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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall (seated, middle) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Tarleton State University in Stephenville during a signing ceremony May 2 at Max Copeland Gym. She’s surrounded by her mother, Rachel Hall (seated, left), Lady Mustangs head coach David Schubert, and younger brother, Michael Hall. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls’ Reann Hall to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The biggest reason Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall was offered a scholarship by Tarleton State University is because improvements to her defense and footwork last season. And that meant changing her approach to defense. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

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Burnet names Magnolia West coach new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Jason Byndom is the new defensive coordinator for the Burnet High School football team. Byndom was the defensive coordinator at Magnolia West High School northwest of Houston, where his defenses gave up an average of 17 points a contest. “He’s been a very successful coordinator for awhile,” Bulldogs […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — At Marble Falls High School, David Morgan was regarded as an under-the-radar college football prospect. Few powerhouse Football Bowl Subdivision programs extended scholarship offers to Morgan as he headed into his senior year in 2010-11. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior golfer Taylor Carroll (right) has the frosting on her face after younger sister, Rylee, and other friends pushed Taylor’s face into her signing ceremony cake April 14. Carroll will play golf for Harding University. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet golfer Taylor Carroll signs with Harding University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior golfer Taylor Carroll demonstrated the mental toughness the sport requires on the final hole of the Class 4A Region IV tournament April 12. Carroll’s drive hooked and found the woods. (more…)

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Texas A&M University athletics director Scott Woodward (left) and Horseshoe Bay Sports Club leader Rudy Davalos. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

A&M AD speaks to Horseshoe Bay club about future of program

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY— Even though Scott Woodward has only been the athletics director at Texas A&M University for three months, that didn’t stop members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on April 13 from asking the same question that has been asked since 2011. Will the Aggies play the University of […]

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Days after capturing the bronze medal in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays earlier this month, Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter was back on the Bulldog track to fine-tune his form during a recent practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

High school hurdlers need ‘fearlessness’ to compete, say coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School sophomore Ian Carter’s finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Relays on April 2 says plenty about him and Highland Lakes hurdlers. Carter captured bronze in 14.78 seconds, slightly behind Stafford’s Caleb Parker, who was second in 14.64 seconds. Both runners are in Class […]

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Marble Falls and Llano teams see several coaching changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Area high schools continue with staff changes following resignations. At Marble Falls High School, the Mustangs football team team has a new co-offensive coordinator. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Jacob Metcalf (seated) signs his letter of intent to play football and run track for McMurry University on April 8 as parents Juley and Todd Metcalf look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls receiver Jacob Metcalf signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green recalled meeting “a scrawny little dude” two years ago when he took over the Mustangs team. On April 8, that player — senior receiver Jacob Metcalf — signed his letter of intent to play football and run track for […]

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Marble Falls basketball coaches resign, remain as teachers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys head basketball coach Paul Gammage and assistant coach Roy Waterman are resigning as coaches at the high school at the end of the 2015-16 school year The two told players April 1. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro (seated, left) signs her letter of intent to run for Ranger College on March 11 as Mustangs head cross-country and girls track coach Anthony Torns (seated) and parents, Javier and Gabriela Castro, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Nydia Castro headed to Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Before Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro signed her letter of intent to compete for Ranger College on March 11, she scanned the room of familiar faces that included her family, teammates, friends and school officials. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls High School football player and current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon has been working on the Marble Falls campus to get stronger after a season-ending injury last year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Mustang, current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon making up for lost time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Cyril Lemon still turns eyes when he’s at Marble Falls High School. The 2011 graduate, who spent the last football season on the New Orleans Saints’ injured reserve list, recently spoke to the current Mustang players. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson (seated) signs his letter of intent to play for Abilene Christian University on March 7 surrounded by his family: brother Ben (standing, left), parents Todd and Kim and brother Jacob. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet receiver Joel Johnson signs with Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson is trading in his kelly green for Abilene Christian University purple. Johnson signed his letter of intent to play for the Wildcats on March 7 and will be a preferred walk-on but qualified for some academic scholarships. (more…)

