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+ SCH L Board shaves plan for new elementary school. - Page 3B hfplobosports March 1,2017 iiii PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Cool early morning temperatures didn't deter hundreds of track and field athletes from competing in Saturday's Lobo Relays, which were held at Shelton Stadium. Three Hays High track and field teams captured top honors as the junior varsity boys, girls and varsity girls teams claimed first place in the eight team field. The Rebel boys track and field team finished second overall. Lehman's varsity girls track team took fifth place, while the boys finished seventh. Lobo junior varsity boys finished fourth, while the girls team finished third. ,,,,,,, r ,,,,,, MOSES LEOS III staff noticed players were news@haysfreepress.com swinging at pitches early, which led them to ask batters to step up in the The Hays Rebels batters box. needed half an inning "I'm not sure if it took Tuesday to validate the their mind off of it. We hardball axiom that hit- made solid contact after ting is contagious, we made that adjust- A 10 ran, six hit bot- ment," Cone said. "The tom of the fourth inning girls we, re all over it. I catapulted Hays to a think it was that adjust- 12-9 come-from-behind ment we made at the district opening win over plate." the Lake Travis Cavaliers Hays had to make at the Rebel Softball Field. adjustments after Lake Key adjustments at Travis sped out to a 5-0 the plate led the Rebel lead after three innings. offense to find success Hindering the Rebels in the fourth inning and were several defensive er- beyond, said head coach rors, which allowed Lake Lisa Cone. Prior to the Travis to extend innings fourth frame, Hays strug- and score mns. gled to take advantage of Cone said nerves relat- scoring chances, ing to the first district Despite having runners home game got the better in scoring position in the of a young Rebel infield second and third in- that had trouble making nings, Hays was unable to the routine plays early on. scratch across any runs. Cone said her coaching LADY REBEL S01TBALL, 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Hays Rebel baserunner Illyana Cisneros (right) attempts to slide under a tag placed by Lake Travis' catcher Tuesday at the Rebel softball field. A 10-run fourth inning provided Hays momentum to roll past Lake Travis 12-9. QUIXEM RAMIREZ news@haysfreepress.com A wayward shot from Leander's Andrew Zenk dribbled past the first line of defense. Another Rebel defender took a stab!at the ball with his foot, but missed. The ball continued its trajector passing another defend- er en route to the goal. Hays goalkeeper Even Barker ranged to his left in preparation for the slow dribbler that con- tinued to defy the odds. At the time, Leander held a 3-2 lead over Hays with less than 15 minutes to play. Zenl(s fortuitous shot- which passed three Rebel defenders and dropped in the bottom left comer for a goal- gave the Li- ons a two-point lead. The goal was enough to ensure Leander held on for a 4-3 win Tuesday night. "They played hard," said Hays coach Jason Bumett. ',It was a cheeky game - a lot of goals were scored." That's becoming an alarming trend. Hays has allowed at least four goals in five of its last eight games- resulting in six losses and two ties. Even with another lopsided defensive per- formance Tuesday night, the Rebels remained in position because their offense kept the margin HAYS BOYS SOCCER, 2B 4v .... i .... I