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Several Marble Falls track athletes headed to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Good thing the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team is used to big meets coming down to the 4×400-meter relay. The Lady Mustangs relay team of Natalie Schulz, Maddie Johnson, Sarah Lewis and Tess Johnson finished second in the event to help the squad capture the District 25 and […]

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Top track athletes coming to Marble Falls for area meets

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Many of Central Texas’ best track-and-field athletes will make their way to Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track for an area meet April 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head track-and-field coach Kyle Futrell talks to his team at the recent District 25-5A track meet. After 31 years with the Marble Falls school district, Futrell is retiring. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls coach Kyle Futrell retiring, two more resign

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two more Marble Falls Independent School District coaches have resigned and another will retire at the end of this school year. (more…)

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Burnet junior Wesley Shackleford finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.53 seconds at the District 25-4A.

Burnet, Llano compete at district track meet

LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet and Llano high school track-and-field teams competed at the District 25-4A meet April 15-16. In the varsity boys division, Burnet finished second with 135 points. Taylor won the meet with 137 points. Llano was fifth with 97 points. (more…)

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Sarah Lewis (right) and Maddie Johnson, both seniors, hug after winning the 4x400-meter relay in 3 minutes 59.18 seconds to set a new school record in the event and hold off Leander Vandegrift for a second consecutive District 25-5A track-and-field team championship with 124 points. The Lady Mustangs led the Lady Vipers 104-99 headed into the 4x400-meter relay, the meet’s final event. Vandegrift placed second in the relay by clocking 4:01.19 to finish second in the team standings with 115 points.

15 Marble Falls track-and-field athletes advance to area meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Fifteen Marble Falls High School track-and-field athletes finished in the top four of District 25-5A events April 15-16 to advance to the District 25 and 26-5A area track meet.    The area meet is April 23 at Mustang Stadium and Leonel Manzano Track at Marble Falls High School, […]

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Bulldog Field construction will displace Burnet track athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Now that the installation of synthetic turf and a new track at Bulldog Field will begin April 6, the Burnet school district athletic department has made adjustments to practices for track-and-field runners. (more…)

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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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