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Two Marble Falls track athletes qualify for state meet May 15

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — On the days they needed to perform at their best, Marble Falls High School senior discus thrower Ryan Becker and junior hurdler Natalie Schulz did just that to qualify for the Class 5A state meet. Becker threw a personal best 156 feet 3 inches to finish second […]

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Burnet softball defeats Gonzales in bi-district championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BISTRO — The Burnet High School softball team’s historic season continued May 1 with a bi-district championship victory against Gonzales. The Lady Dawgs (20-4-2 overall, 7-5 District 26-4A) defeated the Apaches (14-16) 4-1 in Game 2 to clinch the best-of-three series. Burnet beat Gonzales 3-2 in Game 1 on April […]

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Faith Academy softball headed to playoffs after break from sport

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls softball team has qualified for the playoffs in its first season back since taking a break from the sport in 2006. (more…)

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Cyril Lemon, a former offensive lineman for Marble Falls High School and the University of North Texas, was asked by the New Orleans Saints to sign a free agent contract. Photo courtesy of UNT

Saints come marching in for former Marble Falls lineman

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As the Arizona Cardinals closed out the 2015 NFL Draft by choosing Louisville’s Gerald Christian as “Mr. Irrelevant” with the final pick May 2, former Marble Falls High School offensive lineman Cyril Lemon’s heart sank. (more…)

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Lady Dawgs get program’s first playoff win in series vs. Gonzales

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CANYON LAKE — A 3-2 win against Gonzales on April 30 meant more than taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three bi-district series for the Burnet High School softball team. “It’s the first playoff win for this program,” Lady Dawgs head coach Corey Bledsoe said. “It’s awesome. I’m proud of our […]

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7-on-7 begins May 4 for Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano football

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The new season of 7-on-7 football begins May 4 at the practice fields at Burnet High School for freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams across the Highland Lakes. The Bulldogs welcome Llano, Lampasas and Marble Falls each Monday beginning at 6 p.m. Each squad is guaranteed three contests […]

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Burnet softball seeking first playoff win in program history

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After a three-year hiatus, the Burnet High School softball team has qualified for the playoffs and will try to win a postseason contest for the first time in the program’s history. The Lady Dawgs (18-4-2 overall, 8-2 co-District 25-4A champions) meet Gonzales (14-14, 7-5 in District 26-4A ) […]

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Members of the Verus Fitness Tough Mudder team with coach Calvin Richard (seated, front) get ready for the obstacle course last year. This year's event is May 2 at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 in Burnet. For more on the event and the upcoming Spartan races, go to rprtexas.com. Courtesy photo

Getting out of your comfort zone can help make you a Tough Mudder

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Shannon Jamison isn’t afraid to admit where she’s come from, and she likes the idea of where she’s going. “I’m going to my 25th (high school) reunion this year. I go to it every time we have one, but I’m really looking forward to this year,” Jamison […]

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Llano boys golfer wins silver at state, team is 3rd; Burnet girls 6th

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Llano boys and Burnet girls high school golf teams wrapped up their seasons with top 10 finishes at the Class 4A state tournament April 27-28 at the Onion Creek Golf Club. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ABILENE — As Ann Foster Faulknor was setting triple jump records at Abilene Christian University, the 1983 Marble Falls High School graduate never dreamed she would land in the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. But that’s what happened when Faulknor returned to the campus April 10 with her husband, Chris, […]

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Burnet County 4-H shooters dominate district competition

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE ABILENE — The term “3-P” in Olympic-style shooting refers to “three-position,” but to the Burnet County 4-H shooting club, it stands for three-peat as the team dominated the District 7 competition April 25 for a third straight year.  Wyatt Harrell of Burnet was the only club senior (14- to 18-year-old division) […]

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Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Twenty-two years later, Kyle Futrell still has the old checkbook cover with the numbers 19 and 1¾ on it. The cover serves as a reminder of what athletes can accomplish when they’re loosened, focused and fight for victory. (more…)

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Several Burnet track athletes headed to regional meet

BURNET — Thirteen track-and-field athletes and three relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the Class 4A Region IV meet thanks to their finishes at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 23. Athletes had to finish in the top four in each event to qualify for regionals. (more…)

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Faith girls 2nd at district; several athletes qualify for regionals

SAN ANTONIO— Faith Academy of Marble Falls made its first appearance at the District 3 Class 3A track-and-field meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on April 21. (more…)

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