Sports

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.

Tue
28
Apr

10 advancing to regional track meet

 

Tue
28
Apr

CHS golf girls unsuccessful in advancing to state

 

Tue
28
Apr

Clark sets new CHS softball record

 

Tue
28
Apr

CHS Lady Gobblers place 2nd in district

 

Tue
28
Apr

Kats end season with heads high

The season is not how the Kitty Kats wanted to end and their last game was no where to being a close score but one could not tell as they played through to the end with the hope of a win.

At the top of the third inning Yorktown was down 12-0 against Falls City while playing their last game of the season at home on April 21.

Yorktown senior Kendalyn Naranjo said, “We wanted to end the season good.”

Kitty Kat senior Raegan Cunningham said, “We wanted this game more than any other game. We just kept fighting.”

Naranjo was the lead off batter at the bottom of the third. She hit for a single. Shelby Franke hit a ground ball to the pitcher. Naranjo took advantage of her speed to take third while Falls City threw out Franke at first. Stephanie Mattox hit a grounder to third. Mattox outran the throw to first and Naranjo scored the first run for the Kitty Kats.

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

Tue
28
Apr

Nordheim sends four to compete at regional meet

Four Nordheim Pirate student-athletes are going to compete at the regional track meet in Pflugerville on May 1-2.

Daija Williams will be competing in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and long jump. Jade Williams and Emily Jennings are both going for shot put. Zach Metting will go for the 200 meter dash and long jump.

Daija, a senior, is going to regionals for her second straight year. At the area meet in McMullen County, she won gold in all three of her events. Her times of 12.42 in the 100 and 25.89 in the 200 at area are not only her personal bests but also district and school records. Daija has alread been accepted to Texas A&M-Kingsville, where she will major in kinesiology and hopes to join the track team.

Jade, a juinor, won the area meet in shot put with a throw of 32 feet and 10 inches. This is her third straight year advancing to the regional meet. After graduating next year, Jade seeks to attend Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Wed
22
Apr

Kitty Kats never let up

The Yorktown Kitty Kats never let up in five innings losing to Kenedy at home last Tuesday night, 15-4.

Yorktown’s Jessica Garcia pitched 2.75 innings. Kaylee Dueser pitched 2.25 innings.

At the top of the first inning Kenedy scored four runs.

Kitty Kat Kendalyn Naranjo answered back as the lead batter hitting a high fly ball to left field. With her speed she turned a double into a triple. Naranjo stole home plate after the Kenedy pitcher threw it in the dirt. Raegan Cunningham hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field for an RBI. Rebecca Mireles was the final batter in the inning but not after a long fight at the plate. With a 3-2 count she battled several foul balls before grounding out. After the first inning Kenedy led 4-2.

Kenedy quickly discovered, after two attempts, that any fly ball to center fielder Madison Hickman was a sure out.

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

Tue
21
Apr

CHS freshman earns 4 medals at district

 

Cuero’s Shanice Nelson had a rare district meet for any freshman running varsity winning four medals out of five events. But it had a very shaky start during the triple jump that nearly cost her the gold medal.
 
Nelson said, “I was frustrated and I quit in my mind. Usually coach LeVar Brown is there and he was not.”
 
Nelson scratched on her first two attempts. She gathered her belongings and walked off the area.
 
She said, “I talked to coach Brown and he said that I could do this. I just have to focus without him there.”
 
Brown said, “She is just a freshman and she does not care about age. She is such a competitor. She just wants to win. I told her, ‘Do what you have to to get into the finals. Qualify.’”
 
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