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I / ...... '[i:;i N cis MAKaJVER _Chapa'rms Pageget 3B Simon makeovers Communities in Schools Late turnovers bake Hays receiv- er Michael Romero speeds away from the defense to score one of his two touchdowns against Anderson. The Rebels could not hold a 14- point second half lead and fell 41-28 at Shetton Stadium. September 8, 2010 * Page 1B BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Anderson ambushed Hays in the second half and the Rebels had no answer. One week after using turn- overs to turn their season opener around in a victory against AEns, the Rebs coughed up the football and ultimately the game against the Trojans in a 41-28 loss Friday night at Shelton Stadium. Hays led 28-14 midway through the third quarter before three cos@ turnovers led to 27 unan- swered Anderson points. "The game was there for us to lead, Anderson wins 41-28 / win,"/Hays head coach Bob Shel- ton said. "We just made too many mistakes." Hays took six minutes off the clock during the opening drive of the scond half and took a 28-14 lead when Torrance Smith hand- ed the ball to Michael Romero from the wildcat formation. Romero scampered into the end zone from 24 yards out and the Rebels looked to be in control. Anderson came right back, as tailback Devonte Dewitte was running down the left sideline and appeared to be home free be- fore JT Sivils ran him down from behind and stripped the ball. lax- son SChaubhut recovered for the / Rebels on the Hays 5-yard nne to end the threat. Hays didn't capitalize on the good fortune, however, as Caleb Kimbro had to fall on a low snap on a punt attempt and Ander- son took possession at the Rebel 8-yard line, leading to a Dewitte 1-yard touchdown run to make it 28-21. "We made a huge play to recov- er a fumble down near our goal line," Shelton said. "But we gave it right to them. You just can't make mistakes like that." It was all Anderson (2-0) from there as Hays fumbled the ensu- ing kickoff after a massive hit by Conner Sheehan forced the turn- over. Less than a minute later, Ander- son quarterback Sam Wehmeyer found Justin Clark with a 35-yard touchdown pass to tie the score 28-28 late in the third quarter. Hays (1-1) couldn't get any of- fense going in the fourth quar- ter and Anderson wasn't slowing down. Dewitte scored on a 12-yard run to make it 35-28 with seven minutes, 37 seconds remaining in the game, and after Leo Parra recovered another Hays fumble the Trojans put the game away on a 6-yard Adam Hochman touch- See HAYS FOOTBALL, pg. 2B Lights out for Bears! Lobos leaves Edison unplugged for first victory BY MARK CAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com he Lehman football team made life more difficult for itself than the Lobos needed to Friday night, but were still able to exit Burbank Sports Complex with a 28-21 win over San Antonio Edison. At times it looked like a carbon copy of last week's season-opening loss against St. Michael's as Lehman committed enough penalties (17) to last the whole season and had two very untimely turnovers. In the end though, it was ]aylon Hardaway's 20-yard touchdown run on a reverse with just over five minutes remaining in the game that broke a 21- 21 tie to give the Lobos the victory. "It was a play we ran a lot in prac- tice this week so I was prepared for it," Hardaway said. "I saw a hole and had a few blockers ahead of me so the play worked out perfect." Lehman's Lawrence Romero snuffed out any chances Edison had of tying the game by leaping high in the air to knock away a pass intended for lona- than Alvarez on fourth down late in the contest. "We had to piece this one together but we'll certainly take it," Lehman head coach Steve Davis said. "It was still pretty frustrating to continue to commit the same mistakes over and over. But our kids stayed the course and fought hard to get a well deserved win tonight." It looked like the Lobos (1-1) were going to go up 21-0 early in the second quarter, but Edison intercepted a Matt Anguiano pass at the Golden Bears' 2-yard line. Edison cut the gap to 14-7 at half- time, but Charles Williams burst up the middle for a 33-yard touchdown run to give Lehman a 21-7 lead with 5 minutes, 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter, and the Lobos ap- peared to be on their way to an easy road win. But Edison (1-1) stormed back six plays later to close the gap to 21-14 as Sergio Neaves found Joe Alvarez down the left sidelines with a 21-yard touchdown pass, and the Golden Bears cashed in on a Lobo fumble a few plays later with an 8-yard touchdown run by Seth Henry to knot the score 21-21. Henry's touchdown run followed an ill-timed roughing the passer penalty against the Lobos to turn an Edison third down play into a first down at the Lobo 11-yard line. "We did a good job of fighting back to tie the game but their team made some plays when they needed to and PHOTO BY JUDY COOPER Matt Anguiano threw two touchdowns to help lead Lehman past Edison. Jaylon Hardaway's 20- yard touchdown run on a reverse with just over five minutes remaining in the game broke the tie and gave the Lobos a 28-21 victory over San Antonio Edison. The Lobos will take on Crocket Thursday night at Burger Stadium. that was the bottom line," Edison head coach Albert Torres said. "You have to give them all the credit in the world. They could have