Marble Falls JV 12, Leander 8 on Oct. 16
LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School junior varsity football team overcame early miscues to beat Leander 12-8 on Oct. 16.
The Lions recorded a safety on the Mustangs’ first possession by sacking quarterback Robert Atkinson after an ill-timed snap that sailed into the end zone.
In the second quarter, Atkinson scored a four-yard scamper for a 6-2 lead. The touchdown drive was set up by Damian Sanchez’s fumble recovery.
The quarterback scored his second touchdown, this one from two yards out, with 43 seconds remaining in the third quarter. That drive was the result of Atkinson recovering a fumble.
Leander scored its only touchdown on a one-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.
The Mustangs’ defense was advantageous, forcing six turnovers and stopping the Lions on fourth down three times.
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Quarterback Robert Atkinson, two touchdowns
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Fumble recoveries by Atkinson, Damian Sanchez, James Garrison and Cody Machen; interceptions by Garrison and Machen; punter Sanchez.
UP NEXT: 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Marble Falls vs. Cedar Park at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls
Hudson Ben 13, Marble Falls 7th White 6 on Oct. 13
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Jadyn Thielepape, 2-yard touchdown run; quarterback Zach Spillman; offensive linemen Eddie Buchanan and Pable Ponce
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Clayton King
RECORDS: Marble Falls 7th White is 0-2
UP NEXT: 4:15 p.m. Oct. 20, Marble Falls at West Ridge, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive in Austin
Hudson Bend 39, MFalls 7th Gold 6 on Oct. 13
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Quarterback Hunter Jackson, 25-yard touchdown run; offensive linemen Skylor Murphy, Ryan Loader and C.W. Hellen with two pancake blocks
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Justin Bradshaw, Bruce Garcia and Ethan Cremona with a fumble recovery
RECORDS: Marble Falls 7th gold is 1-4
UP NEXT: 5:15 p.m. Oct. 20, Marble Falls at West Ridge, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive in Austin
Marble Falls 7th Purple 14, Hudson Bend 12 on Oct. 13
TOP PLAYERS: Quarterback Josh Wooten, five-yard touchdown run and 20-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Barker
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Josiah Rojas, two-point conversion; running back Cruz Castillo; receiver Gavin Ancito
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Denver Horn, two tackles for losses; Drew Torres, several quarterback hurries and tackle for loss; Brylen Mills, big hit
RECORDS: Marble Falls 7th purple is 2-3
UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Marble Falls at West Ridge, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive in Austin
Hudson Bend 28, Marble Falls 8th Gold 12 on Oct. 14
TOP PLAYERS: Steve Rodriguez with touchdown runs of 30 and 70 yards
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Offensive linemen Connor Bingaman and Seth O’Connor; quarterback Oscar DelaHoya, rushing; receiver Mark Villel-Guzman, key catch
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Christian Cortz, several big tackles; David Moran, fumble recovery; cornerback Isaac Munoz, fumble recovery
RECORDS: Marble Falls 8th gold is 0-5-1
UP NEXT: 5:15 p.m. Oct. 21, Marble Falls at West Ridge, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive in Austin
Marble Falls 8th Purple 16, Hudson Bend 0 on Oct. 14
TOP PLAYERS: Cooper Wilson and Andrew Stripling, interceptions; Reese VanHoose, fumble recovery; Dustin Cunningham, pass breakup
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Touchdowns – Josh Handley and Wilson; receptions — Clayton Calame and Wilson; linemen Braidon Whiteside and Ernesto Castaneda
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Defensive lineman Billy Kirkendall
RECORDS: Marble Falls 8th purple is 2-4
UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Marble Falls at West Ridge, 9201 Scenic Bluff Drive in Austin
Marble Falls 8th A def. West Ridge, loses to Hill Country
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Middle School eighth-grade A volleyball team split matches in the past two weeks.
The Lady Ponies beat West Ridge 23-25, 25-23, 25-9 on Oct. 9 and lost to Hill Country 14-25, 25-17, 25-13 on Oct. 2.
Marble Falls coach Kelly Clark said she was proud of the way her players fought back against West Ridge.
