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Burnet hires baseball coach with strong record at Austin school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head baseball coach Todd Doucet resigned to take the same position at Llano High School, it only took a couple of days to find his replacement, someone with several championships under his belt and glowing references. (more…)

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Burnet Little League team in sectionals

The Burnet Little League 10-and-under All-star minor boys baseball team will play in a sectionals tournament July 6 after winning its district tournament two weeks ago by posting a 4-0 record with wins over Boerne, 13-3 and 15-5; Brady, 14-4; and Mason, 9-3. The team includes Cason O’Hair (first row, left), Mason Long, Colt Johnson, […]

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Marble Falls approves several coaching hires with two pending

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is hiring several new coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Two of the hires, however, are pending approval by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, which meets July 17. (more…)

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Matt Green snags coaches from Marble Falls, Burnet for Llano

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Newly named Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green plucked three Marble Falls coaches and one Burnet coach to complement his Yellow Jackets staff. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo (seated, center) signs his letter of intent to play baseball for East Texas Baptist University surrounded by his mother, Tina, and father, Robert, along with Burnet High School athletics director Kurt Jones (standing, left), head baseball coach Todd Doucet, and offensive coordinator Jerod Rye. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Steven Gallardo changes course with East Texas Baptist signing

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School senior Steven Gallardo could have played college football. After all, he was having conversations with East Texas Baptist University football coaches when the Bulldog changed course and called the baseball coaching staff. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School seniors Zachary Spruill (left) and Chase Salinas on April 20 sign their letters of intent to play basketball and baseball, respectively, for Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball, basketball players headed to Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Texas Lutheran University is getting a pair of quality Marble Falls High School athletes who will carry on what they learned as Mustangs to the next level. That’s what their head coaches said during the duo’s signing ceremony April 20. (more…)

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Faith Academy two months away from new weight room

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — In two months, Faith Academy of Marble Falls will open its new weight room housing boys and girls locker rooms and a trainers room in a 4,600-square-foot building. “We’re excited,” said athletics director and boys head basketball coach Randy Denton. “We’re thankful for the money that has […]

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The University Interscholastic League will require all member schools share data on concussions suffered during competitions starting in the 2017-18 school year. Marble Falls Independent School District has been voluntarily turning in that date for some time, say MFISD officials. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls has head start on UIL concussion data-sharing requirement

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While all Texas schools in the University Interscholastic League will be required to share concussion data starting in the 2017-18 academic year, Marble Falls school district leaders have already moved to the head of the class on the subject. (more…)

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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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