Sports

Tue
27
Oct

Nordheim Pirates boy's CC advance to regionals

The Nordheim ISD cross country teams ran at the District 32 cross country meet in Tilden on Oct. 15. The boy’s varsity team was most surprising.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “We almost had a team go to regionals, but you have to have five for a team.”

Eli Julian, Daniel Villarreal, Braden Villarreal and William Anderson finished in the top five with Eli finishing first.

Coach Williams said, “All the guys ran a personal best. The course was really easy compared to the other ones we ran at. There were no hills or anything like that. They all ran really well and that was good.”

Julian ran a 15:11 three mile, two minutes 50 seconds ahead of second place runner. D. Villarreal ran third, 18:19; B. Villarreal ran 4th, 18:35; Anderson ran 5th, 18:47.

Each one will run at regionals.
 

Tue
20
Oct

Powderpuff football game held at Gobbler Stadium

By Colton Oglesby
Cuero High School senior
 
Parents, friends, and Cuero students piled into Gobbler Stadium Friday evening, Oct. 16. They were not there for the usual Friday night lights but the high school's Powderpuff flag football game. Roles were reversed as male students wore cheer uniforms, attempting to recreate actual cheers, as girls warmed up on the turf, clad in old uniforms. This tradition isn't new but is only the tenth installment since 2005 after being banned by administration decades ago because of the girls becoming too physical during the games. 
 
Tue
20
Oct

CJHS district cross country meet

Cuero’s junior high cross country team competed at their district meet Saturday, Oct. 17. Pictured from left are eighth grader, Lillie Vandeveer, seventh graders, Teresa Garza, Brooke Wendel and Amber Buchhorn and coach Roberto Granados.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
20
Oct

Special Olympics Fall Classic

The DeWitt-Lavaca Special Olympics athletes competed at the 2015 Annual Fall Classic, Oct. 8-10, in Bryan/College Station. The athletes competed in golf and were rewarded with medals for their efforts.  
 
The results are as follows: golf individual skills, Tasha Balzer-bronze; Lana Franta-bronze. Golf alternate shots, Clayton Belicek/Carlos Rodriguez-gold; Joyce Carpenter/John Carpenter-silver; Kaylie Herrington/Jerry Tanner-bronze; Kasey Hoch/Claude Hoch-bronze; William Lawrence/Trevor McGee-gold; Brandon Morrow/Darrell Morrow-gold.
 
In addition to the competition, special events such as Opening Ceremonies/Celebration Dance and Athletes’ Village and Wellness Park with various clinics and demonstrations rounded out the experience for the athletes, coaches and families.
 
Everyone had a great time, and they are looking forward to next year’s competition.
Tue
20
Oct

Bennett advances to regionals

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Starke Park in Seguin was the site of the 2015 district meet for Cuero High School and district 26. Senior Jocee Bennett of Cuero placed third in the two mile race and will advance to the regional meet Oct. 26 in Corpus Christi.
 
Cuero cross country coach, Roberto Granados, was pleased with the all-around effort of his team at the district meet.
 
“This year our team was very young and inexperienced, but the runners ran great,” Granados said. “The varsity girls placed fifth with Jocee Bennett qualifying for regionals. It was a great season, and we can’t wait to see how Jocee performs at regionals. Job well done Gobblers.”
 
Bennett finished with a time of 12 minutes and 38 seconds. After the race, Bennett talked about what she enjoys most about cross country and what she felt like she improved most on during the season.
Tue
20
Oct

Sinton football preview

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Elex Martinez and the Cuero Gobblers will look for an important district victory on Friday night, when they head to Sinton to take on the undefeated pirates. Last season, Cuero lost 41-26 to the Pirates despite a heroic 270 yard rushing performance from D’Anthony Hopkins.
 
Hopkins’ younger brother, Zech, has carried the bulk of the goal-line work for the Gobblers this season, but it may come down to how he and Tyler Edwards play on the defensive side of the ball.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Cuero hosts National Canoe Championships

This year Cuero was selected to host the National Stock Aluminum Canoe and Kayak Championships on the Guadalupe river. There was a great turn out for all events including the recreational classes. Participants from all over the state of Texas were in attendance as well as paddlers from Missouri, Arkansas, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Ontario. 
 
The men’s aluminum race on Saturday, Oct. 10 was a hard fought battle among several of the top teams. 
 
Andrew Condie and Clay Wyatt both from Martindale, Texas were the fastest down the 14 mile course in the open division.
 
In the men’s masters class Bob Spain from Austin and partner Peter Heed from Keene, New Hampshire placed first.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Little Gobbler football

Cuero’s Little Gobbler football teams hosted the Calhoun Ravens Saturday, Oct. 17 at Gobbler Stadium. Cuero and Calhoun both won two of their four games on the day. Cuero’s freshmen won, 19-7, and the junior white team won, 25-19. The junior green team lost, 39-0, and the senior team lost, 43-24. Little Gobbler freshmen quarterback, Jaxon Marie, is pictured in the second quarter of their win over the Calhoun Ravens.
 
Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record
Tue
20
Oct

Lady Gobblers rally past district foe Wimberley

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
“Don’t let up!”
 
Those were the words of coach Whitney Coles during the decisive fifth set against district foe Wimberley Tuesday, Oct. 13.
 
The Lady Gobblers trailed two sets to one and were down in the fourth set before coming back and earning a critical district victory (20-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9).
 
Trailing 11-7 in the fourth set, coach Coles called a timeout. Cuero had already battled in three tough sets to start the match and had only won one. Something hit home in that game-changing timeout, as the Lady Gobblers went on an 8-2 run and 18-5 run to close out the set.
 
After the match, coach Coles talked about how this was their first five-set match of this season, but they were 5-0 last season in matches that went five sets.
 
Tue
20
Oct

Yorktown boys, girls cross country head to regionals

The Yorktown cross country teams met in Three Rivers for the District 30-2A meet on Oct. 14. Charlotte, Falls City, Kenedy, Pettus, Three Rivers, and Yorktown competed.

Yorktown coach Michael Blasche said, “Claire Robinson passed two runners in the last 60 yards of the race to finish ninth place.”

Competing for the Kats in the two mile district meet were Claire Robinson, 9th place medalist with a time of 16:09; Robin Naranjo, 13th; Alexis Longoria, 14th; Annie Ochoa, 16th; Jessica Garcia, 17th; Taylor Beckham, 22th.                                                                                      

Competing for the Wildcats at the three mile district meet were Stephen Wagner, 5th place medalist with a time of 21:23; Brian Metting, 10th place medalist with a time of 23:01; Luke Romans, 13th; Javier Reza, 15th; Wyatt Koricanek, 19th; Jeremiah Good, 22th; Bailey Parrett, 26th.

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