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Section B EN GARDE! Local brothers get to the point with fe - Page 3B ~cing August 25, 2010 Pap 111 Lehman's Harvest Trammel played quarterback last season but will be featured as a receiver this year. The Lobes are ready for Friday night's opener against St. Michael's after a solid scrimmage against Canyon Lake. PILOT(} BY JUI~ COOPER Setter Vikki Smith and her Lehman teammates will head to the Seguin Tournament this weekend. Lady Lobos split matches ,in second week BY MARK gAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com There's no place like home; there's no place like home. That could easily be the mantra of the Lehman volley- ball team. At this point you al- most expect to hear their heels clicking and feel a big tomado- like gust of air swirling around them, sweeping their oppo- nents away in the process as they thumped the visiting La- nier Vikings in straight sets to capture their third consecutive home match last week. The 25-8, 25-12, 25-6 de- struction of Lanier was one of their most impressive wins of the season and gave them their fourth victory of the year. "We dominated from start to finish and we played some of the best volleyball we've played all season," Lehman head coach Gloria Sandoval said. "Our hitters did a great job of finding spots in their de- fense and making every swing count." Lehman (4-5) got off to a quick start in the first game with See LOBO VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B BY MARK gAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com PHOTO BY JHOY COOPER It appears the Lehman football team finally found its way in the last preseason game. After struggling to maintain focus in the latter stages of their FIIlDAY NNIm BGHIS Lehman hosts St. Michael's at Shelton Stadium Rebels play Akins at Burger Stadium scrimmage against Marble Falls the week before, the Lobos played man head coach Steve Davis said. a much more consistent game "We finally started to focus to- against Canyon Lake High. wards the end of the scrimmage. As a result, Lehman now ap- That's when we started to make pears ready to take on St. Michael's some things happen." in its regular season opener Friday Against Canyon Lake, the Lobo night at Shelton Stadium. offense had more rhythm while "We came out with a little bit the Lehman defense surrendered moreintensitythanwe had against a few big plays through the air but Marble FallsandWlmberley," Leh- was pretty effective in stopping the Hawks' ground attack. The Lobos marched methodi- cally downfield on an impressive 80-yard scoring drive with senior fullback Rashad Porche carrying twice for 25 yards, and then Ryan Wagner scampering for another 20 yards. After Porche gained another five yards on a first down play from the Canyon Lake 30-yard line, ju- nior quarterback Matt Anguiano lofted a perfect pass over two de- fenders and found junior receiver Matt Riojas in the back of the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown. "We wanted to come out and show that we were better than we showed last week," Ahgiuano said. "Coach (Davis) told us to just relax and play football. And that's what PHOTO BY TONY SMITH Taven Mayberry (24) gang tackle Temple running back Mar- Hays defenders Torrance Smith (25), JT Sivils (81), Jackson Schaubhut (31) and quette Wilson during the scrimmage between the Rebels and Wildcats Friday night at Shelton Stadium. we ~ried to do." t s the Hawks were driving to- w~ d their first score after convert- ing two consecutive fourth down plats, senior cornerback Peter Gu~ terrez stripped Canyon Lake full 9ack Cole Tomlin on a crucial thh d down play and the Lobos m- coy ered at their own 35. from there, Angiuano found sen ior receiver Harvest Trammell on a slant pattern to the Canyon Lak e 35 on the Lobos first play of the series. And then, a few plays late r, Jose Santiago swept across the right side from eight yards out for mother Lobo touchdown. anyon Lake had a few high- 3ee LEHMAN FOOTBALL, pg. 2B BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com After two days of Fraulein rustratlon, the Hays volley- )all team finally came up big )n Saturday. t The Lady Rebels, who won nly one game on Thursday nd Friday combined, reeled ff two straight victories in qew Braunfels at the Frau- ein Volleyfest on Saturday md were named one of the :onsolation bracket champi- ms. Hays beat Boswell and "alallen high schools. "The wins really picked tp our spirits," said Hays utside hitter Kelsea Sadler. 'he energy really started to ck :up Saturday. I think it il definitely carry over to hu games this week." Fays split~-4ts first two ams against Boswell (25- 9, 2_25), before capturing e rr, tch in a back-and- forth thrd game 27-25. KayleaBeck had a season- igh 16 lqls and 21 digs for IiguLady iebs, Leslie Simo- au had niae kills, and Ham h Ramsey added 33 assists ide the Hays offense. We really needed that ," Hays head coach Erica ther said. "We've been so se to breaking through, scrlmm the girls really battled tgugh in that third game. I I t ink after that, we were able BY JASON GORDON gain confidence as the night wore on. yourself to do. ,~ " t9 just relax and play volley- "I think we picked up our overall speed After a missed extra point attempt by]| b~ll." freepresssports@yahoo.com a lot compared to last