Sports

Tue
16
Feb

Pirates secure second place

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Pirates have pushed themselves to second place after defeating Runge 55-35 on Feb. 9 and Austwell-Tivoli 69-44 on Feb 12.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, With Runge we have played harder than we have been playing in a while with hustle and effort. Against Austwell, it was the best game of the year.”

While playing Runge at home, Nordheim had a dominating first period 11-5 and though they scored 18 points in the second period coach Williams his pushing his players harder. He said, “I knew we could outrun Runge. I wanted Eli Julian to have better opportunity in getting some good looks. Teams, lately, have been double teaming him, boxing him out and he was getting frustrated not being able to get some shots.”

The Pirates ending the last period running out the clock for 3:30 and limiting Runge to 4 points ending the game 55-35.

Tue
16
Feb

Yorktown Powerlifters medal

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Hear them jingle when they walk as four members of the Yorktown High School power lifting teams bring home medals from the St. Joseph Flyer Powerfest at the St. Joseph High School in Victoria. The boys placed 10th overall and the girls came in 14th.

Mason Williams placed third in the 114 pound weight class improving his dead lift by 10 pounds and broke even overall from last week squatting 10 pounds less. Justin Broll medaled at fourth place improving his total lift by 85 pounds.

Nearing the flyweight at 114 pounds are Robin Naranjo and Alexis Longoria. Naranjo placed third improving her bench press by 35 pounds. Longoria took fourth place improving her total weight by 25 pounds. Following are the results of the meet.

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Tue
16
Feb

Lady Pirates come up short against Runge

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Dakota Ratjen and Haley Wilson’s strong defensive presence was all on the court on Feb. 9 as they played their last district game against Runge at home.

Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “They never missed a practice and they give what they have.”

Runge took a strong lead in the first half 15-8 and nearly shut down the Lady Pirates in the third quarter 13-3. That did not stop Ratjen in the forth when she made two steals back-to-back and passed to Makenzie Lubyinesky and Elise Schuenemann in the paint for 2-points each. A short time later Ratjen made another steal at half court scoring after a fast break for a lay-up.

Nordheim went into a full court press shaking up Runge’s offense limiting the Lady Jackets to three points but the 16 points the Lady Pirates scored was not enough for the win, 27-34.

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Tue
16
Feb

Gobblers fall to Apaches

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Gonzales took control from the opening tip Tuesday, Feb. 9, but the Gobbler clawed their way back in the third quarter. The Apaches clamped down in the final quarter and held on for the win between the rival schools, 50-40.
 
After a buzzer-beating overtime win over Yoakum on Friday, Feb. 5 which saw senior guard Cody Bishop sink a game-winning three-pointer, the Gobblers came up short against their other big rival, despite always being in the game.
 
“We pride ourselves in being the team with the most effort,” coach Clint Coles stated after the game. “I think our effort was there. The absolute eagerness to go win a game when it matters has to be there, and it was there Friday, and I’m not 100 percent sure it was there tonight. That’s gotta’ be there.”
 
Tue
16
Feb

Season concludes with one-point overtime defeat

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It took a little extra time to decide the winner of the final Lady Gobbler basketball game of 2016. Cuero trailed at the half before leading by eight in the fourth quarter. Gonzales chipped their way back to force overtime and handed the Lady Gobblers a one point loss, 59-58.
 
“I would’ve liked to end with a win,” coach Amy Crain said.
 
As with any sport, the scoreboard doesn’t always tell the full story. A one point defeat in overtime reveals it was an incredible game but does not tell what led to that point.
 
Coach Crain started all five of her seniors in the final game of their high school basketball career. Those seniors are Kaelen Sievers, Courtney Clark, Alex Brannan, Camisha Williams and Jocee Bennett.
 
Tue
16
Feb

Little League camp

Cuero Little League held a baseball and softball camp last weekend. They said it was a big success with over 100 participants. They wish to thank all the volunteers who helped make the camp a success with a special thanks to Lady Gobblers, Maegan Pakebusch and Courtney Clark.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
16
Feb

Haden Haas named 1st team all-state

Three Cuero Gobbler football players were named to the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state team which was released Thursday, Feb. 11.
 
Junior center Haden Haas was named first team all-state, while senior linebacker Zech Hopkins earned third team honors and senior defensive lineman Mike Hopkins received honorable mention accolades.
 
Haas helped to anchor the offensive line which paved the way for the running game to average 265 yards per game on the season and nearly 4,000 total. For his accomplishments during the 2015 season, Haas earned an invite to the Nike Best of the Best Combine which will take place in May.
 
Mike and Zech led the defense which only allowed 233 yards per game on average for the season, 118 rushing and 115 passing. The Gobblers advanced to the state semifinals for the first time since the 2009 season.
Tue
09
Feb

Lady Pirates make big run with 17 points, lose at final seconds

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Lady Pirates came back from behind by scoring 17 points in the fourth period against the Austwell-Tivoli Lady Redfish losing in the final seconds of the game, 33-35 during district play at home on Feb. 2.

The Lady Pirates struggled in the beginning with only four points in the first period against A-T’s 11. Lady Redfish P. Tovar was hot at the 3-point line with 9-points scored before the half leading Nordheim 8-19.

Nordheim came out strong after the half with a full court press limiting A-T to five points during the third period while closing the gap with eight more points on the board ending the third 16-24.

Still trailing, Haley Wilson had back-to-back steals adding two points to the board and closing the gap 24-26. Elise Schuenemann and Wilson continued to press A-Ts offense causing turnovers and an opportunity for Savannah Castillo to put two points on the board.

Tue
09
Feb

Kitty Kats fighting to enter play-offs

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Kitty Kats have found themselves still in contention for the playoffs after defeating the Pettus Lady Eagles at home on Feb. 5.

Yorktown started off slightly behind in the first period 6-8 and watched the Lady Eagles distance themselves ending the first half 8-12.

Yorktown coach Bruno Mata said, “We missed baskets, easy layups and missing free throws. Nothing was going in and our defense was slow on rotations. Pettus were cautious and were trying to work on what they are going to play in the playoffs.”

During the half Coach Mata said words were expressed in the locker room. He said, “Laycee Guererro grabbed the bull by the horns. She said that this is her last year as a senior and she wanted to go out swinging. She told the girls to feed off her energy.”

Tue
09
Feb

Nordheim Pirates hook Redfish

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Free throws played a major role between the Austwell-Tivoli Redfish (12 out of 18) and the Nordheim Pirates (8 out of 13) on Feb. 2 at the Pirate gymnasium for a Nordheim victory 54-46.

The Redfish took advantage of the Pirates when their shooting in the field grew cold to tie the game 15-15 but Nordheim’s DJ Anderson and Eli Julian found a way to draw fouls during the second period with Anderson hitting 4 of 5 free throws and Julian with 3 of 4 to end the first half 28-23.

After the half it was Will Anderson and Julian who were hot against the backboard hitting eight points each extending the overall lead 44-33.

Nordheim found themselves in a slump just over four minutes into the fourth period scoring only two points while the Redfish worked upstream allowing A-T’s Josh Maddox to hit eight points.

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