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Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker demonstrates the proper way to perform a deadlift at the Burnet High School fieldhouse weight room for Grant Jones and Luke Hudgins (right) as his wife, Lacy Parker, a girls basketball and track coach, looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘Big Eddy’ back in Burnet; line coach and wife return to alma mater

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Even as he sat down to pour glasses of chocolate milk for Burnet student-athletes after a morning of strength-and-conditioning workouts, it’s hard to miss Eddy Parker. (more…)

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Matt Green snags coaches from Marble Falls, Burnet for Llano

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Newly named Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green plucked three Marble Falls coaches and one Burnet coach to complement his Yellow Jackets staff. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach and athletics director Michael Birdwell puts the Mustangs through mat drills on the first day of voluntary strength-and-conditioning workouts June 12 at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs coach Michael Birdwell takes handoff from Matt Green

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When current coach Michael Birdwell was offered the chance to become the interim Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletics director, he wasted no time in accepting. (more…)

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Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Earlier this month, Llano High School athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigned, sending the Yellow Jackets on a search for his replacement. They didn’t have to look far. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate and Little River Academy head coach Gus Beuershausen (standing, middle) guided his Little River Academy softball team to the Class 3A state championship June 1. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls graduate Gus Beuershausen’s dream drives success

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Six years ago, Gus Beuershausen took a chance on chasing a dream he gave up in 2001. On June 1 of this year, as he stood on the Red and Charline McCombs Field after the Class 3A state softball championship game, the 1995 Marble Falls High School graduate probably […]

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Burnet High School’s Drew Kiser (top left) and Koby Edwards and Marble Falls High School’s Dalton Mayberry (bottom left) and Heath Dooley will play in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl on June 9 in Georgetown.

Burnet and Marble Falls football players in FCA bowl game June 9

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GEORGETOWN — Four Burnet County high school football players will represent the area June 9 at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl. To participate, athletes had to have graduated from high school in 2017 and been nominated by their head coach. (more…)

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Burnet makes coaching hires, including one from way up north

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials had to tap the Garden State for one of the four coaching hires recently announced. The hires are Stephanie Pegues in swimming, Mathew Howard in softball, Matthew Russell in girls soccer — all at the high school — and Cory Spivey as the Burnet Middle School boys […]

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Llano AD and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Craig Slaughter resigned as the head football coach and athletic director at Llano High School on June 2 to become the defensive coordinator at Wall High School. (more…)

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Highland Lakes schools hold summer sports camps

Highland Lakes schools hold summer sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Schools across the Highland Lakes are offering summer sports camps. The camps are sport- and gender-specific and emphasize fundamentals and having fun. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School defensive backs stretch minutes before the start of the Black and White game May 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Defense shines in Marble Falls football’s Black and White game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Defense set the tone early and often during the Marble Falls High School football team’s Black and White game May 23 to end spring practices. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo (seated, center) signs his letter of intent to play baseball for East Texas Baptist University surrounded by his mother, Tina, and father, Robert, along with Burnet High School athletics director Kurt Jones (standing, left), head baseball coach Todd Doucet, and offensive coordinator Jerod Rye. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Steven Gallardo changes course with East Texas Baptist signing

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo could have played college football. After all, he was having conversations with East Texas Baptist University football coaches when the Bulldog changed course and called the baseball coaching staff. (more…)

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The biggest question mark for the Marble Falls High School football team is the starting lineup in the trenches. Coaches hope to get more answers during the spring game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls spring football game is a time to answer questions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team hopes to answer some questions May 23 about the 2017 squad when spring drills end with the purple and gold game. (more…)

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MFISD hires new high school trainer, middle school coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Two coaching hires have been approved by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. They are Marble Falls High School athletics trainer Brittney Mitchell, who replaces Heather Melanson, and Marble Falls Middle School coach Jennifer Johnson, who replaces the retiring Craig Orton. (more…)

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Llano High School junior Ray Dixon took home a bronze medal in the shot put at the Class 4A state track-and-field meet May 12-13 in Austin. Courtesy photo by Martelle Luedecke

Burnet and Llano athletes medal at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Three Highland Lakes athletes representing District 19-4A brought home medals from the Class 4A state track-and-field meet May 12-13. (more…)

