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Section B +- + HaysFreePress.com Recent school tragedies prompt a second look at emergency plans. -Page 3B January 16, 2013 Page 1B s use j ( PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays' Jill Borreson drives to the basket against Lehman's Ariana Gallegos in the Lady Reb- els' 55-38 win over Lehman in the Lobo Den. BY MOSES A. LEOS III Rebels on both ends of the court, the ter in the second half. We did not Lobos failed to knock down buckets, handle the ball good enough early news@haysfreepress.com missing many easy shots, on to get by their defense. (Good ball "We've worked on getting more re- handling) helped quite a bit," said For the better part of 25 minutes, bounds quite a bit. The problem was Hays head girls basketball coach Hays and Lehman basketball teams that we did not finish. Our key play- Danny Preuss. were deadlocked in a battle royale ers did not make enough plays to- Lehman could not pull away from within the confines of Lobo Gym. night," said Lady Lobo Head Coach Hays, as the Lady Lobos led by only a Both teams were trading buckets and Jaimie Coy. point going into the fourth. leads all evening long. It was no sur- As a result, Lehman could only It would be the Lady Rebels who prise, as the crosstown rivals battled hold an 8-6 lead at the end of the first would make the biggest plays when not only for bragging rights, but for quarter. The second quarter would it mattered down the stretch. After positioning within District 27-4A. proVe equally tight, the Lobos jumped out to a 33-30 However, a Lady Rebel surge in Hays would perform a better job lead to begin the fourth, the Rebels the final seven minutes, as well as of driving the lane, obtaining points began a 7-1 run with seven minutes Lehman foul trouble late, played a and racking up the fouls on the Lady to play, kick started by a wide-open significant part in Hays' 55-38 win Lobos. Hays would hit 4 of 6 free three pointer from the left wing by on Tuesday evening, throws in the quarter, helping them senior guard Lindsey McCurdy. The game began with the Lady knot the score up at l6 at halftime. "It was a tight game at that point. Lobos dominating the interior of the Lehman would take slight control Quite honestly, I dislike tight games paint, snagging rebounds and block- of the third quarter, using stiff de- quite a bit. So when I got the ball, I ing shots with much regularity. The fense and a hearty full-court press to just took the shot. It changed the Lobos' efforts allowed them to tran- create turnovers and scoring chanc- game," mused McCurdy. who scored sition the ball to the offensive end, es. Ledbyjunior guard OliviaMarzul- a game high 18 points on the night. attacking the Rebels underneath the lo, who finished the game with nine That three pointer took the wind bucket, points, the Lady Lobos would gain a out of the Lady Lobos' sails, as the Unfortunately for the Lady Lobos, 27-25 advantage. However, Hays ad- team struggled to get any more of- the advantage of size and length in justed and found a way to defeat the fense generated afterwards. Ashley the paint did not equate to points, press and find open shooters. Despite out-rebotmding the Lady "We handled the press much bet- See GIRLS BASKETBALL, pg. 2B ..... ,, ,,,, + BY JOSHUA YOUNG sports@haysfreepress.com On a cold and windy night at Lobo Field, it did not take long for the Leh- man boys Soccer team to warm up. Only 13 minutes into the match with the Manor Mustangs, senior capt~ain Eli Guajardo found junior Manuel Di- ego for the first and only goal of the match, giving the Lobos a 1-0 lead and the third place title in the 2013 Rebel Cup. The decision to play on Tuesday night for the third-fourthplace See more Rebel Cup results, pg. 2B bracket game was made by Le- hman and Manor coaches during the Rebel Cup last weekend. Both teams had already played numerous games during the tourna- ment, and the Lehman-Manor match had already been on both schools' schedules. During the match Tuesday night, the Lobos faced pressure all night from the Manor offensive attack, but were able to hold on to the shutout thanks to the play of keepers Mikey Torres and Luis Cortes. The Lobos saw two of their own scoring chances squandered as well as Michael Diers just missed a shot late in the first half, and Guajardo could not capitalize on a breakaway late in the second half. Despite the Lobos' third place fin- ish, Lehman head coach lay Sansom ,was cautiously optimistic about his team's play on the night and over the weekend. "We still have a long way to go de- fensively, both