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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd takes the ball away from Cypress Christian post Kaylee Martinez during the Lady Flames’ 68-41 win Feb. 14. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.com

Lady Flames put away Cypress Christian, head to regional final

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured its 11th home victory of the season Feb. 14. But this one was more meaningful since it was a playoff win for the Lady Flames (33-4 overall, 9-0 in District 4-4A of the Texas Association of Private […]

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Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

Lady Mustangs dominate bi-district contest in comeback season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LAKEWAY — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team on Feb. 13 returned to a gym that saw some of its best moments in the past decade, including a 2008 area championship: the dome at Lake Travis High School. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior football player Preston Richardson (seated, left) signs his National Letter of Intent to play football for Southern Nazarene University on Feb. 3 as mother Lydia, father Jim (standing, left), and sisters Chloe and Ella look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith football player Preston Richardson signs with Southern Nazarene

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTER MARBLE FALLS — The biggest reason Preston Richardson wanted to attend Faith Academy of Marble Falls is because he found a faculty, staff, and student body that believed in him, he said. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior linebacker Heath Dooley signed his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 1 to play football for Midwestern State University. His parents are Thomas Dooley (left) and Maureen and Will Everett. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Heath Dooley signs with Midwestern State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior linebacker Heath Dooley signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls on Feb. 1, which is National Signing Day. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards (center) signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa with his mother, Autumn Edwards, and father, Stephen Edwards, observing. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet quarterback, girls soccer standout sign with respective schools

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Two Burnet High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School girls head basketball coach John Berkman gives the Lady Mustangs instructions during a timeout. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Former Mustang John Berkman returns girls team to winning ways

JENNIFER FIERRO and DANIEL CLIFTON • STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The district coaches gave a clear snub to the 2000-01 Marble Falls Mustangs basketball team. They picked the squad to finish fifth in district with no hopes of making the playoffs. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior runner Jordan Killebrew signs his letter of intent Jan. 25 to run for the Schreiner University cross-country team. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet runner Jordan Killebrew signs with Schreiner University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior runner Jordan Killebrew loves to run. That was never more apparent than in 2016 when an injury forced him to sit out of practices. (more…)

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Tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, just finished his first season in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

After quick vacation, Vikings’ David Morgan back home and looking toward 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan did what many of us do after our first year on the job: He took a vacation. But Morgan’s occupation is quite different than most. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate spent 18 weeks as a backup tight end for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. […]

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Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Matt Priem and his Team Japan offense. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls coach Ryan Priem learned much from Team Japan experience

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Football bridges cultures. So does Texas barbecue, but more on that later. Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Ryan Priem, a volunteer with USA Football, learned both of these things as Team Japan’s offensive coordinator during the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 16-17. The event […]

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Marble Falls High School co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Priem (back row, center) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Team Japan in International Bowl VIII on Jan. 16-17 in Arlington. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach brings Marble Falls offense to Team Japan for International Bowl

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Ryan Priem is taking the Mustangs’ offensive scheme to an international level. He is spending Jan. 11-16 teaching Team Japan the Marble Falls spread offense after accepting a special appointment from USA Football as the international squad’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks […]

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Former Burnet High School football coach and athletic director Bob Shipley announced his retirement Jan. 6. He was in the middle of his third year at Belton High School.

Former Burnet football player and coach Bob Shipley retiring

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After 31 years of coaching football — 17 as a head coach — one thing finally makes sense to Bob Shipley. “I’d always heard, ‘When it’s time to retire, you’ll know,’” said the Burnet High School graduate and former head football coach and athletics director. “I now understand […]

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The University Interscholastic League will require all member schools share data on concussions suffered during competitions starting in the 2017-18 school year. Marble Falls Independent School District has been voluntarily turning in that date for some time, say MFISD officials. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls has head start on UIL concussion data-sharing requirement

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While all Texas schools in the University Interscholastic League will be required to share concussion data starting in the 2017-18 academic year, Marble Falls school district leaders have already moved to the head of the class on the subject. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men

