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Meet the Bulldogs and the Mustangs on Aug. 13

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET BULLDOGS The first look at the Burnet High School football, volleyball and cross-country teams is at Meet the Bulldogs on Aug. 13. The event is at 6:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile. (more…)

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Marble Falls adult tennis group is courting recreational players

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Tennis, anyone? That’s the invitation a group of players are sending out to recreational athletes. The group meets 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive. (more…)

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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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Donations serve up big boost to elementary school’s tennis club

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — All a couple of Highland Lakes Elementary School teachers wanted to do was introduce students to the game of tennis. What they got was a bit overwhelming. (more…)

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Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation going off court and into class with teacher awards

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Developing a love for tennis is not the only function of the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation. That was clear when the foundation’s Blanche Roddick approached Rob O’Connor, superintendent of the Marble Falls Independent School District, to tell him the foundation would underwrite three district awards for $2,500 […]

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Roddick family, residents celebrate ribbon-cutting at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Community members and city leaders held court Jan. 7 with the grand opening of two regulation-size courts at the Roddick Tennis Center. The ribbon-cutting took place at the facility, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Middle School teacher and coach Nancy Herrington plays in front of the net that bears the names of her and her husband, former Hidden Falls Country Club tennis pro Charlie Herrington, at one of the two new regulation-size tennis courts at the Andy Roddick Foundation Tennis Center in Granite Shoals on Dec. 18. A grand opening for the center is Jan. 7 Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Roddick Tennis Center holding court at grand opening Jan. 7

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — The grand opening of the Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals is expected to be an overhead smash Jan. 7. The community, however, will have the advantage when the two regulation courts at the center, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road, are officially open for use. (more…)

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Roddick Foundation tennis facility takes center court in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — As a singles match was being played on one court and mixed doubles on the other, Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel outlined his vision for the community’s parks and recreation areas. (more…)

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Vegas by the River fundraiser is an ace for Roddick Tennis Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — With about a half-dozen years behind it, the Roddick Tennis Center is really beginning to take shape. “We’re finishing up the two regulation, full-size courts,” said Frank Reilly, an advocate for the program and Granite Shoals community. “We’re excited because the next project is to build two […]

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Marble Falls tennis loses to Cedar Park and Dripping Springs

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team suffered back-to-back losses to Cedar Park, 7-10, on Sept. 24 and Dripping Springs, 6-10, on Sept. 23. Marble Falls head coach Jeff Savage said the Mustangs played well despite the defeats. (more…)

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Construction on courts to start at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Construction on two full-size tennis courts can begin next week thanks to a $64,000 matching grant from the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation to the city of Granite Shoals. Officials with the foundation presented the check to the city council during its meeting Sept. 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls tennis loses to district contest to Vista Ridge

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team lost 10-9 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge on Sept. 12. Marble Falls (1-2 in District 25-5A) earned its ninth point when McKenzey Fox won her singles match with two matches remaining. (more…)

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Marble Falls team tennis squad gets district win over Leander

LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School tennis team stunned Leander 10-8 in its second District 25-5A matchup of the season Sept. 9. The overall win came down to AnneClaire McCannon’s match. She came back to win in a tiebreaker after dropping the opening set. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Junior High tennis coach Nancy Herrington stands near the archway of the Charlie & Nancy Herrington Tennis Center on Sept. 2. She and her husband, Charlie, were honored for their decades of dedication to the Marble Falls tennis program. Charlie Herrington, a former Marble Falls High School tennis coach, died March 26. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Herringtons recognized at renamed MFHS tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Friends gathered at the Marble Falls High School tennis courts to honor and dedicate the complex to the couple credited with turning the program into a powerhouse in the 1980s. The venue is now called the Charlie & Nancy Herrington Tennis Center. And fans can sit on […]

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Marble Falls tennis holding dedication ceremony for Herrington center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Community members are invited to a dedication ceremony of the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School at 3 p.m. Sept. 2. Then, at 4 p.m. the Mustangs play Fredericksburg, just the way the Herringtons want, head coach Jeff Savage said.  (more…)

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Marble Falls tennis holding training camp, free clinic for kids

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team is adding another task to the first week of training camp, which begins Aug. 11. The Mustangs are conducting a free tennis clinic for players ages 6 through the eighth grade Aug. 12-14. (more…)

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Resurfacing the Marble Falls Middle School tennis courts will allow students to maximize their time better without having to be bused to the high school, Marble Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Allen Roberts said. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls Middle School tennis courts to get some love

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School won’t be the only campus with a usable tennis complex. Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced the four tennis courts at Marble Falls Middle School will get resurfaced this summer. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of July and finish […]

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Roddick Series tennis tourney returning to Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Roddick Series returns to Marble Falls on June 13-15, and director Dave Holder believes it will continue to be a big draw among tennis players. “We’ve been averaging about 200 kids per tournament,” he said. “Our tournaments usually bring between 80 to 90 percent visitors to a […]

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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 honors athletes at awards ceremony May 19

MARBLE FALLS — Audience members loudly applauded the accomplishments of the Marble Falls High School tennis, golf, powerlifting and track-and-field teams during the annual awards ceremony May 19. Each coach handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation.  (more…)

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Llano athletes recognized at end-of-year awards ceremony

LLANO — The Llano High School athletic department closed out the sports year by honoring the accomplishments of student-athletes for the 2013-2014 school year at its annual awards ceremony May 12. (more…)

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Burnet athletes recognized at end-of-year awards ceremony

BURNET — The Burnet High School athletic department celebrated the accomplishments of the Bulldogs and the Lady Dawgs during the 2013-2014 school year May 12. Coaches handed out individual team awards during the event. (more…)

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The Burnet High School mixed-doubles team of Price Carpenter (left) and Hailey Wilson are wearing their bronze medals they won at the Class 3A state tournament April 29. Courtesy photo

Burnet tennis duo takes third at state tourney

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COLLEGE STATION — Three years ago, Hailey Wilson and Price Carpenter met at a United States Tennis Association event in College Station. At that time, neither could have imagined what they would accomplish together when Wilson moved with her family to Burnet. (more…)

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The 2015 Faith Academy of Marble Falls tennis team includes Ariel Blaylock (front row, left), Brandi Kuhlmann, Luke Hering, Clay Cozby; Sean Lavoie (back row, left), Alec Gonzales, Reagan Vaughn and Rich Coleman. Not pictured are Chase Muller, Matthew Weagant, Teresa Bennett and Nathaniel Moses. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy tennis takes third at state tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HEWITT — A state-champion boys doubles team, a silver medalist in girls singles and third place in boys doubles wasn’t enough to help Faith Academy of Marble Falls win the Class 2A state title in the overall team standings April 24. The Flames finished third in the overall team standings […]

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Marble Falls tennis complex named in honor of Charlie and Nancy Herrington

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The presentations took longer than the vote. The Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees took less than 10 seconds to unanimously approve renaming the tennis facility at the high school the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center during its regular board meeting April 21. The […]

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Marble Falls girls tennis duo goes 1-1 at regional tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School doubles team of Hanna Dockery and Madison Dyer finished 1-1 at the Class 4A Region IV tournament April 15. The two posted an overall record of 17-4 for the season.  (more…)

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