Sports

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.

Tue
20
Oct

Wildcats pounce Lions 52-0

The Yorktown Wildcats were loose, fluid and well coached resulting in a pounce of the Kenedy Lions last Friday night at Lion’s Stadium 52-0.

Kenedy started with ball in the opening of the first quarter and had control four minutes into the game. It was a long first half for the Lions as the Wildcat defense limited their offense to 88-yards rushing and forced them to punt three times.

Yorktown Jamel Wade had 3 possessions for 120 yards and 3 touchdowns. His first possession of the ball, on the Wildcat’s first play, was a 27-yard touchdown. In simular fashion, the Wildcats, on their own 15-yard line, handed the ball to Wade once again. Wade threw off, dodged or spun five tacklers for an 85-yard touchdown. His third carry occurred during the second quarter where he ran up the middle for an 8-yard TD.

Tue
13
Oct

7th graders place 3rd at tourney

Cuero’s seventh grade Lady Gobbler volleyball team placed third at the Gonzales tournament on Saturday, Sept. 26. Pictured are from left, front row, Madison Gibson, Camryn Welch, Brooke Wendel, Ellen Toney, Kaidence Dolan, middle row, Julia Norris, Sophia Davis, Allison Hahn, Peyton Timpone, back row, Marissa Whittington, Ibree Coe and Clayre Pullin.
 
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Tue
13
Oct

Lady Gobblers split matches

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
After earning two key wins the previous week to wrap up the first half of district competition, the Lady Gobbler volleyball team visited the Navarro Lady Panthers on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Cuero won the first set before losing the next three in a highly competitive match (25-21, 14-25, 19-25, 12-25).
 
“We played our guts out,” coach Whitney Coles said.
 
Kaelen Sievers and Martina Stavinoha rattled-off a combined 26 kills, while Mia Knetig claimed 29 assists, and Mary Kate Krueger earned a team-high eight digs.
 
Defensively, Navarro was very disciplined, something which stood out to Cuero’s coach.
 
Coles said, “Navarro is really good. They’re the best defensive team I’ve ever seen.”
 
Cuero was in control at the start of the match, playing at top form.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Gobblers earn district win over Yoakum

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero took care of business on Friday night, Oct. 9, defeating longtime rival Yoakum in their district opener, 28-18. After the Gobblers defense shutout the Bulldogs for the opening three quarters, Yoakum scored three times in the final quarter, but Cuero held on for a crucial win.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “It’s big. We talked about this was a new season for us.”
 
The Gobblers opened the season with a 2-1 record before slipping the next three weeks. With the win over Yoakum, Cuero is 1-0 in district and exactly where they need to be going into their bye week.
 
Cuero outgained Yoakum 253 to 159 while only completing one of two passes. Keiran Grant led the way with 94 yards rushing, 80 in the first half followed by Elex Martinez with 76 yards and Zech Hopkins with 73 yards.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Kitty Kats take Nordheim, Refugio in three sets each

The Yorktown Kitty Kats swept up two wins this past week; one against Nordheim on Oct. 6 and one against Refugio on Oct. 9.

Yorktown 3 Nordheim 0

With the game against Nordheim the Lady Pirates had some fight early on that eventually waned in game three. In game one the Lady Pirates showed some spunk blocking Emily Gwosdz’s attempt to kill the ball. However, Nordheim could not capitalize while making serves as many went out of bounds.

Yorktown took advantage of the lead to fine tune difficult plays taking Nordheim 25-11.

During game two Nordheim had the lead 5-4 while Yorktown played their JV team. Yorktown coach Dierdre Alexander put the varsity back into play to take the lead 13-6 before playing the junior varsity again. Lady Pirate Samantha Ryan-Hansen played strong up front with a few blocks and some kills but not enough to carry the team with serve receive. Yorktown won 25-11.

Tue
06
Oct

Nordheim Cross Country team looks promising

The Nordheim cross country team went to the Kenedy Cross Country meet on Oct. 3 and returned with much expected results and then some.

There were 30 boys to compete in the varsity class. Eli Julian finished first in the three mile with a time of 16:24.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, “Eli is running fast. That was his fastest three mile he has ever ran. He is looking good for another return trip to state.”

Braden Villarreal placed 11th, 19:30; Daniel Villarreal placed 12th, 19:36; William Anderson placed 13th, 19:38.

“The boys team will most likely win district,” Williams said.

In the junior varsity girls class, Ali Hubbell finished 10th with a time of 16:27.

In the junior varsity boys class, David Torres finished 15th; Deric Torres 30th; Jakob Denton 33rd.

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Tue
06
Oct

Cuero vs. Yoakum preview

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Before Ruby goes for an unparalleled fourth straight victory in the Great Gobbler Gallop, Cuero and Yoakum will renew an in-county rivalry which spans over a century. The Gobblers come into their 106th meeting with the Bulldogs looking for a big win to open district. Cuero leads the all time series, 67-32-6.
 
Cuero snapped a three game skid to Yoakum last season, beating the Bulldogs, 44-34, in Yoakum before falling to the Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium in Victoria during the regional playoffs, 43-34. It was the first ever playoff meeting between the DeWitt County foes.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Connor, Barrea earn gold

Two Special Olympic athletes from Cuero Intermediate School competed at the Area 13 Special Olympics Bocce Tournament in Austin on Friday, Oct. 2. Noah Connor placed first in singles and received a gold medal. Sammy Barrera placed second in singles and received a silver medal. Sammy and Noah competed in the doubles and won gold. They out scored two teams from Leander. They were accompanied by Peggy Schorre, Head of Delegation/Coach and Bobbi Rankin, Coach. Pictured from left is Noah and Sammy.
 
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