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Page 2B Hays Volleyball Continued from pg. 1 B 15, 25-23), and Hutto (28-26, 25 -22). Dezaray Garner had seven kills and Beck had three aces to lead Hays against Clear BrooL Against Hutto, Jessica Williams had seven aces and Ramsey added 17 assists for the Lady Rebs. On Friday, Hays picked up what would be its only win of the tournament with a 20-25, 25-14, 25-22 victory over Sharyland. Beck (14) and Garner riO) were both in double-figures in the kill column for the lady Rebels against Sharyiand, and Kelsea Sadler added nine "It was a solid comeback win where we showed a lot of heart after dropping the first game," Walther said. "The girls showed what they are capable of." Losses to Canyon (25-19, 21-25, 25-16) and Leander (25-18, 25-20) on Friday would guarantee the Lady Rebs a losing record for the second straight day. On Saturday, Hays'West- wood Toumament experi- ence ended with a (25-19, 26- 24) loss to Caidwell. Beck had eight kills and Ramsey totaled 14 assists in the defeat. Walther said the team came away from the tourna- ment with valuable experi- ence. "We know we definitely need to work on our block- ingf she said. "We're sting- gling against teams with quick offensive sets. Often- sively, we have great hitters, but we have to work on see- hag the court and hitting the ball to specific spots. We're just not making the best deci- sions on where to set and hit the ball right now." Despite the fact that about half of the team are newcom- ers to the varsity level this sea- son, Walther said she expects to see improvement from the Lady Rebels. "We have all the tools," Walther said. "We just need a little fine tuning with so many young players on the court." Things won't get any easier for the Lady Rebels in the near future, as Hays plays a regular season game against Lake Travis this week before opening pool play in the FrauleinVoneyfest in New Braunfels against Westlake. LakeTravis is the No. I team in Class 4A andWestlake is the No. 2 team in Class 5A. "I hope our girls don't lose their confidence, but I hope playing against this type of competition makes them realize the little things they need to do to be successful," Walther said. "I also hope it leads to wins later in the season." Hays will also play against Victoria East and StephenviUe in pool play at the Fraulein Volleyfest, which is the second largest tournament in Texas, beginning onThursday. Lobo Volleyt Continued from pg. ter Sabine (25-20, 25 the consolation tide. in their most exciti the tournament, the dropped a three-set t to Kingsville Academ,. 28, 19-25) in the Frien, et opener. Four consecutive from Ylissa Munoz Lady Lobos back frq deficit and helped ahead in the first set. After Kingsville pick win in the second set, bos were able to take in the deciding mat( sophomore Imani Fa SPORTS all: Serve up consolation 1B -12) to win tumed in her best performance of the season for Lehman. ag match of But a late blocking error from Lady Lobosthe Lady Lobos and then a pair eartbreaker of aces down the stretch gave the , (28-26, 26- VLkettes the breathing room they tship brack- needed to secure the win. "I'm proud of the team for step- ;ervice aces ping up and playing better on the )fought the second day," Sandoval said. "We m an earlyput ourselves in position to win hem surge all three of the games on Satur- day. We'll go back to work and get ~dup adoseready for the next one." he Lady LO- The Lady Lobos will travel to a slim lead PflugerviUeHendricksononFriday h fueled by beforehostingLulingonAug.24. trrnan, who Lehman Football: Tri-scrimmage test 1B Continued from pg. ple ofplays." said Iban Lehman comerb~ Florendo had the gait pressive individual dc later in the scrimma stepped in front of a receiver and secured ~ ed sliding interceptior "Blazen made a the ball and I was su our kids weren't mc about it," Davis said. other teams got excite single play they made. Projected starters q liams, layion Harda~ Frazier all sat out the recovering from injuri ez. St. Michael's Academy, tck Blazen "We really don't have a lot of e's most im- depth this season so getting those fensive play guys back will be ke~" said DR- ;e when he vis. "They are all a big part of this Vlarble Falls team." tone-hand- The Lobos will travel to Can- . yon Lake on Thursday for their eat play on final me-up and Davis hopes his rprised that squad will be ready for the chal- re fired up lenge the Hawks willbring. "Those two "We have the potential and tal- after every en't to be a great team," Davis