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+ HaysFreePress.com UFE BY Dialysis patient adjusts to lifestyle changes. - Page 1D March 13, 2013 Page 1B BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ sports@haysfreepress.com REBS VS. BUFFALOES Hays' next game will be at Giddings against the Buffaloes on Tuesday, March 19, follow- ing spring break. Hays High boys' soccer game against the Bastrop Bears Friday night was full of nervous energy and aggressive play. But that didn't do the Bears much good, as the Rebels overpowered Bastrop 5-1. resulting penalty kick making the score 1 Both teams took lots of shots on goal, to 0 with 14:42 left in the half. after full-out mid-field interaction. Hays Throughout the game the officials usually came away with the ball from the called the Hays players offsides. Despite mid-fieldfight, but Bastrop also took away those calls, the Rebels ended up being a few to place shots on goal. the biggest beneficiaries of the officiating, But it was the strategy - and Hays' with Hays players drawing fouls and thus defense - that made the difference penalty kicks. between a goal- or not. The Bastrop Bears At the start of the second half, Hays were taking kicks 20 to 30 yards out, while wasted no time and was immediately the Hays Rebels preferred to set up a shot on the attack. During a Hays offensive right in front of the Bastrop goal. volley, a Bastrop player scored a self goal The keepers of both teams were kept while trying to deflect the ball away. That, very busy during the majority of the brought the score to Hays 2, Bastrop 0. mostly scoreless first half of play. Christian Varela scored the next Hays The only score of the first half came goal on a penalty kick at the 33 minute when Hays forward Omar Rangel was mark, bringing the score to Hays 3, fouled inside the box. Rangel scored in the Bastrop 0. Up to this point, both teams seemed to be equally matched in the open field, despite the lopsided score. The advantage fell to Hays because the Rebels were not called for fouls that could have resulted in penalty kicks for Bastrop. The next Hays score would come off the foot of Kevin Mendoza who got an assist from both Rangel and Varela. Rangel finished off his hat trick by scoring the last goal for Hays with a jumping bicycle kick at the 27-minute mark. The ball was centered to him, Rangel jumped and, while in midair, kicked the ball into the far corner of the goal. At the end of the game, Rangel said he'd been wanting to score off of a bicycle kick ever since he was a freshman, adding that he was happy to finish off his high school career with that move. Rangel credited his friend Varela with helping him play well throughout the season and accomplish his kick. The only point scored by Bastrop came from a penalty kick, bringing the score to Hays 5, Bastrop 1. PHOTO BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ Rebel Nick Perry pushes out a Bastrop Bear in Hays High's 5-1 win Friday. J Hays plays Giddings on Tuesday. BY JOSHUA YOUNG of Lobo Field on Friday night. Lehman responded well, and sports@haysfreepress.com thanks to goals in the first two and last two minutes of the Having already clinched first half, they walked away the district championship with a 2-0 win. with three games left to play, The Lobos wasted no time the Lehman High boys soccer getling their offensive chances team appeared to be cruising as senior Eli Guajardo found into the playoffs, sophomore Rene Tones with However, after suffering a cross through the box Tortes their first loss of the season tapped the ball off the far post on March 7 at the hands of for a l-O lead only two minutes a Giddings team fighting for into the match. its own playoff life, the Lobos Tortes, a sophomore looked to rebound against Lockhart in thewindyconfines LOBO BOYS SOCCER, pg. 2B on wins BY MOSES LEOS III district contest at Akins on Tuesday. sports@haysfreepress.com Two days prior to the Lock- hart game, the Lady Lobos Friday night's final district celebrated Senior Night at game for the Lehman Lady Lobo Field, as five seniors Lobos was on the road at were recognized in theirfinal Lockhart. While it was a de- home game of their careers fensive stalemate, Lehman It was a memorable eve- finally got on the scoreboard ning, as senior Mariah in the final minutes, winning Tamayo, sophomore Pressley the game 1-0. Bailey and junior Max Soto Both squads had difficulty scored two goals each in Le- working their offense beyond hman's 6-2 victory over Gid- the opposition's defense dur- dings. ing the game, as the play re- Early on, the Lady Lobo mained scoreless until Lady offense moved the ball well, Lobo sophomore Pressley utilizing adept passing and Bailey broke through late, smart play to push their scoring in the waning mo- attack. Lehman's aggres- merits, sive style allowed the team The Lady Lobos fnish dis- to manufacture numerous trict play with an 8-2-2 mark, scoring chances, some well with the playoffs now a near beyond 20 yards from goal. certainty. The Lobos must Defense also played a now wait for their final posi- mitigating factor in the' Lady tioning, as they could move Lobos' success. The team's into second in 49-4A should ability to keep Giddings from Hays fall to or tie Giddings. working beyond the midfield Lehman's final game of the 2013 season will be a non- LADY LOBOS SOCCER, pg. 2B Lehman Lobo Ryan Tello slides into second base on a hit in the 10-5 for the season as the young Lobo team looks ahead to Kerrville Tivy Win over the Seguin Matadors. The win on Thursday. