Sports

Tue
31
May

Lady Gobblers go down in history

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Even magical seasons must come to a close at some point, but the Lady Gobbler softball team made history in the process. The Needville Ladyjays took a 1-0 series lead into San Marcos Saturday afternoon and came out ahead in game two, 19-4 in five innings, to capture the regional title and advance to the state semifinals. Cuero had a ton of firsts along the way and have created high expectations in a sport not called football.

Four Lady Gobblers played their final softball game in Cuero green and went out in style at the plate. Courtney Clark, Chelsea Fuchs, Ashley Liendo and Emma Stanfield all notched hits. Liendo crushed a home run to straight away center in her final at-bat.

Tue
31
May

Baker continuing baseball career

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Joey Baker has finished his days of high school baseball, but his playing days are far from over. Baker signed to play with Our Lady of the Lake University, an NAIA program in San Antonio.

A three-year starter for the Gobblers, Baker is looking forward to what lies ahead.

“It means a lot,” Baker said. “I feel real good reaching this goal and moving on to the next chapter of my life.”

Over the past three seasons, there have been aspirations of playing college ball for Baker, but before a strong showing at a tryout in mid-May, he had not signed with a team for the upcoming fall.

“I had a tryout with them [OLLU] last week,” Baker said. “It went real well, and they called me Tuesday [May 24] to let me know the news.”

Baker spent the majority of his time in Cuero playing the outfield, mainly center the past two season with some time on the mound. OLLU will bring in Baker, a southpaw, as a pitcher.

Tue
31
May

Kitty Kats defeat Lady Cubs 19-15

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Kenedy     1 1 1 5 2  5 -15
Yorktown  5 2 5 2 5 X -19

The Yorktown Junior High School Kitty Kats had a strong first three innings  which was the determining factor for the win against the Kenedy Lady Cubs on May 24 at home with a score of 19-15.

Yorktown coach Stephen Gowens said, “We had a fantastic outing. Our defense really stepped up and our girls had some really hot gloves. They also had their bats turned on too.”

Kyah Helbing hit her first in the park home run in the bottom of the fifth.

Coach Gowens said, “The look in her eyes and the excitement of the team reminded me why I love coaching. I had such a blast with this game. The girls excitement and the teams positive energy kept it going.”

The team, overall, had fewer errors and made some big plays in the field.

Fri
27
May

Needville takes 1-0 series lead

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Only one earned run crossed the plate for the Needville Ladyjays in the opener of the best-of-three regional final in Weimar. That run on a single to right-center field gave Needville a walk-off 2-1 win over Cuero in eight innings.

Cuero continued to hit the ball hard, and Regen Dunn displayed yet another quality performance in the circle.

“It was great work,” coach Cody Miller said of Dunn’s performance. “I thought she did everything she could’ve done to get us that win.”

Needville went up 1-0 in the bottom of the second on a throwing error by shortshop Courtney Clark, but the Lady Gobblers quickly bounced back.

“I thought we shook it off pretty fast,” Miller said, referring to the error. “We continued to battle, and that’s all I ask for.”

Tue
24
May

CJH golf visits Gonzales

Cuero Junior High golf took part in a tournament on May 16 at Independence Golf Course in Gonzales. The golfers played nine holes. Following are the results:

The boys Cuero green team finished second.

Tyler Stevens 45 (1st overall 7th medalist); Jackson Moritz- 52; Connor Crain- 52; Mitchell Crain- 54 and Jayden Nichols- 52.

Cuero White: Cooper Bishop-60; Mason Lopez-65; Caden Lange-61; Kalan Malandrakis-63 and Jonas Deleon-68.

Boys Medalist: Colby Yancey-58; Thomas Allen-68; Reed Lemke-68 and Charles Derouen-61.

The Cuero girls team also placed second.

Allysan Lantz-62; Morgen Patek-65; Clayre Pullin-54 (1st overall 7th medalist); Kastin Heinhold-58 (3rd overall 8th medalist) and Alayna Searcy-67.

Tue
24
May

A league of our own

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Graduation is this Friday night for Cuero High School, but four Lady Gobbler softball seniors will still have some unfinished business to tend to, after they receive their diplomas. Cuero defeated Rockport-Fulton last weekend to advance to the regional final for the first time in school history.

Game one saw a pitcher’s duel and strong defense take a scoreless game into the sixth inning, before the Lady Gobblers broke through for three runs.

Brooke Opiela reached on a wild pitch to start the inning. Regen Dunn reached and advanced Opiela on a single, before Raevin Ruiz put both runners in scoring position on a sacrifice bunt, bringing senior Courtney Clark to the plate. Clark delivered with a bas-hit, scoring Opiela for the would-be game-winning run. Emma Stanfield followed with a fielder’s choice which scored Dunn, and Clark touched home on Maegan Pakebusch’s groundout.

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.”

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