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Texas hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Whether you plan to hunt in the “Deer Capital of Texas” or need to stock up on shells for dove season, Aug. 15 is the first day to purchase Texas hunting and fishing licenses for the upcoming seasons. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior running back Dylan Mayberry takes a handoff from senior quarterback Andrew Stripling and looks for a hole in the middle of the line. The Mustangs held their first day of fall football practice Aug. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football begins fall practices; coaches like retention and fitness levels

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS —The Marble Falls High School football team took to the field Aug. 13 for first time in preparation of the 2018 season. The Mustangs (3-7 overall, 1-6 in District 26-5A in 2017) had 125 players practicing, including 40 freshmen. (more…)

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Hill Country Memorial physical therapist Ginny Brown examines high school student Joel Jenschke’s knee. The Fredericksburg hospital is offer free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle and high school students on Saturdays from Aug. 18-Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

Hill Country Memorial offers free Sports Injury Clinics to middle, high school students

FREDERICKSBURG — Returning for the start of the 2018 school year, Hill Country Memorial’s Sports Injury Clinics will provide free orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to middle and high school students.  (more…)

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Burnet receiver Cameron Guenter was tackled immediately after making a catch to begin the Burnet High School football team's intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs offense and defense evenly matched in intrasquad scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football t eam ended its first week of fall training camp with plenty of tough runs, superb catches, and tremendous hits. The Bulldogs competed in their intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11 and played to a draw. The offense scored once after sophomore quarterback Jaxson Denton connected […]

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Llano quarterbacks Braxton Bickers (left), Luke Keller, and Cade Fly catch balls tossed to them from coaches as the skill players work on pass patterns during the Aug. 10 morning practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano football players give coaches something to smile about during first practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — A pleasure. That’s how Llano High School head football coach Matt Green described the first week of fall training camp. He has many reasons to be excited about what he’s seen. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players wear the neckties they learned to tie during a team-building and life skills day Aug. 7. The players are Case Coleman (front, left) Connor Turrentine, Justin Mottle (behind Coleman) Maison Thornley, Grayson Poage, Cruz Bowles, Ben Martin, Kooper Cain, Ian Cantrill, Hansen Booth, Will Wilson, head coach Jeremy Wentrcek, and Steven Hughes. Courtesy photo

Faith football players build trust during day of falling off rocks, walking on the edge

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — How much do you trust your teammates? That question was posed to Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players on a team-building and life skills day Aug. 7. (more…)

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Burnet freshman running back Devontae Miller braces for a tag on a running play during the first practice of fall training camp Aug. 6. More than 90 athletes took part in the practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs hit crowded field on first day of practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — With 90 student-athletes hitting Bulldog Field on Aug. 6, the first day of fall practices for the Burnet High School football team, there wasn’t much open space. And that’s a good thing as the Bulldogs gear up for the 2018 season. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls freshman Connor Turrentine takes the handoff and looks for an open seam during an afternoon practice Aug. 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith football makes needed adjustments for six-man switch

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — After at least four days of training camp in the Texas heat, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football squad took a break Aug. 7 for team-building activities. (more…)

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Highland Lakes has a shortage of football officials; training being offered for newcomers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Love them or not, football officials play a vital role in ensuring a game is safe and fair. With a shortage of officials in the Highland Lakes, the Austin Football Officials Association has asked member Brian Jones to find residents willing to give up some of their weeknights […]

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men's 1,500 meters at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Photo by The Associated Press

Leonel Manzano part of 2018 Texas Athletics Hall of Honor induction class

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Leonel Manzano is joining an illustrious group of former Longhorns on Sept. 7 as a Texas Athletics Hall of Honor inductee. He will be part of the 62nd Men’s Hall of Honor Class. This will also be the 19th Women’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony. (more…)

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Art Briles at Big 12 Media Days in 2015. The former Baylor University head football coach will be back on the sidelines as head coach of the Guelfi Firenze American Football International team in Italy. File photo

Ex-Baylor coach, Horseshoe Bay resident Art Briles hired by American football team in Italy

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS HORSESHOE BAY — Former Baylor University head football coach Art Briles is returning to the sidelines. The Guelfi Firenze American Football International team in Italy announced Aug. 2 that the Horseshoe Bay resident will be the head coach for its 2019 season. The name translates to Florence Griffins. (more…)

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Marble Falls Independent School District has hired longtime private running coach Chris Schrader as the new high school cross-country coach and middle-distance track coach. With more than four decades of coaching experience behind him, Schrader brings a wealth of knowledge to the Marble Falls program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s new cross-country coach has track record of getting athletes to state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new head cross-country coach who brings a strong background in getting runners to the state meet. (more…)

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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury (right) shared his thoughts on Burnet High School graduate Sterling Galban, who is now a Red Raider, during Big 12 Media Days in Frisco on July 16. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS: Texas Tech’s Kingsbury discusses Burnet’s Sterling Galban, sidelined due to injury

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — A torn ACL will sideline Texas Tech University freshman receiver Sterling Galban for the entire 2018 football season, according to Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Purple Crush (10-and-under) all-star softball team includes Lila Pangborn (kneeling, left), Emma Cayce, Alex Hartley, Halleigh Huffman, and Ambre Lockner; Sophia Biagini (standing, left), Tessie Mayes Bowen, Cheyenne Blair, Payton Dunk, Melanie Preece, and Kylie Roberts. Not pictured is Marissa Nichols. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Fun is leading to success for Marble Falls Purple Crush

