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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Gonzales faces reborn Pirates in regionals By CEDRIC IGLEHART
The Apaches did their best imitation of a mailman last Friday by finding a way to deliver despite the rainy conditions. Gonzales turned in another impressive performance en route to winning a Class 3A Division I area round game over Fredericksburg, 19-7. “I thought we executed our game plan very well,” said head coach Ricky Lock. “Our defense shut down the players we had to shut down to win the game. On offense, we ran the ball effectively and made first downs to keep the ball out
of their hands.” With the win, the Apaches advance into the next round of the playoffs where they will square off with Rockport-Fulton this Saturday in the Region IV semifinals. The Pirates (5-7) are the runners-up in District 303A where they only picked up two wins in league play. After being outscored by an average of 33.5-24.6 during the regular season, Rockport-Fulton has reversed their fortunes by picking up a 42-13 win over Hondo in bi-district and upsetting 9-2 Kingsville King last week. “They’re on a roll right now,” Lock said. “They
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Saturday, 6 p.m. Memorial Stadium in Victoria had some hurt people but they’ve got them back. Since they’ve been back they’re 4-2, so they’re playing a lot better now than they were earlier in the year.” The Pirate offense likes
to operate out of the pistol formation where they run a variety of zone reads and counters. The focal point is quarterback Anthony Resendez, who leads the team with 1,115 yards rushing
and 12 touchdowns. He has also completed 80 of his 163 passes for 1,079 yards and 10 other scores with eight interceptions. “He is the man, it’s all about him,” said Lock. “They do a lot of things to get him isolated one-onone.” When Resendez is not carrying the ball, he hands it off to big back Domingo Gonzalez (117 rushes, 626 yards, 2TD) or scat back Matt Larsen (4 TD). The leading receivers for the Pirates are Larsen (21 catches, 322 yards), Alex Fahrenthold (21-365, 4TD) and Joshua Jones (22-231, 2TD). Rockport-Fulton has been fairly porous in their
3-3 stack defense all year, but seems to have found their groove in the postseason where they have only allowed 19 total points. “They’re kind of a bend but don’t break defense,” Lock said. “They give up a lot of yards and at times a lot of points, but they’ve been playing a lot better since they got some kids back from injuries.” Leading tackler for the Pirates is DB Dustin Moses (101, 3 INT) and other players to watch include DB Daniel Williams (88 tackles, 2 INT), and LB Brian Tran (82 tck). Kickoff for the game is set for 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Victoria.
Lady Apaches use defense Area Football Previews to down Lockhart, 55-49 Flatonia, Shiner set to square off in first ever playoff meeting By MARK LUBE firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashli Malatek runs down a loose ball while Ericka Hernandez sets up in the post during the Lady Apaches’ win over Lockhart on Monady. (Photo by Mark Lube)
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GONZALES – In the third quarter of Monday night’s game against Lockhart, the Gonzales Lady Apaches girls’ basketball team yielded a lead to the visitors. Gonzales eventually got it back and held on to it thanks to some superb defensive play in a 55-49 win over the Lady Lions. “I thought the turning point was when we were playing defense very well and it picked us up,” Lady Apaches head coach Valerie Akpan said. “We were able to pressure Lockhart and get some easy baskets. Our defense provided a boost for us and it carried over into the offensive side of the ball.” The win improves Gonzales to 4-4 on the season and the team is coming along okay. “We learn a lot after each game,” Akpan said. “Each game, we get better and correct our mistakes.” A pair of Kelsey Hardy
buckets put Gonzales ahead 4-2 early in the opening quarter. Lockhart rallied for three straight points to go up 5-4 and Gonzales responded with a 4-1 run as Ashli Malatek rebounded a missed shot and Hardy scored again. The teams fought to a 10-10 tie at the end of the period. In the second frame, the Lady Apaches used a 6-0 run to turn a 14-14 game into a 20-14 advantage with baskets from Malatek and Tajerrica Smith. Lockhart ended the quarter with a 6-2 run to cut Gonzales’ lead to 22-20. In the third quarter, the Lady Lions came back from a 25-22 deficit to go ahead, 28-25, on points from Crystal Trejo, Deana Quintanilla and Tassandara McCelland. Later, Lockhart managed a 33-29 lead, only for the Lady Apaches to score eight of the last 10 points of the period as Hardy and Smith connected on shots with the team getting a good number of defensive
rebounds. Early in the final period, Jordan Pitman made a pair of free throws to put the Lady Apaches ahead 4335. Lockhart then went on an 8-0 run to stage a comeback. Gonzales went back into the lead after Amanda Dixson converted twice from the free-throw line. Gonzales then took a 51-47 after Hardy, Malatek and Erika Hernandez cashed in on turnovers and offensive rebounds. The Lady Apaches finished the game with a 4-2 run. Game Summary Gonzales 55, Lockhart 49 Score by Periods L 10 10 15 14-49 G10 12 15 18-55 Lockhart: Deana Quintanilla 6 2-6 14, Tassandara McCelland 6 0-0 12, Crystal Trejo 4 0-0 8, Raven Smith 2 1-2 5, Marissa Rodriguez 1 2-2 4, Daisha Wells 1 0-0 2, Norma Jaramillo 1 0-0 2, Briana Vneed 1 0-1 2. Totals 22 5-11 49. Gonzales: Kelsey Hardy 10 2-6 22, Ashli Malatek 5 1-2 11, Tajerrica Smith 5 0-2 10, Erika Hernandez 3 0-3 6, Danielle Flowers 1 0-0 2, Jordan Pitman 0 2-2 2, Amanda Dixson 0 2-2 2. Totals 24 7-17 55.
