Sports

Tue
15
Sep

Yorktown JV take championship at Pettus

The Yorktown JV volleyball team took first place at the Pettus Tournament on Sept. 12. They came out in first after pool play. The Kitty Kats defeated Agua Dulce in two games in bracket play and the right to play for championship game. Yorktown defeated West Oso in two games winning the tournament championship. Front row from left are Jessica Garcia, Robin Naranjo, Danielle Hernandez and Alexis Longoria. Second row coach Chelsea Hoffman, Kassi Billings, Madison Hickman, Taylor Beckham and Claire Robinson.

Contributed photo

Tue
15
Sep

Yorktown Kitty Kats sweep district opener over Nordheim

The Yorktown Kitty Kats won their district opener in three games against the Nordheim Lady Pirates Sept. 11 in Nordheim.

Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “It was a tough lost. We played good for the most part except for the second game.”

The first game the two teams saw a tie at point 9. The Kitty Kats missed a total of 10 serves. After regrouping the Kats won 25-14.

During game two the Kats won 25-6.

Yorktown coach Deirdre Alexander said, “We got a lot of aces. Laycee Guerrero had good serves and Shelby Franke worked on her jump serve.”

The Lady Pirates battled to stay in competition in an attempt to take game three.

Coach Alexander said, “[Nordheim] is one of the better serving teams I have seen. They served hard. I liked that they serve well because we tend to struggle with serve receive so we were able to work on one of our weaknesses.

The Kats won 25-18.

Tue
08
Sep

Former Gobbler to start season opener for Steelers Thursday

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Former Cuero Gobbler Cody Wallace will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season opener and the start of the 2015 NFL season on Thursday night on the road against recently reinstated quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It has been a long road, as Wallace has moved among five different teams before finding a home in the ‘Steel City.’
 
“It’s fun playing for [coach] Tomlin,” Wallace said. “It’s nice to feel appreciated.”
 
Before making it to the NFL or even playing college football, Wallace played under the Friday night lights for the Cuero Gobblers from 1999 through 2002. He was an all-state performer on the offensive line, played defense and also attended the state powerlifting meet while in high school.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Smithville preview

Cuero will host the Smithville Tigers (11-4A DII) on Friday, Sept. 11 in their third non-district game of the season which is also homecoming.
 
The Gobblers shutout Smithville last season on the road, 38-0. Elex Martinez and Zech Hopkins, the top rushers from last season’s bout, look to carry the workload once again.
 
Smithville will look to quarterback Garrett Mathis and sophomore running back Nomar Rivera to lead the way for the Tigers.
Cuero outgained Smithville last season by 352 yards.
 
Preview from Dave Campbell’s 2015 Texas Football: Coach: Cyril Adkins. Lettermen R/L: 18/22. Starters returning O/D: 7/4. 2014: 2-9, bi-district finalist/1-3 district.
Players to watch: LB DJ Chandler (6-0, 220, 4.6), QB Garrett Mathis (6-4, 200, 4.7), TE Travis Dameworth (6-5, 200, 4.7), OG John Carrasco (5-11, 260, 4.9). Top sophomore: RB Nomar Rivera.
Tue
08
Sep

Metting heading to sectional for the third time

Seely Metting is 11 years old, going on 12 in October. She can throw. She can kick, pass and catch. What she can’t do is play football.

Seely said, “I have always wanted to play football but my dad (Brad Metting) will not let me. I was already offered to play and was told that I would be all-time quarterback.”
Seely has competed in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition held in Yorktown for the last three years. Her first year she went to sectionals. Last year she won sectionals to compete at Team Championships.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Seely. “I was on television (the big screen) in the Texas Stadium.”

She placed fifth overall for a total distance of 221’ 6”.

“My best event was in the kick (83’6”) which is my worst event.”

When she is not throwing the football she is involved in “anything a girl can do in sports and I love horses. I do barrel racing.”

Tue
08
Sep

Gobblers run through Apaches

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
From start to finish on Friday night, it was a team effort by the Gobblers. Cuero won their home opener over rival Gonzales, 35-7.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “Our whole team stood out.”
 
There were key contributions across the board for the Gobblers. The defense only allowed one touchdown all night, and the Apaches were held to 160 yards of total offense. The Gobbler defense also force five turnovers, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
 
Elex Martinez and Jordan Whittington had two significant picks on drives when Gonzales was moving right down the field.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Yorktown Kitty Kats edged out by Stockton Lady Brahmas

What seemed like a sure win for the Yorktown Kitty Kats soon slipped by as the Stockton Lady Brahmas found a way to put it away in five games.

The Kitty Kats found themselves behind 5-7 in the first game with the Lady Brahmas maintaining the three to four point lead until 20-20, when Emily Gwosdz served an ace to take the lead 21-20. Shelby Franke made a few kill shots to extend the lead 24-21. Becca Mireles brought it home on the serve for the win 25-21.

Tue
08
Sep

Wildcats pounce Eagles

It only took three quarters for the Yorktown Wildcats to secure a landslide  win over the Leakey Eagles last Friday night at Charlotte, 48-8.

Yorktown coach Ty Robinson said, “I think we scored every time we had the ball and we did not run a play on defense until the last five minutes of the second quarter.”

Yorktown was the first team to receive the ball on the kick-off. For Damian ramirez, it was the only kick-off return he saw for a return of 20-yards placing the Wildcats on the 50-yard line.

Tue
01
Sep

Kitty Kats take third in best of the best Bronte Showdown

The Yorktown Kitty Kats attended the Bronte Showdown Tournament where twelve 2A teams attended to rally against the best of the best.

Many of the teams made playoffs last year. Teams like Lindsey, Milano, Schulenburg and Harper were in the final four.

The Kitty Kats started with Water Valley and a win.

Yorktown Volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “We played a great first game against them. At the time, it was probably our best game of the year.”

Then it was Harper. The first game was close but the Kats lost in two.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

Tue
01
Sep

Lady Gobblers defeat Cowgirls

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following a runner-up finish at the Sinton tournament, the Lady Gobblers volleyball team defeated the Edna Cowgirls in straight sets on Tuesday, Aug. 25 (25-21, 25-21 and 25-20).
 
Cuero took early leads in each set, but Edna found a way to make each set close.
 
Martina Stavinoha stood out on the evening with seven kills, three blocks, one assist, 11 digs and two aces.
 
Following the twelfth win of the season, Stavinoha said, “It was a good team win. We need to make improvements, but we communicated and we were excited, talking a lot.”
 
Stavinoha is a junior and in her third year with the varsity team, who advanced to the bi-district round of playoffs last season.
 
Coach Whitney Coles was pleased with the passing and how young girls stepped up.
 

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