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+ + Page 6A Toning it Down: It's all in the same district Continued from pg. 1A home in Bob Shelton Stadium. but Lehman. a much newer school, has lost all five times the teams have met. Early in the rivalry, Hays High fans wore shirts that said. "Whose house? Our house." Robert Pankey, a Texas State University professor who has studied sports sociology, said kids who are involved in sports benefit when fans appreciate them and turn out to games to support them. Problems arise, though, when fans" passions spill into deviant behavior. Student athletes should be taught good sportsmanship by their coaches, he added, and parents should set examples for them by behaving reason- ably on the sidelines and in the bleachers. It's also impor- tant for students at both high schools to communicate. "I don't really see much value in a rivalry other than the pure entertainment of it," Pankey said. "It's good enter, talnment, but it's not designed to teach our kids to be better at sports or stronger athletes or whatever the case may be." Hays CISD has taken steps to bring together the students from the two schools. This eve- ning, 25 kids from Lehman and 25 from Hays High ~ll come together for what amounts to a unity dinner through a pro- gram called Team Hays Teen. The students will brainstorm community projects they can work on with their counter- parts at each high school. "We're challenging them to work coilaboratively," said Da- mon Adams, a Hays High assis- tant principal who is organiz- ing Wednesday's event. "It's OK to have athletic competition. I think that's healthy. But also build a collaborative relation- ship between the schools. "They're all our kids," he added. "It doesn't matter if they're Lehman or Hays." The value of a school and its students should not be deter- mined by the score on a score- board, Adams said. '~thletics is part of any high school experience, but some- times I think we have a ten- dency to think athletics is the be all and end all," he said. %s we head into Friday night, it's important to put everything into perspective." Lehman head coach Steve Davis also played down the ri- valry, saying he and his players would prepare for the game no differently than they do for every other game. Even so, he added, no one from the district administration had directed him to de-emphasize the ri- valry. "I haven't talked to any- body;" Davis said. "I hope Hays does well, just not in this game. If they're playing anybody else, I'll pull for them. And they'll probably tell you the same thing." I What do you think about the Lehman-Hays High rivalry?. It's ridiculous how much the graduates and parents eed into the nonsense, but when ou talk to the rese t- f, y p n day students, they will tell you how their closest friends are in the other schooL Looks fike the kids need to teach the adults a thing or two. - Grace Ann Brauehle I think it'sgoing toremain a big game until Leh, zqn finall, y wins one. I'll continue to go because I want to] ssee that day. I also grew up in a town that had the cros town rivalry game. It s still a big deal. Its like homeJ town bragging rights for the year. - Sharon Neukam Doesn't matter to me. I have a son on Hays and a nephew on Lehman. I cheerfor the boys, not the teams. - Rica Zamora I remember my sons wouM tease their cousin all the time. My sons are Rebels, and& was a Lobo. They wo ld go back and forth day afterday about who was going beat whom. ] - do Ann Metz Hays Free Press * September 21,2011 Road ispute Continue(I from pg. 1A comment assured r missioner to work w Huebner ,, to under~ straits we to realize million to Mayor county oi county's, tually be since the came in than the c in 2007 costs wei than they The co~ ever, tak amended the coun reroute F it interse~ the Cent, The city have an but the ( ering On, the city's ing it to ings. Counci they stil about thq voted to a joint m the road ; looked bad but he that the com- court does want th the city of Kyle/' aid. "They seemed tand the financial re in and seemed we don't have $2 day to gwe them." 2ucy Iohnson said ficials told her the hare will likely ac- only $1.3 million construction bid considerably less stimate worked up chen construction e generally higher are today. mcil did not. how- action on the agreement with .3- on a project to Vl 150 East so that ts the interstare at '7 oouM like some thought- ful, intelligent discussion about ho o we can participate in the process and be real partners. -David Wilson, Kyle city councilmember ;r Street overpass, city-counry relationship in Lnd county already general. greement in place "1 would like some )iancil was consid- thoughtful, intelligent dis- more favorable to cussion about how we can position by allow- participate in the process share in cost say- and be real partners. I think this mav be the beginning of members said us getting back together and have questions having the quality relation- arrangement andship we have enjoyed over ;k the county for the years between our coun- .~eting to talk about ty and our city," said council projects and the member DavidWilson. / , ** 0 Annual Percentage Rate All rates are expressed "as low as" Actual rate may vary depending on credit qualifications. Rate applies to 1st lien commercial real estate loans ~tith a loan to value of 80'~ loan rates/terms may vary ***Annual Percentage Yield Penalties for early withdrawal may apply, Jumbo- A minimum deposit of $95,000 is required. Rates and terms are s~bject to change without NMLS#458989 ] constrUction/development +