Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
26
Apr

Yoemen, Lady Yoe send multiple events to regionals

This past week, Cameron hosted the area track meet, which included schools from 19-3A and 20-3A. Just like with team sports, the goal of every track athlete is to survive one round and advance on to the next one. When it was all said and done, the Yoemen had four events move on while the Lady Yoe had five clinch a berth at regionals in Waco this Friday and Saturday.

 

Cameron has two first placed finishers, both coming on the girls side. The 4x100 relay team of Ashantia Brooks, Ashlee Balch, Destiny Anderson and Za’kara Bryson (50.460) took gold over McGregor (50.510). Brittney Moorer (37-10.75) also took first place in the shot put over Kinniknic Bundage (36-8) of Hearne. Za’kara Bryson in the 100 meter dash (2nd, 12.573), Makennah Shuffield (3rd, 4-8) in the high jump and the 4x200 relay team all advanced.

 

Wed
26
Apr

The top spots for baseball playoff games

The baseball field in La Grange.  

Column by: Josh Pratt 

 

As many of you may already know, on the side I am the 3A and 4A coordinator for TxHighSchoolBaseball.com. In my time with the publication, I have worked with approximately 1,000 coaches and have traveled the state watching ball games. The 2017 baseball regular season will come to an end this week as the bi-district round of the playoffs are scheduled to get underway in just seven days. Some teams will decide on a home and home series if they are lucky enough to have a facility worthy enough to host, but most will decide to play at a neutral location.

 

Today I want to list the top venues I have been to personally and explain why I feel these are the top spots in this part of Texas. Before I get into the list, I do want to explain that I believe an ideal facility is made up of three simple ingredients, with the first two carrying the most weight.

 

Wed
26
Apr

Sports Short - 4/26

Yoe golf advances to state tournament

It’s not about how you start, but how you finish. It was not as if the Yoemen played poorly in their first round of regional play from Brenham on Monday. The Yoemen shot a 366 collectively after one round of play, and sat in fifth place overall, behind Rockdale (337), Frankston (358), Buffalo (361), and Pollok Central (364). The top three teams advance on to the state tournament in May, and the Yoemen were only five shots back heading into day two.

 

On day two, Cameron not only played well enough to reach that plateau, but they managed to jump all the way up to the number two spot, shooting a 351 - a 15 stroke improvement. The 351 was five strokes better than Rockdale’s second round 356. The Tigers shot a 337 in their first round. The is the first time in school history that the boys golf team has advanced to the state tournament.

 

Wed
26
Apr

Lady Yoe closes season with win over Rockdale

Even though the Cameron Lady Yoe were not going to be in the postseason, there were still games to be played to close out 2017. Cameron had fallen to Rogers in a tough 12-0 run-rule game the previous week, and had just one game remaining at rival Rockdale. The ladies ended the season as every other team hopes to - with a win.

 

Rogers (L 12-0)

The Lady Eagles of Rogers showed why they were in a position to claim the district championship, run-ruling the Lady Yoe in 5 innings, 12-0. Rogers banged out 15 hits compared to the Lady Yoe’s 3, and scored multiple runs in four of the five innings played.

 

Leadoff hitter Totty Arzole reached on a two-base error by right field to lead off the game. 7 batters later, Rogers had taken control with four runs across the plate.

 

Rogers added on 2 in the second, 3 in the fourth and 3 more in the fifth to finish off the game.

 

Thu
20
Apr

Yoe drops heartbreaker to Rogers, clinches #2 in 20-3A

A standing room only crowd from the baseball rich communities of Cameron and Rogers packed The Yards of Cameron on Thursday in a game where the 20-3A district championship was on the line.  

 

Not to come as a surprise, the teams needed 11 innings with the Eagles narrowly edging out Cameron for the second time this season, 5-4.  

 

"We played a lot of tough games this year," said Yoe head coach John Broussard.  "We have been in situations with our backs against the wall and our guys are tough and they fight.  It didn't end up in our favor tonight, but it was a great ball game.  There is no reason to hold our heads after this game."

