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Page 2B m Hays Free Press January 19, 2011_ MOTHER'S DAY OUT AT THE Y + Hays Gids Basketball Continued from pg. 1B "This was an extremely big win for us tonight," Hays head coach Danny Preuss said. "They came to our place earlier in the year and got us. This time, we were a lot more focused and played with a lot more confidence." The Lady Rebels fmished with a season- high 10 three-pointers, including three in the first quarter alone as Nicole Alcan- tara, Shannon Peace and ]avon Saucedo all drained bombs to give Hays an early 15-8 first quarter lead. Meanwhile, the Lady Rebel defense held Turner, who poured in 30 points in Canyon's 51-43 win in the first meeting, to 2-of-ll shooting in the first half. "We wanted to make sure that she didn't beat us this time around," said Hays forward Jaieasa Jones, who led all scorers with 20 points. Hays built its biggest lead of the game just before halftime at 37-17 following 3-point- ers on three consecutive trips by Saucedo, ]ones and Rachel Calabrese. A steal and coast-to-coast layup by Sauce- do and another 3-pointer by ]ones in the second half helped Hays seal the win. "Earlier in the season the girls were ques- tioning whether or not they were a playoff team," Preuss said. "Now, they axe confident that they are a playoffteam." PHOTO BY CYNDY ~M-I Ladles Rebel Cup begins this weekend Hays captain Lena New will lead her team into action at the Ladies Rebel Cup, which begins Thursday with 14 othe squads vying for the championship. The tournamant's title game will be played Saturday at Shelton Stadium at 4 p.m. Hays opens the tournament with a game at the school's practice field Thursday against St. Michael's, beginning at 2 p.m. Lehman will start tour- nament play with a game against Canyon Lake High at Barton Middle, beginning at 2 p.m. The Lady Rebs are in a pool with San Antonio Reagan, Sherman, Marble Falls and St. Michael's. The Lady Lobos are in a pool with Her~ldckson, Del Valle, Canyon Lake and LaGrange. Hays head coach Cole Reynolds said because of soggy conditions, games scheduled to be played at the Hays High practice field may be moved to Lehman High's new turf field. YOUR NEXT CUP Rebel Cup: Hays beats 6A powerhouse Pflugerville 2-1 Continued from pg. 1B Hays could challenge for the each game goes on." "In a tournament like this, "I have myself one tough Cup title wasn't because he Against PflugerviUe, Hays where you play four games in group of kids," Burner said. doubted his players, but a and the Panthers fought to a three days, everyone is either "The weather was really nasty field full of perennial playoff scoreless tie in the first half tired or injured," Burnet-t said. all week. Sometimes the rain teams like Steele, Corpus but the Rebels jumped ahead "I was tired and I didn't even was just pelting down in our Christi King and Akins were in 1-OwhenJaredHerselman play. Our bench came up big eyes. But they just kept going. , LAW OFFICE OF ~~!'~;~!~ ;~ the field of 16. , hammered in a shot fromfor us. Without the effort of They deserved to win this title.' ~@~:~ ~i~i!;: Hays was playing its first 25-yards out. 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Burner lost most of his as its two leading scorers in all-out offensive after that, ~, .... ~ starting,, lineup to graduation." the pool play round, Parker and finally scored on a penalty other time in school history ~ ~" The one thing I really no- Thornton and Christian Va- kick after a Hays player'was Hays won the Rebel cup was ~i~i:: riced about our team during the rela, were out with injuries, red-carded with just over in 2001. tournament is they really listen to each other," Bumett said. "So even though they haven't played together nearly as long as last year's seniors, they are able to make adjustments on the field and are learning as Adam Simmons stepped offthe bench for the Rebs and came up big. He was in the perfect spot to drill in a shot from lO-yards away that gave Hays a 2-0 lead with 13 min- utes to play in the game. three minutes to play. Hays had only 1O players on the field after that, b~ut the Rebel defense and goal keeper Ian Allison came up big down the stretch to help thwart every Panther shot. The Rebs will next play in the Vista Ridge Showcase this Thursday, Friday and Satur- day. Hays will open tourna- ment play against Leander Rouse High School Thursday, beginning at 4 p.m. Lobo Boys Soccer:. What a difference a year can make Continued from pg. 1B the preliminary round by virtue of their utes later, but it was Martinez's turn to get narrow 1.0 loss to King in the last game of into the action as he broke free down the bracket play. middle and planted the ball behind the "It was certainly disappointing not to finish higher than we did after winning the championship last year but I thought our guys competed well," Lehman head coach lay Sansom said. "In fact, I think the King game was our