Sports

Tue
12
Jan

Gobbler basketball drops home-opener to La Vernia

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
District is already underway for the Gobbler basketball team. Cuero dropped their home-opener, 77-36, at the hands of the La Vernia Bears. The young Gobblers are showing signs of improvement, but there is still much work to be done.
 
“I think overall we have a better handle on defensively what we wanna do,” coach Clint Coles said.
 
Defensively, Cuero tallied a season-high 39 rebounds and 61 total. Freshman Jordan Whittington led the Gobblers with 10 boards (4 offensively, 6 defensively). Whittington also tied for the team lead in steals (3).
 
Tue
05
Jan

Pirates bring more to the court

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Pirates may have their best year and currently have an overall record of 11-4 and not short of players.

Last year the Pirates had eight players compared to this year’s 11 players and lost after the first round in playoffs.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “We are trying to add more depth. Last year we were six deep and they had to play a lot of minutes and still work on defense. This year, if we can get our defense and rebounding together, we have a shot to second or third round in playoffs.”

Senior Eli Julian may be the highest scorer on the team but it does not come without the help of his teammates.

“Julian gets a lot of points because how the team works together. During the first game against Yorktown, D.J. Anderson had 11 assists and nine of them were to Eli. They do a good job finding each other,” said Williams.

Tue
05
Jan

Lady Pirates young but determined

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Lady Pirates are back in the gym learning basic mathematics and reading as it applies to basketball, and they only have until January 12 to put it all together before their first district game.

The Lady Pirates started a little slow in the beginning with five losses before they started to see any wins. Currently, they are 4-8.

Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “We go in with the mind set this is going to be a loss and our playing reflects what we believe.”

The Lady Pirates do not lack size and have a strong defensive presence on the court.

“I want my players to be a pest and force the other team to make mistakes. Our defensive girls can do that. We can read the opponents offense but once that shot goes up we have a tendency to watch the ball instead of boxing them out,” said Castillo.

There is not one particular player that really stands out in terms of performance.

Tue
05
Jan

Three Lady Gobblers earn TSWA All-State honors

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
The Texas Sports Writers Association have named their 2015 All-State volleyball Teams. Three Lady Gobblers were named to the 4A team including district co-offensive MVP Martina Stavinoha.
 
Stavinoha, a junior, was named to the first team as a middle blocker, while seniors Kaelen Sievers and Mary Kate Krueger also earned recognition. Sievers was named to the third team as a middle blocker, and Krueger was named honorable mention all-state as an outside hitter.
 
Stavinoha tallied a team-high 588 kills along with 122 blocks, 176 digs and 41 aces. Sievers notched 467 kills, 162 blocks, 122 digs and 32 aces. Krueger totaled 202 kills, 36 blocks, 50 assists, 220 digs and 40 aces.
 
Last season, Stavinoha was named to the second team, while Sievers was honorable mention all-state.
 
Tue
29
Dec

2016 Gobbler basketball district schedule

Jan. 2 — @Wimberley*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 5 — La Vernia*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 8 — @Canyon Lake*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 12 — Yoakum*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 15 — @Gonzales*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 19 — @Navarro*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 22 — Open
Jan. 26 — Wimberley*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Jan. 29 — @La Vernia*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Feb. 2 — Canyon Lake*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Feb. 5 — @Yoakum*,9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Feb. 9 — Gonzales*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m. 
Feb. 12 — Navarro*, 9/JV/V, 6:30/5/8 p.m.
Tue
29
Dec

2015 Gobbler Football

The Cuero Gobbler football team finished the 2015 season with a record of 9-6, earning a trip to the state semifinals for the first time since 2009. Cuero was defeated by West Orange-Starke who went on to win the state title over Celina. The Gobblers overcame early-season injuries and a 2-4 start to reach the semifinals, defeating previously undefeated Navarro and Sinton during their playoff run. For more information on this season and Gobbler history, read this week’s salute tab in The Cuero Record. Call 275-3464 to subscribe to The Record.

Tue
22
Dec

Yorktown out hustle Nordheim for win, 49-48

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

It was a game that had everyone involved. So much that the Yorktown Police Department was called in for assistance in the event a fight broke out.

The Nordheim Pirates played the Yorktown Wildcats in Yorktown. These two teams have already faced each other three times this year with Nordheim winning. With Yorktown at home court the Wildcats wanted to ensure in a different out come.

Yorktown coach Lane Shands said, “We set up differently in the beginning by taking Nordheim’s Eli Julian out of the game. We traded our best defender for their best offender. We played 4 and 4.”

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “You can’t play basketball depending on one person. If they want to go box in one, I’ll play 4 on 4. I’ll take my chances with my four against their four.”

The first half Nordheim trailed Yorktown 27-26 and the two teams never let up. At the end of the third quarter Yorktown slipped behind 36-37.

Tue
22
Dec

Lady Gobblers drop district-opener to Navarro Panthers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Turnovers and missed free throws were costly for the Lady Gobblers in their district-opener against Navarro on Tuesday night, Dec. 15. The Lady Panthers capitalized on a 13-2 second quarter run and held on for a 40-31 win.
 
“I was proud of the kids,” coach Amy Crain said. “We did dig a hole. We started slow, got into some foul trouble. Our shots wouldn’t fall. Those things were a lot to overcome.”
 
Navarro jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter before Cuero scored their first points. Navarro controlled the pace of play early with their clean ball movement and scoring to set up their full court press.
 
The second quarter started with a little more energy from the Lady Gobblers, but Navarro still went on a run which included back-to-back three pointers. At the half, the Lady Panthers led, 22-6.
 
Tue
22
Dec

Gobblers shift from football field to basketball court with new team

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following an impressive run to the state semifinals for the Gobbler football team, some players will now trade in their cleats for basketball shoes, as basketball season is officially underway for the guys at Cuero High School. Coach Clint Coles will lead an entirely new team in his third year at the helm of the program.
 
Last season, Cuero set several team records including a six game winning steak to start district and 10 overall in district competition, as the Gobblers advanced to the bi-district round of playoffs. This season’s team will have a revamped varsity lineup from top to bottom with many players from last year’s team having graduated. Defensive specialist Zech Hopkins may return to the team during the district campaign in the spring, and he would be the only potential returner.
 
Tue
22
Dec

20 Gobblers earn all-district honors

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
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.
 
Martinez accounted for 2,212 total yards and 22 touchdowns (189-1,535-20 rushing; 2-38-1 receiving; 58-639-2 passing). Grant totaled 1,087 yards and found the end zone 10 times (146-866-7 rushing; 19-221-3 receiving). Zech Hopkins finished third on team in rushing with 691 yards on 105 carries and 18 touchdowns.
 

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