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+ AD ff Live Oak Academy principal, honor grad give graduates words of advice. - Page 3B HaysFreePress.com June 5, 2013 * Page 1B an earns BY MOSES LEOS III selected as award recipients cord of 161 set by Jacob Urea, moses@haysfreepress.com this season, by recording 201 strikeouts Guiding the Lobo baseball on the season. team was pitcher Hunter Leh- The Lobo softball team A year of improvement by man, who earned the 27-4A equally had an improved sea- the Lehman baseball and 2013 Most Valuable Player son under first year coach Bill softball teams culminated of the Year award. Lehman, Holmes. The Lady Lobos fin- in eleven players earning a who signed to play with the ished the year 13-20, 5-9 in place in the 27-4A All-District Blinn College Buccaneers27-4A play; a far cry from the Awards. and was named to the Texas 4-15, 2-9 record in the 2012 Lobo baseball saw a stellar High School Coaches All-season. yearofplayunderhead coach Star Team, held a 7-1 record, Highlighting the Lady Lo- Toby Robinson, with the team with 97 strikeouts and a 1.47 bus' season was a hard fought compiling a 14-15 overall re- earned run average in 2013. 3-2 road win over eventual cord, 6-8 in 27-4A play. Five In addition, Lehman broke second place Lockhart on Lobos baseball players were the Lobo career strikeout re- March 19. LEHMAN ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS: BASEBALL District 27-4A MVP--Hunter Lehman, Sr. SECOND TEAM: Justin Penney, Jr--Pitcher Jacob Urea, Sr.--Outfield Mario Garza, Jr.--Shortstop SOFTBALL SECOND TEAM: Jessica Gonzalez, Sr.--Outfield Clarissa Rayos, Fr.--Outfield Alexis Trotter, Jr.--Infield HONORABLE M Angel Cruz, So. ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Hunter Lehman ALL-ACADEMIC Micah Tambur Alexis Trotter Jacob Urea Clarissa Rayos Justin Penney Kynslee Noriega, Fr. one "ay 17, 2013.8:06 p.m. Most people look at .the date and brush it off completely. Maybe they went to a movie, perhaps a restaurant, or did nothing at all. However, the moment in time means so much m6re to the play- ers and coaching staff of the Hays ttigh Lady Rebel softball team. Their state championship run over the past weekend may not have transpired without it. On this night, the Lady Rebels went through a program defining, and eventual state title defining moment. Ironically, the moment occurred in a loss; yet the loss was one that should have heralded their exit from the playoffs. At 8:06 p.m. on May 17, Corpus Christi Moody centerfielder Kayla Serrato smashed a walk-off, two- run RBI down the left field line in game two of the regional semifi- nals. The 4-2 Moody victory forced a decisive third game in that series. Up until that point, everything seemed to be going the way of the Lady Rebels. One month earlier, Hays clinched the 27-4A crown - a feat the program had not accom- plished in nearly a decade. Hays carried the momentum into the playoffs, dispatching San See FROM THE SIDELINES, pg. 2B PHOTO BY ANGELIE JUANEZA Former Lobo is a tennis contender John Taylor Martin, a 2011 graduate of Lehman High School, and member of the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor varsity tennis team, earned Second Team ASC All-West Division honors in men's singles tennis. In 2013, John completed his sophomore year as a Business-Economics major at UMHB. BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com After a lengthy postseason run, eight members of the Hays High Rebel baseball team earned All-District honors over the weekend. Hays finished 2013 with a 22-10 mark, going 9-5 in District 27-4A. The Rebels' ef- forts during the season aided them in earning WOODMANSEE a share of the district rifle with Alamo Heights and Kerrville Tivy During their postseason run, the Rebels fought through to the regional semifinal round, where eventual State Tournament participant Corpus Christi Moody eliminated them in a 6-1 loss. Hays also reached a milestone, advancing to the regional semifinal round for only the fourth time in program history. Highlighting Hays' progression in the postseason was pitcher Tyler Woodmansee, who played a pivotal role in keeping the Rebels in reach late in games. The key game for the Rebels this year was game two of the regional quarterfinals against Schertz Clem- ens. Clemens entered the bottom of the seventh with a 4-0 lead, on the verge of forcing a third game. The Rebels fought back in the bot- tom of the seventh, rallying to score five runs in their final at-bat to defeat the See HAYS BASEBALL, pg. 2B enges to conquer COURTESY PHOTO SUBMITTED REPORT Kyle, Buda and Austin, as well ing from the previous night's as a few members of the Ha~,s lock-in, the Titans played After going undefeated in and Lehman soccer teams,three men short. the South Texas Youth Soc- travelled to San Antonio and But the team persevered, cer Association last fall, the Houstononconsecutiveweek- taking a 1-0 lead by the time Hays Titan select soccer team ends to claim the title,the athletes from the lock-in wanted a higher level of com- On the weekend of May 4,arrived. The Titans won the petition, the team played in the West- game on Sunday, advancing to They found it: the team ern District competition in the Championship Weekend. moved up to the Division II San Antonio. However, with Lehman High School's level, playing in the Under- 19 the Lehman soccer team lock- prom, scheduled for May 11, (U19) bracket. Normally, such in on May 4, the team had to conflicted with the soccer a move is nothing new for se- play without two of its start- games scheduled for 9:15 a.m. lect soccer programs, ers. on both Saturday and Sunday But for a group of players The squad won their Satur- that weekend. between the ages of 16 and day game, though two play- Some players opted to 18, who only compete on rec- ers were injured. One player make the trip to Houston reational soccer leagues with unknowingly suffered a col- four times, in order to attend the Hays Youth Soccer Asso- lapsed lung and a broken rib, the Lehman prom, as well as ciation, it was a big deal. which landed him in the hos- make both State Champion- Despite the difference in pital for a week. ship games. age, the Hays Titan soccer The second game in the Despite some rocky situ- team pulled together to win Western District tournament ations, the Titans won the the State Championship. was at 8 a.m. the next morn- South Texas Cup State Cham- The team, with players from ing. With players still arriv- pionship. ADWARE SPYWARE MALWARE VIRUSES On-Site Removal (requires broadband intemet access) COM Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 Mfr. Rebates Available to Previous Owners 468-4451 122 Main Street Downtown Buda at the traffic light Open every day 295-6008 FARMERS Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT HEALTH 251 N. 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