folded the tent after we tied the game, but their guys just didn't quit." Senior Peter Gutierrez hauled in scoring passes of 17 and 35 yards from Anguiano in the first quarter to put the Lobos up 14-0. "I just tried to go out there and make some plays," said Gutierrez. "We had a really good few days of prac- tice so everybody was ready to play tonight." Harvest TrammeU led Lehman with 71 yards rushing on 13 attempts. He also had three receptions for 24 yards and completed two passes for 28 yards during the game. Lehman (1-1} will face Austin Crock- ett on Thursday night at Burger Center. Tough Rebel Bash wakeup call as Hays awaits district BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com Hays head coach Erica Walther has seen her young team suffer through growing pains and aches and pains dur- ing the non-district season. Ups and downs have been the norm this year as the Lady Rebels try to find some consis- tency heading into 27-4A play, which begins Friday at Smith- sonValley. Hays went 2-2 on Thursday at the Rebel Bash, and lost all three of its games on Saturday. On Saturda where Hays lost to eventual tournament cham- pion W'tmberley (25-17, 25-10), El Paso Riverside (25-17, 25-23), and Sinton (25-15, 25-19), the Lady Rebels were playing with- out Kayiea Beck, who leads the team in kills. The injury bug has plagued Hays all season as starters Beck, Emily Clark and Leslie Simo- neau, and key reserve Shelby See HMS VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays' Hannah Ramsey gets ready to set the ball to one of her team- mates during the Rebel Bash. Hays opens the District 27-4A season Friday at Smithson Valley. Win over Akins highlight of great week for Lobos BY MARK (AUL freepresssports@yahoo.com What a week it turned out to be for the Lehman Lobo volley- ball team. in a span of four days, they collected four wins, highlighted by a thrillingcome- from-behind home victory against Akins. The Lady Lobos also man- aged to sweep through the con- solation silver bracket of the San Marcos High Invitational Tour- narnent. "We are really starting to play better, more confident volley- ball over the past few days," Lehman head coach Gloria Sando,0aI said. "That's definitely a great sign going into district play on Friday." After dropping three straight matches in pool play on the first day of competition in San Mar- cos, the Lady Lobos responded by dispatching three consecu- tive opponents in Scaly (16-25, See tOBO VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B PHOTO BY ERIC GUERRERO Tori Espinoza and the rest of her Lady Lobo vo,oatl teammates had an excellent week, capped off with an exciting f'e-game win over Aldr'. Lobo boys win Lockhart x-country fide, girls third Lehman's Justin Tortes is in full sprint mode during a fourth place indi- vidual fin- ish at the Lockhart Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday. The Lobo boys won the event. COURTESY PHOTO BY MARK CAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com The Lehman boys cross country team began the 2010 season in im- pressive fashion by securing the var- sity title at the Lockhart Invitational Meet. It was the fourth consecutive year that lay Sansom's program has opened their campaign with a first- place finish. "We had one of our top runners out with an illness, which left us at a disadvantage, but we were still able to come out here and accomplish what we needed to," Sansom said. "We knew we were one of the favor- ites to win this meet but I was proud of the guys for coming out here and LEHMAi VICTORY For the fourth straight season, the Lobo boys cross-country team begins the season with a win. i running hard the entire coutrse. Lehman captured the imeet de- spite the absence of projeected top runner and tw0-time regimnal rep- resentative Ranion Martimez, who was out with an illness. Nonetheless, the Lobos wvere still able to place tl ee runnetrs in the top 10 at the el,ent - inclu|ding se- nior Justin Tom ;, who finis;hed just ahead of teanm ate Eddie q Chabar- ria to secure a Fourth place finish (10 minutes, 32 seconds on the 1.86-mile course). Chabarria was 5th (10:33) and Javier Tortes was 6th (10:37). "We always want to try and run to- gether as a unit during each meet," said Sansom. "Our other goal is to always make sure we have at least five guys in the top 20. When we do that, we'll usually give ourselves a really good chance to win." Rounding outthe top finishers for Lehman were sophomore Jose V- larreal (16th, 11:00) along with se- niors lose Rangel (23, l:J anx Ryan Sorenson (24th, 11:10). Lehman will travel to Moulton this weekend for their second meet of the season. "We always look forward to com- peting against programs that are un- familiar to us," Sansom said. "There are always different challenges and it's always interesting to see how the kids respond." Meanwhile, the Lehman girls were outstanding as well in their debut at the same meet in Lockhart, finish- hag third with senior Ashley Morgan finishing llth overall with a time of 12:48 to lead the Lady Lobos. Stephanie Favela (17th, 13:05), Amara Smith (18th, 13:11), Olivia Manzullo (19th, 13:14) and Jessica Castro (28th, 13:19} were the other "tpetwixgrt%mtne-a-a/-ous. Mayra Zamora, Erika Rangel and Linda Quinonez also competed for Lehman. The Lady Lobos will also be par- ticipating in the Moulton Invita- tional this weekend