Sports

Tue
31
Jan

Lady Gobblers now 6-0 in district

Lady Gobbler basketball is surging at the right time. They faced a tough Somerset squad Friday, Jan. 27 but still came away with the win, 41-35. Cuero is now 6-0 in district with two games to play.

Somerset threw a box and one defense at the Lady Gobblers. It was the first time they had seen that this season.

“I think we adjusted to what they were trying to do to us,” Coach Amy Crain said. “We had not had a team run a box and one against us. It’s a great strategy. They maned up on Martina. That was the one, and then they ran a box, trying to shut down Martina. We adjusted to it and attacked the middle of that box, having Shania and her height to do that.”

 

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Tue
31
Jan

Effort never lacking for Cuero in home loss

Coming off a highly competitive game on the road against Poteet, Cuero returned home to face one of the top teams in the district, Somerset. The Gobblers were defeated, 71-46, but played possibly their best all-around game of the season, showing improvement on both ends of the court.

After the game, Coach Clint Coles made sure to recognize the constant effort his team showed throughout the game.

“I think that’s one of the things that our kids take a lot of pride in,” Coles stated. “We hear a lot from opposing coaches, referees, our Coaches, regardless of what’s going on our effort can’t ever be questioned. Maybe our ability to score or some other things like that but never our effort. Our effort is always through the roof, and that’s one of the things I’m most proud about our kids. They give it all they got.”

 

Tue
24
Jan

Undefeated district start

Post presence and stifling defense is starting to become the mantra for Lady Gobbler basketball. Cuero moved to 3-0 in district after a 38-21 win over the Beeville Lady Trojans on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Seniors Martina Stavinoha and Shania Hatter poured in a combined 29 points.

“We started very fast,” head coach Amy Crain noted. “What stood out to me was we were focused, and we were prepared from the get go. We just consistently did what we needed to do throughout the game.”

Cuero quickly jumped out in front to a 14-7 lead in the opening quarter and held Beeville to three points in the second quarter.

 

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Tue
24
Jan

‘Take care of the basketball’

District opened for Cuero against one of the top teams in the region, the Beeville Trojans. Cuero came out firing in the first quarter, holding Beeville to 13 points and only trailed by four. The Trojans’ quick ball movement and team defense proved too much though as the Gobblers lost, 73-32.

“Opening up against Beeville is tough,” head coach Clint Coles explained. “They’re one of the better teams in the region, bringing back almost their whole team. I thought early on we did a really good job defensively of forcing them to play from the outside, clogging up the middle, but we killed ourself offensively, and that made us play too much defense. We ran out of defensive gas in the second half.”

Turnovers and the inability for most of the game to set their offense proved costly for the Gobblers.

 

Tue
17
Jan

‘Keeping our momentum’

Since the start of the 2017, Lady Gobbler basketball has gone 4-0, including two district wins over Poteet and Somerset. Cuero wrapped up non-district play Friday, Jan. 13 with a 55-48 win over Victoria St. Joseph. “It was fast paced, and I think it was a good win for us, just continuing to prepare us and keeping our momentum as we continue with out district race next week,” head coach Amy Crain noted following the win. “St. Joe had a couple things: a well-coached team and very good players that were hard to defend. With their ball movement and their skill handling the ball and driving off the dribble, it really tested us defensively. I thought we did a good job of containing and helping and playing defense as a team, which you have to do against really good players. It was really a great test for us. St. Joe has a great ball club. We continue with the momentum going into district.” Seniors Shania Hatter and Martina Stavinoha posted big games.

Tue
10
Jan

Several Wildcats receive honors for 2016 season

Quite a number of Yorktown Wildcats received All- District Football honors for the 2016 season.

Wildcats named First Team Offense were: Cy Strieber, Running Back; Ja-Mel Wade, Wide Receiver; Reagan Billings, Center; and Jacob Archuleta, Guard.

Wilcats named First Team Defense were: Michael Rodriguez, Defensive Tackle; Corey Pargmann, Defensive End; Cy Strieber, Outstanding Linebacker; Luke Romans, Inside Linebacker; Ja-Mel Wade, Corner; Jayden Webb, Safety; and Reagan Billings, Punter.

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Gobblers win home-opener

Gobbler basketball held their first game at The Roost Jan. 3 against the Bloomington Bobcats and captured the win, 58-53. Johnny Whitehead and Jaden Williams led the way, combining for 29 points.

“One of the hallmarks we’ve had the last few years is our effort,” head coach Clint Coles stated. “Last year, we had a tough time turning effort into results. Tonight, we did the stuff that we’ve worked on, and our kids stuck with what we’ve talked about and what we’ve worked on. I was just impressed with their fortitude to continue to fight and not just fight but fight in the correct way and do things that we worked on within our game-plan. That was the best part.”

Cuero has eight returners this season, as opposed to not having a single one last year. The experience was evident in the win over Bloomington.

 

Tue
10
Jan

‘Be more aggressive’

With Katie Crain sidelined due to an ankle injury suffered during the Lady Gobbler Holiday Tournament, Grace Andrews was moved into the starting lineup against Wimberley. Andrews answered the bell with eight points on four of 10 shooting from the field, as Cuero defeated the Lady Texans, 39-32, on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at The Roost.

The Lady Gobblers jumped out to 12-2 first quarter lead before Wimberley battled back and kept the game close the rest of the way.

“They came out playing really aggressive defense, and we had talked about wanting to be more aggressive and try to create more turnovers,” head coach Amy Crain said. “We did that, so I was really pleased with that.”

 

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Tue
03
Jan

Wildcats win Consolation prize at Kenedy tournament

Yorktown Wildcats earned Consolation honors at the Kenedy Lion Basketball Tournament held December 16 and 16 in the Kenedy gym. Wildcat Junior Nathan London earned an All-Tourney selection.

In the first game, the Wildcats took on the Nordheim Pirates, winning with a final game score of 65-41.

Wildcat Ja-Mel Wade led the scoring, hitting the scoreboard with 14 points. Other Wildcats putting the ball in the basket were: Cory Pargmann - 10 points; Steven Wagner and Tanner Koricanek - 9 points each; Nathan London - 8 points; Jayden Webb - 7 points; Ethan Queen - 4 points; Ryan Zuniga and Dylan Sinast - 2 points each. Wildcats Luke Romans and Wyatt Koricanek, who was sidelined due to a hamstring injury, added support to the team’s effort.

 

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Tue
03
Jan

Cuero Little League registration

Cuero Little League is preparing for another season. Registrations and camps will start in January.

Spring will be here before too long, so it is time to start thinking about getting out the glove, bat and ball. There will be four opportunities to register your children for the 2017 Cuero Little League Baseball/Softball season between now and Jan. 26. The registration fee is $80 for one child and $75 per child for more than one child. A $20 late registration fee will apply if registering after Jan. 26. If a payment plan or financial assistance is needed, ask at registration. Online registration is open now at their new website: cuerolittleleague.com.

Registration will be at the Little League Complex from 10 a.m. to noon, and the dates are as follows: Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 26. Feb. 7 is late registration.

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