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Lady Flames prepare for No. 1-ranked state tourney foe

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team had one more practice March 5 in a final preparation for Houston Lutheran North. The two meet at 6 p.m. March 6 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A state tournament at Mansfield Summit High […]

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Faith Academy junior high girls squad wins district

The Faith Academy girls junior high basketball team (15-5 overall, 9-0 district) beat Killeen Memorial 25-24 on March 3 to capture its first Austin Christian Athletic Association junior high girls district tournament championship. The Lady Flames were seeded No. 1 in the tournament. The team includes eighth-graders Launa Evans (front row, left) and Emily Reed […]

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Marble Falls’ Sam Kohutek headed to Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football center Sam Kohutek had a smile that wouldn’t leave his face. And that smile grew bigger when he turned to see a video of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s football team that included the game day atmosphere at Crusader Stadium, a […]

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Faith boys end record season with close regional loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys basketball team’s season ended in a 69-68 loss to Beaumont Legacy at a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools regional tournament Feb. 28. Still, Flames head coach Randy Denton said the positives during the season far outweigh its end […]

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Faith Academy sophomore guard Jayla Reeves connects on an outside jumper.

Lady Flames return to state basketball tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy girls basketball coach Jerry English is a numbers fan. So it’s no surprise that after his Lady Flames beat Bay Area Christian 64-42 on Feb. 28 to return to the state tournament, English was able to rattle off a few digits. Such as this is […]

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Lady Flames take the softball field for first time in years

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Faith Academy of Marble Falls relaunched an old sport Feb. 24 when the softball team took the field at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

National Wild Turkey Federation chapter honoring Wade Hibler

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is handing out one of the organization’s most prestigious awards during its annual banquet March 7 — one that it doesn’t give up every year or much at all. (more…)

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Participants in the 2014 Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament Eddie Ventura (left), Dave Morgan, Josh Ellis and Bill Daly ‘dressed’ up a bit since the event allowed men to tee off from the ladies’ tee box. The 2015 tournament is April 18 at the Lighthouse Country Club in Kingsland, but organizers are seeking sponsors and golfers. Contact Daly at (325) 956-9569 or billcindydaly@yahoo.com or Lou and Syb Henson at (325) 388-6179 for more information. Courtesy photo

Men ‘dress’ the part for Sunrise Beach VFD golf tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — While the annual Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Golf Tournament isn’t until April 18, organizers are giving men who want to participate a heads-up so they can get their dresses and skirts pressed and ready for the event. (more…)

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The Blue Lake Golf Club is a 2015 Locals Love Us favorite with The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners. Courtesy photo

LOCALS LOVE US: Favorite Highland Lakes golf courses

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Highland Lakes is the place to be if you’re looking for a tee. Across the area, the Highland Lakes boast some incredible golf courses, including the three latest winners of the 2015 Locals Love Us contest. That’s correct, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners have […]

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Faith basketball squads head to playoffs with something to prove

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy boys and girls basketball teams will attempt to add to their historical seasons. They’ll try to win regional championships Feb. 27-28 to advance to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Burnet High School junior forward Jesse Pollard (center left) takes contact from Wimberley junior forward Joe Bishop during the Bulldogs’ 61-59 loss in a bi-district championship Feb. 24 at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

Burnet comes up short in bi-district match against Wimberley

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — With eight seconds left and trailing Wimberley 61-59 in a Class 4A bi-district championship Feb. 24, the Burnet High School boys basketball team broke the huddle and inbounded the ball. (more…)

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Bulldogs grow up, prepare for rematch against Wimberley

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — With a win-or-go-home attitude, the Burnet High School boys basketball team stormed its way into the 2015 playoffs. The Burnet Bulldogs (14-13, 5-5) will put a two-game winning streak on the line when they face Wimberley (20-8, 10-2) in a bi-district championship at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior quarterback Magnum Burcham signs his letter of intent to play football for Southwestern Assembly of God University on Feb. 20. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy quarterback signs to play football at Christian school

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — It’s fitting that Faith Academy senior quarterback Magnum Burcham signed to play football for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University Lions, Flames head coach Randy Denton said. (more…)

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Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gavin Smith holds the basketball under his arm. He’s looking at one of his players, Taylor Johnson, at the top of the key. Between them stands Jonathan Estrada, who is several inches taller than Taylor. But Smith isn’t concerned about Taylor beating him to the net, not just […]

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