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Hill Country Memorial offers free evaluations to student-athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER FREDERICKSBURG — Helping athletes quickly recover from injuries is the goal of several orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists at Hill Country Memorial. The desire to comfort, heal and assist is why they donate their time to ensure athletes in need don’t have to pay for those services. (more…)

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Former University of Texas-San Antonio and University of Houston athletics director Rudy Davalos (left) accepts the Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement award from Jared Mosley, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Rudy Davalos recognized for sports career with lifetime achievement award

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — Lifelong friends and family members came far and wide to help honor former University of Houston and University of Texas-San Antonio athletics director Rudy Davalos on Aug. 15. (more…)

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School booster clubs holding ‘Meets’ to begin new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — All four area high school booster clubs invite fans to meet players and coaches representing their communities during the annual gatherings at each high school in the next 10 days. And best of all, events are free for fans. Just show up wearing your school’s colors. (more…)

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Llano High School junior running back Mason Greenwood runs past a blocker during the first week of fall training camp. Courtesy photo

Llano offense and defense look sharp in intersquad scrimmage

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A 90-minute intersquad scrimmage Aug. 5 presented Llano High School football fans with plenty of “ooh” and “ahh” moments. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior lineman Daniel Sparks listens closely to what head coach Matt Green is telling him during the opener of the Mustangs’ fall training camp Aug. 8. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football starts training camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A 6 a.m. start did little to diminish the enthusiasm of the Marble Falls High School football team Aug. 8. The Mustangs began fall training camp at that hour, needing no more than 15 minutes to issue equipment before heading to the field. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men

Local Olympian Leonel Manzano makes appearance in Rio Games

MARBLE FALLS — You might have recognized a familiar face during the opening weekend of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Leonel Manzano. No, not on the track — the middle distance runner just missed making the games in Brazil during the Olympic Trials in July. (more…)

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Marble Falls fifth-grade coach Brad Hatfield teaches players the proper way to land when making a tackle during the team’s first practice Aug. 1. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Hill Country Youth Football League adds towns, divisions

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Youth football will look different in Burnet and Llano counties when the season begins Aug. 27 for the Hill Country Youth Football League. (more…)

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Summer prep obvious during Faith’s first fall practice

Summer prep obvious during Faith’s first fall practice

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team enjoyed its first practice of fall training camp Aug. 1. The reason for their enjoyment, according to new head coach Stephen Shipley, is because the Flames used their summer productively. Since they had been working out and lifting throughout […]

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Robert 'Bob' Faubion Lewis died July 21, 2016.

Coach, former Marble Falls player Bob Lewis was a true leader

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ROUND MOUNTAIN — He led with a handshake, reaching out, grabbing your hand with a solid squeeze and a “Hey, how are you doing?” or “It’s good to see you.” And he meant those words.  (more…)

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Burnet football hits the field for fall training camp

Burnet football hits the field for fall training camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The first day of fall training camp for the Burnet High School football team forced coaches to use all 125 yards at Bulldog Field to accommodate the large numbers of players getting ready for the 2016 season. (more…)

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Cool Kicks girls soccer follows first-year success with expansion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to its successful first year, the Cool Kicks girls soccer team is expanding to two squads for the fall of 2016. Tryouts for the 12-and-under team and the 13-and-under squad are 6 p.m. July 22 at “The Greens” soccer fields on Avenue K in Marble Falls. […]

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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2008 Marble Falls High School graduate, turns to make a catch during rookie minicamp in May. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

New Viking David Morgan battling for spot in Minnesota

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan is enjoying a few weeks of rest before he re-enters the Viking battle. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate will return to Minnesota at the end of July for the start of Vikings training camp as he fights for a spot on the NFL team’s […]

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Marble Falls hires softball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team has a new head coach. It’s Tim Richter, who served as a principal for the Kenedy Independent School District at both the high school and middle school for the past four years. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

FROM STAFF REPORTS EUGENE, Oregon — Less than a second separated Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano from a third straight Olympics. (more…)

