Sports

Tue
15
Sep

Lady Gobblers drop district opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Martina Stavinoha tallied 11 kills, but the Lady Gobblers dropped their district opener in straight sets on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to the Navarro Panthers, (25-23, 25-16, 25-19).
 
The Lady Gobblers played well early, leading and keeping the Panthers on their heels in a very back-and-forth first before being edged by two points.
 
“We played well in set one,” coach Whitney Coles said. “We can play to that level.”
 
Navarro was ranked 13th in the most recent state poll going into the match against Cuero.
 
Sets two and three had more costly mistakes made by the Lady Gobblers.
 
Coles said, “In sets two and three, we made silly mental mistakes.”
 
Cuero still fought throughout the entirety of the match and displayed many strong performances.
Tue
15
Sep

Cross Country competes in Moulton

The cross country season started this past weekend, as the Gobblers visited Moulton on Saturday, Sept. 12. Nine high school athletes participated and four from junior high. Results are as follows: varsity girls: Brittany Gonzales, 21st place, 15:00; Ally Lott, 51st place, 16:25; Audrey Moreno, 30th place, 15:30. Varsity boys: Payton Walk, 39th place, 21:15; Tomas Vandeveer, 25th place, 19:46; Andrew Williams, 67th place, 25:00. JV girls: Alexis Whitt, 6th place, 15:56; Nalicia DuBose, 24th place, 18:22; Gracie Howard, 27th place, 18:34. 8th grade: Lillie Vandeveer, 43rd place, 17:53; Kimberly Hang, 89th place, 20:31. 7th grade: Brooke Windle, 6th place, 15:19; Teresa Garza, 66th place, 19:10. Coach Roberto Granados (far left) is pictured with the cross country team.
 
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Tue
15
Sep

Defense, backfield lead Gobblers over Tigers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Homecoming night in Cuero was not only special for the senior king and queen, Zech Hopkins and Kerstin Timpone who were honored at halftime, but all of Gobbler nation enjoyed a win. Cuero beat the Smithville Tigers, 31-10, keeping them off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter.
 
Following the second straight win of the season for the Gobblers, head coach Travis Reeve said, “I was really proud of our team. It was a hard fought game, and there was a lot of good effort.”
 
Freshman running back Kieran Grant carried the load, rushing for 127 yards on six carries and scoring two of the team’s four touchdowns. Both scores were on his first two rushes of the night.
 
Tue
15
Sep

Wildcats shut down Seahawks running, passing game

Yorktown Wildcats ran for 423 yards and one pass for 5-yards to score six touchdowns against the Riviera Seahawks last Saturday at Calallen Stadium northwest of Corpus Christi.

The game was originally scheduled to be played on Friday and was postponed due to heavy rains in Riviera. The game was rescheduled to be played in Calallen High School for 2 p.m. With partial clouds for shade it did not take long for the Wildcats to take the long drives on the bus to long drives on the field.

The Seahawks had first possession of the ball and maintained possession nearly the whole first quarter taking the lead 0-7 with 19 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

After a brief wake up call by Yorktown head coach Ty Robinson, the Wildcats put it in overdrive and scored in just over two minutes of possession for a 6-7 score. Two point conversion was no good.

Tue
15
Sep

Yorktown JV take championship at Pettus

The Yorktown JV volleyball team took first place at the Pettus Tournament on Sept. 12. They came out in first after pool play. The Kitty Kats defeated Agua Dulce in two games in bracket play and the right to play for championship game. Yorktown defeated West Oso in two games winning the tournament championship. Front row from left are Jessica Garcia, Robin Naranjo, Danielle Hernandez and Alexis Longoria. Second row coach Chelsea Hoffman, Kassi Billings, Madison Hickman, Taylor Beckham and Claire Robinson.

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Tue
15
Sep

Yorktown Kitty Kats sweep district opener over Nordheim

The Yorktown Kitty Kats won their district opener in three games against the Nordheim Lady Pirates Sept. 11 in Nordheim.

Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “It was a tough lost. We played good for the most part except for the second game.”

The first game the two teams saw a tie at point 9. The Kitty Kats missed a total of 10 serves. After regrouping the Kats won 25-14.

During game two the Kats won 25-6.

Yorktown coach Deirdre Alexander said, “We got a lot of aces. Laycee Guerrero had good serves and Shelby Franke worked on her jump serve.”

The Lady Pirates battled to stay in competition in an attempt to take game three.

Coach Alexander said, “[Nordheim] is one of the better serving teams I have seen. They served hard. I liked that they serve well because we tend to struggle with serve receive so we were able to work on one of our weaknesses.

The Kats won 25-18.

Tue
08
Sep

Former Gobbler to start season opener for Steelers Thursday

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Former Cuero Gobbler Cody Wallace will start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season opener and the start of the 2015 NFL season on Thursday night on the road against recently reinstated quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It has been a long road, as Wallace has moved among five different teams before finding a home in the ‘Steel City.’
 
“It’s fun playing for [coach] Tomlin,” Wallace said. “It’s nice to feel appreciated.”
 
Before making it to the NFL or even playing college football, Wallace played under the Friday night lights for the Cuero Gobblers from 1999 through 2002. He was an all-state performer on the offensive line, played defense and also attended the state powerlifting meet while in high school.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Smithville preview

Cuero will host the Smithville Tigers (11-4A DII) on Friday, Sept. 11 in their third non-district game of the season which is also homecoming.
 
The Gobblers shutout Smithville last season on the road, 38-0. Elex Martinez and Zech Hopkins, the top rushers from last season’s bout, look to carry the workload once again.
 
Smithville will look to quarterback Garrett Mathis and sophomore running back Nomar Rivera to lead the way for the Tigers.
Cuero outgained Smithville last season by 352 yards.
 
Preview from Dave Campbell’s 2015 Texas Football: Coach: Cyril Adkins. Lettermen R/L: 18/22. Starters returning O/D: 7/4. 2014: 2-9, bi-district finalist/1-3 district.
Players to watch: LB DJ Chandler (6-0, 220, 4.6), QB Garrett Mathis (6-4, 200, 4.7), TE Travis Dameworth (6-5, 200, 4.7), OG John Carrasco (5-11, 260, 4.9). Top sophomore: RB Nomar Rivera.
Tue
08
Sep

Metting heading to sectional for the third time

Seely Metting is 11 years old, going on 12 in October. She can throw. She can kick, pass and catch. What she can’t do is play football.

Seely said, “I have always wanted to play football but my dad (Brad Metting) will not let me. I was already offered to play and was told that I would be all-time quarterback.”
Seely has competed in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition held in Yorktown for the last three years. Her first year she went to sectionals. Last year she won sectionals to compete at Team Championships.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Seely. “I was on television (the big screen) in the Texas Stadium.”

She placed fifth overall for a total distance of 221’ 6”.

“My best event was in the kick (83’6”) which is my worst event.”

When she is not throwing the football she is involved in “anything a girl can do in sports and I love horses. I do barrel racing.”

Tue
08
Sep

Gobblers run through Apaches

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
From start to finish on Friday night, it was a team effort by the Gobblers. Cuero won their home opener over rival Gonzales, 35-7.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “Our whole team stood out.”
 
There were key contributions across the board for the Gobblers. The defense only allowed one touchdown all night, and the Apaches were held to 160 yards of total offense. The Gobbler defense also force five turnovers, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
 
Elex Martinez and Jordan Whittington had two significant picks on drives when Gonzales was moving right down the field.
 

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