 

Rogers (18-3-1/10-0), who won the first matchup 4-2, scored 2 runs in the second and third innings, before being held scoreless all the way up until the eventual game-winning run in the 11th.  

 

Thu
20
Apr

Yoemen, Lady Yoe finish third at 20-3A meet

The culmination of long hours put in by the Yoe track teams over the past few months all paid off last week at the 20-3A district track meet in Jarrell.  The Yoemen (108) and Lady Yoe (87) both finished in third place overall.  

 

Cameron's Davion Bynaum (10.82) won the 100 meter dash over defending state champion Jaquaylin Crawford (10.83) of Rockdale.  Crawford ran a 10.53 at the state meet in 2016. Bynaum also won the 200, while the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams finished in second place.  In total, Cameron scored points in 16 of the 18 events. 

 

The varsity girls saw Birittney Moorer capture the district championship in the pole vault, while the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams of Ashanti Brooks, Ahslee Balch, Destiny Anderson and Za'kara Bryson each captured gold and 40 of the Lady Yoe's 87 total points.  The JV girls (126) coasted to a district championship with a 39 point lead over second place Rockdale.  

 

Thu
20
Apr

Sports Shorts - 4/20

Yoe tennis has multiple competitors place at district tournament

Early this month, the Yoe tennis teams competed in the district tournament, held on the campus of Franklin high school.  Cameron finished the two-day event with two district championships and a plethora of other top five finishers. 

 

Yoe sophomore Houston Harris highlighted the the varsity level competition, winning the girls singles district championship.  Other varsity teams included Braden Brashear and Haleigh Carter (4th place) in mixed doubles, and Journey Page and Casey Green (4th place) in boys doubles play.

 

At the JV level, the Lady Yoe managed to capture the district championship.  Noemy Polanco and Tiffany Bolivar won the girls doubles division.  Courtney Muniz finished second in the girls singles. Henry Martinez finished fourth in boys singles while Chandler Barton and Kirk Lara finished in the fourth spot in boys doubles. 

 

Thu
20
Apr

What it takes to win the Lone Star Cup

By Josh Pratt - Herald Sports

 

As we inch closer to the summer months, another year of sports competition will be in the books. Today, I want to go back six years and look at how the class of 2011 captured the state’s most prestigious award - the Lone Star Cup. 

 

First off, for those that are not familiar with the award, here is a definition off of the UIL’s website: “The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.  Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is open to all UIL participant high schools.”

 

Thu
20
Apr

Looking back at the Yoemen in 1967 and 1968

By Bertie Shuemate

Columnist

 

After finishing a great 11-1 season in 1965, George Kirk would leave Yoe High to return to his alma mater, Littlefield.

The board voted unanimously to move defensive coordinator Ken Fuqua to the head job. A good decision as the Yoemen would have back-to-back district championships in ’66 and ’67.

The 1966 team would lose their first two games to rivals Taylor (19-9) and Rockdale (20-13). Cameron was a 2A team now, while the Ducks and Tigers were in 3A. The Yoemen would not lose another game until the regional finals.

Wins over Rosebud (15-6), Georgetown (28-7), and Copperas Cove (24-8), ended pre-season play. 

Wed
12
Apr

Sports Shorts 4/13

Both golf teams headed to regionals

After finishing the first half of district in second, both teams held their ground to advance to the regional competition later this month.  

 

The Lady Yoe shot an 851 collectively, 39 strokes behind leader Rockdale for a second place finish.  Cameron trailed Rockdale at the end of the first round of district, 451 to 440.  Alexis Magre finished as the third overall medalist with a 183 over her two rounds of play.  Keagan Galvan was just two strokes behind in fourth at 185.  Jazmin Vaculin (230, 6th), Emily Graham (239, 8th), Julia Harwelll (254, 12th), Darci Denio (257, 15th) and Preslee Berry (264, 16th) all competed for the ladies.  

 

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