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Burnet begins 7-on-7 league looking for standout quarterback

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When the Burnet High School football program begins its annual 7-on-7 league May 1, the Bulldogs will be looking for a starting quarterback to fill the shoes of graduating senior Kobe Edwards. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Allison Metzger (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City surrounded by teammates Addison Floyd (seated, left) and Christian Wilcox; coach Bobby Huston (standing, left), teammates Joy Plunk, Logan Floyd, Hannah Marks, and Launa Evans, and athletic director Randy Denton. Courtesy photo

Faith’s Allison Metzger to play basketball at Oklahoma Christian university

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls forward Allison Metzger knew she wanted to play college basketball in a Christian environment. So she set out to find it. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser signs his letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Texas-Dallas with his high school head coach and father, Roy Kiser (standing, left), younger brother, Luke, and mother, Gina, looking on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Drew Kiser to play basketball at UT-Dallas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Just like his dad and high school coach, Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser will play college basketball. Kiser signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas-Dallas on April 26. (more…)

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Rising junior quarterback Andrew Stripling (center), who started for the Marble Falls High School football team in 2016, returns to the field with the rest of the Mustangs for spring practices Wednesday, April 26. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls football begins spring practices with 11 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team begins spring practices April 26 with one advantage it hasn’t had in about four years: a returning starter at quarterback. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School seniors Zachary Spruill (left) and Chase Salinas on April 20 sign their letters of intent to play basketball and baseball, respectively, for Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball, basketball players headed to Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Texas Lutheran University is getting a pair of quality Marble Falls High School athletes who will carry on what they learned as Mustangs to the next level. That’s what their head coaches said during the duo’s signing ceremony April 20. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Kim Boni signs her letter of intent to compete for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Kim Boni signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Kim Boni defied the mold, even that of her distance coach Anthony Torns. The Marble Falls High School senior signed her letter of intent to run for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 18 after Torns, who is the Lady Mustangs head cross-country and track-and-field coach, […]

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Burnet High School senior Joel Holland (seated, middle) signs his letter of intent to be a high jumper for Abilene Christian University as he’s surrounded by his parents, Matt (seated, left) and Clairissa Holland, and Burnet High School coaches Jerod Rye (standing, left) and Justin Marcellus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet high jumper Joel Holland signs with Abilene Christian University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Conversations with teammates led Burnet High School senior Joel Holland to the high jump pit. A love for the event resulted in landing a spot on the Abilene Christian University track-and-field team. (more…)

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Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach Jerry English speaks with his players during a game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy dismisses Hall of Fame coach Jerry English

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Since 2004, Jerry English has led the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team to eight appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state tournament and one state championship in 2014. (more…)

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Richmond Foster beats Marble Falls boys soccer in area

BY STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GIDDINGS — Twenty seconds into a Class 5A area-round boys soccer playoff game March 31, the tone was set. Richmond Foster (15-3-3) took a 1-0 lead against the Marble Falls High School Mustangs (18-2-6) that led to a 2-0 victory. “The first 30 seconds we came out flat,” Mustangs head […]

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Burnet husband-wife coaching duo leaving for East Texas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School Lady Dawgs coaches David and Casey Schubert are heading to East Texas. The couple have accepted positions at Avinger Independent School District. (more…)

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In first varsity year, Burnet girls soccer advances to area round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PFLUGERVILLE — In its first year of varsity soccer, the Burnet High School girls team finished third in District 25-4A and then topped off that feat with a 7-2 bi-district win over La Grange on March 24. Now, the Lady Dawgs are looking for more. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls soccer beats Lanier in first-round playoff match

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — It took an extra 20 minutes of play, but the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team nabbed its first playoff win in three years March 24. The Mustangs defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in double overtime thanks to a goal by freshman Gilder Vasquez with an assist from […]

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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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