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The future home of the Granite Shoals Multipurpose Sports Facility. The building is located next to the Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Texas Parks and Wildlife grant to fund Granite Shoals sports facility

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTER AUSTIN — The city of Granite Shoals received an unexpected lunchtime treat March 23. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, through its point system, awarded the city $500,000 to build a multipurpose sports facility on Phillips Ranch Road next to the Roddick Tennis Center, which houses full-length covered tennis courts […]

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The Marble Falls High School football team blocked a field goal attempt by Austin Crockett during the first half of the Mustangs’ 44-21 win on Sept. 9. Photos by Diana Cox

Class 5A split in district a big score for Marble Falls football

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Years of conversations, polls, and, finally, a ballot have resulted in a big school-small school split of Class 5A football for district play starting in the fall of 2018. As one of the smaller 5A schools, this is good news for Marble Falls and its football team. […]

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Lady Mustangs fall to Flour Bluff as dream season ends

JENNIFER FIERRO STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball season’s magical season ended in a 46-28 loss to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Feb. 24 in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior guard Molly Myrick (10) forces Port Lavaca Calhoun senior guard Genesis Villarreal to the middle of the lane, where Marble Falls senior small forward Aspen Woerner (33), junior power forward Aubree Adams, and junior center Mya McMillian force a bad shot. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs win close one on way to regional tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GONZALES — In a game during which every possession mattered, it was the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s defense that caused so much grief for Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Class 5A regional quarterfinals contest Feb. 21. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore post Trinity Boyd forces San Antonio Sam Houston junior forward Rosalie Hansen to take an awkward shot during the first quarter of the area championship Feb. 17. Marble Falls won 57-47. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls reach third round after tough victory

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball won a hard-fought area championship Feb. 17 against a San Antonio Sam Houston team that simply wouldn’t go away. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Marks is bumped as she turns to make an outlet pass during the 47-28 win against the Texas School for the Deaf on Feb. 18 in a regional final. Marks had five points and 11 rebounds. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy girls headed to state tournament for eighth time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN MARCOS — Once the final horn sounded on a regional championship the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured Feb. 18, the Lady Flames showed very little excitement. (more…)

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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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