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Faith Academy AD leading girls basketball for now as assistant takes over boys program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls announced its lineup of new basketball coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Athletics director Randy Denton will take over the girls basketball program as the interim head coach after the academy and former longtime coach Jerry English parted ways in April. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon readies to sign her letter of intent to play for Arlington Baptist College as Lady Dawgs assistant coach Chelsea Sivells (standing, left), mother Tammy Ybarra, and Burnet head coach David Schubert look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Izzy Ramon to play basketball for Arlington Baptist

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Shortly after Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon met her new Lady Dawgs coach, David Schubert, she told him her dream was to play college basketball. However, she didn’t think she had the qualities colleges look for in a prospect. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Allison Metzger (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City surrounded by teammates Addison Floyd (seated, left) and Christian Wilcox; coach Bobby Huston (standing, left), teammates Joy Plunk, Logan Floyd, Hannah Marks, and Launa Evans, and athletic director Randy Denton. Courtesy photo

Faith’s Allison Metzger to play basketball at Oklahoma Christian university

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls forward Allison Metzger knew she wanted to play college basketball in a Christian environment. So she set out to find it. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser signs his letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Texas-Dallas with his high school head coach and father, Roy Kiser (standing, left), younger brother, Luke, and mother, Gina, looking on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Drew Kiser to play basketball at UT-Dallas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Just like his dad and high school coach, Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser will play college basketball. Kiser signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas-Dallas on April 26. (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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Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach Jerry English speaks with his players during a game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy dismisses Hall of Fame coach Jerry English

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Since 2004, Jerry English has led the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team to eight appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state tournament and one state championship in 2014. (more…)

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Burnet husband-wife coaching duo leaving for East Texas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School Lady Dawgs coaches David and Casey Schubert are heading to East Texas. The couple have accepted positions at Avinger Independent School District. (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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Lady Mustangs fall to Flour Bluff as dream season ends

JENNIFER FIERRO STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball season’s magical season ended in a 46-28 loss to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Feb. 24 in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal. (more…)

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The Berkman family poses with the same banner the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team was presented after the Lady Mustangs’ win over Port Lavaca Calhoun. Courtesy photo

Berkman family covering a lot of court with Marble Falls, Faith in playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Sometime today, Larry and Tammy Berkman will climb into one of their family vehicles and make a trek that, when it’s all finished, will cover 421 miles in 6 hours and 49 minutes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior guard Molly Myrick (10) forces Port Lavaca Calhoun senior guard Genesis Villarreal to the middle of the lane, where Marble Falls senior small forward Aspen Woerner (33), junior power forward Aubree Adams, and junior center Mya McMillian force a bad shot. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs win close one on way to regional tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — In a game during which every possession mattered, it was the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s defense that caused so much grief for Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Class 5A regional quarterfinals contest Feb. 21. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore post Trinity Boyd forces San Antonio Sam Houston junior forward Rosalie Hansen to take an awkward shot during the first quarter of the area championship Feb. 17. Marble Falls won 57-47. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls reach third round after tough victory

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball won a hard-fought area championship Feb. 17 against a San Antonio Sam Houston team that simply wouldn’t go away. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Marks is bumped as she turns to make an outlet pass during the 47-28 win against the Texas School for the Deaf on Feb. 18 in a regional final. Marks had five points and 11 rebounds. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy girls headed to state tournament for eighth time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN MARCOS — Once the final horn sounded on a regional championship the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured Feb. 18, the Lady Flames showed very little excitement. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd takes the ball away from Cypress Christian post Kaylee Martinez during the Lady Flames’ 68-41 win Feb. 14. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.com

Lady Flames put away Cypress Christian, head to regional final

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured its 11th home victory of the season Feb. 14. But this one was more meaningful since it was a playoff win for the Lady Flames (33-4 overall, 9-0 in District 4-4A of the Texas Association of Private […]

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Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LAKEWAY — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team on Feb. 13 returned to a gym that saw some of its best moments in the past decade, including a 2008 area championship: the dome at Lake Travis High School. (more…)

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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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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English talks to the Lady Flames during halftime of their 61-23 victory over Waco Reicher on Nov. 15 — his 1,197th career win. He followed that victory up a few games later with his 1200th win, which was one for the record books. The school will celebrate his milestone at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the student center on campus, 3151 RR 1411 East in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith coach Jerry English in the record books with 1200th win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One of coach Jerry English’s favorite terms is “rarefied air.” In fact, he used it so much during the Faith Academy girls basketball team’s 2007-08 season that former standout Kristen Jung asked him to define it during one of his chalk talks. “Air of the highest peaks,” […]

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Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler (center) signs her national letter of intent Nov. 9 with her parents, Lori and Joel Fieseler, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Haley Fieseler to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler signed her national letter of intent Nov. 9, the first day of the early signing period, to play at Tarleton State University. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd (sitting, middle) signs her letter of intent to play for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton on Oct. 21 as Faith Academy head coach Jerry English (sitting, left), sister Logan Floyd, Faith athletic director Randy Denton (standing, left), parents Jerrod and Ginger Floyd, and sister Kallen Floyd look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy’s Addison Floyd to play basketball at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English knew early on about senior guard Addison Floyd’s toughness. (more…)

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Former University of Texas-San Antonio and University of Houston athletics director Rudy Davalos (left) accepts the Lamar Hunt Lifetime Achievement award from Jared Mosley, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Rudy Davalos recognized for sports career with lifetime achievement award

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — Lifelong friends and family members came far and wide to help honor former University of Houston and University of Texas-San Antonio athletics director Rudy Davalos on Aug. 15. (more…)

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John Berkman, who graduated from Marble Falls in 2001, returns as the girls head basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls makes two new coaching hires and one promotion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One new Marble Falls High School head coach is coming home, while another is accepting a promotion. And a third is making Marble Falls her new home. Athletic director Matt Green announced the moves after the board of trustees approved the recommendations during its regular meeting June 20. […]

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (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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Burnet hires Marble Falls coach as girls athletic coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When Burnet Consolidated Independent School District athletic director Kurt Jones began looking for a new girls athletic coordinator and high school girls basketball coach, he looked south down U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School hires new boys basketball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys basketball program tapped a coach from above the Red River to lead the team next year. (more…)

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New Burnet defensive coordinator backs out; Llano hires two coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team has resumed its search of a defensive coordinator. Burnet High School athletic director and head football coach Kurt Jones said on May 4 that Jason Byndom of Magnolia West had a change of heart after talking to family members. (more…)

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