Sports Shorts - 2/22

Lady Yoe, Yoe Golf finishes 2nd in Cameron

The Lady Yoe continued their streak of strong early performances by posting a second place finish in Cameron, shooting a 421. That mark was just 11 strokes behind winner Rockdale (410) and 102 strokes ahead of third place Academy (523).

Keagan Galvan paced Cameron with a 93, good enough for the silver medal. Jazmin Vaculin was two strokes behind at 100, which was good enough for the bronze.

Presley Berry (111) and Emily Graham (117) also shot rounds for the team.

On Tuesday, the boys participated in their own tournament from the country club, and the results were positive with a second place finish at 343. Despite battling a wrist injury, Nikolas Keratsopoulos managed to finished as the second medalist with an 81. Stockton Kruse was just one stroke behind with an 82, good enough for the bronze medal.

Luke Greene (85), Kobe Young (95), Jale Walzel (95) and Braden Brashear (108) also competed.

Rockdale won the tournament with a 327 and Milano was third with a 388.

Lady Yoe Soccer battles Gateway Prep into overtime

Sometimes winning is not always the name of the game. For the Lady Yoe, it was known they were going to be in a battle with Gateway Prep, which came into the contest at 4-1 in . Though it did not end in a win, Cameron had many positives to take away from a 1-0 overtime loss.

Cameron, which dropped to 2-3 in 25-4A with the narrow loss, began the game on the attack, outshooting Gateway throughout the early portion of the first half, 4-0.

“I was really proud of how they played,” said coach Laura Dickson. “We knew going in that their (Gateway Prep) only loss was to Salado and they had blown everyone else out. So, I knew this was going to be a tough games for us.”

It took extra time this go around as Julianne Villatoro had an open look from about 25 yards out and managed to get a nice bounce and roll into the net at the 7:45 mark of overtime. That lone goal held up.

After the game, Dickson reiterated to her team how proud she was of them for their efforts.

“I told them that success was not really what was on the scoreboard, but it was their game to take if they wanted it,” said Dickson. “They went out and played like a team and we were communicating. We finally had everyone back tonight healthy and that made a difference.”

Dickson was pleased with her overall team effort, but was happy to see Karla Martinez back in the lineup after missing the Salado game, which Cameron lost, 12-0.

“I thought Karla did a great job in the midfield,” said the coach. “We didn’t have her against Salado, and she came back today and did a really good job of putting pressure on the ball and not holding back. She is a leader and the girls have confidence when she’s out there.”

Rebecca Kostroun - the goalie for Cameron - saved 13 of 14 shot attempts put up.

“Rebecca had a lot of great saves at the goal,” said Dickson. “That could have been a lot different game.”

Now, Cameron will look to carry over the momentum gained here into the second half of district, which begins Friday with Jarrell coming to town. The Lady Yoe dropped the first matchup with the Lady Cougars, 4-1.

“If we play like we did tonight against Jarrell on Friday, that game is ours,” said Dickson. “We went out the first time flat against Jarrell and weren’t ready to play. That could be another win that will help us. We also didn’t have a full team against Florence or Academy, so I hope we stay healthy.”

Cameron finished the match with 9 shots on goal, including two from Maddie Kenney in the opening minutes. Darci Denio finished with 3 attempts.

The Yoemen did not play Gateway Prep as they do not have a boys team. The boys finished the first half of district at 1-3, but still in the playoff picture with only a 5-team district.

Both teams will host Jarrell on Friday and Florence on Tuesday.

West Powerlifting Results
Boys: Joe Rangel, 123 lb (795 lbs, 6th); James Hall, 132 lb (730 lbs, 8th); Henry Hubnik, 148 lb (695 lbs, 14th); DJ Fripp, 181 lb (1355 lbs, 2nd); Alex Aguillon, 181 lb (1185 lbs, 5th); Edwardo Gill, 220 lb (1085 lbs, 13th); Dominic Lewis, 242 lb (1090 lbs, 6th); Adrian Lewis, SHW (1445 lbs, 3rd).
Girls: Selene Vargas, 123 lb (665 lbs, 2nd); Faith Kistler, 148 lb (690 lbs, 5th); Daejanay Bell, 259+ (965 lbs, 2nd).