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+ il; Hays Free Press July 16, 2014 SPORTS Page 2B strength analgesic creme for temporary relief from: Joint and Muscle soreness Arthritis Back aches Channel Catfish, Bass, Hybrid Bluegill, Redear Bream, Coppernose Bluegill, Fathead Minnows, Black Crappie and Triploid Grass Carp are available for pond & lake stocking. 10 days notice and permit required for the purchase of Triploid Grass Carp. PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III Kyle Invaders prepare for attack Football players ages four to 12 laced up their cleats and took to Lobo Field to participate in the Kyle Invaders Football Camp, which was held July 14-16. The coaching staff from the Invaders took campers through various agility and strength drills, while also teaching various techniques and fundamentals of the game. New Coaches Continued from pg. 1 B 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 fertilizers and floating docks! .:::~il}}~::~::}~iii~.:~; .... L()NG ORTHODONT[(]S 3310 B FM 967, STE #Al10, Buda, Texas 78610 Near the corner of FM 1626 and 967 We are now exclusively in Buda to accommodate your orthodontic needs. 512-523-8680 June he was leaving to join the New Braunfels Canyon coaching staff as an as- sistant. "[Baker and Antoun] are going to split those duties up," Raymond said. Under Sansom's guid- ance last year, the Lobo soccer team made an ap- pearance in the bi-district round of the playoffs. Lehman High also filled its softball head coaching vacancy, Raymond said Monday. Markita Adams become the next head softball coach at Lehman High. Adams' background as a high school and collegiate softball player and coach was a deciding factor, ac- cording to Raymond. She Hill take over a program that is fresh off its best season in program history. Under Bill Holmes, the Lady Lobos finished 18-13 last year, which saw the team reach the playoffs for the first time ever. However, head coach Bill Holmes stepped down after the season, citing "She is a go-getter. She has a strong personality and she is energetic and excitable. That's what our girls need." - Todd Raymond, Lehman athletic coordinator, on new coach Markita Adams health reasons. Raymond hopes Adams' personality resonates with the team. "She is a go-getter. She has a strong personality and she is energetic and excitable," Raymond said. "That's what our girls need." Continued from pg. 1B from the Cavaliers stirred so much controversy. To his credit, James didn't have another tele- vised circus to announce his latest move. Strangely enough, though, James and Heat were a perfect fit for one another. His iconic, larger than life status fit well with a city that can absorb that notoriety. But James' choice to prematurely terminate his contract following Miami's loss to San Antonio in the NBA Finals is oddly coin- cidental. It was during the 2014 Finals run that the Heat struggled. Dwayne Wade didn't look as fresh as he did last year. Chris Ander- son didn't come through in the clutch. Chris Bosh faded into the shadows. One could make the claim that the Heat were destined for a rough patch next season. And because of that, James seemingly decided to make his triumphant exit. He didn't seem Hilling to roll with the punches. It's that mentality that bothers me the most about our current sports culture. Make no mistake, though, winning should always be at the forefront of an athlete's mind. It's what separates the good from the great ones. At what point, however, Hill we make athletes ac- countable for their foibles? How will athletes get bet- ter if they don't learn from their failures/ For James, it seems he's unwilling to do just that. It's one of the reasons why I'm hesitant to bestow the "greatest" title to him right now, That could very well change. Maybe his return to his hometown team Hill foster a renewed mentai- it)/. Maybe his mea culpa (and it's a big mea culpa) Hill raise him to the ranks of the Tim Duncan's or the Wilt Chamberlains of the basketball world. Or, we could be talking about James' next stop when his contract expires in two years. Cavalier fans should rejoice. Their team just hit the lottery once again. But I won't be surprised if more LeBron James jer- seys are tossed in the trash in the future. Shelton's House Continued from pg. 1B Field. "That game did so much to bring the community together," Shelton said. "I thought it meant a lot." Rebel Field soon be- came the meeting place for Kyle and Buda resi- dents in 1969. All were together in their solidar- ity to support the Rebels, even during Hays' early struggles. Between 1968 and 1973. Hays went 23- 36-1. By the mid-1970s the t,eam's luck changed. Starting with a 7-3 1974 campaign, the Rebels soon found success. Hays claimed its first district title in 1976. "That was a big year for us," Shelton said. As the team improved, the stadium and fan base also grew. From a humble 2,000-seat stadium, Rebel Field expanded to seat nearly twice that number by the 1980s. By the 1990s and into the 2000s, Shelton Sta- dium housed over 7,000 fans, with nary a seat to be found on the old home bleachers. Changes started to occur in the early 2000s. Shelton Stadium underwent a year long renovation in 2002. That allowed for the stadium to increase capacity to 8,600 fans. The stadium also gained a major face lift. A multilevel press box was built on the east side of "Buda and Kyle were always bitter enemies. It was hard to get the community together to support a team." -Bob Shelton on the consolidation of Buda and Kyle higtl schools the stadium, the changes that have Change came again in happened, losing the 2007, when Lehman High grass surface meant the began to play football, most to the Shelton. While the towns of "I felt like when we Buda and Kyle were had a grass field, we had divided again, both a big advantage playing schools were able to find at home. What's funny ways to share Shelton is when we put [in] the Stadium. It's a feat both turf, we lost that for a teams continue to this few years," he said. "We day. eventually got it back, However, with all of but it took some time." [t*s Ab Thyme +