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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.

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Scores & Schedules

April 21, 2015 07:06 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Boston 7, Baltimore 1, 7 innings

Detroit 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3

Kansas City 7, Minnesota 1

Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 3

Houston 7, Seattle 5

Tuesday's Games

Baltimore (B.Norris 0-1) at Toronto (Buehrle 2-0), 7:07 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Eovaldi 0-0) at Detroit (Lobstein 1-0), 7:08 p.m.

Boston (Miley 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Milone 2-0) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 1-1), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Pomeranz 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Santiago 1-1), 10:05 p.m.

Houston (McHugh 2-0) at Seattle (T.Walker 0-2), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 2

Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 1

San Diego 14, Colorado 3

Tuesday's Games

Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Haren 1-0) at Philadelphia (Williams 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Lynn 1-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Cahill 0-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Marquis 0-1) at Milwaukee (Fiers 0-2), 8:10 p.m.

San Diego (Morrow 0-0) at Colorado (Matzek 1-0), 8:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (B.Anderson 1-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Texas (N.Martinez 2-0) at Arizona (C.Anderson 0-0), 9:40 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 20

Chicago 91, Milwaukee 82, Chicago leads series 2-0

Golden State 97, New Orleans 87, Golden State leads series 2-0

Tuesday, April 21

Boston at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Washington at Toronto, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 20

N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers lead series 2-1

Minnesota 3, St. Louis 0, Minnesota leads series 2-1

Anaheim 5, Winnipeg 4, OT, Anaheim leads series 3-0

Tuesday, April 21

Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m.

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