Rivals Shiner and Flatonia have only met during the regular season, when they have been in the same district. Friday will add a new chapter into the rivalry as the Comanches (8-3) take on the Bulldogs (9-2) at Cuero’s Gobbler Stadium in the Class 1A Division I regional playoff. Shiner was a 14-13 winner against the Mason Punchers last week in the area round. “Played hard, got a few breaks and were ahead when the game ended,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. “It was a physical and exciting game.” “I am proud of how our kids fought. It was a very physical game and the weather conditions caused us to have to deal with some hypothermia issues.” Flatonia was a 28-14 winner over La Villa in their area-round game. “It was a very competitive and hard-fought game,” Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag said. “We had a first-quarter turnover that cost us a likely touchdown. The kids responded well by playing solid defense from the second quarter on and our offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage in the second half. We took advantage of a La Villa turnover in the second half.” Anticipation is building in both camps for Friday’s game. “They are a very good football team and the seniors have been starting since they were sophomores back in 2011,” Cerny said. “Flatonia is going to be very experienced. Our fans and kids will be up for this game.” “This is going to be an exciting game with Shiner getting that upset over Mason,” Freytag said. “We have a lot of respect for the Shiner team and their
traditions. Our goal has always been to get back to where we used to be (playoffs) and this year, we took a big step.” “This is going to be a game between two evenlymatched, well-coached and well-disciplined teams. We are so similar it is scary.” Freytag said he thinks with the game being played in Cuero, it will be the most attended Flatonia-Shiner game ever. The Bulldogs have had a lot of success as a team running the football with at least four or five different ball carriers a game including Will Bruns, Marcus Mica, Mitchell Mica, Aaron Manzano, Gus Venegas and Dalton Griffin. Flatonia lately has executed the passing game with quarterback Bruns finding key targets Venegas and Reed Rightmer. “Flatonia will come right at you with their run game and then try to get you with a play-action pass,” Cerny said. “We will need to play physical and our secondary will have to make sure we are on our toes, ready for the pass.” Shiner’s defense will be led by senior linebacker Jacob Stafford. Flatonia comes out in a 4-3 and loves to stunt. Look for Bruns and Marcus Mica to lead the Flatonia defense. “Our offense will need to figure out to slow their stunting, move the football well and not have turnovers,” Cerny said. Stafford, Marcus Coleman, Tyler Patek and Chad Neubauer should all get plenty of carries. Freytag said the ‘Dog defense will need to make plays, read keys and be disciplined. “We will especially need to tackle Jacob Stafford well because he is so strong,” he said. “The Shiner defensive front seven is good so our offensive line will have to control the line of scrimmage and stay on our blocks longer. We need to win the field position bat-
tle.” Class 2A Division I regional Hallettsville (12-0) vs McGregor (11-1) The Hallettsville Brahmas advanced another round as they simply pounded Jourdanton, 51-6, Friday in Seguin. “I think our kids handled the adversity brought on by the weather,” Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said. “We had to make lots of adjustments.” The Brahmas will face McGregor Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Manor Mustang Stadium in the Class 2A Division I regional playoff. “McGregor is a total team. They have no real standouts. Just about every player is good,” Psencik said. “They have speed and they all execute very well.” The ‘Dogs are a spread team that compliments their passing game with inside and outside zone running plays. Psencik said the players on the Brahma defense need to be aware of are running backs C.J. Sims and Nate Seale, quarterback Troy Allison and wide receiver Chance Seale. “Our defense will need to stay the course of playing well and continuing to improve,” he said. “We have to swarm to the football.” Psencik described McGregor’s defense as fast and packed with talent. “They do not have as many two-way players so they are going to be more fresh,” he said. “Our offense will just need to continue executing the game plan.” Players to watch on the defense are defensive back Branden Dietzman and lineman Sam Bass. Class 3A Division II regional Cuero (8-3) vs Sinton (10-2) The Cuero Gobblers face an offensive-minded Sinton PREVIEWS, Page B2
District 26-3A Standings
District Overall La Grange 5-0 11-0 Yoakum 3-2 4-6 Cuero 3-2 8-3 Gonzales 2-3 8-4 Giddings 1-4 3-6 Smithville 1-4 1-8 Area round results – Gonzales 19, Fredericksburg 7; La Grange 50, Canyon Lake 8; Cuero 51, Navarro 44 Game Summaries Gonzales 19, Fredericksburg 7 Score by Quarters G 7 0 0 12-19 F 0 0 0 7-7 Scoring Summary G-Alyas Ramirez 22 run (Jose Contreras kick) G-Brant Philippus 9 pass from Ramirez (run failed) F-Brayden Beard 3 run (Paco Martinez kick) G-Ramirez 16 run (run failed) Team stats G F First downs 14 14 Rushes-yards 44-243 32-80 Passing yards 9 129 Passing 1-2 13-30 Penalties-yards 3-27 0-0 Fumbles-lost 2-0 1-0 Punts-average 4-39.75 4-29.5 Individual stats Rushing — Gonzales: Alyas Ramirez 40-223, Darrance James 2-17, Jaime Tellez 1-4, TEAM 1-(1). Fredericksburg: Kyle Grona 16-49, Joaquin Rivera 1-16, Bryce Beard 10-13, Brayden Beard 4-1, Paco Martinez 1-1. Passing — Gonzales: Ramirez 1-2-9-0. Fredericksburg: Grona 13-
