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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press May 22, 2013 Lehmans'. Lehman signs with Blinn Buccaneers On May 4, Lehman pitcher Hunter Lehman signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Blinn Buccaneers. During his three-year career in a Lobo uniform, Lehman struck out 201 batters, breaking the previous record of 16t set by Jacob Sendejo. In his senior season, Lehman compiled a 7-1 record, with a 1.48 ERA and 97 strikeouts. Joining Lehman during his signing day were (back, I-r) Select Coach Clay Jessee, Assistant Coach Nathan Brewer; (front, I-r) father Julius Lehman, signer Hunter Lehman, mother Laura Lehman, and Coach Toby Robinson. Its / Abou ' . ! Thyme ............ ...... ............ PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Hays' McSpadden signs to run with Dallas Baptist Hays High School Cross Coun- try and long-distance track run- ner Ryan McSpadden capped off his high school career May 6 by signing his National Letter of Intent to run for Dallas Baptist University. During his career, McSpadden earned All-District in Cross Country for the past two years, qualifying for Region and finishing 19th (out of 179) in this year's Region Meet. During the 2013 track season, Ryan finished with personal bests in all three of his events, including the 800 (2:01), 1600 (4:34), and 3200 (10:08). Ryan was joined by his parents, Raymond and Dianne McSpadden. Fittstown, OK 74842 3om Channel Catfish, Bass, Hybrid Bluegill, Redear Bream, Coppernose Bluegill, Fathead Minnows, Black Crappie and Triploid Grass Carp are now available for pond & lake stocking. A permit and 10 days are required for the purchase of Triploid Grass Carp. D~ry will be THURSDAY, MAY 30TU at the oak ~ Station between 11 aim, and i2 p,m., 9120 Hwy 290 West. We furnish hauling containers! Live delivery guaranteed! Discounts/ special deliveries on large orders! Turtle traps, fish feeders, fish traps! Decorative fountains, aerators, windmill aerators! Vegetation control, pond fertifizers and floating docks! To place an order or for more information, call one of our consultants Monday-Saturday at 8-433-2950 or e-mail sales@dunnsfishfarm.com M-F, 7am-6pm; Sat, 8am-Spin CST 1-800-433-2950 Fax 1-580-777-2899 www.d unnsfis hfarm.com PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Ultimate Frisbee: Fast-paced contact without pads Continued from pg. 1B thespeedandagilityofsoccer, the goals makes the sport fall into I've ran into a couple of peo- that point. In the first year, the precision of lacrosse, the physi- the football category." ply," said junior Jacob Dotterer. kids played a little bit soft against cality of football and the men- While the sport involves a lot "We've done flips and people us," said Gardner. "They took it tal quickness of rugby. During a of athletic ability, a background have been blindsided. It can get easy when they saw the Frisbee game, players toss the Frisbee in athletics is not necessary to pretty intense." in the air and the teacher going down field to teammates, stop- excel in Ultimate, though pry- While there is alearning curve after it. When they realized that ping when they catch the disk. vious team sports experience to Ultimate, Norton said stu- wewere not going to take it easy, They must transfer the disk to doesn't hurt. But Norton says a dents are quick to pick it up. theystartedtoplaymoreaggres- anotherteammatebeforemoving diverse group of students loyally "It takes a some time to learn sively." again, or lose possession, follow the club. little nuances of it; that's the hard For Gardner and other teach- Once the disk is in the air, it is 'Alot of these kids are athletic, part," said Hays student Taylor ers, the ability to work with stu- flee game. Players are encour- but they are not that much into Herselman. "Once you under- dents and witness their achieve- aged to leap as high as they can team sports. They don't involve stand the rules, you get it. That's ments outside of the classroom to acquire the disk. The goal of themselves in team comped- the transition. Once you learn it, element is important. the game is similar to scoring a tion," Norton said. 'A third of you can keep going with it. You "You can see kids make touchdowninfootball-tothrow them are into sports, but not can pick it up quickly. No one is progress every single year. Ev- the disk into an end zone, with a football or baseball, with the ri- bad out here." cry week, you see someone do teammate catching it before it gldityit entails. This is for people Norton said students also something (on the field) they goes out of bounds, that like to run hard, but do not pick up the notion that everyone have never done before. It's the "Ultimate Frisbee falls some- like as much structure."is equal on the Ultimate field, same rush you get out of teach- where between soccer and foot- Intenseplayfollowsthis sport, Teachers, like English Depart- ing," Gardner said. "It is great ball. You move like you do in as the students fly down the ment Head Chris Gardner, point to see somebody do something soccer, but you do not have the field, jostling for position and, out that the teacher/student and get