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Cool Kicks girls soccer follows first-year success with expansion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to its successful first year, the Cool Kicks girls soccer team is expanding to two squads for the fall of 2016. Tryouts for the 12-and-under team and the 13-and-under squad are 6 p.m. July 22 at “The Greens” soccer fields on Avenue K in Marble Falls. […]

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Burnet soccer takes field for first time

Burnet soccer takes field for first time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new sport makes its debut at Burnet High School in 2016: soccer. Players have been busy with tryouts and practices since returning to school after the Thanksgiving holiday. The Lady Dawgs will scrimmage Marble Falls at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at home, while the boys are scrimmaging Lampasas […]

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Coach hits goal of adult soccer league in Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost a decade, Evodio Bernabe wished for a place in the Highland Lakes where adults could play soccer — but to no avail. “If adults wanted to play soccer, we’d have to travel to Round Rock, Austin or other places,” he said. “We were always traveling.” (more…)

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BCISD employee to be named Burnet girls soccer coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Wes Strahan is expected to be named the girls head soccer coach at Burnet High School after the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. June 15. The regular board meeting is in the BCISD board chambers, 208 E. Brier. (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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Marble Falls High School senior athletes Erik Salgado (left) and Jimmy Fermin celebrate signing letters of intent to play college soccer during a ceremony at the campus field house May 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Two Marble Falls soccer players sign letters of intent

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A lifelong passion has turned into educational opportunities for Marble Falls High School seniors Jimmy Fermin and Erik Salgado. (more…)

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Marble Falls girls soccer coach resigns for family reasons

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — John Huntsman has resigned as the head girls soccer coach at Marble Falls High School. Athletics director Matt Green announced the resignation April 8, saying Huntsman has “chosen to leave for family reasons.” (more…)

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Burnet adding soccer programs for 2015-2016

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School athletic department has neared its goal of adding soccer to its lineup. Boys and girls squads of 20-25 players each will gear up during the 2015-2016 school year and compete as a club team during the spring season, meaning they will not play in a […]

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Kelly Copeland and Madison Dyer

Marble Falls tennis, soccer players sign letters of intent

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School seniors Kelly Copeland and Madison Dyer signed their letters of intent Feb. 4 to play soccer and tennis, respectively. (more…)

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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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Marble Falls to put donated land to use at ‘Greens’ soccer fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department is examining how to best use an acre of donated land to benefit The Greens soccer fields at Avenue K. The Marble Falls Housing Authority made the donation, said Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss. (more…)

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Marble Falls soccer assistant named coach of the year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys assistant soccer coach Chuck Woods was named the Region IV Assistant Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. The association made the announcement Nov. 21. (more…)

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‘The Greens’ soccer field gets reds, blues and yellows in public art project

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Susan Yewell loves the idea of public art — the type that brings a bare wall to life and gets people talking. So when she looked at the green-walled concession stand of the Granite Country Youth Soccer Association’s “The Greens” field in Marble Falls, she didn’t see […]

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The Strikers soccer team includes Malachi Blackington (front row, left), Cordyn Alderman, Eliseo Avalos, Jayson Campbell and Alex Martinez; assistant coach Edgar Martinez (back row, left), head coach Rick Blackington, Shane Kirby, Gabriel Benitez, Gaspar Caracheo, Eleazar Lopez, Alan Lopez, Elijah Todd, David Rodriguez and assistant coach Stephen Todd. Not pictured is Quintan Perez

YOUTH SPORTS: Strikers go from ‘Bad News Bears’ to title contender

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — What a difference three seasons make. The Strikers, a 12-and-under boys soccer team representing Granite Country Youth Soccer, is 8-1 on the year. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Sharks include Ace Stephens (front row, left), Sebastian Tobar, Drake Taylor, Fletcher Neely, Noah Lyon and Jace Williams; and coach Josh Williams (back row). Courtesy photo

