Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
17
May

Cameron’s Galvan looks to go out on a high note

Like most golfers that come through Cameron, Kegan Galvan got her start playing golf at a young age at the local course.

 

When she was 10, her dad joined the country club, allowing the youngster to get her hands on a set of golf clubs. She has been making routine trips back down 21st street for eight years now, and it proven to be a good use of her time.

 

Next week, Galvan will be making her fourth and final appearance at the state golf tournament in Austin.

 

“She has been a number one or two player for this program the last three years,” said her coach Pete Magre. “Her freshman year, she was a two or three player every week, so she has been a vital part to this program. She is hands down our best player this year. This has been her best, and most consistent year, giving low score after low score. She has had a really good season for us.”

 

Thu
17
May

Yoe has successful day at Mclennan County SQT

 

Success in 7-on-7 can be measured in a variety of ways. For the Cameron Yoemen, it’s simply all about progression and continuing to improve each time out on the field. You could say that was accomplished this past Saturday, as Cameron went 2-1 in pool play with wins over China Spring and First Baptist Academy in addition to a last second loss to Groesbeck.

 

“It was a good day overall,” said Yoe football coach Tommy Brashear. “It was the best we have looked in all phases, offensively and defensively. We are getting better and that is what we’re doing this for.”

 

Cameron began the day with what appeared to be their toughest matchup in China Spring. However, the Yoe defense was up to the task, posting a shutout in the 20-0 victory.

 

Thu
17
May

Sports Shorts - 5/17

Yoemen fall short at state track

Sometimes things just don’t go your way. For the Yoemen track team, it was one of those days. The Yoemen were expected to be in contention for a possible team title or top three finish, but in the end did not earn any points.

 

In the 4x100 relay, Cameron finished eighth out of nine teams, coming in with a time of 43.36, over a full second slower than their qualifying time posted at regionals. Cameron’s regional time would have been good enough for fourth.

 

Davion Bynaum saw the same fortunes, finishing eighth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.87, short of his qualifying time of 10.64. Van Vleck’s De’Mitri Monroe took home gold with a 10.57.

 

Bynaum scratched in the 200 meter dash with injury. Yoakum took home the team championship, totalling 60 points.

 

Bryson finishes strong at state

Wed
16
May

Cameron’s Harris going out with state tournament appearance

Ever since Cameron’s Houston Harris entered high school, she has had a goal in mind to make it to the final eight - the state tournament.  In her third attempt, she has made that goal a reality, as on Thursday she will be competing for a state championship from Texas A&M University.  

 

“I am very excited to be going to state,” said Harris, who finished fourth at regionals the past two seasons.  “It has been a goal since my freshman year and I was finally able to make it. I love the Texas A&M courts. I have played on them every summer for the past six years at the Texas A&M tennis camp, so I won't be completely out of my element.”

 

Thu
10
May

Back to State: Keratsopoulos strives to be the best

It was known at a young age that Nikolas Keratsopoulos had a special talent.  13 years ago - when Keratsopoulos was just four years old - he was first introduced to the game of golf while out at the Cameron Country Club with Uncle Gary.  

Uncle Gary noticed something special about the youngsters swing, and well, he was absolutely spot on. 

Keratsopoulos, who is now a junior with the Yoemen, will be making his third consecutive appearance at the state golf tournament from Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin on Monday and Tuesday.  

As a freshman, Keratsopoulos came onto the scene in a big way.  Most first-timers would be glad to just make an appearance at the state level, but this one competed and competed at a high level, ending tied for second before settling for the bronze medal after a two-hole playoff.  

Thu
10
May

Bryson’s determination results in state berth

Cameron’s Za’Kara Bryson was ever so close to advancing to the state track meet in 2017. As a junior, she finished in third place at regionals in the 100 meter dash, just one spot short of a trip to Austin.

 

Bryson was determined to push past that mark in 2018 - her senior season. Bryson took that next step, not only winning gold in the 100 meter dash, but also advancing to state in the 200 with a second place finish at regionals two weeks ago in Waco.

 

“This year, I proved that I could get better,” she said. “Last year, I didn't believe I could get back to my old self after getting hurt. This year, I pushed forward and put my mind to it.”

 

It has been a long, hard journey to get to the state meet for Bryson. Whenever she was not working over the summer, she was at the track.

 

Thu
10
May

Bynaum’s persistence pays dividends

Since entering high school, Cameron’s Davion Bynaum has simply been one of the fastest tracks stars in 3A. The junior was poised to make his first trip to the state meet last season as a sophomore, but it was not to be. The times were there, but unfortunately the health was not. For a good portion of his freshman and sophomore campaigns, Bynaum was sidelined with nagging injuries, hindering his ability to fully showcase his skills.

 

That is now in the rear view mirror, and the speedster is ready to show the entire state exactly what he can do in Austin following three gold medals at the regional track meet a few weeks ago.

 

“The years I had those injuries I fell into a slump,” he said. “I saw at the end of the year that my times would have made it to state and actually medaled. This is my first year going, and every year I have either got hurt at area or district. It feels good to overcome those challenges.”

 

Thu
10
May

Yoe 7-on-7 show rust in week one, improvement in week two

There were some good moments and some not so good moments in Cameron’s opening week of 7-on-7 league play last Thursday. The Yoemen started strong, easily getting by Caldwell, 20-0, but signs of rust showed in the final two loses to Hearne, 25-18 and La Vega, 8-0.

 

The mixed bag of results was not too big of a surprise to Yoe football coach Tommy Brashear.

 

“The kids are down on their performance tonight. In some areas they should be down, but they did some good things, too. I was probably a little more disappointed in the argument amongst ourselves. I was much more upset with that than anything we did on the field.”

 

Thu
03
May

On to state; Yoe sends five runners to Austin

Just this past week, Houston Harris qualified for the state tournament in tennis, while the Yoe boys and girls golf teams both clinched their spot at state. That would have been considered a major success for most athletic programs, but the ride was not over. On Saturday from the regional track competition at Hewitt Midway, Cameron capped off an excellent week for the athletic program by sending a total of one girl and four boys to the state track meet in Austin.

 

Za’Kara Bryson will be advancing in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes, while Davion Bynaum will also be advancing in the two same events. In addition, the 4x100 team consisting of DJ Daniels, Bynaum, Za’Korien Spikes and Iverson Westbrook also took gold.

 

Thu
03
May

Tradition Protected: Lady Yoe golf advances to state

The Yoe athletic program has plenty to be proud of in its rich tradition of excellence. Right at the top of that group is Lady Yoe golf. There are very few programs and players that can say they get to compete for a state championship on a yearly basis, but that has now become the norm for the girls in maroon and grey. Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Lady Yoe joined the boys by punching their ticket to the state tournament by finishing in second place at regionals from Brenham.

 

Cameron finished with a two-day total of 787, and was 21 strokes ahead of third place Central Heights, which is also moving on. Rockdale cruised to the tournament championship with a 740.

 

Team totals: 1. Rockdale (740), 2. Cameron Yoe (787), 3. Central Heights (808), 4. Keene Smith (810), 5. Clifton (823), 6. McGregor (826), 7. East Bernard (827), 8. Teague (860), 9. Rio Vista (884), 10. East Chambers (920), 11. Buna (973), 12. Danbury (993), 12. Leon (993).

 

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