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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press May, 8 2013 SUBMITTED REPORT The Hays High School Rebel Golf team can chalk up another top five win by graduating senior and 2012 4A State In- dividual Champion Lindsey McCurdy. She placed fourth in the 2013 4A State Individual Championship race this year, marking her third consecutive top five win. And while it wasn't the storybook ending she and her loyal family, coach- es, and gallery wished for, it was a solid addition to her fifth and first place wins from the past two years. Lindsey's two-day effort ran up against a rain-shortened first-day rain- out, but starting early to make up the rain-delayed holes she carded a 71, just three strokes back of first-round (and eventual champion) Grace Choi of Dal- las Wilson. But Choi followed up on her first-day 68 with a second-day 64. Playing with Choi, fifth-place finisher Kelly Xac of Corpus Christi Tulorosa- Midway and Carrolton Creekview's Paige Nelson, Lindsey's long string of solid pars was memorable, but barely off the pace. Sixty-eight state competitors fell short of McCurdy's final tournament total of 145, with scores that ranged well past 200. On May 7, McCurdy was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A Golf Academic All State team for 2012- 2013. Athletes must have a GPA of 94 or above to qualify. The inclusion to the list adds to the accolades McCurdy has received, including her induction into the TGCA and Texas Association of Bas- ketball Coaches (TABC) Academic All State teams this season. Hays High senior Lindsey McCurdy finished fourth in the state at the UIL golf signed with Southern Methodist University on a golf scholarship. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN tournament. She has Spring football is alive and well in Hays CISD. Both the Hays and Lehman football programs are working out in anticipation of the fall season. COMING NEXT WEEK: A glimpse into how spring practices have gone for the Lobos and Rebels. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III FARMER Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C Buda, TX 78610 Office: (512) 312-1917 Fax: 312-0688 Email: Monday-Friday, 9am-Spin Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated State Track Contenders: Heading to UT Friday Continued from pc. 1B motivates athletes to perform fix, that is what really matters." Ankle injuries have hindered to go to State," Gallegos said. their best. While tradition fuels the her ability to advance to the The goal at State for Gallegos Ultimately, both athletes Hays pole vaulting duo, Leh- pinnacle of high school track goes beyond simply winning hope to perform well and set man senior high jumper Ari- competition. Yet, sheer deter- and losing. The chance to bet- new personal records. While ana Gallegos is forging a new mination, as well as instruc- ter personal records, as well as winning remains a high goal, path for Lady Lobos athletics, tion from her coaches, has fu- perform on a big stage in her nothingwillreplace the chance Gallegos, who recently signed eled Gallegos. final competitive high school to set new heights, her letter of intent to play bas- "I did not get to finish (the track meet are most impor- "I want to win, but if I can ketball at Crowder College, track season) in my freshman tint. break 12 feet, especially with becomes the first high jumper and sophomore years due to "I really want to break my all of the setbacks I've had, that in school history to reach the injuries," she said. "It is an un- personal record, which is 5'4/' is what will make me the most State level, expected, yet good, surprise." Gallegos said. "I think 1 can proud," Pogue said. "I'm super excited," said Starting in seventh grade easily hit 5'6" if I work hard "I may not win, but I want Gallegos."EspeciallynowthatI helped her progress, enough. All in all, if I can set to place," Gray said. "I want to get to tell everyone that I finally "I never thought I woulda new personal record, that is beat my personal record and fix made it to State." stick with high jump through what matters most to me." anything with my technique. The road for Gallegos has high school. But I'm glad that I All three athletes will be As long as I fix what I need to not always been a smooth one. did. I now get the opportunity competing Friday in Austin. Hays Softball: Advance to Regional Quarters Continued from pc. 1B ing Hays a 7-4 lead they held to two triples and two homeruns the finish. "They tried to switch thingsupon usby in the series, lined a three-run "In our last at bat, we throwing a different pitcher ... We worked home run to left center field, stepped up; we got some big increasing the Rebel lead to hits from our key players. I was all week on the left-handed pitcher. We 8-2 proud ofthewaytheykeptbat- Cedar Park did not go qui- fling," said head coach Aaron did not work much on right-handers in edy in their final at bat, as they Fuller after game one. 