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Marble Falls hires softball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team has a new head coach. It’s Tim Richter, who served as a principal for the Kenedy Independent School District at both the high school and middle school for the past four years. (more…)

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The Marble Falls under-14 softball team is heading to the Pony League softball regionals on June 24 at the Cedar Park Youth League complex, 1225 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. The 14U squad consists of coach Brianna Hamilton (back, left), players Emily Norton, Tapenga Macias, Mikaella Garcia, Adrianna Garza, Krissy Macias, Lindy Grubbs, coach John Hamilton, players Kamryn Preece (front, left), Jesse Stephenson, Bailey Hamilton, Trinity Blum, Brooklyn Chavez and Monika Gonzales. In the back is coach Leno Garza. Not pictured is coach Jimmy Grubbs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls youth baseball, softball teams at regionals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite having a great grasp on the fundamentals of a sport, it sometimes takes a little extra, something you can’t necessarily see, to give a team the edge. That’s what Marble Falls Pony coaches faced with the 14-and-under squad during a sectional tournament June 10-12. (more…)

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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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Burnet High School senior softball player Ashley Hallmark hugs her mother, Amyjo Hallmark, during a signing ceremony Jan. 22 at the Burnet High School gymnasium foyer. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet softball player Ashley Hallmark signs with Angelina College

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior softball player Ashley Hallmark had two things she had to overcome en route to signing her letter of intent to play for Angelina College Jan. 19 – her speed and her inexperience. (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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Burnet High School senior softball pitcher Makenzie Carpenter (seated) signs her national letter of intent to play for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette during a signing ceremony as her select team coach John Carpenter (standing, left), younger brother Seth, parents Amanda and Brian Carpenter and Burnet head softball coach Corey Bledsoe look on. Courtesy photo

Burnet pitcher Makenzie Carpenter signs with Louisiana-Lafayette

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Even when a younger Makenzie Carpenter was learning the sport of softball, people knew she had a special skill. As a child, the Burnet High School pitcher could easily locate her spots while maintaining velocity. (more…)

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J.D. Engler

J.D. Engler leaving game but not before making mark on local youth sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Friends weren’t surprised to learn J.D. Engler wanted to officially leave the Marble Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Association as quietly as executing a suicide squeeze. (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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Burnet softball falls to Needville in best-of-three series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GIDDINGS — The Burnet High School softball team ended its season to Needville in a best-of-three series in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs May 8-9. The Lady Dawgs (21-6-2 overall, 7-5 District 26-4A) lost the first game 11-1 in six innings and the last contest 2-1 in […]

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Lady Dawgs taking on ‘solid’ Needville in best-of-three series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Now that the Burnet High School softball team has captured its first bi-district championship, the Lady Dawgs are looking to add to the trophy case. But standing in the way are the Needville Bluejays, the District 28-4A champions. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls

Faith softball’s successful season back ends in bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls softball team’s season ended with an 8-2 loss to Baytown Christian Academy in a bi-district championship May 5 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Burnet softball defeats Gonzales in bi-district championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BISTRO — The Burnet High School softball team’s historic season continued May 1 with a bi-district championship victory against Gonzales. The Lady Dawgs (20-4-2 overall, 7-5 District 26-4A) defeated the Apaches (14-16) 4-1 in Game 2 to clinch the best-of-three series. Burnet beat Gonzales 3-2 in Game 1 on April […]

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Faith Academy softball headed to playoffs after break from sport

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls softball team has qualified for the playoffs in its first season back since taking a break from the sport in 2006. (more…)

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Lady Dawgs get program’s first playoff win in series vs. Gonzales

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CANYON LAKE — A 3-2 win against Gonzales on April 30 meant more than taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three bi-district series for the Burnet High School softball team. “It’s the first playoff win for this program,” Lady Dawgs head coach Corey Bledsoe said. “It’s awesome. I’m proud of our […]

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Burnet softball seeking first playoff win in program history

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After a three-year hiatus, the Burnet High School softball team has qualified for the playoffs and will try to win a postseason contest for the first time in the program’s history. The Lady Dawgs (18-4-2 overall, 8-2 co-District 25-4A champions) meet Gonzales (14-14, 7-5 in District 26-4A ) […]

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Lady Flames take the softball field for first time in years

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Faith Academy of Marble Falls relaunched an old sport Feb. 24 when the softball team took the field at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Burnet softball holding clinic, Never-Ending Game on Jan. 31

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Softball lovers should color in Jan. 31 in green. The Burnet High School softball team has three events on that day benefitting the program. All events are at the Bulldog Diamonds softball field, 1000 The Green Mile. (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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Upgrades to Llano ISD athletic facilities delayed due to cost

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Facilities upgrades for the Llano High School athletic department will not be ready for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year, athletic director Craig Slaughter announced Oct. 17. That includes the new baseball and softball fields that were projected to be ready by the 2015 season, which begins […]

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Kickball tournament benefiting Marble Falls softball team Oct. 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Fall Kickball Co-ed Tournament benefiting the Marble Falls High School softball team is Oct. 18. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Scearce Softball Field, 2101 Mustang Drive. The cost is $15 a player. (more…)

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Marble Falls softball all-stars gain World Series experience

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LUBBOCK — The Marble Falls Youth Baseball-Softball Association’s 12-and-under softball all-stars finished 1-5 at a World Series on July 14-19. Marble Falls’ only win came against Buffalo Valley Blast, 10-6. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Youth Baseball-Softball Association's 12U All-Star softball team is heading to the Pony League Softball World Series in Lubbock on July 14-19. The team is raising money for the trip. The athletes are planning to set up booths at the Marble Falls Walmart where people can pick out baked goods for a donation July 12-13. The All-Star team consists of head coach Bubba Briggs (back, left), coach Matt Lockner, Adriana Garza, Kamryn Preece, Lindy Grubbs, Jaelyn Franco, Emily Briggs, Emily Norton, coach Carl Schwope, Kristina Macias (front row, left), Monica Gonzales, Tapenga Macias, Lyndsey Schwope and Hailey Lockner. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls softball all-stars are headed to World Series

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With the rest of the season behind them, a cadre of Marble Falls girls are now preparing to take on the nation. “This is big,” said Teresa Macias, a team mother. “It’s a unique opportunity for them to be on the national stage.” (more…)

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter […]

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Marble Falls softball players pick up all-state honors

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School soon-to-be graduates Tyler Oppenheim and Amanda Thomas have picked up two more postseason honors. Oppenheim was named to the Class 4A all-state softball team of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Thomas is an alternate for the team. (more…)

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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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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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