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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press • August 25, 2010 Vendor spaces inside & out - Singles $30 weekly & up Outside & yard sale spaces - $7 per day & $15 per day Experienced vendors preferred Hays Football: Ready for Akins on Fdday Continued from pg. 1 B scrambling throw that bound- said. "We were ready for this ed off the hands of Granger scrimmage." Studdard and into the grasp of Before the timed quarter, Rebel receiver Michael Rome- the Rebels set the tone for the to, who sprinted up the right night earlier in the scrimmage sideline for a 55-yard gain, was as Hays marched right down certainly enough to bring the the field on its first drive of Hays faithful to their feet. the game, with quarterback "Sure we drew that one up," Mason Cervenka's 16-yard run Shelton said with a laugh after giving the Rebs their initial first the game. "We just called the down. Elgin play." After Torrance Smith's ll- After two straight bruising yard run on third-and-3, Kim- runs by Tony Garza that net- bro rifled back-to-back first ted a total of 20 yards, Kimbro down passes to Studdard and turned a beautiful play-action Romero. That set up Kim- pass into an ll-yard scoring bro's 1-yard plunge scoring on strike when he furred Charles fourth down. Johnson wide open in the end Taven Mayberry's 28-yard zone. run on Hays' next offensive JT Sivils' extra point gave possession set up the sweetest Hays a 7-6 lead in the timed Rebel score of the night. quarter with just under five That's when Kimbm found minutes toplay. Mayberry with a pass over Hays' defense came up the middle. With two Temple big one final time, as Matin defenders closing in on him popped Temple rtmning quickly, the speedysophomore back Marquette Wilson for running back made a Walter no gain and solid pressure on Payton-like juke move to get Wildcats' quarterback Jeviah flee and then glided into the Amos from Joel Young, who end zone for a 19-yard touch- had three sacks in the scrim- down. mage, Austin Reyes and Matin Kimbro added one more helped lead to two straight touchdown pass, a 38-yard incomplete passes to end the strike to Garza, who did most threat and the game. oftheworkashe ran awayfrom "I think we played a lot bet- the defense down the sideline ter tonight because we had a and into th~ end zone. great week of practice," Matin "I ttfink we had our energy level up because we were play- ing at home on Friday night under the lights," Kimbro said. "I think tonight prepared us for the season and gave us some of the confidence we didn't have after last week's scrimmage." The back-and-fourth quar- terback battle between Kimbm and Cervenka still has yet to be decided. The two switched out on every other play against Temple. It appears both QBs will play in the season opener. "They are both going to get a significant amount of playing time," said Hays offensive coor- dinator Chris Smith. "Whether we're rotating them every other play or every other series, we're not sure yet." Hays opens the regular sea- son next Friday against Akins, another Class 5A foe, at Burger Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Eagles are coming off a two-win season, and the Reb- els are looking to get back on track after a 4-7 campaign in 2009, their first losing season since the mid- 1980s. "Man, the first game of the season, it doesn't get more ex- citing than that," Matin said. "We really want to show every- one that this is a different team and Rebel football is going to be a lot better this season." Lehman Football: Ready for St. Michael's Continued from pg. 1B lights of their own to entertain Monday and just keep it sim- the home crowd as quarter- ple over the next few days at back Jeff Nabors connected practice," said Davis. "We with receiver Richard Howell don't know very much about for a couple of long scoring St. Michael's but they went passes of 75 and 55 yards, pretty deep in the playoffs With the opener against last year so we will need to be St. Michael's Academy, which ready to play. They will be a competes in the Texas Associ- good first test for us." ation of Private and Parochial The Crusaders (who were Schools (TAPPS) only a few 10-1 in 2009) are expected to days away, Davis is still look- repeat as conference cham- ing to tighten things up on pious after sweeping through both sidesoftheball, their division last year and "We will go back to work reaching the state quarterfi- nais with 11 starters returning this season. Defensive lineman Andrew Reue, who was an all-state pick in 2009 and linebacker Brett Carlton (team-leading 85 solo tackles last season), will be the players to watch for St. Michael's on Friday night. Offensively, the Cru- saders will rely on senior tailback Luke Seeker {1,249 