Sports

Fri
08
Apr

Gobbler track captures 1st district title since 2008

Cuero High School hosted the 26-4A Track and Field District championships April 6-7.

For the first time since 2008, the varsity boys team won the event. Cuero scored 122 points, beating Wimberley by four. La Vernia finished third with 114.

“We are extremely proud of our young men and how hard they have worked to win a district championship,” coach Bryce Monsen said. “Our expectations are to compete as hard as we can and represent the great community of Cuero.”

The Gobblers took first place in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 800 meter relay, and high jump.

In the varsity girls division, Cuero finished runner-up with 106 points. Wimberley won with 130.

Shanice Nelson won the 100 meter dash and long jump.

Tue
05
Apr

Kitty Kats stepping up one level at a time

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown Kitty Kats had a 3-2 game against Falls City last Friday night before losing 11-2 in the last inning.

Yorktown coach Michael Blaschke said, “We played six solid innings and then had that one bad inning. That has been the story of our season.”

The Kitty Kats started with a lead after the first inning 1-0, falling behind in the second 2-1. At the top of the third Falls City scored another run extending their lead 3-1. Yorktown answered back in the fifth closing the gap 3-2.

Coach Blaschke said, “In 6.67 innings Kaylee Dueser only walked three batters.”

Top of the seventh inning with two outs Dueser walked six batters allowing eight runs.

Tue
05
Apr

Nordheim students help build baseball program

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Unlike ‘The Bad News Bears’ who were a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent and a girl pitching ace, Nordheim has four girls playing and none of the players can be called ‘disheveled misfits.’

“We jumped into the deep end of the pool not knowing anyone could play.” Those were the words from Nordheim superintendent Kevin Wilson who is now Nordheim head baseball coach.

Nordheim has not had a baseball team that can be traced back in over 60 years. Nordheim Independent School District board of trustee Larry Mueller said, “I graduated in 1963. We never had a school baseball team that I can remember.

Nordheim’s baseball team is made up of four girls and eight boys. They are mainly freshman and have three seniors.

Tue
05
Apr

Williams lifts seven times his own weight at state powerlift meet

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown High School sophomore, Mason Williams, competed with the top 16 power lifters at the State-Division 3 Powerlifting meet in the 114 pound weight class in Abilene on April 2. He finished in the top 10.

Williams, originally from Lake Jackson, lived in Yorktown, briefly, during his junior high school years and has returned this year stronger than ever before.

“When I started athletics in seventh grade I was one of the weakest. I remember benching only the bar. I could barely lift it,” said Williams. “Same thing on squat too. I got tired of being one of those people so I started to work really hard.”

Tue
05
Apr

Gobblers score early and often, defeat Luling Eagles

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Dawston Whitfield stepped to the plate for the Gobblers in his first home start and laced a double to left-center field. Whitfield and the Gobblers dispatched the Luling Eagles, 14-2, on April Fools Day behind strong pitching and consistency at the plate. Coach Phil Schwarz is looking for that consistency remain, as the Gobblers get back into district play.

“We need to be consistent offensively, scoring runs,” Schwarz noted.

Cuero put up six runs in the first inning, four in the third and four in the fourth. Continuing to produce quality at-bats and pitching will go a long way for the Gobblers in the second half of the district season.

Whitfield went two for two at the plate with a double, two walks and one run scored. Drew Rimenschneider took care of the base-path duties for Whitfield his other three times reaching.

Tue
05
Apr

CHS hosts district track

Cuero High School will host the District 26-4A Track and Field meet on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7.

Following is the schedule:

Wednesday, April 6:

9 a.m. - 3200m run (final): JVG, JVB, VG, VB.

9 a.m. - long jump VB; triple jump VG; pole vault JVG; high jump JVG; discus JVB; shot put VG.

10:30 a.m. - long jump JVB; triple jump JVG; pole vault VG; high jump VB; discus VB; shot put JVG.

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch break

1 p.m. - long jump VG; triple jump VB; pole vault VB; high jump JVB; discus VG; shot put JVB.

2:30 p.m. - long jump JVG; triple jump JVB; pole vault JVB; high jump VG; discus JVG; shot put VB.

Running prelims - 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 100m hurdles (JVG, VG)

4:40 p.m. - 110m hurdles (JVB, VB)

4:50 p.m. - 100m dash (JVG, JVB, VG, VB)

Tue
05
Apr

Ramirez competes at state meet

Cuero High School powerlifter Abraham Ramirez competed at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday, April 2 in Abilene. Ramirez squatted 580 pounds and was in second place going into bench press. Ramirez “bombed out” of the meet during bench press. Ramirez is shown during squat with coach Jordan Hataway in the back left.

contributed photo

Tue
05
Apr

Little League season underway

Cuero Little League held opening ceremonies on Saturday, April 2 at the Little League Complex in Cuero. Players from T-ball to Jr. league took part in the festivities which concluded with first pitches thrown out by Mayor Sara Post Meyer, Ward Bellanger of Pioneer, Joe Patterson of Little League International and Pat Kennedy of the Cuero Development Corporation. Little League president Jesse Rodriguez threw the first pitch in place of Kennedy. Pictured is Patterson allowing one of the Little League players throw the pitch for him.

Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record

Tue
05
Apr

Lady Gobblers defeat Navarro

Four straight wins have moved the Lady Gobblers to 4-3 in district play following a tough start. Regen Dunn continued her pitching prowess, while Courtney Clark drove in two runs. Cuero defeated Navarro, 5-0, on Monday, March 28.

Dunn not only pitched well but contributed at the plate. She struck out 13 batters in the circle and went two for three, scoring three runs. Clark tallied three hits in four at-bats with two RBI’s and one run scored. Second baseman Raeven Ruiz went one for two with two walks and one RBI. Senior catcher Emma Stanfield also drove in one run.

The Lady Gobblers were off Friday night before taking part in Softball for Seals on Saturday, April 2 at Friends of Cuero Softball Field. 

Four teams played a round robin tournament to help raise money for Jocelynn Seals, a Cuero High School student who is fighting Ewing Sarcoma Cancer.

Tue
05
Apr

From Cuero to Canada

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero is a town known for football, Turkeyfest and southern hospitality. The Friday night lights of Gobbler football are simply a tradition. Hockey, on the other hand, is a word you may never hear in this town, but that may be changing with one of Cuero’s own showing his prowess in the net.

Joe Sheppard IV, son of Joe L. Sheppard and Faye Sheppard, recently returned from a stint of amateur hockey in Canada, and his playing days are not nearly over.

“I was there for two years in Canada and played in Nato, Ontario then I got traded to Amherst, Novia Scotia then I got traded to Iroquois Falls, Ontario,” Sheppard said.

The six-foot, four-inch goalie showed his ability between the pipes for the Eskis of Iroquois Falls, making 46 saves on 48 shots in his final game.

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