formation and person- nel wise. We also need to take advan- tage of our set pieces, penalty kicks, See LEHMAN TAKES THIRD, pg. 2B Lehman's Diego Garcia beats out a Manor third place finish in the 2013 Rebel Cup. midfielder to steal the ball in Tuesday's game that was PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON the deciding factor in the Lobos PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Hays' Stephen Jass (left, #21) defending Alamo Heights' Wes Miller (right, #35) in Friday Night's game at Bales Gym. Jass finished with six points in the Rebels 49-35 loss. BY MOSES A. LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com The feeling of anticipation seemed pal- pable to many Hays High Rebel fans on Fri- day night. They knew the Rebel boys con- test with Alamo Heights was a tilt between the top two teams in District 27-4A, as both squads were undefeated in district play - Hays 3-0, Heights 4-0. However, Alamo Heights would take ad- vantage of the moment, seizing control and never trailing in the game. Led by junior center Ben Lammers' game high 22 points, the Mules overpowered Hays 49-35, hand- ing the Rebels their first district loss of the season. Alamo Heights had the upper hand early on, jumping out to a 9-2 lead within the first 7 minutes, eventually building a 12-6 lead into the 2nd quarter. It was the presence of Lammers that .S proved the problem for the Rebels. "Heights did a great job of getting (Lammers) the ball. Whenever you have a big man and you utilize him inside-out, it always creates problems for the defense," said Rebel Head Coach Dean McMullen. Assisting Lammers was senior forward Wes Miller, who finished with 14 points, along with sophomore guard Zach Ford's five point effort. On the opposite side, Hays' offense strug- gled to find their offensive rhythm, all due to Lammers' ability to grief Rebel shooters. "(Lammers) is very good at blocking shots and playing big around the goal. He was very disruptive tonight," McMullen said. Alamo Heights capped off the final 3 min- utes of the first half with an 11-5 run, taking a 28-19 halftime lead. The third quarter proved to be the Rebels' resurgence, as Hays fought to stay within See HAYS BOYS BASKETBALL, pg. 2B Lady Rebel soccer team wins Mustang STAFF REPORTS It was a banner weekend for the Lady Rebel soccer team, as they swept through the Marble Fails MustangWm- ter Cup, claiming the championship on Saturday. The team's road to the title was a domineering one, as they defeated Aus- tin Hyde Park 2-0, Austin McCallum 5-1 and Canyon Lake 1-0 to reach the championship game against Bandera. In the title game, both teams com- pleted regulation in a 0-0 tie, having to settle the match with a penalty kick shootout. With keeper Mallory Wdlis, whom stopped Ban- dera's final three attempts, the Lady Reb- els won the shootout 6-4, daiming the champion- ship. Lady Rebel Head Coach BrentHol- comb lauded the sensation- al efforts made by Willis, as well as Senior Goalkeeper Sarah Sell- strom, both of whom earned tournament Co-MVP hon- ors. "Their play was the aid of Junior Goal- "Mallory (Willis) was chosen by Sarah (Sell- strom) to handle the shootout. They both did a phe- nomenal job" -Brent Holoomb, Lady Rebel head soccer coach critical. Both keep- ers played excellent throughout the tournament. In the Championship Game, Mallory (W'fllis) was chosen by Sarah (SeUstrom) to handle the shoot- out. They both did a phenomenal job," stated Coach Holcomb Holcomb also praised the remark- able efforts of the defense, which al- lowed only one regulation goal in four tournament matches. "We have experienced, excellent ath- letes," added Holcomb, "We defend well as a team. That is really important. This was a huge effort throughout the tour- nament, especially against offensively minded opponents, such as Bandera in the Championship game." Moving forward, Hays will host the 2013 Lady Rebel Cup before beginning their march towards district play. "We need to keep good motivation. To learn from each other, play well as a team. We want to play well in the Rebel Cup. Ultimately, we believe that this team will play exceptionally well in dis- trict," Holcomb said. Due to a team dropping out of the toumament, the Lady Rebels will field two teams in the Lady Rebel Cup. Var- sity Team 1 begins play against Reagan on Thursday at 11 am in Shelton Sta- dium. They will play again at 5 pm on Thursday against Lehman at the Barton Middle School Soccer Field. Varsity Team 2 will play both of their Thursday games at Shelton Stadium. Game one will be against Akins at 9 am; Game two against Fredericksburg at3pm.