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HaysFreePress.com GRANDPARENTS DM Elementary schools throught the Hays CISD celebrated grandparents by inviting them to school. -Pap3B September 15, 2010 Page 1B wm over Lehman's Levi Medley made quite an impres- sion during his varsity debut, rushing for 152 yards to lead the Lobos to a victory over Crockett. PHOTO BY DOMINIC MAIII1NEZ BY MARK CAIJL freepresssports@yahoo.com Levi Medley made sweet mu- sic against Crockett last Thurs- day night. Medley, a transfer from Ten- nessee, rushed for 152 yards on 24 carries in his first var- sity start and junior quarter- back Matt Anguiano passed for three touchdowns as Lehman thumped the Cougars 32-16 at Burger Center last Thursday night. "Levi came in and gave us the spark we needed running the ball," Lehman head coach Steve Davis said. "We brought him up from the/V team and he really responded well. Now that he's gotten a game under his belt, I think he's going to be even bet- WINNING FEEUN' Lehman will try and win its third straight game Friday night against SA Jefferson at Shelton Stadium said. "It seems like he gained 20 yards every time." After another slow start, the Lehman offense finally got it- tar next week." self in gear late in the first quar- After fumbling the ballduring ter as Anguiano tossed scoring a 13-yard run on his first rush- strikes to Iaylon Hardaway and in a varsity debut. Lehman defense spearheaded "He just ripped us apart every by ]on Frasier and Matt Rtojas time he carried the ball," Crock- stuffed Crockett on seemingly ett head coach John Waugh every play for the remainder of ing attempt from scrimmage, Julio Besa of 39 and 31 yards to Medley looked unstoppable, erase an early deficit and even- "I was pumped to be able to tually give the Lobos a 14-8 lead go out there and perform with midway through the second the varsity guys," said Medley. quarter. "My linemen did a good job of opening up holes and I just was able to squeeze through them. I couldn't have gotten it done Anguiano went 10-for-16 for 149 yards passing in Lehinan's second win of the young season and was much more efficient without their good blocking." than he had been in the previ- Medley's rushing perfor-ous two games. mance was the highest single- From there, the outcome was game total for a Lehman back never in doubt as the stingy the game. "We had a good idea of what they would be running and our coaches put us in good posi- tions to make the plays," Riojas said. "I think they were starting to get frustrated in the second half so we took advantage of their mistakes." Riojas recovered two of the four Crockett fmnbles and also collected four solo tackles on the evening. Frasier was bril- liant as well - collecting a team- high nine solo tackles. Crockett scored their first points of the season as Paul Wagner connected with Obio- See LOB0 ~ pg. 2B BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com No one wearing red and blue on the field or in the stands at Shelton Stadium forgot how much fun it is to beat San Marcos. In the first matchup be- tween the two county rivals since 2003, the Hays offense scored seemingly at will against the Rattlers early en route to a 34-17 victory. "Our coaches have been telling us since two-a-days how much these guys want to beat us," Hays guard Kakhi Maxwell said. "It's San Marcos - it's always going to be a big game no matter how long it's been since we played them." Hays scored the first five times it had the football, as sophomore quarterback Caleb Kimbro found multiple ways to lead his team into the end zone. On the opening drive of the game Maxwell drove two would-be San Marcos tacklers into the ground with a pancake block that freed up Michael Romero for a 9-yard touchdown run. Hays (2-1) used Kimbro's 28-yard keeper on third-and- long to set up its next score, a Tony Garza 2-yard dive. The most dramatic play in the game came with three minutes gone in the second quarter on second-and-21. That's when Hays head coach Bob Shelton pulled a little Hal- loween trickery several weeks early, as Kimbm took a reverse pitch from junior quarterback Mason Cervenka deep in the backfield before pulling up and lofting a pass to a wide open Iy Green for a 26-yard touchdown to make it 20-3. "We needed something to happen there," Shelton said. "Those plays are always pretty when they work." After San Marcos (0-2) countered with a 17-yard Ryan Matin touchdown rtm, Kirn- bro's 40-yard run set up his 8-yard touchdown pass to Billy Tabor with less than a minute to play in the first half and Hays led 27-10 at the break. The Rebels put the game away late in the third quarter Michael Romero followed the key block of guard Kakhi Maxwell on the Shelton Stadium. Hays travels to Hutto to play the undefeated Hippos on when Kimbm, who finished