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Purple Crush (10-and-under) all-star softball team advanced to the PONY regional tournament by winning two games at the sectional tournament June 22-24. The Purple Crush beat Dripping Springs 12-2 and Cedar Park 13-10. (more…)

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Heather Wright hits the ball off a tee, while Elicia Gonzales lays on the ground at third base during one of the drills at the Marble Falls High School softball camp June 27. Batters must run the bases faster than infielders — including the player laying on the ground at third base — can retrieve the ball from the outfield. The purpose is to develop base-running speed and conditioning. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

College athletes leading Marble Falls elite softball camp

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball elite camp will have two new curves to this year’s event. First, the camp will be taught by members of the St. Edward’s University, Midwestern State University, Lamar College, Texas State University and University of Texas softball programs. (more…)

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Texas Blaze Soriano softball players Piper Guenter (left) and Maddie Hartley show off their state championship rings after winning the Independent Fastpitch Association’s 12-and-under premier tournament June 15-18 in Round Rock. Hartley was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Both attend Marble Falls Middle School. Courtesy photo

Youth softball team led by two Marble Falls players repeats as state champion

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO ROUND ROCK — The Texas Blaze Soriano-select softball team repeated as state champions of the Independent Fastpitch Association’s 12-and-under premier tournament on June 15-18. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School phenom Bailey Goggans competing against top U.S. student-athletes

Marble Falls High School phenom Bailey Goggans competing against top U.S. student-athletes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Now that she’s bested the 800-meter runners in Texas, Marble Falls High School incoming sophomore Bailey Goggans has been crisscrossing the country to race against the top young athletes in the United States. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduates Alec Oberle (left) and Bryce Murphy and Burnet graduates Tyler Torres and Seth Carpenter will play on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue team in an all-star football game June 15. Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Cabot Booth will play on the gold team.

FCA all-star football game on June 15 features Highland Lakes players and coaches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — While the Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star football game is the main event, the days leading up to the contest have been filled with highlights for the players and their coaches. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls welcomes Jeremy Wentrcek as its new football coach and director of athletics. Courtesy photo

Jeremy Wentrcek finally says ‘yes’ to Faith Academy football, director of athletics jobs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials twice tried to hire Jeremy Wentrcek as its football coach and director of athletics. The third was the charm as Wentrcek said “yes” to both positions June 7. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales (left), Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon are all smiles after helping the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star gold team to a 9-7 win over the FCA All-Star blue team in the organization’s all-star game June 11. The gold team’s head coach was Tim Richter (right), the Marble Falls High School head softball coach. Courtesy photo

Former Lady Mustangs help FCA softball team to victory; Mustang coach leads winning squad

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN MARCOS — The chance to play softball together one more time was a great incentive for 2018 Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales, Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon. Throw in suiting up once again for Lady Mustangs head coach Tim Richter, and the trio’s invitations to the Fellowship of […]

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Rich Powers was promoted to track-and-field head coach at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls appoints Rich Powers as new track head coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials didn’t have to look far to find its new track-and-field head coach at Marble Falls High School. (more…)

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Marble Falls seventh-grader Cameron Graham works out on the lat-pulldown machine at the new weight room at Marble Falls High School. This facility augments the Mustang weight room, which was getting overcrowded during peak times. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls High School unveils new second weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen helped unveil the new Marble Falls High School weight room, he pointed out that the purpose of the facility is simple. (more…)

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Thanks to a generous donor, Marble Falls High School 7-on-7 football players now have some protection against concussions with their new Gamebreaker headgear. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Donation to Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team gives players protection against concussions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Despite 7-on-7 being touch football, injuries do happen, including concussions. Marble Falls High School players now have some protection against dangerous head injuries thanks to a generous fan. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7 football team returning to state tournament after strong qualifier

Burnet 7-on-7 football team returning to state tournament after strong qualifier

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — After a one-year hiatus, the Burnet High School 7-on-7 football team is back at the Division II state tournament thanks to a strong showing during the Fredericksburg State Qualifying Tournament. (more…)

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Recent Llano High School graduate Ben Walling (center) signs a National Letter of Intent to join the rodeo team at Cisco College in West Texas. Congratulating Walling at his signing ceremony are Llano High School agriculture teachers Joe Dan Tarter (left), Chapel Schuessler, and parents Walling's parents, Wade and Linda Walling. Courtesy photo

Llano graduate and roper Ben Walling to compete for Cisco College rodeo team

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Recent Llano High School graduate Ben Walling began learning to rope when he was only 4 years old under the tutelage of his father. Now, his roping skills will help Walling learn a whole lot more. (more…)

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Masters champion Patrick Reed reopens Horseshoe Bay's Ram Rock Golf Course with opening drive, plea to higher power

Masters champion Patrick Reed reopens Horseshoe Bay’s Ram Rock Golf Course with opening drive, plea to higher power

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — The grand reopening of Ram Rock Golf Course drew a special visitor, who had the honor of hitting the first shot off the tee: 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed.  (more…)

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