Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
22
Feb

Yoe bows out to McGregor in opening round of basketball playoffs

When Cameron has lost games this season, it’s usually been because of some sort of offensive inefficiency. In Monday’s bi-district contest with McGregor, the Yoemen will be looking back to free-throw shooting. Cameron finished just 10-29 from the charity stripe, and that was the difference in a stinging 63-55 opening round loss.

“When you can’t hit free throws, you’re not going to win games,” said Yoe coach Nick Burns following the loss. “It’s been an achilles heel of ours all season and. Until you hit them, you’re not going to win games.”

McGregor senior guard Michael Irons broke the ice at the 6:45 minute of the mark of the first, sinking a three-point shot. It was a bad omen for Yoe fans, as Irons proceeded to score 21 more points in the half, for a total of 24 in the opening two periods. That was just two short of Cameron’s entire total of 26.

Thu
22
Feb

Softball falls hard to Caldwell in ugly game

The Lady Yoe’s bats produced enough runs to outscore Madisonville in their season opener a week ago. Unfortunately, the ladies could not keep that up pace when it was needed in a 15-4 loss to Caldwell on Friday.

Cameron nearly matched the Lady Hornets in hits, only trailing 9-8, but it was 9 costly errors that led to 12 runs that was the downfall in the loss.

The top of the order was productive to open the game, with back-to-back-to-back singles from Ashley Balch, Yareli Contreras and Madison Brunson, followed by an error to plate two runs.

The lead was short-lived as the Lady Hornets plated three in the bottom half of the first with a hit by pitch, walk, error and two singles.

Cameron would respond as Balch singled home both Trinity Daniels and Kenzie Wimmer in the second. However, Cameron could not plate any further runs in the next three frames, while Caldwell scored 4 in the second, third and fourth innings to complete the run-rule.

Wed
14
Feb

Yoe baseball picked to win 20-3A by baseball magazine

Since dropping down a classification back in 2011, Yoemen baseball has managed to get into the playoffs all but one year, while also winning a state championship in that first season.

 

In 2018, the program is not only projected to get back into the playoffs, but to also win 20-3A in the process.

 

Cameron was pegged by TxHighSchoolBaseball.com’s preseason magazine to win the district, with Franklin, Rogers and Academy predicted to finish in the two through four spots, respectively.

 

For first year head coach Hector Delgadillo, it’s a time of the year he’s been looking forward to since he got to Cameron.

 

“I’m pretty excited,” said Delgadillo. “To me, it’s the best time of the year. It’s exciting to get to know the kids and the community of Cameron.”

 

The coach is still getting to learn all of the kids involved with the program, but says he has been pleased with what he’s seen the first week of practice. .

Wed
14
Feb

Yoe takes Jarrell down to the wire for second time

In their first matchup with Jarrell, Cameron gave the Cougars what was arguably their biggest scare of the district schedule up to that point, staying within four to six points the entire way in a 59-53 loss. Going into the number one team’s house on senior night, it did not seem likely for that mark to be topped, but that was arguably the case as the Yoemen were down by just two points with 1:30 remaining before Jarrell had one late push for a 67-57 win.

 

Down just 59-57, Cameron (19-13) had the ball coming out of a timeout. However, the ball was quickly turned over, which led to a transition bucket. Jarrell proceeded to score the game’s final 6 points.

 

Wed
14
Feb

Lady Yoe bats hot in season-opening win

If you’re a fan of pitching and defense, then Cameron’s season opener at Madisonville was not the game you needed to be at. Despite frigid temperatures, the Lady Yoe bats were red hot in a 19-13 win over the Lady Mustangs.

 

Cameron pounded out 14 hits, including 5 home runs to begin the season at 1-0. For outgoing head coach Abe Vargas, it was great to see the lineup come together and put up an all-around strong performance.

 

“It’s great, especially with the cold weather,” said Vargas which will be leaving the school district on February 16 to begin his duties as athletic director at Runge ISD. “We talked about things that we cannot control like the weather, and that is just part of the game. We had to be mentally tough.”

