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The Burnet High School varsity scrimmage Aug. 12 featured projected starters on both sides of the ball, including the offensive and defensive lines. The defense didn’t give up a first down until the final drive of the hour-long intersquad scrimmage. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet defense ‘tough and physical’ in intersquad scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School starting varsity offense earned two first downs in its intersquad scrimmage against the starting defense Aug. 12 as the Bulldogs wrapped up the first week of training camp. (more…)



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Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s first practice of fall training camp Aug. 14 was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of work. (more…)



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Newly converted Faith Academy of Marble Falls center Issac Oliver participates in quickness drills using trash cans as markers as new head coach Pete Rhoades oversees the Flames’ fall training camp. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘It’s going to be iron-man football,’ says Faith coach about small team

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The limited number of Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players means new head coach Pete Rhoades has to be selective of what kinds of drills and activities the Flames undergo. Faith is completing its second week of fall training camp. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach Mike Birdwell lines up players to perform mat drills as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop (back, left) encourages them during summer conditioning in June. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football returns with familiar schemes and experienced QB

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team might be starting its training camp a week later than its neighbors in Burnet County, but that doesn’t mean the Mustangs won’t begin the season ready to compete. (more…)



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Llano High School fullback Josh Soliz scores a touchdown during the Yellow Jackets’ 2016 bi-district loss to Crystal City. Soliz is one of the returners for new head coach Matt Green’s 2017 team. File photo

Llano football impresses new coach with strong numbers, stamina

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — With 100 players showing up for the first day of summer training camp Aug. 7, and another five or 10 still on the way, new Llano High School football coach Matt Green called it a good start. Those numbers would allow Green to put 30-35 players on the varsity […]



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Heart Hospital of Austin offers free heart screenings to students in extracurriculars

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — The Heart Hospital of Austin is once again offering free heart screenings for students ages 14-18 participating in extracurricular activities during the upcoming school year. (more…)



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New Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker puts his players through footwork drills on the first day of fall training camp Aug. 7. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs start off rainy football camp with ‘good energy’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team had a wet start to fall training camp Aug. 7. The Bulldogs had their first practice at 9:30 a.m., two and a half hours later than what head coach Kurt Jones had originally scheduled. (more…)



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Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — At 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, football season starts for the Llano High School Yellow Jackets. That’s when the players will be at the athletic office at the high school, 2509 Texas 16 South in Llano, receiving their equipment and locker assignments. Then, they’ll take the practice field at about 4:30 p.m. for […]



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Sterling Galban (left) returns for the Burnet Bulldogs 2017 season, which begins with fall training camp Aug. 7. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet Bulldogs getting to work before sunrise Monday

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — As some reach for the snooze buttons on their alarms at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, the Burnet Bulldogs will be standing in line, waiting for their football equipment, locker assignments, and other things before taking the field for the first official day of training camp. (more…)



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Faith Academy football training camp begins Aug. 2

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Eager for football? So are the Faith Academy Flames. The team begins fall training camp at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the academy, 3151 RR 1431 East. The camp will be led by new head coach Pete Rhoades. (more…)



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After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Welcome home, Cyril Lemon. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate and football and track standout is returning to his alma mater as a coach. (more…)



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Highland Lakes volleyball players begin practices Aug. 1

Highland Lakes volleyball players begin practices Aug. 1

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Area high school volleyball players have Aug. 1 circled because that’s when their summer vacation ends. The athletes will be in gymnasiums across Burnet and Llano counties practicing for the upcoming season, which starts Aug. 8. (more…)



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Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school football training camps start Aug. 7, but fans don’t have to wait that long to purchase their season tickets. School personnel at Llano High School and Faith Academy of Marble Falls have already started selling tickets, while Marble Falls and Burnet begin Monday, July 31. (more…)



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Hill Country Youth Football League implements Seattle Seahawks-developed tackling

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While area high school football players still have a week or so before they hit the gridiron for summer practices, one group only has a matter of days. Hill Country Youth Football League athletes going into the grades 2-6 begin practices Monday, July 31, in Marble Falls, Burnet, […]



