Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
22
Dec

Cameron Christmas Classic basketball tournament set

The most anticipated basketball tournament of the year will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday as teams from all across Central Texas and beyond come to Cameron for the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Classic. 

 

The tournament is now in its 19th year and will once again feature 12 boys and 12 girls teams.  Pool play will commence on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and will go on through Wednesday night when the final game tips off at 7:30 p.m.  The regular high school gym, old high school gym and junior high gym will all be utilized. 

 

Boys

Pool A: Bartlett, Cameron, Marble Falls

Pool B: Giddings, Holland, Australia

Pool C: Caldwell, Taylor, Whitney

Pool D: Shoemaker JV, Smithville, Snook

 

Girls

Pool A: Cameron, Elgin, Palestine Westwood

Pool B: Iola, Rosebud-Lott, West

Pool C: Florence, McGregor, Snook

Pool D: Australia, Holland, Travis

 

Thu
15
Dec

Brashear's first season successful

Bertie Shuemate

Bertie Shuemtae

With the 2016 season for class 3A-Division I football finishing today up at AT&T, I would like to reflect back on Coach Tommy Brashear’s first season as the leader of the Yoemen. 

 

Following a number of successful years as a top assistant, he stepped right in Rock Rhoades’ shoes and became the third-best first-year coach in history behind only Toby York’s state Championship in 1981 and Randy Sapp’s debut season in 1996 (12-2).

 

With their 11-3 finish this year the Yoemen overcame a couple of bumps losing to China Spring, Rockdale and Malakoff in the regional finals. But looking closer China Spring and Malakoff each bowed out of the playoffs last weekend in the semifinals with (14-1) records. Rockdale went out a week earlier, losing to Malakoff and finishing a great 12-2 year.

 

Thu
15
Dec

State Championship Football Outlook

Mineola (13-2) Vs. Yoakum (11-4)

Last week, I had picked Wall and Malakoff to advance to the state championship game and neither of those projections came to fruition.  Mineola dominated the Wall in every phase of the game in a 50-8 win.  This Yellowjacket team has dominated the past two weeks.  In addition to the walkover of Wall, Mineola won their regional final over Pottsboro in similar fashion, 46-3.  Meanwhile, Yoakum pulled off the upset win over Malakoff in the semifinals, 28-24.  When Malakoff was clicking, they were able to strike with big plays.  While Malakoff did struggle offensively in that game to execute, you have to credit Yoakum in limiting those explosive plays.  Both Mineola and Yoakum are run-heavy, so this will be a big test for each defensive front. 

Josh's Pick: Yoakum by 1. 

 

Iraan (15-0) Vs. Bremond (15-0)

Thu
15
Dec

Yoe basketball perfect in Thorndale tournament

 

For the first time since the 2011 season, Coach Ed Glendening and the Cameron Yoemen have had the opportunity to play a non-district schedule.  The previous four seasons have seen the football team playing for a state championship, which in turn left basketball no time to prepare for the start of district.

 

The full compliment of players is already paying dividends as the Yoemen managed to go a perfect 4-0 in last week’s Thorndale tournament.

 

Cameron defeated tournament host and Milam County counterpart Thorndale in the opener, 58-44.  The Yoemen had balanced scoring across the board.  Newcomer Levi May finished with a team high 15 points.  Kevondre Wesley had nine while Danny Perez finished with eight.  All 11 players - about half of which saw their first action of the year - saw significant playing time. 

 

Thu
15
Dec

Lady Bees too much for Cameron

Last year, Little River Academy’s girls basketball team won 20-3A and represented region III at the state tournament.  The Lady Bees showed why they are still one of the state’s best in Tuesday's 72-33 district opening win over Cameron.  

 

The Lady Yoe fall to 5-9 overall and 0-1 in district play with the loss.  

 

Academy's (12-3/1-0) full-court press gave Cameron fits throughout the first.  The Lady Bees forced a total of 10 turnovers in the period and held a commanding 29-6 lead after one. 

 

"We talked about trying to do that and we got on them early using our press in addition to our transition game," said Academy head coach Brian Pursche.  

 

The press was something that Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham and his team were not expecting to see. 

 

Mon
12
Dec

Six Yoemen named to APSE all-state teams

 

Six different Cameron Yoemen were named to the Associated Press Sports Editors class 3A all-state teams, released Monday. 

 

Yoe receiver and return specialist Sicory Smith was the lone first team selection for Cameron.  The senior had a team high 1,339 yards receiving to go along with 20 touchdowns in 2016.  Smith also ran for 186 yards and one touchdown.

 

On the defensive side of the ball, Eddie Luna was recognized as a second team linebacker.  Luna, a senior, finished his career in Cameron with a team-high 179 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. 

 

Honorable mention selections include quarterback Jr. Zack Andress (3,116 yards passing, 45 touchdowns), defensive lineman Sr. Jesse Valdez (93 tackles, 18 tackles for loss), linebacker Sr. Brandon Wilkins (118 tackles, six tackles for loss) and defensive back Jr. Levi May (85 tackles, five interceptions). 

 

Thu
08
Dec

Yoemen, Lady Yoe basketball in tournament action

Last week, the Cameron Yoemen and Lady Yoe basketball teams continued preparation for the start of  20-3A action by competing in tournaments.  The Yoemen traveled to Moody while the Lady Yoe were in Salado.

 

Lady Yoe

Cameron participated in the Salado tournament last week, finishing with a 1-3 mark.  The competition level went up a notch as the ladies took on a 4A, plus two 5A schools in their four games. 

 

The Lady Yoe began things with a tough 60-54 loss to 5A Hutto.  The ladies led at the half, 31-22, but could not hold off the comeback down the stretch and fell, 60-54. 

 

Cameron also suffered losses to 3A McGregor (57-37) and 4A Robinson (47-26) on Friday.  Terryn Adams led the ladies in both games, scoring 10 versus McGregor and eight against Robinson. 

 

Thu
08
Dec

State Semifinal Football Outlook

Cameron Yoe (11-3) - State Quarterfinalist

Thu
08
Dec

Cameron set to host junior high tournament

Beginning Thursday, December 8, 16 teams from across the area will be competing in the Cameron Junior High tournament.  Action will begin today and will resume on Saturday from all three gyms across the Cameron ISD campuses. 

 

The seventh and eighth grade tournament will feature Academy, Cameron, Gatesville, Midway B, Rockdale, Rogers, Troy and Salado. 

 

The Cameron seventh grade will take on Salado on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. from the junior high gym.  A win would mean a break until Saturday morning (9:00 a.m.) while a loss would force another game at the Junior High at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Cameron will get the winner/loser of Midway B and Rockdale. 

 

The Cameron eighth grade will also be in action on Thursday, taking on Salado.  Tipoff for that game is set for 6:00 p.m. from Yoe Gym.  A win (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) or loss (Thursday, 8:00 p.m.) would set up a game with either Midway B or Rockdale. 

 

Thu
08
Dec

Numerous Yoemen named to 10-3A all-district list

With all four 10-3A playoff team finished with their playoff runs, all-district lists were announced on Monday morning. 

 

The Yoemen were well-represented with a total of 33 different individual awards handed out.  First-year starting quarterback Zack Andress was named offensive newcomer of the year and a first team all-district quarterback.  The junior finished the year with 3,116 yards passing, 578 yards rushing and a total of 56 touchdowns.

 

Senior Sicory Smith was a first team return specialist and wide receiver.  Smith capped off his career as a Yoemen with 70 catches for 1,339 yards.  Smith also ran for 186 yards and had 21 total touchdowns.

 

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