Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
08
Jun

2017 3A Region III Football Outlook

If you’re like me, June and July are two of the hardest months to get through as a Yoe sports fan as there is just not a whole lot going on. However, we are now under two months away from the start of two-a-days, with scrimmages and the regular season not far behind that. This week I want to analyze what you should expect out of region III in 2017. The region should still be considered very dangerous, even though Malakoff suffered a shocking loss to Yoakum out of region IV this past season. Besides the Yoemen, here are some of the teams that I expect to see in the regional semifinals and state quarterfinals come December.

 

1. Teague (10-3/6-1; Regional Semifinalist)

# of seniors lost: 17 of 44

# of all-district players lost: 1 1st team offense; 2 2nd team offense; 4 1st team defense; 3 2nd team defense

# of all-district players returning: UTIL MVP; Offensive Lineman MVP; 3 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 1 2nd team defense

 

Thu
08
Jun

Top 10 Sports moments of 2016-2017

A week ago, we took a look at how all the sports at Yoe High fared this past year. This week, I would like to take a step further and list my top 10 moments from the 2016-2017 sports season. This includes all sports from the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.

 

10. Osorio advances to regionals for Yoe Cross Country

Yoe head cross country coach Dale Keen has built a program that always expects to have a participant at the regional meet. As Keen note back in October, “I started coaching in 1982 and we never missed a regional”. Yoe senior Jose Osorio made sure that streak stood intact after 2016, finishing in fourth place individually at the 20-3A meet while advancing to regionals.

 

9. Yoe baseball goes undefeated in own tournament

Thu
08
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/8

7 on 7 Rained Out

The Cameron Yoemen were scheduled to compete in their first round of 5A/6A league games on Monday at Copperas Cove, but mother nature said otherwise as the games were rained out. Those games will not be made up. Three weeks of the league still remain on the schedule.

 

Academy softball wins state

For the first time in school history, the Academy Lady Bees are softball state champions. Academy drew Hughes Springs (34-4) in the semifinals. The Lady Bees scored three runs in the top of the first inning, which was enough for starting pitcher Gaby Hay, who went the distance giving up two two runs to pick up the win, 3-2.

 

Wed
31
May

Year in review: Yoe Athletics 2017

With the completion of the state golf tournament and track meets, the 2016-2017 sports season has officially come to an end. Below is a review on how each of the programs within Yoe athletics fared during this past school year. Included is the team’s record (if applicable), district finish, playoff finish and Lone Star Cup points earned.

 

Fall Sports

 

Yoemen Football

Overall Record: 11-3

District Record: 5-1 (2nd place)

Playoff Finish: State Quarterfinals

Lone Star Cup Points: 8

Despite not getting to state for a fifth straight time, the Yoemen’s 2016 season would have to be considered a success. Cameron finished runner-up to Rockdale in 10-3A and ended up advancing to the state quarterfinals before bowing out to Malakoff, 37-34. Football earned nearly 60 percent of the Lone Star Cup points this past year.

 

Volleyball

Overall Record: 7-34

Wed
31
May

On to state; Yoemen breeze through Burnet SQT

On Saturday, the Cameron Yoemen competed in their third 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament of the year. The third time proved to be the charm as Cameron went a perfect 4-0, qualifying for the state tournament later this month.

 

The Yoemen were not initially included in the original group of teams, but a late drop out by Hearne on Friday left Burnet tournament directors scrambling to find a replacement. Cameron was there to fill that void, and the late entry ended up paying off.

 

“What I'm maybe most proud of is the kids in the last minute,” said Brashear. “I called them last night and said we just got into this tournament and can you be here. It was overwhelming with a bunch of them saying yes, let’s go. That is real good to see when your kids want to compete and go play. I am proud of them for that.”

 

Wed
31
May

Sports Shorts - 6/1

Sports Shorts

 

Baseball playoffs: Thorndale moves on; Franklin ousted by Central Heights

This past week, two local baseball teams were faced with difficult matchups in the regional semifinal round of the playoffs.

 

In 2A, the Thorndale Bulldogs brushed off a game one loss to Refugio (5-1), before bouncing back with wins in game two (4-3) and game three (9-3). In TxHighSchoolBaseball.com’s final regular season poll, Refugio came in at number three while Thorndale was at four.

 

The Bulldogs (25-4) now advance on to the region IV finals to take on Dallardsville Big Sandy (31-2) with a trip to the state tournament on the line.

 

Wed
24
May

10-3A still one of the state’s best

Next month, everyone is going to be in full, blow-out football mode with the release of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and TheOldCoach’s Friday Night Football magazines. Way back at the end of 2016, I released my own personal pre-season top 20. If you happened to miss that, here they are:

 

1. Yoakum, 2. Cameron Yoe. 3. Hallettsville, 4. Mineola, 5. Teague, 6. Rockdale, 7. Malakoff, 8. Wall, 9. Brock, 10. Grandview, 11. Jefferson, 12. Franklin, 13. Edna, 14. Whitesboro, 15. Goliad, 16. Pottsboro, 17. Woodville, 18. Farmersville, 19. Coldspring, T20. Howe, Sunnyvale, Littlefield, Muleshoe.

 

These rankings are based on last season’s success, returning starters, and tradition.

 

Wed
24
May

Yoemen fall short in Gatesville SQT

For the Yoemen, it had to seem like deja vu after competing in pool play in Saturday’s state qualifying tournament in Copperas Cove. Just a week ago, Cameron had fallen just short of advancing out of pool play in the Robinson SQT, finishing with a 2-1 record and a stinging last-second loss to China Spring.

 

In Cove, Cameron was in pool C with Academy, Brownwood and Moody. Both the Yoemen and Brownwood have a rich tradition in 7 on 7, and there was a good chance that matchup would decide who advanced on to the semifinals.

 

Wed
24
May

Sports Shorts - 5/25

Yoemen scramble for another 7 on 7 SQT

After falling short of qualifying for the second consecutive week, Cameron is now having to scramble to find another spot in a state qualifying tournament. The Yoemen missed out on semifinal play in Gatesville this past week. Gatesville was the very tournament that Cameron qualified in during the 2016 season.

 

The Yoemen are now on the waitlist for Giddings and Brownwood, but are not currently guaranteed a spot in either tournament. Cameron has qualified for state in every year but one (2014) since 2009.

 

Franklin, Thorndale move on to regional semifinals

One of the state’s most improbable runs will continue for another week, as the Franklin Lions won their best of three game series over Grandview, two games to one. The series, which was played at The Yards of Cameron, went down to the wire.

 

Wed
17
May

Moorer finishes 6th in the state

The remarkable run for Yoe High's Brittney Moorer in the shot put ended on Friday at the final event of the season - the state track meet.  

 

Moorer, which had district, area and regional titles under her belt, finished in sixth place at state with a throw of 37-3.75.  

 

"I preformed to the best of my abilities," said Moorer.  "I was nervous, being as it was my first year at state but I didn't let that stop me. I pushed hard and never gave up."

 

Shot put coach Wanda White felt things went well for the junior.  

 

"She handled the "big stage" like a pro," said White.  "Having said that, state throwers get six throws providing they get one in sector to get the rest.  She was a bit tight and I feel like by the time we started finals she was in a better frame of mind to go after the 5th-4th spots."

 

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