 

Yoe leadoff batter Kenzie Wimmer’s stats were some of the most impressive you could ever expect to see in a single game.

 

Wed
14
Feb

Sports Shorts - 2/15

20-3A Girls Basketball Playoff Results

Cameron’s basketball district managed to split in the opening round of the playoffs, with district champion Academy and number two seed Franklin advancing, while three seed Jarrell and four seed Rogers bowed out of the playoff race.

 

Academy, which is ranked at the number four team in the state, crushed Troy in their game, 59-14. Franklin had a very similar showing, blowing by Whitney, 61-29. Jarrell had a 21-19 lead over West at the half, but fell hard in the end, 57-43. Rogers also fell to Marlin, 69-42.

 

Academy advances to play Keene Smith, which knocked out Buffalo, 64-49, while Franklin gets Grandview, which took down Leon, 51-43.

 

Both golf teams place in top 5 at Caldwell

Despite poor weather conditions, both the Yoemen and Lady Yoe golf teams managed to compete in Caldwell this Monday and Tuesday.

 

Thu
08
Feb

Yoe stays hot with wins over Rogers, Rockdale

Rogers

Yoe head coach Nick Burns wanted one thing from his team Friday at Rogers. He wanted a complete buzzer to buzzer game, and in the process keep the pressure on the entire way.

 

You could say mission accomplished as Cameron began the game on a 9-0 run and continued to pour it on in the fourth in what was a dominating 63-31 win.

 

“This is always a scary game in Rogers and Coach Evan is a great coach,” said Burns shortly after the win. “They run a 2-3 zone just like Franklin, and it’s given us problems. I think that Franklin loss lit a fire under us. This week, we didn’t focus on man, just all zone. During morning practice, I pulled out the shooting gun, and we worked on a zone shooting drill. You can tell it payed off tonight.”

 

Keanu McCarter was a big reason for the fast start as he was the one that scored all of Cameron’s nine opening points.

 

Thu
08
Feb

Lady Yoe, seniors go out with win

It’s no secret that the Lady Yoe’s season has not gone as everyone would have liked. The ladies have been out of playoff contention for some time, but there was still one big game left on the schedule with Rockdale at Yoe Gym on Tuesday. It was not only an important game because it was against Cameron’s archrival, but it was the last time for the seniors to suit up at home.

 

Those seniors were not going to be denied on this night, recovering from a 1-17 shooting performance in the first and pulling away in the fourth for a 48-40 win.

 

“It feels good,” said senior guard Marquazia Workman after the win. “We really wanted this game with it being our last one. We always fought hard against Rockdale but to get a win feels good.”

 

Cameron simply could not anything to fall in the poor-shooting first, but the defense kept the game within reach with just a 6-2 deficit.

 

Thu
08
Feb

Sports Shorts - 2/8

Yoe offensive coordinator Abraham Vargas takes head job

The long-standing tradition of coordinators from Cameron to become head coaches held up on Monday when it was announced the Yoe offensive coordinator Abraham Vargas had been hired as the next athletic director and head football coach at Runge ISD, a 2A school located about and hour and a half southeast of San Antonio.

 

As you would expect, there was a connection that led Vargas to the position.

 

“I'm sure there are several people who are curious where it is at and why I would go there,” said Vargas. “I visited with a former superintendent who I worked for and with for several years. She spent a couple of years in Runge. She gave nothing but high praises on the students, faculty, and community. I see it as an opportunity to make an impact and a difference in the lives of other students and the community.”

 

Thu
08
Feb

10-3A football gets face lift by the UIL

The biennial realignment is a big event for schools in Texas. Every two years, the UIL decides who is going to be playing who with the reclassification of all the districts from North to South and East to West.  That day took place last Thursday, and it had a big impact on what is the new 10-3A football district.  

Cameron will remain with the likes of Jarrell, Little River Academy, Rockdale and Troy, but there were two major shifts.  That includes Franklin moving out east to 11-3A, while McGregor shifts up north to 9-3A.  Manor New Tech and Lago Vista will be moving in to keep the district at seven teams.  

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