Sports Shorts - 6/7

Summer basketball and football update

Over the weekend, Cameron hosted their first-ever state qualifying basketball tournament from Yoe Gym. Things did not go quite as planned as the Yoemen fell to Thorndale (44-41) in their opener before rebounding with a win over Rosebud-Lott (62-48). Thorndale and Salado qualified for the state tournament.


The team will be back at it this Saturday in the Salado SQT. There is also the Rosebud-Lott SQT on June 16. There will be open gym for most of June before it is closed for floor repair in July.


Varsity players will be attending the Texas A&M camp from June 21-23.


On Monday, the Yoe football 7-on-7 team traveled over to Copperas Cove and finished with a 1-2 mark. The Yoemen took down host Cove before falling to Belton and Temple.


Cameron will be in Belton on June 11, will host the league on June 18, and will be back on the road to close things out in Temple in June 25.


Baseball/Softball update

It was a down year for Central Texas as not one team from the area was able to capture a state championship. In 1A, Solcum beat Ector by a 3-0 final, 2A action saw Bells beat Normangee (9-5) for their second straight title, 3A power Santa Gertrudis Academy took down Hughes Springs (8-3), Liberty edged out Vernon (3-1) in the 4A title game, Forney took down Richmond Foster (4-1) in 5A and Atascocita took down Comal Canyon (5-3) to take home the 6A title.


In baseball, the state tournament has been set for this week.


1A semifinals: Abbott (21-9-1) Vs. Fayetteville (16-8) - Wednesday, 9:00, Slocum (20-8) Vs. New Home (15-9), Wednesday, 12:00; 2A semifinals: New Deal (30-4) Vs. Dallardsville Big Sandy (32-4-1) - Wednesday, 4:00, Muenster (34-4-1) Vs. Woden (27-6-1) - Wednesday, 7:00; 4A semifinals: Argyle (35-0) Vs. Jasper (33-7-1) - Wednesday, 1:00, Godley (30-2) Vs. Sweeny (34-5) - Wednesday, 4:00; 5A semifinals: Northwest Eaton (32-9-1) Vs. Humble Kingwood Park (32-12) - Thursday, 4:00, Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (33-6-1) Vs. Forney (28-13-1) - Thursday, 7:00; 3A semifinals: Georgetown Gateway Prep (34-3) Vs. Clifton (29-6-1) - Friday, 9:00, Beckville (34-4) Vs. Brock (31-4-1) - Thursday, 12:00; 6A semifinals: Southlake Carroll (33-6) Vs. Conroe The Woodlands (35-14-1) - Friday, 4:00, San Antonio Reagan (36-7) Vs. Cypress Ranch (32-8-2) - Friday, 7:00.


State title game times: 1A: Thursday, 9:00, 2A: Thursday, 12:00, 3A: Saturday, 9:00, 4A: Thursday, 6:30, 5A: Saturday, 12:00, 6A: Saturday, 4:00.


All classifications besides 4A will take place from the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. 4A games will be played at Disch-Falk Field in Austin.


In 2A, Thorndale was bounced by Big Sandy in the regional finals this past week in two games. Big Sandy has now ended Thorndale’s playoff run three years in a row.


Former Yoe coach John Broussard will be going for his second state championship this week with Gateway Prep. The Gators lost game one to both Falfurrias and Bishop before rallying to take the next two games in the regional semifinals and regional finals.


Sports camps update

A variety of Yoe sports camps got underway this week. The Yoe baseball camp was held from June 4-5, softball was June 4-6, boys basketball was June 5-7 and wrestling is June 5, 7, 12 and 14.


There is still time to get in future camps such as the Lady Yoe Volleyball camps, held June 11-4 and July 24-25. The Lad Yoe basketball camp is July 12-14, cheer camp is July 28, and the Yoe football camp will be July 20 through August 2.