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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English talks to the Lady Flames during halftime of their 61-23 victory over Waco Reicher on Nov. 15 — his 1,197th career win. He followed that victory up a few games later with his 1200th win, which was one for the record books. The school will celebrate his milestone at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the student center on campus, 3151 RR 1411 East in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith coach Jerry English in the record books with 1200th win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One of coach Jerry English’s favorite terms is “rarefied air.” In fact, he used it so much during the Faith Academy girls basketball team’s 2007-08 season that former standout Kristen Jung asked him to define it during one of his chalk talks. “Air of the highest peaks,” […]

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Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 40 years of coaching, Russ Roberts still believes most people are unaware what he and others in his profession really do. “Almost nobody understands what your job is,” he said. “There’s an unbelievable misunderstanding of what a coach is. He’s basically a developer of young people.” (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior runner Sophie McCannon (center) signs her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University with her parents, Steve and Shannon McCannon, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy runner Sophie McCannon signs with ACU

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A sense of comfort, a Christian environment, and a desire to run on the NCAA Division I level propelled Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior middle-distance runner Sophie McCannon to sign her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University. She had a signing ceremony at […]

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The Marble Falls High School cross-country team with coach Anthony Torns (right).

Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano compete at state cross-country meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ROUND ROCK — Three Highland Lakes public high schools had runners representing them at the state cross-country meet Nov. 12. The Marble Falls Lady Mustangs, who made history as the first Marble Falls squad to compete at the state meet as a team, finished last out of 16 teams on […]

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Burnet's Preston Reeves rumbles for some yards late in the game against the Taylor Ducks on Friday, Nov. 11, at Bible Stadium in Leander. The Ducks beat the Bulldogs 42-6 in the first round of the playoffs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Taylor Ducks fly high in second half to beat Burnet 42-6

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LEANDER — The Burnet Bulldogs season came to an end Nov. 11 with a 42-6 loss to the Taylor Ducks in a Class 4A Division I bi-district championship. Burnet wraps up the season with a 7-4 record. (more…)

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Llano High School junior fullback John Soliz was stopped a yard short of the end zone — though junior left tackle Ray Dixon signals a touchdown — during the Yellow Jackets’ 22-18 loss to Crystal City on Nov. 10 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship. Junior running back Mason Greenwood scored on the next play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano goes back and forth with Crystal City in 22-18 bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Llano High School football team was on the wrong side of Crystal City history Nov. 10 as the Javelinas got their first playoff win since 1953. Crystal City beat the Yellow Jackets 22-18 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in […]

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Faith ends playoff drought Nov. 11 against Shiner St. Paul

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A win against Temple Central Texas Christian last week put the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs for the first time in two years. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler (center) signs her national letter of intent Nov. 9 with her parents, Lori and Joel Fieseler, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Haley Fieseler to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler signed her national letter of intent Nov. 9, the first day of the early signing period, to play at Tarleton State University. (more…)

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Receive Sterling Galban and the Burnet Bulldogs take on the Taylor Ducks in a bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at A.C. Bible Stadium, 3301 S. Bagdad Road in Leander. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 7 p.m. pregame show. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet’s win streak against Taylor on the line in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In his fifth year as Burnet High School head football coach, Kurt Jones has guided the Bulldogs to the playoffs each season and lost to Taylor once in five games: a 9-7 setback in 2012. (more…)

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The Llano Yellow Jackets take on the Crystal City Javelinas in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in San Antonio.

Llano needs to forget last year as it plays Crystal City in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano High School head football coach Craig Slaughter said the toughest part of preparing for a bi-district matchup against Crystal City is making sure players understand that last year’s 42-26 playoff victory over the Javelinas is in the past. (more…)

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Llano High School junior Ian Fletcher hugs Opal Rode, a resident at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after he handed her a flower during a pep rally Nov. 2. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano players, band, and cheerleaders bring pep to nursing home residents

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The smiles, hugs, and pats on the back made a 30-minute pep rally at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center worth every second for residents and the Llano High School students who attended. (more…)

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Faith ends 2-year playoff drought with 42-14 win over CTC

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER TEMPLE — The message during the week was clear to the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team: Beat Temple Central Texas Christian and win a trip to the Division III playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Flames (4-5 overall, 2-3 District 4) responded with […]

