Sports

Tue
22
Sep

Kitty Kats take care of business

It was homecoming night and to watch the Yorktown Kitty Kats volleyball team play last Friday against Pettus, one would believe that they had someplace to go and time was a factor.

The Kitty Kats swept the game in three straight wins; 25-13, 25-7, 25-9.

Shelby Franke has incorporated a jump serve that has benefited the team overall. In 12 serves she made 7 aces and 8 total serve points. Lacee Guerrero has been the team’s constant with 12 serves and 11 points won along with Halle Martin, 9 serves for 8 points won and Kaylee Dueser, 13 serves for 12 points won. Emily Gwosdz was difficult to return the serve with 6 serves for 3 aces.

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “I told the girls when we are up by three points to work on hard serves. I want them to work on them [all season] to be ready for playoffs.”

Tue
22
Sep

Lady Gobblers fall to Sandcrabs

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Two Lady Gobblers returned from injury, and a freshman played significant minutes, but they came up short. Cuero fell in four sets to the Calhoun Sandcrabs on Tuesday, Sept. 15 (22-25, 27-25, 14-25, 16-25).
 
“We need to be challenged,” coach Whitney Coles said, following the match.
 
Non-district challenges have been very apparent this season for the Lady Gobblers, as they have consistently played strong opponents in preparation for a tough district. Cuero dropped their first district match to Navarro but showed they are up to the task.
 
“In games one and two, we received well,” Coles said. “We limited defensive errors. We were tired mentally in games three and four, not being where we need to be.”
 
Tue
22
Sep

Columbus preview

Columbus will look to Jaqai Shorter to lead the way in this season’s matchup with Cuero. Last year, the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead before falling to the Gobblers, 28-20. Cuero outscored Columbus 21-0 in the second half.
 
Sophomore running back Jaqai Shorter will carry the payload for the Cardinals offense. Shorter rushed for 62 yards in last season’s slugfest.
 
Elex Martinez and Kamron Mathis  are the only two Gobblers who complied yards in the game with Columbus last year and return this season.
 
Total yardage was very close, with Cuero outgaining Columbus by only 46 yards, 282 to 236. Cuero outpassed the Cardinals, 77 to 5.
 
Preview from Dave Campbell’s 2015 Texas Football: Coach: Tony Valastro. Lettermen R/L: 15:15. Starters returning O/D: 4/6. 2014: 3-8 bi-district finalist/1-4 district.
Tue
22
Sep

Cross country Shiner meet

Cuero’s cross country team visited Shiner this past weekend. Eight high school athletes and three junior high athletes participated. Results are as follows: varsity girls: Brittany Gonzales, 24th place, 13:50; Ally Lott, 72nd place, 15:12; Audrey Moreno, 42nd place, 14:20; Jocee Bennett, 17th place, 13:23. Varsity boys: Payton Walk, 62nd place, 20:06; Ben Villareal, 54th place, 19:38. JV girls: Alexis Whitt, 7th place, 15:04; Nalicia DuBose, 43rd place, 15:56. 8th grade: Kimberly Hang, 75th place, 18:08. 7th grade: Brooke Windle, 8th place, 13:43; Teresa Garza, 44th place, 16:13. Coach Roberto Granados (bottom left) is pictured with the cross country team.
 
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Tue
22
Sep

Errors cost Gobblers in Port Lavaca

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Injuries plagued the Gobblers on Friday night in Port Lavaca, but they never stopped competing. The Sandcrabs, led by quarterback Matt Lerma, performed well throughout the evening, beating Cuero, 49-13.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve recognized the costly errors made by the Gobblers against a good team but also said his guys kept fighting.
 
“We have a lot of kids that aren’t gonna quit,” Reeve said. “We made too many errors against a good football team.”
 
