Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
02
Feb

Yoemen edge Franklin in overtime

Franklin

When The Yoemen and Lions played the first go-around in 20-3A play, we saw a low scoring, defensive battle.  Franklin won that meeting in come-from-behind fashion, outscoring the Yoemen 28-7 in the final 13 minutes of play to escape with a 43-33 win. 

 

On Friday night on the road at Franklin, we got a similar type of ball game. The only difference between the two contests was the outcome, as the Yoemen did just enough to pull out a 47-45 overtime win. 

 

This is the fourth win in the last five 20-3A games for Cameron (5-4), but this one meant a little more to everyone involved.  Yoe coach Ed Glendening has won over 400 games in his coaching career, and this one will go down as one of the most memorable.

 

“I want to compliment our seniors,” said Glending.  “Four years ago, we wanted to build a program to compete with better programs and we're excited.”

 

Thu
02
Feb

Lady Yoe battle against Franklin, Lexington

Franklin

By the time the first quarter of Friday’s 20-3A contest between Cameron and Franklin came to an end, the outcome was well in hand.  The Lions, which had only lost one other district game to number three Academy, were up on the Lady Yoe 42-8 after eight minutes of play.

 

Despite the overwhelming deficit, the ladies continued to battle all the way through in a 81-40 loss. 

 

Franklin (10-1) could not miss from the field in the 42-point first quarter.  Half of those points came from guard Jessie Medcalf, whose sharpshooting skills were fully on display from the opening tip. 

 

“Franklin shot lights out to begin with,” said Lady Yoe coach Corey Cunningham.  “That is not to undermine how good of a team that they are.  We couldn't handle the press in the beginning, and the early turnovers hurt us.”

 

Thu
26
Jan

Fall Sports Award Winners

Coaches Tommy Brashear and James Henderson present Jesse Valdez with the Seth Dockery Lineman MVP Award.  

Javier Torres (left) and Brandon Wilkins (right) are presented the Mueck Reinders Heart and Courage awawrd by Tommy Brashear.  

Eddie Luna (left) and Sicory Smith (right) are named football MVP's.  

Dale Keen with cross country MVP's Jose Osorio and Frances Sims.  

Lady Yoe volleyabll coach Kamol Nohe with MVP Savannah Kruse.  

Thu
26
Jan

Grind continues for Cameron girls

 

Jarrell

Entering a road 20-3A tilt at Jarrell, the Lady Yoe sat at 1-7 in district play and out of the playoff picture.  For head coach Corey Cunningham, the last few week’s of this season are not really about the wins and losses, but about the continued effort and fight to get better each and every game despite a limited roster.  

 

It was a struggle early on to stay competitive on the scoreboard, but Cameron continued to grind out minutes late in a 72-37 loss to the Lady Cougars. 

 

Jarrell (6-3) came out hot of the gate, building a 26-4 lead after one and extending that to 45-15 at the half.  

 

“We started off the game slow with a lot of turnovers against their press, but we kept trying to reinforce effort,” said Cunningham.  “Nothing replaces effort and we kept trying to encourage them to keep giving it their all no matter what the score was.”

 

Thu
26
Jan

Yoemen continue to build momentum

Jarrell

Nobody likes to lose.  However, if you were the Yoemen last Friday night, you knew it was going to be an uphill battle on the road at the number four-ranked team in 3A basketball.

 

For three of the four quarters, it was a neck-and-neck battle with the scoring advantage favoring Cameron by two points.  However, the second quarter was all Jarrell, which included a 31-11 scoring run in what was the difference in a 80-60 win.

 

“We got hot and had a good run there, and then we played even most of the rest of the game,” said Jarrell head coach Drew Sumner. 

 

Most of the game Cameron (3-4) had to keep up with Jarrell, who has the top scoring offense in the district.  Yoe forward LaRondre Booze made his presence felt early and often, scoring the first eight points for Cameron. 

 

Thu
26
Jan

History of Yoe Football

With the hiring of former Yoe defensive coordinator Joe Oliver (1981-1984), it brought back memories of him and fellow Yoe assistant Eddie Dunn.  Both had great years of coaching, not only football, but a variety of spring sports.  Oliver will now be principal at Yoe High.  Dunn, after leaving in 1988, also returned to be Junior High principal in 1996 in Cameron. 

 

When Toby York was hired to lead the football program at Yoe High, he was on Bob McQueen’s staff at Temple, as was Oliver.  York built his staff around Oliver (defensive coordinator) and Dunn.  He retained Ken Poole and Steve Gaddis from the year before and of course hired former Yoe player Randy Sapp to lead the Junior High sports, just out of college. 

 

Following their state championship in 1981, Ken Poole continued to head the basketball program, Joe Oliver took over track duties with help from Gaddis, while Dunn took over the baseball team.

 

Thu
26
Jan

Rangel, Lewis takes first at Belton powerlifting Invitational

The Yoemen and Lady Yoe powerlifting teams competed in the Belton Tiger Invitational this past week in their third event of the young season.  

 

Cameron walked away from the meet with impressive finishes across the board. Two Yoemen finished best in class, while multiple others were within the top three of their respective divisions.  

 

For the Yoemen, Joe Rangel won the 132-pound division while Dortavis Lewis topped the 275-pound class. 

 

Rangel’s 700 total pounds was a 25-pound increase from his performance two weeks ago in Cameron.  Lewis also posted his personal best with 1,385 pounds.

 

“We came together this week,” said head coach Eric Balch.  “The kids are all getting stronger, and that helps.  The technique is getting better.  We were third place at a really big and competitive meet, so the kids are doing really well.”

 

Thu
26
Jan

Yoe freshmen advances to finals in wrestling tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron had four wrestlers compete in a College Station tournament this past Saturday.  Yoe freshmen Domanique Borgas highlighted the team’s finish with a trip to the finals and a 2-1 mark overall.  The freshmen picked up wins over opponents from 5A Bryan Rudder and private school Strake Jesuit before falling in the final. 

 

According to head coach Dale Keen, Borgas has been wrestling for just 60 days in total, but has the talent and variables you look for in a wrestler to be successful.  “Being big and strong is just one part of that,” said Keen.  “You have to know your moves and know how to defend stuff.  Determination helps out a whole lot.”

 

Keen also pointed out that Borgas’ performance helped inspire other wrestlers to step up their game. 

 

Thu
19
Jan

Lady Yoe begin second half of 20-3A play

 

Lady Yoe head coach Corey Cunningham and his team have had to deal with plenty of adversity up to this point in the season.  It’s one thing to play in arguably the toughest district in the region - with three teams in the latest rankings - but Cameron has had to deal with injuries to two key starters for a majority of first half of 20-3A play.  Cameron would try to overcome all of that as they rounded out the first half of district. 

 

Rockdale

Cameron hosted the Lady Tigers of Rockdale from Yoe Gym in one of the bigger rivalry games in the state on Friday.  The Lady Yoe led by three at the half, but could not hold off the Lady Tigers down the stretch in a 50-42 loss. 

 

Despite the loss, three different Lady Yoe players ended with double-digit scoring marks.  Terryn Adams (14), Zabrian Sowders (12), and Lauryn Leftwich (10) combined for 36 of Cameron’s 42 points. 

 

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.

 

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