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The Burnet High School girls basketball team received bronze medals from the Class 4A state tournament after the Lady Dawgs lost 49-44 to Sour Lake's Hardin-Jefferson High School on March 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Ludecke Photography

Buzzer sounds on Lady Dawgs’ history-making season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Needing a 3-pointer to send the Class 4A semifinal contest against Sour Lake’s Hardin-Jefferson on March 1 into overtime, the Burnet High School girls basketball team broke its final huddle to step back on the floor with a touch over 30 seconds remaining. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team with head coach Rick Gates celebrated winning the Class 4A Region IV championship against Liberty Hill. The 52-36 victory put the Lady Dawgs in the state basketball tournament for the first time in school history. Photo courtesy of Shannon Robison

Burnet fans get in line to witness Lady Dawgs basketball history

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School girls basketball team will make history Friday when they play in the Texas University Interscholastic League state championship tournament for the first time. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team won the Class 4A Region IV tournament by defeating Liberty Hill 52-36 in the final and Beeville Jones 44-31 in a regional semifinal. The Lady Dawgs will play in the Class 4A state tournament for the first time in program history. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs in state basketball tournament for first time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The two best high school girls basketball teams in District 27-4A squared off for the third time with a trip to the Class 4A state tournament on the line. This time, the team sent home packing was dressed in Liberty Hill purple, not Burnet green. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore shooting guard Cam Allison splits the Boerne High School defense of freshman point guard Rashawn Galloway and senior forward Hunter Isenhart in an attempt to score during the Bulldogs’ 49-41 loss to the Greyhounds in a bi-district championship Feb. 19. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet girls basketball advances as boys’ season ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One Burnet High School basketball team is moving on as the other squad’s season ends. The Lady Dawgs (29-7 overall, 8-2 District 24-4A) crushed El Campo (32-3, 12-0 District 25-4A) 67-43 during a regional quarterfinal game in Smithville, while the Bulldogs (19-14, 5-5) fell to Boerne High School (24-11, 9-1 District […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls’s Juliette McCannon looks for a steal during the Lady Flames’ 54-42 loss to Tomball Rosehill Christian on Feb. 16. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy basketball teams knocked out of playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys and girls basketball teams’ seasons ended over the weekend with losses in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs. The Flames (13-17 overall, 5-3 District 3-3A) lost 46-39 to The Christian School at Castle Hills on Feb. 15, while the Lady Flames […]

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Burnet High School junior guard Caitlynne Graves fights for the ball with Smithville senior guard Taaylor Beasley during the Lady Dawgs’ 64-48 win in the area round of the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Late baskets, defense key in Lady Dawgs’ area-round victory

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Key baskets and tenacious defense in the final minutes propelled the Burnet High School girls basketball team to a 64-48 victory over Smithville on Feb. 15 in the area round of the playoffs at Round Rock High School. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs open basketball playoffs against Boerne

Burnet Bulldogs open basketball playoffs against Boerne

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story had the tipoff for the Feb. 19 game at 7 p.m. It is actually 6 p.m.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two evenly matched teams face off in a battle of wills to begin the Class 4A boys basketball tournament Tuesday, Feb. 19. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior Christian Wilcox went in for a basket during the Feb. 7 game against Round Rock Christian. The Lady Flames are back in the playoffs and will host Tomball Rosehill at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb 16, at Faith Academy, 3151 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

It’s a playoff weekend for both Faith basketball squads

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys and girls basketball teams will start their journey to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools this weekend. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior power forward Trinity Boyd (left), junior point guard Rylie Ulbricht, and senior post Emma Holcomb cover driving lanes to the basket during the 52-37 bi-district loss to Georgetown on Feb. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs’ battle-tested season ends in bi-district loss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team exited the Liberty Hill High School gym Feb. 11, a crowd of fans greeted them with thunderous applause and hugs. (more…)

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Faith, Burnet, Marble Falls girls basketball teams in playoffs

Faith, Burnet, Marble Falls girls basketball teams in playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The middle of February signals the start of the high school playoffs for three area girls basketball teams. (more…)

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Larry Berkman is the new Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy names longtime coach Larry Berkman to girls basketball position

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls found its new head girls basketball coach in someone with lengthy ties to the Marble Falls basketball scene and family ties to the private Christian school. (more…)

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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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