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Dive into competitive youth swimming this summer

Dive into competitive youth swimming this summer

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Krystal Lunsford wants children to experience what she did when she was their age: fun and success in the pool as a competitive swimmer. Lunsford is the head swimming coach at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden signs his letter of intent to play football for Texas Lutheran University on May 20 as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Kaleb Burden signs with Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to dedication, few players are willing to pay the price quite like Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden. (more…)

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Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team capped spring practices by treating fans to a show during the purple and white game May 23 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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High schools offering summer sports camps

High schools offering summer sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school coaches across the Highland Lakes are hosting athletic camps throughout June and July for elementary, middle school and high school student-athletes. (more…)

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FROM LEFT: Marble Falls High School rising sophomore quarterback Andrew Stripling. Marble Falls High School rising senior quarterback Cade Cool. Marble Falls High School rising junior quarterback Zach Rangel. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

It’s only spring, but it’s time for Mustang football and tailgate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School fans can get their first look at the 2016 football team May 23. The Mustangs will play in their purple and white spring game at 6 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Admission is free. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Brock Foster signs his letter of intent to be a track-and-field athlete for McMurry University as parents Earl (standing, left) and Kaci, grandmother Liz White and brother Chadd Foster look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet multi-sport athlete Brock Foster signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior Brock Foster didn’t take an offseason. The five-sport athlete devoted himself to being the best he could for the Bulldogs. Now, he’ll take that commitment with him as he competes as a track-and-field athlete for McMurry University. Foster signed his letter of intent May […]

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Burnet hires Marble Falls coach as girls athletic coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When Burnet Consolidated Independent School District athletic director Kurt Jones began looking for a new girls athletic coordinator and high school girls basketball coach, he looked south down U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School hires new boys basketball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys basketball program tapped a coach from above the Red River to lead the team next year. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School hurdler and jumper Natalie Schulz at the height of an attempt during the long jump competition at the Class 5A state meet May 13. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano track athletes compete at state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — Three track-and-field athletes representing the Highland Lakes made the area proud because of how well they competed at the University Interscholastic League state meet May 12-14. (more…)

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State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR UPDATE: The State of the Lake program scheduled for May 17 has been postponed due to possible severe weather. It has been rescheduled for June 21. Go to www.lakebuchanancc.org for more information.   BUCHANAN DAM — A little wind made the difference in whether Lake Buchanan’s white bass population survived the […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior Jonathan Reyes (seated, middle) signs his letter of intent May 11 to play for Trinity University while Faith Academy head football coach Randy Denton (seated, left), younger brother Jacoby and parents Jeff (standing, left) and Cyndi Reyes look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy football player Jonathan Reyes signs with Trinity

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior athlete Jonathan Reyes will play football for Trinity University in San Antonio. Reyes will be a walk-on to the program and is penciled in to compete for a defensive back position. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Natalie Schulz signs her letter of intent May 11 to be a member of the Angelo State University track-and-field team as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns watches. ASU, located in San Angelo, is a member of the Lone Star Conference in the NCAA’s Division II. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls track athlete Natalie Schulz signs with Angelo State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Moments after signing her commitment to Angelo State University with a letter of intent May 11, Marble Falls High School track-and-field senior standout Natalie Schulz celebrated the moment the only way she knew how. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Natalie Schulz gets instructions before performing the next drill during a recent workout. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano track athletes at state

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS  — Three area track-and-field athletes are headed to Austin for the state meet May 12-14. Marble Falls High School senior Natalie Schulz will make her third consecutive state appearance in Class 5A. (more…)

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Burnet County 4-H Youth Precision Rifle team members are all smiles after their wins at the District 7 competition. Courtesy photo

Burnet County 4-H shooters capture district titles

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM BAIRD — The Burnet County 4-H Youth Precision Rifle squad won two of the three team championships at the District 7 rifle competition April 29-30. In addition, the team set a record for the number of individual awards, coach Guy Taylor said. (more…)

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New Burnet defensive coordinator backs out; Llano hires two coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team has resumed its search of a defensive coordinator. Burnet High School athletic director and head football coach Kurt Jones said on May 4 that Jason Byndom of Magnolia West had a change of heart after talking to family members. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall (seated, middle) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Tarleton State University in Stephenville during a signing ceremony May 2 at Max Copeland Gym. She’s surrounded by her mother, Rachel Hall (seated, left), Lady Mustangs head coach David Schubert, and younger brother, Michael Hall. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls’ Reann Hall to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The biggest reason Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall was offered a scholarship by Tarleton State University is because improvements to her defense and footwork last season. And that meant changing her approach to defense. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

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Burnet names Magnolia West coach new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Jason Byndom is the new defensive coordinator for the Burnet High School football team. Byndom was the defensive coordinator at Magnolia West High School northwest of Houston, where his defenses gave up an average of 17 points a contest. “He’s been a very successful coordinator for awhile,” Bulldogs […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — At Marble Falls High School, David Morgan was regarded as an under-the-radar college football prospect. Few powerhouse Football Bowl Subdivision programs extended scholarship offers to Morgan as he headed into his senior year in 2010-11. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior golfer Taylor Carroll (right) has the frosting on her face after younger sister, Rylee, and other friends pushed Taylor’s face into her signing ceremony cake April 14. Carroll will play golf for Harding University. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet golfer Taylor Carroll signs with Harding University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior golfer Taylor Carroll demonstrated the mental toughness the sport requires on the final hole of the Class 4A Region IV tournament April 12. Carroll’s drive hooked and found the woods. (more…)

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Texas A&M University athletics director Scott Woodward (left) and Horseshoe Bay Sports Club leader Rudy Davalos. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

A&M AD speaks to Horseshoe Bay club about future of program

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY— Even though Scott Woodward has only been the athletics director at Texas A&M University for three months, that didn’t stop members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on April 13 from asking the same question that has been asked since 2011. Will the Aggies play the University of […]

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Days after capturing the bronze medal in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays earlier this month, Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter was back on the Bulldog track to fine-tune his form during a recent practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

High school hurdlers need ‘fearlessness’ to compete, say coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School sophomore Ian Carter’s finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays on April 2 says plenty about him and Highland Lakes hurdlers. Carter captured bronze in 14.78 seconds, slightly behind Stafford’s Caleb Parker, who was second in 14.64 seconds. Both runners are in Class […]

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Marble Falls and Llano teams see several coaching changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Area high schools continue with staff changes following resignations. At Marble Falls High School, the Mustangs football team team has a new co-offensive coordinator. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Jacob Metcalf (seated) signs his letter of intent to play football and run track for McMurry University on April 8 as parents Juley and Todd Metcalf look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls receiver Jacob Metcalf signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green recalled meeting “a scrawny little dude” two years ago when he took over the Mustangs team. On April 8, that player — senior receiver Jacob Metcalf — signed his letter of intent to play football and run track for […]

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Marble Falls basketball coaches resign, remain as teachers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys head basketball coach Paul Gammage and assistant coach Roy Waterman are resigning as coaches at the high school at the end of the 2015-16 school year The two told players April 1. (more…)

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