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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 Juniors pitcher Frankie Gutierrez throws a strike against Hill Country. Coaches did not allow pitchers to throw more than 20 pitches each without making a change in order to keep them fresh and available for the championship series.

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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