Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
17
May

Yoe golf prepared for first ever trip to state

It was just a year ago when Nikolas Keratsopoulos jumped onto the high school golf scene. As a freshmen, the Yoe High golfer had a significant amount of pressure on his shoulders as the lone player from Cameron at the event. Keratsopoulos handled the moment like a seasoned senior, finishing in third overall with a bronze medal.

 

Following play, Keratsopoulos noted how he desired to return to state next season - with the rest of Yoe teammates. Fast forward a year later, and mission accomplished as Keratsopoulos and his fellow Yoemen are now set to play for all the marbles at the state golf tournament in Austin.

 

“Being the first team on the boys side to go to state is big,” said Keratsopoulos Going to state as a team is going to add a lot of motivation and relaxation to myself, because I am around them and enjoying the time together.”

 

Wed
17
May

First 7 on 7 SQT a success for Yoe

Despite not qualifying for the state 7-on-7 tournament this past weekend in Robinson, Cameron had plenty to leave happy about after stepping off the field. The Yoemen finished pool play with a 2-1 record, with wins over Palestine (39-6) and New Diana (49-19), before suffering a tight loss to China Spring (46-40).

 

"It was tough competition and I felt like this was a benefit for us today," said Yoe head football coach Tommy Brashear. "If we came up here and did this well again and did not qualify, we would do it. We would love to qualify for state. If we do, we do, but if we don't, we're still going to get out here and get better. I was really proud of the way they competed. They competed like Yoemen."

 

Cameron's offense was firing on all cylinders most of the day with an average of over six touchdowns per contest. The production was welcomed despite the challenges of new players stepping into big roles.

 

Wed
17
May

Sports Shorts - 5/18

Baseball Playoffs

The regional quarterfinal round of the baseball playoffs will take place this week. The Yoemen were bounced in the bi-district round by Troy in two games. The Trojans were eliminated by Grandview this past week in two games, 2-0 and 4-3.

 

The Yards of Cameron also hosted multiple playoff contest this past weekend. Liberty Hill and Madisonville played a best two ouf of three game series in the 4A area round. Liberty Hill won game one (2-1) on Friday night. Madisonville rebounded with a 5-2 win in game two before the Panthers responded with an 8-0 shutout the capture the series win.

 

Wed
10
May

Yoe football is in the air, 7 on 7 begins

For the first time since December, members of the fighting Cameron Yoemen took place in organized activity with the start of the 7 on 7 season.

 

It’s always an exciting time for members of the community, the players, and even the coaching staff, which has been itching to get back on the gridiron since December.

 

“It feels good,” said head coach football Tommy Brashear. “The excitement is starting, at least for me. I think the kids feel the same way. It is fun to come out here and work out the kinks and get back your rhythm and timing with your quarterbacks and receivers.”

 

The Yoemen started league action last Thursday in Cameron and played once again on Monday from Yoe Field. Competing teams include Cameron, Caldwell, Hearne, Marlin and Thrall. So far, Cameron is a perfect 7-0 through two weeks of play.

 

In addition to 7 on 7, Yoe athletes have been busy this offseason with boot camp and weight lifting.

 

Wed
10
May

Moorer's determination has paved path to state

At last year’s regional meet, Cameron’s Brittney Moorer capped off her sophomore campaign with a 15th place and a throw of 32’2”. For most 15 to 16 year olds, getting to that point of a season is a major accomplishment. The experience was undoubtedly beneficial to the Yoe track star, but like most great athletes, the desire for more was there.

 

Fast forward a year, and Moorer is now in a position to compete for a state championship after winning the regional meet - this time with a long throw of 37’22.15”.

 

“I definitely was more motivated this year,” said Mooroer. “I think I grew as a person and a athlete. I just knew I wanted to get further than last year.”

 

Before capturing gold at regionals, Moorer had taken care of business at both the district and area meets with first place finishes.

 

Wed
10
May

Protecting the tradition: Lady Yoe ready for state

In 2009, Emily Fuchs, Emily Dohnalik, Kelsey Hornung, Lauren Eichinger and Haley Vrazel made history for Cameron by advancing to the state tournament for the first time in school history. At that moment, those five girls may not have known it, but they set the precedent and built on a tradition that has become of the state’s finest.

 

Since that year, Cameron has competed in the state tournament all but once, and was not far off from getting in that year (2010). The 2017 set of golfers is carrying on that tradition by competing in next week’s state tournament from Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin. It is now the seventh straight trip to the final tournament of the year.

 

Wed
10
May

Troy pitching stifles Yoemen in bi-district series

It was the Yoemen that stole momentum in game one of last week’s bi-districts series with Troy. A Keaton Hundle single in the second had brought in base runner Caden Harris, giving Cameron the early 1-0 advantage.

 

From that point through the next 12 innings of play, Cameron could only muster up two more hits and no further runs as the Trojans completed the two-game sweep, 2-1 and 4-0.

 

“We had a few self-inflicted things happen to us, and we just couldn't recover,” said Yoe head baseball coach John Broussard. “Our guys fought hard and Troy is a good ball club. I felt like going into this that we were both evenly matched teams. We just made a few too many mistakes in game one and game two and they capitalized.”

 

Wed
03
May

Lady Yoe golf clinches 7th straight trip to state

If you’re looking for consistency within a program, look no further than Lady Yoe Golf. Entering this season, Cameron had made it to state six straight years dating back to 2011. With all the top four golfers returning from 2016’s team, the pressure was on to make it seven in a row.

 

The ladies left no doubt, finishing in second place with a 746 - 66 strokes better than the third place team. Rockdale (1st, 736), along with Keene Smith (3rd, 812), will join Cameron as the three advancing teams from region III.

 

The Lady Yoe were in prime position after day one of play, shooting a 363 while sitting only five strokes behind Rockdale for first. Additionally, Cameron already had a 40-stroke lead over Keene Smith.

 

Alexis Magre led Cameron with an 85 while Keagan Galvan was only three strokes behind at 88. Jazmin Vaculin and Julia Harwell both shot a 95 for Cameron’s day one total. Emily Graham also played a round of golf, shooting a 119.

Wed
03
May

Yoemen, Trojans set for bi-district showdown

Cameron and Troy are two towns that are very familiar with each other. Both have been in the same football district since Cameron dropped down a classification, and the past two years, they were also in the same baseball district.

 

The Trojans moved down to 19-3A for 2017, so there was always that chance for a meeting in the playoffs. That is exactly what is happening as the Yoemen’s (19-6-1/10-2) second place finish in 20-3A and Troy’s (21-6/8-4) third place mark in 19-3A have the two matched in the first round of the postseason.

 

The series will be a best two out of three, with the first two games taking place in Cameron. The Yoemen will host Troy at The Yards of Cameron on Friday for a pair of games starting at 5:00 p.m. If a game three is needed, the series will shift to Troy on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch.

 

Wed
03
May

Harris, Yoemen look to make long run in playoffs

Senior Caden Harris and his fellow classmates in the class of 2017 are set to graduate from Yoe High School on Friday, May 26. For most, that will be the final time they are representing the school.

 

For Harris and his teammates, the hopes are that there is another event to follow - a baseball game.

 

The Yoemen will enter the 256-team field in the UIL playoffs tomorrow when Troy comes to town for the start of the bi-district series. The goal is to survive that field for five weeks, which would clinch a spot in the final four at the state tournament in Round Rock.

 

Harris has been playing baseball in Cameron his entire life. From the t-ball days at Airport Park, select action with the Buzz Lightning, or time at The Yards of Cameron, baseball has always been there for the Yoe third baseman.

 

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