Sports

Tue
30
Aug

Gobblers, Bulldogs face-off Friday

Over a century has come and gone since the inception of the storied high school football rivalry between the Cuero Gobblers and Yoakum Bulldogs. The in-county foes are separated by a mere 15 miles. This year will mark the 107th meeting between the two DeWitt County teams. With Yoakum moving down to the 3A-Divison I level following last season, there may have been speculation that the annual meeting under the Friday night lights could be coming to a close. The thought was soundly put to rest when schedules came out last spring.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

2016 Yorktown Senior Wildcats

2016 Yorktown Senior Wildcats are, from left, front: Luke Romans (#29), Justin Lynch (#4), Cy Strieber (#7) and Ysidro Garza (#3). In the back, from left: Jordan Gonzales (#52), Kyle Schultz (#55), Justin Broll (#78), Michael Rodriguez (#33), Jacob Archuleta (#51) and Reagan Billings (#66). (Wildcat Damian Ramirez (#1) is not pictured.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

2016 Yorktown Senior Kitty Kats

2016 Senior Yorktown Kitty Kats are, from left: Annie Ochoa, Halle Martin and Stephanie Mattox.

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Lady Gobblers fall to Industrial Lady Cobras in four sets

Cuero has opened the volleyball season with some tough competition. The Lady Gobblers played in their first tournament of the season Aug. 11-13 in Wimberley before hosting a strong Industrial team and falling in four fierce sets (21-25, 13-25, 26-24, 19-25). More big games await, including the first Lady Gobbler Classic from Aug. 25-27. “The Wimberley Tournament is filled with teams from all over Texas, so you’re going to see fantastic talent,” head volleyball coach Whitney Coles said. “We played some smaller schools. We beat Smithville on the second day in the bronze bracket to put us in the semifinal game and ended up losing to Quinlan Ford in two. We couldn’t get our mojo right, kept shooting our-self in the foot. It wasn’t a rough weekend, but we took some licks for sure.”

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Gobblers open season Friday

It is that time of year again. Football season is back. The Friday night lights of Gobbler Stadium are only two days away. Cuero is coming off their first state semifinal appearance since 2009 and return many starters on both sides of the ball, including Texas State commit Caeveon Patton at defensive end and tight end and sophomore receiver and safety, Jordan Whittington. The Gobblers open the 2016 season at home on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. against a first-time opponent, the Houston KIPP Generations Jaguars.

 

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Mon
22
Aug

New gym opens with Lady Gobbler Classic

The inaugural Lady Gobbler Varsity Classic will be held Thursday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 27. Games will be held at the Roost, which is the new athletic facility at the high school, and the competition gym at Cuero Jr. High School.

Eight teams will take part in the two day tournament: Cuero, Nixon-Smiley, Shiner and Bloomington in Pool A and Yoakum, Jourdanton, Yorktown and Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) in Pool B.

Pool A games will be held at the Roost, while Pool B games will be played at the competition gym. There will be two courts set up at both gyms.

Cuero will play Nixon-Smiley at 4:30 and Shiner at 6 on Thursday night. Bloomington will play Shiner at 4:30 and Nixon-Smiley at 6. In Pool B on Thursday, Yoakum will play Jourdanton at 4:30 and Yorktown at 6. IWA will play Yorktown at 4:30 and Jourdnton at 6.

Tue
16
Aug

Gobbler sophomore prepares for upcoming season

Only entering his sophomore year of high school, Jordan Whittington looks to help lead the Gobbler football team with not only his play on the field, but also his actions. Whittington has already started to make noise with his ability on both sides of the ball last fall, earning attention from some of the top colleges in the state of Texas. “I learned a lot and got different perspectives, instead of just seeing college on television,” Whittington said.

 

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Tue
16
Aug

Hansen recalls Olympic success

Cuero, Texas has their very own Olympic gold medalist. Fred Hansen won the pole vault at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Being that track and field was an amateur sport, Hansen gave up vaulting after the ‘64 Games and began his path towards becoming a dentist. “About four years ago, I retired from dentistry,” Hansen recalled. “It was over 50 years ago when I gave up vaulting. I practiced dentistry for 43 years, and I just look back on it as one of the most wonderful experiences I was capable of having. At each Olympic Games, it brings back old memories. It’s nice to be a spectator now, too.”

 

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Tue
16
Aug

Lady Gobblers drop season-opener

Cuero opened the 2016 volleyball season with a tough, five-set loss (15-25, 25-14, 25-19, 23-25, 8-15) at home to the Shiner Lady Comancheson Tuesday, Aug. 9. The Lady Gobblers are more youthful this season with some girls playing new positions. Four-year starter Martina Stavinoha is back and will help lead the team. Head coach Whitney Coles noted much improvement from the end of scrimmages, even in the midst of a tough defeat.

 

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Tue
09
Aug

Little League renovations

Cuero Little League is undergoing a face lift at their complex. Through the support of Little League International and Cuero Development Corporation, young ball players in Cuero will soon have a renovated T-ball and minor league softball field. “It has for years held water,” Cuero Little League past president Jim Hall said. “Over half the field has held water when the sprinklers ran, or we had a shower. It needed some significant renovations. We applied for several grants and have received funding. Now, we’re able to start. Work was supposed to have begun July 14, with a few delays, we’re just now getting started [Aug. 4]. We hope to have it finished in about six weeks.”

 

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