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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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Burnet baseball takes on Alvarado, Llano plays Venus in first round of playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet and Llano high school baseball teams now know who they’ll be playing in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Bulldogs (13-11-3 overall, 6-4 district), who enter as District 8-3A’s third-place team, play Alvarado (14-5, 9-3), District 7-3A’s runner-up. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets […]

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Llano baseball courtesy runner Aaron Moss is comforted by head coach Stephen Campbell at third base after Moss slipped on his way home during the first inning. This is the inaugural season for the  baseball park at Liberty Hill High School, which uses artificial turf. This also was Llano's first visit to the field. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano baseball falls to Liberty Hill but takes second place

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LIBERTY HILL — The fight for the District 8-3A baseball championship lived up to the billing. But, in the end, Liberty Hill took advantage of one Llano mistake to claim the title with a 4-3 victory in eight innings April 22. (more…)

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Burnet baseball loses to Brownwood, finishes third

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BROWNWOOD — The Burnet High School baseball team lost 9-8 to Brownwood in eight innings April 22 to end its regular season. That means the Bulldogs (13-11-3 overall, 6-4 district) are third in District 8-3A, and Llano is the runner-up after a 4-3 loss to Liberty Hill in eight innings […]

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BILL HENRY

Granite Shoals’ Bill Henry found success in the major leagues

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — When Bill Henry stood on the mound Oct. 8, 1961, at Crosley Field, it wasn’t just any ballgame. And he wasn’t facing the sluggers from just any ball team. The left-hander from Pasadena, Texas, was staring at the top of the New York Yankees lineup in the […]

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Seniors recognized during Mustangs’ final baseball game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before the final game of the 2014 season, the Marble Falls High School baseball team honored its seniors April 17. During the 8-4 loss to Leander, head coach J.T. Blair continued the trend. Garrett Winslett started at pitcher, his first start since District 25-4A play began. Then […]

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Llano baseball beats Burnet in second-place battle; Lady Dawgs win 7-1

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — As it should be, the contest between the Burnet and Llano baseball teams April 15 came down to the seventh inning in a battle for second place in District 8-3A. In the end, the Yellow Jackets (6-2 district) took advantage of two free bases to come back for […]

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Marble Falls softball honors seniors; no playoffs for baseball squad

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As the 2014 season was wrapping up, the Marble Falls High School softball team offered a glimpse of the 2015 squad. It happened during the 12-4 loss to Leander Rouse in a District 25-4A game April 15. By winning, the Lady Raiders (5-6 district) swept the season series […]

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Marble Falls High School senior shortstop Cullen Vaught tags out Llano courtesy runner Logan Bauer as the Yellow Jacket was trying to get to third base. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball loses in extra innings; softball falls 13-6

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team experienced a brutal 18 hours that included a loss in extra innings to Dripping Springs on April 11 and a lopsided win against Llano on April 12. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior catcher Joshua Thompson (left) listens to the conversation between head coach Steven Shipley and senior pitcher Shae Edmonds in the third inning of the Bulldogs' 12-5 loss to Liberty Hill on April 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet baseball falls out of first; softball loses

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team lost 12-5 to Liberty Hill in a District 8-3A game April 11. With the loss, Liberty Hill now has first place in district all to itself, and Burnet and Llano will be in a showdown for second place at 7 p.m. April […]

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Marble Falls High School senior shortstop Cullen Vaught tags out Dripping Springs courtesy runner Ricky Canales in the first inning of the Mustangs' 6-3 victory April 8. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball beats Dripping Springs; softball loses

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team defeated second-place Dripping Springs 6-3 in a District 25-4A game April 8. The Mustangs (9-8-3 overall, 4-5 district) led the entire way, plating two runs in the first, two more in the third and two in the sixth innings. (more…)

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No goal out of reach for Burnet senior athlete Jeremy Ayers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In the showdown for first place in the District 8-3A baseball standings, a Liberty Hill player hit a ball to center field. Burnet senior outfielder Jeremy Ayers ran forward to get under it. But as he was watching the ball, he realized he was going the wrong direction. […]

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Burnet baseball loses first district game; Lady Dawgs fall to Brownwood

