Sports

Tue
29
Sep

Lady Gobblers defeated in 4 sets

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
After missing the previous match against Wimberley, Martina Stavinoha returned and smashed 20 kills for the Lady Gobblers. Cuero dropped the district match to La Vernia, though, in four sets (23-25, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25).
 
It has been a challenging start to district for the Lady Gobblers, but they continue to battle in each match to the very end.
 
Coach Whitney Coles constantly speaks of her team’s resiliency and senior leadership.
 
Seniors Mary Kate Krueger, Mia Knetig and Kaelen Sievers are tremendous players but also lead well. It has not equated to district wins just yet, but the girls continue to fight in each match until the final point is scored.
 
The Lady Gobblers clawed back from large deficits in each set against the Lady Bears, making them earn each point.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Giddings football game preview

Cuero will face another team from district 11-4A on Friday night in the Gobbler’s final non-district game in preparation for a challenging district campaign. The Gobblers will visit the Giddings Buffaloes, who Cuero doubled up last season, 62-31.
 
Cuero will look to many different players to anchor this season’s matchup, however, while Giddings returns several key players including quarterback Kyle Jones.
 
The Gobblers bolted to an early 28-7 lead after the opening quarter last season, en route to the overwhelming victory but will have to find contributions from other faces in this year’s game.
 
Jones threw for 99 yards against Cuero last season and was named named the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week for 4A during week four of this season with his performance against Columbus, where he threw for 377 yards and seven touchdowns.
 
Tue
29
Sep

Gobblers lose nail-biter to Columbus Cardinals

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
It came down to the final moments of the game, the first nail-biter of the season for the Gobblers. In the final home, non-district game of the season, Cuero was edged by the Columbus Cardinals, 21-14.
 
Columbus pounded the ball all night to the tune of 209 yards but more importantly were able to negate the Gobbler offense from seeing the much in the second half. Cuero had averaged roughly 12 possessions per game coming into this contest with the Cardinals but were held to six in this game, two in the second half.
 
In the midst of the limited possessions, the Gobblers still battled for the duration of the game.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve said, “We gave ourselves a chance to win in the end and just didn’t finish it.”
 
Tue
22
Sep

Lady Pirates struggle with errors

The Nordheim Lady Pirates volleyball team had moments of greatness last Friday, Sept. 18 at home but the inconsistencies led them to lose to the Runge Lady Yellow Jackets in four games.

The first game the Lady Pirates could not return any of the serves by Runge for a severe loss of 5-25.

The second match, it was match point up to 9-9. Emily Jennings showed her athleticism with some great sacrifices to help the team take the lead 11-9. Nordheim started to lose the lead at 13-12. They could not return the serves and lost 20-25.

The Lady Pirates picked up the pace during game three and started to communicate on the court. It was the Lady Yellow Jackets that could not return the serves. At 19-16 Samantha Ryan-Hansen made a fierce block up on the net that motivated the Lady Pirates to victory 25-21.

However, the momentum was short lived as Nordheim took their third loss and match at 9-25.

Tue
22
Sep

Wildcats take Yeguas early in game

It was a perfect homecoming Friday night for the Yorktown Wildcats after taking the lead over the Somerville Yeguas in the first half 36-0.

After winning the coin toss, Yorktown elected to kick-off. Reagan Billings kicked to the right where Jeremiah Good recovered the fumble at the Yeguas’ 19-yard line. Four plays later, quarterback Jayden Webb made a 12-yard pass to Milam Eckhardt for a touchdown. Cy Strieber scored on a 2-point conversion to take the lead 8-0.

Tue
22
Sep

Kitty Kats take care of business

It was homecoming night and to watch the Yorktown Kitty Kats volleyball team play last Friday against Pettus, one would believe that they had someplace to go and time was a factor.

The Kitty Kats swept the game in three straight wins; 25-13, 25-7, 25-9.

Shelby Franke has incorporated a jump serve that has benefited the team overall. In 12 serves she made 7 aces and 8 total serve points. Lacee Guerrero has been the team’s constant with 12 serves and 11 points won along with Halle Martin, 9 serves for 8 points won and Kaylee Dueser, 13 serves for 12 points won. Emily Gwosdz was difficult to return the serve with 6 serves for 3 aces.

Yorktown volleyball coach Deirdre Alexander said, “I told the girls when we are up by three points to work on hard serves. I want them to work on them [all season] to be ready for playoffs.”

Tue
22
Sep

Lady Gobblers fall to Sandcrabs

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Two Lady Gobblers returned from injury, and a freshman played significant minutes, but they came up short. Cuero fell in four sets to the Calhoun Sandcrabs on Tuesday, Sept. 15 (22-25, 27-25, 14-25, 16-25).
 
“We need to be challenged,” coach Whitney Coles said, following the match.
 
Non-district challenges have been very apparent this season for the Lady Gobblers, as they have consistently played strong opponents in preparation for a tough district. Cuero dropped their first district match to Navarro but showed they are up to the task.
 
“In games one and two, we received well,” Coles said. “We limited defensive errors. We were tired mentally in games three and four, not being where we need to be.”
 
Tue
22
Sep

Columbus preview

Columbus will look to Jaqai Shorter to lead the way in this season’s matchup with Cuero. Last year, the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead before falling to the Gobblers, 28-20. Cuero outscored Columbus 21-0 in the second half.
 
Sophomore running back Jaqai Shorter will carry the payload for the Cardinals offense. Shorter rushed for 62 yards in last season’s slugfest.
 
Elex Martinez and Kamron Mathis  are the only two Gobblers who complied yards in the game with Columbus last year and return this season.
 
Total yardage was very close, with Cuero outgaining Columbus by only 46 yards, 282 to 236. Cuero outpassed the Cardinals, 77 to 5.
 
Preview from Dave Campbell’s 2015 Texas Football: Coach: Tony Valastro. Lettermen R/L: 15:15. Starters returning O/D: 4/6. 2014: 3-8 bi-district finalist/1-4 district.
Tue
22
Sep

Cross country Shiner meet

Cuero’s cross country team visited Shiner this past weekend. Eight high school athletes and three junior high athletes participated. Results are as follows: varsity girls: Brittany Gonzales, 24th place, 13:50; Ally Lott, 72nd place, 15:12; Audrey Moreno, 42nd place, 14:20; Jocee Bennett, 17th place, 13:23. Varsity boys: Payton Walk, 62nd place, 20:06; Ben Villareal, 54th place, 19:38. JV girls: Alexis Whitt, 7th place, 15:04; Nalicia DuBose, 43rd place, 15:56. 8th grade: Kimberly Hang, 75th place, 18:08. 7th grade: Brooke Windle, 8th place, 13:43; Teresa Garza, 44th place, 16:13. Coach Roberto Granados (bottom left) is pictured with the cross country team.
 
Contributed photo
Tue
22
Sep

Errors cost Gobblers in Port Lavaca

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Injuries plagued the Gobblers on Friday night in Port Lavaca, but they never stopped competing. The Sandcrabs, led by quarterback Matt Lerma, performed well throughout the evening, beating Cuero, 49-13.
 
Head coach Travis Reeve recognized the costly errors made by the Gobblers against a good team but also said his guys kept fighting.
 
“We have a lot of kids that aren’t gonna quit,” Reeve said. “We made too many errors against a good football team.”
 
Cuero quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead less than a minute into the game. It only took two plays for the Gobblers to travel 70 yards, all by freshman Keiran Grant. Grant ran for three yards on the first play of the game before hauling in a pass from sophomore quarterback Drew Riemenschneider and taking it to the endzone for the opening score.
 

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