Sports

Tue
04
Feb

Lady Gobblers 3rd in district, host La Grange tonight

 

The Lady Gobblers came from behind to defeat the Lady Apaches Jan. 31 in Gonzales, 47–38. The team is third in district.
 
“The first half we struggled. The shots looked good but they were not going in the basket. The defense kept us in the game,” said girls coach Terrance Fryer.
 
Once the Lady Gobblers settled down and adjusted their tempo it was a different second half.
 
“The shooting had the same look as the first but they just started going in the basket,” Fryer said.
 
The Lady Gobblers won the Jan. 28 game against the Tigerettes at Smithville, 50–33. The Lady Gobblers played their last home game Feb. 4 against La Grange.
Tue
04
Feb

Over 160 compete in meet

Cheyenne Rodgers took first place in her weight class at Saturday's Wildcat Classic powerlifting meet in Yorktown. She is currently ranked 10th in the region. Thirteen schools and 161 athletes competed in the meet. Read more in the article "Yorktown powerlifters raise the bar." News-View photo by Tim O'Malley

Tue
04
Feb

Coaches protest game in stand still for one minute 48 seconds

 

It was a game that may be talked about for years to come as the boy’s basketball coaches from Nordheim and Austwell-Tivoli stood silently for one minute 48 seconds to run out the clock. 
 
Nordheim, with only six players, played their first district game against the Austwell-Tivoli Redfish on Jan. 31 at home. It was the first time that all members of the team were eligible due to grades.
 
Both teams came out and played hard ending the first period with Nordheim behind 10-12.
 
In the second period the Pirates made plenty attempts to score but they were no where near the basket. The Redfish outscored the Pirates 13-20.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
04
Feb

Yorktown powerlifters raise the bar

Steven Perez successfully dead lifted 425 pounds in his third attempt during the Wildcat Classic held of Feb. 1 Perez is currently ranked 8th in Region 5 Division 3 181 weight class. Photo by Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View

 
With the clapping of metal weights, lifters  grunting and team leaders yelling, power lifting is well underway.
 
Power lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: Squat, bench press, and dead lift. The latest clothing attire may consist of the latest fashion in supportive bench shirt or squat/dead lift suit, knee wraps, weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear. 
 
Yorktown had their Wildcat Classic power lifting meet Feb. 1 where 13 schools and 161 athletes attended.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
04
Feb

Nordheim still heading to playoff

 

It was not the Lady Pirates night at their homecoming game against Austwell Tivoli on Jan. 31. Alyssa Leister only scored 10 points with most of her shots nowhere near the basket.
 
“I don’t know what went wrong,” Leister said. “I really wanted us to do good since this is my last game at home.”
 
Halfway into the first period there was a lot of tension on the court. Nordheim coach Randy Castillo had the Lady Pirates play a more controlled game slowing down the pace. At the end of the first Nordheim was down by two points, 11-13.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
Tue
04
Feb

Kats lose chance for playoffs

 

The Kitty Kats lost any chance to go to playoff rounds after losing to Falls City 17-80 on Jan 28 and to Pettus 31-43 on Jan. 31. 
 
Yorktown coach Bruno Mata said, “The girls played very tough and were very aggressive the whole game.” 
 
The Kitty Kats are 3-6 in district play.  Mata’s hope is to upset second place team Three Rivers on Feb 4 while at home for their last game of the season. 
Tue
04
Feb

Nordheim ISD starting new program

 

Another first for Nordheim Independent School District is underway as steps are being taken for the school to have a baseball and softball high school program. 
 
Tim Scherwin, Nordheim teacher/coach said, “It may take a couple of years. It will give opportunities to kids who may not have an interest in other sports.”
 
Nordheim School superintendent Kevin Wilson said, “When I hired Tim, he had the background and we felt that this was a good time to start up the program.”
 
The softball program is still in its infancy and steps are being taken to ensure to have the support and interest to keep the program ongoing.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
Tue
04
Feb

NISD reclassified

 

Nordheim High School’s Pirates and Lady Pirates have been placed in District 32 of Class 1A following Monday’s reclassification by University Interscholastic League.
 
Teams in the basketball district that now include Nordheim ISD will include Austwell-Tivoli, Runge, San Isidro, San Perlita and Tilden McMullen County.
 
This reclassification will take effect for the 2014-15 school year.
 
Currently Nordheim is in District 31 which includes Austwell-Tivoli, Moulton, Prairie Lea and Waelder.
Mon
03
Feb

Yorktown High in new district

 

Yorktown’s Wildcats and Kitty Kats will see a little shorter travel distance for its district games in the next school year as a result of reclassification.
University Interscholastic League released its biennial reclassification results Monday morning.
The new classification will see Yorktown High School moved to Class 2A Division 2 District 14 which will include Falls City, Kenedy, Louise and Runge.
Because the UIL created a new conference for the larger school districts - 6A, the enrollment cut-offs saw Yorktown moved from 1A to 2A. Conference 2A is now for school districts with enrollments from 105 to 219. The Division 2 schools have enrollments of 105 to 157. Coach Ty Robinson said Yorktown’s enrollment is 139.
See this week's Yorktown News-View for details.
Thu
30
Jan

Kats looking for small window

 

The Kitty Kats lost to Falls City 17-80. 
 
“The girls got down but we were able to do the best we could and kept our heads held high.”
 
The Kitty Kats are 3-5 in district play.  There may be a chance for the Kats to play for third seed. If Pettus loses the next two games and the Kats win the next two there may be a tie for third. A tie-breaker will be played to determine who wins the third seed to play in the playoff rounds.
 
The Kitty Kats play away on Jan 31 against Pettus and will play their last district game at home against Three Rivers of Feb 4. 

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