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Highland Lakes men on Hall of Fame Southwestern baseball squad

Highland Lakes men on Hall of Fame Southwestern baseball squad

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Being the best in their sport is the goal of many athletes. And Highland Lakes residents Bill Rundzieher and Terry Ebner can now claim that accomplishment. (more…)

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Burnet High School alumnus Dustin Martin and his son, Jett, are enjoying the offseason after Martin finished the Mexican league baseball season with a World Series win. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet graduate’s walk-off homer wins Mexican league World Series game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER TIJUANA, Mexico — The swing of one bat moved Burnet High School alumnus Dustin Martin from an elite baseball player to a legend for the Tijuana Toros. In the bottom of the ninth inning in the first game of the Mexican league World Series on Sept. 7, the Toros were […]

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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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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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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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Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With realignment in the fall, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s closest opponent will now be 75 minutes away. Their farthest foe will be almost three hours away. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School David Schubert

New Marble Falls girls basketball coach, coordinator settling in

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — In many ways, David Schubert is already at home in his new position at Marble Falls High School. Hired as the girls head basketball coach and athletic coordinator May 18, he has filled his office with personal items and has been talking to candidates for the Lady Mustangs […]

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J.D. Engler

J.D. Engler leaving game but not before making mark on local youth sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Friends weren’t surprised to learn J.D. Engler wanted to officially leave the Marble Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Association as quietly as executing a suicide squeeze. (more…)

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Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Winning championships happens in the offseason. That’s the belief among coaches and athletes across the Highland Lakes. So to help athletes get better at sport-specific skills, area head coaches are offering summer sports camps and conditioning programs. (more…)

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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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Burnet baseball faces rain, tough Texans in bi-district loss

FROM STAFF REPORTS WIMBERLEY — The Burnet High School baseball season ended its season with a bi-district championship loss to Wimberley on May 8-9. The Bulldogs (14-11-2 overall, 5-4 District 25-4A) won the first game 3-0 on May 8 but lost a doubleheader 8-6 and 7-1 on May 9. (more…)

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Burnet baseball battles Wimberley in bi-district series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team has spent the past several days preparing for a rematch against Wimberley. But this time, the stakes are higher. The Bulldogs (13-9 overall, 5-4 District 25-4A) face the Texans (16-6, 10-2) in a best-of-three bi-district series that begins 7 p.m. May 8 […]

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Spring teams to get recognition at Meet the Mustangs on Jan. 22

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Sports fans have a lot of fun at Meet the Mustangs in August, so the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club decided to sponsor a second one for this school year. But this time, athletes participating in spring sports will be introduced. (more…)

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Drayton McLane (center) talks to a group of Baylor University alumni after speaking to the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Dec. 2. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mudcats 11-and-under baseball team includes Rhett Giesecke (front row, left), Case Kuykendall, Tate Sones, Layne Dalrymple and Austin Hulon; Ethan Roark (back row, left), Matthew Tippie, Gunnar Granberg, Taevin Brown, Cooper Pangborn, Jackson Denton and Kailb "Peanut" Webster.  Not pictured are player Cash Pearce and coaches Chris Denton, Mark Giesecke, Tim Hulon and Mike Dalrymple. Courtesy photo

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Burnet Green first baseman Julian Garcia stretches to make a catch for an out in the second inning at the Little League District 26 Minors tournament June 30 in Burnet. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

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). (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Llano's Cade Ligon scores a run before Bertram pitcher Trevor Allen can tag him out at the plate.

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. (more…)

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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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