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+ LEARNING ALLY Online program helps students with dyslexia. - Page 3B @hfplobosports April 13, 2016 BY MOSES LEOS III Over the course of six innings Saturday, the Hays Rebels and Lehman Lobos squared off in the baseball equivalent of a staring contest. The Reb- els were the first to blink. A Lehman run scored in the top of the seventh inning lifted the Lobos to a 1-0 win over Hays at the Hays Rebel baseball field. With the win, Lehman not only notched their first district win of 2016, but also snapped a four game losing streak to the Rebels. That losing streak dated back to April 19, 2013. The Lobos also snapped a nine game PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Hays High shortstop Alyssa Martinez (right) applies a tag to an Austin High base runner who at- tempted to slide into sec- ond base during Friday's 14-6A district game at the Lady Rebel Softball Field. BY MOSES LEOS III Even as the power went out Friday at the Lady Rebel softball field, Hays High kept shining a light on its march to the playoffs. An efficient night at the plate, highlighted by a four run sixth in- ning, launched the Hays Lady Rebels to an 11-6 win over Austin High. Hays head coach Lisa Cone said Friday's win helps build the team's confidence as they hit the final week of the regular season. "It just gives us even more confidence later on this season," Cone said. "It's great to play at this level going into next week." Hays Highs offense didn't waste time find- ing a rhythm against Austin pitcher Lexi Ybarra. Four runs crossed the plate in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Ma- ria Arroyo, giving the Lady Rebels a 4-0 lead. After Austin rallied for two runs in the top of the third, Hays' of- lense responded in the bottom hall The Lady Rebels pounded across two more runs, aided by back-to-back doubles from senior Alyssa Martinez and Nadia Netek. Arroyo said the team's ability to "get the hang" of Ybarra and the "feel of what's she throwing to us" helped propogate suc- cess at the plate. HAYS SOFTBALL, 2B "Everyone in our district has great ball players," Howard said. "Every day we have to put in our best game. This loss makes them a little more hun- gry and humble." -Hays Head coach James Howard skid they had been on since March 8. Hays (9-11-1 over- all) drops into a tie for third place in the 14-6A standings with Bowie and Anderson with five games left to play. Saturday's contest fea- tured a pitching duel be- tween Hays Highs Erique Hernandez and Lehman's Zach Sendejo. Both pitchers kept the opposing offense at bay, as each pitcher limited the opposition to only one hit through the first LOBO BASEBALL WIN, 2B PHOTO BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III Over 131,000 people made their way to Elroy April 8-10 as they took in the fourth running of the MotoGP/ MotoAmerica at Circuit of the Americas, which featured souped up motorcycles that hit speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. The main MotoGP event was won by Marc Marquez, who claimed his fourth straight win at COTA in as many years. Finishing second was Jorge Lorenzo, followed by Andrea lannone in third. Lehman High's Courtney Currey (13) picks up teammate Jonathan Scheckler as the two, along with Rylee Henderson (15), celebrate a go-ahead run scored in the top of the seventh inning against the Hays Rebels on Saturday. Browse and buy photos online at under the photos link. Above, Hays High athletes achieving first place at Track meet, go to PHOTOS BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON practice. For full results of District 14 6A the District meet hit the track before Hays ClSD varsity athletes taking first place in their events at the District 14-6A track meet includes: GIRLS, HAYS, VARSITY 100 Meter Dash Varsity, Camille Dickson, 12.71 200 Meter Dash Varsity, Camille Dickson, 25.84 1600 Meter Run Varsity, Esmi Fuentes, 5:12.09 3200 Meter Run Varsity, Esmi Fuentes, 11:14.59 Pole Vault Varsity, Lauren Sikoski, 10-03.00 Hays pole vaulters (I-r) am Raney Moore, 1st place varsity; Coach Jason Ferrell; Justin Chapman, 1st place 9th grade; Elizabeth Gibson, 1st place JV; and Lauren Sikoski, 1st place varsity. BOYS, HAYS 4x400 Meter Relays, Varsity, Austin Maulding, Dillion Baker, Tristan Tate, Robbie Woodworth, 3:23.43 Pole Vault Varsity, Raney Moore, 14-00.00 TXST coach BY MOSES LEOS III For Hays High senior Braeden Kent, Saturday's Maroon and Gold football scrimmage at Texas State University was supposed to be an enjoyable venture with family and fellow Bob- cat committments. But a decision by Texas State head coach Everett Withers to rescind a scholarship offered to Kent leaves him scrambling to keep his college foot- ball dreams alive. Kent, who had com- mitted to Texas State in 2015, announced via Twitter Monday he would no longer attend the school and that he was reopening his recruitment. It stemmed from a meeting Kent had with Withers "minutes" after the end of the spring game, where Kent and his family found out the school no longer had a schol- arship for him. Withers' reasoning, according to Kent, was due to Texas State being "top heavy with scholarships." In addi- tion, Whithers said the program's quarterback system is "messed up" and that Kent wasn't "going to fit well with what we're going to do." According to Kent, the school offered to assist him with finding another school to go to. They also said he could try to walk on to the team. "We were just blindsided," Kent said. "That's the last thing that I thought was go- ing to go on in there." The decision to pull the scholarship was a puzzling one for Kent after he was assured a scholarship in January byWithers, who was hired that month to replace Dennis Fran- chione. Kent was given the chance to grayshirt and take a scholarship in spring 2017. Kent said he understood the logic, as he was continuing to rehabili- tate following a severe knee injury suffered against Lake Travis last football season. As a result, Kent said he shut down his recruitment by other schools. Kent said With- ers talked about the potential of signing a scholarship agreement on signing day that would have bound the school to stay commit- ted. Kent said no such agreement was ever signed. Once the decision was made, Kent met with Hays High head football coach Neal LaHue to plan the next steps. In addition, Kent has also received as- sistance from Lehman High head football coach Todd Raymond and assistant Trey STIFFED, 2B