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Lighthouse golf pro Katie Dillard qualifies for national tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF PROSPER —  Lighthouse Country Club Golf Pro Katie Dillard qualified for the TaylorMade golf professionals national tournament thanks to finishing third at the TaylorMade TP Classic Qualifier on May 4. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior pole vaulter Blake Skoog (seated) on May 20 signed her letter of intent to compete for the University of North Texas as Burnet coaches Glen Hafley (standing, left) and Doug Messer and her mother, Suzzanne Haney, celebrated the moment with her. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pole vaulter Blake Skoog receives scholarship to UNT

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Blake Skoog always has been somewhat of a thrill seeker. Years before she secured an athletic scholarship to be a pole vaulter for the University of North Texas, the Burnet High School senior spent her time working with horses. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7 football team qualifies for state tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LORENA — The Burnet High School 7-on-7 varsity football team has qualified for the Division II state tournament after finishing second at the Lorena State Qualifying Tournament on May 16. The state tournament is July 9-10 at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, 3101 Harvey Road in College Station. (more…)

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Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

Dive in with Marble Falls and Burnet youth swim teams

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Tsunami are returning to the Marble Falls city pool. Cameron Bahr, executive director of the YMCA Greater Williamson County, announced the Marble Falls Tsunami swim team will be coached by Katrina VanBenthuysen. (more…)

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Husband-wife duo take over girls coaching duties at Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Lady Mustangs have two new head coaches for the 2015-16 school year. David Schubert is the new athletic coordinator and head basketball coach, while his wife, Casey, is the new head volleyball coach. (more…)

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Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As Marble Falls High School junior discus thrower Ryan Becker waited his turn for his sixth toss at the Class 5A state meet May 15, throwing coach Ricky Sparks reminded him it was his final chance to medal. “I’m due for a good one because all I have to […]

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Former Mustangs help McLennan College advance to World Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYNE STAFF LUBBOCK — Two former Marble Falls High School baseball players helped McLennan College return to the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series for the first time since 1987. They are pitcher Cole Ridgely and reserve Stacy Heinatz, both freshmen. (more…)

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As Marble Falls Middle School basketball players, the class of 2014 were back-to-back district champions and posted a two-year record of 28-0 to become the only class to leave middle school unbeaten in girls athletic coordinator Karen Naumann’s three decades on the campus. The team included Sarah Stripling (left), Skylar Riley, Tiffany Winters, Amanda Johnson, Teagan Hall, Blanca Fonseca, Hailey Coulter, Emily Klingsporn, Hailey Stephens and coach Karen Nauman. File photo

Karen Naumann retiring after 30 years of guiding MFMS athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Now that Karen Naumann is retiring as the Marble Falls Middle School girls athletic coordinator, she was asked to answer once and for all who gets the credit for helping former Mustang Leonel Manzano become an Olympic silver medalist. (more…)

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One of Ben Joosten’s clients enjoys the waters of Cozumel on a recent dive. While the Highland Lakes and Cozumel are miles apart, people can learn all they need to know in one of Joosten’s SCUBA diving classes at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet. Joosten teaches programs for all levels of divers and leads adventure excursions. Photo courtesy of Ben Joosten

SCUBA classes at YMCA pool can take you to a new world

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Ben Joosten wants to open a new world to you. One that could take you from watching the sea lions of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez to experiencing the vibrant life around oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. And it […]

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Burnet dominates second week of 7-on-7 football league

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Even potential wet weather and a venue change couldn’t slow the Burnet High School 7-on-7 football team. The Bulldogs went 3-0 on May 11 for the second week of the Burnet 7-on-7 League, which took place at Mustang Stadium in Marble Falls. Burnet, Marble Falls, Llano and […]

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MFHS volleyball coach Julie Downs resigns to ‘refocus life’

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Julie Downs has resigned as the head volleyball coach at Marble Falls High School. She announced her decision May 4. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Super Bull Challenge
WHEN: 7 p.m. May 16; gates open at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Charlie Taylor Arena, 100 Rodeo Drive south of Marble Falls on U.S. 281
ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger

Super Bull Challenge brings in bucks for Marble Falls Area VFD

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department has rounded up 40 bulls for the Super Bull Challenge on May 16 at Charlie Taylor Arena. With that many bulls, it’s going to be one of the most exciting nights in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Faith Academy girls track team brings home bronze from state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF WACO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track-and-field team finished third at the Class 3A state meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on May 8-9. (more…)

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Marble Falls fishing club crowns Angler of the Year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School ended the 2014-15 school year by crowning Lyle Schmidt as the Angler of the Year after he won the last tournament of the season. That event was May 9 on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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