said. ' "But it takes heart, determination :harles W'fl- and passion to be at that level. I ay and Jan want our guys to realize that we scrimmage have a lot of work to do between m, but Davis now and then. They have to de- 9e ready for cide what type of team they want ome against to be." believes all three will the season opener at 17 Lehman Tennis: Lobos poised for another state nun Continued from pg. 1 B the summer where I thought about some things we could have done differently at state," said Martin. "But I know that we tried our best and it wasn't meant to be. It made me want to work harder on my game during the off-season. I'm ready to go." As talented as the Lehman's retuming veterans are, there will also be an influx of new faces who will begin their legacy as Lobos this fall. Freshmen Zane Zezuka and Derrick Robinson were both standouts in junior high and could help the varsity, alongwith fellow fi~zshman OIMa Marzullo. she's ever been. John's confi- dence level has risen a great deal since state last fall and I think Abigail will be our voice of reason this fall." Gonzalez, a first team All- Region singles selection last year, and Kittel, a first team All-District pick for the past two seasons, will again anchor the lineup. "It's going to take a lot of hard work to get back to where I was as a freshman (in the state fi- Gonzalez said. "I was very disappointed that I lost before I had a chance to get to state last year so.I think I ~n going to be more focused and hungrier this "The upperclass already taken the y under their wing," said. "They alread) to expect. But theil amazing." Although the Loi have to contend wi Marcos, which has in their side for the seasons, the new d be loaded with ver programs includin perennial state po~ Heights and Canyo Alamo Heights h state tournament r fives last spring. men have season to get back there." The younger Kittel has fallen a game short of the state tourna- ment in consecutive seasons, but is now poised to make a big splash in her third season at Lehman. "The first year was a learn- DeLaFuente also expects ing experience for me so it was something that definitely wasn't expected," Kittel said. "The second year was a little bit 9umger kids )eLaFuente knowwhat tallent level is )o~s won't ~lSan b~en a thorn patst two sUrict will sttrong I tlhe likes of ercsAlamo FI. acl three )resenta- both Smithson ValLey and Hays to be formidable challenges in District 27-4& "I'm hoping we will be playing our best tennis in late September or early October," said DeLaFuente. "In the grand scheme of things, I'm hoping our players will use the last two years of falling just short of their goals as motivation for this season. The bar has been set really high and it would be very rewarding for our kids to accomplish their dreams." Lehman opens district play against Hays on August 31. Kyle Juniors different because I knew what I 9 I needed to do to compete at theAge- [ high school level so I was a little bit more comfortable so I think it showed on the court." amd Martin, who got his first taste ofstate tournament tennis | Fee - $50. Early reg )i eagerin mixed doubles last spring,, isto get the season started. ~ii~. :~ !:~iiii~i!~: : ~ ~ I "There were mes over Hays Football Continued from pg. 1B ! ~" "We're a little bit disap- pointed we didn't come out and play better, but the effort was definitely there," Tabor said. "Scrimmages are played for us to loam something, and I knowwe'll be more confident next week. We had a lot of good drives and good plays both offensively and defensively, so I think after a good week of prac- tice we'llbe ready for Temple." Reyes agreed he and his Hays teammates will be ready to go when he and the Rebels take on Temple, beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. "I think today we were in first gear," Reyes said. "Next week we'll be running on all cylinders." Hays opens theregular sea- son on Aug. 27 against Akins at Burger Stadium. 0W FASIiION 1LEA MARKET 213 rn-35 South 8 ' Teiano as Hays Free Press * August 18, 2010 ~!iii!ili!ili!iiiiiiiiii!~iii~i~? ~ii~iiiii!iiiiiii!iiiilililiiii!iiii~!iiiii~, ..... " iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii , ..... ~!i!iii!ii!i!iiiiii!~i!iiiiiil ................................................. ~!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiii~, ~i~!!i:i!!i~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! NATIVE t~ ADAPTED PLANTS ORGANIC SOILS & FERTILIZERS PLANT & WILDLIFE GUIDES GARDEN ART & MORE! 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