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Stephen Shipley named head football coach at Faith Academy

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Stephen Shipley has gone from the Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 coach to the Flames’ head football coach for the 2016 season. Shipley, the brother of former Burnet High School head coach Bob Shipley, said being a head football coach is a job he always wanted. […]

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Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in an effort to make his third U.S. Olympics team. AP file photo

Leonel Manzano going for goal: another Olympics

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — For the past two U.S. Olympic Trials, 1,500 meter runners have felt and heard the roar of the “Lion.” That lion is 2004 Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards will make his first appearance as the Bulldogs starter at the Texas 7-on-7 state tournament July 7-8 in College Station. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet 7-on-7 football at 12th state tourney in 14 years

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER COLLEGE STATION — The Burnet High School 7-on-7 varsity football team is making its 12th appearance in the past 14 years at the Texas state tournament July 7-8. (more…)

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Faith 7-on-7 football finishes second at state TAPPS tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team finished second in its division of the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on June 25. The Flames posted a 3-1 record and lost to Plano John Paul II in the championship. (more…)

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The Marble Falls under-14 softball team is heading to the Pony League softball regionals on June 24 at the Cedar Park Youth League complex, 1225 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. The 14U squad consists of coach Brianna Hamilton (back, left), players Emily Norton, Tapenga Macias, Mikaella Garcia, Adrianna Garza, Krissy Macias, Lindy Grubbs, coach John Hamilton, players Kamryn Preece (front, left), Jesse Stephenson, Bailey Hamilton, Trinity Blum, Brooklyn Chavez and Monika Gonzales. In the back is coach Leno Garza. Not pictured is coach Jimmy Grubbs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls youth baseball, softball teams at regionals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite having a great grasp on the fundamentals of a sport, it sometimes takes a little extra, something you can’t necessarily see, to give a team the edge. That’s what Marble Falls Pony coaches faced with the 14-and-under squad during a sectional tournament June 10-12. (more…)

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John Berkman, who graduated from Marble Falls in 2001, returns as the girls head basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls makes two new coaching hires and one promotion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One new Marble Falls High School head coach is coming home, while another is accepting a promotion. And a third is making Marble Falls her new home. Athletic director Matt Green announced the moves after the board of trustees approved the recommendations during its regular meeting June 20. […]

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (more…)

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The annual stocking of Lake Buchanan with hybrid striped bass fry was carried out March 21 by the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. Shown introducing the fish into the lake is LBCC member and fishing guide, Max Milam, of Ken Milam Fishing Guide Service. This year’s stocking consisted of 1 million of the fry and brings the total number stocked into the lake by the LBCC over the past 10 years to more than 9 million. Visiting anglers are harvesting large numbers of keeper-size hybrids with new lake records being established and re-established within short periods of time. Courtesy photo

Lake Buchanan has healthy resurgence; state of the lake is June 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Lake Buchanan has experienced the spectrum of ups and downs the past several years, going from historic low inflows to four open floodgates recently, leaving people wondering, “How is Lake Buchanan doing?” (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident Michael Tupper competes in the final round of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals in May. He scored a 69 to win the steer riding competition. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals 14-year-old headed to national rodeo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — One year after failing to advance to the National Junior High Rodeo finals of steer riding, Michael Tupper of Granite Shoals is returning. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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It takes two members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue squad to keep Marble Falls High School graduate Alex Roman from making the play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

FCA football game teaches players true meaning of ‘team’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Even a 24-10 loss during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football game didn’t take away all the positives from the week of June 7-10 for members of the gold team. (more…)

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Recent Burnet High School graduate Austin Moore, who was the quarterback for the Bulldogs last season, was to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic Football Game on June 10 in Georgetown. Photo by Diana Cox

5 Highland Lakes players picked for first FCA all-star football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — It might be only June, but five recent Highland Lakes graduates are hitting the gridiron for a football game. Llano’s Cody Miller, Wyatt Baumann and Colton Center, Burnet’s Austin Moore and Marble Falls’ Jacob Metcalf have all committed to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star […]

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