Sports

Tue
22
Dec

Haas named 1st Team All-State by AP Sports Editors

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Three Gobbler football players were selected to the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 4A all-state team, released Tuesday, Dec. 15, headlined by first-team selection Haden Haas.
 
Cuero’s impressive rush offense would not have been possible without the talented work in the trenches from the offensive linemen. Haas, a junior, assisted in the Gobbler offense averaging 265 yards per game on the ground and over six yards per carry.
 
On the defensive side, seniors Mike Hopkins (lineman) and Zech Hopkins (linebacker) earned honorable mention honors. Mike and Zech helped anchor a defense which only allowed 233 yards per game on average throughout the season, 118 rushing and 115 passing.
 
During Cuero’s playoff run to the state semifinals, the defense allowed 189 yards per game, less than 77 on the ground.
 
Tue
22
Dec

Baker selected for Jr. Academic All-American Bowl

Cody Baker was officially invited to participate in the Bret Cooper Football Junior Academic All American Bowl in Dallas on Jan. 2, 2016. This honor is distinctive because no other youth game in the country has an academic and character-related requirement for an All-American selection. Cody was one of 60 selected to the bowl with over 30,000 players viewed for this prestigious position in the selection process.
 
Each Junior All-American bowl will be in an East vs. West format with ex-NFL players as head coaches.
 
Cody, aka “Bean,” started playing football with Cuero Cyfl at six years old. He is now 11 years old and currently playing in the Tyfa League with the Yoakum Outlawz. His positions are fullback and linebacker. Cody is looking froward to starting seventh grade football as a Gobbler next year.
Tue
22
Dec

Ellis shoots first deer

Kyle Ellis shot his first deer, an eight point buck, while hunting with his dad on Dec. 5 on his family’s land in Dewitt County. Kyle is the son of Steven and Amanda Ellis and brother of Katelyn Ellis, who also shot her third deer this year.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
22
Dec

Kitty Kats slide past Lady Pirates in OT

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats had to make some adjustments with their basketball players just days before playing Nordheim last Friday, Dec. 18 while at home.

Yorktown coach Bruno Mata said, “I was more worried about the girls having the chemistry after what we lost recently with girls leaving. But these girls have heart and character and were competitive.”

The Lady Pirates and Kitty Kats were tied after the first quarter 6-6. Some adjustments were made with the Yorktown defense that shut down Nordheim scoreless in the second quarter with Yorktown taking the lead 14-6.

Mata said, “Our defense will carry us. It is easier to teach and coach.”

Nordheim came out strong in the third outscoring Yorktown 10-4. The Lady Pirates caused many turnovers and the Kitty Kats’s inexperience with some of the players started to show on offense.

Tue
22
Dec

Yorktown ISD AD recaps fall athletics

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

With fall classes at a close Yorktown Independent School District can look back and see some great success in regards to the athletic program.

Athletic director Ty Robinson said, “This is not unprecedented success but this has been a great start athletically for Yorktown ISD.”

Both girls and boys cross country teams came in second in their district and both qualified to advanced to regional tournament for the second straight year. Yorktown took six girls and seven boys.

The 7th grade volleyball team is coached by Crystal Cobb. They went undefeated. The junior varsity volleyball team, coached by Chelsea McClendon, took first place at the Pettus Tournament and had a 8-1 district season. The varsity were district champions for the sixth straight season and regional semifinalists with an overall 33-8 record.

Tue
15
Dec

Yorktown AD makes statement regarding demotion of Alexander

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

On Monday, Dec. 14, Yorktown head volleyball and girl’s track coach Deirdre Alexander found herself with a new set of responsibilities after being demoted to assistant coach.

She has been head coach of the volleyball team 12 years winning seven district championship with the last six straight title wins in a row. She has helped take the Kitty Kats to playoffs every year as head coach with several playoff championships along the way but never making a state playoff appearance.

Yorktown athletic director Ty Robinson wrote this statement as to why he demoted coach Alexander.

Tue
15
Dec

"Girls showed character..."

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats had a non-conference game against the #15 state ranked McMullen County (according to Texas Association of Basketball Coaches) at home on Dec. 8 with a loss 34-24.

The game was like the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” McMullen was fast up and down the court while the Kitty Kats remained steady and paced.

Scoring was slow at the beginning while both teams missed their mark and both teams had strong defensive rebound recoveries. McMullen had the edge with their quick responses to Yorktown’s passing game with several steals but not without Shelby Franke’s aggressive stand on defense knocking the ball out of the ball handlers hands. Yorktown had the lead going into the second period 9-8.

Franke displayed a strong defense. Laycee Guerrero was not herself on the court with her normal defensive game.

Tue
15
Dec

Wildcats step up, fall short against McMullen

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Wildcats certainly proved that they can compete with the best of them after a 10 point loss to #23 state ranked 1A McMullen County at home on Dec. 8.

McMullen started with a full court press against the Wildcats that worked to Yorktown’s favor in the fourth period. During the first period McMullen outplayed the Wildcats offensively and picked off several passes to take a considerable lead 7-14. In the second period they had E. Queen’s number stealing many of his passes to his teammates. The half ended with Yorktown behind 17-26.

During the third period Yorktown nearly shut down McMullen’s offense to 5-points and closing the gap 26-31.

Tue
15
Dec

Football All-District teams announced

All-District selections have been announced for District 15-4A. Sinton led all teams with 22 players earning all-district honors, followed by Cuero with with 20, Yoakum with 19, Ingleside with 13 and Jourdanton with six.
 
Cuero and Sinton split the eight MVP awards. Elex Martinez was named offensive MVP. Mike Hopkins earned defensive line MVP. Zech Hopkins claimed defensive skill MVP honors, and freshman Keiran Grant was district newcomer of the year.
 
Sinton quarterback Colton Colton Cohea was overall district MVP. Robert Knox was defensive MVP. Chase Herrig was named offensive line MVP, and wide receiver Mark Villarreal earned offensive skill MVP honors.
 
Tue
15
Dec

YISD Trustees hear coaching change concerns

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Earlier in the day on Monday, Dec. 14 Yorktown Athletic Director Ty Robinson demoted head volleyball coach Deirdra Alexander as head coach for volleyball and girls track.

Yorktown Independent School District trustees held their regular scheduled meeting last night at the YJHS Library.

At the meeting there was standing room only from young to old. A majority were there to give support and express their concern to the board as to why coach Alexander was demoted.

The board opened the meeting allowing the five people, who signed a request form, to speak publically about the issues. The board could not respond, by policy, to any of the allegations or comments from the speakers.

Amanda Thamm expressed her concern that the athletic director let another coach go after serving over a decade. She expressed how the AD is doing a disservice to the school and it’s programs.

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