Yoemen Sports Network

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.  

 

Wed
12
Apr

Yoemen pick up two wins to set up primetime match up with Rogers

Heading into this past week's baseball action, the Yoemen knew they were in position for a playoff spot.  However, the sights are set much higher than that at this point as a district championship is well within reach.  With a 6-5 win over Franklin on Friday, followed up with a 8-5 win over Lexington at home on Monday, that mark was still well within reach with a showdown with district-leading Rogers on the horizon. 

 

Franklin (W 6-5)

It took nine innings, but at this point of the season wins are all that matter in Cameron's dramatic one-run win over the Lions.  The Yoemen, which trailed by a lone run entering the top of the seventh, scored one to tie it up before eventually winning the game in extra innings. 

 

Wed
12
Apr

Lady Yoe continue to show improvement in loses 

Winning is not always the name of the game.  That could not be more true for the Lady Yoe softball team at this point of the season.  The playoffs are now out of reach, but there are still games to be played, which will be beneficial for a starting lineup that now contains no seniors. 

 

Franklin (L 9-3)

If you look at just the final score, you would have been deceived on how this game actually played out.  The Lady Yoe and Lady Lions were locked in an evenly matched contest that went into the 10th inning before Franklin took control.  

 

In the early going, whenever Franklin scored, Cameron had an answer.  Cameron tied the game up at 1 in the bottom of the first as leadoff hitter Karla Martinez hit one over the fence.  Franklin took a 3-1 lead in the third, but this time it was Kenzie Wimmer that hit a two-run home run to tie the game up for the second time. 

 

Wed
12
Apr

Junior High track competes in district meet

The junior high sports season is beginning to wind down as one of the final events of the year - the district track meet - took place in Lexington. No teams finished within the top three of the final standings, but all grade levels had bright spots in individual events. Below are results from the meet.

 

7th Grade Boys

Wed
12
Apr

Academy Track Results

The Yoe high track teams competed in their final tuneup for the district meet in the Academy Relays this past week. The district meet took place this week in Jarrell on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have a full results on the 20-3A meet in next week’s edition of sports. The full list of Academy results are below.

 

JV Boys

400 M Dash: Alfredo Ramos - 2nd (56.39). Discus: Dominic Lewis - 6th (89-8).

Team Standings: 1. Salado (142), 2. West (101), 3. Academy (84.5), 4. Giddings (79), 5. Troy (54.5), 6. Jarrell (46), 7. Holy Trinity (44), 8. Lexington (28), 9. Gateway Prep (23), 10. Cameron Yoe (9).

 

Varsity Boys

Wed
05
Apr

Yoe competes in 44 Farms Relays

Last Thursday, the Yoemen and Lady Yoe competed in their largest and most electric track meet of the year from the 44 Farms Relays in Cameron.    

 

The 20 competing teams and larger stage amplified the the Yoemen's results, who collected 62 points while grabbing a second place finish.   

 

"Last week, I was still concerned we were not in track shape yet, but having this competition is almost like Texas Relays North," said Yoemen coach Chris Bennett.  "It gets us ready for district here in a couple of weeks.  We will polish up at Academy next week and hopefully have a good showing there."

 

Cameron's Davion Bynaum once again won the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.84.  Likewise, Jordan Wells continued his string of strong performances in the triple jump, with a gold distance of 42-9.25. The 4x100 M Relay team of Bynaum, DJ Daniels, Sicory Smith and Tydrik Williams also continues to trim time in a first place effort. 

 

Wed
05
Apr

Cameron Junior High Relays

Just hours after the completion of the 44 Farms Relays on the late night hours of Thursday, thousands more poured into the Oxsheer M. Smith Athletic Complex on Friday for the Junior High meet.

 

The young Yoemen and Lady Yoe placed well all around, with all teams finishing at sixth or better in all divisional standings. Results from the meet are listed below.

 

7th Grade Girls

100 M Dash: Brandi Drake - 1st (13.02), Shawn Bernard - 3rd (14.38); 200 M Dash: Brooklyn Balch - 5th (30.48); 1600 M Run: Kyli Leftwich - 6th (6:54.35); 100 M Hurdles: Jasmine Donoso - 6th (20.00); 4x100 M Relay: Amelia Wimmer, Brandi Drake, Shawn Bernard, Brooklyn Balch - 2nd (55.27); 4x200 M Relay: Brandi Drake, Shawn Bernard, Claudia Campos, Brooklyn Balch - 1st (2:00.32); High Jump: McKenzie Lara - 1st (4-4), Amelia Wimmer - 3rd (4-0).

Wed
05
Apr

Yoe controls Jarrell on the road

In Cameron’s first matchup with Jarrell, it took a late two-run rally in the seventh inning to pull out a district opening win.

 

On Monday night at Georgetown East View, it appeared as if things were headed in the same direction. The game was tied 1-1 heading to the fifth before Cameron created separation with three runs, followed up by a trio of runs in the final frame in a 7-1 win.

 

“Our guys got some timely hits when we needed them,” said Yoe head baseball coach John Broussard following the win. “We still have to work hard at our two-strike approach and putting the ball in play, but overall I was pretty excited and proud for our guys to get the win on the road and end up at 6-1.”

 

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