30-129-0. Receiving — Gonzales: Brant Philippus 1-9. Fredericksburg: Rivera 6-55, Matthew McManigle 4-42, Brayden Beard 3-16, Kyle Reeh 1-10 Cuero 51, Navarro 44 Score by Quarters C 7 14 16 14-51 N 7 7 14 16-44 Scoring Summary C-Brenden Pupi 37 pass from Jared Vernor (Pearson Reese kick) N-Anthony Grant 4 run (Trent Hipp kick) C-D’Anthony Hopkins 2 run (Reese kick) N-Ty Durham 11 run (Hipp kick) C-D’Andre Gallagher 17 pass from Vernor (Reese kick) C-Hopkins 1 run (Reese kick) N-Jay Leal 46 run (kick failed) C-Safety C-Pupi 32 pass from Vernor (Reese kick) N- Grant 13 run (Jared Leal run) C-Hopkins 51 kickoff return (Reese kick) C-Hopkins 1 run (Reese kick) N-Grant 14 run (Luke Jaroszewki pass from Durham) N-Durham 3 run (Grant run) Team stats C N First downs 17 26 Rushes-yards 36-195 55-312 Passing yards 202 213 Passes 11-14 9-20-1 Penalties-yards 2-15 1-5 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1 Punts-average 0-0 1-22.0 Individual stats Rushing —Cuero: D’Anthony Hopkins 24-174, Zech Hopkins 5-17, D’Andre Gallagher 2-13,
GJH 7th graders win district titles The Gonzales Junior High 7th Grade A team defeated Cuero 38-34 on Oct. 31. Kieran Grant had a 5-yard touchdown run, Marvin Cardoza had a 1-yard touchdown run, Trent Higginbatham had three touchdowns and was named Offensive Player of the Game. Kenneth Cavit was the Defensive Player of the Game as he returned a fumble for a touchdown. The 7th B team defeated Cuero 22-0. James Martinez had touchdown runs of 27 and 48 yards to be named Offensive Player of the Game. Quinten Garity had a 6-yard touchdown run, with Ja’Corveon Walton and Seth Gibson converting two-point plays. 8th A won against Cuero 32-12. Colby Cox had touchdown runs of 73, 86 and 46 yards to be named Offensive Player of the Game. He also had a two-point conversion. Garrett Rickman had a two-point conversion, Aaren Rocha scored on a 3-yard quarterback sneak, Ben Stone had a two-point conversion and the Apaches got good blocking from offensive linemen Nick
Team stats H J Jared Vernor 1-0, Tristan Barefield First downs 20 6 1-(-2), TEAM 3-(-7). Navarro: JarRushes-yards 28-175 36-88 ed Leal 16-125, Anthony Grant 16Passing yards 147 67 85, Luke Jaroszewski 13-61, Tanner Passes 12-21 6-15-1 Law 3-31, Ty Durham 7-10. Penalties-yards 6-60 10-67 Passing — Cuero: Vernor 7-10Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-2 164-0, D’Anthony Hopkins 4-4-38Punts-average 4-40.0 7-31.0 0. Navarro: Durham 9-20-213-1. Individual stats Receiving — Cuero: Gallagher Rushing — Hallettsville: Kaden 5-60, Brenden Pupi 3-85, Barefield 2-50, Grant Diebel 1-7. Navarro: Hardt 10-89, Nate Kowalik 7-40, Desmond Smith 5-107, Jared Leal Tim Sheppard 3-21, Brent Motal 2-14, Justin Harless 1-75, Eric Hin- 3-18, Drew Haas 3-7. Passing — Hallettsville: Kowalik kleman 1-17. District 14-2ADI Standings 12-21-147-0. Receiving — Trenton McGee District Overall Hallettsville 5-0 12-0 4-59, Dalton Herrington 3-27, Jimario Grounds 2-30, Hardt 1-17, Hempstead 4-1 6-5 Sheppard 1-14. Edna 2-3 5-6 District 15-ADI Standings Altair Rice 3-2 3-8 District Overall Industrial 1-4 2-7 Ganado 4-0 9-2 Palacios 0-5 1-9 3-1 8-3 Area round results – Hallettsville Shiner Kenedy 3-1 4-4 51, Jourdanton 6 Three Rivers 1-3 4-5 Game Summary 0-4 2-8 #6 Hallettsville 51, Jourdanton 6 Yorktown Area round results – Shiner 14, H 21 7 14 9-51 Mason 13; Ganado 37, Brackett 14 J 0 0 0 6-6 Game Summary Scoring Summary Shiner 14, Mason 13 H-Kaden Hardt 1 run (Brannen Score by Quarters Caraway kick) S 0 0 6 8-14 H-Hardt 19 run (Caraway kick) M 0 7 6 0-13 H-Hardt 17 pass from Nate Scoring Summary Kowalik (Caraway kick) M-Elliot Bibb 1 run (Go ChanH-Hardt 9 run (Caraway kick) H-Trenton McGee 13 pass from riang kick) S-Chad Neubauer 29 pass from Kowalik (Caraway kick) H-Brent Motal 3 run (Caraway Tyler Patek (kick failed) M-Seth Hudson 78 pass from kick) H-Reid Leopold 0 blocked punt Bibb (kick failed) S-Jacob Stafford 1 run (Stafford return (Caraway kick) J-Nicolaus Lopez 14 pass from run ) Team stats S M Chase Harrison (kick blocked) First downs 8 15 H-Justin Reeves returned Rushes-yards 38-80 28-151 blocked PAT kick
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Passing yards 62 155 Passes 3-9 8-18-1 Penalties-yards 3-25 7-55 Fumbles-lost 3-0 3-3 Punts-average 4-34.75 2-40.5 Individual stats Rushing — Shiner: Jacob Stafford 20-41, Marcus Coleman 8-35, Chad Neubauer 7-13, Tyler Patek 1-1, Joey Overton 1-(-1), Dadrian Taylor 1-(-9). Mason:Raul Silguero 11-69, Elliot Bibb 11-52, Luis Castillo 5-33, Miguel Castillo 1-(-3). Passing — Shiner: Stafford 2-833-0, Patek 1-1-29-0. Mason: Bibb 8-18-155-1. Receiving — Neubauer 1-29, Patek 1-18, Caleb Kalich 1-15. Mason: Miguel Castillo 5-59, Seth Hudson 2-89, Riley Owens 1-7.
District 13-ADI Standings
District Overall Flatonia 3-1 9-2 Thorndale 3-1 8-3 Weimar 2-2 4-4 Holland 2-2 7-3 Thrall 0-4 2-9 Area round results – Flatonia 28, La Villa 14; Thorndale 60, Kenedy 7 Game Summary Flatonia 28, La Villa 14 Score by Quarters F 7 0 14 7-28 LV 7 0 7 0-14 Scoring Summary LV-Marcario Perez 15 run (David Casana kick) F-Reed Righmer 28 pass from Will Bruns (Jose Manzano kick) F-Bruns 1 run (Manzano kick) F-Marcus Mica 7 run (Manzano kick) LV-Perez 11 pass from Robert Serna (Casana kick)
F-Mica 3 run (Manzano kick) Team stats F LV First downs 18 10 Rushes-yards 53-231 45-218 Passing yards 69 27 Passing 4-7-1 2-5 Penalties-yards 3-20 5-45 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1 Punts-average 1-27.0 2-38.0 Individual stats Rushing — Flatonia: Marcus Mica 22-109, Will Bruns 9-59, Mitchell Mica 7-40, Gus Venegas 9-24, Aaron Manzano 1-4, Eddie Manzano 1-0. La Villa: Robert Serna 19-123, Lupe Moron 16-55, Marcario Perez 5-24, Ramiro Cantu 4-16. Passing — Flatonia: Bruns: 4-669-0, Venegas 0-1-0-0. La Villa: Serna 2-5-27-0. Receiving — Flatonia: Reed Rightmer 2-40, Matthew Kozelsky 1-15, Casen Novak 1-14. La Villa: Perez 2-27.
