Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
19
Jan

Yoe lifters compete in Academy

Yoe freshmen Nico Vargas performed well in the Academy meet this past weekend.  

 

The Yoe powerlifting teams competed in the Academy meet this past Saturday.  A total of 10 boys and three girls represented Cameron in the meet.

 

Dortavis Lewis highlighted the Yoemen performances for the second straight week, finishing second in the 275-pound weight class with a total of 1,330 pounds.  The total weight was a 45-pound increase from last week’s 1,285 pounds.  Rogers’ Zach Solano was first with 1,370 pounds. 

 

Adrian Lewis also finished second in the super heavyweight division with 1,265 pounds lifted. 

 

Cameron had a total of four lifters finish third in their respective weight classes.  This included Alex Aguillon (970 pounds) in the 165-pound class, Tydrick Williams (1,150 pounds) in the 181-pound class, Garrett Roeder ( 1,090 pounds) in the 198-pound class and Nico Vargas (1,195 pounds) in the 220-pound class.

 

Thu
19
Jan

Yoe soccer shows improvement in Cameron tournament

With young teams, improvement from week to week is something both Kevin Webb (Yoemen) and Laura Dickson (Lady Yoe) wanted to see from their soccer clubs. 

 

Both squads had struggled in their opening week tournaments, but most of the competition featured more established, and well-experienced 4A or larger schools. 

 

That stiff competition seems to already be paying dividends as both teams picked up their first wins of the season in the Cameron tournament this past week from Yoe Field. 

 

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After tying Caldwell on day one, followed up by losses to Academy and Florence on day two, the Yoemen managed to defeat Hearne on Saturday to end tournament play on a positive note.  

 

Cameron scored two goals in the first half and added on another early in the second to coast to the 3-1 win over the Eagles.   

 

Thu
19
Jan

Yoe basketball gets back on winning track

Following a three-game slide in district action, the Cameron Yoemen found themselves at just 1-3 in 20-3A play.  Up next on the schedule was Rockdale (0-4) and Academy (1-3) - two teams that were in the same boat as the Yoemen. 

 

Rockdale

For a good part of district play, Cameron has got off plenty of shot attempts on offense.  However, that has not resulted in buckets and points on the scoreboard. 

 

On Friday night from Yoe Gym, Cameron led 20-17 at the half, and it appeared that it was the defense that was going to carry the load.  That was until the Yoemen offense put up 35 points in the second half en route to a 55-32 victory over the Tigers.

 

The 35 points was tied for the most in a half for the Yoemen thus far in league action.  The only other time that mark was achieved was against Hearne, which coincidentally was Cameron’s (15-7/2-3) other district win.

 

Thu
19
Jan

THSB releases preseason baseball predictions

This past weekend, TxHighSchoolBaseball.com released their fourth annual preseason baseball magazine.  The publication, which is similar to a Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine for football, features stories, rankings, top players, and predictions for every district across the state. 

 

THSB has the Yoemen pegged for second place in 20-3A - the same spot they finished in their 19-15 area finalist season a year ago. 

 

Rogers, with six starters returning from a 19-15 regional quarterfinalist team, is predicted to win the district.  Franklin, with seven returning starters, and Jarrell, with nine returning starters, are predicted to finish in third and fourth respectively. 

 

Thu
19
Jan

Yoe cheer finishes 15th at spirit state championships

Last year, the Yoe High cheerleaders competed in the first-ever UIL state cheer competition.  With a year of experience and a full understanding of what judges were looking for, Cameron went into the competition with the goal of making the finals performance while improving on their 35th place finish from a year ago. 

 

After Thursday’s competition from the Fort Worth Convention Center all of that had been accomplished, as Cameron was one 20 teams to advance to the finals and finished in 15th place overall. 

 

The competition itself grew in size from year one to year two with amount of 3A squads increasing from 43 to 61. 

 

The initial year of competition was critical for Cameron in figuring out the basics and what they needed to work on from year to year. 

 

Thu
19
Jan

Oliver returns to Cameron to take over as high school principal

Joe Oliver with his 1981 state championship ring.  