Finish line not in sight for Olympian Leonel Manzano

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — A healthier Leonel Manzano is back to training for the upcoming cross-country and track-and-field seasons. The 2004 graduate of Marble Falls High School and 2012 Olympic silver medalist is preparing for his ninth year on the professional circuit. He has been to two Olympics: the 2012 London Games, where […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English talks to the Lady Flames during halftime of their 61-23 victory over Waco Reicher on Nov. 15 — his 1,197th career win. He followed that victory up a few games later with his 1200th win, which was one for the record books. The school will celebrate his milestone at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the student center on campus, 3151 RR 1411 East in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith coach Jerry English in the record books with 1200th win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One of coach Jerry English’s favorite terms is “rarefied air.” In fact, he used it so much during the Faith Academy girls basketball team’s 2007-08 season that former standout Kristen Jung asked him to define it during one of his chalk talks. “Air of the highest peaks,” […]

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Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 40 years of coaching, Russ Roberts still believes most people are unaware what he and others in his profession really do. “Almost nobody understands what your job is,” he said. “There’s an unbelievable misunderstanding of what a coach is. He’s basically a developer of young people.” (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior runner Sophie McCannon (center) signs her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University with her parents, Steve and Shannon McCannon, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy runner Sophie McCannon signs with ACU

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A sense of comfort, a Christian environment, and a desire to run on the NCAA Division I level propelled Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior middle-distance runner Sophie McCannon to sign her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University. She had a signing ceremony at […]

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The Marble Falls High School cross-country team with coach Anthony Torns (right).

Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano compete at state cross-country meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ROUND ROCK — Three Highland Lakes public high schools had runners representing them at the state cross-country meet Nov. 12. The Marble Falls Lady Mustangs, who made history as the first Marble Falls squad to compete at the state meet as a team, finished last out of 16 teams on […]

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Burnet's Preston Reeves rumbles for some yards late in the game against the Taylor Ducks on Friday, Nov. 11, at Bible Stadium in Leander. The Ducks beat the Bulldogs 42-6 in the first round of the playoffs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Taylor Ducks fly high in second half to beat Burnet 42-6

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LEANDER — The Burnet Bulldogs season came to an end Nov. 11 with a 42-6 loss to the Taylor Ducks in a Class 4A Division I bi-district championship. Burnet wraps up the season with a 7-4 record. (more…)

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Llano High School junior fullback John Soliz was stopped a yard short of the end zone — though junior left tackle Ray Dixon signals a touchdown — during the Yellow Jackets’ 22-18 loss to Crystal City on Nov. 10 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship. Junior running back Mason Greenwood scored on the next play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano goes back and forth with Crystal City in 22-18 bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Llano High School football team was on the wrong side of Crystal City history Nov. 10 as the Javelinas got their first playoff win since 1953. Crystal City beat the Yellow Jackets 22-18 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in […]

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Faith ends playoff drought Nov. 11 against Shiner St. Paul

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A win against Temple Central Texas Christian last week put the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs for the first time in two years. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler (center) signs her national letter of intent Nov. 9 with her parents, Lori and Joel Fieseler, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Haley Fieseler to play basketball at Tarleton State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior basketball player Haley Fieseler signed her national letter of intent Nov. 9, the first day of the early signing period, to play at Tarleton State University. (more…)

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Receive Sterling Galban and the Burnet Bulldogs take on the Taylor Ducks in a bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at A.C. Bible Stadium, 3301 S. Bagdad Road in Leander. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 7 p.m. pregame show. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet’s win streak against Taylor on the line in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In his fifth year as Burnet High School head football coach, Kurt Jones has guided the Bulldogs to the playoffs each season and lost to Taylor once in five games: a 9-7 setback in 2012. (more…)

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The Llano Yellow Jackets take on the Crystal City Javelinas in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in San Antonio.

Llano needs to forget last year as it plays Crystal City in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano High School head football coach Craig Slaughter said the toughest part of preparing for a bi-district matchup against Crystal City is making sure players understand that last year’s 42-26 playoff victory over the Javelinas is in the past. (more…)

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Llano High School junior Ian Fletcher hugs Opal Rode, a resident at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after he handed her a flower during a pep rally Nov. 2. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano players, band, and cheerleaders bring pep to nursing home residents

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The smiles, hugs, and pats on the back made a 30-minute pep rally at Llano Nursing and Rehabilitation Center worth every second for residents and the Llano High School students who attended. (more…)

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Faith ends 2-year playoff drought with 42-14 win over CTC

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER TEMPLE — The message during the week was clear to the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team: Beat Temple Central Texas Christian and win a trip to the Division III playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Flames (4-5 overall, 2-3 District 4) responded with […]

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Marble Falls ends season with 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s season ended with a 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 4. The Mustangs’ (2-8 overall, 0-7 District 26-5A) lone touchdown came on their last drive, when junior receiver Keegan Deering caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Zach […]

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