Sports

Tue
23
Feb

Kitty Kat powerlifting team improve by 310 pounds

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Yorktown girls powerlifting team were seriously pumping some iron as they improved their overall lift by 310 pounds. That was the case when four girls earned points to place them in ninth place at the Karnes City Invitational Power meet in Karnes City on Feb 13.

Lauryn Campos had the greatest weight improvement by 100 pounds, not to mention that she went from 148 weight class to 132. She earned fifth place.

Another big jump was Paige Nance improving her total lift by 70 pounds earning sixth place. Alexis Longoria also dropped a weight class from 114 to 105 improving her total lift by 50 pounds and earning third place.

Yorktown coach Dustin Nessel said, “Alexis has a good shot at making regionals. We will know more after the qualifying date (Feb. 20).”

Robin Naranjo improved her total lift by 35 pounds earning a spot in fourth.

Tue
23
Feb

Baseball alumni defeated following early lead

Cuero High School hosted their annual baseball alumni game on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Gobbler Field with the 2016 Gobblers coming out on top, 5-2.

The alumni jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top half of the first, but the Gobblers evened the scored with one out in the bottom of the first and took the lead in the same inning on a passed ball.

Cuero added two more run in the home half of the third, as they prepare for the start of their season and the Gobbler Classic from Feb. 25-27.

Alumni who took part in the game included Kolton Smith, Aaron Bell, Jennings Boothe, Zach Gibson, Mark Harvey (honorary alumni, 2 sons played for CHS), Russell Goebel, Brandon Hilbrich, Logan Goebel, Clayton Rickman, Dustin Ohrt, Dakota Drabek, Layne Mead and Jordan Boothe.

Tue
23
Feb

Bridges finishes 3rd at District Preview

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Cuero High School’s boys and girls golf teams competed at separate events from Feb. 11-13, followed by a District Preview on Feb. 17. The Lady Gobblers attended the meet at the Republic Golf Club in San Antonio on Feb. 11, hosted by Warren High School. The boys team played at Pleasanton Country Club from Feb. 12-13.

The girls team placed fifth overall out of eight teams. Jocelyn Villafranca led the Lady Gobblers with a score of 92. She was followed by Abby Bridges (95), Mary Kate Krueger (107), Marlee Schiffbauer (133) and Kerstyn Saenz (140), for a team total of 427.

“The course is pretty tough, and we have some big 6A teams we are up against, but we are holding our own,” coach Wes Condra noted during the competition.

Tue
23
Feb

JV completes district undefeated

The 2015-2016 JV Lady Gobbler basketball team, coached by Whitney Coles, finished the season with an overall record of 20-1 and were undefeated in district. Pictured from left are Zoe Osegueda, Raven Ruiz, Alexis Cunningham, Shelby Pridgen, Amber Rangel, Summer Gamez, Grace Andrews, Leah Whittington, McKenna Matocha, Deaundra Eldridge and Nalicia DuBose.

contributed photo

Tue
23
Feb

Regen Dunn tosses shutout

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Several starters from last season’s Lady Gobbler softball team graduated, but the season’s team did anything but come out of the gate slow. A five-run second frame and a shutout performance by Regen Dunn in her debut for Cuero led to a 10-0 five-inning win in the season-opener against St. Joseph on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

“We struggled early,” coach Cody Miller said. “Their pitcher had some good off-speed stuff. We struggled in the first inning, and we started to make an adjustment. We let the ball get in a little deeper, hit the ball hard and used the other side of the field.”

Tue
23
Feb

Lady Gobblers capture Navarro Tourney title

Lady Gobbler softball is off to a sensational start and are now 7-0 following a 6-win performance at the Navarro Tournament from Feb. 18-20 in Seguin.

Cuero took victories over Kyle Lehman and Southside on Thursday, Beeville and Lanier on Friday and John Paul II and Devine on Saturday to capture the tournament championship.

Sophomore pitcher Regan Dunn earned tournament MVP honors, while catcher Emma Stanfield, third-baseman Maegan Packebusch and outfielder Brooke Opiela were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady Gobblers return to action with their district-opener against Navarro on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Cuero.

Pictured is Maegan Pakebusch

Photo contributed by Raymond Rosas

Tue
23
Feb

Weimar Wildcat Relays

Cuero High School participated in their first track meet of the season at the Weimar Relays on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Varsity girls, JV girls, and JV boys all captured first place. The varsity Lady Gobblers scored 155 points, while the junior varsity squad girls total 201 points. The varsity boys finished fifth with 66.5 points, and the JV boys scored 190 points.

Other schools at the Wildcat Relays included Weimar, El Campo, Gonzales, Tidehaven, St. Joseph, Schulenburg, Flatonia, Faith Academy and Fayettville.

Following are the results for Cuero High School:

Tue
16
Feb

Pirates secure second place

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

The Nordheim Pirates have pushed themselves to second place after defeating Runge 55-35 on Feb. 9 and Austwell-Tivoli 69-44 on Feb 12.

Nordheim coach Carlton Williams said, With Runge we have played harder than we have been playing in a while with hustle and effort. Against Austwell, it was the best game of the year.”

While playing Runge at home, Nordheim had a dominating first period 11-5 and though they scored 18 points in the second period coach Williams his pushing his players harder. He said, “I knew we could outrun Runge. I wanted Eli Julian to have better opportunity in getting some good looks. Teams, lately, have been double teaming him, boxing him out and he was getting frustrated not being able to get some shots.”

The Pirates ending the last period running out the clock for 3:30 and limiting Runge to 4 points ending the game 55-35.

Tue
16
Feb

Yorktown Powerlifters medal

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Hear them jingle when they walk as four members of the Yorktown High School power lifting teams bring home medals from the St. Joseph Flyer Powerfest at the St. Joseph High School in Victoria. The boys placed 10th overall and the girls came in 14th.

Mason Williams placed third in the 114 pound weight class improving his dead lift by 10 pounds and broke even overall from last week squatting 10 pounds less. Justin Broll medaled at fourth place improving his total lift by 85 pounds.

Nearing the flyweight at 114 pounds are Robin Naranjo and Alexis Longoria. Naranjo placed third improving her bench press by 35 pounds. Longoria took fourth place improving her total weight by 25 pounds. Following are the results of the meet.

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Tue
16
Feb

Lady Pirates come up short against Runge

By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown News-View

Dakota Ratjen and Haley Wilson’s strong defensive presence was all on the court on Feb. 9 as they played their last district game against Runge at home.

Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “They never missed a practice and they give what they have.”

Runge took a strong lead in the first half 15-8 and nearly shut down the Lady Pirates in the third quarter 13-3. That did not stop Ratjen in the forth when she made two steals back-to-back and passed to Makenzie Lubyinesky and Elise Schuenemann in the paint for 2-points each. A short time later Ratjen made another steal at half court scoring after a fast break for a lay-up.

Nordheim went into a full court press shaking up Runge’s offense limiting the Lady Jackets to three points but the 16 points the Lady Pirates scored was not enough for the win, 27-34.

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