Area Playoff Schedule
Class 3A, Division I Gonzales (8-4) vs Rockport-Fulton (5-6), Saturday, 6 p.m., Memorial Stadium in Victoria Class 3A Division II Cuero (8-3) vs Sinton (10-2), Friday, 7 p.m. Farris Stadium in San Antonio Class 2A Division I Hallettsville (12-0) vs McGregor (11-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Mustang Stadium in Manor Class 1A Division I Shiner (8-3) vs Flatonia (9-2), Friday, 7 p.m. Gobbler Stadium in Cuero
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BRIEFS Ramirez, Juan Licen, Timothy Stovall, Jeremy Iglehart, Calvin Rhodes and Tyler Gonzales. The 8th B lost to Cuero 20-0. The 7th B team won their last game against Smithvile 30-8 to wrap the district title. Martinez had touchdown runs of 26 and 35 yards. Walton had a touchdown run of 20 yards and a twopoint play, Gibson had a two-point play and Julian Matamoros hauled in a 75yard pass from Gibson. The 7th A also won 38-16 to claim the district title. Higginbotham scored on runs of 25, 28 and 10 yards and added a two-point conversion. Cardoza scored on a 3-yard run and Matthew Banda scored on a 60-yard fake-punt catch. Tyler Andrews and Larry Gomez also had scored two-point conversions. The 8th B team had a scoreless tie with Smithville to conclude their season. The 8th A routed Smithville 50-6. Stone scored on a 19yard run and a two-point BRIEFS, Page B4
Gonzales Junior High students Jesus Balderas and Sydney Williamson earned gold medals for Bowling during the recent Special Olympics competition held in Austin. They were in competition against teams from Bastrop, New Braunfels, Lake Travis, Pflugerville, Austin ISD and Taylor ISD. They both now qualify for the State Championships which will be held in January. (Courtesy photo)
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team in the regional playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday at Farris Stadium in San Antonio. The Gobblers got past Navarro, 51-44, last week in the area round. “That was a big win for us and it gives us the opportunity to continue to advance into the playoffs,”
Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said. Sinton pitched a shutout over Zapata, 27-0, in its last playoff game. “Sinton is the kind of team you would expect to be in the third round,” Reeve said. “They are good on defense and execute well on offense.” The Pirate offense operates out of the spread and
has an eyebrow-raising 5,541 yards of total offense this season. They average over 300 yards rushing a game and 119 yards passing a game. Sinton scores 37.0 points a game and gives up 20.0 points a game. Quarterback Tyler Hanson has completed 90-of193 passes for 1,439 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also leads
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the team on the ground with 2,226 yards and 33 touchdowns. Running back John Guzman has run for over 1,000 yards (1,070) and 11 touchdowns. Nick Zepeda is the leading receiver with 18 catches for 328 yards and five touchdowns. “Our defense has to play physical and we must be aggressive,” Reeve said. Sinton has a solid defense that has four shut outs on the year. “They have a good defensive line and their linebackers excel at getting to the football,” he said. Linebackers Colton Cohea (134 tackles) and Tracker Conn (71 tackles) lead the Pirate defense. “We will need to win the war up front and not have turnovers. That will give us the biggest chance for victory,” Reeve said.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Apaches stifle Fredericksburg in area round game By MARK LUBE firstname.lastname@example.org
LEANDER — The Gonzales Apaches faced another playoff opponent that had some momentum and again, the Tribe turned them away. Gonzales (8-4) severely limited the Fredericksburg Fighting Billies, 19-7, in a cold and rather wet game played at John Gupton Stadium in Leander. “They had won 10 of 11 coming into this game and are a good bunch,” Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. “Early on, the weather conditions were good for us.” The Billies came into the contest averaging around 400 yards of offense a game. Friday, they were held to a little over 200 yards, about half of their normal average. “Our defense was just outstanding,” Lock said. The Apaches got things done on the offensive side of the football as well, with 243 yards rushing, led again by quarterback/run-
ning back Alyas Ramirez who tallied 223 yards and two touchdowns. “Our offensive line played well,” Lock said. “I am just proud of our overall effort and we had a lot of young kids come through for us tonight. The seniors have stepped up to lead us into some success.” Gonzales has had to deal with some unlucky breaks, especially some injuries, but have stayed the course and are playing their best football, Lock said. Fredericksburg receiver Brayden Beard was the main offensive threat Gonzales was especially aware off — and ready to face as Beard was held to 16 yards on three catches. “We jammed him at the line and they moved him around some,” Lock said. “Our coaches did a good job of putting our defenders in the right place at the right time. He is a very good player and reminds of Ckody (Burton) from 2007. Beard had a few moments tonight but our kids shut him down for the most
Damien Airhart finishes off a tackle during Gonzales’ win over Fredericksburg in the Area Championship last Friday in Leander. (Photo by Mark Lube) part.” The Apaches started things with a five-play drive from their 14 to their 30 but had to punt. Fredericksburg ran three plays for a net of 7 yards and punted as well. Gonzales’ offense stayed
Yoakum’s Brown earns volleyball MVP honors From coaches’ reports Yoakum junior Latrice Brown was a force to reckon with on the volleyball court this year. She helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to the playoffs while leading the team in kills and blocks in a lot of the games. Brown was joined by teammate, senior Callie Witte, who was
named best Setter. Cuero freshman Martina Stavinoha was chosen for Newcomer of the Year. On the All-District First Team were Cuero juniors Missy Odom and Justyce Turner. Also selected were junior Faith Hagan and senior Jaccari Hights of Yoakum. Lady Apache senior Danyelle Glass was named to the Second Team All-
District; seniors Shelby Pesek and Reagan Renken of Yoakum were selected as well. Chosen for the second team from Cuero were sophomores Mia Knetig and Kaelen Sievers. 26-3A All-District Volleyball Team MVP: Riley Fishbeck, La VOLLEY, Page B5
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on the field longer on the next drive with an 80-yard drive in nine plays and over four minutes off the clock. Ramirez gained 14 yards on the second play to the Apache 39 and Darrance James went wide on a receiver sweep to the Freder-
icksburg 48. Ramirez took the rest of the workload, gaining 14 yards from the 36 to the 22 on the eighth play and going for the score on play No. 9. Jose Contreras added the point after and Gonzales led 7-0 with 3:22 left in the first quarter.
The Billies seemed to have better luck on their second time with the ball. Quarterback Kyle Grona completed a 9-yard pass to Joaquin Rivera on a second-and-7 play for a first down to the Gonzales 46. APACHES, Page B4
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The senior two-way starter was in rare form during the Apaches’ big 19-7 win over Fredericksburg in last Friday’s area round of the playoffs. Johnson had 16 tackles on defense and was equally aggressive on offense, where he was credited with nine pancakes. Gonzales’ defense was as unyielding as the cold and rainy conditions that raged for most the game, holding the high-octane Billies’ offense to just 209 total yards.
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LEANDER — Jacob Stafford’s 1-yard touchdown dive and two-point conversion run was enough to push the Shiner Comanches, 14-13, past Mason in the area round at Leander Bible Stadium on Friday. This was the Comanche’s fourth straight year to play Mason in the playoffs and their second consecutive year to get a win. The Punchers got on the board in the second quarter with a 1-yard run by quarterback Elliot Bibb. Shiner came within 7-6 in the third quarter as Tyler Patek tossed a 29-yard pass to Chad Neubauer and the extra point was no good. Mason went ahead 13-6 as Seth Hudson reeled in a 78-yard pass from Bibb and Mason missed their point after. Stafford led the Comanches on the ground with 41 yards on 20 carries. For Mason, Bibb ran for 52 yards and passed for 155 yards on 8-of-18 passing.
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TAFT — Flatonia running back Marcus Mica ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns to get the Bulldogs past La Villa, 28-14, in the Class 1A Division I area game Friday at Taft High School. Will Bruns added 59 yards on nine rushes and Mitchell Mica had seven carries for 40 yards. Bruns also completed 4-of-6 passes for 69 yards and one touchdown. The Cardinals got the first advantage in the game as Marcario Perez scored on a 15-yard, first-quarter run. Flatonia came back with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Bruns to Reed Rightmer. Bruns scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and Mica scored his first, a 7-yard run, to put Flatonia ahead 21-7. Perez caught an 11-yard pass from Robert Serna to pull La Villa within 21-14 and the ‘Dogs sealed the game in the fourth with a 3-yard run by Mica.
