Yoemen Sports Network

Wed
22
Feb

Yoe’s late comeback falls short in bi-district loss to Marlin

Trialing 45-35 with just three minutes remaining in Tuesday’s bi-district matchup with the Marlin Bulldogs, Cameron was in a do or die situation with the continuation of the season on the line. The next two and a half minutes are what the fans in maroon and grey were looking for, as the Yoemen had stormed all the way back to take a 47-45 lead with just 33.75 seconds remaining on the clock. However, it was the Bulldogs that recovered late with free throws in a 51-48 victory.

 

“That sums up our season right there,” said Yoe head coach Ed Glendening. “You can’t ask our kids to play harder. They gave total effort. We were never out of the game and we were never out of it.”

 

The loss ends the Yoemen’s season at 22-12. The Bulldogs, 16-10, now advance to the area round of the playoffs to take on the Malakoff Tigers.

 

Wed
22
Feb

Yoemen take advantage of early miscues in rout of Connally

In any sport it’s important to take advantage of the other team’s miscues. On Monday, Yoe baseball did that and more in a 8-0 season opening victory over the Connally Cadets.

After starting pitcher Jason Llanas retired the side in the top of the first, Cameron’s first three batters of 2017 reached base via the error. The Yoemen capitalized by pushing across four runs to build all the momentum needed to move to 1-0.

“Our guys have been working hard the last two weeks,” said Yoe head coach John Broussard. “We had a big first inning and capitalized on some errors and stole the momentum right off the bat and we didn’t let off. It was a complete game and it was the first complete game I have seen these guys play. I am excited.”

Wed
22
Feb

Remembering two more ex-Yoemen basketball coaches

Everybody knows Cameron is known for being a football town, but every once in awhile, a great coach would lead the Yoemen to some memories on the hardwood court. Like to remember a couple of them now.

The first is Bill Krueger, who started his career here at Yoe High in 1957-58. He came here straight out of Southwest Texas State, where he was a star player for the Bobcats. He had an abundance of great athletes to work with. They had just completed a tremendous 7-3 season, losing only to Killeen (10-1) Brenham (11-1), and a hard fought game in Stephenville (6-0), which I have said before was the coldest game I ever attended.

The team managed only a 9-16 record and were led by Ray Green (SMU football), Gene Hillman (Baylor football), Bobby Elliott, Warren Rinn (Del Mar junior college football) and Arthur (Monk) Marek.

Wed
22
Feb

Yoe golfers tee off in Caldwell

Despite missing a few golfers due to varying reasons, the Yoe golfers competed in their second tournament of the year on Friday from Copperas Hollow Country Club in Caldwell.

The Yoemen finished with a team total of 411, 44 strokes behind third place Navasota. Brenham was second while Bellville won the championship.

Stockton Kruse led the Yoemen with a 99, followed by Luke Green’s 101, Kobe Young’s 105, Andrew Ortiz’s 106 and Jale Walzel’s 123.

Cameron was without their number one golfer Nikolas Keratsopoulos, who sat out the tournament due to injury. Jordan Young was also out due to basketball.

The Yoemen finished third as a team in Taylor tournament on Feb. 8. Keratsopoulos was the second medalist, finishing with a team-best 76. Kruse (91), K. Young (93), Green (98), J. Young (98) and Ortiz (105) all competed for Cameron.

Pflugerville was first with a 344, Georgetown East View was second with a 355 and Cameron was third with a 358.

Wed
22
Feb

Yoe wrestlers compete in regional tournament

In a year of many firsts, the Yoemen wrestling teams added on another accomplishment to their impressive resume as four Yoe grapplers competed in the 5A region III wrestling tournament from Bryan High School on Friday.

 

The tournament saw some of the best lifters from across Dallas, Houston and the Central Texas region compete for a chance at the state tournament.

