Sports

Tue
09
Feb

Kitty Kats fighting to enter play-offs

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Kitty Kats have found themselves still in contention for the playoffs after defeating the Pettus Lady Eagles at home on Feb. 5.

Yorktown started off slightly behind in the first period 6-8 and watched the Lady Eagles distance themselves ending the first half 8-12.

Yorktown coach Bruno Mata said, “We missed baskets, easy layups and missing free throws. Nothing was going in and our defense was slow on rotations. Pettus were cautious and were trying to work on what they are going to play in the playoffs.”

During the half Coach Mata said words were expressed in the locker room. He said, “Laycee Guererro grabbed the bull by the horns. She said that this is her last year as a senior and she wanted to go out swinging. She told the girls to feed off her energy.”

Tue
09
Feb

Nordheim Pirates hook Redfish

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Free throws played a major role between the Austwell-Tivoli Redfish (12 out of 18) and the Nordheim Pirates (8 out of 13) on Feb. 2 at the Pirate gymnasium for a Nordheim victory 54-46.

The Redfish took advantage of the Pirates when their shooting in the field grew cold to tie the game 15-15 but Nordheim’s DJ Anderson and Eli Julian found a way to draw fouls during the second period with Anderson hitting 4 of 5 free throws and Julian with 3 of 4 to end the first half 28-23.

After the half it was Will Anderson and Julian who were hot against the backboard hitting eight points each extending the overall lead 44-33.

Nordheim found themselves in a slump just over four minutes into the fourth period scoring only two points while the Redfish worked upstream allowing A-T’s Josh Maddox to hit eight points.

Tue
09
Feb

Wildcats battle for win against Pettus Eagles

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Yorktown battled in triumph securing a win in the fourth period against the Pettus Eagles on Feb. 5 at home.

The first period was a slow start for both teams as they tried to find their tempo. The first score on the board did not come until four minutes into the game when Pettus came up with a layup. Forty-five seconds later Tanner Koricanek answered back to tie the game 2-2 ending the first period 9-4. In the second both teams exchanged the lead ending the half 23-20.

Yorktown coach Lane Shands said, “We could not make an easy bucket, missing layups, forcing the ball and settling for 30 foot shots.”

It was a battle point-for-point as each team scored 19 points in the third period.  

But it was Tanner Koricanek, who scored 18 points, that sealed their victory in the fourth quarter on a two-pointer. Koricanek made the most shots during the fourth period, earning six points for Yorktown.

Tue
09
Feb

Brothers team-up at Blinn College

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Gobbler running back and linebacker Zech Hopkins will soon be joining his brother, D’Anthony Hopkins, at Blinn College in Brenham as a Buccaneer. Following an impressive career which culminated in a state semifinal appearance, Zech will now have the opportunity to showcase his talent at the collegiate level alongside his brother.
 
Zech finished his senior season with 691 yards rushing on 105 carries and 18 touchdowns. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry.
In the receiving game, Zech hauled in five passes for 63 yards.
 
For the season the Gobbler defense, which was anchored by Zech at middle linebacker, allowed 234 yards per game (118 rushing, 116 passing).
 
Tue
09
Feb

Powerlifters visit Yorktown

The Cuero power lifting teams completed in the Yorktown Invitational meet on Jan. 30 in Yorktown.
 
With 21 teams, the Cuero boys team placed 18th and the girls placed 6th.
 
Girl’s individual results: Competing in the 148 weight class was Dana Mican finishing 3rd with a total lift of 735 pounds. Alex Brannon finished 3rd in the 165 pound weight class with a total lift of 680 pounds. In the 198 weight class Kinzley Ley finished 3rd with a total lift of 535 pounds. Right behind her was April Reyes finishing 4th with a total lift of 520 pounds. Leah Whittington, 220+ class, placed 3rd for a total lift of 690 pounds.
 
In the boy’s individual competition, Hayden Haas placed 4th in the super heavy weight class with a total lift of 1,135 pounds.
Tue
09
Feb

Battle of the birds goes to Hawks

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Improvement on the defensive end of the court kept the Gobblers in the game early, but dry spells in scoring eventually took its toll, as the Canyon Lake Hawks came away with the win, 61-34.
 
Cuero was able to set the pace and move well into transition defense at the start. Canyon Lake then started to find open shooters in transition and pull away.
 
That’s something we talk about,” coach Clint Coles said. “We wanna be a quicker paced team and try to dictate action. For awhile, that was the case. We went through a spurt where we couldn’t make a shot and couldn’t get them to have to set up.
We need to be able to hit more shots to be able to set up our pressure and make the game go at our pace.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Making her mark at college level

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Following a strong career as a Lady Gobbler pitcher and hitter, 2015 Cuero High School graduate Audrey Simpson is continuing her softball endeavors at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
 
Simpson played her first games for the Aggies on Tuesday night, Feb. 2 on the road against the Vernon College Lady Chaps.
 
Murray State split the doubleheader, falling 1-0 in the first game, before the bats came alive in game two for an 11-5 victory.
 
Simpson saw action in both games, going 1 for 4 in game two with an RBI double, reaching on an error and scoring one run.
 
She played in the outfield in the opening series and will also see time as a pitcher for the Aggies.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Lady Gobblers narrowly defeated

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Despite being issued a mere one point defeat, 39-38, the Lady Gobblers put together possibly their best performance of the season from start to finish. From the opening tip, the girls stuck together and made plays against the Canyon Lake Hawks on Tuesday night, Feb. 2.
 
Coach Amy Crain has talked all season about putting together four consistent quarters, and that is exactly what the Lady Gobblers did against the Hawks.
 
“We were solid the whole game,” Crain said. “It was a fun game to coach, fun for the spectators; everyone was in the game.”
 
Heading into the final quarter of play, Cuero was only behind by two points, 29-27. Canyon Lake hit a big three-pointer with 1:27 remaining to put the Hawks on top, 39-34, but the Lady Gobblers kept fighting, energized by the excitement of both team’s fans.
 
Tue
09
Feb

2016 Gobbler football schedule

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Yoakum High School athletics dropped from the UIL 4A-Division II to 3A-Division I on Monday, Feb. 1. Cuero remains at the 4A-Division II level, but the Gobblers will continue their county rivalry with the Bulldogs.
 
Cuero will meet Yoakum during non-district along with longtime rival Gonzales and renew an old rivalry with Floresville.
 
The Gobblers open non-district against Houston Kipp Generations High School, followed by Yoakum, Floresville, Gonzales and Columbus, per Cuero athletic director and head football coach Travis Reeve.
 
During district, Cuero will continue to play Sinton and Ingleside. Wharton, Aransas Pass and Sweeny have also moved into the Gobbler’s district for the following two seasons in Class 4A-Division II, District 15.
 
Tue
09
Feb

Manning gymnasts compete at Houston National Invitational Feb. 6

The Manning Elite competitive Trampoline and Tumbling team attended their second competition of the season in Houston on Feb. 6 at the Houston National Invitational.
 
The meet featured athletes from Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Victoria as well as other South Texas clubs.
 
Manning Elite had an impressive outing earning 19 gold medals, eight silver medals and six bronze medals.
 
The team is working towards qualifying for the USAG National Championships that will be held in Providence, Rhode Island for levels 8 and up and Tulsa, Oklahoma for levels 5 -7. The team is coached by Chad M.Ganaway and Jazilyn Payne.
 

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