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+ Page 2B EDUCA ON Hays Free Press February 17, 2016 REBELS Coach Lance Clary's Hays High School Rebel Swim Team qualified nine of its members to this year's Region meet, the exciting culmination to months of training in the water. Clary said of theft effort, "The Hays Swim Team represented with pride at the Regional Championship in Conroe." Gabe Cavazos led the team's Regional showing, qualifying for the finals in all of his events. Cavazos ultimately took 12th in the 200. He was also inthe individual Medley finishing 13th in the finals, and the 100 Butterfly finishing 14th in the prelims and 15th in the finals. Clary noted, "These were spectacular performances in one of the fastest meets in the state last weekend." Also "doing us proud," Clary said, were his Regional Rebel 200 Medley Relay (Avery Ostrand, Alayna Bedwell, Hannah Miller, and Abbi Ellison), 19th in the competitive prelims; 200 Free Relay (Tiffany Fischer, Cami McFadden, Lexi McFadden, and Kaci Hall), 22nd; and 400 Free Relay (Ostrand, Miller, Ellison, and Hall), 22nd. LOBOS Leman High School Swim team Coach Genevieve Walsh took a strong Lobo contingent to Regionals this year. Walsh and Assistant Coach Kaflyn Lueders qualified thirteen Lobos out of the District Meet, all of home turned in strong PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN The 2016 Hays High School Swim Team Regionals contingent included (back, I-r) Coach Lance Clary, Kaci Hall, Gabe Cavazos, Abbi EIlison, Lexi McFadden; (front, I-r) Cami McFadden, Avery Ostrand, Alayna Bedwell, Tiffany Fischer, and Hannah Miller. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN The 2016 Lehman High School Swim Team Regionals contingent included (back, I-r) Spencer Wolsch, Zach Moore, Sean Sellers, Nikita Smith, Maddie Mungo, Raven Robles; and (front, I-r) Coach Genevieve Walsh, Tatiana Martinez, Sawyer Meyer, Miriam El-Sheikh, Noel Palma, Dylan Durocher, Isabel Krauss, Leticia Patterson, Coach Kaytlyn Lueders performances at Region. In the Women's 200 Medley Relay, team members included Leticia Patterson, Dylan Durocher, Isabel Krauss, and Miriam E1-She'ff, h (Alternates: Maddie Mungo and Tatiana Martinez). The men's 200 Medley Relay included Nikita Smith, Sean Sellers, Sawyer Meyer, and Spencer Wolsch (Alternates: Zach Moore, Raven Robles, and Noel Palma). The men's 200 Free Relay included Raven Robles, Sawyer Meyer, Zach Moore, and Nildta Smith (Alternates: SpencerWolsch and Noel Palma). The Men's 400 Free Relay included Raven Robles, Sawyer Meyer, Nikita Smith, and Noel Palma (Altenates: Spencer Wolsch and Zach Moore). In the Men's 100 Fly, Raven Robles represented Lehman. Red Versus Continued from pg. 1 B they need. The young- er girls who saw this are like, hey, we can do this." Garcia lauded Hays as they "played their hearts out." "That game was filled with passion and every single one of them put their blood, sweat and tears out there," Garcia said. "We came out and got banged up, but got back up. Every girl deserves the game ball. They worked very hard and at this mo- ment in the season, it's a great feeling." The Lady Lobos next match is Satur- day at Bowie at 10:45 a.m. Lehman travels to play at DelValle on Feb. 23. Hays Boys Continued from pg. 1 B home game," said Hoekstra. Hoekstra also echoed how Lunz's pride toward the team. Hays went into halftime with a 25-21 lead over Lake Travis, but scored just ten points in the second half. Lake Travis hit shots and went ahead 31-28 at the end of the third quarter and didn't look back. Hays' ]ake Krafka was visibly emotional after the game, know- ing that this was his last high school game with his surgery com- ing up Tuesday. "It's just been so fun playing with this team, and it's crazy that it's all over now. But it just means it's time for bigger obstacles, but I'm going to miss it," said Krafka. BY MOSES LEOS III Moses@haysfreepress.com Six goals scored in the first 40 minutes Tuesday set the tone for the Lake Travis Cavaliers 9-0 win over the Hays Rebels at Shelton Stadium. While the Rebels dropped their sixth straight game, head coach Jason Burnett said his team continues to battle despite rampant injury woes. "Their work ethic and effort is great. I can't fault that. Great attitudes." Bur- nett said. "They deserve to ~n one, but they're literally their own Achilles heel." Lake Travis took control early and often in the first half as they took a 6-0 lead at intermission. For Burnett, injuries have taken their toll on his program. Of the 20 players started the season, Bur- nett said three were "still okay." He said many of his players who are healthy are playing in positions "they are not comfortable with." "We're severely banged Lady Rebel Hoops .Continued from pg. 1B and ability to counter the play of Bryant, who was an imposing figure in the paint. But playing against Bryant during summer league basketball helped Finister know what to expect. "It was hard work and really tiring, but I prac- ticed really hard," Finister said. "She brought her game and so did we. I think we played with them well." Improved chemistry, according to Finister, al- lowed Hays to cut the Panther lead to 27-25 at halftime. The Lady Reb- els continued to ride the momentum in the early stages of the third frame. Finister, along with ju- PHOTO BY TRACY STIRMAN Hays Rebel goalkeeper Ivan Garcia (right) glances at the soccer ball that was placed into the back of the net by a Lake Travis player Tuesday. Lake Travis defeated Lehman 9-0. up," Bumett said. "They're giving everything they've got, but they don't have a whole lot left in the tank." Ensuring the health of his senior laden team is also a focus for Burnett. "They want to play and you don't want to take it from them," he said. "But you want to look out for their best interest." Working to continue building his players on and offthe field is how Burner plans to approach the re- mainder of the season. "They are seeing what adversity is. They are fight- ing and not giving up," he said. "That's all they want as adults, to work hard and try in the face of ad- versity." nior Choon Hee Chae and JadenWilliams, propelled Hays to take its first lead of the game at 31-29 with 5:29 left in the third quar- ter. Chae finished with 11 points, while Williams had six. "We told (Finister), 'She (Bryant) isn't going to keep up with you if you run the floor," Preuss said. "I thought she (Finister) came up with a big game. She stepped up tonight." But Hays struggled to halt Pflugerville's guards, particularly with the ab- sence of Amanda Benja- min in the third quarter. Benjamin, who picked up four fouls in the first half, sat for the entire third quarter. It allowed Pflugerville to regain the lead. A criti- cal four-point play from Burleson late in the third frame gave Pflugerville a 40-35 lead and momen- tum they wouldn't relin- quish. Adequate rebound- ing helped the Panther offense stave off Hays' attempt at a comeback in the fourth quarter. Preuss lauded his team's ability to take it "upon themselves" to make the playoffs. Williams said it was nice to be able to reach the playoffs. Benjamin said the team had higher expectations to close the year. "We wanted to get far- ther, but we fell short," Benjamin said. / FARMERS" Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME * LIFE BOAT HEALTH 251 N. 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