Sports

Tue
01
Sep

Wildcats lose opener against Cardinals

Taking the first loss of the season was not the hopes of the Yorktown Wildcats Friday. They lost to Shiner St. Paul Cardinals at home, 8-26.

Yorktown head coach Ty Robinson said, "We are never happy with a loss but, more disappointing was the number of mistakes. The Cardinals were really good and I hope this is a wake up call. We can learn a lot from this lost."

The Wildcats had first possession of the ball and they looked slow and off-quilter. They soon gave up possession and the Cardinals wasted no time responding. After the first play, the Cardinal quarterback ran a keeper for a 68-yard touchdown. The extra point was good and they took the lead 0-7.

Yorktown had opportunities but many assignments were not followed through leaving the Wildcats short on downs.

Tue
01
Sep

Gobblers fall short in season opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It was a tough start to the 2015 season for the Gobblers, as they were unable to hold onto a slim halftime lead, falling 35-13 on the road against the Wharton Tigers.
 
Senior quarterback Elex Martinez carried the workload on the night, rushing 21 times for 127 yards in his first varsity start behind center following two seasons as a receiver.
 
Following the game, coach Travis Reeve said, “I thought we did a lot of good things but made too many critical mistakes.”
Cuero took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. A 55 yard scoring drive was capped off with a three yard run from Kyron Williams.
 
Wharton answered back early in the second quarter, tying the game on a nine yard TD pass from Jimme Woods III to Cameron Branch. Woods scored four total touchdowns on the night.
 
Tue
25
Aug

Wildcats pummel Agua Dulce in scrimmage

The Yorktown Wildcats outscored the Agua Dulce Longhorns 2-0 before the scrimmage had to be called off due to weather.

Agua Dulce had the opportunity to run 32 plays against Yorktown’s 15.

The Wildcats looked pretty sound on defense. Milam Eckhardt caused a fumble and Reagan Billings recovered. Cy Strieber hit one player on the run mid-field, knocking the ball out for a fumble. Michael Rodriguez stopped Agua Dulce’s running back behind the line of scrimmage. Ryan Zuniga reacted to a screen pass play causing the Longhorns to lose 5-yards. Eckhardt also sacked the quarterback and stopped a fly sweep.

Tue
25
Aug

Kitty Kats make top bracket at Sinton Tournament

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander came home after the Sinton tournament Aug. 20-22 with a mixed bag of emotions. She said, “I am proud that we did not get stomped. I am proud we were in contention because heading over we knew how large some of the schools were. You are never sure what to expect. But then again, if you are going to be that close to winning you are disappointed when you do not find a way to win. It was a good day except no wins.”

The Kitty Kats won three matches to qualify to play in the championship bracket. They beat 4-A team Rockport-Fulton 25-19, 25-21; defeated 6-A team Corpus Christi Ray 14-25, 25-16, 25-17; and 4-A team Robstown 25-9, 25-14.

“There were 32 teams at Sinton and we made the bracket with the top eight teams,” said Alexander.

The final eight were Tuloso Midway, George West, Kingsville Academy, Calhoun, Cuero, Gregory Portland, Cotulla, and Yorktown.

Tue
25
Aug

Lady Pirates take third in Nordheim Tournament

The Nordheim Lady Pirates broke out of their losing streak during the Nordheim Tournament on Aug. 21 and taking third place overall.

The Lady Pirates won first place during pool play defeating Runge 15-6, 15-7 and VCA 5-15, 15-4.

During bracket play Nordheim faced Karnes City to start. Karnes City took the game in three. Nordheim played Pettus and defeated them in three games for third place in the Nordheim tournament.

Head volleyball coach Randy Castillo said, “We had a total team effort and stayed positive no matter the situation we found our self in. The girls played hard and had fun at the same time. We will keep taking steps forward and working hard to reach our team goals.”

Emily Julian and Emily Jennings both won all-tournament medals. 

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Tue
25
Aug

Second chance in life

After a long two year wait Yorktown senior Skylar Wilson is allowed to do what he loves, play football, but not without a whole new outlook on life.

On Nov. 14, 2013 Skylar Wilson quit breathing during basketball practice. Wilson was resuscitated by the aid of three Yorktown coaches, athletic director and head football coach Ty Robinson, basketball coaches Scott DeMarco and Lane Shands. The coaches provided CPR until Wilson responded and Yorktown EMS arrived. Wilson was transported to DeTar Hospital in Victoria and later flown to Driscoll Childrens Hospital in Corpus Christi where he underwent heart surgery.

Robinson recalled the incident. He said, “He was in his first year here and came out and played football. It was the first full day of off-season, during basketball season. He just finished working out on the free weight circuit and ran the quarter mile before basketball practice. Not long after, during basketball practice, they called me in.”

Tue
25
Aug

Lady Gobblers win home opener over Santa Gertrudis

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Kaelen Sievers led the way for the Lady Gobblers in their home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 18 against the Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions. Cuero won in straight sets: 25-13, 25-15 and 25-21.
 
Sievers tallied 10 kills, one block, four digs and five aces in the first home game of her senior season.
 
Sievers noted, “I was connecting with my setters,” in regards to her team-high 10 kills.
 
The Lady Gobblers came out firing from the outset of the match and were in control from the start. Fifteen aces were scored by Cuero, including five by Martina Stavinoha.
 
It was a total team effort with many new players stepping up, as well.
 
“We saw some great things from young girls, the back row and big hitters,” said head coach Whitney Coles. “We are gearing up for a tough district.”
Tue
25
Aug

Final tune-up

Cuero faced-off against U.S. Highway 87 foe Victoria West on Friday night at Gobbler Stadium in their final scrimmage before the start of the 2015 regular season. Jordan Whittington raises his hand after making a touchdown catch in the second half. Fox Sports was on hand getting footage for the Cuero football documentary. The Gobblers head to Wharton on Friday to take on the Tigers in their 2015 season opener.
 
Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record
Tue
25
Aug

Cuero volleyball places 2nd at Sinton tournament

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero’s varsity volleyball team placed second at the Sinton tournament, winning their first five matches before falling to Tuloso-Midway in the championship on Saturday in straight sets. Kaelen Sievers and Martina Stavinoha were selected to the all-tournament team.
 
The Lady Gobblers won all three of their matches on the first day of the tournament on Thursday, Aug. 20, defeating Kingsville, Odem and Flour Bluff.
 
Stavinoha and Sievers boasted a combined 15 kills in the straight sets win over Kingsville, 25-13 and 25-11.
 
Cuero then came back from a set down in their next two matches. Mia Knetig earned 33 assists in the win over Odem. After losing the first set, 23-25, they took the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-19.
 
Thu
20
Aug

Lady Gobblers 3-0 after first day of tournament

The Lady Gobblers won their pool today at the vollyball tournament in Sinton 3-0. 
 
The first match of the day against Kingsville was won in two sets, 25-13 and 25-11. The next match against Odem played out with a loss in the first set, 23-25, and wins on the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-19. The girls last match of the day against Flour Bluff had a loss in the first set, 13-25, and they came back to win the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-21. The Lady Gobblers will resume play Saturday in Sinton. We will have full stats of the players in the next edition of The Record. 

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