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Page 2B SPORI'S + Hays Free Press July 3, 2013 COURTESY PHOTO Pony baseball team Hustles to Pony Elite World Series The Texas Hustle 9U Pony Baseball team is headed to Richland Hills July 9-14 to participate in the Pony Elite World Series. The team, coached by Zachary Gilmore, Chuck Spradling and Earl Anderson, won with no losses the Pony Elite Directors Tournament, which was recently held at the North Hays Optimist fields near Kyle. Members of the Texas Hustle include (back row, left to right) Coach Zachary Gilmore, Brasen Calaway, Matthew Cagle, Selvin Anderson, Coach Earl Anderson, Cooper Doss, Garrett Stevens, Coach Chuck Spradling, Colby Gold, Mason Loep, (front row, left to right) Zachary Spradling, Daniel Hall, Matthew Banda, Joshua Prado, Marcos Villasana, and Zayne Gilmore. 1 ,C,iN(; ()R'[' ()DONTt CS 33t0 B FM 967, STE #Al10 Eluda, Texas 78610 Near the COmer of FM 152 wd 967 512-523-8680 We are now exclusively in Buda to accommodate your orthodontic needs, Tyler Woodmansee Granger Studdard Hunter Lehman David Null Athletic Honors: Accolades still coming in on softball, baseball Continued from pg. 1B In baseball, two Hays Rebels and one Lehman Lobo player earned All-Central Texas hon- ors from the Austin American- Statesman. Hays' TylerWoodmansee and Granger Studdard earned First Team All-Cen Tex honors for their work in the 2013 season. Lehman pitcher Hunter Lehman was named as Second Team All Cen-Tex for his per- formance with the Lobos. In addition, Hays base- ball coach David Null was named as the 2013 Central Texas Coach of the Year by the Statesman. Null's award helps Hays sweep the baseball and soft- ball coach of the year honors, as Fuller was named as the Central Texas softball coach of the year earlier this month. New Lobo Quarterbaclc Schilhab up to the challenge Continued from pg. 1 B around with teammates and just have fun." Such mentality helped Schilhab put up strong num- bers in two games he played last year. Schilhab threw for 221 yards, 128 of which were in the Lobos' season finale against Clemens. The leadership of the Lobos now falls upon Schilhab's shoulders. He got his first glimpse of the life of a starter during spring practice. His even keeled approach at the line of scrimmage helped the team progress under second year head coach Todd Raymond. "Spring practice was really good this year," Schilhab said. "We got the chance to install more of Coach [Raymond's] offense. We had a better idea of what to do; we were not lost." Working out with the team during the summer also has paid off dividends. To ensure the Lobos are fit for the upcoming season, the coaching staff employs a cross-fit mentality with a more intense workout regi- men. All of this helped Schilhab realize just how far he has come from his football days at Simon Middle School. "When I started at quarter- back for Simon, I could barely get the snap from center," he said. "Now, I can read and react to different coverage schemes, as well as adjust to the game more efficiently." Schilhab has his sights on his next goal: instilling belief in the Lobos football program. "We want to win; we want to show everyone we can be successful at Lehman," Schilhab said. "Our goal is to go out there this season, and win games. I believe we can. I think we will surprise some people." Three of a Kind Continued from pg. 1B been transcendent; their game has been world-class. To some, their game is downright boring. Say what you will. The fact of the matter is the Big Three for the San Antonio Spurs are a group which consistently gets the job done. However, two weeks ago, they did not. Perhaps that thought is the most damag- ing. In all three of the titles won with Ginobili, Duncan and Parker at the helm, the Spurs have always had a penchant to get the job done. They used their youthful exuberance and high-intensity style of play to push past the New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons and the Cleve- land Cavaliers. But in the series with the Miami Heat, I saw a much dif- ferent group. For most the Finals series, the Big Three showed their age. They showed a vulnerabil- ity many had not seen before. Gone was the youth they held when they were winning titles and conquering the bas- ketball world. Instead, they only showed glimpses of their former great- ness. Bythe end of the series, it just seemed they ran out of gas. The relative youth of the Miami Heat proved too much to overcome. Now, the team has arrived at a crossroads. For the past few seasons, the Spurs have done a tremendous job of squeezing every bit they could from the Big Three. However, it seems they now must prepare themselves for life after Duncan, Ginobili and Parker. Thus far, the franchise has done a fairly adequate job of finding the next wave of Spurs superstars. Leonard has proven to be a scoring asset, along with a defensive stalwart. Tiago Splitter has the size to con- tend with the big men in the middle. Danny Green has the smooth touch from beyond the three point arc, something he showed with gusto during the Finals. All they need is just time to develop. They need the guid- ance. I truly believe the Big Three's next challenge will be to mold the next group behind them. Such is the toughest thing to realize. It is hard to say if the Big Three can make one or two more title runs before the pro- verbial window closes. I would not put it past them. However, if this is the last time we see the Big Three on Finals stage, all I can say is this: Thank you. Thank you Manu, Tony and Tim for taking all of us on one last thrilling ride. We all just wish we could have seen everyone ride off into the sunset, with the Larry O' Brien trophy in hand. Ethel is a 2 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She has lived her whole life in a shelter. She likes other dogs and would make a great companion for one! She is currently waiting for her forever home here at the shelter! I Tasha is a big beautiful girl! She is a 4 year old, black and white, domestic short hair. She loves to play and doesn't mind other cats. Tasha's adoption fee is $25.00 now until Sunday! Come by the shelter to meet her! PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 512 268-1611 All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. sponsored by Tow00 & COUNTRY |00TERINARY Bill Selman, DVM Kayley OFoole, DVM Committed to your pet's health since 1978. 6300 FM 1327 (East of I35 and Creedmoore) Austin, TX 78747 512-385-0486