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Cool Kicks girls soccer follows first-year success with expansion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to its successful first year, the Cool Kicks girls soccer team is expanding to two squads for the fall of 2016. Tryouts for the 12-and-under team and the 13-and-under squad are 6 p.m. July 22 at “The Greens” soccer fields on Avenue K in Marble Falls. […]

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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2008 Marble Falls High School graduate, turns to make a catch during rookie minicamp in May. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

New Viking David Morgan battling for spot in Minnesota

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan is enjoying a few weeks of rest before he re-enters the Viking battle. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate will return to Minnesota at the end of July for the start of Vikings training camp as he fights for a spot on the NFL team’s […]

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Marble Falls hires softball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team has a new head coach. It’s Tim Richter, who served as a principal for the Kenedy Independent School District at both the high school and middle school for the past four years. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

FROM STAFF REPORTS EUGENE, Oregon — Less than a second separated Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano from a third straight Olympics. (more…)

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Stephen Shipley named head football coach at Faith Academy

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Stephen Shipley has gone from the Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 coach to the Flames’ head football coach for the 2016 season. Shipley, the brother of former Burnet High School head coach Bob Shipley, said being a head football coach is a job he always wanted. […]

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Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in an effort to make his third U.S. Olympics team. AP file photo

Leonel Manzano going for goal: another Olympics

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — For the past two U.S. Olympic Trials, 1,500 meter runners have felt and heard the roar of the “Lion.” That lion is 2004 Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards will make his first appearance as the Bulldogs starter at the Texas 7-on-7 state tournament July 7-8 in College Station. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet 7-on-7 football at 12th state tourney in 14 years

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER COLLEGE STATION — The Burnet High School 7-on-7 varsity football team is making its 12th appearance in the past 14 years at the Texas state tournament July 7-8. (more…)

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Faith 7-on-7 football finishes second at state TAPPS tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team finished second in its division of the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on June 25. The Flames posted a 3-1 record and lost to Plano John Paul II in the championship. (more…)

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The Marble Falls under-14 softball team is heading to the Pony League softball regionals on June 24 at the Cedar Park Youth League complex, 1225 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. The 14U squad consists of coach Brianna Hamilton (back, left), players Emily Norton, Tapenga Macias, Mikaella Garcia, Adrianna Garza, Krissy Macias, Lindy Grubbs, coach John Hamilton, players Kamryn Preece (front, left), Jesse Stephenson, Bailey Hamilton, Trinity Blum, Brooklyn Chavez and Monika Gonzales. In the back is coach Leno Garza. Not pictured is coach Jimmy Grubbs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls youth baseball, softball teams at regionals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite having a great grasp on the fundamentals of a sport, it sometimes takes a little extra, something you can’t necessarily see, to give a team the edge. That’s what Marble Falls Pony coaches faced with the 14-and-under squad during a sectional tournament June 10-12. (more…)

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John Berkman, who graduated from Marble Falls in 2001, returns as the girls head basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls makes two new coaching hires and one promotion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One new Marble Falls High School head coach is coming home, while another is accepting a promotion. And a third is making Marble Falls her new home. Athletic director Matt Green announced the moves after the board of trustees approved the recommendations during its regular meeting June 20. […]

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (more…)

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The annual stocking of Lake Buchanan with hybrid striped bass fry was carried out March 21 by the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corp. Shown introducing the fish into the lake is LBCC member and fishing guide, Max Milam, of Ken Milam Fishing Guide Service. This year’s stocking consisted of 1 million of the fry and brings the total number stocked into the lake by the LBCC over the past 10 years to more than 9 million. Visiting anglers are harvesting large numbers of keeper-size hybrids with new lake records being established and re-established within short periods of time. Courtesy photo

Lake Buchanan has healthy resurgence; state of the lake is June 21

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BUCHANAN DAM — Lake Buchanan has experienced the spectrum of ups and downs the past several years, going from historic low inflows to four open floodgates recently, leaving people wondering, “How is Lake Buchanan doing?” (more…)