 

Cameron did not reach that plateau, but did have all four competitors advance to the third round of competition. After dropping his opening match, Rico Bolivar rebounded with a pin in his second match. Domanique Borgas, Destiny Merrow and Johnvanique Porter all fell in their opening matches, but drew byes in the second round due to the competition not making weight.

 

Wed
22
Feb

Defense, free-throw shooting lifts Yoemen to playoff berth

For the first time since the 2011 season, Yoemen basketball is back in the playoffs. Cameron secured their spot in the postseason Friday with a 54-40 win over the Academy Bumblebees in a play-in game for the fourth and final spot out of 20-3A.

“The last three years we have been, in reality, a second or third place team in our district,” said head coach Ed Glendening. “We have lost so many heartbreaking games. We counted the other day at least 10. We did a great job tonight.”

Just a few short weeks ago, Cameron had dropped a heart-breaking one-point game to Academy on the road. In that contest, Academy hit nine 3-pointers, one of which was the eventual game winner with just 10 seconds remaining.

On Friday in Rogers, it appeared as if we were heading down that same path. The Bees had a 26-15 lead in the second period and had already sunk 5 treys.

Wed
22
Feb

Caldwell too much for Lady Yoe in softball home opener

The Cameron softball team took on Caldwell in the first regular season home game of the year on Friday. The Lady Yoe hung tough with the defending 4A regional finalist for four innings before giving up nine runs in the final three frames in a 11-1 loss.

Cameron, which fell to Bryan Rudder in the season opener on Monday, 12-2, drop to 0-2 on the young season.

“I think playing teams like Bryan and Caldwell are really good competition for us,” said head coach Abraham Vargas. “Like I told the ladies before the game started, we are going to face adversity. That is great for us to see how we handle adversity. We have to learn how to respond to adversity when you play a team like Caldwell. Traditionally, they have always been really good.”

Thu
16
Feb

Yoe basketball still alive amid tie-breaker confusion

When Cameron fans emptied Yoe Gym after Tuesday night’s 60-48 loss to the Jarrell Cougars, everyone thought it would be the last time a Yoemen basketball game would be played this season.

Despite losing to Academy (55-52) on Friday, Cameron entered Tuesday’s action with a one game lead over Lexington, Hearne and Academy for the third spot in the district.

The word going around the gym was that if the Yoemen lost to Jarrell, Academy beat Rockdale, and Lexington defeated Hearne, then Cameron would be the odd man out of the playoff tiebreaker.

All of those things did indeed happen, and for a good while everyone thought that the season was actually over.  However, after a more careful inspection of the tie-breaker rules, the scenario had changed.  

Thu
16
Feb

Yoe wrestling sends four to regionals

Driving up to Huntsville on Saturday for the 10-5A district wrestling meet, Yoe head coach Dale Keen was not sure what to expect.  It was the program’s first time to compete at the district level and it was coming against some of the best varsity grapplers at the 5A level.

It didn’t take long for Cameron to make their presence felt as Rico Bolivar pinned his first opponent in the event’s opening match.  That set the tone for things to come as Lady Yoe and Yoemen went on to win a total of 10 matches on the day and had four qualify for the regional tournament this Saturday in Bryan. 

“Going into this, I knew it would be possible to come over here and not win a match,” said Keen.  “That is very possible and there was a little fear.  We did end up finishing winning 10 matches.”

Thu
16
Feb

Wesley’s leadership sets tone for Yoemen

Looking back on when he was younger, one of Kevondre Wesley’s fondest memories was the trips to Cameron and the times when he was able to pick berries in his grandmother’s garden. 

Wesley had spent the first several years of his life in Bay Minette, Ala., before making the official move to Cameron during his eighth-grade year. 

“My family had some issues and my mom was forced to move here and ever since we have stayed,” said Wesley.  “It’s been my home ever since”

During his youth, Wesley got his first experience with basketball on a court down the street from where he was living.  He said his brother Robert was the one that introduced him to the game of basketball - now his favorite sport.

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