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Marble Falls grad heals from injuries, signs baseball scholarship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School graduate Carson Bowen will play baseball for North Central Texas College. The program celebrated his signing with new Mustangs head baseball coach Tim Hulon and former Marble Falls head coach J.T. Blair on Aug. 8. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mudcats 11-and-under baseball team includes Rhett Giesecke (front row, left), Case Kuykendall, Tate Sones, Layne Dalrymple and Austin Hulon; Ethan Roark (back row, left), Matthew Tippie, Gunnar Granberg, Taevin Brown, Cooper Pangborn, Jackson Denton and Kailb "Peanut" Webster.  Not pictured are player Cash Pearce and coaches Chris Denton, Mark Giesecke, Tim Hulon and Mike Dalrymple. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Mudcats win Austin Select World Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DRIPPING SPRINGS — The Marble Falls Mudcats 11-and-under baseball team won the South Texas World Series of Austin Select Baseball on Aug. 3. Coach Mark Giesecke said he was not surprised by the success of the squad. (more…)

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Marble Falls promotes baseball coach to lead spot; seven other hires made

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District made eight athletic department hirings at a special meeting July 9. The Mustangs’ baseball program has a new head coach, and an old one at the same time. Tim Hulon was promoted to head coach from within the program. Athletic director Matt Green […]

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It’s been a quiet but productive summer for Burnet athletics

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The first 30 days of the summer have been quieter than in past years for the athletic department at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

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Burnet Green wins Little League title over Llano

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Green was crowned the Little League District 26 champion July 1. The squad defeated Llano 22-9 in the Minors (ages 9-) tournament. In the Juniors (age 14) tournament, Fredericksburg beat Burnet 5-4. (more…)

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Burnet Green first baseman Julian Garcia stretches to make a catch for an out in the second inning at the Little League District 26 Minors tournament June 30 in Burnet. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano vs. Burnet Little League championship goes to Game 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Little League District 26 Minors and Juniors baseball tournaments have been extended for another night. That’s because Llano defeated Burnet Green 11-8 in Game 1 of the championship series of the Minors (ages 9-10) tournament, while Burnet Juniors eliminated Hill Country 14-1 in a game that was called after […]

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Llano battling Burnet in Little League championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — To the surprise of very few, the Little League District 26 Minors (ages 9-10) tournament championship will be settled between Burnet and Llano. First pitch is 7 p.m. June 30 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, S. Water St. (U.S. 281). (more…)

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Marble Falls loses baseball coach, makes football hire

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School welcomes one coach, while saying goodbye to another. Michael Birdwell will be joining the football staff as the co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach, athletic director and head coach Matt Green announced June 26. (more…)

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Llano's Cade Ligon scores a run before Bertram pitcher Trevor Allen can tag him out at the plate.

Bertram, Burnet White knocked out of Little League tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Bertram and Burnet White minors baseball teams are out, while Llano and Burnet Green remain in the District 26 Little League Tournament. Burnet White lost to Brady 8-6, while Llano defeated Bertram 10-1 on June 24. (more…)

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Bertram, Burnet Little League squads still alive in tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Bertram and both Burnet Little League baseball teams are still alive in the District 26 Minors tournament. The tournament for teams made up of players ages 9-10 runs through July 1 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond, 1601 U.S. 281. Another tournament for Juniors […]

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Little League tournaments bringing teams, visitors and their money to Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is the site of two Little League District 26 Baseball tournaments. The first is the 9- and 10-year-old Minors tournament from June 21 to July 1. The other is the 14-year-old Juniors event that begins June 28 and ends July 3. […]

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Llano ISD drawing up plans for new baseball, softball fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Officials continue to meet to talk about the design of the new baseball and softball fields to be built at Llano High School. The fields are part of the $33 million bond voters approved weeks ago. “We’ll start (construction) in a couple of weeks,” athletic director Craig Slaughter […]

