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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press n November 10, 2010 + a comes BY JASON GORDON from the top 20 into the ninth race as a Hays Rebel and he ffoep~ports~yahoo.com position with just under a capped off a tremendous sea- half-mile to run, but a surge son and career. He has really from the back of the back left helped pass on his passion for Hays' Mariana Sigala fin- her in 13th. the sport with a rookie-heavy ished 13th at the Class 4A Re- "She tried to fight them off team. He taught them a lot of gion IV Cross Country meet giving everything she had to the little things that can only last Saturday at the Brooke the point where her body lit- be passed on from athlete to Army Base in San Antonio. erally gave out on her right athlete and I am glad to have Sigala ran a strong race, but before the line," Buckley said. had him on the team." finished just out of the top "We couldn't have asked any- Sigala will be Buckley's top 10, which would have earned thing more from Mariana. She retumer next season. her a spot at the state meet in gave it all she had out there "Mariana has now taken Round Rock; Hays teammate and showed a lot of team and over as the top dog of the Iohnathan Gabriel finished school pride in the process." girls team as we will be losing 30th in the event. Gabriel ran against one of senior Lena New this year," Sigala finished the two-mile the toughest regional fields in Buckley said. "Mariana is one course in a time of 11 minutes, the state, of those kids who quietly com- 52 seconds. Gabriel ran the "Johnny ran his first mile mandstherespectoftheother three-mile course in 16:05. in 4:55, which was amazing, runners and leads by example "Both Hays runners ranbut the speed ofthis field was in whatever she does. Iknow personal bests for the sea- phenomenal," Bucldey said. that this regional meet left son," Coach Cliff Buckiey "Ifwe wonld have been in our her mildiy disappointed, butI said. "Mariana ran a tactically old region, both Johnny and also know that it will only fo- perfect race." Mariana would have qualified cus her more on her goals for Sigala slowly made her way for state. It was Johnny's last next year." COURTESY PHOTO Hays' Mariana Sigala finished 13th at the Class 4A Region IV meet on Saturday in San Antonio. She narrowly missed out on a state meet berth, but capped off an exciting season nonethe- less. KERRVILLE TIVY VS HAYS WR Ty Green, WR Granger Studdard, DL Austin Reyes, DE When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Alan Marin Where: Clemens High's Tivy: QB Johnny Manziel, RB Lehnhoff Stadium Jacob Camarillo, WR Kason Records: Hays (6-4); Tivy (9-1) Fornes, WR Braedon White, WR Last Week: Hays lost to Sean Kibbett, WR Steven Brant. Smithson Valley 41-0; "l'ivy was Intangibles: Hays may be in idle trouble as it draws one of the Last Meeting: Hays 14, Tivy 7 toughest first round playoff (1999) assignments in all of Class 4A. It's hard to describe just how What they're saying: "He's prob- good Tivy quarterback Johnny ably as good as I've ever seen. Manziel is. He's so good that he He's fast and tough; he makes turned down the top collegiate all the right decisions. He is their team in the country. He has a offense." Hays head coach Bob combined 66 touchdowns this Shelton on Tivy's All-State year. Hays' only hope is to make quarterback Johnny Manziel. zero mistakes on offense and Tivy Offense: Spread get into a shootout with No. 5 Tnty Defense: 3-4 Hvy because it's going to be next to impossible to slow down Hays Offense: Multiple the Antlers. The Rebels must Hays Defense: 3-4 play a near-perfect game to give Players To Watch: Hays: QB themselves a chance to pull off Caleb Kimbro, QB Mason Cer- the upset. venka, WR Michael Romero, C Free Press Prediction: Alex Rocco, RB Taven Mayberry, Tivy 52, Hays 28 PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Wendy's Heisman winners Hays High School's Chaney Turney and Steve Partin have been named Wendy's Heisrnan Award winners. The honor recognizes the top academic male and female senior at their high school. Athletic Director Bob Shelton submitted the duo and they completed applications that will be consid- ered in a national competition for scholarships from Wendy's restaurants. YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE $60 Registration going on Now.* Girls & Boys Grade: 2-S Please call 512-633-9810 for more information. Statiou JEWELR S~TS " :MORE /22 Main Street Downtown Buda 295-9444 Open Everyday 295-6008 Manziel: 11vy QB key to offense Continued from pg. 1B for 3,007 yards. He's thrown an amazing 39 touchdowns and only two interceptions, all of this while playing only one complete game in leading No. 5 Tivy to a 9-1 record. If that's not enough, Manziel has rushed for 1,403 yards and 24 touch- downs. He has also returned two kicks for scores and caught a touchdown pass this season. In Tivy's biggest game to date, the Antlers crushed previously unbeaten Boeme Champion 56-24 to earn a district tide. "He's a special player, no doubt," said Tivy head coach Mark Smith. "He's our catalyst and he makes everyone else around him better. He's a true leader in every sense of the word." Manziel, actually de- committed to the University of Oregon, the