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Granite Shoals resident Michael Tupper competes in the final round of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals in May. He scored a 69 to win the steer riding competition. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals 14-year-old headed to national rodeo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — One year after failing to advance to the National Junior High Rodeo finals of steer riding, Michael Tupper of Granite Shoals is returning. (more…)

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Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

Tribute to Mike Fry, all Marble Falls LakeFest racers taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — City and chamber of commerce leaders are keeping their pledge to honor a drag boat racer who lost his life during last year’s LakeFest. But it’s also a tribute to all the racers. (more…)

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It takes two members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue squad to keep Marble Falls High School graduate Alex Roman from making the play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

FCA football game teaches players true meaning of ‘team’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Even a 24-10 loss during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football game didn’t take away all the positives from the week of June 7-10 for members of the gold team. (more…)

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Recent Burnet High School graduate Austin Moore, who was the quarterback for the Bulldogs last season, was to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic Football Game on June 10 in Georgetown. Photo by Diana Cox

5 Highland Lakes players picked for first FCA all-star football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — It might be only June, but five recent Highland Lakes graduates are hitting the gridiron for a football game. Llano’s Cody Miller, Wyatt Baumann and Colton Center, Burnet’s Austin Moore and Marble Falls’ Jacob Metcalf have all committed to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star […]

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Denton is new Faith AD, plans to step down as football coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Though it’s been in the works for some time, Randy Denton has officially taken over as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Former athletic director Jessie Crow retired, effective June 1, after four years of service to the academy. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior pitcher Hunter Reagor (seated) signed to play baseball for the University of Houston at Victoria on May 26 as Burnet head baseball coach Todd Doucet (standing, left), mother Codi Reagor, grandfather Ken Reagor, grandmother Rhoda Schmidt, father Zachary Reagor and Burnet assistant baseball coach Steven Shipley looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pitcher signs with University of Houston at Victoria

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Throughout the Burnet High School baseball season, anytime the Bulldogs needed a pitcher to deliver, they turned to senior Hunter Reagor. (more…)

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Dive into competitive youth swimming this summer

Dive into competitive youth swimming this summer

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Krystal Lunsford wants children to experience what she did when she was their age: fun and success in the pool as a competitive swimmer. Lunsford is the head swimming coach at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden signs his letter of intent to play football for Texas Lutheran University on May 20 as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Kaleb Burden signs with Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to dedication, few players are willing to pay the price quite like Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden. (more…)

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Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team capped spring practices by treating fans to a show during the purple and white game May 23 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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High schools offering summer sports camps

High schools offering summer sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school coaches across the Highland Lakes are hosting athletic camps throughout June and July for elementary, middle school and high school student-athletes. (more…)

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FROM LEFT: Marble Falls High School rising sophomore quarterback Andrew Stripling. Marble Falls High School rising senior quarterback Cade Cool. Marble Falls High School rising junior quarterback Zach Rangel. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

It’s only spring, but it’s time for Mustang football and tailgate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School fans can get their first look at the 2016 football team May 23. The Mustangs will play in their purple and white spring game at 6 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Admission is free. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Brock Foster signs his letter of intent to be a track-and-field athlete for McMurry University as parents Earl (standing, left) and Kaci, grandmother Liz White and brother Chadd Foster look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet multi-sport athlete Brock Foster signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior Brock Foster didn’t take an offseason. The five-sport athlete devoted himself to being the best he could for the Bulldogs. Now, he’ll take that commitment with him as he competes as a track-and-field athlete for McMurry University. Foster signed his letter of intent May […]

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Burnet hires Marble Falls coach as girls athletic coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When Burnet Consolidated Independent School District athletic director Kurt Jones began looking for a new girls athletic coordinator and high school girls basketball coach, he looked south down U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School hires new boys basketball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys basketball program tapped a coach from above the Red River to lead the team next year. (more…)

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