Sports

Tue
24
May

Mathis chooses Javelinas

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Kamron Mathis concluded his high school track and field career with a silver medal at the state meet in long jump on May 14, but his track and field career is not over. Mathis signed to join Texas A&M-Kingsville  on May 18 following his days at Cuero High School.

“I’m very excited that I’m going to this school, a school that I think will help me both educationally and improve in my athletics,” Mathis said. “I’m glad I’m going there with by best friend, Khouri [Walker]. It’s gonna make things a lot easier having a familiar face there.”

Mathis and Walker both competed in multiple events at the state track and field meet in Austin to wrap up their high school careers with both bringing home medals. Walker won high jump a year after finishing second in the event.

Kingsville coaches have not yet revealed what events Mathis will compete in, but he knows one thing; he is looking to constantly improve.

Mon
23
May

Yorktown names new AD/head coach

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Independent School District Board of Trustees interviewed three applicants and deliberated three and a half hours during the special called meeting before deciding on a 4-3 vote to hire John David Caffey, of Rice Consolidated Independent School District, as the new athletic director and head football coach for the Wildcats.

Caffey will replace Ty Robinson, who resigned in April to become athletic director and head football coach in Woodville.

Caffey was an offensive coordinator where the Raiders (3A-District 14) finished third last season and were regional finalists. In 2014 the Raiders were bi-district champions.
During the years 2012-2014 Caffey was at Springlake-Earth High School. In 2013, as athletic director/head football coach, the team attained the title of district champions. While an offensive coordinator in 2012, the team was regional finalist.

Tue
17
May

Special Olympics area results

On Saturday, May 7, five members of Cuero ISD’s Special Olympics team attended the Area 13 Athletics Competition at Bible Stadium in Leander. Following are the results:

Cuero Intermediate Schoole athletes:

Sammy Barrera – Gold medal in 50 meter dash and Bronze medal in the Mini Javelin competition.

Noah Connor – Gold medal in 50 meter dash and Silver medal in the Mini Javelin competition.

Jonathan Cuellar – Silver medal in 50 meter dash and 6th place ribbon in Mini Javelin competition.

Cuero Junior High School athlete:

Caleb Gamez – Silver medal in 50 meter dash and 5th place ribbon in Mini Javelin competition.

Cuero High School athlete:

Kaitlyn Nation – Bronze medal in Mini Javelin competition and Bronze medal in 50 meter dash.

 These athletes are coached by Bobbi Rankin and Peggy Schorre.

Tue
17
May

Three Gobblers medal at state meet

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Gobbler track and field was well-represented at the 2016 State meet in Austin from May 13-14. Rain stalled the action on Saturday afternoon, but not before three medals were awarded to Gobbler athletes. Khouri Walker returned and won the state title in high jump after finishing second last season. Kamron Mathis and Shanice Nelson both captured silver medals in long jump.

Last season, Walker just missed out on the gold medal. This year, he not only won gold with a jump of 6’ 8” but also nearly tied the school record, an accomplishment he had his eyes on.

“Gold medal feels good,” Walker said. “I wish I could’ve got that 6’ 10”. That would’ve tied the Cuero record, but shout out to Will Littleton for making it such a high standard for me. Hopefully someone in the future will end up getting it. As of now, this gold medal feels really good around my neck.”

Tue
17
May

Green-Avery reaches professional ranks with CFL

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero High School has a proud tradition of former players reaching the professional ranks. Monte Green-Avery, a 2011 graduate of CHS and 2015 graduate of Abilene Christian University, will soon join company which includes current NFL player Cody Wallace and former players Arthur Whittington, Alois Blackwell, Clint Finley, Brad Goebel and Henry Sheppard Jr. Green-Avery, though, will take his football talents north of the border, to the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Green-Avery was a two-year starter at ACU for the Wildcats following his time in Cuero which included two appearances in the state semifinals in football and a silver medal his senior year at the state track meet in the 200 meter dash.

Speed definitely stood out when Green-Avery attended a workout for the Ottawa Redblacks in Austin during mid-April. He ran a 4.31 in his 40 yard dash, an impressive time for the 6-1 wide receiver.