best defensive effort otthe season so far. We just weren't able to find the net." Lehman opened pool play with a very impressive 6-2 win over Crockett with charging Crockett goalkeeper to spark the Lobos to a 2-1 haiftime advantage. The second half dearly belonged to the Lobos as they tacked on four more goals to cruise to victory. "We came out very aggressive and deter- mined to get off on the right foot," San- som said. "Our defense did a good job of keeping the ball on their side of the field. We wanted to attack a little bit more in the the defensive pressure and although they s!pent the final 15 minutes on Rouses side of the field, they were unable to score again and the match ended in a 1-1 tie. "We definitely had our opporumities to score in the game," said Sansom. "But we just couldn't get the goal when needed to win. It was pretty disappointing." The loss to King in the final pool play game virtually eliminated the Lebos from advancing to the knockout round of competition. "We are ~bing to use this tournament Alfonso Gonzaiez erupting for three goals to lead the Lobos. Oscar Martinez, play- ing in his firstgame of the season, Cory Bergstrom andlose Rangel also each scored a goal for the Lobos. The first of Gonzaiez' goals got the Lo- bos off to a rousing 1-0 start as he took a pass from Oscar Garcia and buried a shot iffthe back of the net. The Cougars tied the score a few rain- second half and I think that's what we did." as a learuing tool for the rest of the sea- Leander Rouse proved to be more of a son," Sansom said. "I donk want my play- challenge than the Iobos had hoped in ers to be too upset about how we finished their second match of pool play. here because last year we won the thing Again, the Lobos jumped out to an and ended up not making the playoffs. early 1-0 lead that held up until intermis- We will just try to learn from this touxna- sion after a goal by Gonzaiez on an assist lent and get better." from Cesar Ordaz. The Lobos will begin district play at After Rouse tied the score 10 minutes home against LaGrange next Tuesday into the second half, Lehman cranked up night at Lobo Field. Hays Athletic Coordinator Search: 70+ applicants received Continued from pg. 1B date as recently as this past weekend. Also, former Texas State University and Canyon High head football coach Brad Wright is no longer a candi- date. Westlake defensive co- ordinator Matt Anastasio is confirmed as an applicant, and Kerrville Tivy head coach Mark Smith still expressed interest in the job in the days leading up to the deadline to apply. Former Auburn offensive coordinator and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga head coach Rodney Allison, who also quarterbacked Texas Tech in the late 1970s, is also still in the mix for the job. Current Hays High defen- sive coordinator and head baseball coach Doug Rags- dale, and longtime assistant football coach and Barton Middle School athletic coor- dinator Dale Posey have also applied. The job will pay approxi- mately $70,000 as a base sal- ary and $15,000 as an athletic coordinator stipend. "I was kind of surprised we had so many applicants," said Hilt, who is on the hiring committee. "We have a great mix of candidates fromright here, head football coaches from all over the state and even outside of Texas, and a great place to take the next step in their careers. I think, one reason the job is so desir- able is we have a supportive community, a reputation of incredible stability within the coaching staff and it's a won- Kimbroly Pool. Hays High He will be very objective." derful place to live." principal David Pierce and McMullen, who is in his first The three parents who HHS boys basketball coach year at Hays High, also coached will be on the committee are Dean McMullen will also be at Big Sandy and DeKalb high booster club members Paul on the committee, schools previously. Borreson and John Ayala, "Dean McMuUen has 15 Hilt said the goal of the and Christie Pogue, a former years worth of experience hiring committee is to recom- school board member. Along coaching football," Pierce mend a candidate to super- with Hilt, the other adn~is- said. "He's a levelheaded guy. intendent ]eremy Lyon and trative'staff member will be I thought it was important to present that candidate to the assistant superintendent for have someone with an athlet- school board at the Feb. 28 curriculum and instruction ics and football background, meeting. The Original Hays County Youth League playing ball for 30 years WALK-IN REGISTRATION at the Hays Youth Sports Complex Located on FM 2770 Saturday, Jan 15th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 18th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan 2Oth, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 22nd, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. LATE REGISTRATION /TRYOUTS on February 5th. See website for times. 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