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Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association has another state championship. Real Madrid, a boys soccer team comprised of players 12 and under, won three games at the state tournament May 6-7 to claim the title and finish the spring with a 15-0-0 record. (more…)

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Faith Academy AD leading girls basketball for now as assistant takes over boys program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls announced its lineup of new basketball coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Athletics director Randy Denton will take over the girls basketball program as the interim head coach after the academy and former longtime coach Jerry English parted ways in April. (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Sports Club members Brad Goebel (left) and Rudy Davalos (right) welcome Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby as the group's featured speaker May 9. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

In Horseshoe Bay, Big 12 head Bob Bowlsby says conference is alive and well

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on May 9 not to believe the reports that the conference is on the verge of collapse. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior golfer Delaney Kelley signs her letter of intent to play golf for Trinity University on May 4 as Lady Mustangs assistant coach Wayne Neely (standing, left) and head coach Lonnie Tackitt look on. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club

Marble Falls golfer Delaney Kelley to play at Trinity University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Instead of slowing down Marble Falls High School senior golfer Delaney Kelley, a car crash during Spring Break sent her on a tear, which eventually led to her signing a letter of intent May 4 to play the sport at Trinity University in San Antonio. (more…)

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Tyler Kwan (left), Gus Henry, and Susanna Quinn of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high track team were among the highest point earners in every meet in which they competed this year, including the Austin Christian School Association’s track-and-field district finals April 24. Coach Angela Henry said the trio, along with other team members, faced a number of challenges, including not having all the equipment they needed and often being the smallest team (by numbers) at the meets, yet they never used those hurdles as excuses. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Academy junior high track squad clears hurdles to success

STAFF WRITER DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As the Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high boys 4-by-400 relay squad got ready to head to the starting line at the Austin Christian School Association track-and-field district finals April 24 at Florence High School, they knew the team’s chance to win the meet was hanging by […]

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Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon readies to sign her letter of intent to play for Arlington Baptist College as Lady Dawgs assistant coach Chelsea Sivells (standing, left), mother Tammy Ybarra, and Burnet head coach David Schubert look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Izzy Ramon to play basketball for Arlington Baptist

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Shortly after Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon met her new Lady Dawgs coach, David Schubert, she told him her dream was to play college basketball. However, she didn’t think she had the qualities colleges look for in a prospect. (more…)

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Burnet High School rising senior receiver Sterling Galban looks for a pass during the 44-18 win against Austin Crockett on Sept. 16, 2016. Galban recently committed to play football for Iowa State University. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet receiver Sterling Galban commits to Big 12’s Iowa State

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Pure speed. That’s what Iowa State University was recruiting when the Cyclones offered a scholarship to Burnet High School football player Sterling Galban. Galban, who will be a senior next year, was looking for a place that reminded him of home. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls names Pete Rhoades new head football coach

Faith Academy of Marble Falls names Pete Rhoades new head football coach

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls named Pete Rhoades as its new football coach. The school made the announcement May 3. He replaces Stephen Shipley, who resigned from the position in April for personal reasons. (more…)

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Burnet and Llano track athletes qualify for state

Burnet and Llano track athletes qualify for state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HUNTSVILLE — After qualifying for the finals of the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles in the Class 4A Region III meet, Burnet High School juniors Sterling Galban and Ian Carter made up their minds they were headed to the state meet. (more…)

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Burnet begins 7-on-7 league looking for standout quarterback

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When the Burnet High School football program begins its annual 7-on-7 league May 1, the Bulldogs will be looking for a starting quarterback to fill the shoes of graduating senior Kobe Edwards. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Allison Metzger (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City surrounded by teammates Addison Floyd (seated, left) and Christian Wilcox; coach Bobby Huston (standing, left), teammates Joy Plunk, Logan Floyd, Hannah Marks, and Launa Evans, and athletic director Randy Denton. Courtesy photo

Faith’s Allison Metzger to play basketball at Oklahoma Christian university

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls forward Allison Metzger knew she wanted to play college basketball in a Christian environment. So she set out to find it. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser signs his letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Texas-Dallas with his high school head coach and father, Roy Kiser (standing, left), younger brother, Luke, and mother, Gina, looking on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Drew Kiser to play basketball at UT-Dallas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Just like his dad and high school coach, Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser will play college basketball. Kiser signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas-Dallas on April 26. (more…)

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