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Lady Dawgs student-manager is important part of the team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Every morning, Burnet High School female athletes have to find their name on the roll board and turn the washer to hide them. But on this particular morning, several months ago, the Lady Dawgs found friendship bracelets in front of each washer.

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Marble Falls soccer players honored at awards ceremony

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School soccer programs were honored during the annual awards ceremony April 22. Coaches announced members of the all-District 51-4A team and handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation.

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Llano baseball falls to Liberty Hill but takes second place

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LIBERTY HILL — The fight for the District 8-3A baseball championship lived up to the billing. But, in the end, Liberty Hill took advantage of one Llano mistake to claim the title with a 4-3 victory in eight innings April 22.

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Burnet baseball loses to Brownwood, finishes third

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BROWNWOOD — The Burnet High School baseball team lost 9-8 to Brownwood in eight innings April 22 to end its regular season. That means the Bulldogs (13-11-3 overall, 6-4 district) are third in District 8-3A, and Llano is the runner-up after a 4-3 loss to Liberty Hill in eight innings [...]

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Marble Falls tennis complex named in honor of Charlie and Nancy Herrington

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The presentations took longer than the vote. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees took less than 10 seconds to unanimously approve renaming the tennis facility at the high school the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center during its regular board meeting April 21. The [...]

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HITS Triathlon series returns to Marble Falls on April 25-27

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The HITS Triathlon series hits the road and Lake Marble Falls on April 25-27, but only two days — Saturday and Sunday — are scheduled for racing. The HITS Triathlon holds events across the country as participants earn points in the overall standings or just compete in one event. [...]

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Marble Falls ISD offering physicals for athletes in grades 7-12 on April 26

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic department are trying to accomplish many things in a four-hour span. In a joint effort to raise money for the department, athletes going into the seventh through 12th grades can take a physical April 26 for $20 at [...]

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Granite Shoals’ Bill Henry found success in the major leagues

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — When Bill Henry stood on the mound Oct. 8, 1961, at Crosley Field, it wasn’t just any ballgame. And he wasn’t facing the sluggers from just any ball team. The left-hander from Pasadena, Texas, was staring at the top of the New York Yankees lineup in the [...]

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Burnet baseball stays one game behind Llano after beating Lampasas

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team took care of Lampasas 8-1 on April 18 to stay a game behind Llano in the District 8-3A standings. The Yellow Jackets (12-12 overall, 7-2 district) defeated Brownwood 6-5 on April 18.

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Marble Falls softball ends season in close loss to Dripping Springs

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Though the Marble Falls High School softball team knew it didn’t qualify for the playoffs — while Dripping Springs did — the Lady Mustangs weren’t going to lose to the Lady Tigers without a fight in a District 25-4A match April 18. In the end, Dripping Springs (9-3 district) scored enough for [...]

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Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club holding 5k and children’s mile April 26

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club invites runners to “Race Like A Champion” by participating in its first 5k run April 26. The club also created a Purple Pony Mile for children, which will be conducted before the adult race. “I wanted to do (the 5k) last [...]

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Seniors recognized during Mustangs’ final baseball game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before the final game of the 2014 season, the Marble Falls High School baseball team honored its seniors April 17. During the 8-4 loss to Leander, head coach J.T. Blair continued the trend. Garrett Winslett started at pitcher, his first start since District 25-4A play began. Then [...]

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Ex-Mustang QB Mike Richardson says he’s leaving Texas Tech

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LUBBOCK — Former Marble Falls High School quarterback Mike Richardson is transferring from Texas Tech University. The 2013 graduate arrived at the Lubbock school during mid-term as a true freshman after spending the fall working out on his own.

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Llano baseball beats Burnet in second-place battle; Lady Dawgs win 7-1

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As it should be, the contest between the Burnet and Llano baseball teams April 15 came down to the seventh inning in a battle for second place in District 8-3A. In the end, the Yellow Jackets (6-2 district) took advantage of two free bases to come back for [...]

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