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HaysFreePress.com Criminal penalties lifted from Hays CISD curriculum program. - Page 1D February 27, 2013 Page 1B BY JOSHUA YOUNG sports@haysfreepress.com On Tuesday, the Lehman Boys soccer team soundly defeated La Grange 3-0, maintaining their unblemished record in District 27- 4A. Lehman's win improves their district mark to 9-0 on the year, with the Lobos shutting out their fourth straight district opponent. Additionally, the team notched their sixth consecutive shutout in their past nine games. On Friday night, the Hays Rebel boys soccer team visited Lobo Field looking to avenge a lopsided 7-1 loss to Lehman earlier in the season. The intensity of the match rippled through the stands and sidelines, as players readied for a physical contest. Defense was the overriding theme, as only one goal found the net through the first 75 minutes of action. The Lobos' scoring tandem of senior forward Eli Guajardo and Diego Garcia eventually overcame "It's a great feeling (getting a shutout) scoring. "We defend as a team from the back, to the midfield, up to the because we know we did our job." forwards. We want to give up as few goals as possible because that -Chris Piedra, juniorteam captain for the Lobos only helps us as a team. It's a great feeling (getting a shutout) because we know we did our job." the stout Hays defense, as Lehman were able to get several shots on Lehman head coach Jay Sansom emerged with a 3-0 victory, goal, but none could get by Lehman was proud of his team's defensive During the first cross-town senior goalkeeper MlkeyTorres. effort and said they showed a lot of rivalry game, Lehman took only one With onlyfive minutes remaining, patience on offense. Sansom said he minute to score an opening goal. the Lobos would strike again from was impressed with the play of the Friday night was a different story, long distance. This time, junior Rebels' defense after surrendering Both sides had scoring chances center back Chris Piedra took a seven goals earlier in the season to early on, but not until 23 minutes free kick from midfield and struck Lehman. in did one find goal. Lobos' junior it into the box, where freshman "Hays did a great job defending defender Michael Diers lofted a ball Diego Garcia was waiting to score, us tonight and taking us out of our into the box, which was run down One minute later, with the Lobos comfort zone. We did not finish by Guajardo, to give the Lobos a 1-0 on the attack again, Guajardo was some of our early chances, but we advantage, able to pull the Hays keeper away stayed aggressive." The first half ended with from goal and dribble between a The Lobos are now focused the Lobos holding a 1-0 lead. couple Rebel defenders to find the on finishing out the district Lehman withstood several Hays back of the net. schedule and taking the district opportunitieslateinthefirsthalf.In For the Lobos, the team effort championship. With four games the second frame, thestoutbackline was focused on the defensive side. remaining, Lehman has more of the Lobos would keep the Rebels' Piedra, a captain who also organizes work to do before looking ahead to chances at a minimum, running the defense, explained the Lehman potential playoff opponents. down long balls and forcing Hays defensive philosophy and how it Lehman boys soccer plays the to shoot from distance. The Rebels feels to keep the opponent from Bastrop Bears at home March 1. PHOTO BY JEFF WICK, FAYETTE COUNTY RECORD Michael Diers attempts to block off a La Grange player in Tuesday evening's 3-0 win for the Lobos. Hays, Lehman girls soccer tie once again BY MOSES LEOS III sports@haysfreepress.com In Tuesday night's action, the Lady Rebel and Lady Lobo soccer teams resumed their trek through district play. Lehman hosted the La Grange Lady Leopards, where the Lady Lobos cruised to a 10-0 victo- ry. The Lady Lobos scored six first half goals, including three by junior Max Soto, who broke the sch0ol re- cord of 51 career goals scored; Soto increases her goal total to 54 in her three years at Lehman. Hays traveled to Cedar Creek, where the Lady Rebels surpassed the Lady Eagles 4-0. Hays garnered goals from Mariah Gaitan, Kayla Humphries, Alexis Cowher and Mila Bustos, who has now scored a goal in each of the last three matches. Both Lehman and Hays remain tied for second place in District 27- 4A with identical 6-1-2 records. To say that anticipation would be high in the second leg of the Hays and Lehman girls soccer rivalry series would have been an under- statement. In the first match between the two schools, Hays and Lehman fought a tough, back and forth match, which ended in a 1-1 tie. On Friday, both teams were eager to settle the score, both hoping to defeat their bitter rival, garner the bragging rights for the remainder of the season, and obtain sole possession of second place in District 49-4A. But much like the first contest on Jan. 30, Hays and Lehman equally traded chances and momentum swings, but to no avail. Once again, 80 minutes could not settle the ri- valry, as the Lady Rebs and Lady Lobos ended in another 1-1 tie on a frigid evening in Shelton Stadium. Hays