Sports Shorts - 8/2

Keen’s compete in the Tevis Cup

Both Beth and Dale Keen competed in the Tevis Cup horse race this past week, and made admirable showings for their first time out. Both riders made it to the 50-mile mark before they had to pull out due to time restrictions.


“We just got behind the time cut off,” said Dale Keen. “We made it 50 miles but were behind the cutoff, so we had to drop out.”


According to Keen, only 42 percent of the riders actually finished the race this year, with a good portion coming out for lameness or metabolic reasons.


“It is a great event and it was nice to be apart of something like that, “added Keen. “The trail seemed like almost every step was up or down. It’s also real rocky and hot. We did pretty good and took care of our horses like everyone should, but maybe we could have been a little more daring.”


Though the event is halfway across the country and takes a number of the days just for travel, both riders said they learned a lot from the experience and would like to come back within the next couple of years.


“We are thinking about doing it again next year, but we will have to see,” Keen said. “It is kind of a logistical nightmare to come out here. It’s also hard to expect horses from the flat land to come out here and compete.”


Heather Reynolds of Dunnellon, Florida came in first place with a finishing time of 10:00 pm. The next closest time was 10:18 pm.


Yoe football season tickets on sale

Season Football Tickets for all current reserve season ticket holders will be on sale at the Cameron ISD Administration Office beginning Monday, August 20 and continue through August 24. The Administration Office Board Room will be open for ticket sales from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day during season ticket sales.


All remaining UNSOLD reserve tickets will be available for purchase on a first come-first served basis beginning Tuesday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Administration Office Board Room.


District 10 and District 19 2-year Senior Passes will also be available on a first come-first served basis. Seniors must be at least 60 years of age, be a Cameron resident and present a valid i.d.


Yoe falls sports begin this week

On Wednesday, the Lady Yoe volleyball team began preparation for the start of the 2018 season with their first practice of the year. Cameron will host Milano in a scrimmage on Friday and will travel to Salado on Saturday before opening the season on Tuesday with a dual match with Thrall and Lago Vista, starting at 4:30 pm.


The Yoe football team will begin their preparations for a bounce back season on Monday, August 6 with the start of two-a-day practices.