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+ q Page 2B Sports Hays Free Press April 12, 2017 New Braunfels Area Car Club Swap Meet & Sunday Car Show April 21 2017 Comal County I a. grounds S~ ~ O 801 E. Common ,_treet New Braunfds www, newbraunfelscarclub.c0m. No Dogs Please PHOTOS BY JIM CULLEN OIL, 6AS, & MINERAL RIGHTS Three Lehman Lobo girls soccer players signed their letters of intent to continue their careers on the college pitch next season. Maya Erwin signed to play with Austin College in Sherman Texas, while Jamie Vargas signed to play at Southwestern College in Georgetown. Lehman's Neftali Mercado signed to play with Huston-Tillotson in Austin. All three were joined by family members during the event, which had them all sign at the same time. Both non-producing and producing including Non-Participating Royalty Interest (NPRI) Provide us your desired price for an offer evaluation. CALL TODAY: 806.620.1422 LOBO MINERALS, LLC PO Box 1800 Lubbock, "rx 79408-1800 LoboMineralsLLC@gmail.com Lobo signs cycling scholarship team F_arlier this month, Lehman High senior Justin Greenfield signed his letter of intent to join Mars Hill University, located near Asheville, NC, for cycling. Greenfield, who intends to study Zoology, has an academic scholarship to Mars Hill, according to a press release. Mars Hill competes in the Southeaster Collegiate Cycling Conference where Greenfield will participate in road, mountain and cyclocross biking events. Joining Greenfield at his signing is father Paul Greenfield. COUR~SYPHOTO Softball: Lady Rebels clinch top district spot Continued from pg. 1B tom of the frame with a lead-off triple from sophomore shortstop Seryna Avalos. A two-out RBI single down the right field line from senior third baseman Alyssa Martinez drove in Avalos, who scored the first and only run of the game for Lehman. Valdez countered right back by striking out her next four batters, which swung the pendulum of momentum back to the Rebels. But her most impres- sive play came in the bot- tom of the third. Valdez, who was working with a runner on third base, caught a hard hit ground ball headed straight to the circle. She then looked down the Lobo baserunner to keep her on third base, then spun around to create a forced out at first base. When asked what was working for her, the soft- spoken pitcher provided PHOTO BY GWOKO PHOTOGRAPHY Lehman Lobo Seryna Avalos looks to make a play with the ball in hand during Friday's district game against the Hays Rebels. a pragmatic response, on two hits in the fourth "Lots of rise," said frame, Valdez did not Valdez. "My rise and allow another hit for the curve were both working remainder of the game. tonight." Equally impressive After Lehman coun- was Lehman's junior tered with a run scored pitcher Kaylee Wipff, who relieved starter Lexi Bechtel. Wipff allowed only two runs on four hits in her five inning outing. Hays tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-1 lead. With a first place finish essentially secured, Hays High head coach Lisa Cone said she expects to get every team's best effort down the stretch as the Rebels seek district perfection. "It's hard because everybody else is getting better, and they know we're undefeated so they want to work that much harder to take us down. Lehman played great tonight, so I expect to see that kind of softball from everybody going forward," Cone said. Vaidez seconded her coach's sentiment. "We're just pumped and ready to keep roll- ing," Vaidez said. AMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING FINAL RELEASE OF ESTATE & ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT ON HOUSES, 1) Model #101Carolina $40,840,,,BAL,/LNCEOWED117 2) Model#303 Little Rock $38,525,,,BALANCE OWED 3)Model#403Augusta $42,450 Frank Dickey: Sets world record at 85 Continued from pg. 1 B + Participants vaulted into what amounted to a pit of sawdust. In addition, the poles they used at the time were steel and didn't have the bend and give of today's fiberglass poles. "If you jump 12 and 13 feet, you had a long way to fall," Dickey said. "You don't fall on a three-foot high pad. You fell on your feet, but you tried to fall to the side." While at MiSsouri, Dick- ey set numerous records and enjoyed a variety of Success. Due to the sport's demand on his bod how- ever, Dickey chose not to pole vault after college. For the next 63 years, Dickey lived his life and didn't see the runway again. Getting back on the horse Three years ago, Dickey, who was 82 at the time, got himself back into the sport. It was done as a way for him to be active after the passing of his wife. With the help of Lone Star Pole Vault in New Braunfels, Dickey rein- troduced himself to the runway. But the journey back was harder than expected, Dickey said. One key factor was reintroducing his body to being athletic after a 60- plus year hiatus. "I did not rtm much. It was almost as if I was having to learn how to run again," Dickey said. "Speed in vaulting is very important. I didn't have that speed (at the time). I shuffled down the nin- way." He also had to get used to fiberglass poles, as well as nuances and updates to the sport over the past 60 years. It didn't take long for Dickey to find his stride. By 2016, Dickey was ranked third in the world in indoor pole vault men's 80-84 division and fifth in the outdoor rankings. For Dickey, participat- ing in the pole vault has been a "journey in health." Having dealt with some back and leg problems, Dickey said pole vaulting has "almost eliminated those issues." "You wouldn't think that's the case, but I call the vaulting facility my wellness facility," Dickey said. "It's something that I guess with age, it gets a lot harder. I think the pull of gravity comes on strong as you age." The desire to break records soon came into focus. His first goal was to surpass 9-feet, which was the record for the men's 80 to 84 division. Expectations led Dickey to surmise he could ac- complish the feat last year. However, the stars didn't quite align for him. When one door closes, however, another opens. By waiting a year, Dickey got his chance to make history. But to do so, Dickey had to complete his world record attempt at a sanctioned USA track and field meet. Three officials were required, and the use of steel tape was called for to measure the height of the bar. Dickey was down to his second to last chance at 7-feet, 6-inches when he finally cleared the mark. It was as if a large weight had been lifted offhis chest. "You plan on it, it doesn't go, and then there it is," Dickey said. "What a relief." Even with the world record in hand, Dickey doesn't expect to take it easy any time soon. Improving his mark is the goal as he hopes to set a record that could take another 20-plus years to crack. Regardless of what transpires, the chance to bring excitement to his family provides ample motivation. "I'll continue to break my own record," Dickey said. "I want to get it high enough, so where some- one doesn't come along right away and break it." !i! I