Sports

Tue
31
Mar

Kitty Kats claw back 13 runs but not enough for win

The Yorktown Kitty Kats softball team battled for five innings on Friday night but fell short to the Runge Yellowjackets, 25-13 in a district game.

Runge went up 5-0 midway through the first inning, but the Kitty Kats answered back with five runs in the bottom half. Kendalyn Naranjo led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on Shelby Franke’s infield single. Stephanie Mattox drove in the Kitty Kat’s first run with another single, scoring Naranjo. The catcher, Raegan Cunningham, followed up with a run batted in (RBI) double, plating Franke, and the Yorktown bats were clicking early. A third run was driven in on pitcher Kaylee Dueser’s single. Tabytha Chaloupka scored on Jessica Garcia’s single after going in to run for Cunningham. Dueser scored the fifth run of the inning on an error.

Tue
31
Mar

Wildcats on a two game winning streak

Cy Strieber was not expecting to pitch against Pettus on Tuesday, March 24 but tossed five gritty innings of relief and led the Wildcats to a 13-10 victory, moving the team to 2-6 in district and 4-8 overall.

Tanner Koricanek started on the mound and worked out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning but was unable to complete the second before Reagan Billings took over for an inning.

The Wildcat bats were clicking early with two runs in the first. Milam Eckhardt began the inning with a single, stole second and third, and scored on an error by the Pettus third baseman. Strieber reached on a prior misplayed grounder by the third baseman, stole second, moved to third on the error that scored Eckhardt, and stole home.

Billings moved to the mound with the bases loaded and no outs in the second. Back-to-back wild pitches and an infield single allowed three Pettus runners to score before Billings ultimately struck out the side.

Wed
18
Mar

Wildcats take Three Rivers 3-2

The Yorktown Wildcats took advantage of Cy Strieber’s athleticism to score in the first and fifth innings for a 3-2 win over the Three Rivers Bulldogs Tuesday night at home.

Reagan Billings pitched 7 innings for the win. He allowed 9 hits, walked 5, and struck out 11.

Yorktown coach Justin Havard said, “It is always good when you have pitching. Reagan Billings had a heck of a game. Cy Strieber (went 3 for 3, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored) got out of his slump and came in. Milam Eckhardt, behind the plate, was solid.”

The Wildcat defense was solid. Three Rivers hit fly balls to each outfielder. Logan Romans, Matthew Ortiz and Stephen Wagner each made the catch to stop any rallies from developing.

Billings was quick off the mound to pick up three grounders to throw the batters out at first.

Wed
18
Mar

Gobblers lose district opener to La Vernia

Cuero’s pitcher, D’Mond LaFond, only gave up two hits against La Vernia last night but it was not enough for the Gobblers as they lost their district opener, 0-3.

Cuero had 24 at bats with only six striking out. Joey Baker, Case Farris, LaFond, Jason West, and Garret Veit each had one hit.

La Vernia had 19 at bats with LaFond striking out five batters and walking three. The Gobbler defense played flawless without any errors.

It was not until the bottom of the fifth inning that La Vernia scored the three runs and holding Cuero scoreless to end the game 0-3.

The Gobblers play Canyon Lake at home this Friday at 7 p.m.

Wed
18
Mar

Kitty Kats defeat S.A. Hawkins

The Yorktown Kitty Kats defeated San Antonio Hawkins in their first district 30-2A game of the season, 31-14 in 2 1⁄2 innings last night.

Kaylee Dueser was the winning pitcher scattering 4 hits with 3 strikeouts.

Offensive stats: Shelby Franke went 3 for 4, 3 RBIs, 4 runs scored; Hunter Day went 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 4 runs scored; Stephanie Mattox went 1 for 1 with a double,  2 RBIs, 3 runs scored; Raegan Cunningham went 1 for 2 with a triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored; Becca Mireles went 1 for 1, 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored; Alexis Longoria went 1 for 1, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored; Kendalyn Naranjo scored 4 runs; Kaylee Dueser scored 4 runs; Jessica Garcia scored 3 runs; Madison Hickman scored 1 run.

Defensively, Tabytha Chaloupka had 3 putouts.

The Kitty Kats are 1-0 in district, 2-0 for the season. They are scheduled to host Charlotte this Friday. Game starts at 6 p.m.

Tue
17
Mar

Gobblers Junior High Invitational track meet Thursday at stadium

 

The Cuero Gobblers Jr. High Invitational will be held on Thursday March 19 at the Gobbler Stadium.
 
Only three athletes from each school will be allowed to compete in each event. The schedule is as follows.
 
3:45 p.m. - 2400 meter run, 7 G/B then 8 G/B
 
4 p.m. - Field Events, 3 jumps and  3 throws.
 
High jump - 8B/7B Pit #1; 7G/8G Pit #2
 
Long jump - 7B/8B Pit #1; 7G/8G Pit #2  
 
Triple jump - 8B/7B Pit #3; 8G/7G Pit #4
 
Pole vault - 7/8 girls together; 7/8 boys together
 
Shot put - 7G/8G Ring #1; 7B/8B Ring #2
 
Discus - 8G/7G Ring #1; 8B/7B Ring #2 
 
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Tue
17
Mar

Cuero hosts Gobblers Relays on Saturday

 

Tue
17
Mar

Gobblers take lead from Goliad Tigers

 

Goliad may have been surprised how the game ended after losing the lead and the game against the Cuero Gobblers 4-3 in a non-conference game on March 13.
 
Goliad fans cheered in celebration as their Tigers were in the lead, 3-1 with two outs in the seventh inning. 
 
Cuero needed something to happen. LaFond singled to left field with a hard line drive. Schiffbauer hit a hard ground ball to third and got on base with an error. LaFond was given the signal to steal third.
 
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Tue
17
Mar

Lady Gobblers keep winning streak in Wimberley game

 

The Cuero Lady Gobblers had a near scare but pushed through for a solid district win over Wimberley last Friday night at home.
 
Meagan Packebusch pitched a solid game but had her moment to decide to fold or to persevere at the top of the third when runners were at second and third with no outs. Wimberley bunted toward third to force a throw to first. The runner at third scored and the batter was safe at first. The momentum was in Wimberley’s favor with runners at first and third. The next batter popped up to short stop Chelsea Veit for the first out. Packebusch was back in the zone to strike out the next batter. The third out came with a pop up to first base.
 
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Tue
17
Mar

Wildcats fall short to CC London

Reagan Billings threw seven strong innings for the Yorktown Wildcats baseball team on Friday night against Corpus Christi London in a home, district game. The Wildcats clawed their way back into the game in the home half of the seventh but fell short, 2-1.

Yorktown coach Justin Havard said, “The guys didn’t hit the ball early and came out flat.”

C.C. London grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first following an error, but Billings followed up with five shutout innings and six strikeouts for the game.

Billings set the Pirates down in order in the second and third innings before getting out of jams in the fourth and sixth.
 

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