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team fell 2-1 to Brownwood on April 4 in its first District 8-3A loss. The Bulldogs (11-8-3 overall, 4-1 district) scored a run in the first inning, but the Lions (1-4) plated two in the second inning. One was unearned. (more…)

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Vista Ridge sweeps Marble Falls baseball in district series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —The Marble Falls High School baseball team lost 2-0 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge 2-0 on April 4 in a District 25-4A series sweep by the Rangers. “Hats off to them,” Mustangs head coach J.T. Blair said about Vista Ridge. “Their pitcher did a great job making pitches. […]

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Late run puts Vista Ridge over Marble Falls baseball team in Game 1 of district series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School baseball team lost 1-0 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge in Game 1 of a District 25-4A series April 3. “We pitched well and overall played well defensively,” Mustangs head coach J.T. Blair said. “We had some chances offensively and didn’t capitalize.” (more…)

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Burnet baseball stays unbeaten in district; softball falls to Lampasas

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LAMPASAS — The Burnet High School baseball team remained atop the District 8-3A standings with a 4-0 win against Lampasas on March 28. The Bulldogs (11-7-3 overall, 4-0 district) scored a run in the third inning, two in the fifth and five in the sixth. In all, Burnet recorded nine […]

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Marble Falls baseball is on four-game winning streak; softball ends losing skid

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team is enjoying a four-game winning streak as the Mustangs take a short break because of state-wide testing. The Mustangs (8-6-2 overall, 3-3 District 25-4A) completed a sweep of Leander Vandegrift with a 4-0 victory March 28 and crushed Canyon Lake […]

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Marble Falls graduate gets 400th baseball coaching win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LUBBOCK — Marble Falls High School graduate and Lubbock High School baseball coach Steve Ribera laughed when asked how long it took him to get his 400th career win. “Too long,” he said with a grin. “This is my 26th year as a head coach, 31 years total.” (more…)

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Burnet baseball edges Llano 10-9; softball wins 12-1

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A double play ended a wild game with the Burnet High School baseball team getting a 10-9 win against Llano on March 25 in District 8-3A action. After the Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, the Bulldogs (10-7-3 overall, 3-0 district) responded with six runs in […]

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Marble Falls High School senior pitcher Domenic Patterson earned his first District 25-4A win as a starting pitcher March 25 against Leander Vandegrift. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.zenfolio.com

Marble Falls baseball wins with strong pitching; Lady Mustangs lose

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A week ago, Marble Falls High School senior pitcher Domenic Patterson was very close to leading the Mustangs to their first District 25-4A road win of the season. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior shortstop Cullen Vaught catches a pop-up for the first out of the game during the Mustangs'  5-1 win against Leander Rouse on March 21. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball earns first district win, softball falls to Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School baseball team earned its first District 25-4A victory of the season thanks to timely hits and an outstanding pitching performance from senior Hunter Dooley. The Mustangs (5-7-3, 1-3) defeated Leander Rouse 5-1, bouncing back from a 10-9 loss three nights earlier where […]

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Burnet baseball remains undefeated in district; softball falls to Liberty Hill

FROM STAFF REPORTS LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet High School baseball team defeated Liberty Hill 5-4 on March 21 to stay undefeated in District 8-3A. The Bulldogs (9-7-3 overall, 2-0 district) trailed 2-1 after the first inning and 3-1 in the fifth. (more…)

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Burnet baseball begins district with win; softball dominates Gatesville

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team began District 8-3A play with a 7-3 win against Gatesville on March 20. “We’re a game ahead,” Bulldogs head coach Stephen Shipley said. “We’re not going to take any district games for granted.” The Bulldogs (8-7-3 overall, 1-0 district) trailed 3-0 in […]

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In district, Marble Falls baseball comes close to first win; softball has first loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School baseball team was two outs away March 18 from earning its first win in the District 25-4A race. Instead, the Mustangs (4-7-3 overall, 0-3 district) lost 10-9 to Leander Rouse in the bottom of the seventh inning. Marble Falls led 9-7 going into […]

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Former NFL player Doug English to speak to Marble Falls athletic boosters

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Recent Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL player Doug English will be the special speaker at the next meeting of the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club. “(English) is one of the all-time greats,” said Todd Dodge, the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director. […]

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