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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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It takes two members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue squad to keep Marble Falls High School graduate Alex Roman from making the play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

FCA football game teaches players true meaning of ‘team’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Even a 24-10 loss during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football game didn’t take away all the positives from the week of June 7-10 for members of the gold team. (more…)

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Recent Burnet High School graduate Austin Moore, who was the quarterback for the Bulldogs last season, was to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic Football Game on June 10 in Georgetown. Photo by Diana Cox

5 Highland Lakes players picked for first FCA all-star football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — It might be only June, but five recent Highland Lakes graduates are hitting the gridiron for a football game. Llano’s Cody Miller, Wyatt Baumann and Colton Center, Burnet’s Austin Moore and Marble Falls’ Jacob Metcalf have all committed to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star […]

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Denton is new Faith AD, plans to step down as football coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Though it’s been in the works for some time, Randy Denton has officially taken over as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Former athletic director Jessie Crow retired, effective June 1, after four years of service to the academy. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden signs his letter of intent to play football for Texas Lutheran University on May 20 as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Kaleb Burden signs with Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to dedication, few players are willing to pay the price quite like Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden. (more…)

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Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team capped spring practices by treating fans to a show during the purple and white game May 23 at Mustang Stadium. (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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FROM LEFT: Marble Falls High School rising sophomore quarterback Andrew Stripling. Marble Falls High School rising senior quarterback Cade Cool. Marble Falls High School rising junior quarterback Zach Rangel. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

It’s only spring, but it’s time for Mustang football and tailgate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School fans can get their first look at the 2016 football team May 23. The Mustangs will play in their purple and white spring game at 6 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Admission is free. (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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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior Jonathan Reyes (seated, middle) signs his letter of intent May 11 to play for Trinity University while Faith Academy head football coach Randy Denton (seated, left), younger brother Jacoby and parents Jeff (standing, left) and Cyndi Reyes look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy football player Jonathan Reyes signs with Trinity

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior athlete Jonathan Reyes will play football for Trinity University in San Antonio. Reyes will be a walk-on to the program and is penciled in to compete for a defensive back position. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

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Burnet names Magnolia West coach new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Jason Byndom is the new defensive coordinator for the Burnet High School football team. Byndom was the defensive coordinator at Magnolia West High School northwest of Houston, where his defenses gave up an average of 17 points a contest. “He’s been a very successful coordinator for awhile,” Bulldogs […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — At Marble Falls High School, David Morgan was regarded as an under-the-radar college football prospect. Few powerhouse Football Bowl Subdivision programs extended scholarship offers to Morgan as he headed into his senior year in 2010-11. (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 High School senior receiver Jacob Metcalf (seated) signs his letter of intent to play football and run track for McMurry University on April 8 as parents Juley and Todd Metcalf look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls receiver Jacob Metcalf signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green recalled meeting “a scrawny little dude” two years ago when he took over the Mustangs team. On April 8, that player — senior receiver Jacob Metcalf — signed his letter of intent to play football and run track for […]

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Former Marble Falls High School football player and current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon has been working on the Marble Falls campus to get stronger after a season-ending injury last year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Mustang, current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon making up for lost time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Cyril Lemon still turns eyes when he’s at Marble Falls High School. The 2011 graduate, who spent the last football season on the New Orleans Saints’ injured reserve list, recently spoke to the current Mustang players. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson (seated) signs his letter of intent to play for Abilene Christian University on March 7 surrounded by his family: brother Ben (standing, left), parents Todd and Kim and brother Jacob. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet receiver Joel Johnson signs with Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson is trading in his kelly green for Abilene Christian University purple. Johnson signed his letter of intent to play for the Wildcats on March 7 and will be a preferred walk-on but qualified for some academic scholarships. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams have released their schedules for the 2016 season. While each squad knew its district opponents after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1, the game order and the date, site and time of each contest still had […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER INDIANAPOLIS — Former Marble Falls High School football standout David Morgan made the most of his NFL Combine appearance Feb. 25-27. The tight end, who played for the University of Texas at San Antonio, scored a 5.17 draft grade, which means he has a “better-than-average chance to make an NFL […]

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Llano High School senior Colton Center (middle) dons a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor visor after he signs his letter of intent to be a Crusader during a signing ceremony at Llano High School on Feb. 25. Also attending are Llano offensive coordinator Jarrett Vickers (left), line coach Bobby Williams, parents Jackie and Lance Center, Llano head coach Craig Slaughter and Llano High School Principal David Wuest. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano’s Colton Center to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Twelve months ago, Llano High School senior lineman Colton Center began the journey of trying to find the uniform he would wear for the next four years. (more…)

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Llano track coach, offensive coordinator takes job at Claude

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A Llano High School coaching resignation means athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter has another duty. Jarrett Vickers was named the head football coach and athletic director at Claude High School, which is near Amarillo. He was approved for hire Feb. 18. Vickers was the boys […]

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Burnet football looking for new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The departure of Burnet High School head boys track coach and defensive coordinator Kevin Hall has left a void in the Bulldogs coaching staff. Head coach Kurt Jones appointed assistant coach Billy Cook as the interim head track coach and has begun the process of finding a permanent […]

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Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ATLANTA — Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan has spent most of his teenage years preparing for the job interview of his life: the NFL Draft. The 2011 alumnus played tight end for the University of Texas at San Antonio then moved to Atlanta on Jan. 3 to focus on […]

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Marble Falls track, receivers coach hired as New Diana AD

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School coach Robbie Coplin will become the New Diana athletic director and head football coach, pending board approval Feb. 15. Coplin, who is the Mustangs head track-and-field coach and the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the football team, has been at Marble Falls […]

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Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker (left) and Ethan Reed at their signing ceremony Feb. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs Ryan Becker, Ethan Reed headed to SMU and Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker and Ethan Reed weren’t the only winners on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Becker signed to play for Southern Methodist University, while Reed will play for Abilene Christian University as a preferred walk-on. (more…)

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