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Marble Falls ends season with 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s season ended with a 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 4. The Mustangs’ (2-8 overall, 0-7 District 26-5A) lone touchdown came on their last drive, when junior receiver Keegan Deering caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Zach […]

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La Vega too much for Burnet, but Bulldogs in the playoffs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WACO — The Waco La Vega Pirates used a number of weapons to put up more than 500 yards of rushing in their 63-23 win over the Burnet Bulldogs on Nov. 4. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs face toughest test at Waco La Vega

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hits the road to face its toughest opponent of the season. The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 2-2 in District 13-4A Division I) are at Waco La Vega (9-0, 4-0), the 2015 state champion and ranked no worse than No. 2 in Class 4A […]

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Marble Falls aims to end season on positive at Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will ends its season on the road at Dripping Springs on Nov. 4. The two square off at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium, located on Tiger Lane at Bell Spring Road. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio […]

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Victory for Faith Flames puts them in TAPPS playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The task is pretty simple for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team. Beat Temple Central Texas Christian, and the Flames qualify for the Class 3A playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School student J.J. Tellez holds the football the way he was taught by Marble Falls Middle School boys athletic coordinator Jamie Graham (left) and coach Corey Kenyon. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls Pony scores TD as opposing teams work together

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Middle School student J.J. Tellez lived out the goal of many football players during the seventh-grade gold team’s 36-20 loss to Kerrville on Nov. 1 – scoring a touchdown. (more…)

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Llano High School junior middle blocker Skye Sanderson records a kill during the first-set loss to Caldwell on Nov. 1 in the first round of the playoffs. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano volleyball ends successful season in tough bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — The Llano High School volleyball team’s season ended Nov. 1 with a bi-district championship loss to Caldwell: 19-25, 17-25, 21-25. “I couldn’t have swept through this season any better,” Lady Jackets head coach John Black said. “These seniors have been with me for four years; they’re so special.” […]

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White-tailed deer

Deer season should be ‘banner’ one

The general season for white-tailed deer begins Saturday, Nov. 5, in Texas, and it’s predicted to be a “banner” year by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts. Read more about deer season — and other hunting seasons — at 101HighlandLakes.com.

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Willis ‘Pennybill’ Lewis, a member of ‘The Streak’ football teams during the 1950s, tells current Marble Falls High School football player Cooper Wilson why the Mustangs were so successful during that era. The two attended the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Reunion on Oct. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Marble Falls football players formed lifelong bond because of ‘The Streak’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —They gathered together again, a day after watching someone else wear their uniforms and enjoy the glory that comes with playing under the Friday night lights. Most can’t believe 60 years have passed since they were the kings of Marble Falls High School, leading the community on an incredible […]

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Lady Mustangs qualify for state cross-country meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CORPUS CHRISTI — The Marble Falls High School girls cross-country team continued its historical season by finishing fourth at the Class 5A Region IV meet Oct. 29 to qualify for the state meet for the first time as a squad after the University Interscholastic League began requiring girls to run […]

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Llano football takes third in district, secures playoff spot

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BANDERA — A 22-13 win over Bandera on Oct. 28 propelled the Llano High School football team to a third-place finish in the District 13-A Division II race and a spot in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets (4-6 overall, 2-2 district) will take a bye next week and then face the […]

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Marble Falls loses last 2016 home game 31-17 to Lockhart

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended its final home game of the 2016 season with a 31-17 loss to Lockhart on Oct. 28. The Lions (3-6 overall, 2-4 in District 25-5A) never completed a pass but still had 400 yards of offense, all on the […]

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Burnet’s Rowdy Holmes drops back for a pass as offensive lineman Carlos Herrera forces Liberty Hill’s Jonathon Dudgeon to the outside. Liberty Hill won the game 44-23 on Oct. 21. The Bulldogs are at home against Lampasas on Oct. 28 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY starting with a pregame show at 7 p.m. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet playing for postseason spot against Lampasas on senior night

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team has plenty to play for when the Bulldogs welcome Lampasas on Oct. 28. The two meet at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with […]

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Marble Falls set for last home game, senior night vs. Lockhart

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will end the 2016 home schedule by honoring seniors and parents Oct. 28. The Mustangs (2-6 overall, 0-5 District 26-5A) also want to earn one more home victory, but standing in the way is Lockhart (2-6, 1-4). Listen to the […]

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