'As long loaded the bases with one out. as we have an at-bat, wehavea practice. They tried to throw a kink in our Left fielder Brayden Pinckard chance (to win)." dashed those hopes when she The start to the second game game plan, but it didn't w0rk." snagged a would-be extra-base of the series on Friday was hit, doubling off a runner at nearly identical to the first. -Aaron Fuller, Hays softball coach second to end the game. Once again, the powerful Lady As their playoff run contin- Rebel offense leapt out to a uponusbythrowingadifferent became a pivotal point for ues, unity and teamwork are sizeable lead. The consistency pitcher. However, our kids did a Hays' success. Despite giving key for the Lady Rebels to ad- started with a composed ap- good job adjusting to (Spore)," up six runs in two games, her vance to the next round. proach at the plate, said Fuller."We worked all week ability to get out of trouble kept "We got to keep playing hard "The key for me is relaxing at on the left handed pitcher. We Cedar Park at bay. in practice and we've got to the plate, keeping calm, trust- did not work much on right- "I know that (in game one), stick together as a team," said ing myself and knowing that hinders in practice. They tried they had no idea what to ex- Fuller. "This weekend was a my teammates are relying on to throw a kink in our game pect (of me)," said Leal. 'TLfter great example; when some girls me," said Hays third baseman plan, but it didn't work." the first game, they came out did not produce like they usu- Gaby Albarez, who for the se- The Lady Rebels placed an- strong; I noticed it through the ally do, their teammates were ries went 3 for 7, with two dou- other run on the board in the hits they had. However, I knew there to pick them up." bles and a single, bottom of the fourth. They be- my defense was behind me. I In addition, Fuller said the Hays began game two with gin the inning with back-to- could see that we wanted to need to stay hungry and avoid a single from shortstop Middy back singles from designated win more than they did." Leal, complacency is important. Shannon, who then stole sec- hitter Michelle Pesina and who powered past being struck "I am beyond ready for the ond.AftersecondbasemanAd- Shannon.AfterAddieVayas ad- by a comebacker in game two, next game," said Leal. "I've die Vayas walked, game two's vanced the runners on a field- finished the weekend with nine been waiting for this for a long first run scored offa Cedar Park er's choice, Gonzalez walloped strikeouts, stranding 14 Lady time." fielding error on a pop-fly from an RBI single to right field, Timberwolves. Hays will play Dripping Gonzalez. Shannon scored on scoring Shannon to give Hays "The ability to keep oppos- Springs in a best-of-three play- theLadyTimberwolves mistake a 5-0 lead. However, the mighty ing batters off balance with a off series, beginning on May 10 to give Hays a 1-0 lead. Later in Hays offense struggled to get variety of pitches helped im- at 7:30 p.m. Game two and, if the inning, with two runners the big hit to break the game mensely," Leal said. necessary, game three will be on base, senior right fielder open; something that troubled Cedar Park scored two runs played on Saturday; game two Brayden Pinckard stepped the team all series, via an RBI double from Elder is slated for a noon first pitch, up and delivered a three-run "We got out to a biglead, and in the top of the sixth, but El- with game three following the home run to left field, giving then we coasted through the der was caught in a rundown conclusion of game two if need the Lady Rebs a 4-0 lead. middle innings," said Fuller. between second and third to be. All games will be played at All of the runs were accom- "We had our opportunities, but end the halfinning. Hays coun- Lake Travis High School. plished against right-handed we could not get the big hit." tered with one last show of pitcher Kaitlyn Spore; some- Hays left six batters on the base force in the bottom half of that one who Hays did not expect to paths in game two for a total of inning. With two runners on face against in the series. 15 for the series, base, Gonzalez, who went 6 for "They tried to switch things The pitching of Sarah Leal 8 at the plate with eight RBIs, Hank is a 2-year-old male Moraine Cat iS a 97year-01d : Rat Terrier/MiX This sweetie male Manx/Mixl She can be a loves to be around people, iitt!e shy at first; but given some would love to s~ on your !ap she w! Come around~ daylong: His calm and loving Once she gets to know you~ personality makes him the she would love to spend all day perfect candidate for any type next to you: stop by and see of ~me: is a non, profit; no,kill shelter operated pdmadly on donations and adoptions! 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