Sports

Tue
02
Feb

Texans stymie Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Claevon Patton knocked down a mid-range jumper to open the game, but it would be on the Gobbler lead on the night. Cuero hung tough throughout the first half, but Wimberley showed why they are one of the top teams in the state, pulling a way in the second half for an 80-35 win on Tuesday night, Jan. 26.
 
“Anytime when you get beat like we got beat, you can point to a lot of different areas,” coach Clint Coles said. “Wimberley is a team that’s in the top 10, top 15, depending on where you’re looking, so the first two quarters were encouraging.”
 
Cuero played with improved focus on both end of the court in the opening half, moving the ball well and making opportunities.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Wimberley clips Lady Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Starting out strong was not a problem for the Lady Gobblers on Tuesday night, Jan. 26 against district-foe Wimberley. Cuero was in the game the entire first half, tied at 12 late in the second quarter and trailing by only eight at the half, but the Texans took control early in the second half, en route to a 44-28 win, moving Wimberley into sole possession of first in the district following Navarro’s loss to La Vernia the same night.
 
“We started out strong,” coach Amy Crain said. “I was pleased with our effort.”
 
Cuero played well early on both end of the court but continue to have difficulty sustaining the high-intensity over a full four quarters of play.
 
Crain said, “We were beating them on the boards. Coming out in the second half, they [Wimberley] got away in the third quarter.”
 
Tue
02
Feb

Coastal teams now CHS district opponents

Cuero High School will continue to be in Class 4A Division 2 but will see a new list of district opponents according to Monday’s realignment announcement by University Interscholastic League.
 
The Gobblers will now be in District 15 which includes Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Sinton, Sweeny and Wharton.
 
Under the current alignment, Cuero faced Ingleside, Jourdanton, Sinton and Yoakum as district opponents.
 
The new alignment will be for football seasons from 2016 to 2018.
 
Gobbler athletic director Travis Reeve said the non-district opponents will be Houston Kipp Generation High School, Yoakum, Floresville, Gonzales and Columbus.
 
Although Yoakum High School dropped from Class 4A to Class 3A, the coaches have indicated the two cross-county teams will continue their long tradition as gridiron opponents.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Local gymnasts compete at Dallas Cup

The Manning Elite Trampoline and Tumbling Team competed at the Dallas Cup in Allen, Texas on Jan. 21-23. This competition featured over 1,100 athletes, 90 teams and three different countries.
 
Manning Elite came home with eight gold medals, six silver medals and three bronze medals. Manning Elite was also awarded the best level 5 trampoline team and tied for the best level 6 trampoline team.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Wide-open district for young Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Lone senior returner Joey Baker will be called upon to lead the 2016 Gobbler baseball team. Following a first round exit from the playoffs last season, the young team is looking to make a playoff push this year with several key spots to fill. Other than Baker, Cuero returns several other players who will look to lead the young squad.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Focus is the key for Cuero softball team

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Softball coach Cody Miller returns for his second season as head coach of the Lady Gobblers and third with the program. Coach Miller and his team feature high expectations, and with several key returners and talented young players, the foundation is in place.
 
Coach Miller and four returners talked about their goals for the 2016 season, and athletic achievement was not the only point of emphasis.
 
“I think one of the main things we have to maintain is our focus and have a positive attitude regardless of the situations that might be thrown at us,” coach Miller said. “I think we dealt well with adversity last year. We had some injuries. Weather was not the best. We had a couple of tough losses. We stayed together; we had each other’s back. We excelled when we needed to in the toughest situations.”
 
Tue
02
Feb

Former Gobbler named AD, head football coach for Big Spring Steers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Former Cuero Gobbler quarterback Clint Finley was named the head football coach and athletic director for the Big Spring Steers on Tuesday, Jan. 26, per a report by the Midland Reporter-Telegram. Clint was approved by the Big Spring ISD board of trustees in a special meeting that afternoon.
 
Clint’s predecessor, Phillip Ritchey, announced his retirement in December 2015 following eight seasons with the school.
 
Clint is no stranger to Big Spring, as his father and former Cuero head football coach, Mickey Finley, was the defensive coordinator at the school from 1986-1987. Mickey coached Cuero to two state finals appearances in the 1990s (1993 and 1998) with Clint leading the Gobbler offense during the 1993 season.
 
Tue
26
Jan

Kitty Kats struggle with fatigue

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown Kitty Kat Stephanie Mattox went 6 for 6 in free throws scoring a total of 12 points, but it was not enough for Yorktown to take the district win against the Kenedy Leopards last Friday night at home court.

The Kitty Kats were fluid in the first half passing inside and dominating rebounds both offense and defense. Laycee Guerrero made three steals for a fast break to put points on the board. Kaylee Deuser made some good steals and assists to help the team. Daniel Hernandez was aggressive on defense with a few steals of her own and some good drives down the court. Yorktown led in the half 21-14.

For the second half the Kitty Kats showed fatigue.

Yorktown basketball coach Bruno Mata said, ‘In the first half we were refreshed. By the second half we were tired. The stats showed that.”

In the first half Guerrero put up 9-points on the board. In the second she made 5-points.

Tue
26
Jan

Wildcats take third straight district win

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Wildcats picked up two more district wins this past week against Pettus and Kenedy for a 3-0 district record.

Yorktown played Pettus on Jan. 19 in Pettus coming from behind for a 70-50 victory.

It was during the second half that the Wildcat defense stepped up their game with a total of 17 steals and 20 rebounds.

Offensively Wyatt Koricanek hit 50 percent of his shooting scoring for a total of 25 points (hitting three three-pointers). Jamel Wade averaged 52.38 percent of his shooting for 26 points.

Yorktown faced the Kenedy Lions last Friday night at home court. It was a fast paced game where the game was decided on free throws.

The game was 21-21 at the end of the second half until Wyatt Koricanek broke the tie with a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the half 24-21.

Tue
26
Jan

Lady Pirates lose to McMullen

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The McMullen County Cowgirls basketball team took an early lead and never let go defeating the Nordheim Lady Pirates 26-58.

The Lady Pirates had difficulty passing with the Cowgirl’s full court man-to-man press and boxed out nearly everytime at the basket.

Nordheim showed good presence defensively. Emily Jennings and Jade Williams played good pressure defense as well as Haley Wilson with several steals in the game.

There was not a player on the Cowgirls that could not shoot and the team understood the term boxing out on both offense and defense.

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