Sports

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.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
06
Oct

Two big wins for Lady Gobblers

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Cuero’s Lady Gobblers were back to full strength for the first time since near the start of the season, and it paid dividends. Cuero defeated the Yoakum Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in straight sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-12) for a pivotal first district victory.
 
“That was big for us,” coach Whitney Coles said. “Yoakum came up and they played hard.”
 
The Lady Gobblers took control in the match from the start and remained in control for the duration. They understood the importance of picking up the win.
 
Tory Littles said, “All three of our hitters were rolling.”
 
Littles is only a sophomore, but as a starter and second year on varsity is already a leader on the team. Littles claimed a team-high five digs along with four kills, four blocks and one ace.
 
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

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