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Burnet and Marble Falls runners, Olympian Manzano to compete at premier Texas Relays

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School graduate and Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano along with members of the girls track-and-field teams at Marble Falls and Burnet high schools will compete in the 88th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner James Ramos signs his letter of intent to compete on the cross-country and track team at Ranger College on March 13 as Mustangs head cross-country coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner James Ramos signs with Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Four years ago, Marble Falls High School cross-country coach Anthony Torns met eight freshmen who had been very good middle school runners. (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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Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano (center) with fans Kendall Bible (left), Syndey Lough and Jazmine Gaston.

Olympic medalist Leonel Manzano finds the perfect fit in new sponsor

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When they’re young, people say they put on the fastest shoes in the world. For 2004 Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano, those shoes also helped him to stay on the track. (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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Marble Falls promotes baseball coach to lead spot; seven other hires made

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made eight athletic department hirings at a special meeting July 9. The Mustangs’ baseball program has a new head coach, and an old one at the same time. Tim Hulon was promoted to head coach from within the program. Athletic director Matt Green […]

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It’s been a quiet but productive summer for Burnet athletics

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The first 30 days of the summer have been quieter than in past years for the athletic department at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano wins 1,500-meter national title

FROM STAFF REPORTS SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Middle-distance runner Leonel Manzano won the 2014 U.S. men’s 1,500-meter outdoor national championship June 28. Manzano, a 2004 graduate of Marble Falls High School and former Granite Shoals resident, clocked in at 3 minutes 38.63 seconds for his second U.S. outdoor crown as a professional and fifth overall, when […]

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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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Proposed $1.8M in Bulldog Field upgrades include artificial turf, bigger track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — About $1.8 million of a $26 million bond package being considered by Burnet Consolidated Independent School District includes upgrades to Bulldog Field, Superintendent Keith McBurnett said. (more…)

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Burnet school district hires new girls coaches at high school, middle school

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District girls athletics program has two new coaches for the 2014-2015 school year. Frank Huey, who was the Marble Falls High School girls basketball assistant coach in 2012-2013, will be the Lady Dawgs head track-and-field coach and assistant basketball coach. (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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Marble Falls Special Olympian Briant Atkinson flies above the running long-jump pit for gold.

Marble Falls Special Olympics team takes home state medals

FROM STAFF REPORTS ARLINGTON— The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics delegation enjoyed the cheers of the crowd May 23-24 during the 45th annual Texas Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Texas-Arlington. (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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