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SEGUIN — Hallettsville running back Kaden Hardt was a pretty busy camper whenever the Brahmas had the football in Friday’s area game against Jourdanton. Hardt ran for 89 yards and three touchdowns, and had a 17-yard touchdown reception as Hallettsville won its 12th game of the season by blowing out the Indians 51-6. Hardt had touchdown runs of 1 and 19 yards in the first quarter and then made his touchdown catch. He had a 9-yard run in the second quarter to put the Brahmas ahead 28-0. In the third quarter, Hallettsville scored twice, a 13yard pass from Nate Kowalik to Trenton McGee and a 3-yard run by Brent Motal. The Brahmas got a touchdown on special teams in the fourth box as Reid Leopold recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. The Indians got on the board with a 14-yard pass ROUNDUP, Page B4
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Out-guess our panel of “experts” to win a weekly cash prize! Week Twelve: Final Record:
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The Cannon 7-8 99-60
The Cannon 12-3 121-38
Matt Camarillo Gonzales PD 9-6 103-56
Adan Davilla Walmart 9-6 103-56
Caraway Ford 11-4 112-47
Christina Jahns Gonz. Livestock
Gerard Nuñez Sonic 7-8 101-58
Andrew Rodriguez Sleep Inn 9-6 115-44
The Tri-County Outlawz won the 2013 10 and under Super Bowl and AAU Texas State Championship. They will now be advancing to compete in AAU Nationals held in Orlando, Florida from Dec. 4-8. The Outlawz consists of two kids from Gonzales (Jacob Bakken and Sebastian San Miguel) with all other players coming from Yoakum, Cuero, Halletsville and Yorktown. (Courtesy photo)
The Gonzales Freshman White celebrate after winning their 10th game of the season. The team suffered their only loss on November 16 when they fell to the Titan White in the Super Bowl. (Courtesy photo)
APACHES: Held off the Billies’ late comeback bid
BRIEFS: Chamber to hold Jingle Bell Fun Run on Dec. 7 Continued from page B2
play. Kaleb Carrizales had
touchdown runs of 6 and 45 yards, and added a 32-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Levi Hernandez scored a pair of two-point plays and had a quarterback sack. Cox had touchdown runs of 5, 25 and 36 yards. Rickman did well opening holes for Cox. The offensive line was named Players of the Game — Stovall, Licen, Ramirez, Iglehart, Gonzales and Rhodes. Jingle Bell Fun Run Dec. 7 The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce is holding the Jingle Bell Fun Run 5K and
Kids K Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce/Old Jail Museum. The 5K will start at 8 and be followed by the Kids K run. Medals will be awarded to overall female and male runners, and to the top three runners in each age/gender division. A special award will be given to the church or business with the most participants. First 100 5K registrants will receive a free T-Shirt and the first 25 Kids K participants will receive a T-Shirt and all participants will receive a medal. Fee for the 5K is $20 and $15 for the Kid K. Contact the Chamber at 830-672-6532 for more information.
MLC 5K Run in Lockhart Runners of all ages and skill levels are invited to support education, health and community at the second annual MLC (Make Life Count) 5K, slated on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in conjunction with the Dickens’ Christmas in Lockhart celebration. Registration is currently open for the MLC 5K Run and 1K Walk, and will be available online until 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013. Registration tables will open at 7 a.m. on Race Day, and close at 8 a.m., before the start time of 8:30 a.m. For additional information, visit www.makelifecount.org.
51-44 on Friday. Jared Vernor completed 7-of-10 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Brenden Pupi had three receptions for 85 yards and two scores. He opened scoring with a 37-yard pass from Vernor in the first box and Navarro got a 4-yard run from Anthony Grant for a 7-7 ball game. Hopkins plunged in from 2 yards out for a 14-7 lead in the second frame and Navarro had an answer for that score as Ty Durham ran for an 11-yard touchdown. Vernor had a 17-yard pass to D’Andre Gallagher to give the Gobblers a 21-14 halftime lead.
Hopkins scored in the third quarter to put Cuero ahead 28-14. A long 46-yard run by Jay Leal brought Navarro to within 28-21. The Gobblers got a safety and Vernor tossed a 32-yard pass to Pupi for a 37-21 Gobbler lead. Grant scored on a 13-yard run as Navarro refused to go away. Hopkins returned the following kickoff for a touchdown and later scored on Cuero’s next offensive series. Grant had a 14-yard run with Durham tossing a twopoint pass to Luke Jaroszewksi and Durham scoring on a 3-yard run with Grant for the two-point conversion to bring Navarro within 51-44.
ROUNDUP: Hallettsville, Flatonia, Cuero all advance Continued from page B3
from Chase Harrison to Nicolaus Lopez. The extra point was blocked and returned for two points by Justin Reeves.
Cuero 51, Navarro 44 SAN ANTONIO — Gobbler running back D’Anthony Hopkins carried Cuero to the regional playoffs as he ran for 174 yards and three touchDylan Cantu (left) and J.T. Miller join their teammates in raising their helmets as downs. a “thank you” to the fans who braved the cold and rainy conditions to come out Hopkins also ran a kickand support the team. (Photo by Mark Lube) off back for a touchdown as sion and punts were traded for the Billie’s lone touch- Cuero absorbed two later Continued from page B3 Panther touchdowns to win several times until a meek down.
Grona later had a 14yard run to the 30. A couple of plays later, he was tackled for a loss by Gonzales defensive lineman Wade Miller. Rivera took a 16yard option pitch to set up a fourth-and-3 play at the 23 which Grona converted with an 11-yard run. A couple of plays later, it was fourth down at the 11 and Grona threw incomplete as Gonzales got some good defensive pressure and secondary coverage. On the next drive, Gonzales ended up punting close to the 50 and the Billies got inside the red zone, only to turn the ball over on downs again as Grona threw incomplete on fourth down. In the third quarter, both defenses rose to the occa-
kick of 13 yards set up Gonzales at their 43. The Apaches took their time and controlled the football with a 14-play drive that consumed nearly eight minutes and a lot of Billie defensive energy. Ramirez capped the drive with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Brant Philippus. Gonzales missed the twopoint play but led 13-0 with 7:13 left in the ball game. A short kickoff gave the Billies good field position at the Gonzales 48 and they went to the passing game. Grona had a 16-yard pass to Rivera to the 19 and later converted a fourth down with a 7-yard completion to Beard. Beard finished the drive as he lined up as a halfback and took an option pitch
Gonzales responded quickly with a two-play, 61yard drive. Ramirez took a toss and got his longest run of the game, a 45-yarder. He scored from 16 yards out to put the Tribe ahead 19-7. Fredericksburg threatened once more as they got inside the 10, threw incomplete on fourth and goal from the 15 but were given a first down on a holding call on Gonzales.Grona threw incomplete on fourth down with just seconds left to end the drive. The Apaches will head into the regional round for the first time since 2007, Lock’s first year as head coach. The Tribe is set to face Rockport-Fulton at 6 p.m. Saturday at Victoria Memorial Stadium.
