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Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. i . L00TTLE RELIEF Students around the Hays school district pitch in for Bastrop fire victims. - Page 3D September 28,2011 Paoe 1B After tough first game, La,]y Rebs sweep Lady Lobos BY JASON GORDON The Lehman High volleyball team entered Bales Gym Friday night with the same goal the Lobo football did a few hundred yards away - knock off the Rebels for the first time in school history. Late in the first game of the matchup between the Lady Lobos and Lady Rebs, it looked as if Leh- man would have a good chance to do exactly that. But Hays High, paced by the pow- erful right arm of Sydney Paradeaux and Emily Clark's near-perfect at- tack percentage, eventually wore down the Lady Lobos in a 25-21, 25- 18, 25-8 victory. The win moves Hays to 2-2 in Dis- trict 27-4A action while the much- improved Lebanan team fell to 2-2. "They really came out and pushed us early," Hays head coach Erica Walther said. "They are a well coached team that is very hungry for success this season and it shows with the way they play on the court. We really started to find our rhythm in game two. I'm proud of the way the girls battled throughout the en- tire match." Paradeaux led Hays with 15 kills, and Clark had an amazing 10 kills in only 11 attack attempts - a .909 at- tack percentage. 'Anything above a .400 attack per- centage is amazing," Walther said. "To finish at .909 like Clark did is phenomenal." Kaylea Beck finished with eight kills and eight digs, and Hannah Lehman volleyball team will be ready for Hays when the two face off next month. The Lady Lobos are still in search of their first-ever varsity volleyball win over Lady Rebs. Ramsey had 30 assists for the Lady Rebels. Ariana Gallegos led Lehman with six kills and three blocks, and Vikki Smith led the Lady Lobos with 12 assists. "We lost because of mistakes and errors," Vikki Smith said. "I expect a different outcome when we play them at home. We always play bet- ter there because we have our class- mates supporting us." Smith's twin sister Alex, a fellow Lehman senior starter, agrees. "We should have won game one, and we just fell apart in game three," said Alex Smith, who led Lehman with 13 digs, "Next time that won't happen." Hays senior Kelsea Sadler said the victory over Lehman was much needed for the Lady Rebels. "Hopefully we can draw the ener- gy from Friday night's game for the rest of the district season," Sadler said.."We want to be able to use this as a boost as we continue our path toward the playoffs." Hays will host state-ranked Ala- mo Heights in another key district matchup Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Lehman plays at state- ranked Canyon Friday in a match also scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays' Kelsea Sadler pounds a kill attempt into the block of Lehman's Ariana Galiegos (left) and Karina Lujan during the Lady Rebels' three-game sweep over the Lady Lobos last Friday night at Bales Gym. Rebel mayday call answered Kimbro, Mayberry team up for go-ahead score late to cap furious comeback against Lehman BY JASON GORDON Heading into two-a-days, Hays High head coach Blake Feldt said receiver Taven Mayberry had the chance to be one of the best players in District 27- 4A. Mayberry certainly made him look prophetic Friday night in the Rebels' biggest game of the year, but even Feldt couldn't have dreamed up a script like this. After missing almost all of summer practice and Hays' first four games of the season after undergo- 2:::,- - ing double hernia surger,Mayberry caught the  game-winning pass to cap Hays' 28-27 comeback win over cross-town rival Lehman in front of an overflow crowd at Shelton Stadium. "I went through so many emotions right then." Mayberry said. "It was awesome. I felt like I was back." With Hays facing a fourth down late in the game, quarterback Caleb Kimbro scrambled back and forth awayfrom an onmshingpackofLobo defend- ers for what seemed like'an eternity before launch- ing the football toward the opposite side of the field. Mayberry hauled in the 15-yard touchdown pass that was just out of the reach of Lehman safety Tyler Hyss. "Taven is the fastest kid in school," Kimbro said. "It helped us a lot to have him back on the field. He made a great play with a guy fight in his face on the touchdown." Lehman had a chance to answer on one final drive but Levi Medley, who led the Lobos with 227 yards rushing on 37 carries, was stopped for negative yardage by Hays' Dalton Johnson on two straight plays, including on fourth down, and the Rebs ran out the clock