Cuero quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead less than a minute into the game. It only took two plays for the Gobblers to travel 70 yards, all by freshman Keiran Grant. Grant ran for three yards on the first play of the game before hauling in a pass from sophomore quarterback Drew Riemenschneider and taking it to the endzone for the opening score.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Gobblers prepare for Calhoun

Cuero will hit the road for their fourth game of the season on Friday night and look to avenge last season’s 21-17 defeat at the hands of the Calhoun Sandcrabs (24-5A DII).
 
It was a close game from start to finish in last year’s game, with the Gobblers being held to three points in the first half. Cuero was also unable to hold onto two second half leads against the Sandcrabs.
 
The Gobblers will try to find offense from a new contributor, as both touchdowns scored in last season’s game were by D’Anthony Hopkins.
 
J.C. Garcia returns to the backfield for the Sandcrabs after running for 57 yards and a touchdown in last season’s game. Matt Lerma will play under center for the Sandcrabs.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Lady Gobblers drop district opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Martina Stavinoha tallied 11 kills, but the Lady Gobblers dropped their district opener in straight sets on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to the Navarro Panthers, (25-23, 25-16, 25-19).
 
The Lady Gobblers played well early, leading and keeping the Panthers on their heels in a very back-and-forth first before being edged by two points.
 
“We played well in set one,” coach Whitney Coles said. “We can play to that level.”
 
Navarro was ranked 13th in the most recent state poll going into the match against Cuero.
 
Sets two and three had more costly mistakes made by the Lady Gobblers.
 
Coles said, “In sets two and three, we made silly mental mistakes.”
 
Cuero still fought throughout the entirety of the match and displayed many strong performances.
Tue
15
Sep

Cross Country competes in Moulton

The cross country season started this past weekend, as the Gobblers visited Moulton on Saturday, Sept. 12. Nine high school athletes participated and four from junior high. Results are as follows: varsity girls: Brittany Gonzales, 21st place, 15:00; Ally Lott, 51st place, 16:25; Audrey Moreno, 30th place, 15:30. Varsity boys: Payton Walk, 39th place, 21:15; Tomas Vandeveer, 25th place, 19:46; Andrew Williams, 67th place, 25:00. JV girls: Alexis Whitt, 6th place, 15:56; Nalicia DuBose, 24th place, 18:22; Gracie Howard, 27th place, 18:34. 8th grade: Lillie Vandeveer, 43rd place, 17:53; Kimberly Hang, 89th place, 20:31. 7th grade: Brooke Windle, 6th place, 15:19; Teresa Garza, 66th place, 19:10. Coach Roberto Granados (far left) is pictured with the cross country team.
 
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Tue
15
Sep

Defense, backfield lead Gobblers over Tigers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Homecoming night in Cuero was not only special for the senior king and queen, Zech Hopkins and Kerstin Timpone who were honored at halftime, but all of Gobbler nation enjoyed a win. Cuero beat the Smithville Tigers, 31-10, keeping them off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter.
 
Following the second straight win of the season for the Gobblers, head coach Travis Reeve said, “I was really proud of our team. It was a hard fought game, and there was a lot of good effort.”
 
Freshman running back Kieran Grant carried the load, rushing for 127 yards on six carries and scoring two of the team’s four touchdowns. Both scores were on his first two rushes of the night.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Wildcats shut down Seahawks running, passing game

Yorktown Wildcats ran for 423 yards and one pass for 5-yards to score six touchdowns against the Riviera Seahawks last Saturday at Calallen Stadium northwest of Corpus Christi.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Friday and was postponed due to heavy rains in Riviera. The game was rescheduled to be played in Calallen High School for 2 p.m. With partial clouds for shade it did not take long for the Wildcats to take the long drives on the bus to long drives on the field.

The Seahawks had first possession of the ball and maintained possession nearly the whole first quarter taking the lead 0-7 with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

After a brief wake up call by Yorktown head coach Ty Robinson, the Wildcats put it in overdrive and scored in just over two minutes of possession for a 6-7 score. Two point conversion was no good.

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