“The ladies never quit,” she said. “We lost the first one, and it was really close. They were determined to win the next two, and they did.”
The coach also was pleased with the way her squad refused to be swept against Hill Country.
“The girls played hard and fought back,” she said. “I am proud of their heart and determination.”
AGAINST WEST RIDGE: Kills – Jessica DeLaHoya 4, Naomi Pegues 4; aces – Pegues 5, Nikki Turquia 4; assists – DeLaHoya 3, Pegues 3; digs – Turquia 7, Taylor Wright 7; blocks – DeLaHoya 3, Pegues 1. Offensive Player of the Game – Pegues. Defensive Player of the Game – Turquia
AGAINST HILL COUNTRY: Kills – DeLaHoya 4, Pegues 4, Logan Hulon 4; aces – DeLaHoya 3, Pegues 3, Hulon 3; assists – DeLaHoya 3, Pegues 3; digs – DeLaHoya 10, Hulon 8; blocks – DeLaHoya 2. Offensive Player of the Game – Hulon. Defensive Player of the Game – DeLaHoya
RECORDS: Marble Falls 8th A is 6-6
UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Marble Falls vs. Hudson Bend at Marble Falls Middle School, 1511 Pony Circle Drive
Burnet 7th Pride def. Spirit 25-10, 25-16 on Oct. 8
TOP SERVERS: Pride – Lesli Rodriguez, Alli Hawkins, Kathryn Perkins, Juleya Crawford. Spirit – Baylea Breeden
QUOTABLE: “Each week, the girls continue to improve and impress me with their hard work and excitement for the game,” Burnet coach Tamura Hurst said.
UP NEXT: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Pride vs. Spirit at Burnet Middle School, 1401 N. Main St. in Burnet
Burnet 8th Pride def. Spirit 25-20, 25-12 on Oct. 8
TOP SERVERS: Spirit – Heather Hahn and Jennifer Lopez. Pride – Sydni Stieler, Melissa Sprankle, Allie Richardson and Jamie Edwards
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Spirit – Kansas Haynes and Harli Springer. Pride – Sydni Stieler and Rebekah Hood, setter Paige Cheesman
DEFENSIVE STANDOUT: Spirit – Fatima Rodriguez
QUOTABLE: “The improvement on both teams is incredible. I am very proud of how well all the girls worked together as a team and made some awesome plays,” Burnet coach Crystal Syphrett said.
UP NEXT: 5:15 p.m. Oct. 22, Pride vs. Spirit at Burnet Middle School, 1401 N. Main St. in Burnet
Burnet Invitational and Fun Run
BURNET — The Burnet Middle School cross-country teams conducted the Burnet Invitational and Fun Run on Oct. 15.
The Bullpups won the seventh-grade boys and eighth-grade girls divisions and finished third in the seventh-grade girls division.
RESULTS: Seventh-grade boys — 2, Logan Cummings, 12:50; 3, Bryan Silva, 13:09; 5, Eddy Parker, 13:44; 6, Jacob Robinett, 13:57; 9, Clayton Atkison, 14:48; 10, Zarious Skelton, 15:19; 11, Cole Shouldis, 15:20. Eighth-grade boys – 3, Trenton Hughes, 13:02; 4, Ross Giesenschlag, 13:15; 5, Eddie Shaw, 14:04; 7, Jon VanWagenen, 15:44. Seventh-grade girls – 6, Caitlynne Graves, 15:25 (new personal best); 7, Jazlyn Marvin, 15:29; 8, Neeradt Leon, 15:42; 18, Alison Frost, 17:59; 22, Sarah Lott, 20:18. Eighth-grade girls — 1, Trynadee Greenwell, 13:02 (new personal best); 3, Emma Lewis, 13:39; 5, Dream Romero, 14:04; 7, Kinley Beyer, 14:13; 11, Kara Ward, 14:13; 12, Fatima Rodriguez, 15:00; 27, Hattie Blair, 17:55; 28, Diane Hurst, 17:55.
UP NEXT: 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Burnet at the district meet at Lampasas High School, 902 S. Broad St. in Lampasas