yards, 8 TDs in 2009). Friday's kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Shelton Stadium. Lebo Volleyball: Split matches Continued from pg. 1B senior Mariana Filipi banging consecutive kills down the middle of the Lanier defense and Vikki Smith adding a pair of aces to give the Lady Lobes an early 5-1 lead. From there, the Lady Vi- kings couldn't muster tiuch of a challenge as a host of re- serves saw the floor lbr Leh- man throughout much of the remaining part of the match. Lanier led only once the entire night, 5-4, in the set- end game of the match be- fore Filipi slammed home an- other one of her team high 14 kills to tie the score at 5-5 and the Lady Lobes continued to cruise from there. Sophomore Imani Fairman finished with five kills in the win while twinsVikid andAlex Smith each contributed eight aces to lead the Lady Lobes in that category. Vildd Smith also had 23 as- sists in the win. "Overall, we are starting to improve on a lot of areas we were struggling in earner in the season," said Sandovai. "We've worked a lot harder in practice to correct some Of those things." A few nights later, Lehman came out sizzling again in a mad game against the Hen- drickson Lady Hawks, win- ning the opening set 25-19 behind the team of Filipi and Vikki Smith. But Lehman was no match for the balanced attack of Blaine Koester, Hanrahan Zoey and Brittany Gray. The Hendrickson trio tallied 10 kills each to spark the Lady Hawks to a four-set win over the Lady Lobes winning the final three games 25-18, 25- 23 and 25-15. "They pretty much blocked or digged everything when we tried to score after the first game," Filipi said. "We could have done some things differ- early." Hendrickson (5-6) has eeled offthree straights wins ffter beginning the campaign v~th three consecutive losses tabor first-year head coach Nicole Parks. Sandoval will be looking to make adjustments for the Sepain Tournament this com- infweekend. 'We will continue to work on the things we need to work," Sandovai said. "But I thhk our team is much bet- terthan we were a few weeks ag,." CO~TItSY PHOTO Hays junior plays on elite b-ball team Hays High School junior basketball player Brady Duncum traveled to Hono- lulu, Hawaii this summer where he played in the King Kahmehameha Clas- sic Basketball Tournament. Duncum was invited to participate by Elite Sports Inc., and was coached in the tournament by Texas Wesleyan University head basketball coach Terry Waldrop. Duncum was in Hawaii for eight days as the team practiced and played. He also enjoyed a variety of local activities. Brazilian Volleyballee. Adjusting quickly to life in U.S. Continued from pg. 1 B "My whole family lived in the states when I was a little younger so I picked up a lot of the language," Mariana said. "But my teammates have made it very easy for me to communicate with them." There are a few differences Filipi has noticed between the two cultures. "People in Brazil are really warm, so we hug everybody, we kiss on the cheek and everything," Mariana said. "There are very friendly people here as well. You have your cool people and your not so cool people." Food is another change to which Filipi has quickly adapted. She said the food in the United States is a bit different from that in Brazil, but says she has become a fan of local Mexican cuisine. "I love to eat and the Mex- ican food is very good here," Mariana said. "I also like the strawberry milkshakes at Whataburger." Although food and culture may differ, Mariana says that she still enjoys using Skype just like at home. By using instmt messaging and social networking sites, she is able to communicate with her family and friends in Brazil. Her twin sister Natalia, who is older by three min- utes, is also part of the same exchange program and is cumnfly enrolled at a high schcal in Ohio. Tie Internet isn't only usedgor socializing, though. Filipisays that she also uses it to aarch for information abou~:olleges in hopes of securitg a scholarship to play cilegiate volleyball. She ha already taken an in- formakisit to nearby Texas State lAiversity where she met se~ral players and was introdt~ed to longtime Bob- cat vo~eyball head coach Karen ~hisum. "I hae heard a lot of good tings about her and it woulbe a dream of mine to play flleyball in college," said Fili~, Who was on th-e honor rc in Brazil. "There are a lot "kids in Brazil who havq desire to get an Americaa.ducation. They don't justant to come here to play volleyball. I mean, it's a pretty good deal to get an American education." Although she has excelled in the states on and off the court, there is one small adjustment that has prowen to be a small challenge fo,r Mariana. "In Brazil, you can be 15 minutes late to anywhere and it's no big deal," Mariana said with a laugh. "But