strong defensive effort combined with impressive senior performances led to the Gobblers’ first quarterfinal win since 2009.
 
“It’s huge,” head coach Travis Reeve said of the shutout. “Our defense has played great all year. To get a shutout against a quality opponent like Sinton in the Region 4 championship game is big time. I’m gonna tell you, we’ve got tremendous respect for Sinton and what they do and their program, and we’re just awfully excited about being able to move on.”
 
Tue
08
Dec

Kitty Kats win over Lady Pirates for third place at Nordheim Tourney

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats are showing colors of a winning district team but not without the reality that there is still work to do.

“We were able to see what all we need to improve on during the Nordheim tournament,” said Yorktown girl’s basketball coach Bruno Mata. “We were short a few girls due to prior commitments and a couple of girls were out due to injuries. This tournament gave other girls the opportunity to compete at varsity level. It was a great thing for us to prepare for district play.”

Yorktown’s first game was against Woodsboro with a win 46-28. The Kats took good advantage from the free throw line hitting 10 of 15.

Emily Gwosdz 15 points, Kaylee Dueser 11 pts., Stephanie Mattox 8 pts.,  Laycee Guerrero 7 pts., Danielle Hernandez 3 pts., Taylor Beckham 2 pts.

The second game was not so pretty as Prairie Lea educated Yorktown 92-30.

Tue
08
Dec

Yorktown vs Nordheim battle for championship

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The anticipated game of the weekend came to fruition between Yorktown Wildcats and Nordheim Pirates after the two teams respectively defeated their opponents to face one another for the Nordheim Tournament championship game Dec. 3-5.

Yorktown easily defeated their first opponent, the Runge Yellowjackets 51-26. Yorktown’s athleticism and strong defensive skills on rebounds prevented Runge from any second or third attempts at the basket.

Nordheim took care of Kenedy JV 56-20 allowing the team to score only 7 points in the first half before putting their second and third string players.

For the second bracket Yorktown secured the champion playoff spot defeating West Oso 35-24.

Nordheim also secured the chance for the championship game after defeating Victoria West freshman 56-34.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “Our guys really wanted this match up.”

Tue
01
Dec

Wildcats end run against Bruni

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown has come to an end to their journey after their defeat against the Bruni Badgers during regional playoff on Nov. 27 at Flour Buff High School Stadium near Corpus Christi. The contest came down to the final seconds but the Cats lost 40-34.

Bruni started the competition working the grid iron nine plays before scoring their first touchdown. The extra point was no good and they took the lead 6-0.

Yorktown was answering back from their own 25-yard line into the Badger 16. On a hand off, while making way into the end zone, Yorktown fumbled. Bruni recovered on their own 14-yard line. The Wildcats were able to hold Bruni forcing them to punt.

The Wildcats started from their own 32-yard line. On the second play Cy Strieber ran for a 69-yard TD. Jamal Wade ran for the 2-point conversion taking the lead from the Badgers 6-8.

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