week," said Hays Temple, the Hays offense went on the at. I Hays had a much easier head coach Bob Shelton. "I saw a lot of tack, but the Rebels soon faced the daunt- tiptoe later that afternoon The Hays football team came away good things out them tonight."ing task of trying to convert a third-and- against Calallen, winning 25- from its first scrimmage with Del Vaile In the game-timed 12-minute quarter 20 play from their own 20-yard line. 2~, 25-19. with more questions than answers, that ended the scrimmage, Hays.looked The next play brought back fond mem- IBeck again led Hays with After its final scrimmage of the sum- to haveTemple stopped with the Wildcats ories for Hays fans who can recall Terre~ seven kills and eight digs, mer Friday night against Class 5A Temple facing a third-and-22 on their fia'st drive, Jones making his only catch of the seasoa bile Dezaray Garner added at Shelton Stadium, the Rebels looked much more like a solid varsity unit ready to stand up to the rigors of the upcoming season. The Hays offense had multiple long scoring drives, and the Rebel defense- while not perfect - was consistently able to wreak havoc on Temple quarterbacks in the backfield and seemed to improve and 1e kills. "The girls have really been aying good volleyball all ason, and I've seen im- 'ovement in practice and i the court," Walther said. t's great to see that hard but a pass interference call on Ithat play in 2008 on a tipped pass that fell into his arms. Jones' 96-yard touchdown recep- tion in the closing seconds of regulation, sent a key district game the Rebs eventu- ally won into overtime. While the stakes certainly weren't as high Friday night, Caleb Kirnbrds led to the Rebels giving up a ft~t down and ultimately a touchdown. "There are still a few things ,we need to work on, like giving up third and long situations and cutting down on costly penalties," Shelton said. "I thimk we're getting closer to where we wamt to be, but those are things you just cam't allow See HAYS FOOTBALL, log. 213 ee HAYS VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B BY MARK GAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com For Lehman High senior outside hitter Mariana Filipi, shifting to a different style of volleyball is something she has picked up relatively quickly. Adjusting to a new country, learn- ing a new language and adapting to American culture may take a bit longer. Filipi is a transfer student from the city of Sao Paulo in southern Brazil. Coincidently, her arrival has helped her Lady Lobos surge to a very respectable volleyball record against some pretty stout competi- tion. After only'10 games, Mariana and her teammates have already exceed- ed the win total from last season's rebuilding campaign. First-year head coach Gloria Sandoval believes that Filipi has certainly played a major role in Lehman's success in the early stages of the season. "Mariana is an outstanding young lady to coach and she's such a hard worker," Sandoval said. "She has been our leader by example this year. She has definitely been our most consistent hitter." Lehman High School has proven to be a welcoming ground for exchange students from Germany, Mexico and Spain over the past few years. Many of those students were active in high school athlet- ics in the past and a lot of them have managed to form a lasting bond within the Lobo athletic community. After she and her parents received positive feedback as to how other students from across the Brazilian exchange student Madana Filipi has adjusted quickly to life at Lehman High andl is one of thee team's top volleyball players tl~is ...... mL,-. PHOTO BY JUDY COOPER world flourished at Lehman, she was andit ready to don the blue-and-silver, much "I heard a lot of good things about the s,chool and how nice everybody L Pdsnerl a licensed chiropractor in was, Filipi said. "I have had so [me Kyle ~ea, also has three ele- much fun with my teammates and Imentary~aged children, and will be I m looking forward to helping our ~:oa.chinl~Mariana on the Austin team win." punlors, a select team that will begin Another exciting revelation for play upon the conclusion of Leh- the 17-year-old senior came upon ,man's sea son in November. her arrival in the states when she Filipi a Tired in the states only a discovered the adult members of couple of her host family were huge volley- gan two-, ball fans. hit amonI In fact, Greg Pdsner, who had "She is previously coached a pair of Junior I'm glad s Olympic teams back in the late '80s senior set before embarking on a short head ' already fo coaching stint at Texas Wesleyan ~ Mariana.' University during the 2000-2001 most imp, season, was instrumental in makir is the sett~ sure Mariana landed at Lehman. click off t[ "My family hosted a few exchar on the cot students in the past and it proved Mariam to be a very fulfilling experience t English wi my family," Risner said. "When ~ of an acc saw that Mariana was interested in coming to the states and that BRAZI days before Lehman be- .days but was an instant her teammates. n awesome player and le s on our team, said :er Vikki Smith, who has rmed a close bond with She knew that one of the ~rtant people on the floor ~r. And once we started to e court, we started to click ft." speaks almost fluent th only the slightest hint It. .IAN VOLLEYBALLER, pg. 2B