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Page 2B ~ Hays Free Press March 16, 2011 + State Meet Saturday was a good day to be a Lehman powedifter. The Lady Lobos team had seven girls qualify for the state meet and are the 2011 Region II Division I (4A- 5A) champions. The girls that qualified for the state meet in Corpus Chdsti on March 18 are Michaela Castillo (pictured), Mona Martinez, Shannon Pickett, Shelbi Snyder, Alyssa Gaitan, Sheila Martinez and Kat Mohle. Castillo set the regional squat record in her 114.5-pound weight class with a 305-pound squat. The Lehman boys team had three powedifters qualify for state as well. Lehman's Jon Fraiser, Brandon Afford and Kanny Higgins all qualified for the boys state meet in Abiline on Mamh 26. PHOT0 BY JUOY C00PER PflOTO BY JUDY COOPER Don Shelten Relays Hays' Dalton Johnson (right) makes a big splash in the long jump during the Don SheRon Relays Fnday at Hays High School. I_ehman's Justin Torres is pictured taking the baton in the second leg of the 400-meter relay. The Lobos, with a team of Trevor McClintock, Tones, Ethan Martin and Jaylon Hardaway, won the event in a time of 43.66 seconds, clocking in just ahead of Canyon High (43.70). In the overall team races at the Shelton Relays, Dripping Spring easUy won the varsity boys division with 175 total points, Canyon was second with 126 points, Lehman was third with 96 points and host school Hays was f'dth with 73 points. Lehman ran away with the boys JV team event, with 176 points and Hays placed third wi~ 122 points. In the gids varsity division, Canyon High's 185-point team total was first, Hays was fifth with 62 points and Lehman was sixth with 31 points. Canyon (134 points) also won the girls JV team event, Hays finished fourth with 91 points and Lehman was sixth with 45 points. For mote photos and complete individual and team results from the Don Shelton Relays, go to PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Texas State Basketball Continued from pg. 1 B combined for 21 points and 13 rebounds to keep Texas 5tste doge. Bishop finished the game with 16 points and 13 boards to lead the Bobcats, who finished the sea- son with a 16-16 overall record. In Wednesday night's SIC Tournament quarter- final game against Southeastern Louisiana, senior point guard Ryan White helped the Bobcats rally from a halftime deficit. ' White scored a career-high 26 points in Texas State's 72-68 win. White and fellow senior Bishop both finished the game 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Bishop's two free throws with under 10 sec- onds to play put the game on ice for the Bobcats. Gids Soccer Continued from pg. 1B for Hays, which reached the regional forward to the Lady Lobos' second finalg in 2000 but ha,h't won a play- trip to the playoffs. He singled out off game since 2009, to get back on goal keeper April Martinez as well as the winning track in the postseason, his seniors for helping hold Hays to "Winning our first playoff game only one goal. is very important," New said. 7ffter "We played an excellent game that, who knows how far we can go, against Hays," Garcia said. "I think it but I know this is a team that has was the best soccer we have played a lot of confidence right now so I all season. Especially headed into think we can accomplish some great the playoffs, this gives our team a things." lot of confidence. A win would have Lehman head coach Nauri Gar- been great, but the way we played cia was proud of the way his team certainly will help keep our momen- played against Hays and is looking turn going in the right direction." Lehman Baseball Continued from pg. 1B including two from junior catcher Tanner Hill, who blasted a three-run shot to ignite an l 1-run Canyon outburst in the top of the seventh inning to propel the Cougars to the win. Canyon sent 12 batters to the plate against reliever Jus- tin Vajgert, who admittedly didn't have his best stuff. "I was a little bit stiff be- cause I didn't warm-up that well," Vajgert said. "But I don't want to use that as an excuse. We had a lot of confidence coming into the game." The Lobos were able to mount a short rally in the hot- tom of the seventh by scoring six unearned runs off Canyon reliever Carsen ~mard. "I told our team after the game that I considered this to be a closer game," Robin- son said. "We gave up some runs in the last inning on a few mistakes and then we scored a few on some stuff we didn't earn." The loss snapped a five- game streak for the Lobos (8-?, 1-1 27-4A) who were able carry the momentum of last week's first-ever win over