here, you have to be on time or you'll get in trouble." But on the court, her tim- ing has been impeccable. Even though she's only been a Lobe for less than a month, there is one game she already has marked down on her calendar. A home matchup with rival Hays on September 24. "We have never beaten them in volleyball, so I think it will be nice to get a chance to help my team accomplish that," said Mariana. "Most of my team has already told me how important that game is. I'm looking forward to a good season. It's been a blast so far." HAYS VS. AKINS When: Friday, August 27, 7:30 pm Where: Burger Stadium Records: Hays (4-7 in 2009), Akins (2-7 in 2009) Last Meeting: Hays 45, Akins 21 (2005). What they're saying: "Man, the first game of the season, it doesn't get more exciting than that. We really want to show ev- eryone that this is a different team and Rebel football is going to be a lot better this season." -Hays defensive end Alan Marin Aldns Offense: Spread .t~dns Defense: 4-2-5 Hays Offense: Multiple Hays Defense: 3-4 Players To Watch: Hays: RB Torrance Smith, FB Tony Garza, RB Taven Mayberry, WR Michael Romero, QB Mason Cervenka, QB Caleb Kimbro, DL Austin Reyes, DE Alan Mann, Akins: QB Kenny Davis, RB D'Auunhdre Raindle, DB Deion Toussaint. Intangibles: The Hays foot- ball team will be looking to put the memodes of its first losing season since the mid-80s behind it beginning Friday night. The Rebel offense will try and make a two-quarterback rotation with Cervenka and Kimbro work. If it does, the Robs have enough weapons to pile up points. On defense, Hays gave up way too many third-and-long situations in its two scrimmages, which was a constant killer in 2009. If those problems can be corrected, Hays has a chance to begin a journey toward the playoffs against Akins. Free Press Prediction: Hays 27, Akins 21 LEHMAN VS. ST. MICHAEL'S When: Friday, August 27, 7:30 pm Where: Shelton Stadium Record~ Lehman (5-5 in 2009), St. Michaeis (10-1 in 2009) Last Mestlng: First meeting between two teams. What they're saying: "We want to come out and show everybody that this is a new Lehman football program." - Junior quarterback Matt Anguiano St. Mlchael~ Offense: Multiple St. Michael's Defense: 3-4 Lehman Offense: Multiple Lehman Defense: 4-2-5 Players To Watch: Lehman - LB Jon Frazier, RB/LB Charles Wil- liams, WR/QB Harvest Trammell, WR Matt Riojas, FB Richard Porche, SE Jaylon Hardaway St. Michael's - OL/DL Andrew Reue, RB Luke Seeker, LB Brett Carlton, DE Brett Peters, DE Cam- eron McCarthy Intangibles: Lehman will be look- ing for its third straight opening night win in a game that could be a landmine for the Lobes if they are unable to get their talented offense on track early against their opponent in the first-ever match- up between the two schools. The Crusaders finished two games short of the TAPPS state cham- pionship game in 2009, and will return five impact players on defense that will try to keep the game close including second team all-state pick Reue and Car- lton, who led St. Michael's with 83 tackles in 2009. The Lobes are hoping to have a healthy Williams available to spark their ground game to allow Angiuano to connect with a trio of talented receivers in Trammell, Riojas and Hardaway. Look for the Crusaders to stay close early but expect Lehman to pull away in the second half with Frazier anchonng a hard-hitting Lobe defense that should wear down the smaller Crusaders. Free Press Prediction: Lehman 35, St. Michael's 20 Hays Volleyball Continued from pg. 1 B work pay off because winning definitely builds confidence. Hopefully the way they per- formed Saturday will be the start of something exciting for this team. Now they know what kind of results they can get if theywork hard and play together." Hays returns home for two matches Friday night. The Lady Rebs play Regents at 5 p.m., and St. Andrews at 7:30 p.m. The Rebel Bash tourna- ment will be on Sept. 2 and 4, and the Lady Rebels will open play in the new District 27-4A on Sept. 10 at Smith- son Valley. Auto. Home • Life Rob White, Agent Let's Compare (512) 504-9484 Rates and Service. 5500 FM 2770, Ste 101 Kyle, TX 78640 • rwhite@txfb-ins corn AVERA ROBERT AVERA Law Firm, PLLC ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR 5500 FM 2770 ESTATE PLANNING, Kyle, Texas 78640 PROBATE & FAMILY LAW Robert@AveraLaw.com office (512) 615-3578 fax (512) 615-3583 OLD FASHION FLEA MARKET COLLECTIBLES ] dt 213 IH-35 South • 512-656-5958 Hours: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ferl re • Appliances • Tools • Toys & Dolls • Gifts • C)'s • Tejano Movies • Jewelry new & ued • Building Materials • Windows/Doors Computer Repairs • Used Lawnmower Parts - You pull Kyle Juniors Ages 10 9am= - ~50. 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