it, especially when they breaks that you would in foot- occasionally, knockingeach mentality is gone once the disk did not expect it. It's the same ball," Norton said. "The fact that other down. is in the air. kind of 'flashing lightbuib' me- you have end zones instead of "I'm not ashamed to say that "It took a little while to get to ment you see in the classroom." Hays Softball: Friday, Saturday games next stop Continued from pg. 1B Then the trouble began. Until that point, Hays had gone 21 and 2/3 innings with- out conceding a run. That streak ended when Moody left fielder Catherine Barrera dou- bled to the right center field gap, scoring a run to cut the Hays lead to 2-1. One batter later, Jessica Mendez flied to left field. Traci Green, who made near- ly every catch the entire series, saw the ball pop out of her glove, scoring Barrera to tie the game. After two sur- rendered walks by Leal, Moody had the bases loaded for Ser- rato, who drove in a two-run RBI single to give Moody a 4-2 win. The 30-min- ' ute intermission between games was somber. Head coach Aaron Fuller helped the team regain its composure. "I told them great teams, championship teams, have speed bumps like this," Fuller said. 'Any championship is not easy; you have to fight for it. Great teams have to overcome this." Hays fell into a 1-0 hole in the first inning then countered with runs in the first and sec- ond innings to take a 2-1 lead. Moody tied the game in the third, but Hays continued to batty, taking a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, highlighted by a Moody batters to reach base, "It's unbelievable the fight StateTournamentatMcCombs scoring three runs in the pro- these kids have and it's all Field in Austin are now on the cess. With one out and the through the lineup," said Full- horizon. In their way stands an bases loaded, Fuller halted yr. "They refuse to lose. I am so equally determined Leander shortstop play and talked with his ace proud of them." team. pitcher. Despite Moody attempted one last"We are ready for the next her fatigue and rally, getting runners on first round. We are pumped and '11 knew my the Lady Tro-and second with one out, but ready to make it to state," said jans' successLeal forced two consecutive Shannon. defense was against her, pop ups to end the series. For Leal, it is all about taking Fuller decided Leal complimentedthe things one at a time. behind me. to keep Leai in Moody offense. For us, we take things one the game. "They came out so alive [all step at a time," Leal~ said. We did a '3 asked her,series long], f definitely give "That's our motto- one pitch 'how do you props to (Moody) and their at a time, one inning at a time. i ii iliii ii il iiilil i / ! i ; Lucy is big and beautiful! ThallO iS quite the handsome I She is a 5 year oid catahouia feil0w, He is a sleek b ack I triple fromPinckard, advantage going into the final goingto do whatever it takes to and white; By the fifth inning, fatigue inning, get the job done." He~oUld ovet0fndhiSn:ew took its toll. Hays' Leal, who Fuller was proud of the way The job is not done for the forever home soon! P!ease pitched all 21 innings of the his team battled back from ad- Lady Rebels, according to c0meandmeetNmatlhe series, allowed the first seven versity. Fuller. Dreams of reaching the All: animals are fut!y vaccinationed spay/neUteredi miciOchi~ped and deWorm~ pa, fantastic job of that. I am so proud of my girls." -Sarah Leal, pitcher for Hays High Lady Rebels softball feel,' and shehitting," Leal said. "I knew my said, 'I feel fine.' defense was behind me. We When you have did a fantastic job of that. I am a player that soproudofmygirls." tells you 'I want Hays' seniority and experi- the ball', youence played a role in the team's don't take thewin. ball out of their "We all were a little down hands," Fuller [after game two]. Between said. games, we talked and told Leal'scon- ourselves, 'Forget about the fidence in her game. This is now a one game ability, as wellseries,'" Ramsey said."We talk- as her teammates in the field, ed, picked each other up and kept her going, rallied around each other to "I told myself that I was go- come back and get the win." ing to get through this. I knew The memory of 2012'S dis- that I could get through this," appointing loss in the Region- Leal said. al Quarterfinal motivated the The Lady Rebel offense be- team to pull through. gan to battle back against an "Anything great, anything equally tired Martinez. Hays worth fighting for is not going scored a run in the fifth to to come easy. Our kids have close the Moody gap at 5-4. put in the work and put in the The breakthrough occurred in time since we got knocked out the sixth, last year," Fuller said. "We've With two outs and two had these goals and aspira- Lady Rebels on base, Shan- tions for over a year. To get non stepped up to the plate knocked down and get back and delivered a bases clearing up time after time, it's gratify- RBI double, giving Hays a 6-5 ing to know that these kids are If we do that, we'll be fine. Hays will play Leander in a best of three game series. The first game of the series starts at 7 p.m. on Friday. 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