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+ HaysFreePress.com State Marching Band Contest comes to a close for both Hays and Lehman bands. - Page 3B November 2, 2011 Page 1B s earn s win in BY WES FERGUSON Last week, Lock_hart (2-7, 0-5) lost to Smithson Valley wes@haysfreepress.com 35-6, while Lehman (5.4, 1-4) is coming off a 13-9 home win Lehman High may have fall- over district rival Clemens. It en short of its season-long goal was the Lobos' first district win of reaching the playoffs, but the of the season and only the sec- Lobos have a shot at another ond in the history of the young school first when they suit up school. on Friday against Lockhart. The game was in doubt up A victory over the sheepish until the end. Holding onto a Lions would give the Lobos narrow lead with less than two their first-ever winning season minutes remaining, the Lobos' in school history. It would also offense stalled on fourth and be a step in the right direction inches just shy of midfield. for Lehman's football program, The Lobos could have punt- said head coach Steve Davis. ed, but they decided to run the "We want to go out on a win- ball, handing off to running ningnote,'hesald."Ourseniors back Levi Medley. Medley did can hang their hats on having not disappoint. He powered the first winning season here, through the scrum for a one- and the underclassmen can lay yard gain to give the Lobos a another brickin the foundation new set of downs and an op- toward building this program." portunity to run out the clock. WINNING SEASON? The Lehman football team has a chance to finish with a winning season for the first time if it beats Lockhart Friday night. Quarterback Matt Anguiano kneeled three times to close out the victory for the Lobos. Da- vis said he had thought about punting but decided he liked his chances on an evening when his team gained 216 yards on the ground. "We'd been able to nm the ball all night," he said. "We put it on the offensive linemen: 'Hey, this is the game right here. Let's go out and do it.' And they lined up and moved 'em off, and we got the first down." The Lobos got ahead early, but they squandered their 7-0 halftime lead on the opening drive of the third quarter. With Clemens nmning back An- thony Matthews carrying most of the load for his team, the Buffaloes fought back with an 80-yard scoring drive. The kick failed, however, allowing Leh- man to hold onto a 7-6 edge. A couple of series later, the Buffaloes' Christian Turman nailed a 42-yard field goal to give Clemens its first lead at 9-7. But the Lobos answered on the next drive. Starting from their own 20-yard line, they ate up six minutes of the fourth quar- ter on a drive that saw Medley rush nine times and Anguiano make 3 of his 4 completions. See LEHMAN FOOTBALL, pg. 2B PHOTO BY BRUCE RUCKEL, CHAPARRALPHOTO.COM Lehman sophomore Tyler Hyss form tackles Clemens running back An- thony Matthews on Friday at Shelton Stadium. The Lobos earned their second district win in school history in their final home game of the year. Victory keeps district title hopes alive for Hays STAFF REPORTS With Hays High's district-title hopes hanging in the balance, it was the de- fense that came up with a big play late to help secure a 21-17 Rebel victory on Can- yon's famous red turf in New Braunfels last Friday night. Canyon High looked to be marching in for the go- ahead score as time ticked away in the fourth quarter. After Cougars' quarter- back Austin Day rushed for 5 yards to the Hays 35 on fourth down to keep a drive alive with under four minutes to play, Da- kota Billings fumbled the ball after being popped by Nate Paez. Rebel defensive back Anthony Valdez fell on the football, and Can- yon never regained possession. "Our defense played great all game and came up with a huge play when we needed it most," Hays quarterback Ca- leb Kimbro said. Kimbro completed his first nine passes and finished 16-for-19 for 279 yards with two touchdowns. The talent- ed signal caller threw in 64 yards on the ground for good measure, none bigger than the four yards he gained on fourth- and-1 at midfield with two minutes to play that allowed the Rebels to run out the clock. Canyon had scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, on a Day PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER FARIAS a shot at the district title. Now we have Caleb Kimbro,who breaks free here after a block from Granger Studdard, passed for 279 yards and rushed for 64 more to lead Hays to a 21-17 win at Canyon Friday night on the Cougars' famous red turf. The Rebels kept alive their hopes for a share of the district title, but Hays will have to beat Smithson Valley, which is ranked as high as No. 2 in the state in Class 4A, Friday night at Shelton Stadium. The Rebs are already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. thatopportunity." said. "Now we have that opportunity." Romero finished the game with seven HayscameoutofthegatehotasKim-catches for 107 yards, while Studdard -Hays quarterback Caleb Kimbro bro completed a 50-yard pass to Grang- had