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Faith Academy's Sedona Prince (25) made the USA Basketball 16-and-under team after tryouts May 21-25. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince makes Team USA basketball squad

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Faith Academy of Marble Falls center Sedona Prince was named to the USA Basketball 16-and-under team that will compete at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in June after a five-day tryout May 21-25. (more…)

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Husband-wife duo take over girls coaching duties at Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School Lady Mustangs have two new head coaches for the 2015-16 school year. David Schubert is the new athletic coordinator and head basketball coach, while his wife, Casey, is the new head volleyball coach. (more…)

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As Marble Falls Middle School basketball players, the class of 2014 were back-to-back district champions and posted a two-year record of 28-0 to become the only class to leave middle school unbeaten in girls athletic coordinator Karen Naumann’s three decades on the campus. The team included Sarah Stripling (left), Skylar Riley, Tiffany Winters, Amanda Johnson, Teagan Hall, Blanca Fonseca, Hailey Coulter, Emily Klingsporn, Hailey Stephens and coach Karen Nauman. File photo

Karen Naumann retiring after 30 years of guiding MFMS athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Now that Karen Naumann is retiring as the Marble Falls Middle School girls athletic coordinator, she was asked to answer once and for all who gets the credit for helping former Mustang Leonel Manzano become an Olympic silver medalist. (more…)

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Marble Falls girls basketball coach, coordinator Chris Jost resigns

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Chris Jost has resigned as the girls athletic coordinator and head basketball coach at Marble Falls High School to pursue other opportunities. Jost announced his decision April 15. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls freshman post Sedona Prince (25) has accepted an invitation to try out for the 15- and 16-year-old national team from the Developmental National Team Committee and USA Basketball, the governing body that chooses players for teams that represent the United States in international competitions. File photo

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince to try out for USA Basketball team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Sedona Prince joined the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team led by coaching hall of famer Jerry English, fans knew the two would accomplish things that even English hadn’t experienced in four decades of coaching. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Cozby (left) uses a drop step to score a bucket while being guarded by Houston Lutheran North senior post Tiffany Valentine during the Lady Flames’ 66-52 loss to the Lady Lions on March 6. Courtesy photo

Lady Flames lose back-and-forth state semifinal match

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ARLINGTON — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team’s season ended with a 66-52 loss to Houston Lutheran North in the Class 3A state semifinals of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on March 6. (more…)

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Lady Flames prepare for No. 1-ranked state tourney foe

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team had one more practice March 5 in a final preparation for Houston Lutheran North. The two meet at 6 p.m. March 6 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A state tournament at Mansfield Summit High […]

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Faith Academy junior high girls squad wins district

The Faith Academy girls junior high basketball team (15-5 overall, 9-0 district) beat Killeen Memorial 25-24 on March 3 to capture its first Austin Christian Athletic Association junior high girls district tournament championship. The Lady Flames were seeded No. 1 in the tournament. The team includes eighth-graders Launa Evans (front row, left) and Emily Reed […]

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Faith boys end record season with close regional loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys basketball team’s season ended in a 69-68 loss to Beaumont Legacy at a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools regional tournament Feb. 28. Still, Flames head coach Randy Denton said the positives during the season far outweigh its end […]

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Faith Academy sophomore guard Jayla Reeves connects on an outside jumper.

Lady Flames return to state basketball tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy girls basketball coach Jerry English is a numbers fan. So it’s no surprise that after his Lady Flames beat Bay Area Christian 64-42 on Feb. 28 to return to the state tournament, English was able to rattle off a few digits. Such as this is […]

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Faith basketball squads head to playoffs with something to prove

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy boys and girls basketball teams will attempt to add to their historical seasons. They’ll try to win regional championships Feb. 27-28 to advance to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Burnet High School junior forward Jesse Pollard (center left) takes contact from Wimberley junior forward Joe Bishop during the Bulldogs’ 61-59 loss in a bi-district championship Feb. 24 at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

Burnet comes up short in bi-district match against Wimberley

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — With eight seconds left and trailing Wimberley 61-59 in a Class 4A bi-district championship Feb. 24, the Burnet High School boys basketball team broke the huddle and inbounded the ball. (more…)

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Bulldogs grow up, prepare for rematch against Wimberley

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — With a win-or-go-home attitude, the Burnet High School boys basketball team stormed its way into the 2015 playoffs. The Burnet Bulldogs (14-13, 5-5) will put a two-game winning streak on the line when they face Wimberley (20-8, 10-2) in a bi-district championship at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at […]

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Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gavin Smith holds the basketball under his arm. He’s looking at one of his players, Taylor Johnson, at the top of the key. Between them stands Jonathan Estrada, who is several inches taller than Taylor. But Smith isn’t concerned about Taylor beating him to the net, not just […]

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