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Burnet CISD hires three new coaches for next season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Three coaches are joining the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District staff in 2018-19. They are Shelly Jones as volleyball head coach, Mike Walzel as Burnet High School girls golf head coach and Burnet Middle School golf coach, and Craig Griffin as Burnet Middle School boys athletics coordinator. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Keegan Deering (middle) is presented with a scholarship for $500 after being named the co-Most Valuable Player of the Chicken Express Hill Country All-Star Classic in Kerrville on March 24. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls forward Keegan Deering wins co-MVP, scholarship in all-star game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — Marble Falls High School senior forward Keegan Deering became the latest Mustang to represent the community at the Chicken Express Hill Country All-Star Classic, which was played March 24. (more…)

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Lady Flames come up short in regional final against Texas School for the Deaf

Lady Flames come up short in regional final against Texas School for the Deaf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN MARCOS — There wasn’t one particular reason why the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team’s season ended in a 36-31 loss to the Texas School for the Deaf in a regional final Feb. 24. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore guard Kendall Ulbricht grabs the ball and begins a transition during the Lady Mustangs' 51-46 loss to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff on Feb. 23 in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal contest. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs fight until the end, but Flour Bluff prevails 51-46

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s season ended Feb. 23 but not without a fight. Trailing 46-43 to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal game with about 30 seconds left, Marble Falls had to foul three times. (more…)

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KBEY 103.9 FM broadcasting tonight’s Lady Mustangs game

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune will be broadcasting the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s contest against Corpus Christi Flour Bluff in the Class 5A Region IV tournament. Listen to the game over the air or stream it at KBEYFM.com. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior guard Paris Brinkley fakes going left before dribbling right during the Lady Flames’ 75-13 win over Houston Northland Christian on Feb. 20 in a regional semifinal contest of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Lady Flames face the Texas School for the Deaf at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at San Marcos Academy, 2801 RR 12 in San Marcos, in a regional final. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Flames advance after dominant win over Houston Northland Christian

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Regional semifinal basketball games are never supposed to be this easy, but that’s exactly how the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls squad made it look as the Lady Flames beat Houston Northland Christian 75-13 on Feb. 20. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior forward Trinity Boyd (left), senior center Mya McMillian, and junior forward Emma Holcomb don’t allow Austin High junior forward Danielle Serna an easy passing lane during the Lady Mustangs’ 62-45 victory Feb. 20 over the Lady Maroons in the regional quarterfinals. The victory sent the Lady Mustangs back to the Class 5A Region IV tournament for the fourth time in program history. They will play Corpus Christi Flour Bluff at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Northside Sports Gym, 8400 North 1604 in San Antonio, in a rematch of last year’s semifinal game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls basketball advance to Class 5A Region IV tourney

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Appropriately, Pharrell Williams’s “Happy” was blaring through the speakers at Max Copeland Gym on Feb. 20 as fans poured onto the court seconds after the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team defeated Austin High 62-45 in the regional quarterfinals to high-five, hug, and congratulate the Lady Mustangs […]

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Lady Dawgs’ season ends in double-OT loss to China Spring

Lady Dawgs’ season ends in double-OT loss to China Spring

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BELTON — Going into its Class 4A regional quarterfinals contest against China Spring on Feb. 20, the Burnet High School girls basketball team had prepared to face an opponent that featured outstanding guards. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team poses with its golden trophy for winning the area championship against Fairfield on Feb. 16. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs beat Fairfield in area championship; China Spring next

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LORENA — The Burnet High School girls basketball team took a five-point lead against Fairfield and turned it into a lopsided 50-33 victory in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Feb. 16. (more…)

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Lady Mustangs rely on guards in 57-43 area-round win over Richmond Foster

Lady Mustangs rely on guards in 57-43 area-round win over Richmond Foster

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERO CEDAR CREEK — Going into the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team’s area-round playoff game against Richmond Foster on Feb. 16, there was little question the outcome would be dictated by the guards. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team is all smiles after crushing Smithville 62-28 on Feb. 13 for a bi-district championship. The Lady Dawgs, who finished second in District 19-4A, will face Fairfield in the area round of the playoffs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Lorena High School. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs put on defensive showcase in bi-district win against Smithville

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO ROUND ROCK — The Burnet High School girls basketball team steamrolled Smithville 62-28 to secure a bi-district championship Feb. 13. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior post Mya McMillian scores two of her 18 points during the Lady Mustangs’ 57-31 bi-district championship win over Austin LBJ on Feb. 12. Marble Falls will play Richmond Foster in the area round of the playoffs with site, day, and time still to be determined. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls basketball gets 57-31 bi-district win over LBJ

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team performed like the top seed representing District 26-5A in the opening round of the playoffs Feb. 12. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior forward Aubree Adams (seated, center) signs her National Letter of Intent on Jan. 11 to play basketball for the University of Texas-Tyler as her parents, Chris (seated, left) and Krysta Adams, and grandmother Kay Majors (standing, left), Marble Falls High School girls head basketball coach John Berkman, and older sister, Baylee Adams, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs power forward Aubree Adams to play at UT-Tyler

