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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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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall (seated, middle) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Tarleton State University in Stephenville during a signing ceremony May 2 at Max Copeland Gym. She’s surrounded by her mother, Rachel Hall (seated, left), Lady Mustangs head coach David Schubert, and younger brother, Michael Hall. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls’ Reann Hall to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The biggest reason Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Reann Hall was offered a scholarship by Tarleton State University is because improvements to her defense and footwork last season. And that meant changing her approach to defense. (more…)

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Marble Falls and Llano teams see several coaching changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Area high schools continue with staff changes following resignations. At Marble Falls High School, the Mustangs football team team has a new co-offensive coordinator. (more…)

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Marble Falls basketball coaches resign, remain as teachers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys head basketball coach Paul Gammage and assistant coach Roy Waterman are resigning as coaches at the high school at the end of the 2015-16 school year The two told players April 1. (more…)

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Faith Academy girls finish run with ‘heartbreaking’ loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CHINA SPRINGS — When Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls head basketball coach Jerry English reflects on the 2015-16 season, he won’t dwell on the Lady Flames’ 42-40 loss to McKinney Christian Academy in a regional final Feb. 27. (more…)

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Seasons end for Lady Dawgs, Bulldogs with playoff losses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER KINGSVILLE — The Burnet High School girls basketball season’s incredible ride ended in a 55-42 loss to Boerne High at the Class 4A Region IV semifinals Feb. 26. The Lady Dawgs (20-14) knocked off three state-ranked teams in the playoffs. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team celebrates its 77-66 win over Brazosport on Feb. 23. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs earn spot in regionals with win over Brazosport

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BRENHAM — Before the Burnet High School girls basketball team faced Brazosport on Feb. 23 for a spot in the Class 4A Region IV tournament, the Lady Dawgs first had to overcome bus trouble on their way to the gym. But that and the Exporters (28-6) didn’t stop the Lady […]

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Burnet boys’ quick start leads to bi-district championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SPRING BRANCH — A dominant first half propelled the Burnet High School boys basketball team to a 63-53 victory against Navarro for a bi-district championship Feb. 23. The Bulldogs (18-11) led 21-13 after the first quarter and 39-22 at the half. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior post Hannah Cozby grabs a rebound during the Lady Flames’ 62-41 win against Kennedale Fellowship on Feb. 23. Courtesy photos

Lady Flames defeat Kennedale Fellowship in area championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team is one win away from returning to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Lady Dawgs defeat unbeaten and ranked Wharton in second round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LA GRANGE — Burnet High School girls basketball coach Doug Messer summed up the Lady Dawgs’ 57-49 win over Wharton in the second round of the playoffs in one word: Wow. Wow is right, considering the Lady Tigers (31-1) hadn’t lost a single game and were ranked No. 9 in […]

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Despite first-round loss, Faith boys look back positive season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite a first-round 76-50 loss to The Woodlands Christian on Feb. 19, Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys head basketball coach Randy Denton noted the 2015-16 season was one to remember for the Flames. That’s because Faith (19-8 overall) entered the playoffs on a five-game winning streak, […]

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Burnet girls basketball beats Navarro for bi-district title

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BUDA — An early six-point deficit Feb. 17 only fueled the Burnet High School girls basketball team to its seventh bi-district championship in the past eight years. The Lady Dawgs (18-13, 7-3 in District 25-4A) beat Navarro 52-42 thanks to a 15-1 run to end the first period. (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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Players current and former, coaches and fans celebrate 100 straight district wins for the Faith Academy Lady Flames basketball team.

Faith Academy girls add 100 straight district wins to achievements

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Few Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball players understood the moment better than freshman guard Paris Brinkley. (more…)

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Marble Falls forward O’Ryan Ficklin drives to the basket during the Mustangs’ 45-37 win against Johnson City during the last night of the Lago Vista Boys Summer League on June 25. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs finish successful summer basketball league

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Members of the Marble Falls High School boys basketball team wrapped up one of the finest summers of court work in recent history. The Mustangs posted a 16-2 record while playing in the Lago Vista Boys Summer League for six weeks that ended June 25 and a […]

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Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball player Sedona Prince added another bronze medal to her trophy case. This one is for representing Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on June 28. (more…)

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Llano gets big win to end summer basketball league

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LAGO VISTA — On the last night of the Lago Vista Boys Summer Basketball League on June 25, the Llano Yellow Jackets could have forfeited and began their July break a little early. Instead, five athletes — Joey Albore, Jaden Napolez, Wayne Davis, Michael Lockhart and Drew Baker — played […]

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Faith’s Sedona Prince, Team USA compete June 24; watch game live

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore center Sedona Prince is ready to help the Team USA girls 16-and-under national team capture its fourth consecutive gold medal in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. (more…)

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Three Faith girls basketball players on all-state team

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls basketball players Taylor Denton, Hannah Cozby and Sedona Prince were named to the private schools all-state team of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. (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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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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