Yoemen Sports Network

Thu
12
Jul

Little League Teams Head to State

The little league baseball and softball programs in the area have once again had another successful year as a total of three boys and three girls teams are competing at state tournaments over the next two weeks.

 

For the girls, the Cameron Thunder (eight and under), Cameron Barbie Bashers (10 and under) and Milano Wolf Pack (12 and under) have advanced to state.  On the boys side, The Cameron Astros (t-ball), Cameron Yankees (10 and under) and Westphalia River Dogs (14 and under) are headed to the final tournament of the year.  

 

The Thunder (Groesbeck), Barbie Bashers (Temple) and Wolf Pack (Denison) are competing at state this week, while the Astros (Riesel), Yankees (Jacksonville) and River Dogs (Axtell) will be at state next week.   

 

We will have a full report on results in the following weeks of the sports.

Fri
06
Jul

Column: DCTF Rankings Analysis

Now that the rankings have been revealed and the dust has settled, I want to dive deeper, comparing them to what I came out with earlier this year, and give you my thoughts on what I believe is accurate and where we seem to differ.

 

Being ranked 11th is generous, but not surprising

When I flipped open my Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine to page 311 to get my first look at the class 3A rankings, I would be remiss to say I was surprised to see the Yoemen ranked just outside of the top 10. Cameron was certainly not a top 20 team last year when the season came to and end, but that was last year. For a large majority of other 3A division one teams across the state, there is a good chance they would not even sniff the rankings. Simply put, Cameron is the number one football program in the division, and it’s hard to keep a giant down for very long.

 

Fri
06
Jul

Sports Shorts - 7/5

State 7-on-7 Round-Up

Over the weekend, thousands traveled to College Station for the annual state 7-on-7 tournament, and three teams left as champions.

 

In division II, it was a first-time winner as Midlothian Heritage cruised through the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record. Heritage, which beat Cameron in the Burnet SQT earlier this year, 40-26, won their pool over the likes of Silsbee (19-7), Brownwood (49-24) and Fairfield (41-28), before picking up wins over Hitchcock (41-34), Gatesville (39-21), Jim Ned (48-6), Mexia (40-13) and Pleasant Grove (39-20) in the championship match.

 

Mexia was in the semifinals before falling to Heritage, and Gatesville, which was in the second around, advanced further than any other Central Texas team.

 

Brock and Goliad, which are preseason number one and two teams in the state, advanced to the quarterfinals. That was as far as any 3A DI team advanced.

 

Thu
28
Jun

Wanna shoot? - My introduction into sports photography

Do you have an interest in taking pictures at sporting events? If your child is active in sports, I know that most would like to have that collage of pictures as they progress and grow. Today, I want give some insight on taking pictures and some simple steps you can follow to help improve your pictures, regardless of the equipment you may be using.

 

How I began

I myself have only been taking sports pictures for a short time. I picked up and shot with my first DSLR camera back in 2015 when I first started working with the paper full-time. I had no prior knowledge of taking pictures, but knew it was an essential part of my job as a small town sport editor.

 

I had used the camera that was purchased by the paper, and essentially looked at several Youtube videos to help guide me through the picture-taking process.

 

Thu
28
Jun

Yoe ranked 11th, pegged to rebound by DCTF

Elite football program normally do no have two bad years in a row. That is exactly what the folks over at Dave Campbell’s Texas Football were thinking when they were compiling their rankings for the 2018 season. The Yoemen, which finished 2017 with a 4-7 record and bi-district playoff finish, have been ranked 11th in the state by the publication in their annual preseason summer magazine.

 

Cameron was chosen by the magazine to win a state championship just last season, earning the coveted number one preseason ranking. Things didn't turn out like anyone would have liked, as the Yoemen struggled to a fourth place district finish and suffered a big loss to the Teague Lions in the opening round of the playoffs.

 

Thu
28
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/28

Summer football/basketball comes to an end

On Monday, the Yoe 7-on-7 teams played in their final week of the summer league from Temple. The Yoemen finished the day with a 1-2 record, knocking off previously undefeated Belton while suffering losses to both Copperas Cove and Temple. Cameron finishes the league with an overall record of 3-9, with two wins over Copperas Cove and the most recent win over Belton.

 

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Yoe basketball summer team attended the Texas A&M team camp and played in several games against competition from all across the state. Cameron opened pool play with a win over 4A Anna, 42-39, defeated 2A Iola in match number two, 35-25, and fell to Jesuit in the finale, 41-31.

 

To start day two, Cameron defeated Eustace, 38-36, before falling to Ovilla Christian, 57-56, and Bland, 35-33, to finish 3-3 in pool play.

 

Wed
20
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/21

Broussard getting out of baseball

Gateway Prep head baseball coach John Broussard is leaving the game of baseball after one year with the school. Broussard spent a good portion of his head coaching career in Cameron where he led the Yoemen to the 2011 state championship.

 

Just this season, Broussard led his Gators to the state tournament for the second consecutive year before falling to Clifton in the semifinals. Broussard will not be accepting any other baseball jobs and will be going into other business.

 

Lone Star Cup winners announced

The state’s most successful athletic programs were announced over the weekend with the release of the final UIL Lone Star Cup Standings.

 

Wed
20
Jun

Yoe suffers three tight losses in league 7-on-7

The Cameron Yoemen competed well on Monday in their league play with big-school competition. Cameron held their own with the big schools of Temple, Copperas Cove and Belton, but in the end could not hold off late surges and finished the day with an 0-3 record.

 

Cameron now moves to 2-7 overall in the league (two wins over Copperas Cove) with one more week to play in Temple on Monday at 5:30 pm.

 

“It’s frustrating because we could have beat every team that we played today,” said Yoe football coach Tommy Brashear on the three last-second losses. “We were a little sloppy.” “I see signs of getting better and then a little sloppiness, like not running the route like we should or not reading the defense correctly. We are dropping some passes that we shouldn't and forcing some balls.”

 

Game Breakdowns

 

Temple (L, 26-24)

Thu
14
Jun

DCTF Magazine to be released soon

It’s now June, and that means that Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine will start hitting the shelves soon. The 59th edition of the 400-page publication is expected to be in stores around June 28.

 

DCTF most recently released their cover for 2018, and the obvious was selected.

 

“The 59th annual edition of ‘the bible of Texas Football’ revealed its storied cover on Tuesday featuring new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher for its latest iconic image,” said the magazine via their website. “The headline tells the whole story: “JIMBO — The Aggies Got Their Guy. Now, The Work Begins.” It’s the first time the Aggies have made the cover of the magazine since 2013.”

 

The magazine will once again be in all color and will feature the following:

 

Thu
14
Jun

Sports Shorts - 6/14

Summer basketball/football update

Over the weekend, the Yoe basketball team played in their second state qualifying tournament of the year in Salado. Cameron rebounded by defeating Thorndale (47-40) in game one of pool play after falling to the Bulldogs in last week’s home SQT tournament. However, the Yoemen narrowly fell to Salado (50-49) while Thorndale topped to the Eagles as each team finished at 1-1.

 

Cameron ended up being the odd man out on points given up and finished third place in their pool. The Yoemen did play Burnet in a consolation game, but also fell there, 55-48. There is another chance to qualify this weekend in Rosebud-Lott.

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Yoemen Sports Network