YOUTH SPORTS: Marble Falls Sharks net big win at Spookout tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — The Sharks were circling, and no one was safe. The Marble Falls Sharks, a 7-and-under 3 versus 3 team soccer squad, won the Live Halloween Spookout Tournament on Sept. 25 to qualify for the USA 3v3 National Final in Dallas on Dec. 12-14. (more…)

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Marble Falls girls soccer coach takes Lake Travis boys job

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Trey Young officially resigned as the Marble Falls High School girls head soccer coach July 11. He is leaving to become the assistant boys soccer coach at Lake Travis. (more…)

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The Cobras team of the Granite Country Youth Soccer Association includes Christian Ramirez (front, left), Josiah Rojas, Miguel Jimenez, Oscar De La Hoya, Ethan Smith, Isek Munoz, Alexis Vasquez and Ty Gibson; coach Todd Gibson (back, left), David Solórzano, Bernabe Torres, Crosby Wiswell, Victor Lazo, Michael Vazquez, Victor Vasquez, Alfonzo Soto and coach Sam Shaw. Courtesy photo

Fourth time’s the charm for Cobras soccer squad

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — After three trips to the Western District tournament without earning a berth to the state tournament, Cobras coach Todd Gibson told his players the fourth time would be different. (more…)

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Future World Cup stars? Marble Falls-area youth enjoy camp

Challenger British Soccer Camp instructor Shaquille Sterling (left) gathers the youngest group of campers for a chat. They are Graham Goggins (left), Rain Henderson, Joey Perez, Ezra Bravo and Dante Fallis. The camps are being conducted by Granite Country Youth Soccer at The Greens soccer fields in Marble Falls. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro Jake […]

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Mustang Conditioning program designed to strengthen body and mind, coach says

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletic director Matt Green has developed a Mustang Conditioning program that will launch June 9. The six-week program is designed for male and female athletes in the seventh grade and older. (more…)

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Marble Falls Middle School building soccer program

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Fresh off guiding the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team to two postseason wins, Mustangs head coach Rick Hoover spent the rest of his spring creating a program at Marble Falls Middle School. In their first season, the Ponies posted a 1-1-3 record and finished as the […]

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Full lineup of Highland Lakes sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes youngsters wanting to improve their fundamentals in specific sports will have plenty of opportunities throughout June and July. Several high school coaching staffs will be conducting camps for incoming third- through ninth-graders. (more…)

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Marble Falls midfielder Erik Salgado named to all-region first team in soccer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School junior midfielder Erik Salgado was named to the Class 4A Region IV first team April 26. “This award makes him the most decorated soccer player ever from Marble Falls High School,” head coach Rick Hoover said. “The best news of all is that he is only […]

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Marble Falls soccer players honored at awards ceremony

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School soccer programs were honored during the annual awards ceremony April 22. Coaches announced members of the all-District 51-4A team and handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation. (more…)

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Leander Rouse sophomore fullback Gerardo Rebelloso (right) uses his head in accepting a pass from a free kick as Marble Falls senior defender Joaquin Ramirez defends during a playoff match April 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Postseason for Marble Falls soccer ends, but future is bright

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys soccer coach Rick Hoover thought the winner of the Mustangs’ playoff game against Leander Rouse on April 3 would advance to the state tournament, even if the victor still needed to win three more matches. And though the Mustangs (14-9-3 overall and 4-4-2 […]

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Marble Falls boys soccer team wins area-round game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ELGIN — It’s been quite a week for the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team. After losing four consecutive bi-district games, the Mustangs (14-8-3 overall, 4-4-2 district) have now won two postseason contests in a row. (more…)

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Marble Falls soccer team gets program’s first playoff win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As the ball rolled into the right corner, Marble Falls High School soccer players, coaches and fans leapt for joy. The only goal of the 1-0 win against Austin McCallum ensured the Mustangs (13-8-3) made history March 24. After four trips to the playoffs, the Marble Falls boys […]

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