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Page 2B + SPORTS Hays Free Press February 23, 2011 + VISIT THE HAYS COMMUNITIES Y TODAY - FREE! Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING + years, FROM STAFF REPORTS A desperation three-pointer by Stephen E Austin with time winding down in overtime sunk Texas State on the road 73-70 in a thriller Saturday in Nacogdoches. Despite the loss, Texas State still leads the Southland Con- ference's Western Division with an 8-4 record and is off to its best conference start in 13 seasons. SFKs Darius Gardner tossed up a long range three-pointer that connected with one sec- ond left in overtime to give the Bobcats their first taste of de- feat in nearly a month. Texas State had reeled off five wins in a row before the loss. In regulation, Ryan White, who finished with 19 points and nine assists for the Bob- cats, stepped tothe line with 32 seconds left and calmly sank two free throws to give Texas State a 59-58 lead, but SFXS ]ereal Scott, who led the Lumberjacks with 30 points, hit one of two free throws with seven seconds remaining to send it into overtime. The teams went back and fourth in the extra period until Scott's heroic shot sealed the win for SFA. Tony Bishop led Texas State with 23 points and 13 assists. The Bobcats will host rival Texas-San Antonio Saturday at Strahan Coliseum. Texas State lost 88-84 on the road against OTSA in ]anuary. Tipoff Satur- day is scheduled for 2 p.m. i: (i/ iii !iiii!ii i,i!ill PHOTO COURTESY TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY Ryan White scored 19 points and dished out nine assists for the Bobcats against Stephen F. Austin but the Lumberjacks were able to pull out a 73-70 overtime vistory in Nacogdoches when Jereal Scott nailed a long three-pointer with a second remaining in the extra period. Earlier in the week, it was and Bishop added 11 points to defensive pressure and scored tale of two halves as Texas go along with his career-best seven consecutive points off overcame a 14-point halftime four steals, of three steals to take a 47-45 deficit and came back to de- The Mavericks had a hotlead with 12:23 left to play. feat LIT-Arlington 79-71. hand in the first half when they The first two points came on Eddie Rios came off theshot 55 percent from the field, pair of free throws by Tony bench to score 20 points and UTA used a 17-4 run to open Bishop. Then, White hit Rios lead four players in double fig- up a 32-21 cushion and went for a 10-foot jumper from the ures for the Bobcats. In addi- on to lead 39-25 at the break, right baseline. Rios returned tion, Cameron lohnson scored Texas State came roaring the favor as he passed ahead 16 points and grabbed a game- back with a 9-0 nm to start the to White for a three-point high eight rebounds, while second half. shot to give the Bobcats the Travis Jones netted 15 points The Bobcats turnedup their lead for good. Hays Baseball: Driving for five in Disbtct 27-4A Continued from pg. 1B Casas, Miller and Cavazos Ragsdale said."I think allthree "Both of them have thrown Tuesday at Dripping Springs. will be Hays' three starting will do well this season." a lot of strikes during our The Rebels will playin the San pitchers this season. Ragsdale has also been ira- scrimmages," he said. "That's Marcos, ludson and Austin ISD "None of our three starters pressed with his two middle always a concern with relief tournaments before hosting have overpowering speed, but relievers, Aaron Martinets and pitching." their home and district opener they locate their pitches well," Trevor Ragsdale. Hays opened the season on March 8 against Lehman. Lehman Boys Soccer: Rebounds with 5-0 win over LaGrange Continued from pg. 1B able advantage in shots on goal, only five minutes into the sec- which improved to 5-1-1in Dis- manmtumshomenextTuesday the Leopards managed to keep ond half for a 2-0 Lehman lead. tract 49-4A to play Lockhart, a team that the Lobos out of the scoringcol- Midway through the second I.c4nnan goalkeepers A1 Ruiz tied the Lobos in their previous unmformuchofthefirsthalf, half, Higgins scored again after and Andres Castro combined matchup. Each contest is sched- "Wehadtocomeoutwiththe taking an assist from Richard for the team's fourth shutout uled to begin at 7:45 p.m. idea that Hays was just another Porche and Lehman stretched of season to keep the Lobos in "We want our kids to under- game," Lehman head coach its lead to 3-0. secondplaceindistrictplaybe- stand that we still can accom- Jay Sansom said. "We had to Christian Sepulveda and Os- hind undefeated Hays and just plash our goals," Sansom said. come out and try to rebound car Martinez both closed out ahead of Bastrop. "We just have to focus on what because every game is impor- the scoring in the final nine Lehman is home to Smith- needs to be done andconcen- tant to us from now on." minutes of the game. ville and then will travel to Bas- trate on the next two matches Rangel's goal seemed to ig- Pepito Martinez, Hector Ro- trop on Friday night. A win over at hand. Smithville and Bastrop nite the Lobos, who also saw driguez and Porche all had as- Bastrop would help solidify a both gave us all we wanted the seniorRileyHigginsfindthenet sists in the win for Lehman, playoffberthfortheLobos.Leh- last time we played them." Coach Visits Campus: Feldt makes good first impression on players, parents Continued from pg. 1 B All-State team with 86 pan- cake blocks last season, will enroll at Hays after spring break. According to rivals. com, Boone, who will be one of the top prospects in the state next season, is consider- ing Arkansas, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Feldt said his youngest son ]ake, who is cur- rently in the eighth grade, will enroll at Hays High this com- ing fall. His oldest son Cam is a freshman offensive lineman at the University of Arkansas. Feldt impressed many of the Rebel boosters, which filled the Bales Gym trophy room to have a chance to meet the new coach. "I think things are looking great," said Robert Studdard. "I'm really looking forward to an exciting season." Fellow Hays parent Terrence Mayberry agreed. "I'm excited like everybody else," Mayberry said. "I think a lot of good things are going to happen with Coach Feldt on board." When Feldt met with his future players he talked about his expectations for them and how it was important to work as a team and not have disci- plane issues on or off the field. He also talked about some of the offensive and defensive schemes the Rebels will be running next year. At Pilot Point, Feldt's mul- tiple shotgun-spread offense racked up a school record 604 points and 6,547 yards total offense during their undefeat- ed championship run in 2009. "We were excited to hear what he had to say," said Hays High quarterback Caleb Kimbro. "We're ready to start working for him. I think the team will make the transi- tion to a new coach just fine because winning is our main goal and no matter how long it takes we'll figure things out." Hays Soccer: Boys and girls both red hot Continued from pg. 1B The Lady Rebels beat an im- proved Giddings team 2-0 Fri- day night. Hays' first goal came when the team passed the ball from sideline to sideline twice be- fore Bracie Harris sent a pass to Kelli Oreist, who hammered it into the back of the net. "That was a beautiful goal," said head coach Cole Reyn, olds, who saw his team im- prove to 6-1 in District 49-4A play. "If every one of our scores this season were made on plays like that we'd have a record like the boys do. That was a great example of teamwork." Lena New added another goal for Hays in the first half, knocking the ball in as several players and the Giddings goal- keeper got bunched near the net. "It was a good win," Reyn- olds said. "We played solid de- fensively and had several other scoring chances in the second half that just missed." He said he expects many of the teams Hays beat during we can't let down against any- the first half of district play to one." be geared up for the Lady Rebs The Lady Rebels, who are the second tome around, currently one game behind "If the Giddings game was Bastrop in the district stand- any indication, I think we have ings, play at LaGrange Friday to expect everyone to be bet- before hosting Smithville on ter," Reynolds said. 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