six grabs for 118 yards for Hays. In er Studdard to set up his own 8-yard all, Kimbro completed passes to five dif- touchdown run less than two minutes ferent Rebel receivers. Canyon (7-3, 3-3), 11-yard run and a Kyle Hoegenauer 37- into the game. which had already clinched a playoff yard field goal, before the rally fell short. Canyon answered the Hays score late berth coming in, was paced by Billings' "Canyon is such a big, strong foot- in the first quarter when Day capped 153yards on 15 carries. ball team and I was afraid of how we'd a 10-play, 86-yard drive with a 5-yard Hays racked up 414 total yards against match up with them physically," Hays quarterback keeper for a touchdown, a Canyon team which was allowing only head coach Blake Feldt said. "Tiffs was On Hays' next possession, Kimbro 190 total yards per game coming into by far the best we've played offensively threw a fade pass to the deep left comer the contest. all season. It's about time, it's the ninth of the end zone and Studdard made a "Our guys made some awesome game of the season." beautiful over-the-shoulder catch for a catches tonight," Kimbro said. "Our The victory means Hays (6-3, 4-1) can 35-yard score and the Rebels led 14-7 at coaches had a great game plan coming grab a share of the District 27-4A tire halftime, into the game and everything came to- with a win at home next Friday in the The Rebs increased the margin to gether for us." last game of the regular season against 21-7 when Michael Romero sprinted KickoffFridaynight against Smithson SmithsonValley, flee down the left sideline for a 48-yard Valley at Shelton Stadium is scheduled "We've worked since two-a-days to touchdown rim with two minutes left in for 7:30 p.m. The Rangers are ranked as have a shot at the district tide," Kimbro the third quarter, high as No. 2 in statewide Class 4A polls. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON Hays middlle blocker Rachel Nor- mand and the Lady Rebel volleyball team won a thrilling hi-district play- - off match against Boerne Champion Tuesday night in New Braunfels. [] BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com For all the power Kaylea Beck packs in her tight arm, it was two touch kills that made all the dif- ference in Hays' bi-distlict playoff victory over Boeme Champion Tuesday night at New Braunfels High School. The Lady Rebels' 25-23, 25-23, 15-25, 25-22 win was a thriller and ended a streak of first-round losses dating back the past two seasons. Hays High advances to play See HAYS VOLLEYBALL, pg. 2B .S 0 Hays High senior Josh Bieter helped lead the Rebel tennis team into action last week in the regional tournament in San Antonio. Hays won two matches and eventually fell in the consola- tion finals to Gregory- Portland. COURTESY PHOTO FROM STAFF REPORTS in 2010, in the first round and Gregory-Portland team and fell Farrell, Ricky Hearn, ]ackson found they were up against a by a score of 10-3. Johnson, Raymond Hayes, Sam The Hays High tennis team very skilled team and fell to the "Our record of 2-2 in the re- Simoneau and Zack Curry. ran into some good compe- Chargers 10-0. The Rebels re- gional tournament was a great "Coach Lamar Smith and I tition at the Regional Tennis bounded by winning their next result for us," Cook said. "We are very proud of all of them," Tournament held in San Anto- two matches against San Anto- knew the competition would Cook said. "This is something nio Oct. 28-29. The Rebels ulti- nio Jefferson (10-0) and Austin be tough, but we were going in they can remember for the rest mately ended their team tennis LB] (10-6). to give them all a fight." of their lives, We did face some season in the consolation finals "The LB] match was a great Cook said her team would re- tough teams and lost a couple at regionals, matchup because our teams member their trip to regionals of matches, but the experience Top teams in the state such were pretty equal," Hays head for a long time to come.was priceless. We did go down as Lake Travis, Alamo Heights coach Debbie Cook said. "Our Hays tennis team players in- to San Antonio and represent and Boerne Champion were in kids played some great tennis clude: Caitlin Camp, Haley But- not only Hays but the Kyle/ the draw. to capture the victory" let, Katelyn Allred, Brooke Ful- Buda community in a great way The Rebels faced Boerne In the consolation finals the wiler, GraceOrtiz, AbbyKnediik, anditwas a lot offun for every- Champion, the state runner-up Rebels ran into a well-rounded ]arett Stewart, Josh Bieter, Sarah one involved in Rebel tennis." F A R M E R Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO. HOME. LIFE. BOAT. HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C Buda, TX 78610 Office: (512) 312-1917 Fax: 312-0688 Email: dvthames @ ausfin.rr.com Monday-Friday, 9am-5prn Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated ::i ......... CO PgT S ADWARE SPYWARE MALWARE VIRUSES On-Site Removal (requires broadband intemet access) Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 Mfr Rebates Available to Previous Owners +