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Drayton McLane talks Astros and Baylor Bears with Horseshoe Bay club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — When Drayton McLane was considering taking over as owner of the Houston Astros, he had to convince two people who disagreed with the prospect. His parents. The McLanes, being very religious, did not like that the Astros played on Sundays.

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Upgrades to Llano ISD athletic facilities delayed due to cost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Facilities upgrades for the Llano High School athletic department will not be ready for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, athletic director Craig Slaughter announced Oct. 17. That includes the new baseball and softball fields that were projected to be ready by the 2015 season, which begins […]

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Marble Falls grad heals from injuries, signs baseball scholarship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School graduate Carson Bowen will play baseball for North Central Texas College. The program celebrated his signing with new Mustangs head baseball coach Tim Hulon and former Marble Falls head coach J.T. Blair on Aug. 8.

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Marble Falls Mudcats win Austin Select World Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIPPING SPRINGS — The Marble Falls Mudcats 11-and-under baseball team won the South Texas World Series of Austin Select Baseball on Aug. 3. Coach Mark Giesecke said he was not surprised by the success of the squad.

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Marble Falls promotes baseball coach to lead spot; seven other hires made

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made eight athletic department hirings at a special meeting July 9. The Mustangs’ baseball program has a new head coach, and an old one at the same time. Tim Hulon was promoted to head coach from within the program. Athletic director Matt Green […]

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It’s been a quiet but productive summer for Burnet athletics

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The first 30 days of the summer have been quieter than in past years for the athletic department at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.

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Burnet Green wins Little League title over Llano

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Green was crowned the Little League District 26 champion July 1. The squad defeated Llano 22-9 in the Minors (ages 9-) tournament. In the Juniors (age 14) tournament, Fredericksburg beat Burnet 5-4.

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Llano vs. Burnet Little League championship goes to Game 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Little League District 26 Minors and Juniors baseball tournaments have been extended for another night. That’s because Llano defeated Burnet Green 11-8 in Game 1 of the championship series of the Minors (ages 9-10) tournament, while Burnet Juniors eliminated Hill Country 14-1 in a game that was called after […]

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Llano battling Burnet in Little League championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — To the surprise of very few, the Little League District 26 Minors (ages 9-10) tournament championship will be settled between Burnet and Llano. First pitch is 7 p.m. June 30 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, S. Water St. (U.S. 281).

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Marble Falls loses baseball coach, makes football hire

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School welcomes one coach, while saying goodbye to another. Michael Birdwell will be joining the football staff as the co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach, athletic director and head coach Matt Green announced June 26.

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Bertram, Burnet White knocked out of Little League tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Bertram and Burnet White minors baseball teams are out, while Llano and Burnet Green remain in the District 26 Little League Tournament. Burnet White lost to Brady 8-6, while Llano defeated Bertram 10-1 on June 24.

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Bertram, Burnet Little League squads still alive in tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Bertram and both Burnet Little League baseball teams are still alive in the District 26 Minors tournament. The tournament for teams made up of players ages 9-10 runs through July 1 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 U.S. 281. Another tournament for Juniors […]

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Little League tournaments bringing teams, visitors and their money to Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is the site of two Little League District 26 Baseball tournaments. The first is the 9- and 10-year-old Minors tournament from June 21 to July 1. The other is the 14-year-old Juniors event that begins June 28 and ends July 3.

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter […]

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