Sports

Tue
28
Jul

Sheppard, Kelley remember 1970s Gobbler football, reflect on time at Cuero ISD

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Fox Sports Southwest is working on a documentary of Cuero football from 1970-2004. Joe Shepard and Ray Kelley talked about some of the significant moments during their time with Cuero ISD.
 
Shepard was a member of the the first two Gobbler teams to reach the state finals in 1970 and 1971.
 
“We played Ennis in the semifinals in 1970 and were an 18 point underdog,” Shepard said.
 
Cuero was accustomed to receiving little to no respect before games were played, but they always showed up to play, paving the way for what is now a very strong Mean Green tradition.
 
Shepard recalled that Ennis was undefeated and had big city backing, being from the Dallas area. Cuero had already lost twice in the regular season, including to eventual 2A state champion, Refugio.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Wilson surprises herself, family

What does father Kevin Wilson and daughter Heather Danielle have in common? How about a 2.2 pound, seven inch diameter lenticular disc better known as the discus.

Heather, known as Danielle, started shot put last year going into the fifth grade in Nordheim. She said, “They thought that I was going to do good at it. They showed me what it was and I wanted to do it.”

Danielle’s best throw last year was 16 feet. This year she improved her throw by 7 feet for a personal record of 23 feet. She said, “They taught me to do the glide but I do better just standing. I did the glide at regionals but it did not help the throw.”

What has really peaked her interest, this year, is the discus throw.

“It sounded fun,” Danielle said. “They (Coach Wilson and coach Randy Castillo) thought I should try it. The first time I threw it I threw it far. After that, I wanted to do it because I knew that I would get a medal.”

Tue
21
Jul

2015 Hudgeons Memorial Race

From left, racetrack owner Bruce Tesch, Sandy Hudgeons and Carl Albrecht, one of the original founders of the Hudgeons Memorial Race.
 
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Tue
21
Jul

2015 Gobbler football season tickets on sale

The 2015 Gobbler football season tickets ($10 each) will go on sale at the new Cuero ISD Administration Office located at 960 E Broadway beginning Monday, July 20 through August 14 for those individuals who had season tickets during the 2014 season.  These tickets will also be available at the Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, August 5 and also at the Gobbler Kickoff Banquet on Monday, August 10 at the VFW. 
 
Season tickets not purchased by previous season ticket holders will be available to the public beginning August 17.  
The school district will only be selling tickets Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No tickets will sold on Fridays until August 7th.
 
The Gobbler Senior Citizen Passes may be picked up at the Cuero ISD Administration Office.  Passes may be picked up Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
 
Tue
21
Jul

Blain wins national championship

By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
 
Mackenzie Blain, who will be a seventh grader in Meyersville this fall, won her first national championship in gymnastics last month in Greensboro, North Carolina.
 
Blain won in the double mini event and also finished 10th out of 29 in trampoline level nine.
 
Blain explains the double mini as, “You run, jump, do a skill, jump off and do another skill.”
 
Her coach, Chad Ganaway, said, “I enjoy working with her. She works hard and is a good role model for the younger kids. It’s good to see her hard work pay off.”
 
Blain has been competing for six years and even won regionals on trampoline level seven.
 
Read the full story in this week's editon of The Record. Call 275-3464 to subscribe to The Record.
Tue
21
Jul

Cuero participants place in Texas Water Safari competition

Bill Stafford of Cuero and Matt Sandel of Houston placed first in the Texas Water Safari USCA C2 division and 19th overall with a time of 49 hours and 32 minutes. Team Captains were Bill McCanse and Darla Stafford.
 
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Tue
21
Jul

Legends of Gobbler Football

By Liz Heiser, Curator
Cuero Heritage Museum
 
Gobbler fans know that football in Cuero is legendary by means of its longevity of success and tradition of excellence. Now, the Cuero High School football program has been chosen by Fox Sports Southwest to be featured in their documentary series titled, “The Legends of Texas High School Football.” The hour long documentary will run on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox College Sports (National channel), all over a period of several months. The documentary will also rotate through at future dates. Airing of the Cuero story is expected sometime before the end on 2015.
 
Tue
14
Jul

Cuero Select Track Club state, national qualifiers

 

Tue
14
Jul

Gobbler football season tickets

The 2015 Gobbler football season tickets ($10 each) will go on sale at the new Cuero ISD Administration Office located at 960 E Broadway beginning Monday, July 20 through August14 for those individuals who had season tickets during the 2014 season.  These tickets will also be available at the Booster Club meeting on Wednesday, August 5 and also at the Gobbler Kickoff Banquet on Monday, August 10 at the VFW.

Season tickets not purchased by previous season ticket holders will be available to the public beginning August 17.  
The school district will only be selling tickets Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No tickets will sold on Fridays until August 7th.

The Gobbler Senior Citizen Passes may be picked up at the Cuero ISD Administration Office.  Passes may be picked up Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Tue
07
Jul

Wilson heading to national Junior Olympic competition

Danielle Wilson, of Nordheim, advances in two events to the AAU Jr Olympic Games that will be held Norfolk, Virginia on August 2-3 at Norfolk State University. She placed 4th in the shot put throwing 20’11” and first in the discus throwing a personal record of 58’3”

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