Cooper LaBuhn, age 8, started the school day of November 4 off with a bang! He successfully made a neck shot at almost 100 yards with his Mossberg .243 on this nine-point before behind his house in Cost. The buck had a 17 1/8 inch spread and his longest tine was a little more than 9.5 inches. Cooper is the son of B.J. and Erin LaBuhn. (Courtesy photo)
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Shiner dominates all-district volleyball superlatives From coaches’ reports Shiner senior Julianna Rankin was named District 26-1A’s Most Valuable Player after helping lead the Lady Comanches to the regional quarterfinals, their fourth straight trip. Junior Tabitha Blaschke was selected as Defensive Player and senior Kristin Schacherl was named Setter of the year. Lady Comanches named to the first team were seniors Amanise Coleman and Meagan Chumchal. Being honored with second team were juniors Tamara Hajek, Sarah Koenning and Jennifer Hartl. Receiving Honorable Mentions were seniors Sara Lauer and April Lauer, and sophomore Jayde Kurtz. Flatonia selections for the first team were senior Chandler Fike and sophomore Savannah Flood. Named to the second team were junior Kimberlyn Michalec and sophomore Fernanda Torres. Lady Bulldogs receiving honorable mention were senior Crystal Rodriguez, senior Katherine Steinhauser, and juniors Kylie Mica, Maecie Mikulenka and Alanis Ribera.
26-1A All District Volleyball MVP: Julianna Rankin, Shiner, sr Offensive MVP: McKenna Munch, Weimar, sr Defensive MVP: Tabitha Blaschke, Shiner, jr; Shelby Vacek, Weimar, sr Setter: Kristin Schacherl, Shiner, sr Newcomer of the Year: Emma Holland, Weimar, frosh First Team Savannah Flood, Flatonia, soph; Chandler Fike, Flatonia, sr; Taylor Mirelez, Ganado, jr; Ashley Bridges, Ganado, sr; Hannah Blumrick, Louise, sr; Amanise Coleman, Shiner, sr; Meagan Chumchal, Shiner, sr; Hunter Ervin, Weimar, soph; Emily Koening, Weimar, sr; Kendall Marek, Weimar, sr; Madison Vacek, Weimar, sr. Second Team Kimberlyn Michalec, Flatonia, jr; Fernanda Torres, Flatonia, soph; Valerie Garcia, Ganado, jr; Hannah Janssen, Ganado, soph;Tamara Hajek, Shiner, jr; Sarah Koenning, Shiner, Jennifer Hartl, Shiner, jr; Allison Williams, Weimar, soph; Kristie Guerro, Weimar, sr Honorable Mention
Tabitha Blaschke Crystal Rodriguez, Flatonia, sr; Katherine Steinhauser, Flatonia, sr; Kylie Mica, Flatonia, jr; Maecie Mikulenka, Flatonia, jr; Alanis Ribera, Flatonia, jr; Hannah Blumrick, Louise, sr; Katelyn Roades, Louise, sr; Amber Lutringer, Louise, sr; Karina Cardenas, Louise, sr; Hannah Foster, Louise, jr; RaeAnna Appling, Louise, jr; Mary Garcia, Louise, jr; Shelly Hardaway, Prairie Lea, sr; Nia Rivas, Prairie Lea, sr; Miriah Tahah, Prairie Lea, sr; Sara Lauer, Shiner, sr; April Lauer, Shiner, sr; Jayde Kurtz, Shiner, soph; Madison Berger, Weimar, sr; Shelby Wunderlich, Weimar, sr; Emma Weschler, Ganado sr
Academic All-District (area athletes only) Flatonia: Savannah Flood, Rachel Steinhauser, Fernanda Torres, Kylie Mica, Kimberlyn Michalec, Maecie Mikulenka,
Chandler Fike, Dana Luck, Brooke Migl, Crystal Rodriguez, Katherine Steinhauser. Shiner: Kristin Schacherl, Julianna Rankin,
Meagan Chumchal, Sara Lauer, April Lauer, Tabitha Blaschke, Jayde Kurtz, Sarah Koenning, Jennifer Hartl, Tamara Hajeck
Gonzales, Yoakum girls in action at Lady Apache Tourney
By MARK LUBE
Gonzales replied with five of the next seven points to lead 30-25 at the end of the third. Gonzales then outscored the Lady Eagles 9-6 in the final eight minutes for the win.
GONZALES – After losing a close one to Marion (4443) just a few hours before, the Gonzales Lady Apaches quickly rebounded to defeat the Bastrop Cedar Creek Lady Eagles, 39-31, Thursday afternoon in the Gonzales Tournament. “This win gave us our spirits back,” Lady Apaches head coach Valerie Akpan said. Gonzales made strides in the game on both sides of the ball. “We played our game well by moving the ball well and we had better defensive positioning,” Akpan said. The Lady Apaches (2-2) managed a six-point lead at the end of the first half and Cedar Creek worked hard in the third quarter to come all the way just two points. Gonzales stood its ground and came away with the victory. “We started putting more pressure on them,” Akpan said. “We sped up the game and got lots of quick points, which got me feeling very energetic.” Two baskets by Gonzales’ Ericka Hernandez and one by Renae Camarillo gave the Lady Apaches a 6-3 lead in the
Gonzales 39, Bastrop Cedar Creek 31 BCC 7 8 10 6-31 G 9 12 9 9-39 Bastrop Cedar Creek: Lexi Barrett 2 4-4 8, Kennedy Collins 4 0-1 8, Maria Godinez 3 0-0 6, Amber Mendel 2 0-0 4, Shannon Klams 1 1-4 3, Carla Martinez 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 5-9 31. Gonzales: Renae Camarillo 5 2-4 12, Tajerrica Smith 4 0-0 8, Ashli Malatek 1 3-4 5, Kelsey Hardy 1 3-7 5, Sheridan Tate 2 1-2 5, Erika Hernandez 2 0-0 4, Amanda Dixson 0 0-1 0. Totals 15 7-18 39.