Dozens of community members and parents filed into the Yoe High cafeteria last Wednesday to spend a few moments with the next leader of Yoe High School - Joe Oliver. 

 

Cameron ISD hired Oliver on Monday during a regularly scheduled school board meeting.  He replaces Kenneth Driska, which took another position in the district in November. 

 

“Joe Oliver is a top notch individual,” said Cameron ISD superintendent Alan Sapp.  “He has great experience and he is a Yoemen.  He is an asset to our school.  He is just a perfect fit.”

 

Sapp added that there were a number of quality candidates, but at the end of the day Oliver was the clear choice. 

 

Thu
12
Jan

Yoe Soccer opens 2017 season

This past week, the Yoemen and Lady Yoe soccer teams took on their first opponents of the season in tournament action.

 

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In their first action of the year, Cameron finished with a 0-3 mark in the Jarrell tournament. The Yoemen opened up tournament play with a 5-0 loss to host Jarrell on Thursday. Cameron also took losses to 6A West Brook (7-0) on Friday and 4A Robinson (6-0) on Saturday.

 

The matches did not result in wins, but valuable experience was gained in the early portion of the season.

 

“It was perfect for us because we got a lot of experience,” said head coach Kevin Webb. “Almost half of the kids there were freshmen playing against true varsity competition for the first time. They had a lot of things to deal with, including the weather on top of worrying about these much bigger schools. I think it was invaluable.”

 

Thu
12
Jan

Slide continues for Lady Yoe

Lexington

Down two starters due to injury, Lady Yoe head coach Corey Cunningham knows that his team has to shoot well in order to pick up district wins.

 

That offensive production was lacking last Friday night as Cameron shot just 26 percent (10/39) from the field and never scored more than nine points in any period in a 43-30 loss to the Lexington Lady Eagles.

 

Despite poor shooting on offensive end, a strong defensive effort kept Cameron (8-14/1-4) in the game most of the way. Lexington (1-4) averaged just over 10 points per period, but Cameron could not convert on the 16 turnovers they forced to build momentum.

 

“I thought our defense kept us in the game,” said Lady Yoe head coach Corey Cunningham. “Overall, it was one of the best defensive games we have played all year. The offense wasn't there tonight. We couldn't capitalize on the turnovers that we got.”

 

Thu
12
Jan

Yoe basketball drops 3rd straight

Lexington

When the Yoemen have been at their best and winning games, they have been doing it with a strong presence down low.

 

Against Lexington, Yoe head coach Ed Glendening felt that production was lacking, as the Yoemen had just 17 points in the paint in a 48-43 loss to the Eagles.

 

“We just made too many mistakes in the paint,” said Glendening, who added that he was not sure why his team was all of a sudden tentative. “We are in the paint with layups and attacks and we're just turning the ball over and we’re nervous to shoot the ball.”

 

The loss drops Cameron to 14-6 overall and 1-2 in 20-3A play. Lexington (2-1) defeated Rogers (36-28) on Tuesday to move to one game over .500 in district. The newly establish win streak could not have been done without Jordan Kerr’s production, as the sophomore guard finished with 25 of Lexington’s 48 points on the night.

 

Thu
12
Jan

Yoemen powerlifting classic 2017 a success

This past Saturday, hundreds of lifters from across the area filed Yoe Gym for the annual Yoemen Powerlifting Classic.

 

The event - which saw lifters compete in the squat, bench press, and deadlift - started at 9:00 a.m. and wrapped up during the 3:00 o’clock hour.

 

“I think this meet went really well,” said first-year head coach and Yoe High graduate Eric Balch. “It was the first meet of the year and the coaching staff and the town of Cameron did a great job of helping put this on.”

 

Cameron had a strong showing on the day with eight lifters finishing within the top five of their respective weight classes.

 

Senior Dortavis Lewis won the 275 weight class, finishing with a total of 1,285 pounds. Freshmen newcomer Nico Vargas grabbed second in the 198 weight class with 1,075 pounds.

 

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