would earn the upper hand in the first half, as the Lady Rebs' consistent pressure in the middle third of the field gave them control of the pitch. The Lobos attempted to fight beyond the Hays attack, HAYS-LEHMAN GIRLS sOCCER, pg. 2B PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays right-fielder Brayden Pinckard slides into second during t~ Rebels' 11-0 win over Lehman Tuesday night. Lady Rebels pitching overpowers Lady Lobos BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ Angel Cruz. Despite that, second vanced through the bases. baseman AddieVayas hit a double Continuing at bat during the sports@haysfreepress.com and centerfielder Hannah Ramsey second inning, Hays' shortstop a single. But the Lady Rebels were Maddy Shannon hit a choppy It was a night of pitching domi- not able to convert and both run- ball that bounced off the Lehman nance as Hays High pitcher Sarah nets were left on base. shortstop's glove and into center Lealpitched a perfect game against At Lehman's next at-bat, third field. By the time Lehman gained the Lehman Lady Lobos. The game baseman Jules Hernandez popped control of the ball, Des'Ree Wain- ended in four and a half innings a fly out, rightfielder Irene Mal- right, who was running for Leal, ran because of the ten-run rule, with donado struck out and shortstop home and scored Hays' first run. Hays beating Lehman 11-0. Aleza Ruiz hit a ground ball and Hays would close out the inning The Lady Rebels came into their was thrown out at first, with two runners left on base. first District 27-4A game ranked During Hays' second inning, at- To open the third inning, Le- #17 in the latest statewide poll and bats, rightfielder Brayden Pinckard hman sent up leftfielder Megin with an 11-1-1 record, walked and immediately stole sec- Soliz and Cruz, striking out. Leh- During Lehman's first at bat, ond base. Third baseman Karina man catcher Kynslee Noriega hit a it was a quick three up and three Rocha was walked as well, followed ground ball and was thrown out at down. Leal struck out centerfielder by Leal, who hit a grounder to the first base. Jess Gonzalez, first baseman Loren Lehman shortstop. Pinckard was Hays would score eight runs Pizzini and second baseman Alexis thrown out en route to third, during their turn at bat for this in- Trotter. Up next, Hays' DP Ashley Man- ning. In their first turn at bat, Hays ning hit a single, but Rocha was struggled againstLehman'spitcher thrown out at third as she ad- See RIVAL SOFTBALL, pg. 2B WEEKLY SCORES SOFTBALL: Round Rock ISD Tournament Championship Hays 5-Cedar Ridge 0 BASEBALL: Brazos Valley Invitational Baseball Tournament Thursday: Lehman 3-Magnolia West 2 Bryan Rudder 6-Lehman 2 Friday: Lehman 8-Willis 3 Hays 5-Bowie 2 ,Saturday: Crosby 6-Lehman 3 College Station 11-Lehman 10 ONLINE RESULTS The Hays Lady Rebel softball team won the Round Rock ISD tournament this past weekend. See larger photo online. TRACK See the results for the Lobo Relays at the following URLs. www.haysfreepress.com/wp-content/ uploads/LoboRelaysGirlsResults.pdf www.haysfreepress.com/wp-content/ uploads/LoboRelaysGirlsResults.pdf rll..~3jE~.,t~, in'Jill See track photos online at www. haysfreepress.com Lehman third base- man Mark Garcia prepares for action during the Lobos' 4-0 win over LBJ on Tuesday. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III BY MOSES LEOS III sports@haysfreepress.com In a weather rescheduled game, the Lehman Lobo Lehman will participate in the New Braunfels ISD baseball baseball team defeated LBJ tournament from Feb 28-March 4-0 at Lobo Field on Tuesday 2. The Lobos begin district night, play on March 5 against Alamo The Lehman pitching staff Heights. had one of their best per- formances thus far, as five pitchers collectively assisted Icy Invitational) tournament in shutting out the LBJ of- last weekend. Our pitchers fense, were tired, so we needed to Lobos Head Coach Toby save some arms, as well as Robinson went with mul-refocus as a team. Also, we tiple pitchers for a variety wanted everyone to get some of reasons, "We had a long work on the mound." stretch in the (Brazos Val- Lehman's offense played a big role in the win, particu- "All week in practice, I lady in the second inning, worked on keeping from In the second, Lehman sent swinging in front of the ball. sixbatters to the plate, scor- Tonight, I stayed back and ing two runs in the process, smashed the change up that which was helped by an RBI was thrown," said Gonzales. double from Micah Tambur. For Robinson, maintaining "(Offensively), we did success from last weekend's a much better job of hit- Brazos Valley Invitational ring the ball up the middle tournament and improving of the field. Also, we were upon it was key not thinking as much at the "Our method of hitting has plate; we were just having come around. Our kids are fun," said Tambur. not selfish, they will make Lehman would score two contact. (In the tourna- more runs in the contest, ment), we gained 10 or more highlighted by a towering hits in each game. We were solo home run by junior wanting to maintain consis- right fielder Trace Gonzales tency on offense," said Rob- in the fourth inning, inson. 4f