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Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover will represent the United States as a member of the Stars ’N Stripes soccer team. The team is playing in the Gothia Cup in Sweden. The Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football (soccer) tournament and draws 1,700 teams from more than 80 countries. Courtesy photo

Ex-Marble Falls soccer player competes in Gothia Cup in Sweden

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SWEDEN — When Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover walked the stage in 2016, she decided her desire of attending Texas A&M University was greater than her dream to play college soccer.  But a chance phone call in December 2016 put those college plans on hold. (more…)



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City of Marble Falls workers have already flattened the land and marked off where the new field at The Greens soccer complex on Avenue K will be located. Part of the challenge for the employees was keeping the trees that offer that shade intact. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls rolling out The Greens ‘carpet;’ soccer field ready soon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association athletes will have a new field to play on when the season begins in the fall of 2017. The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department announced it will finish the field, located on the corner of Avenue K and Sixth Street, by the […]



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Marble Falls approves several coaching hires with two pending

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is hiring several new coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Two of the hires, however, are pending approval by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, which meets July 17. (more…)



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Burnet makes coaching hires, including one from way up north

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials had to tap the Garden State for one of the four coaching hires recently announced. The hires are Stephanie Pegues in swimming, Mathew Howard in softball, Matthew Russell in girls soccer — all at the high school — and Cory Spivey as the Burnet Middle School boys […]



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Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association has another state championship. Real Madrid, a boys soccer team comprised of players 12 and under, won three games at the state tournament May 6-7 to claim the title and finish the spring with a 15-0-0 record. (more…)



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Richmond Foster beats Marble Falls boys soccer in area

BY STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GIDDINGS — Twenty seconds into a Class 5A area-round boys soccer playoff game March 31, the tone was set. Richmond Foster (15-3-3) took a 1-0 lead against the Marble Falls High School Mustangs (18-2-6) that led to a 2-0 victory. “The first 30 seconds we came out flat,” Mustangs head […]



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In first varsity year, Burnet girls soccer advances to area round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PFLUGERVILLE — In its first year of varsity soccer, the Burnet High School girls team finished third in District 25-4A and then topped off that feat with a 7-2 bi-district win over La Grange on March 24. Now, the Lady Dawgs are looking for more. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls soccer beats Lanier in first-round playoff match

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — It took an extra 20 minutes of play, but the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team nabbed its first playoff win in three years March 24. The Mustangs defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in double overtime thanks to a goal by freshman Gilder Vasquez with an assist from […]



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Burnet junior forward Carlos Silva applies light defensive pressure to sophomore wing Jose Gonzales. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Challenges await Burnet High School’s newest sport

BURNET — In their first year as varsity programs, the Burnet High School boys and girls soccer teams will embark on one of the toughest ways to qualify for the Class 4A playoffs



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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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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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