on offense after taking pos- PHOTO BY CYNOY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays quarterback Caleb Kimbro breaks free from a pack of hungry Lobos last Friday at Shelton Stadium. It looked like it was finally going to be Lehman's night but Kimbro's 15-yard touchdown pass to Taven Mayberry late in the game helped seal a 28-27 Hays victory. It was the Rebels' sixth straight win over the Lobos, who have yet to beat Hays m varsity football. session. Hays (3-2, 1-0 District 27-4A) spotted Lehman a 19-0 first-half lead before rallying. The Lobos, who were undefeated in non-district action, were trying to knock off the Rebels for the first time in school history. "I felt like we were going to come back," Feldt said. "Not for one minute did I think we were go- ing to lose. I have all the faith in the world in our football team." See REBSVS LOBOS, pg. 2B Two winners walked off the field Friday night  BETWEEN THE LINES BY JASON GORDON here were two winners at Shelton Stadium Friday night. Hays won 28-27 on the scoreboard, but the Lehman football team won respect from Rebel coaches, players and fans. One longtime Hays fan could be over- heard saying, "I had no idea Lehman would be that good." The best football team Lehman has fielded to date was as good as advertised and perhaps even better. The game boiled down to whether Hays Highs ultra-talented quarterback Caleb Kimbro or extraordinary Lehman running back Levi Medley would make the final big play of the game. It happened to be Kim- bro, or the game easily could have gone the other way. Kimbro finished the game with 237 total yards. Medley finished with 227 rushing yards. That's how close the game played out on the field too. "Those are two special athletes and they are even better young men," Lehman head coach Steve Davis said. "They put on a show for the fans tonight." Lehman has certainly come a long way since the days Hays gave the Lobos a couple of 50-point smack-downs a half- decade ago. See BETWEEN THE LINES, pg. 2B Hays sweeps Lehman in attal X-Country meet BY JASON GORDON Both the Rebel varsity boys and girls cross-country teams were victorious at a dual meet on Saturday against Lehman at Hays High School. The one-two punch of Mariana Sigala and Emily Crowell paced the Lady Rebs, as they finished the course located just behind the Hays tennis courts first and second over- all. Carly Hogue (fifth place), Ienni- fer Colonnetta (sixth). and Tabitha Rodriguez (eighth) rounded out the solid group of varsity competi- tors for the Hays High girls. "Mariana ran another very strong race," Hays High head coach Cliff Buckley said. "She was alone throughout and looked in control. Our next four battled for position with the Lehman run- ners and we just got better coming down the home stretch. There were some great individual battles going between the gifts as they ran down the final straightaway." Top varsity runners for the Lady Lobos were Ashley Morgan (third overall), Ofelia Negrete (fourth), Amara smith (seventh), Pressley Bailey (ninth) and Bianca Meza (twelfth). The Lobos fell short with the score of 35 to 22. "Our young ladies fought hard and are really focused on district in a few weeks," Lehman gifts head coach Monica Tovar said. The boys team race was even closer, as Hays High won on the strength of having four runners in- side the top six. The top Rebel finishers were Michael Normand (second), Ryan McSpadden (third), Heath Agnew (fourth), Tom Ayers (sixth), and Lo- gan Lindsey (tenth). "The boys race was an absolute dogfight and the team winner came down to the wire," Buckley said. "It was a race that could have easily gone the other way. Everyone ran a great individual race, but Tom Ay- ers was the deciding factor in our team winning on Saturday. He has a lot of heart and it is no mistake as to why he is one of the co-captains of this team." Lehman's Ramon Martinez cap- tured the overall title. His fellow Lobo teammates were Patrick Vil- lareal (fifth), Raymond Castaneda (seventh), Brian Velasquez (eighth) and NickWittkopp (ninth). Silver cowboy boots were award- ed to both winning varsity teams during this first-ever dual meet be- tween the schools. "We are hoping to start a tradi- tion with them being handed back and forth over our meetings in the future," Buckley said. "We're really looking forward to trying to do this every year." COURTESY PHOTO Hays' Miriana Sigala finished first overall to help pace the Hays girls to a victory over Lehman in Saturday's dual match. The Rebel varsity boys also narrowly knocked off the Lobos in the team competition. 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