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Marble Falls High School seniors Chance Armstrong (seated, left), Domenic Patterson, Garrett Winslett and Cullen Vaught sign letters of intent to play college sports as Marble Falls head baseball and assistant football coach J.T. Blair looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Four Marble Falls athletes sign letters of intent

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Four Marble Falls High School soon-to-be graduates signed their letters of intent during a ceremony June 5. Baseball players Cullen Vaught will be going to Texas Christian University, Garrett Winslett to North Lake College and Domenic Patterson to Weatherford Collge, while football player Chance Armstrong signed with […]

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Mustang Conditioning program designed to strengthen body and mind, coach says

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletic director Matt Green has developed a Mustang Conditioning program that will launch June 9. The six-week program is designed for male and female athletes in the seventh grade and older. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School pitcher and first baseman Domenic Patterson will represent the community in the Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. File photo

Marble Falls baseball players picked for Austin all-star game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School graduating seniors Domenic Patterson and Cullen Vaught have been chosen to play in the Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. (more…)

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Llano looks back on successful sports year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano High School sports fans find it hard not to smile when they reflect on the 2013-2014 season. The Yellow Jackets advanced to the playoffs in football, boys basketball, boys golf and baseball. (more…)

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Full lineup of Highland Lakes sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes youngsters wanting to improve their fundamentals in specific sports will have plenty of opportunities throughout June and July. Several high school coaching staffs will be conducting camps for incoming third- through ninth-graders. (more…)

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Llano High School senior pitcher Isaac Hutto will throw for Texas State University. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano pitcher Isaac Hutto signs with Texas State

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — Llano High School senior pitcher Isaac Hutto made his commitment to Texas State University official during a signing ceremony May 28. “They’re a great school,” he said. “I went to their camp over the summer. I love San Marcos. It’s a great school, and I can’t wait to […]

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Baseball and softball returning to Faith Academy lineup

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The athletic department at Faith Academy of Marble Falls will add a couple of diamonds to their gridiron and gymnasium. Athletic director Jessie Crow announced the school will bring back baseball and softball starting in the 2014-2015 school year. (more…)

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Marble Falls baseball, softball awards handed out

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball and softball teams celebrated the 2013-2014 season with their annual awards ceremony May 21. Each athlete received a certificate of participation. (more…)

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Burnet welcomes back winning coaches to guide baseball, middle school program

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Welcome back Todd Doucet and Jerod Rye. That’s how Burnet High School athletic director Kurt Jones described the re-hiring of two coaches who helped the Bulldogs earn a large portion of the trophy case in the past decade. (more…)

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Llano athletes recognized at end-of-year awards ceremony

LLANO — The Llano High School athletic department closed out the sports year by honoring the accomplishments of student-athletes for the 2013-2014 school year at its annual awards ceremony May 12. (more…)

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Burnet athletes recognized at end-of-year awards ceremony

BURNET — The Burnet High School athletic department celebrated the accomplishments of the Bulldogs and the Lady Dawgs during the 2013-2014 school year May 12. Coaches handed out individual team awards during the event. (more…)

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Llano wins Game 3 and bi-district title against Venus

FROM STAFF REPORTS TROY — The Llano High School baseball team got its first Class 3A bi-district championship since 2008 by winning the best-of-three series against Venus on May 3. The Yellow Jackets crushed the Bulldogs 13-2 in Game 3. They lost the the first game 3-0 on May 1 and won the second game […]

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Burnet baseball season ends with bi-district loss to Alvarado

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team’s season ended with an 11-6 loss in Game 2 of a Class 3A bi-disrict best-of-three series against Alvarado on May 3. The Indians won the first game 3-2 on May 2. (more…)

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Llano baseball drops Game 1 in playoff series vs. Venus

FROM STAFF REPORTS VENUS — The Llano High School baseball team lost 3-0 to Venus in Game 1 of a Class 3A best-of-three bi-district series May 1. Game 2 is set for 7 p.m. May 2 at the Yellow Jackets’ home field behind the Llano Elementary School, 1600 Oatman St. in Llano. Llano must win […]

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