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Wed
30
Sep

Wildcats get retribution

If momentum has any effect on a game it certainly was the case for the Yorktown Wildcats during non-district play against Woodsboro last Friday night in Eagles Stadium.

The first 20 seconds on the clock were monumental for the Wildcats. On kick-off return Woodsboro attempted the on side kick where Ysidro Garza picked up and ran for a 55-yard touch down. Milam Eckhardt scored on the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Just after kick-off, Woodsboro wanted to swing the momentum back their way by throwing a pass long into the red zone. Jamel Wade intercepted the pass to start the Wildcats on their own 42-yard line. Lightening flashed and the game was put on delay for 30 minutes.

With the momentum nearly gone, the Wildcat defense shut down the Eagles running.

Wed
30
Sep

Kitty Kats on a winning streak

The Yorktown Kitty Kats have a six game winning streak after defeating Kenedy in three and Woodsboro in four this past week.

During the Kenedy game Shelby Franke worked on her jump serve while others worked on serving hard when given the opportunity while ahead by several points. The practice was much to their favor 25-19, 25-9, 25-10.

However, that was not the case when they played Woodsboro. The Lady Eagles gave them some competition with true grit battles. Yorktown did make some mistakes that cost them opportunities while serving and some serve and receive.

The Lady Eagles were on to Emily Gwosdz and Shelby Franke’s front line of attack. They were able to defend, set and score. Kaylee Duesser took advantage of the court tipping the ball and setting up for Halle Martin to take in a few kills. It was not long before the Lady Eagles had to guess who was to get the ball and when losing the match in four games.

Tue
29
Sep

Summary of girls volleyball District 30

The first round of district games are near to the end. Teams that were anticipated to be on top are struggling with growing pains and teams that went under radar are showing that they can compete. Some coaches responded to how their team is doing and what can be expected in the second round of district games.

The Kenedy Leopards are 2-2 in district play. Kenedy coach Amy Hall said, “Our losses to Runge and Yorktown are disappointing in that I feel we did not compete the way we are capable of. I have told the team that if a team is going to beat us, at least make them work their hardest to do so. When we meet those teams again, I want our effort to be better. We need to improve in that area plus win the games that we won in the first round of district play.”

Tue
29
Sep

Cross country team takes part in Islander Splash meet on Saturday in Corpus Christi

Cuero’s cross country team participated in the Islander Splash meet on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Corpus Christi. Pictured from left are Coach Roberto Granados, Dana Mican, Teresa Garza, Amber Buchhorn, Jocee Bennett, Ben Villareal, Ally Lot and Alexis Whitt. Results: Jocee Bennett, 24th, 13:05.2; Alexis Whitt, 128th, 15:16.7; Ally Lott, 135th, 15:29; Benjamin Villareal, 90th, 20:17.3; Thomas Vandeveer, 94th, 20:23.3; Gracie Howard, 40th, 17:14.
 
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Tue
29
Sep

Lady Gobblers defeated in 4 sets

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
After missing the previous match against Wimberley, Martina Stavinoha returned and smashed 20 kills for the Lady Gobblers. Cuero dropped the district match to La Vernia, though, in four sets (23-25, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25).
 
It has been a challenging start to district for the Lady Gobblers, but they continue to battle in each match to the very end.
 
Coach Whitney Coles constantly speaks of her team’s resiliency and senior leadership.
 
Seniors Mary Kate Krueger, Mia Knetig and Kaelen Sievers are tremendous players but also lead well. It has not equated to district wins just yet, but the girls continue to fight in each match until the final point is scored.
 
The Lady Gobblers clawed back from large deficits in each set against the Lady Bears, making them earn each point.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Giddings football game preview

Cuero will face another team from district 11-4A on Friday night in the Gobbler’s final non-district game in preparation for a challenging district campaign. The Gobblers will visit the Giddings Buffaloes, who Cuero doubled up last season, 62-31.
 
Cuero will look to many different players to anchor this season’s matchup, however, while Giddings returns several key players including quarterback Kyle Jones.
 
The Gobblers bolted to an early 28-7 lead after the opening quarter last season, en route to the overwhelming victory but will have to find contributions from other faces in this year’s game.
 
Jones threw for 99 yards against Cuero last season and was named named the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week for 4A during week four of this season with his performance against Columbus, where he threw for 377 yards and seven touchdowns.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Gobblers lose nail-biter to Columbus Cardinals

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It came down to the final moments of the game, the first nail-biter of the season for the Gobblers. In the final home, non-district game of the season, Cuero was edged by the Columbus Cardinals, 21-14.
 
Columbus pounded the ball all night to the tune of 209 yards but more importantly were able to negate the Gobbler offense from seeing the much in the second half. Cuero had averaged roughly 12 possessions per game coming into this contest with the Cardinals but were held to six in this game, two in the second half.
 
In the midst of the limited possessions, the Gobblers still battled for the duration of the game.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “We gave ourselves a chance to win in the end and just didn’t finish it.”
 
Tue
22
Sep

Lady Pirates struggle with errors

The Nordheim Lady Pirates volleyball team had moments of greatness last Friday, Sept. 18 at home but the inconsistencies led them to lose to the Runge Lady Yellow Jackets in four games.

The first game the Lady Pirates could not return any of the serves by Runge for a severe loss of 5-25.

The second match, it was match point up to 9-9. Emily Jennings showed her athleticism with some great sacrifices to help the team take the lead 11-9. Nordheim started to lose the lead at 13-12. They could not return the serves and lost 20-25.

The Lady Pirates picked up the pace during game three and started to communicate on the court. It was the Lady Yellow Jackets that could not return the serves. At 19-16 Samantha Ryan-Hansen made a fierce block up on the net that motivated the Lady Pirates to victory 25-21.

However, the momentum was short lived as Nordheim took their third loss and match at 9-25.

Tue
22
Sep

Wildcats take Yeguas early in game

It was a perfect homecoming Friday night for the Yorktown Wildcats after taking the lead over the Somerville Yeguas in the first half 36-0.

After winning the coin toss, Yorktown elected to kick-off. Reagan Billings kicked to the right where Jeremiah Good recovered the fumble at the Yeguas’ 19-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback Jayden Webb made a 12-yard pass to Milam Eckhardt for a touchdown. Cy Strieber scored on a 2-point conversion to take the lead 8-0.

Tue
22
Sep

Kitty Kats take care of business

It was homecoming night and to watch the Yorktown Kitty Kats volleyball team play last Friday against Pettus, one would believe that they had someplace to go and time was a factor.

The Kitty Kats swept the game in three straight wins; 25-13, 25-7, 25-9.

Shelby Franke has incorporated a jump serve that has benefited the team overall. In 12 serves she made 7 aces and 8 total serve points. Lacee Guerrero has been the team’s constant with 12 serves and 11 points won along with Halle Martin, 9 serves for 8 points won and Kaylee Dueser, 13 serves for 12 points won. Emily Gwosdz was difficult to return the serve with 6 serves for 3 aces.

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “I told the girls when we are up by three points to work on hard serves. I want them to work on them [all season] to be ready for playoffs.”

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