Sports

Tue
27
Oct

Bennett finishes strong season

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero High School senior Jocee Bennett competed in the regional cross country meet Monday, Oct. 26 in Corpus Christi.
 
Bennett finished in 31st place out of 178 runners with a time of 12:58 in the two mile run. Only the top 10 qualified for the state meet in Round Rock.
 
“We were very excited to see her run, and she couldn't wait to run,” coach Roberto Granados said. “She had a great race, unfortunately, she was not able to qualify for state, but now she is motivated to continue to improve for track season.”
 
Bennett will participate in several events during the spring track season, including long distance events and the mile relay.
 
After the race, Bennett quickly took the time to reflect on her final cross country season in high school.
 
Tue
27
Oct

Lady Gobblers miss key opportunity against Canyon Lake

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Canyon Lake visited Cuero’s Lady Gobblers on Tuesday night, Oct. 20. The seventh-ranked Hawks were led by two impressive outside hitters and superb defense. Cuero battled in each set, making the Hawks earn every point but dropped the match in straight sets, (18-25, 15-25, 18-25).
 
“We were real flat,” coach Whitney Coles said.
 
The Lady Gobblers won the first point in each set and kept it close to start each set, before Canyon Lake displayed the prowess and tenacity which has brought them a deserved top-10 ranking in the state 4A poll.
 
Coles said, “We couldn’t get anything exciting going. We still had big hits but no energy.”
 
Martina Stavinoha missed some gametime early in the match with blood on her jersey but still issued a strong performance with eight kills, six blocks and nine digs.
Tue
27
Oct

Kitty Kats win sixth straight district title

The Yorktown Kitty Kats have won their 15th district championship making this the 22nd consecutive year being playoff bound. Seven of these championships have fallen under Yorktown coach Deirdre Alexander, this being the sixth championship in a row.

Coach Alexander said, “We feel like, as a program, we know what it takes to win and what preparation and work has to be put in-in order to be successful and have district championships.”

The Kitty Kats do not take for granted their winning season and it never seems to be old hat.

“You can never take winning for granted,” Alexander said. “It takes work each and every year. Nothing is ever given just because of who you are or what you have previously accomplished. It’s work today just as much as it was yesterday. Just constant focus on the goal.”

In 2013 the Kitty Kats were regional semi-finalists losing to Burton 3-1. In 2014, Yorktown lost in area playoff against Kaufer 2-3.

Tue
27
Oct

Wildcats missed opportunity against Beavers, 14-37

The Yorktown Wildcats probably lost by the best team in the district against themselves after losing to Falls City last Friday night at home 14-37.

There were several momentum shifts in the first half. Falls City had fist possession of the ball. Working the pass and run they scored in two and a half minutes and the 2-point conversion was good, 0-8.

Yorktown quickly answered back on kick-off return when Cy Strieber scored. The 2-point conversion was denied and the Wildcats trailed by two, 6-8.

Falls City passed their way back into the end zone and the 2-point conversion was good for a 6-16 lead.

Falls City had another possession at their own 9-yard line. At first snap Ysidro Garza sacked the quarterback in the end zone for a Wildcat safety. Score 8-16.

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Tue
27
Oct

Gobblers display strong defense against Sinton

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Losing your starting quarterback early in a game against the top team in district on the road does not usually equate to a competitive game. On top of that, the backup was already out with an injury from earlier in the season. The Gobbler defense stepped up, though, before Sinton scored a second touchdown in the final 30 seconds, edging Cuero, 14-10.
“Our defense played great,” head coach Travis Reeve said.
 
Sinton scored on their opening possession of the game following an errant snap for the Gobblers on a punt attempt early in the game. Cuero’s defense would keep the Sinton Pirates offense, whose coordinator is former Cuero coach Rick Owens, off the board until their final drive of the game.
 
An Isaiah Mungia field goal cut the Pirates lead in half in the second quarter, 6-3.
 
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.

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