Taylor rallies against Lady
Gonzales freshman Amanda Dixson is sandwiched between Taylor players Shelby Seaquist (left) and Shawntell Caldwell (right) on Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) first frame. Cedar Creek was able to tie the game 7-7 on the basket by Maria Godinez and Gonzales took a 9-7 lead at the end of the period after Camarillo got a steal and scored. In the second quarter, Gon-
zales continued to hold the Lady Eagles at bay as Camarillo, Ashli Malatek and Kelsey Hardy all connected on free throws. Another Camarillo stealand-score play and then a trio of baskets from Tajerrica
Smith put the Lady Apaches ahead 21-13 to later go into the break at 21-15. Gonzales started off the third quarter with four straight, going up 25-15. Cedar Creek went on an 8-0 run to get within 25-23 and
VOLLEY: Entire Gonzales girls team named to all-district academic squad Continued from page B3
Grange, soph. Offensive MVP: Latrice Brown, Yoakum, jr Defensive MVP: Valerie Harmon, Smithville, sr Setter: Callie Witte, Yoakum, sr Newcomer of the Year: Martina Stavinoha, Cuero, frosh Coach of the Year: Ann Ridgen, La Grange First Team Blair Gillard, La Grange, sr; Lexus Davis, La Grange, sr; Hannah Gerecke, La Grange, jr; Missy Odom, Cuero, jr; Justyce Turner, Cuero, jr; Addison Willmon, Smithville, sr; Faith Hagan, Yoakum, jr; Jaccarri Hights, Yoakum, sr; Brooke Fritsche, Giddings, sr; Becky Blakney. Second Team Mia Knetig, Cuero, soph; Kaelen Sievers, Cuero, soph; Cadie Jones, Smithville, sr; Danyelle
Glass, Gonzales, sr; Shelby Pesek, Yoakum, sr; Reagan Renken, Yoakum, sr; Tara Oltmann, Giddings, frosh; Kelsey Parchman, La Grange, jr; Blake Ann Fritsch. Honorable Mention Gonzales: Kendall Fougerat, jr; Molly Barnick, soph; Madison Musick, jr Academic All-District (area athletes only) Gonzales: Molly Barnick, Alex Finch, Danielle Flowers, Brittany Walker, Danyelle Glass, Cassidy LaFleur, Bailey Connell, Kendall Fougerat, Madison Musick, Krisslyn Sexton, Gretchen Singleton Yoakum: Celine Markert, Jaccarri Hights, Callie Witte Cuero: Tiffani Shellenbarger, Brennan Sager, Mariah Rodriguez, Martina Stavinoha, Autumn Means, Mia Knetig, Justyce Turner, Emery Johnson, Sierra Fernandez, Jessica Odom.
Apaches The Gonzales Lady Apaches had a great first quarter against the Taylor Lady Ducks Friday morning in the Gonzales Tournament, taking a 12-3 lead. Then Taylor fought back and fought back, leading 24-18 at the break, 29-26 after three quarters and held off the Lady Apaches, 41-39. Gonzales opened the game with the first 10 points as Tajerrica Smith made three shots, including a triple, Erika Hernandez made a basket and Amanda Dixson made a free throw. Taylor got three points on a 3-from-12 effort from the freethrow line and Smith capped action in the quarter with two free throws. The Lady Ducks got hot in the second frame, scoring, 10 of the first 12 points, coming all the way within 14-13. After Taylor took their first lead at 15-14, Gonzales came back with a bucket by Alex James to get back into the lead, 16-15. The Lady Ducks ended the quarter on a 9-2 run for the halftime advantage. Taylor eventually extended their lead to 29-21 in the third frame but Gonzales began a little comeback of its own — Sheridan Tate connected on a jumper and later set up Smith for a three-point basket. In the fourth box, Gonzales got a tie game at 35-35 on the long-range shot by Smith and Taylor went up by two points on a bucket by KJ Guyton. The Lady Apaches forced a 3737 tie as Tate got an offensive board and scored. Hernandez brought Gonzales to within one point, 40-39, with about 20 seconds left after Taylor had gone up 40-37. The Lady Ducks made a free throw with less than one second left to seal the game. Taylor 41, Gonzales 39 T 3 21 5 12-41 G12 6 8 13-39 Taylor: KJ Guyton 5 2-4 12, Shawntell Caldwell 5 0-1 10, Virginia Kerley 3 3-10 9, Ayanna
Parker 0 4-8 4, Shelby Seaquist 2 0-2 4, Bethany Alderate 0 2-2 2, Jenna Synder 0 0-4 0. Totals 15 11-31 41. Gonzales: Tajerrica Smith 7 2-4 19, Sheridan Tate 4 0-0 8, Erika Hernandez 2 0-0 4, Alex James 2 0-2 4, Kelsey Hardy 1 1-3 3, Amanda Dixson 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 4-11 39.
Yoakum beats VW junior varsity It took most of the first quarter for the Yoakum Lady Bulldogs basketball team to get into the game. Yoakum opened the Gonzales Tournament with a 4717 win over the Victoria West junior varsity team Thursday morning, improving to 3-1 on the season. “It took a while for us to get started,” first-year Yoakum coach Zach Burleson said. “It is early in the season and we are still learning.” The teams went through a little over the first quarter without any points before Jacarri Hights grabbed an offensive rebound and scored a short jumper. “I was pleased with the effort we gave after the first six minutes,” Burleson said. “Just took a while for us to wake up.” Victoria West responded with the triple from Morgan Trevino for a 3-2 lead and Yoakum scored nine straight points on a free throw from Celine Markert, Latrice Brown got a steal and fed Desire Garza, a little later Garza scored again after a pass from Brown.
Brown scored after a dish from Hights who later a hit a jumper after a defensive rebound, putting Yoakum ahead 11-3 after the first quarter. The Lady Dogs opened the second period with six of the first eight points as baskets from Garza, Markert and Hights. Victoria West got a triple from Darijanna Tasso to come within 18-5, and the Lady ‘Dogs closed out the quarter with a 10-3 run. Yoakum played sound on defense as they held Victoria West to just two points in the third quarter, to lead 38-10 heading into the fourth. Yoakum 47, Victoria West JV 17 V 3 5 2 7-17 Y 1117 10 9-47 VW:Morgan Trevino 1 2-4 5, Desire Simmons 2 0-0 4, Darijanna Tasso 1 0-2 3, Azalea Rojas 1 0-0 3, Kayla Fruitt 0 0-2 0. Totals 6 2-6 17. Yoakum :Jacarri Hights 6 0-0 12, Desire Garza 5 0-0 11, Latrice Brown 3 2-2 8, Celine Markert 2 2-6 6, Camisha Williams 2 1-2 5, Beth Moehlmann 1 0-0- 2, Paige Alonzo 0 1-2 1. Totals 19 6-12 45.
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Busco por una pareja de baile. Busco por una mujer que quiere bailer.Una que sabe como bailar o que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step, salsa, meringue, cha cha, y unos oltros bailes. Llamame a 832 235 9662 Soy Americano y hablo Espanol. me llamo John. -------------------------Female dance partner wanted. Must be someone that wants to dance. May know how to dance or may not. All kinds of dance. Willing to train. Contact John at 832-235-9662. -------------------------Gonzales Master Gardeners need Black Walnut seeds for 3rd grade planting project. Need 2013 seeds. Call Nancy Fostes at 512-431-4444. -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.
lated coursework). Masters preferred. Mental health crisis experience and professional liability insurance required. Apply at bbtrails.org, Contracting and Procurement tab. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.
