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+ ESSAY WINNERS Chapa students write about the importance of water. - Page 3B HaysFreePress.q May 31,2017 Page 1B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Lehman High girls head soccer coach Nauri Garcia (right), stands next to assistant girls soccer coach Michael Banning during the program's 2015 alumni soccer match played at Lobo Field. Late last week, Garcia announced he was stepping down as the Lehman girls head soccer coach. Garcia served as Lehman girls soccer coach ever since the campus opened~its doors in 2004. ! BY MOSES LEOS III For the first time in program history, the Lehman High girls soccer team will be searching for a new head coach. On Friday, longtime Lobo head girls "If you are lucky enough to continue to play a sport, embrace it ... Doors that close will always lead to something new." -Nauri Garcia, former Lady Lobo soccer coach soccer coach Nauri Facebook page, saying championships, and Garcia announced his the position of head had 13 athletes sign to resignation as the team's soccer coach was a continue their playing leader. Garcia confirmed "dreamcome true." careers in college. to the Hays Free Press he "I have met and Last season, the Lady would remain as a PE worked with some Lobos struggled to a instructor at Hemphill amazing people that will 2-12-3 mark. Elementary. remain in my heart," Garcia said on his Garcia had served as Garcia said. Facebook page he loved the Lehman girls soccer During his tenure, the lessons "the sport head coach ever since the Lady Lobos soccer of soccer continues to the school first opened team won 123 games teach me." its doors in 2004. and reached the playoffs "If you are lucky Garcia made the seven times. The enough to continue to announcement of his program also notched resignation on his two bidistrict playoff NAURI GARCIA, 2B BY MOSES LEOS III Hard hits highlighted the Hays Rebels' final spring practice, which was held in front of fans at Shelton Stadium May 25. Neal LaHue, Hays Rebel head football coach, said the team had "great effort" on both sides of the ball during a controlled scrimmage. "I was very happy. We came out of (spring practice) relatively healthy. I was excited about the last spring scrimmage," LaHue said. The final practice concluded a spring in which the Rebels conducted a lot of live scrimmaging, LaHue said. The live scrimmages included the team's running backs, as well as quarterbacks. The result was players improving on their tackling and blocking skills. He said the drills also aided the quarterbacks in obtaining a better feel in the pocket. "We made them have to make plays with their feet, and not just with their arms," LaHue said. The drills also gave the Rebels a chance to improve their physical FOOTBALL, 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS Ill Hays CISD to the 25,6A All District baseball team After a season that culminat- ed in a playoff appearance, the Hays Rebel baseball team had nine athletes make the cut as selections to the 25-6A all district baseball team. Senior catcher Cole Irby led the way by earn- ing offensive MVP honors in 2017. Lobo shortstop Braden Sullins led the three Lehman athletes on the list. Offensive MVP Cole Irby, Hays FIRST TEAM Pitcher Weston Wolf, Hays Shortstop Clayton Cathey, Hays Braden Sullins, Lehman Outfield Tristan Peevey, Hays Utility Erique Hernandez, Hays First base Courteney Curry, Lehman SECOND TEAM Pitcher Aidan Martinez, Hays Second base Ben Gettig, Lehman HONORABLE MENTION Pitcher Jacob Trujillo, Hays Designated Hitter Elijah Saldana, Hays First base Luis Delgado, Hays ALL-DISTRICT SOFTBALL, 2B Repu ta t, n Is No 3 great locations near you: Austin Dripping Springs Kyle 11740 Manchaca Rd. 3990 Highway 290 21681 IH-35 292-1060 894-3888 262-101: Check the status of your vehicle online! E. i ilIi i!