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Page 2B SPORTS Edward Jones MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING + I .q Hays Free Press May 15, 2013 lit ...... I / Abou % ..... I J .... Thyme BY MOSES LEOS III of the players and their talents "For the first time since I've going into his senior year. in helping the team succeed been here, we had a team that "I can't wait (for next year)," moses@haysfreepress.com this year. truly cared for one another," Torres said. "This is a collective award, he said. "That to me is what I Equally impressive was Gar- The Lehman boys soccer Anything [ get is entirely col- will carry most from this year. cia, who raised eyebrows dur- team ended two months ago, ]ective," said Sansom. "From That everyone bought into this ing his freshman campaign but the accolades keep rolling, the administration, which at- team." this season. Four Lobos players and two ]owed me to form this group, "We all worked hard to get "To me, it means that ] am coaches received high honors to the kids, who have done this team in the right direc- playingwel],andthatlneedto last week for helping Lehman what I've always asked. There tion," Sansom said. keep going," said Garcia. "It's a win its first team district title in are many parts that make this Also receiving accolades this good prize and I am proud of school history, team great." week were junior Goalkeeper it." The Lobos soccer team The coaches reminisced onMikey Torres and freshmanGarcia, who scored 22 goals swept the Region W Coach the 2013 season, which saw the Forward Diego Garcia. Both on the year, will work on im- and Assistant Coach of the Lobos finish with a program players were named to the 2013 proving his strength as he goes Year honors, as head coach Jay best record of 19-2-1. They UIL 4A All State list as honor- into the offseason. Still, he and Sansom and assistant coach said they also understood how able mentions, his teammates continue to Ramez Antoun earned thosemuch the season meant to the Tortes, who started the sea- hold memories of the fantastic titles, respectively. Both were overall success of the program, son as the third string goalten- season that was. honored by the nomination"This was a big season, as der this year, was humbled by "Our goal was to go further from their peers, yet under- it got the monkey off of our the honor, than last year," said Garcia. stand how much the team backs," Antoun said. "Win- "To me, it means that I have "We knew we had the team to helped them gain this award, ning a district championship done my job. It also means that do it, so we worked hard to get "Honestly, it is a team award, was huge, as was making it to I have built up my abilities to there." This is more of a team accom- the third round of the playoffs; be a sound keeper," Torres said. Also receiving recognition plishment," said Antoun. "You both were something that had "I will definitely work on get- are not going to be recognized not been done before." ring better for next year." if your team doesn't play well." In addition, Antoun lauded In addition, Torres aims to Sansom seconded his assis- the cohesive effort from all the work on his quickness in goal, tant coach, praising the effort players, as well as communication skills Football Preview Continued from pg. 1B were senior defenseman Vic- tor Bravo and senior forward i Eli Guajardo, both of whom garnered First Team All-Re- gion honors. At Lehman, the 2013 spring scratched the surface of it," the Lehman football team to theydo." workout session has been used said Raymond. "It also allows become more cohesive. Both teams now prepare to refine the game plan of sec- us to work faster, as well as "Everybody is doing a great for the home stretch of spring ondyearheadcoachToddRay- improve our physicality and job, getting their work done workouts. Lehman will con- mend. mental toughness. Our kids are and playing smart," said ju- clude with a Spring Game on "For us, it's to fine tune responding and are working nior running back Brett Wag- May21 at dp.m. and understand our offense, hard." ner. "Everyone is getting bet- Hays has a tentatively Last year, we felt that we only Spring workouts also allow ter, faster and stronger in what planned scrimmage on May 24. State Track Results Continued from pg. 1B makes me a better vaulter." Gray also exclaimed high praise for Taylor, saying that she was an "inspiration" towards her rtm to a Silver medal. "I am thankful to have (Tay- lor) in the competition this year. She's a great jumper" said Gray. "She pushed me to do better. The adrenaline of staying in competition with her helped me reach my heights." The support both of the Hays vaulters had for each other helped them perform on the big stage as well. "We were the only pole vault- ing team in 4A that had two par- ticipants," she said. "It was help- ful to have Rebekah there to talk with. We helped each other out, talking about any concerns or fears we may have had." While Gray missed out on hit- ting 13', she aims to workhard in the offseason in hopes of"break- ing Taylor's record" of 13' 8". Gray and Pogue were equally grateful at the support they re- ceived. fema e Kai Keb MN:whe en oys Domestic Sh0rt~ir Mix: He is ramb6fictibuS pa~6 and~ well }~ ~Y fa~iiY ~b~idg, Tora ...... d0es great; ~ith ;~~er ;d@s, but C u elter operated ........ pd~aN~ 0n don=ions and adoptions : : Plea~ ~sii pawsshelter.b~ : : ::::: spay/neutered ~i~hi~ped and dewo~, ; Pets of the Week ,ponsored by "I did not finish last, which her from vaulting at her best at Grays performance had most was really good," she said. "I Myers Stadium. of the State Meet in a buzz on wanted to place a little higher, "During practice, the painFriday. but I'm just glad that I got to be was somewhat tolerable," Pogue Entering the competition, the there. It was fun and I enjoyed said. "However, when the meet sophomore was eager to com- myself." began, the pain was really bad. pete with the best in the State. Gallegos finished in seventh It was horrible when I sprinted One of her main goals was at- place, hitting a height of 5'2". down the runway." tempting to break her own per- She finishes the season as the While the injury hampered sonal record. first Lehman high jumper to her quest to medal, Pogue was Little did Gray expect to con- reach the UIL State Meet. excited to have performed at the tend with elite vaulters, eventu- Later in the afternoon, the State Meet. ally winning the Silver medal, tandem of sophomore pole "Overall, it was a great experi- hitting a height of 12' 9". vaulters from Hays took to the ence, even if I didn't get to vault "It was awesome to accom- stage. Both Rebekah Pogue and my best," Pogue said. "It was re- plish what I did," Gray said. "I Meagan Gray were eager to up- ally exciting." was not expecting to place this hold the tradition of Rebel pole Learning from the seasonedyear; my hope was to go out vaulters at the State Meet. In ad- vaulters provided a plethora of there and do my best. It felt dition, both were the youngest learning experience for the up- amazing to stand on the po- pole vaulters in Class 4A, going and-coming vaulter, dium." up against seasoned jumpers. "It was cool to see the older One of the mitigating factors However, an injury suffered gifts jump. They were all very in Gray's successful meet was a few days prior to the meet good," said Pogue. the weather. She attributed her hindered the performance of The prowess of State Chain- success to the passing of the big Pogue, who finished in' ninth pion Lakan Taylor, who broke rainstorm on Friday moming. place, the State pole vaulting height "Iamthankfulthattheweath- During a practice vaultingrecord of 13'8" made the most er cleared up by the time our session at the Lone Star Pole impact, competition began," said Gray. Vault academy, Pogue landed "Taylor was amazing; what Performing alongside sea- awkwardly on the mat, incur- she did was insane," Pogue said. soned vaulters also proved to ring an injury to her foot. She "What she did will push me to be a large factor in her run to a later discovered she suffered a reach those heights. She was medal. hairline fracture as a result of awesome." "I liked to be pushed by ath- the fall. Pogue finished the State Meet lete~ that are better than me," The pain of the injury kept with a height of l0'-6".Gray said. "That experience Hays Softball Continued from pg. 1B them. One of her successful at- of the game on a fielder's choice history, the team once again tempts, where she stole second to short, asVayas was too quick took another step into the re- base in the fifth inning, helped for the shortstop to make a cord books. the Lady Rebels earn insur- play. "It's incredible to make his- ance runs to pull them away for Overall, Fuller was proud of tory two years in a row," said good. his team's continued tenacity at Ramsey. "Last year, we were so Shannon reached first base the plate, even when Needham excited to make it to the third on an error with one out in had control, round. This year, we wanted the fifth. After she stole second "Brandi (Needham) is great - to make history again. We are base, Vayas immediately fol- she's a Division I pitcher. It'ssay- now ready to make it to the next lowed with a line drive that was ing a whole lot about our hitters round, with the ultimate goal of slapped to straightaway cen- to stay in there at bat after at bat making it to State." terfield. The force of the hit al- and battle all night," said Fuller. Fuller seconded that senti- lowed Dripping Springs' center "It speaks volumes for our hit- ment. fielder Bailey Kennedy to make ters' competitive mentality'at "We are not finished; this a throw to home plate, in order the plate. We knew it was going team is not finished. We have to cut off Shannon, who was to be tough to score runs. We worked too hard and come too rounding third. However, Ken- did whatever it took to scratch far to stop now," said Fuller. nedy's throw was off line, going them across." "Making it this far is a huge ac- all the way to the back stop. The Not lost on the team was the compllshment and I am proud error allowed Shannon to score, historic significance of the win. of these girls. However, we still with Vayas moving up to third. A year after advancing to the have a ways to go to get where Ramsey scored the final rtm furthest round in Hays softball we want to be." "I'd like to thank the coaches, family and friends who sup- ported us at State," said Gray. 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