Tue
17
May

Lady Gobbler softball making history

For the first time in Cuero High School softball history, the Lady Gobblers are advancing to the regional semifinals following a two game sweep of the West Columbia Roughnecks last weekend in El Campo. Cuero won 9-0 in game one and 6-2 in game two.

Regen Dunn claimed both the wins in the circle, holding the Roughnecks to two hits in game one and striking out 11 batters.

Courtney Clark, Maegan Pakebusch and Amber Rangel all blasted homers in the opener. Clark and Rangel both hit two-run shots, while Pakebusch notched a grand slam.

Clark went 2-3 with three RBI and two runs. Pakebusch went 2-4. Rangel finished the night 1-2. Senior catcher Emma Stanfield had two hits in four at bats.

In game two, Dunn held the Roughnecks to four hits and struck out 14 batters while going 2-3 at the plate and scoring one run.

Tue
10
May

YISD Athletic Director applicants reduced from 67 to 9

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

On Wednesday, May 4, the YISD athletic director applicant review committee met for four hours to begin reading all of the applications sent to the district.  Approximately 60 applicants made the deadline of April 29.  

“We have reviewed applications from west Texas, surrounding districts, and out of state.  For the most part, the applicants have served in various capacities such as offensive coordinators, head track coaches,  head basketball coaches, baseball coaches, as well as other areas of athletics.  Several have had AD experience in the past.  We will begin setting up interviews with the top nine applicants that the committee unanimously chose to interview,” was reported by the committee.

The committee consists of Yorktown interim superintendent Linda Bettin, high school principal Dr. Carlos garza, coach Stephen Gowen, board members Nelda Sertuche and Todd Metting.

 

Tue
10
May

Simpson earns All-Region honors

Eight Murray State College softball players were awarded All-Region honors for the 2016 season.

Freshman pitcher Audrey Simpson, of Cuero; freshman catcher Sydnee Hinkle, of Justin, Texas; freshman infielder Selena Mendoza, of Mesquite, Texas; freshman utility Kayla Mitchell, of Fairfield, Texas and freshman infielder Shelby Wilson, of Mesquite, Texas were awarded First Team All-Region honors.

Freshman pitcher Kira head, of Caney, Oklahoma; freshman infielder Katie Caraway, of Durant, Oklahoma and freshman outfielder Randi Vincent, of Claremore, Oklahoma were awarded Second Team All-Region honors.

Players were nominated by MSC Head Coach Marie Stone, based on season statistics and performance. After nomination, nominees are then voted on by a group of NJCAA coaches.

Players receiving All-Region honors will now be eligible for South Region Awards, which include players from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. 

Tue
10
May

Lady Gobblers reach regional quarterfinals

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Needing to win two games on Saturday, Lady Gobbler softball came through after being held to one hit in the opening game of the area playoffs. Bay City defeated Cuero, 2-0, on Friday before Cuero won, 10-2, and 5-4 on Saturday, May 7.

Hits were at a premium in game one of the 4A area softball playoffs. Bay City tallied a two-run homer in the third inning which was all they would need to take the opening game of the best-of-three series in Victoria.

The game was nearly a carbon copy of when the Lady Gobblers and Lady Cats met early in the season in a non-district tournament game. The only difference was that Courtney Clark belted the two-run shot in the opening frame of that game to give Cuero the victory.

Following the Bay City homer in the third, Regen Dunn settled in and pitched another strong game which was echoed by coach Cody Miller.

“Regen pitched well enough to win,” Miller said.

Tue
10
May

Mathis breaks school record, 6 CHS athletes prepare for State

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Records are made to be broken including the ones which seem to stand the test of time. Fred Hansen, an Olympic gold medalist in pole vault and Cuero High School graduate, set the school record for long jump in 1959. Fifty-seven years later, Kamron Mathis passed Hansen’s mark on his final jump of the 2016 Region IV-4A track meet.

Following his record-breaking performance, Mathis and five other athletes from CHS will compete at the state meet in Austin.

Mathis will also compete in the triple jump, 400 meter relay and 800 meter relay at the state meet. Tre Miles and Keyanta Mack will join Mathis on both relays, while Jordan Whittington will run a leg on the 400 meter relay, and Khouri Walker will run a leg on the 800 meter relay. Walker will also compete in high jump for the second straight year at state after finishing second last year. Sophomore Shanice Nelson qualified in long jump.

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