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Student-anglers Brandon Duggins (left) and Kevin Duggins, members of the Marble Falls High School fishing club, will be competing at the Texas High School State Championship on March 19 at Sam Rayburn Lake in Jasper. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls student-anglers headed to state championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — For these athletes, Spring Break means grabbing a fishing pole and dropping a boat in a lake — all for the chance to be the state’s best student-anglers. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams have released their schedules for the 2016 season. While each squad knew its district opponents after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1, the game order and the date, site and time of each contest still had […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER INDIANAPOLIS — Former Marble Falls High School football standout David Morgan made the most of his NFL Combine appearance Feb. 25-27. The tight end, who played for the University of Texas at San Antonio, scored a 5.17 draft grade, which means he has a “better-than-average chance to make an NFL […]

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Faith Academy girls finish run with ‘heartbreaking’ loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CHINA SPRINGS — When Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls head basketball coach Jerry English reflects on the 2015-16 season, he won’t dwell on the Lady Flames’ 42-40 loss to McKinney Christian Academy in a regional final Feb. 27. (more…)

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Seasons end for Lady Dawgs, Bulldogs with playoff losses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER KINGSVILLE — The Burnet High School girls basketball season’s incredible ride ended in a 55-42 loss to Boerne High at the Class 4A Region IV semifinals Feb. 26. The Lady Dawgs (20-14) knocked off three state-ranked teams in the playoffs. (more…)

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Llano High School senior Colton Center (middle) dons a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor visor after he signs his letter of intent to be a Crusader during a signing ceremony at Llano High School on Feb. 25. Also attending are Llano offensive coordinator Jarrett Vickers (left), line coach Bobby Williams, parents Jackie and Lance Center, Llano head coach Craig Slaughter and Llano High School Principal David Wuest. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano’s Colton Center to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Twelve months ago, Llano High School senior lineman Colton Center began the journey of trying to find the uniform he would wear for the next four years. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team celebrates its 77-66 win over Brazosport on Feb. 23. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs earn spot in regionals with win over Brazosport

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BRENHAM — Before the Burnet High School girls basketball team faced Brazosport on Feb. 23 for a spot in the Class 4A Region IV tournament, the Lady Dawgs first had to overcome bus trouble on their way to the gym. But that and the Exporters (28-6) didn’t stop the Lady […]

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Burnet boys’ quick start leads to bi-district championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SPRING BRANCH — A dominant first half propelled the Burnet High School boys basketball team to a 63-53 victory against Navarro for a bi-district championship Feb. 23. The Bulldogs (18-11) led 21-13 after the first quarter and 39-22 at the half. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior post Hannah Cozby grabs a rebound during the Lady Flames’ 62-41 win against Kennedale Fellowship on Feb. 23. Courtesy photos

Lady Flames defeat Kennedale Fellowship in area championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team is one win away from returning to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Llano track coach, offensive coordinator takes job at Claude

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A Llano High School coaching resignation means athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter has another duty. Jarrett Vickers was named the head football coach and athletic director at Claude High School, which is near Amarillo. He was approved for hire Feb. 18. Vickers was the boys […]

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Burnet football looking for new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The departure of Burnet High School head boys track coach and defensive coordinator Kevin Hall has left a void in the Bulldogs coaching staff. Head coach Kurt Jones appointed assistant coach Billy Cook as the interim head track coach and has begun the process of finding a permanent […]

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Lady Dawgs defeat unbeaten and ranked Wharton in second round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LA GRANGE — Burnet High School girls basketball coach Doug Messer summed up the Lady Dawgs’ 57-49 win over Wharton in the second round of the playoffs in one word: Wow. Wow is right, considering the Lady Tigers (31-1) hadn’t lost a single game and were ranked No. 9 in […]

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