Sports

Wed
20
May

Metting still figuring the mechanics

The rains stayed away long enough on Saturday for the Texas Tractor Truck Pull Association to have their day on the dirt at the Nordheim May Feast Shootout.

Club co-vice president Clint Metting said, “With the rains we questioned whether or not people would come. It has rained the last three years [cutting out one of the days of the Feast]. The top was sloppy but we worked on the track late on Friday cutting off two inches. With these winds (today) we feel really good that people will come.”

Quoting the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it they will come,” happened. An hour before the event a blade dozer started to cut two more inches from the surface. By the time the event started the stands were packed on both sides of the track.

There were some mishaps. No one was injured. PoleCat somehow activated the kill switch leaving him standing in the track with a less than favorable pull.

Wed
20
May

Gold medal for Williams

AUSTIN – Nordheim is home to one of the fastest girls in the state, and she has the hardware to prove it.

Daija Williams claimed gold in the Class 1A 100-meter dash and then followed it up with a silver in the 200-meter dash, leaving last weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium with a pair of medals.

Williams entered the 100 as one of the favorite in the nine-runner field, and she delivered.

A quick race, naturally, she got a great start out of the blocks and took a lead that she never relinquished. She was the only sprinter to finish with a time under 12.7 seconds and half the field failed to break the 13-second barrier.

In the 200-meter event only a new state record could beat Williams, who finished the race in 26.47 seconds.
 

Read more in this week's edition of the News-View.

Tue
19
May

Ragusin, Parrett make plans to play for Sul Ross

It is not everyday that a high school athlete has the opportunity and privilege of playing at the next level. Two Yorktown High School seniors have now been granted this chance.

J.D. Parrett and Joe Ragusin will always be Wildcats, but now they are going to be Lobos, too. Parrett and Ragusin are taking their football talents to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX.

A recent visit to the school sealed the deal for both of them.

Parrett and Ragusin were also considering Hardin Simmons, while Ragusin carried an offer from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. It was Sul Ross, though, that ended up being the perfect fit for both of them.

Ragusin, an honorable mention all-state defensive tackle, looks to play somewhere on the defensive line for the Lobos.
 

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.

Tue
12
May

Gallagher signs letter of intent with Texas Lutheran University

He may be small in stature at 5' 8" but he plays big and fast. It was enough for Texas Lutheran University to offer Cuero senior D’Andre Gallagher a letter of intent to play for the Bulldogs.

Cuero athletic director and head football coach Travis Reeve said, “He is an excellent route runner. He is very quick. He has tremendous hands and he is a smart football player. When you combine those things, size is not as big a factor when you know how to get open and catch the football. Those are things he does really well. TLU liked what they saw and thought that he would be a good fit for their offense.”

Gallagher said, “Size never got into my head. I always competed with bigger guys so it never played a part of anything.”

Tue
12
May

Doggett signs letter of intent with McMurry University

The dreams of playing football was nearly lost for Cuero senior Hunter Doggett until McMurry University War Hawks in Abilene was able to look at his performance.

Doggett said, “Originally, I did not think I was going to play anywhere because of my shoulder injury. I did not think any college would look at me.”

Cuero athletic director and head football coach Travis Reeve said, “When you have a football player who has had the success that Hunter has had, the experience as a two year starter, you want to give a kid like that an opportunity. He is not only a good football player, he is a great person, a good student and works extremely hard. You want guys like that to be a part of your program which is why they want him to be a part of their program. The injury is not as big of a concern.”

Doggett will play linebacker and defensive end for the War Hawks.

Tue
12
May

Yeretsky returns home with three gold medals

Andrew Yeretsky may be wheel chair bound but that does not limit his competitiveness nor his skills in maneuvering his motorized wheel chair.

Andrew was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy from premature birth. His parents, Mike and Myra Yeretsky moved their family of six from Houston to Yorktown in 2005. Since then the family has settled in and Andrews classmates have accepted him as one of their own with true Wildcat pride.

Andrew is 11 years old attending fifth grade at Yorktown Elementary School. He attends mainstream classroom academics since Pre-K but receives services from DeWitt-Lavaca Coop.

Last Friday Andrew was heading to Yoakum to compete in the DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative Special Olympics. The YES teachers and students gave Andrew a big send-off with cheers of encouragement to bring back some hardware. The Yorktown chief of police Paul Campos gave a police escort through Main Street.

Wed
06
May

Khouri Walker earns spot in state meet

 

Tue
05
May

CHS Gobblers secure 3rd seed, head to playoffs

 

No one likes losing but the Cuero Gobblers had some relief when LaVernia beat Navarro leaving the Wimberley game somewhat meaningless.
 
The Gobblers lost to Wimberley 8-4, the last district game at home on May 1. Despite the loss it did not change Cuero’s position of third seed in district and moving on to the bi-district playoffs.
 
The Gobblers (14-9-1) will play against the Taylor Ducks (20-4) for bi-district championship on May 8 and 9 in La Grange. The game on Friday will start at 7 p.m. The game on Saturday, first pitch is at 1 p.m. If game three is necessary it will start 30 minutes after game two. Cuero will be home team on games one and three. 
 
Tue
05
May

Wildcats moving in the right direction

The win column does not tell the whole story, and this is the case with the Yorktown Wildcats baseball team, as they are continuing to move in the right direction.

Two seasons ago, the Wildcats did not win a single game, this year they won three district match-ups and were competitive in many other district games. They also swept a doubleheader in non-district play against Falls City.

Coach Justin Havard summed it up quite well when saying, “It can only get better.”

The guys are quickly learning more and more about the game and their and passion is also becoming more prevalent.

After a slow start to the district campaign, the Wildcats won three of their final four in the first half before having a difficult go in the second half but continue to show signs of improvement.

Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View.

Tue
05
May

Jennings, Williams heading to state track meet

Nordheim’s Emily Jennings and Jade Williams performed with a surprise ending during the Region IV-1A track meet held on May 1-2 at Pflugerville.

During the area track meet held at McMullen County, it was Williams who won the shot put at a distance of 32’-10”. Jennings came in at second, 16” inches shy of Williams’ throw. At regionals the two ladies found some power to gain their personal best and to see one off to state.

Williams threw her personal best at 33’-7.5” earning her fifth place.

Jennings, on the other hand, sailed her shot put 36’ even improving her personal best by 4’-6”. Her throw earned her second place qualifying her to go to state.

Daija Williams will return to state for another opportunity to win gold in the 100m dash. Last year she won silver with a time of 12.74.

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