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior forward Aubree Adams fulfilled a dream Jan. 11 when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play college basketball. Adams will attend the University of Texas at Tyler, an NCAA Division III program that plays in the American Southwest Conference. Last year, […]

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Young Guns basketball program shooting for future success

Young Guns basketball program shooting for future success

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — The sound of squeaky shoes on gym floors as kids scramble for basketballs or drive for the basket fills almost all of the Marble Falls high school and middle school gyms on Saturdays. And it’s a sound Marble Falls High School girls basketball coach John Berkman loves hearing, even […]

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Marble Falls High School will continue playing football in Class 5A Division I next season but won't know in what district until the UIL announces them Feb. 6. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Highland Lakes schools remain in same UIL classes; districts announced in February 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There were no big surprises for local high schools Dec. 6 when the University Interscholastic League released the classification cutoff numbers. Those numbers will be used in the upcoming realignment. On Feb. 6, the UIL will announce the district in which public high schools will compete for the […]

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Burnet High School senior Marissa Escamilla signs her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 10 to play basketball for Tarleton State University. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet athletes Marissa Escamilla, Dalton Harned sign letters of intent

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Two Burnet High School seniors fulfilled childhood dreams to play collegiate sports Nov. 10 when they signed National Letters of Intent. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior basketball player Mya McMillian (seated, center) signs her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 13 to play for Liberty University. She is surrounded by sister Aaliyah (seated, left), mother Lauren Berkman, sister Allyssa (standing), Marble Falls High School interim athletics director Mike Birdwell, brother Beckett, and father John Berkman, who is also the Lady Mustangs coordinator and head basketball coach. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs center Mya McMillian signs with Liberty University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior basketball center Mya McMillian made her commitment to Liberty University official Nov. 13 when she signed her National Letter of Intent. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School post Mya McMillian (center) commited to playing basketball for Liberty University in Virginia. File photo

Marble Falls basketball post Mya McMillian commits to Liberty University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior post Mya McMillian has committed to play basketball for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The early signing period starts Nov. 8. (more…)

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Marble Falls approves several coaching hires with two pending

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is hiring several new coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Two of the hires, however, are pending approval by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, which meets July 17. (more…)

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New First Baptist Christian School coach has several tricks up his sleeve

New First Baptist Christian School coach has several tricks up his sleeve

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Don’t be surprised to see new First Baptist Christian School basketball coach Corey Burnette perform a few trick shots during his clinic Friday, June 30. (more…)

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Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker demonstrates the proper way to perform a deadlift at the Burnet High School fieldhouse weight room for Grant Jones and Luke Hudgins (right) as his wife, Lacy Parker, a girls basketball and track coach, looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘Big Eddy’ back in Burnet; line coach and wife return to alma mater

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Even as he sat down to pour glasses of chocolate milk for Burnet student-athletes after a morning of strength-and-conditioning workouts, it’s hard to miss Eddy Parker. (more…)

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Faith Academy AD leading girls basketball for now as assistant takes over boys program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls announced its lineup of new basketball coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Athletics director Randy Denton will take over the girls basketball program as the interim head coach after the academy and former longtime coach Jerry English parted ways in April. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon readies to sign her letter of intent to play for Arlington Baptist College as Lady Dawgs assistant coach Chelsea Sivells (standing, left), mother Tammy Ybarra, and Burnet head coach David Schubert look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Izzy Ramon to play basketball for Arlington Baptist

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Shortly after Burnet High School senior guard Izzy Ramon met her new Lady Dawgs coach, David Schubert, she told him her dream was to play college basketball. However, she didn’t think she had the qualities colleges look for in a prospect. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Allison Metzger (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City surrounded by teammates Addison Floyd (seated, left) and Christian Wilcox; coach Bobby Huston (standing, left), teammates Joy Plunk, Logan Floyd, Hannah Marks, and Launa Evans, and athletic director Randy Denton. Courtesy photo

Faith’s Allison Metzger to play basketball at Oklahoma Christian university

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls forward Allison Metzger knew she wanted to play college basketball in a Christian environment. So she set out to find it. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser signs his letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Texas-Dallas with his high school head coach and father, Roy Kiser (standing, left), younger brother, Luke, and mother, Gina, looking on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Drew Kiser to play basketball at UT-Dallas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Just like his dad and high school coach, Burnet High School senior Drew Kiser will play college basketball. Kiser signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas-Dallas on April 26. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School seniors Zachary Spruill (left) and Chase Salinas on April 20 sign their letters of intent to play basketball and baseball, respectively, for Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls baseball, basketball players headed to Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Texas Lutheran University is getting a pair of quality Marble Falls High School athletes who will carry on what they learned as Mustangs to the next level. That’s what their head coaches said during the duo’s signing ceremony April 20. (more…)

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