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+ HaysFreePress.com GET COOmN' The Hays CISD culinary program gives students thought for food. - Page 3B August 31,2011 Page 1B , passes an past D .( m opener Quarterback Matt Anguiano threw for one touchdown pass to help lead Lehman to a 20-9 win over St. Michael's Friday night. Teammate Levi Medley ran for 203 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for a touchdown on a running back sweep play in the victory. BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com PHOTO BY ERIC GUERRERO Levi Medley and the Lehman defense made sure the Lobo foot- ball team didn't have a repeat performance of last year's season opener. Medley rushed for 203 yards and the Lehman High defense shut down Austin-St. Michael's for most of the second half in a 20-9 Lobo win Friday night. Last year, Lehman lost its first game of the season against St. Mi- chael's, which lost only two games all season and advanced to the private school state semifinals. "This was a good win to build on," Lehman head coach Steve Davis said. "It was a very physical Things started to look bleak game, which was good for us. Our as St. Michael's scored on its first kids never let up and I'm proud of drive of the second half to make their effort." it 13-9, but the Lobo defense was The Lobos started the scoring never threatened again. early at~St. Michael's, taking the Lawrence Romero and Tyler Hyss opening kickoff and marching for- both made tremendous intercep- ward on a 10-play, 85-yard drive, tions to key the defensive effort in Medley rushed six times for 46 the second half for the Lobos. open Brandon Hamilton. "Levi can really make things happen," Davis said. "He's fast and has great feet. He's one of those guys you love to watch run the football." Lehman is back in action Friday night when the Lobos host SanAn- tonio-Edison at Shelton Stadium. yards on the drive, and capped it "Our defense basically con-Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with an 11 -yard run behind mas- trolled their offense for the rest of "If we want to reach our ultimate sive tackle Kenny Higgins to put the game after they scored early goal of making the playoffs we have Lehman up 7-0. in the third quarter," Davis said. to keep things moving in the right The Lobos added tO thei~ lead "They wem up to the challenge." direction," Davis said. "We have to early in the second quarter when Medley showed he's not only a quarterback Matt Ang!!ianogifted runner on Lehman's final scrambled to his right and found score of the game late in the third Matt Riojas in the end zone with: quarter. He took a sweep pitch to an ll-yard scoring pass. The Lo' the right side and instead of tak- bos missed the extra point but still ing off he pulled up and lofted a led 13-3 at the half. . i, 38:yard touchdown pass to a wide ..... I,,!,' ;,~,, 'J ~i~'~',il~ I r,,,, "6,,,,,,,', '" 1,1,,,"', be ready for each and every team we face along the way and that starts again Friday night against Edison. It's always exciting to be in front of your home fans for the first time during a new season, and we're definitely looking forward to Friday night." Rebs Romp against Akins Friday night BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com If Blake Feldt's debut as Hays head coach is any indication, Rebel fans Should have plenty to cheer about this season. The Rebs rocked out of the gate against Akins in a 42-7 win at Bob Shelton Stadium. Feldt replaced the man the stadium at Hays is named af- ter when Shelton retired after 43 years at the school at the end of last season. "We showed how explosive we can be," said Hays receiver Mason Cervenka. "We could have easily put up 50 or 60 points tonight." MiguelValdez got the action started for Hays by taking the opening kickoff back 50 yards deep into Aklns territory to set up Caleb Kimbro's beautifully- timed fade pass to Mason Cer- venka in the right corner of the end zone for a 10-yard score. Kyle Williams separated See REBEL FOOTBALL, pg. 2B PHOTO BY OYNDYSLOVAK-BARTON Kyle Cox (67) and Nate Paez (41) drive Akins quarterback Rakim Jackson into the ground during the Rebels' 42-7 season opening win Friday night at Shelton Stadium. The Hays defense held AkinS to fewer than 200 yards total offense and Caleb Kimbro rushed for 148 yards and passed for 110 more yards to lead the Rebels' offensive attack. Hays is back in action at House Park Thursday night where the Rebs will take on Anderson. COURTESYPHOTO Michael Normand led the Hays boys with a fourth-place overall individual finish at the New Braun- fels Invitational on Saturday. BYJASON GORDON freepressspoRs@yahoo.com The Hays boys and girls cross country teams each finished in seventh place in their season-opening meet Saturday at the New Braun- fels Invitational. Michael Normand ~ led the Hays boys with a fourth-place overall indi- vidual finish in a time of nine minutes, 52 seconds in the 1.95-mile nm. Mariana Sigala paced the Lady Rebels with a fifth- REBEL X-COUNTRY, pg. 2B set to s wee Emily Clark sets teammate Kelsea Sadler as the Hays volleyball team prepares to host the Rebel Bash. The 24-team tourna- ment will take place Thursday and Sat- urday at the Bales and Red gyms on the HHS campus. PHOTO BY JASON GORDON BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com Twenty-four volleyball teams ~ in- vade Hays High School Thursday morn- ing for the Rebel Bash tournament. Hays, San Antonio-Incarnate Word, Wimberley, Poth, Round Rock-McNeil and PflugerviUe-Hendrickson are a few of the teams top-seeded in their pools. The tournament kicks off at both Bales and the Red gyms on the Hays High cam- pus Thursday at 8 a.m. Other local teams playing include Aus- tin-Akins, Austin-Reagan; Austin-MeCal- lum and Austin-LBJ. Teams Hill be traveling from as far away as E1 Paso-Riverside and Corpus Christi-Calallen. "We're excited about the field we have," said Hays head coach Erica Walther. "Them are a good mix of teams from the area and ones coming in from out of town. There should be some strong matches that ~J1 be good for us and ev- eryone else since district is right around the corner." Each team is guaranteed to play six matches. After pool play wraps up on Thursday, teams will return to conclude the tournament on Saturday and be placed in either the Gold, Flight 1, Flight 2, Flight 3, or Flight 4 pool based on how they Inish in Thursday s action. The Gold Pool championship match, which will determine the top team at the tournament, will take place at Bales Gym at noon on Saturday. "I think teams enjoy coming here not only because of the competition but be- cause we guarante~ they are going to play six matcheS,, wal~er said. "Whoever. m~s it tothe Goid Pool title game Hill be playing some pretty good volleyball because they are going to have to get through a lot of teams to get there." One team on a solid run of late is host Lady Rebels, who have reeled off four wins in a row and have won eight of their last nine matches dating back to the FrauleinVolleyfest in New Braunfels. That includes a win over Class 3A state jugger- naut Wimberley last Tuesday night. "We startedthe season with so manyin- juries and now that we're getting healthy again we're playing very well," Walther said. "Our lineup is looking like what I pictured at the beginning of the season and the girls are doing a very good job playing team volleyball. It's exactly what you want to see heading into district." Hays ~ first open Rebel Bash play in a Thursday pool with Regents and the See REBEL VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B Texan ENT & AHergy Specialists