Sports

Tue
17
Nov

Lady Gobblers hang on, defeat Industrial in basketball season-opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Despite two starters being injured and a late comeback attempt, the Cuero Lady Gobblers basketball team held on for a season-opening victory over the Industrial Cobras, 51-46 on Thursday night, Nov. 12.
 
“It’s always great to start off the season with the W,” coach Amy Crain said. 
 
Cuero quickly jumped ahead to a 4-0 lead before Industrial scored nine of the next 11 points and would lead, 18-10, after the first quarter.
 
Crain said, “First game jitters, we started out a little slow, I was proud of the effort of the girls, then we got into a rhythm that second quarter.”
 
The three-pointer was alive early for the Cobras, taking them to their first quarter lead and allowing them to set up their full-court press which caused trouble for Cuero to get through at times.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Cuero to face Devine in area playoffs

A trip to the regional round of the state playoffs will be on the line when Cuero faces the Devine Warhorses (10-1) this Friday night. After defeating the Port Isabel Tarpons, the Gobblers will face a Warhorse team which has only lost one game this season to Laredo LBJ.
 
Cuero and Devine last met in the opening round of the 2010 playoffs in Floresville with the Gobblers narrowly coming out on top, 29-28. Cuero was only one year removed from a near trip to the state championship when they last battled Devine. Pouring down rain forced a long delay in this contest, and a stop by the Gobbler defense on a two point conversion attempt cemented the win on the final play of the game.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Pregame: Yorktown may have advantage over La Pryor

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
Yorktown Wildcats (9-2) will have their gridiron area championship game against the La Pryor Bulldogs (11-0) Friday, Nov. 20 in San Antonio at the South San Antonio ISD Bobcat Stadium.
 
The Bulldogs have out scored their opponents 507 to 125 and none of the games played were close. This indicates they have not had too much pressure against their offense.
 
According to Yorktown coach Ty Robinson the Bulldogs run a split back rear, multiple down hill running offense. They have a simular philosophy to Yorktown of getting three to four yards per play.
 
Tue
17
Nov

11 Lady Gobblers named to District 26-4A All-District for volleyball

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
All-district awards have been announced for District 26-4A with many athletes from the Lady Gobblers earning accolades including junior Martina Stavinoha as co-offensive MVP.
 
Academic all-district selections included Grace Andrews (freshman), Abby Bridges (junior), Mia Knetig (senior), Mary Kate Krueger, (senior) Stavinoha (junior), Kaleigh Patek (junior) and Kaelen Sievers (senior). To qualify for the academic all-district team, student-athletes must have a 90 or above average in their classes.
 
Lauren Parker (junior), Andrews, Shanice Nelson (sophomore), Tory Littles (sophomore) and Autumn Gamez (junior) were chosen as honorable mention all-district.
 
Second teamers from Cuero included Knetig and Krueger, while Sievers earned first team nods.
 
Tue
17
Nov

Gobblers handle Tarpons in bi-district win

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Coach Travis Reeve summed up Zech Hopkins’ performance perfectly following Cuero’s 48-14 bi-district victory over the Port Isabel Tarpons.
 
“He’s a beast; he’s a beast,” Reeve said.
 
Hopkins powered for four rushing touchdowns in the first half behind the Gobblers impressive offensive line, pacing Cuero to a 34-0 halftime advantage over the Tarpons.
 
Reeve said, “It was a heck of a performance by not only him [Hopkins] but our offensive line as well. I thought they all played great.”
 
Tue
17
Nov

Wildcats clip wings of Eagles

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View
 
The question: “Could the Wildcats defend a dominant passing team?” The answer was found after Yorktown defeated the Milano Eagles 38-12 for bi-district championship last Thursday at Giddings High School Stadium.
 
Yorktown kick off team started off quick stopping the kick off return receiver at their own 6-yard line. Milano, at 3 and 7 threw a big pass to the Yorktown 42-yard line. They followed with a double reverse for another 25 yards. The next play was a pass into the end zone intercepted by Damian Ramirez.
 
Ramirez said, “They always pass to #8 so I stayed close to him. When I caught the ball I tried to get some yards and get away from the safety zone as far as I could.”
 
Fri
13
Nov

Kitty Kats regional quarter final champions

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Thirty-two district champions entered playoffs. Twenty-four of those teams made it to regional quarter finals. Of that number only 13 made it to regional semifinals. Yorktown is one of them after defeating Three Rivers 3-0 on Nov. 10 in Pleasanton.

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “Making the regional tournament and being part of the sweet sixteen is always an honor and a goal we work toward. It's something special each time you make it this far.”

The Kitty Kats took Three Rivers nearly by storm 25-13, 25-20, 25-9.

“When I see 31-4 that says they are pretty good. One of those losses was against us. A lot can change since we played them last,” Alexander said. “Our girls went in like it was work. They were not fired up any different than with any of the games during district play. They came in to take care of business.”

Thu
12
Nov

District 26-4A all-district volleyball awards announced

Eleven athletes from the Cuero Lady Gobbler volleyball team were selected as all-district performers. Junior Martina Stavinoha was named co-offensive MVP.
 
Academic all-district selections included Grace Andrews (freshman), Abby Bridges (junior), Mia Knetig (senior), Mary Kate Krueger, (senior) Stavinoha (junior), Kaleigh Patek (junior) and Kaelen Sievers (senior). To qualify for the academic all-district team, student-athletes must have a 90 or above average in their classes.
 
Lauren Parker (junior), Andrews, Shanice Nelson (sophomore), Tory Littles (sophomore) and Autumn Gamez (junior) were chosen as honorable mention all-district.
 
Second teamers from Cuero included Knetig and Krueger, while Sievers earned first team nods.
 
Read next week's (Nov. 18) edition of The Cuero Record for the full story.
Tue
10
Nov

Yorktown Wildcats take care of business defeating Louise 44-38

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

There was no hyped run entering on the Wildcats Stadium as the Wildcats walked arm-in-arms. It was all business and it was business they took care of defeating the Louise Hornets 44-38 finishing runner up in district.

Milam Eckhardt ran his best game of the season with 14 carries for 98 yards rushing. He said, “I followed my tackle Erin Krause. We worked on it at practice over and over again.”

But the most unique plays were not the rushing or the sweeps. Yorktown made three passes for three touchdowns, something the opponents have not seen all season. In fact it was something that this team has not done since 2013.

Yorktown quarterback Jayden Webb said, “We are not much of a passing team. I have been practicing hard working with Coach Threadgill. Nothing but practice and waiting for that opportunity to shine. When I got that chance I took it.”

Tue
10
Nov

Yorktown Kitty Kats area champions

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Kitty Kats (32-7 overall) have made their stand against state ranked 15 Agua Dulce (26-11) in area playoffs with a difinitive win in three sets (25-7, 25-18, 25-6) for match on Nov. 5 at Sinton.

Yorktown volleyball coach Diedre Alexander said, “I am just proud of the way our team has played. They have not played around and have taken care of business. This team will go in and play hard regardless of who is across the net. It is petty impressive that we can hold a team to single digits over and over again.”

Yorktown will be making their tenth appearance at the regional quarter finals.

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