Hays into the AISD Tour- nament over the weekend where they swept through the tournament unbeaten with wins over LBJ, Reagan, Akins and Lanier to capture the championship. "We just have to go back to work and get back on track," Robinson said. "This is a team that does a good job of bouncing back after a loss." Lehman travels to Smith- son Valley Friday to play a game scheduled to begin at noon before hosting Alamo Heights next Tuesday night. "Keeping Smiles Aligned for Over 20 Years" LONG ORTHODONTICS OurBudaffti ce nwoPevn/ II 3310BFM967,Ste. AH0 Buda, TexN'/8610 (512)S23.8680 ' ][ Near the corner of FM 1626 and 967 I[ w.v a cm ar.s , m. b,T raT . az) n ]1 : HAYS CISD PRESENTS THE 4TH ANNUAL Family Matters - Parenting Tools Wod hop ,Do your kids make you want to pull your hair out? Want to learn more about effective parenting techniques? Spend the morning with professionals and parents alike to learn more about topics such as: . GAINING . SETTING COMPLIANCE ROUTINES IN DIFFICULT CHILDREN * USING . POSITIVE BEHAVIORS REINFORCEMENT All sessions are provided freel Free Breakfast Snacks Free Chfldcare Door Prizes Medicaid lnfo Parent Support Groups T~erap|s~s ~ummer ~umps Saturday, April 2nd Fuentes School 901 Goforth Road, Kyle 8:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. contact For more information or to register, Nancy Payton at 512-268-8250 ext. 96945 or email + History Week: Lehman softball, baseball teams boat Hays Continued from pg. 1B scoring five runs in the top of The Lady Rebels managed to the first inning, as Ervin, Jules escape the 10-rtm mercy nile Hemandez, Alicia Garcia, KeKe by scoring four runs of their Holmes and Emma Martinez, who finished the game 5-for-5 at the plate, all came around to score. Ni6o's two-RBI double was the key hit in the frane to help stake Lehman to a 5-0 advantage before Hays even had the chance to bat. Emily Opheim's two-RBI there was going to be a case of dgj~t vu with Lehman blowing another eight-run lead against own in the bottom of the fourth Hays. keyed by Kinsey's two-RBI "The difference was we kept single that plated Clarissa Gon- figh ",ti~., all the way ,,~_ough this zalez and Harmah Ramsey. Ash- time, Herrerasaid. L styear, ley Miller added an RBI-double we fell apart and I could see it and Kelsea Sadler followed with an RBI-single, and it appeared the Lady Rebs were on the comeback trail after cuuing the singlethat scored McKinna gap to 13-7. Kinsey and Maddy Shannon But this Lehman team brought Hays to within 5-2 in wouldn't folcL Despite givip_g the bottom of the first, but Leh- up a one-out triple to Braden man was soon at it again. Pinckard and an RBI-double to With the help of three Hays Kinsey in the bottom of the sev- errors, the Lady Lobos erupted enth, Lehman starting pitcher for six runs in the top of the Monique Johnson recorded two third as Ervin, Alexis Trotter, strikeouts to bring the Lady LO- happening in our players' faces and in their demeanor. 'To~ght, we battled through every out we needed to get." Ramsey wasn't going to deny losing to Lehman for the first time was tough. "It stings," Ramsey said. "But it just means we have to work harder and be ready the next time." Hays head coach Joanna Farr said she was disappointed with Hemandez, Martinez, Nifio and Jessica Gonzalez all scored to makeit 11-3. "I was having flashbacks for a minute because the eight-run margin was exactly what we had last year when we lost," Er- vin said. "We wanted to extend the lead as much as we could." That's exactly what the Lady LObos did. biter Ervin's towering two-RBI double to center field made the score 13-3 in the top of the fourth innin~ it looked like the Lobes were going to run-rule Hays. bos to within one out of making theloss to Lehman. The Lady history. Rebs also fell to 0-2 in tough That out came when Con- District 27-4A, which also in- zalez flipped a slow-rolling grounder from her second base position to Holmes at first base, who secured it in her glove, and Lehman fans erupted in chants of"Lobos!" "When they started cutting into the lead, I knew we just had to stay strong," Johnson said. "I said to myself that I'm not going to let this happen again." Herrera said she didn't think cludes perennial softball pow- ers SmithsonVall~ Canyon and Lockhart. "We need to get the ship righted," Farr said. "Lehman is always ready to play Hays. This is their biggest game of the year. We have to put things together pretty quick. We have the talent, and when we do start ph~ng like we're capable of I think we can accomplish some amazing things." 1835, EXIT 210 IN +