Sports

Tue
06
Oct

Wildcats take fifth straight win

All that could be heard in the visitor’s locker room, after the game was, “Whatever Bruni was ranked, we are ranked higher” and “We are the champions” after the Yorktown Wildcats defeated the Bruni Badgers 14-12 last Friday night in Three Rivers.

It was a matter of who will break first. Both teams played tough defense but the Wildcats played harder. Highlight play was when Bruni was on their own 25-yard line. The Wildcat defense stepped up the intensity of their game sacking the Badger quarterback. The following play Jamel Wade picked off the QB’s wide sweep, cutting the legs from beneath him. The following play forced the Badgers to punt. K.J. Shultz blocked the punt picked up by Ryan Zuniga. He was tackled inside the Bruni 2-yard line and the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats had their opportunity to score. They made three attempts up the middle for no gain and lost the ball in turnovers.

Tue
06
Oct

Gobblers make strides in final non-district game

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
In their final tune-up before the start of district competition, the Cuero Gobblers battled with the undefeated Giddings Buffaloes, scoring on their first possession but coming up short, 45-26. The Gobblers moved the ball more on the offensive side, but defensive miscues were once again costly.
 
“I thought we made good strides this week,” head coach Travis Reeve said. “We still made some mistakes that kept us from winning the game.”
 
Senior quarterback Elex Martinez continued to run the ball well for the Gobblers, totaling 135 yards and two touchdowns, while freshman wide-receiver Jordan Whittington claimed his top receiving effort of his young varsity career. Whittington snagged four catches for 66 yards including a long of 39.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Kitty Kats sweep Runge in three

Nearing the second round of district play, the Yorktown Kitty Kats are playing harder with serving and making difficult plays to prepare for the playoffs. The Runge Lady Jackets felt the brunt as the Kitty Kats won in three straight sweeps.

In the first game Shelby Franke served seven straight serves before Runge could get a handle on it. Five more serves came across before Franke served it out of bounds. Kaylee Dueser and Emily Gwosdz finished out the game with Runge having difficulty in serve and receive. Kitty Kats won 25-7.

Game two Runge had a little time to adjust and take advantage of Yorktown’s serving out of bounds. The game was close up to 8-5. The harder serves from Yorktown returned to extend and end the game 25-14.

Mon
05
Oct

Bay City cross country meet

Results from the Bay City cross country meet are as follows: Brittany Gonzales, 10th place, 14:01; Ally Lott, 26th place; Jocee Bennett, 4th place, 13:34; Payton Walk, 36th place, 20:23; Tomas Vandeveer, 41st place, 20:40; Lillie Vandeveer, 20th place, 16:37; Kimberly Hang, 28th place, 17:53; Brooke Windle, 3rd place, 14:34; Teresa Garza, 14th place, 15:52; Damian Brazil, 54th place, 16:37.

Photos contributed by Michele Bennett

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.
 
Contributed photo
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.
 

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