Sports Short - 4/26

Yoe golf advances to state tournament

It’s not about how you start, but how you finish. It was not as if the Yoemen played poorly in their first round of regional play from Brenham on Monday. The Yoemen shot a 366 collectively after one round of play, and sat in fifth place overall, behind Rockdale (337), Frankston (358), Buffalo (361), and Pollok Central (364). The top three teams advance on to the state tournament in May, and the Yoemen were only five shots back heading into day two.


On day two, Cameron not only played well enough to reach that plateau, but they managed to jump all the way up to the number two spot, shooting a 351 - a 15 stroke improvement. The 351 was five strokes better than Rockdale’s second round 356. The Tigers shot a 337 in their first round. The is the first time in school history that the boys golf team has advanced to the state tournament.


The final team standings (top ten): 1. Rockdale (693), 2. Cameron Yoe (717), 3. Pollok Central (725), 4. Buffalo (734), 5. Frankston (737), 6. West (748), 7. Whitney (758), 8. Altair Rice (764), 9. Maypearl (780), 10. Maypearl (780).


Cameron’s Nikolas Keratsopoulos won the silver medal with a 74 and 78 for a total of 152 over his two rounds of golf. That total was just seven strokes behind the leader, Preston McGinty (145) of Bruceville-Eddy. Other Yoe golfers included Kobe Young (94, 95), Luke Green (95, 93), Stockton Kruse (104, 89), and Andrew Ortiz (103, 115).


The Yoemen, along with Rockdale and Pollok Central, will represent region III at the UIL State Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin on May 22 and 23. The Lady Yoe will be competing at the regional tournament on Wednesday and Thursday with a trip to state on the line. We will have full reaction from both squads in next week’s edition of sports.


Final 20-3A Softball Standings

1. Academy (12-2), 2. Rogers (12-2), 3. Lexington (10-4), 4. Franklin (9-5), 5. Jarrell (5-9), 5. Rockdale (5-9), 7. Cameron Yoe (3-11), 8. Hearne (0-14). Academy defeated Rogers in a game that decided who earned the number one seed out of the district.


Yoe baseball set for playoffs

The Cameron Yoemen are set to begin their playoff run. All they need now is an opponent. The Yoemen, which finished as the number two seed in 20-3A, will draw the number three seed out of 19-3A in the bi-district round of the playoffs. That spot has not been decided as Clifton and Troy will be playing on Friday to decide who gets third and who gets fourth.


The Yoemen will host La Grange in a playoff warmup game on Friday. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.


The final 20-3A baseball standings: 1. Rogers (12-0), 2. Cameron Yoe (10-2), 3. Franklin (7-5), 4. Lexington (5-7), 5. Academy (4-8), 6. Rockdale (2-10), 6. Jarrell (2-10).


NFL Draft set to begin Thursday

The 2017 NFL draft is set to begin on Thursday, and former Yoemen and Oklahoma Sooner star Dede Westbrook is one of many that hopes to have his name called during the three-day event. Round one will take place on Thursday, with round two and three on Friday, and four through six on Saturday. The draft is scheduled to be aired on ESPN and the NFL Network.