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Llano High School second baseman and outfielder Faith Manning will attend Lyon College to play softball. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano softball player Faith Manning signs with Lyon College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano High School softball player Faith Manning made her commitment to Lyon College official Dec. 12 when she signed her National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the high school. (more…)

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Kurt Jones addresses the Bulldogs after a practice during the 2018 season. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kurt Jones sees opportunity in restructured Burnet CISD role

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows better than Kurt Jones the challenges of being the head football coach and athletic director at a school where the standard is set high. Being the head football coach at Burnet High School is an everyday job: one that requires watching massive amounts of film, developing offseason training […]

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet CISD makes changes at head football coach, other district positions

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials unveiled sweeping changes in its administrative department Dec. 10, including at head football coach. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior receiver and kicker Cameron Bowles will represent the Flames on the South All-Star six-man football team on Dec. 15 when it plays the North squad. His head coach, Jeremy Wentrcek, will be a defensive coach for the South. Faith Academy is hosting the contest. Kickoff is 3 p.m. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Academy trifecta in upcoming All-Star football game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls is filling three spots in the upcoming All-Star six-man football game: one by senior Cameron Bowles, one by head coach Jeremy Wentrcek, and the last by the school’s home turf, which is playing host to the contest. (more…)

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Llano senior quarterback Cade Fly received words of encouragement after the Yellow Jackets’ 62-31 area-round loss to Corpus Christi West Oso on Nov. 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano falls to West Oso 62-31 in area-round football contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football season ended Nov. 23 in a 62-31 loss to Corpus Christi West Oso in the area round of the playoffs. (more…)

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Llano High School head coach Matt Green and senior lineman Tyler Lindell with the bi-district championship trophy after the Yellow Jackets defeated Hondo 21-14 in overtime Nov. 16. Llano now faces Corpus Christi West Oso. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Alamo Stadium, 760 Stadium Drive in San Antonio. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

After Thanksgiving Day practice, Llano faces ‘explosive’ West Oso in area round

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team will start Thanksgiving Day with a 7:30 a.m. practice as they prepare for Corpus Christi West Oso on Friday. (more…)

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Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

Faith Academy Flames lose their first-round contest 50-0

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s season ended in Amarillo with a 50-0 playoff loss to San Jacinto Christian Academy on Nov. 17. (more…)

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Llano High School football coach Matt Green congratulates the Yellow Jackets after their 21-14 overtime win against Hondo for a bi-district championship Nov. 16.

Llano defeats Hondo in overtime for 21-14 bi-district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team captured a bi-district championship Nov. 16 in a game the Yellow Jackets had to claw, fight, and overcome challenges to win. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Travis Hughes raced for yardage during the Flames’ 76-64 win Nov. 9 against the Round Rock Christian Crusaders. Faith earned a trip to Amarillo to face Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy in the first round of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

Faith Flames on the road to Amarillo to open the playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Last year, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team played five games before forfeiting the rest of the season. (more…)

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Llano in rematch against Hondo to kick off the postseason

Llano in rematch against Hondo to kick off the postseason

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team will face a familiar opponent to kick off the 2018 playoffs: Hondo. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Alamo Stadium, 760 Stadium Drive in San Antonio. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

No time off: Season is over, but Burnet looking toward 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team is wasting no time in starting its offseason program. (more…)

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Llano blanks Eastside Memorial 58-0, faces Hondo in bi-district

Llano blanks Eastside Memorial 58-0, faces Hondo in bi-district

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team needed only 19 offensive snaps to secure a 58-0 win against Austin Eastside Memorial on Nov. 9. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Case Coleman outran two Round Rock Christian Crusaders to the end zone for a Flames touchdown. Faith won 76-64, setting up a playoff showdown on Saturday, Nov. 17, against Amarillo San Jacinto Christian in Amarillo. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

With win, Faith Flames on their way to Amarillo as playoffs begin

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Faith Academy of Marble Falls fans, braving the cold night, played George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” as the clock wound down Nov. 9 with the Flames poised to win their final regular season game and punch their ticket to the High Plains city on Nov. 17. (more…)

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Marble Falls quarterback Andrew Stripling, a senior, ended his time in a Mustangs uniform by scoring two touchdowns en route to a 21-0 win over Bastrop Cedar Creek on Nov. 9 Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls ends season on high note with 21-20 win over Cedar Creek

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Just when it looked like the Marble Falls High School football team was going to end the season with a loss, junior defensive lineman Josh Whitecotton made the play of the fourth quarter to preserve a 21-20 win over Bastrop Cedar Creek on Nov. 9 in final District 13-5A Division II […]

