Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
12
Apr

District track meet set for Cameron

Highlighting the Academy Relays was the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams for the Yoemen to go along with the individual performances from Za’Kara Bryson with her first place finish in the 100-meter dash and second place finish in the 200-meter dash.  

Bryson’s 12.23 in the 100-meter Dash would have been good enough for sixth at state in 2017.  

Cameron’s 4x100 team ran a 42.92, which is just 0.08 seconds off of Rockdale’s state time from a year ago. The Tigers were the third team advancing out of regionals, behind Crockett and McGregor.  

The 4x200 squad’s 1:29.74 was also opened some eyes, finishing over four and a half seconds faster than second place Rosebud-Lott.  

The 20-3A district track meet will take place this Wednesday and Thursday in Cameron.  

Thu
12
Apr

Sports Shorts - 4/12

Yoe golf teams finish second in district, advance on to regionals

Another year, another shot at state.  That is what the Yoe and Lady Yoe golf teams have accomplished again in 2018 after both teams finished second in the 20-3A tournament from Temple on Friday. 

The Yoemen shot a 356 collectively in round two, which was nine strokes behind their opening round score of 347, shot a week before from Texas A&M.  

Nikolas Keratsopolous finished with a two-day total of 149 for the first medalist award.  The next closest golfer to Keratsopolous was Tim Handley of Jarrell, which finished with a 156. 

Kobe Young was Cameron’s second golfer, coming in with a  179 (89/90).  Stockton Kruse was third on the team with a 187 (96/91), while Luke Greene’s 188 (91/97) and Jale Walzel’s 221 (103/118) rounded out the scoring.   

Thu
12
Apr

Yoe falls further back in 20-3A standings

With teams now in the thick of the second round 20-3A, each and every game becomes more and more important as teams vie for playoff positioning. Despite falling to both Franklin (7-1) on Friday and Lexington (5-3) on Tuesday, Cameron still has a shot at the postseason, even being three games under five hundred in the district. 

 

Franklin (L 7-1)

The first round matchup against the district-leading Lions went miserably for Cameron, which fell 11-1. This one was not quite as lopsided but the Yoe bats were held in check once again in a 7-1 loss.  

Cameron had just four hits in the contest and scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth when Jason Llanas hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Luke Greene, but the score was already 5-0 at that point.  

Thu
12
Apr

Lady Yoe win three in a row before falling to Lexington

If the Lady Yoe were going to be back into playoff contention in 20-3A, they were going to need to reel off a number of wins in a row.  That was accomplished over the past two weeks as Cameron picked up wins over Hearne, Jarrell and then most recently Franklin last Friday to improve to 5-6 in the district, just one game behind Rockdale, which sat at 6-5. 

 

Franklin (W, 6-5)

The Lady Yoe used a five-run fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead over Franklin, but had to hold off a comeback and walked things off in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win. Yareli Contreras was the hero, coming up with a clutch, 2-out single to left field, scoring T’maja Oges to extend the winning streak. 

Franklin began the game with an unearned run followed by an RBI double by Leah Shields in the third to go up 2-0. 

Sun
08
Apr

Zeinert ready to hit the ground running with Yoe

A few weeks ago, the list of candidates for the next Yoe offensive coordinator was narrowed down from nearly 80 to 1 when it was announced that Altair Rice athletic director and head football coach Gary Zeinert was hired to take over the role.  

Zeinert has spent the last five seasons as the head man at Altair Rice, where he compiled a 27-29 overall record and three playoff appearances. Zeinert was also the head coach at Charlotte for two years and has been in the coaching business for 22 years. For Zeinert, it’s now all about taking that next step. 

“As a coach, Cameron checks off all the boxes,” said Zeinert.  “I have been part of teams that have won district championships, part of teams that have won playoff games, and part of teams that have made deep runs, but I’ve never won a state championship and that has kind of been a goal of mine. I feel like coming to Cameron Yoe gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Sun
08
Apr

Yoemen pick up critical win over Jarrell

Going into Tuesday’s 20-3A contest, the outlook was pretty simple for Cameron.  Win, and control your own destiny towards a playoff spot. Lose, and fall two games back and further out of the playoff picture.  

It was not pretty early on, but the Yoemen simply got it done in the end in what was a 7-5 win over the Jarrell Cougars from The Yards of Cameron. The win brings Cameron to 3-4, while Jarrell falls to 3-4 as both teams are now tied for the fourth spot in the standings one game into the second round of district.  

