Sports

Tue
02
Feb

Kitty Kats defeat Charlotte 39-30

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats ended their losing streak after defeating Charlotte 39-30 at home court on Jan. 29.

It was a slow start with Yorktown falling behind in the first period 6-11. Yorktown coach Bruno Mata found a way to allow the girls to get a rest long enough to be able to get over the fatigue as hard as they played throughout the game.

Coach Mata said, “Our second string defense can hold their own long enough to give our first string a short rest. It seems to be working.”

During the second period the Kitty Kats put on the pressure to slow down Charlotte allowing only three points while taking the lead ending the first half 15-14.

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Tue
02
Feb

Ramirez earns top prize

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero High School competed at the Smithville powerlifting meet on Saturday, Jan. 23. Abraham Ramirez came home with the top award of the day, while Dana Mican earned first in the girls 148 pound weight class.
 
“The Smithville powerlifting meet was a good one for us,” coach Jordan Hataway said. “The girls competed well. Ten girls competed at the meet, the most participants that Cuero girls powerlifting has ever had. Individually, Dana Mican placed first in the 148 pound class, beating her closest competitor by 15 pounds. April Reyes placed third with a total of 460 pounds, and Kensley Ley placed fourth with a total of 455 pounds, both competing in the 198 pound class.”
 
Leah Whittington placed fourth in her first meet of the powerlifting season with a total of 630 pounds.
 
Tue
02
Feb

Lady Gobbler golf hits the links

Cuero High School’s varsity girls golf team took part in the Victoria West spring invitational on Monday, Jan. 25 at Colony Creek Golf Course in Victoria. The Lady Gobblers finished seventh out of 13 teams with a total score of 452. Jocelyn Villafranca paced Cuero with a score of 96. She was followed by Mary Kate Krueger (97), Marlee Schiffbauer (128) and Kerstyn Saenz (131). Pictured from left are coach Wes Condra, Saenz, Schiffbauer, Krueger and Villafranca. The girls team will next compete on Feb. 11 at Republic Golf Course in San Antonio. The first event for the boys team is scheduled for Feb. 12-13 at Pleasanton Country Club. Both teams will play a district preview at River Bend Golf Club in Floresville on Feb. 17.
 
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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.
 

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