830-660-2526 or 830-540-4063. -------------------------PTO Irrigation Pump - New $3,500, will sell for $1,500. 2000 Honda Rancher - Needs battery & seat cover. Estimated 400 hrs on it. No less than $1,200. 14’ Aluminum Lowe Boat, been in water 2x, galvanized trailer, 25 hp Johnson motor, 15 hrs. on it. $2,000 firm. Call 830-263-4126. -------------------------Good used 2 - 17” tires. 2 - 16 1/2 wheels with tires. Truck tubeless fits Ford, Dodge or Chevrolet -8 hole. Two bolt on bumper hitches with balls. One steel plate with ball for gooseneck hookup. Parking space for travel trailer. Electric & water. Call 672-2335 or 478607-1178. -------------------------16” Rim, 8 holes, 2 new 14” tires, 2 used 14” tire & rim, 1 used 15” tire and rim. Oak Dining Table. 361-594-4307. -------------------------Mint condition sewing machine, electric, $75. 830-4814707. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------GE Washer. Extra Large Capacity. Just like new. $250. 361208-3565. -------------------------National Geographics in leather bound slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make an offer. Call 4372046. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine, full size, $150. Excellent condition. 361-2933571, anytime. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $75 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Men’s used jeans perfect for oilfield workers. Faded Glory 32x32, 33x30; Rustler, 34x30, 34x34, 36x30. $5/ pair. Call 830-6721106. -------------------------22” Lawn Mower. Self propelled. Asking $100. Excellent condition. 361-2083565. --------------------------------------Crocheted Afghans,
baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Dora the Explorer 20” girls bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. Used very little, excellent condition. $50 cash. Leave message if no answer, 830-6721106. -------------------------Nordic Track. Great condition. $60. Shiner, 361-5942318. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------Extra wide wheel chair like new. Size 10 W Genuine leather diabetic shoes, black with velcro closure. Like new therapeutic support knee hi hose for diabetics, size 3x. lge. cals. Mysectomy bra fits right or left prothesis size 36D. 830857-6705. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------ABOVE GROUND POOL 15’x30’ aboveground pool with deck, 48” high, needs new liner. Buyer disassembles, no delivery available. $1,400. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TV’s, 1 19”, 1 - 25”, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830-
203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15” water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6’ long 6” tall plain or painted, 16’ + 20’ long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------1800’S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Every-
thing $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-917-
HELP WANTED Help Wanted: Experienced person for trailer repairs, mechanics, and yard maintenance. Must pass drug screen. Apply in person at D Bar D Equipment, 830-540-4546. -------------------------Progress Drilling Inc. Driller needed. $16.00/hr. plus per diem. Rooms paid. 8/4 Schedule. Apply in person, 1575 N. Magnolia, Luling. Call 830-875-3442 for additional information. -------------------------HIRING IMMEDIATELY Part-Time Front Desk Team Member for Revival Fitness Gym. We’re looking for someone who is professional with a positive attitude, outstanding customer service and willingness to work as a teamplayer. Must be available to work from 3 pm to 9 pm weekdays and a couple of Saturdays a month. Computer experience ia plus. Apply in person at Revival Fitness. 931 Saint Lawrence St., Gonzales, TX 78629. -------------------------Mr. Taco is now hiring for all positions. Apply in person at 726 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales. -------------------------Bluebonnet Trails Community Services is seeking to contract an On-Call Crisis Worker for Caldwell, Gonzales and Guadalupe Counties for evenings, weekends and holidays. Provide face-to-face screenings to assess individuals at risk of harm to self or others. Requires Bachelors in Psychology, Social Work,Nursing (or related degree with 24 hours re-
Call 672-7100 to place your free garage sale ad.
MISC. FOR SALE 2 propane heaters. Good condition. 2 burner, $45; 3 burner, $60. Fairly new. 4 years old. One owner. 361-594-8426. -------------------------Beautiful size 5, Girls dresses, jeans, tops, leggings, etc. for sale. Name Brands. Like new. Very Reasonable. 830-540-3382. -------------------------New Crop Papershell Pecans available. In-shell, $2.50 lbs or Cracked, $3.00 lb. Contact Jason Pape, 830203-0084 or Jennifer Pape, 830-2030602. -------------------------Craftsman leaf blower. 200 mph air blower. $65. 361293-3565. -------------------------Antique claw foot tub. Pretty good shape. $200 firm. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Antique front door w/oval shaped window in front. $100. Came off old Gonzales house. 512656-0521. -------------------------Whirlpool Electric Dryer. Super capacity. $150. Mary, 361293-3571, anytime. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------Longwheel base shell, for pickup, like new. $500. 361865-3727. -------------------------Ladder rack for truck. Made out of stainless steel. $800.00. Clothes line poles, $100.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF GONZALES CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration: Public Hearing to Discuss the Adoption of the City of Gonzales Comprehensive Plan The City Council will hold a Public Hearing December 3, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.
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FIREWOOD MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430.
HAY FOR SALE We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-445-6331.
FARM EQUIPMENT disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------Single round bale trailer, hand crank. $175. 437-2046. -------------------------Round bale carrier for 3 pt. hitch. $125. Call 437-2046. -------------------------2009 Kuhn Knight model 1130 manure spreader for sale. Used for only 3 cleanouts. Very good condition. $12,000. 857-5446. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. --------------------------
6 foot shredder, 3 pt. hook-up. $650. Grain Order, 16 ft., brand new, $169. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Ford 8N Tractor w/
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF GONZALES CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration: The City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing to discuss an Ordinance Affecting Participation of City Employees in the Texas Municipal Retirement System Granting the Additional Rights Authorized by Section 854.202 (g) of Title 8, Texas Government Code, as Amended, and Prescribing the Effective Date for the Ordinance Any Employee of the City who is a member of the System is eligible to retire and receive a service retirement annuity if the member has at least 20 years of credited service in the System performed for one or more municipalities that have adopted a like provision under Section 854.202 (g) of the TMRS Act. The City Council will hold a Public Hearing December 3, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF GONZALES CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration: The City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing to discuss structures listed below which have been determined to be in a dangerous condition posing a threat to the health and safety of the general public and the occupants of the building, if any. These dangerous conditions must be removed or remedied by repairing or altering the building or by demolishing it. Property Address
923 St Joseph Street
PT 2 Botts
Sally Jane & Leslie Ploeger
1305 St. Lawrence Street Davis
Michael Edward Floyd
904 Kleine Street
Minnie D. Porter
1614 Waco Street
PT 5 Range VI
Charles & Carolyn Steans
The City Council will hold a Public Hearing December 3, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.