Spring teams to get recognition at Meet the Mustangs on Jan. 22

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Sports fans have a lot of fun at Meet the Mustangs in August, so the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club decided to sponsor a second one for this school year. But this time, athletes participating in spring sports will be introduced.

The event is 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive.

“We feel like the athletes in the spring don’t get the recognition they deserve,” booster club president Maureen Everett said. “It’s the same format; it’s just in the ‘Max.’”

Fans can meet athletes in track-and-field, baseball, softball, powerlifting and soccer. Band, cheerleaders and Starlettes also will be there, Everett said. The event is free to attend.

“We know some of the (sports) teams haven’t chosen a varsity yet, so they’ll be introduced as a whole,” Everett said. “They’ve been left out the past several years. It’s something we need to do.”

The president noted several athletes have already began after-school practice, even if they are working out on their own to prepare for the upcoming season.

“They all do that because they love their sports,” she said. “I really want to encourage everyone to come out and support out athletes. They work hard all year long. They need to be recognized.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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