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Burnet 4H Horse Club members Luke Haydon, Hannah Spruiell, and Emily Moomaw, club adviser Kelly Haydon, and member Amy Neusch. Courtesy photo

Burnet 4H Horse Club members ride on to state show

SPECIAL TO THE DAILY TRIBUNE LLANO — Five members of the Burnet County 4H Horse Club advanced to the state show off their performances at the District 7 show June 19-20. The state show started July 22 and runs through July 29 at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36 in Abilene. (more…)



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Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletes don’t have to go looking for a place to get their workouts in anymore since the school opened a 4,600-square-foot facility on its campus. (more…)



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The Tex’s Waves Swim Team celebrated a successful Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region 3 swim meet July 15 at Landa Park Aquatic Complex in New Braunfels. Tex’s Waves swimmer are Brynlie Tappe (left), who earned two fourth-place finishes; Hayden Brown, who earned one first-, one third-, one fourth-, and one sixth-place finish; Katelyn LaJoie, who earned two firsts, one second, and one third; and Julianna LaJoie, who earned one fifth and one eighth. Hayden Brown and Kately LaJoie earned a berth in the 2017 TAAF Summer Games of Texas on July 27-30 at the Edinburg Water Park in Edinburg. Courtesy photo

Information meeting July 25 in Burnet for Tex’s Waves youth swim team

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Coach James Cole is well aware of the Tex’s Waves swim team’s history and background, and that’s one reason he’s working to drum up attention and enthusiasm for the program, which is based out of the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)



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BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)



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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Days on July 17. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 REPORT: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury remembers coach Spike Dykes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Long before he was the head coach of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team, Kliff Kingsbury was a New Braunfels High School quarterback looking for a chance to play college ball. (more…)



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Bronc champ faces surgery after serious Marble Falls rodeo injury

Bronc champ faces surgery after serious Marble Falls rodeo injury

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A rodeo athlete injured July 15 during the Marble Falls Open/Pro Rodeo is facing a long road back after he reportedly landed on his head and twisted his neck when he flipped off a bucking horse. (more…)



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Llano Junior High coach Kemp Lowery takes over softball

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — New Llano Junior High School coach Kemp Lowery is adding another duty to his 2017-18 school year – interim head softball coach at the high school. Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green approached Lowery about taking the job for one season in anticipation of posting the job […]



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Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover will represent the United States as a member of the Stars ’N Stripes soccer team. The team is playing in the Gothia Cup in Sweden. The Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football (soccer) tournament and draws 1,700 teams from more than 80 countries. Courtesy photo

Ex-Marble Falls soccer player competes in Gothia Cup in Sweden

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SWEDEN — When Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover walked the stage in 2016, she decided her desire of attending Texas A&M University was greater than her dream to play college soccer.  But a chance phone call in December 2016 put those college plans on hold. (more…)



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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, looks for the first down marker during a preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16 last season. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Former Mustang David Morgan fully focused on second NFL season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Days before the start of his second NFL training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan was home visiting family and friends, playing golf, and even taking a quick trip to the Texas coast. (more…)



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Burnet hires baseball coach with strong record at Austin school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head baseball coach Todd Doucet resigned to take the same position at Llano High School, it only took a couple of days to find his replacement, someone with several championships under his belt and glowing references. (more…)



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Marble Falls Tsunami member Elijah Blackington practices at the city pool at Lakeside Park in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Tsunami swimmers ride wave of effort to success

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The youngest, least experienced swimmers aren’t in the pool just to have fun and escape the Texas summer heat. Coach Krystal Lunsford has expectations and goals for them, just like she has for their more experienced teammates in the lane on the other end of the city pool at […]



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City of Marble Falls workers have already flattened the land and marked off where the new field at The Greens soccer complex on Avenue K will be located. Part of the challenge for the employees was keeping the trees that offer that shade intact. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls rolling out The Greens ‘carpet;’ soccer field ready soon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association athletes will have a new field to play on when the season begins in the fall of 2017. The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department announced it will finish the field, located on the corner of Avenue K and Sixth Street, by the […]



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