with 155 total yards, burst free for a 26-yard run to set up his own 12-yard scoring scamper. "We had guys out of position too many times on defense," San Marcos head coach Steve Van Nest muffed punt by Stephen Luna, a 10-yard tackle for loss by big defensive lineman Austin Reyes and an interception by Rebel linebacker Mark Old- ham kept the Rattlers at bay. "You could .tell by the atmosphere when we walked said. "Bottom line, Hays just out here that this was going played a better game than we to be an exciting game, Hays did tonight." defensive end Alan Matin San Marcos tried to creep said. "There's been a lot of closer late in the game, but smack talk this week, and it a recovered fumble after a feels really good to come out PHOTO BY CYNI)Y SI.OWII(-B~RION Rebels' first touchdown of the game in a 34-17 win over San Marcos at Friday night. of here with a win." Cervenka, who had key first down runs of 24 and 13 yards in Hays' opening scor- ing drive, completed three passes for 23 yards in the game. lust like in the opening win against Aklns, Cervenka, who sat out last weelgs loss to Anderson with a knee injury, and Kixnbro switched out every other series at quarter- back against the Rattlers. Hays next travels to Hutto for a game with the Hippos on Friday night. The I-lippos are one of the top ranked teams in Central Texas and have averaged more than 50 points in sprint- ing out to a 3-0 record this season. "Hutto is explosive and quick, but we're just as ex- plosive and quick," said Hays defensive lineman Austin Reyes. "We're definitely not intimidated by them." PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays' Natalie Valdez had a ca,'~eer- high 10 kills to help lead the Lady Rebs to a big district road win at Clemens Tuesday night. BY JASON GORDON freepresssports /ahoo.com In a game the Hays volley- ball team desperately needed to win, the Lady Rebels were in need of someone to fill some big shoes. With the team's leading hit- ter Kaylea Beck sidelined with an Injury, sophomore Natalie Valdez stepped up when Hays needed her most. Valdez helped the Lady Rebs surge out to a two-game lead Tuesday night on the road against Clemens, and Hays went on to win 25-23, 25-21, 17- 25, 25-19. Valdez, who had a career-high 10 kills, did most of her damage in those pivotal first two games as Hays improved to 1-1 on the District 27-4A season. "Natalie really proved she is up for the challenge in big games, Hays,, setter Hannah Ramsey said. With Beck out, we needed some of our ymmger hitters to play well and that's ex- actly what she did." See I~,YS ~J.E'flBJ~L, pg. 2B 23) In the district ope~r for keep building on what we've al- ror, Alex Smith served a pair of both teams, ready accomplished." aces and then Gailegos slammed It was an historic win on two What was expected to be a a thunderous kill past a pair of Lady Lions defenders as Leh- man took their first lead of the BY MARK CAUL freepresssports@yahoo.com fronts for Lehman because the relatively easy district opening- The odds of the Lehman vol- 12~ win of the season is the most match for the Lady Lobos turned ]eyball team securing their the Lady Lobes have ever had out to be a lot more competitive set at 7-5. school-record eighth straight In six years of play at the varsity due partly to the absence of se- From them, only a point sepa- home win were looking a bit level, nior outside hitter Mariana Fil- rated the two teams until the bleak as their best player sat Lehman is now 12-12 on the ipi, who leads the team in kills Lady Lobos se~ the pivotal helplessly watching from the season and 1-0 In District 27-4A this season and was out with points of the set with Gallegus sidelines with an injury after up- play, The Lady Lobos are a per- an injury, but mostly because of and Lauren Ayala blasting kills to set-minded Lockhart captured fect 8-0 at home this year. Lockhart's inspired play. . complete a narrow Lehman win. the opening game. "I can't say enough about what The Lions reeled off the first Sandoval praised the play of But to their credit, the Lady a great job my kids and coaches five points of game three before Gallegos, a 5-10 sophomore who Lobes dug deep and as a re- have done so far this season," Imani Fairman and Ariana Gal- was elevated to the varsity upon suit, were able to rebound and Lehman head coach Gloria San- legos blasted kills down the mid- Filipi's injur~ dispatch the Lady Lions in four doval said."It means a great deal die to pull Lehman within 5,3. games (23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25- to this program and we want to After a Lockhart hitting er- See LOBOVO~ALL, pg. 2B I~OTO BY F.RIC 6UERRI~ Imani Fairman gats ready to act the volleyball during Lehman's district- opening win against Lockhart. It was the straight home victory for the Lady Lobos. +