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Burnet High School sophomore defensive end Braeden Howell (15) and junior defensive back Jaylen Laidler wrapped up Fredericksburg freshman receiver Judson Beard during the Bulldogs' 60-49 loss on Nov. 2. That defeat ended Burnet's playoff chances, but the team still has something to play for when it hosts Taylor on Friday, Nov. 9. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet playing for pride and seniors Friday against Taylor

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team has plenty to play for when the Bulldogs host Taylor on Friday night in a District 14-4A Division I game, their last of the season. (more…)

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Llano aims to get younger players on the field before the postseason begins

Llano aims to get younger players on the field before the postseason begins

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A week after losing to Wimberley in overtime in District 13-4A Division II play, the Llano High School football team is looking to end the regular season the proper way: with a win. (more…)

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Faith Academy's Travis Hughes tried to evade the grasps of Hill Country Christian School’s Steel Kupec during a game Nov. 2 at Westwood Stadium in Austin. Hill Country Christian School won 62-28; however, the Flames are in the playoffs. But first, they face Round Rock Christian on the road Nov. 9. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

Faith Academy seeks to enter playoffs on right foot with win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is seeking consistency before the playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano (front, right) runs a lap with members of the Marble Falls High School cross-country team after the runners each put on a pair of Hoka One One shoes, which Manzano donated to the team. Courtesy photo

Olympian Leonel Manzano gives Marble Falls runners new shoes and inspiration

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It wasn’t enough that Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano made a surprise visit to his alma mater Nov. 6 to run with members of the cross-country teams. (more…)

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The Smoking for Jesus Christian School volleyball team includes Judah Thompson (front row, left) and Zion Eaglin; assistant coach Trenae Thompson (standing, left), Principal Minister Claudette Monnet, Zynarrea Johnson, Rachel Gauff, BreiAnna Branch, Rebecca Frazier, Nia-Mya Frazier, Senior Administrator Pastor Willie Monnet Sr., and head coach William Tumblin. The volleyball team made it to the Texas Chrisitan Athletic League state tournament in 2018. Courtesy photo

Smoking for Jesus Ministry Christian School building sports teams and character

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Sports provide valuable life lessons for students at Smoking for Jesus Ministry Christian School, just like at any other school. (more…)

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Llano High School sophomore runner Anna Casey was all smiles after winning the Class 4A University Interscholastic League girls cross-country championship Nov. 2 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Llano’s Anna Casey wins gold at state cross-country meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano High School sophomore Anna Casey’s golden year competing at a Class 4A state meet ended Nov. 2 just like it did May 12 – atop a podium. (more…)

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After long field goal for tie, Llano comes up short against Wimberley in OT

After long field goal for tie, Llano comes up short against Wimberley in OT

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In a matter of seconds, the Llano High School football team experienced the highs and lows of the game in their 31-24 overtime loss to Wimberley on Nov. 2. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Colby Offutt evaded defenders and found open field during the Flames’ game against the Hill Country Christian School Knights on Nov. 2 at Westwood Stadium in Austin. The Knights won 62-28. The Flames’ final game of the regular season is Nov. 9 on the road against Round Rock Christian Academy. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton 

Faith Academy Flames fall to Hill Country Christian, 62-28

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames kept things interesting through the first half Nov. 2 against the Hill Country Christian School Knights at Westwood Stadium in Austin. The Knights took an early 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Flames responded later in the quarter to make it an 8-6 […]

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Marble Falls defeats Pflugerville Weiss 38-6 on the road

Marble Falls defeats Pflugerville Weiss 38-6 on the road

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team was simply dominant in a 38-6 road win over Plfugerville Weiss on Nov. 2. (more…)

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A herd of Mustangs, including junior defensive back Evan Kroese, tackled Leander Glenn ball carrier Jonny Nguyen in Marble Falls's 20-7 win Oct. 26. The Mustangs travel to Pflugerville Weiss on Nov. 2. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls on the road against winless Pflugerville Weiss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team has an opportunity to win two games in a row for the first time since weeks two and three when the Mustangs defeated Burnet and Geronimo Navarro. (more…)

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Llano and Wimberley playing for the third spot in district

Llano and Wimberley playing for the third spot in district

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team is on track to win seven games during the regular season, its best record in more than a decade. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore defensive back Marcus Escamilla (10) and senior middle linebacker Marc Barnett prepare to tackle a Fischer Canyon Lake back Oct. 19. The Bulldogs are on the road against Fredericksburg on Nov. 2. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs in must-win matchup against Fredericksburg

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two games remain for the Burnet High School football team. And for the Bulldogs to have a shot at making the playoffs, they must win them both. (more…)

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