No. 1 ranked team in the country, and instead pledged his services to Texas A&M so his parents could watch him play football at the next level. The Aggies could be back in the national championship picture sooner than expected if Manziel keeps up his current pace. Tivy has scored 571 points this season, an average of 57.1 per game, and the Antlers' low- est output of the season was 33 points in a non-district game against three-time defending state champion Lake 11"avis. "We just have to go out there and hope to get a few stops," Shelton said. "He is the key to everything they do." Manziel has led Tivy to two straight state semifinal[ losses. Smith doesn't think the Antlers will be looking past Hays on the heels of thte Rebels' 41-0 loss to Smithson "falley last Friday night. "I think everything that could have gone wrong for Hays in that game did," Smith said. "We've seenwhat they can do and we know they have some good athletes. Tl-aey wouldn't be in the play, offs if they weren't a good teatm. Our motto is to respect everyone we play but to fear no one.." Shelton said he kno~s his of- fense, which was held tto fewer than 100 total yards against the Rangers, will have to pray bet- terto hang with Tivy. "We have to do a good job on offense against Kerrville," Shelton said. "I though~ we played our worst game of the year last Friday. We know we will have to do much better this Friday night." Smith added that while a state tire is Tivy's ultimate goal as Manziel and the Antlers gear up for another playoff run, they are still a team that's trying to improve every day. '~ state title is obviously a big goal, but whether we get there or not won't define this team," Smith said. "The journey along the way will define us. Would not winning a state title be dis- appointing?Yes. But right now we're like 64 other teams in this division that want to end their season with a win." Kickoff for Friday night's game between Hays and Tivy at Clemens' Lehnhoff Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Lobo Football: Lehman hands Leckhart its single win Continued from pg. 1B 4A as junior tailback Levi Med- ley took the game's opening kickoff and zig-zagged his way through the Lockhart defense before sprinting 90 yards for a touchdown. On Lockhart's second pos- session, linebacker Charles "We jumped on them and then we started making mistakes and not executing," Medley said. "It was very disap- pointing." Once Medleywent out of the game with a leg injury on a five-yard run late in the first ing the ball," Lockhart tnead coach Robin Rapp said.. "We were able to take advamtage of some mistakes and thatt got our offeme going." Lehman lost three fmmbles in the contest and thre~ two to Harvest Trammell fell a few yards short of a first down with only three minutes remaining in the contest. Lockhart added an insur- ance touchdown with just over a minute remaining as Bell Thyme 1726 Manchaca (On the ,) 12 Wdliams intercepted aVonte Hudspeth pass and brought the ball back to the Lions' 15-yard line. Two plays later, Matt An- guiano found Peter Gutierrez all alone in the back of the end zone to give the Lobos a 14-0 advantage. quarter, the Lobos couldn't muster much offense and that played fight into the hands of the Lions. "We knewhow efficient they were running the ball so when their best runner went out of the game, we had an idea that they would probably start pass- interceptions. Bell scored runs of 5, 11, 13 yards as the Lions scoreM 21 unanswered points to tmke a 21-14 halftime lead. The Lobos had a chamce to tie the game late in the ffourth quarter but they were stropped at their own 28-yard linoe after Richard Porches haifbatck pass scored his fourth TD from 11 yards out. [ ~ "This loss is hard to swallow because we knew we were the better team," Lehman junior : Matt Riojas said. "We wanted to send our seniors off on a good note but it didn't happen. Now we just have to get ready for next year." Lobo Basketball: Future leeks bright for Lehman basketball Continued from pg. 1 B ter each and every time he has grown since last year and hhs hcker has compiledl a non- stepped on the court." come out with the right at- district slate that he ho)pes will In addition, seniors Dane titude. Both of these guysare get his squad ready ffor what Peddycoart and Larry Ben- vital to our team." will be a challenging diistrict in son are also back and will be Andy Smith, a junior trms- which Smithson Valley/, Alamo counted on for leadership on fer from Hays, is expected to Heights and Canyon should and off the court for Lehman. help Lehman stretch defenses be among the pre-semson fa- "Dane is the guy that holds with his perimeter shooting, vorites to secure the league this team together - he made and seniors Peter Gutierrez crown. it a point to be more physical and Frank DeLeon are also ex- The Lobos will compete in during the off-season," Acker pected to provide a spark to tournament play at Seguin said. "While Larry has really the Lehman backcourt. (Dec. 2-4), Lake Travis (Dec. ROBERT AVERA. ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE FARM ER; Z bMe 7h es Iosm'ance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT" HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C. 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