Sports

Tue
10
Nov

Jaxxon Marie harvests 8 point buck

Pictured is eight-year-old Jaxxon Marie and his eight point buck he harvested during youth weekend. This mature buck was taken on the Marie Ranch about 10 miles north of Cuero.
 
Photo contributed by Laura Marie
Tue
10
Nov

1970 coin flip anniversary

On Friday, Nov. 13, 1970, the Cuero football team finished in a three-way tie with Floresville High School and Samuel Clemens High School for the championship of the East Zone of District 14-AAA. The tie was resolved by a coin flip in Nixon between the three schools. Cuero High School won the flip, and subsequently advanced to the state finals for the first time.
 
The 2015 calendar replicates the 1970 calendar, and to communicate that event, former players and coaches are organizing a trip to Nixon Friday, Nov. 13 to visit the location, remember that season and eat lunch. After lunch, they play to return to Cuero, so people can attend the playoff game for the 2015 team.
 
Two of the coaches have committed to attend and several players plan to join. They plan to meet at about 10:30 a.m. in the Bealls parking lot and proceed to Nixon.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Gobblers take on Tarpons at bi-district

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following the first road victory of the season for the Gobblers, Cuero will head to Corpus Christi to take on the Port Isabel Tarpons for the bi-district championship. Cuero finished second in their district behind Sinton, while Port Isabel claimed third with last Friday’s win over Raymondville.
 
Cuero and Port Isabel last met in the 2007 area championship when both teams were still in the 3A classification. Led by sophomore quarterback Tyler Arndt, the Gobblers handily defeated the Tarpons, 42-14, en route to their first of three straight state semi-final appearances behind the former Texas State Bobcat signal-caller.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Gobblers finish second in district, prepare for playoffs

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Seniors Zech Hopkins and Elex Martinez led the way for the Cuero Gobblers in their final district game before the start of playoff. Hopkins and Martinez accounted for a combined 182 rushing yards and five of the team’s six touchdowns, leading to a 42-13 win over the Jourdanton Indians. Cuero will face the Port Isabel Tarpons Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Corpus Christi at Cabaniss Field in the bi-district round of the 4A-Division II playoffs.
 
“I thought we started off a little slow but we came on,” head coach Travis Reeve said. “I thought our defense played tremendous again tonight, thought offensively once we got goin’ was a machine.”
 
Wed
04
Nov

Kitty Kats take 18th bi-district title

The Yorktown Kitty Kat volleyball team just made their 18th win as bi-district champions after defeating San Antonio Stacey in three sweeps, 25-9, 25-10, 25-11.

Yorktown coach Deirdre Alexander said, “No matter how many times you have been to the playoffs you always get adrenaline pumping and the experience is always exciting. Just getting that first playoff win under the belt helps the team overcome nerves.”

The Kats performed as expected. Deirdre said, “I was very pleased with our performance. As a team, overall, we played a competitive strong game. We set and hit well. If I had to say there was a weakness I would have to go back to our missed serves.”

One area of concern is defense. The Kats have not seen a lot of challenge in their defensive game since the Bronte Showdown. She said, “I would have liked to see our defense challenged more to help prepare us for the following match up, but there were definitely many positives from the game.”

Wed
04
Nov

Julian facing return champions

By Tim O'Malley/ Yorktown News-View

Nordheim’s senior Eli Julian will run in the 2015 UIL Cross Country State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The boy’s 1A division will start at 2 p.m.

Julian will compete against 150 runners. Last year Julian finished 15th with a time of 18:22.62. It was his first year to run cross country. Runners returning from last year who were ahead of him are junior Matthew Smith of Priddy, senior Brennan Green of Cumby Miller Grove, senior Eli Williams of May, senior Logan Swires of Lefors. Julian will have to be on top of his game to outrun these more experienced runners.

 

Tue
03
Nov

Yorktown Wildcats clinch playoffs

Yorktown has clinched a spot for playoffs after defeating Runge 52-0 last Friday night in Runge.

At the start of the game Runge had first possession of the ball controlling the clock four minutes 11 seconds. They soon discovered the speed of the Wildcat defense with several tackles for loss and their fair share of hurries for the quarterback limiting the Yellow Jackets to two first downs, 14 yards rushing and 7-yards lost in passing. Their greatest gains in yards were the four punts for 126 yards.

Yorktown had two big runs (one of them a touchdown) during their first possession. Both were called back because of personal fouls, but that did not stop the team from scoring and getting the 2-point conversion, 8-0.

Tue
03
Nov

Julian returns to state for XC

Nordheim senior Eli Julian has found himself returning to state after competing at the regional cross country meet at the Region IV XC meet held Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Oct. 24. Eli finished 10th with a time of 19:18, three minutes slower than district meet.

Julian said, “It was a very hard course. The wind was at our face the whole time. It was slow times for everyone.”

The UIL Texas State XC championship will be held in Round Rock at Old Settler Park on Nov. 7.

Other Nordheim runners who competed at regionals: Daniel Villerreal 96th, 24:03; William Anderson 114th, 25:26; Braden Villerreal 116th, 25:34
 

Tue
03
Nov

Gobblers visit Jourdanton

Cuero showed no mercy when taking on the Jourdanton Indians last season, leading 41-7 at halftime before winning, 54-13. The Gobblers will look for another strong performance Friday night on the road to wrap up the regular season and second place in district.
 
It was an all-out rushing attack last season led by D’Anthony Hopkins, while Jared Vernor only attempted three passes for a total of 44 yards. Kamron Mathis and Zech Hopkins combined for 73 yards rushing on eight carries.
 
The Gobblers will again look to power the ball behind Zech Hopkins, Mathis and freshman Keiran Grant.
 
Jourdanton outpassed Cuero 204 to 56 last season, but Cuero led overall, 429 to 264. The Indians will host Cuero, looking for their first district win of the year, while Cuero will attempt to improve to 3-1 and reach 5-5 for the season.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Lady Gobblers finish season on high note

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Mia Knetig, Mary Kate Krueger and Kaelen Sievers played their final competitive high school volleyball game on Tuesday, Oct. 27, earning an emphatic straight sets victory over the Gonzales Apaches, (25-15, 25-16, 25-13). The three senior leaders combined for 14 kills, six blocks, six digs and eight aces. Knetig led the team with 22 assists and six aces.
 
Following the match, the seniors took some time to reflect on the season.
 
“It meant a lot; the group of girls were really close; we finished strong,” Krueger said.
 
Sievers said, “It was a good season, bittersweet.”
 
“It was a great start to my senior year,” Knetig said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better team.”
 

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