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON moves Lehman to 1-1 in district and 9-7 iiiiim BY ROBERTWHITMER a whisper from giving up a home run to centerfield. On the Lobos defense. Seguin three-run first but the second his way back to the dugout was able to make three runs sports@haysfreepress.com out of the inning came when after his trot around the bags, because of mental mistakes the batter failed to touch first, his teammates gave him the made by the Lobos. A throw Lehman and Seguin both What would have been a two business about the wind help- to second from left field by were wanting a win after com- RBI double resulted in the ing that one out. ]acob Urea was ruled as inter- ingofflosses, butonlyLehman runs not counting due to the "Yeah the wind was blow-ference, resulting in two of the pulled it together to hit in the force out on first, ing," Scheckler said after the three runs Seguin scored at double digits, with the Lobos' Lehman answered back in game. The wind was blow-the end of the game. final score over the Matadors the bottom of the first and ing to center at a good clip Lobo Mark Garcia came in 10-5 Tuesday afternoon, jumped to a 5-1 lead. The for most of the game, but atthetopoftheseventhtofin- This was the second dis- fundamentals of hitting the wouldn't have made a differ- ish out the game as Lehman trict game of the year for each ball where it's pitched was ence on that hit if there had defeated Seguin 10-5. The team. Lehman needed this working for the Lobos as they been no wind at all. Lobos are 9-7 for the season win to get back to .500 in both tacked on two more runs in "We have to work on mak-and 1-1 in district play while regular season and district re- the second inning to extend ing plays behind out pitcher," Seguin falls to 8-7 and 1-1 in cords, their lead to 7-2. Lehman head coach Toby the district. The next game for Hunter Lehman took to It stayed that way until the Robinson said. the Lobos is against Kerrville the bump again and ran into fifth inning when Lobo Aaron Making plays defined theTivy (9-2-1, 1-0) on Thursday a little trouble early. He was Scheckler blasted a three-run sixth and seventh innings for in Kerrville. BY MOSES LEOS III maining in the 2013 season. The Lady The tempo of the contest was set around. We did a great job of moving second half, the Lady Rebels took the Rebels hold their playoff positioning early by the Lady Rebels, who were around the (penalty) box and getting foot off of the gas, giving themselves sports@haysfreepress.com in their hands, as the team needs only on the offensive from the get-go. After into the middle," Bustos said. an opportunity to work efficiently in a win over Giddings to claim second a few close misses, senior Savannah Smart passing, good movement the field. Friday night proved to be some- place in 49-4A. Derrick would net the first of three and stout defense allowed Hays to "La Grange worked really hard to- thing special for the Hays Lady Rebels When the Lady Rebels looked to goals in the match. Her goal, received control the pitch, not allowing La night, they played their best. But to- soccer team, not so for their oppo- keep momentum goingin district play from a cross by Mariah Guitan, gave Grange any opportunity to work past night, we worked on some things that nents, the Bastrop Lady Bears. against the La Grange Lady Leopards. the Rebels a 1-0 advantage, the midfield, made the gifts uncomfortable; it was a Bastrop had been sporting a perfect Haysdidjustthat, as the Lady Rebel "I really wanted to work on my 'Tkll teams strive to move as a unit. good uncomfortable. Sometimes, you 11-0-0 record going into the match, offense overwhelmed La Grange all placement, to work on my scoring. In The last several games, we have done have to get out of your comfort zone. The Lady Rebels fought for a full 80 evening. Nine first half goals propelled soccer, you can always get better in a good job to move forward together. Hopefully, we have a few more games minutes, as senior goalkeeper Sarah Hays to a 9-0 shellacking of the Lady that area," Derrick said. When you shorten the field and take ahead of us after district," Holcomb Sellstrom staved off the Lady Bear Leopards in a defacto home game at From there, the Rebels opened a away passinglanes, it is more efficient said. attack all evening. Her efforts in goal Lobo Field. tremendous scoring salvo, obtain- soccer," said Hays head coach Brent Derrick would second that senti- helped the Rebs hold Bastrop to a 0-0 Hays soccer was played at the Leh- ing three goals in four minutes. Mila Holcomb. ment, saying, "I think this was a good tie, ending the Lady Bears' bid for a man field because of the track meet Bustos, who also scored three goals When all was said and done, the way to work on what we need to get perfect season, being held at Shelton Stadium, usu- on the evening, attributed the Rebels' Lady Rebels would overpower La better at. Against teams like Bastrop, With the tie, Hays' record now ally the location for Hays soccer home success to strong play in the scoring Grange, scoring five more goals be- we need to feel comfortable in what stands at 7-1.-3 with one game re- play. third. "It was good moving the ball fore the end of the first half. In the we are doing on the field."