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The Leander Softball Family

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
The Leander softball team hasn't made the playoffs since 2008.

They're making up for lost time in a big way.

This weekend the Lions take on Hays with a trip to the state tournament on the line.  In all reality, they feel absolutely no pressure.

"It's the most fun group of girls I've ever been around," a jubilant Leander head softball coach Faye Fregia said.  "They love to play.  They are goofy, but get down and dirty when they have to.  I just stay out of their way -- let 'em have fun and be girls."

That's the easy part.  The hard part comes when the off-the-field problems hit -- which is where Breezy Lumsden and Laura Tibbs share something besides their love of softball.

Something they wish they didn't share.

"My parents don't usually call me in to talk, but they said, 'we've got an issue - mom has breast cancer," Breezy explained.

Her mom's immediate reaction was fear.

"I thought, oh God, I don't want to die," Kelley says.

Breezy's mom found out her diagnosis in May of 2012.  She had a lumpectomy, and endured eight weeks of radiation.

The Lions softball team rallied around the Lumsden's, doing what they could for them when they could.

Then it happened again.

This time, Laura Tibbs stepmom Tara found out she too had breast cancer in February.  Laura couldn't believe her ears.

"I don't know what I'd do without you, just freaking out," she explained.

Like Kelley, doctors caught Tara's breast cancer early.  Tara, though, decided on a preventative double mastectomy.  She's currently going through chemotherapy.

Once again, enter the Lions family.  They surrounded Laura and her family when needed.

The unintended twist – it's inspired the team throughout their playoff run, and they are two wins away from a trip to the state semifinals.

The Leander Softball Family


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MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 2

Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 3

Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 1, 1st game

Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 6, 2nd game

Detroit 5, Cleveland 4

Kansas City 7, Boston 1

L.A. Angels 5, Houston 2

Oakland 3, Seattle 2, 10 innings

Sunday's Games

Tampa Bay (Archer 9-8) at Toronto (Buehrle 12-9), 1:07 p.m.

Cleveland (Bauer 5-8) at Detroit (Verlander 13-12), 1:08 p.m.

Boston (J.Kelly 1-2) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 11-8), 2:10 p.m.

Minnesota (May 2-4) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 8-9), 2:10 p.m.

Houston (Keuchel 10-9) at L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 5-7), 3:35 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 14-10) at Seattle (C.Young 12-7), 4:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 12-5), 8 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

Chicago Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 4

Philadelphia 2, Miami 1

Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1

Washington 10, N.Y. Mets 3

St. Louis 5, Colorado 4

Arizona 10, San Diego 4

L.A. Dodgers 17, San Francisco 0

Sunday's Games

Washington (Zimmermann 11-5) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-10), 1:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Ja.Turner 5-9) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 1:35 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7), 1:35 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 11-11) at Milwaukee (Garza 7-8), 2:10 p.m.

Colorado (Lyles 6-2) at St. Louis (Gonzales 2-2), 2:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 18-3) at San Francisco (Y.Petit 5-3), 4:05 p.m.

San Diego (Despaigne 3-6) at Arizona (Cahill 3-11), 4:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Saturday's Game

Texas 3, Atlanta 2

Sunday's Game

Atlanta (Minor 6-10) at Texas (Lewis 9-13), 3:05 p.m.

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Saturday's Scores

( 2) Oregon 48, Wyoming 14

( 3) Alabama 52, Southern Mississippi 12

( 4) Oklahoma 34, Tennessee10

(24) South Carolina 38, ( 6) Georgia 35

( 7) Texas A-and-M 38, Rice 10

Boston College 38, ( 9) Southern California 31

(10) L-S-U 31, Louisiana-Monroe 0

(11) Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14

(12) UCLA 20, Texas 17

(14) Mississippi 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 15

(15) Stanford 35, Army 0

(16) Arizona State 38, Colorado 24

East Carolina 28, (17) Virginia Tech 21

(20) Missouri 38, Central Florida 10

Virginia 23, (21) Louisville21

(22) Ohio State 66, Kent 0

NFL

Saturday

No games scheduled

Sunday's Games

Dallas at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

New England at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Washington, 1 p.m.

Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.

Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's Game

Philadelphia at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.

MLS

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia 2, New York 2, tie

New England 2, Montreal 1

Chicago 1, Toronto FC 1, tie

FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 1

Houston 2, Columbus 2, tie

Colorado 2, Portland 2, tie

Sunday's Games

Los Angeles at San Jose, 3 p.m.

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