Sports

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.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Yorktown Kitty Kats edged out by Stockton Lady Brahmas

What seemed like a sure win for the Yorktown Kitty Kats soon slipped by as the Stockton Lady Brahmas found a way to put it away in five games.

The Kitty Kats found themselves behind 5-7 in the first game with the Lady Brahmas maintaining the three to four point lead until 20-20, when Emily Gwosdz served an ace to take the lead 21-20. Shelby Franke made a few kill shots to extend the lead 24-21. Becca Mireles brought it home on the serve for the win 25-21.

Tue
08
Sep

Wildcats pounce Eagles

It only took three quarters for the Yorktown Wildcats to secure a landslide  win over the Leakey Eagles last Friday night at Charlotte, 48-8.

Yorktown coach Ty Robinson said, “I think we scored every time we had the ball and we did not run a play on defense until the last five minutes of the second quarter.”

Yorktown was the first team to receive the ball on the kick-off. For Damian ramirez, it was the only kick-off return he saw for a return of 20-yards placing the Wildcats on the 50-yard line.

Tue
01
Sep

Kitty Kats take third in best of the best Bronte Showdown

The Yorktown Kitty Kats attended the Bronte Showdown Tournament where twelve 2A teams attended to rally against the best of the best.

Many of the teams made playoffs last year. Teams like Lindsey, Milano, Schulenburg and Harper were in the final four.

The Kitty Kats started with Water Valley and a win.

Yorktown Volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “We played a great first game against them. At the time, it was probably our best game of the year.”

Then it was Harper. The first game was close but the Kats lost in two.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.
 

Tue
01
Sep

Lady Gobblers defeat Cowgirls

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following a runner-up finish at the Sinton tournament, the Lady Gobblers volleyball team defeated the Edna Cowgirls in straight sets on Tuesday, Aug. 25 (25-21, 25-21 and 25-20).
 
Cuero took early leads in each set, but Edna found a way to make each set close.
 
Martina Stavinoha stood out on the evening with seven kills, three blocks, one assist, 11 digs and two aces.
 
Following the twelfth win of the season, Stavinoha said, “It was a good team win. We need to make improvements, but we communicated and we were excited, talking a lot.”
 
Stavinoha is a junior and in her third year with the varsity team, who advanced to the bi-district round of playoffs last season.
 
Coach Whitney Coles was pleased with the passing and how young girls stepped up.
 
Tue
01
Sep

Wildcats lose opener against Cardinals

Taking the first loss of the season was not the hopes of the Yorktown Wildcats Friday. They lost to Shiner St. Paul Cardinals at home, 8-26.

Yorktown head coach Ty Robinson said, "We are never happy with a loss but, more disappointing was the number of mistakes. The Cardinals were really good and I hope this is a wake up call. We can learn a lot from this lost."

The Wildcats had first possession of the ball and they looked slow and off-quilter. They soon gave up possession and the Cardinals wasted no time responding. After the first play, the Cardinal quarterback ran a keeper for a 68-yard touchdown. The extra point was good and they took the lead 0-7.

Yorktown had opportunities but many assignments were not followed through leaving the Wildcats short on downs.

Tue
01
Sep

Gobblers fall short in season opener

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It was a tough start to the 2015 season for the Gobblers, as they were unable to hold onto a slim halftime lead, falling 35-13 on the road against the Wharton Tigers.
 
Senior quarterback Elex Martinez carried the workload on the night, rushing 21 times for 127 yards in his first varsity start behind center following two seasons as a receiver.
 
Following the game, coach Travis Reeve said, “I thought we did a lot of good things but made too many critical mistakes.”
Cuero took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. A 55 yard scoring drive was capped off with a three yard run from Kyron Williams.
 
Wharton answered back early in the second quarter, tying the game on a nine yard TD pass from Jimme Woods III to Cameron Branch. Woods scored four total touchdowns on the night.
 
Tue
25
Aug

Wildcats pummel Agua Dulce in scrimmage

The Yorktown Wildcats outscored the Agua Dulce Longhorns 2-0 before the scrimmage had to be called off due to weather.

Agua Dulce had the opportunity to run 32 plays against Yorktown’s 15.

The Wildcats looked pretty sound on defense. Milam Eckhardt caused a fumble and Reagan Billings recovered. Cy Strieber hit one player on the run mid-field, knocking the ball out for a fumble. Michael Rodriguez stopped Agua Dulce’s running back behind the line of scrimmage. Ryan Zuniga reacted to a screen pass play causing the Longhorns to lose 5-yards. Eckhardt also sacked the quarterback and stopped a fly sweep.

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