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Burnet High School senior pole vaulter Blake Skoog (seated) on May 20 signed her letter of intent to compete for the University of North Texas as Burnet coaches Glen Hafley (standing, left) and Doug Messer and her mother, Suzzanne Haney, celebrated the moment with her. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet pole vaulter Blake Skoog receives scholarship to UNT

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Blake Skoog always has been somewhat of a thrill seeker. Years before she secured an athletic scholarship to be a pole vaulter for the University of North Texas, the Burnet High School senior spent her time working with horses. (more…)

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Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

Marble Falls discuss thrower Ryan Becker wins bronze at state meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As Marble Falls High School junior discus thrower Ryan Becker waited his turn for his sixth toss at the Class 5A state meet May 15, throwing coach Ricky Sparks reminded him it was his final chance to medal. “I’m due for a good one because all I have to […]

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Faith Academy girls track team brings home bronze from state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF WACO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track-and-field team finished third at the Class 3A state meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on May 8-9. (more…)

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Burnet track brings home silvers from regionals, heading to state meet

KINGSVILLE — Two Burnet High School track-and-field athletes and one relay team has qualified for the Class 4A state meet. The athletes finished in the top two of events at the Class 4A Region IV meet May 1-2. (more…)

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Faith Academy track athletes headed to state meet May 8-9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BASTROP — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls track-and-field team finished second at the Class 3A south regional meet at Bastrop Memorial Stadium on April 30. (more…)

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Two Marble Falls track athletes qualify for state meet May 15

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — On the days they needed to perform at their best, Marble Falls High School senior discus thrower Ryan Becker and junior hurdler Natalie Schulz did just that to qualify for the Class 5A state meet. Becker threw a personal best 156 feet 3 inches to finish second […]

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Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

Former Marble Falls track star inducted into ACU Sports Hall of Fame

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ABILENE — As Ann Foster Faulknor was setting triple jump records at Abilene Christian University, the 1983 Marble Falls High School graduate never dreamed she would land in the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. But that’s what happened when Faulknor returned to the campus April 10 with her husband, Chris, […]

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Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

Retiring coach Kyle Futrell reflects on a memorable track record, athletes

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Twenty-two years later, Kyle Futrell still has the old checkbook cover with the numbers 19 and 1¾ on it. The cover serves as a reminder of what athletes can accomplish when they’re loosened, focused and fight for victory. (more…)

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Several Burnet track athletes headed to regional meet

BURNET — Thirteen track-and-field athletes and three relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the Class 4A Region IV meet thanks to their finishes at the District 25 and 26-4A area meet April 23. Athletes had to finish in the top four in each event to qualify for regionals. (more…)

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Faith girls 2nd at district; several athletes qualify for regionals

SAN ANTONIO— Faith Academy of Marble Falls made its first appearance at the District 3 Class 3A track-and-field meet of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on April 21. (more…)

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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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