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Marble Falls football shows progress in scrimmage against ranked Lampasas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs football team learned how well they’re progressing on new offensive and defensive schemes. The lessons came in a scrimmage August 16 against the Lampasas Badgers, a squad ranked in the top 10 in many preseason polls. The hosting Badgers outscored the Mustangs 3-2 in the controlled portion […]

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Faith football shows promise with spread in scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In one play, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Stephen Shipley got his answer on whether his version of the 11-man spread offense could work in the six-man game. It came August 15 during the Flames’ first scrimmage, which was against Giddings State School. Junior quarterback Grayson Poage found […]

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New Texas hunting and fishing licenses now on sale

New Texas hunting and fishing licenses now on sale

If you plan to hunt or fish in Texas after August 31, you need to purchase the 2019-20 licenses. New licenses go on sale Thursday, August 15, and may be purchased from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department online, by calling 800-895-4248, or in person at 28 law enforcement field offices, more than 50 state […]

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Burnet Bulldogs

After first week of practice, Burnet football ‘on a good path’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the Burnet High School football team ended its first week of the 2019 training camp, new head coach Jerod Rye was enthusiastic about what he saw, especially following the intersquad scrimmage August 10. Highlights included blocking, especially down field, pursuit to the football, and solo tackling. “What I love is […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls football

Under new coach, Faith football goes back to the basics

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team finished its first full week of fall training camp with an intersquad scrimmage August 9. The Flames offense scored once, but new head coach Stephen Shipley said the objective wasn’t about scoring touchdowns; rather, it was about evaluating the progress of each player. […]

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Maddie Hartley and Piper Guenter

Marble Falls players help lead select softball team to World Series runner-up finish

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls softball players Piper Guenter and Maddie Hartley helped their Texas Blaze Elite Pogue select team to a runner-up finish in the gold bracket of the Triple Crown Sports 14-and-under World Series in Reno, Nevada, on July 23-27. The Blaze, based in Crawford, lost 3-0 to Batbuster Gomes Brooks of […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls football team starts learning Slot-T offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football coaching staff had plenty of reason to cheer on the Mustangs during practice August 8. The players learned four new plays for the new Slot-T offense and executed them with the proper tempo and precision and without errors. That highlighted a week in which players […]

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Samara Weinstein

New Marble Falls girls soccer coach knows how to rebuild

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Athletic Director Rick Hoover was looking for someone to offer stability and help rebuild the Marble Falls High School girls soccer program. He found that, and more, in Samara Weinstein, who is taking over as head coach for the Lady Mustangs, coming from Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio. “It’s […]

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Balcones Canyonlands refuge sets dove, deer hunting dates

Balcones Canyonlands refuge sets dove, deer hunting dates

The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge has announced hunting dates for dove and white-tailed deer this fall. The refuge offers dove hunting the first four days of the regular season, which opens September 1. Dove hunting is from noon to sunset those four days. A $20 permit fee — cash only — is good for all […]

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Leonel Manzano

Olympian Leo Manzano crosses running career finish line

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In the late 1990s, a scrawny Marble Falls Middle School student in boots wowed his physical education teachers with his natural running ability. Years later, that kid — Leonel Manzano — ended a 44-year medal drought for American middle distance runners in the Olympics when he captured silver at the 2012 […]

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Llano River bass samplings

Llano River bass samplings show definite signs of recovery

The Llano River is showing signs of recovery from the October 2018 flood. The latest indication comes from fish samplings in late June by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department aquatic biologists. They conducted the survey on the Llano River near Castell and found large numbers of juvenile largemouth and Guadalupe bass now present in the […]

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High school football season tickets and 2019 schedules

High school football season tickets and 2019 schedules

Burnet and Marble Falls high school football fans wanting season tickets to home games can purchase them online or through their team’s athletics office. Marble Falls Mustangs season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase them online by visiting the school’s athletics webpage and clicking on the appropriate link to the right. Returning season […]

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Marble Falls youth softball team is World Series-bound

The Marble Falls 8-and-under all-star softball team is headed to the World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana, July 16-20 thanks to finishing high enough in the regional tournament. The Mustangs received the call from tournament organizers after a qualifying team dropped out of the competition. Marble Falls was seventh at the PONY Austin/San Antonio regional tournament […]

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William Leach

Catfish tournament benefits 1-year-old with rare disease

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON If you’re going catfishing this weekend, why not do it for William Leach and his family. The 1-year-old Llano boy suffers from a rare disease: congenital bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria syndrome. (more…)

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Dana Delgado and the Chicago North Stars

70-year-old Dana Delgado brings home basketball gold

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seventy-year-old Dana Delgado is a national basketball champion. The Burnet County resident is a member of the Chicago North Stars 3-on-3 basketball team, which won gold in the National Senior Games. The event was held June 14-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and featured more than 14,000 athletes and dozens of competitions […]

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Briley Sralla

Johnson City girl sets sights on shooting sports excellence

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Briley Sralla places the butt of her Feinwerkbau Evolution air rifle against her right cheek, tucks it up against her shoulder, and peers through the sight at a target 33 feet away. The canvas shooting jacket, pants, and gear she wears act as an exoskeleton, supporting her body and “locking” her […]

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Marble Falls 8U all-star softball team

Despite loss, Marble Falls youth softball team makes regional tournament based on play

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A tough 14-13 loss to the Round Rock Fury at a PONY sectional tournament June 16 should have ended the Marble Falls 8-and-under all-star softball team’s season. But despite the loss, the team is headed to the regional competition. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls is located at 3151 RR 1431 East. Call (830) 798-1333 or go to famf.org for more information. File photo

Faith Academy AD resigns to take San Antonio coaching job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Jeremy Wentrcek has resigned as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls to become the head football coach and athletic director at The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio. The Marble Falls academy made the official announcement June 20. (more…)

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MFHS runner Goggans ends summer season with 5th place

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School junior Bailey Goggans ended her summer running season with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on June 15. (more…)

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Athletes in Action assistant basketball coach Zakk Revelle stands in front of the living stones in Tel Gezer, Israel, site of the team’s first devotional in that country. Courtesy photo

Zakk Revelle deepens faith, coaches basketball in Israel

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Zakk Revelle recently returned to Marble Falls from Israel, where he served as assistant coach for Athletes in Action. Spending time and walking in the same area as Jesus did more than 2,000 years ago had a profound effect on the Faith Academy boys head basketball coach and director of basketball […]

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Tyler Porter and family

Marble Falls checks off boxes for new baseball coach and family

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It didn’t take long for new Marble Falls High School baseball coach Tyler Porter to understand the importance of his sport to the school district. (more…)

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Bailey Goggans

Marble Falls runner finishes second at Nashville meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School’s Bailey Goggans finished second at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville on June 1, setting a new personal best in a race that featured four of the top 12 nationally ranked 800-meter high school runners. (more…)

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Crystal Shipley

New volleyball, assistant boys coaches at Burnet High School

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School volleyball team has a new head coach, and the school district didn’t have to look far to find her. Officials hired Crystal Shipley, a Burnet Middle School coach who has been with Burnet Consolidated Independent School District for 14 years. (more…)

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Marble Falls tennis player and golfer sign college letters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two Marble Falls High School seniors made their college selections official May 21 after signing their national letters of intent. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7

Burnet 7-on-7 squad snags state ticket on last-second score

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs are back at the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the 10th time in 11 years, and they earned the spot in dramatic fashion at their own qualifying tournament May 25. (more…)

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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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