Through the first four innings of play, a total of 10 errors were up on the board, with each team saddled with five apiece.  

Yoe ace Jason Llanas was doing all that he could in the early going, as through four and a half innings his team trailed 5-2 despite not giving up an earned run. 

Sun
08
Apr

Sports Shorts - 4/5

Both soccer teams bow out to Liberty Hill

It was known going into Friday’s bi-district matchup with Liberty Hill that it was going to be an uphill battle.  Both Cameron teams had finished fourth in 25-4A, and had to match up with the district champions from 26-4A. 

Both the Panthers and Lady Panthers proved they were power players as the Lady Yoe fell in the first matchup 15-0, while the Yoemen also could not turn the fortunes in a 8-0 loss.  

Lady Yoe coach Laura Dickson pointed out how poised and seasoned this Liberty Hill team appeared to be.  

“I’m sure there were not girls out there that haven’t played before.  They were definitely a fine-tuned machine out there, and they went hard at us the whole game but we never gave up.  I watched film coming in with them playing Salado, and I realized that this was going to be tough.”

Sun
08
Apr

44 Farms Relays Results

JV Boys (second, 155 points): 100 M Dash: Za’korian Spikes (second, 12.08); 200 M Dash: De’onte Williams (second, 25.04), Davarious Williams (third, 25.27); 800 M Run: Jimmy Balboa (third, 2:21.40), Davarious Bynaum (fifth, 2:22.87); 3200 M Run: Joseph Munoz (third, 12:18.57); 110 M Hurdles: Martin Castro (third, 20.00); 300 M Hurdles: Iverson Braziel (first, 45.94), Martin Castro (6th, 50.94); 4x100 M Relay: Za’korian Spikes, JD Wilson, De’onte Williams, Iverson Braziel (first, 45.47); 4x200 M Relay: DJ Wilson, Za’korian Spikes, Iverson Braziel, De’onte Williams (first, 1:36.64); 4x400 M Relay: Thomas Melton, Calvin Stewart, Jimmby Balboa, Jakorian Melton (second, 3:53.76); Long Jump: Iverson Braziel (fourth, 17’-9”), Thomas Melton (fifth, 17’5”); Shot Put: Domonic Lewis (third, 35’8”), Kevin Advick (fourth, 35’5”); Discus: Domonic Lewis (second, 99’7”); Triple Jump: Iverson Braziel (first, 37-5.25), Thomas Melton (fourth, 36’-6”); High Jump: Za’korian Spikes (second, 5’4”).

Thu
29
Mar

Bertie Shumate: 1985-86 was an outstanding year for Yoemen

What can I say about the 1985-86 school year in athletics? 

To start off, it was possibly the greatest year ever. Football, basketball, volleyball, track, baseball, golf, tennis and cross country - every sport - not only won district or qualified for playoffs, but they all went deep in playoffs and placed well at the state level.

My story just covers football, but the coaching and student results were terrific overall. The Yoemen only played a nine-game season because of scheduling problems, but overall they finished 11-1-1, four games deep in the playoffs losing in the quarterfinals to a loaded Van Vleck team 7-0 in the only shutout of a Toby York coached team.

The Yoemen opened at home against familiar foe Taylor, the Ducks left Yoe Field with a 24-7 loss, which was the 13th in the last 14 years. They refused to schedule the Yoemen after that, only playing us for six years, when the UIL placed them in the same district between 2000 and 2010.

Thu
29
Mar

Lady Yoe can’t generate runs in pair of defeats

If you look at the box score from Friday’s road tilt with rival Rockdale, it would show that both teams ended the night with five hits.  But, on this night it was the Lady Tigers that made them count the most in a 8-2 win.  

Rockdale went up early when three-hole hitter Karley Leopold hit a solo home run to left.  Rockdale added three more in the second after an error.  

Kenzie Wimmer continued her hot streak of deep balls in the third by sending one over the center field wall, scoring herself and Alejandra Ibarra.  

Rockdale would add on single runs in the third and fourth and then a two-spot in the sixth to create separation.  

Friday’s 20-3A Results: Rockdale 8, Cameron Yoe 2; Academy 4, Lexington 2; Jarrell 10, Franklin 0.  Rogers over Hearne.  

 

Academy

When you out-hit your opponent by more than four times, you generally expect to win most of those games.  

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