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Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Ambrie Lizcano (third from left) receives her medal for finishing in the top nine of the Class 5A Region IV meet Oct. 2. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls runner advances to state cross-country meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO CORPUS CHRISTI — What impressed Marble Falls High School cross-country head coach Anthony Torns the most about sophomore Ambrie Lizcano returning to the Class 5A state meet wasn’t her time or her finish. (more…)

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Burnet High School runner C.J. Greenwell and Marble Falls runner Jonathan Randolph sprint to the finish line. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet, Marble Falls cross-country squads compete in Burnet Relay

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — They might have been racing the clock, but it was still Burnet and Marble Falls at the starting line. The cross-country season officially began for the Bulldogs and Mustangs on Aug. 18 when the two teams participated in the Burnet Relay Meet. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Kim Boni signs her letter of intent to compete for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Kim Boni signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Kim Boni defied the mold, even that of her distance coach Anthony Torns. The Marble Falls High School senior signed her letter of intent to run for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 18 after Torns, who is the Lady Mustangs head cross-country and track-and-field coach, […]

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Burnet husband-wife coaching duo leaving for East Texas

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School Lady Dawgs coaches David and Casey Schubert are heading to East Texas. The couple have accepted positions at Avinger Independent School District. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior runner Jordan Killebrew signs his letter of intent Jan. 25 to run for the Schreiner University cross-country team. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet runner Jordan Killebrew signs with Schreiner University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior runner Jordan Killebrew loves to run. That was never more apparent than in 2016 when an injury forced him to sit out of practices. (more…)

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The University Interscholastic League will require all member schools share data on concussions suffered during competitions starting in the 2017-18 school year. Marble Falls Independent School District has been voluntarily turning in that date for some time, say MFISD officials. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls has head start on UIL concussion data-sharing requirement

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While all Texas schools in the University Interscholastic League will be required to share concussion data starting in the 2017-18 academic year, Marble Falls school district leaders have already moved to the head of the class on the subject. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men

Finish line not in sight for Olympian Leonel Manzano

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — A healthier Leonel Manzano is back to training for the upcoming cross-country and track-and-field seasons. The 2004 graduate of Marble Falls High School and 2012 Olympic silver medalist is preparing for his ninth year on the professional circuit. He has been to two Olympics: the 2012 London Games, where […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior runner Sophie McCannon (center) signs her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University with her parents, Steve and Shannon McCannon, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy runner Sophie McCannon signs with ACU

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A sense of comfort, a Christian environment, and a desire to run on the NCAA Division I level propelled Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior middle-distance runner Sophie McCannon to sign her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University. She had a signing ceremony at […]

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The Marble Falls High School cross-country team with coach Anthony Torns (right).

Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano compete at state cross-country meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ROUND ROCK — Three Highland Lakes public high schools had runners representing them at the state cross-country meet Nov. 12. The Marble Falls Lady Mustangs, who made history as the first Marble Falls squad to compete at the state meet as a team, finished last out of 16 teams on […]

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Lady Mustangs qualify for state cross-country meet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CORPUS CHRISTI — The Marble Falls High School girls cross-country team continued its historical season by finishing fourth at the Class 5A Region IV meet Oct. 29 to qualify for the state meet for the first time as a squad after the University Interscholastic League began requiring girls to run […]

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John Berkman, who graduated from Marble Falls in 2001, returns as the girls head basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls makes two new coaching hires and one promotion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One new Marble Falls High School head coach is coming home, while another is accepting a promotion. And a third is making Marble Falls her new home. Athletic director Matt Green announced the moves after the board of trustees approved the recommendations during its regular meeting June 20. […]

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (more…)

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Burnet hires Marble Falls coach as girls athletic coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When Burnet Consolidated Independent School District athletic director Kurt Jones began looking for a new girls athletic coordinator and high school girls basketball coach, he looked south down U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro (seated, left) signs her letter of intent to run for Ranger College on March 11 as Mustangs head cross-country and girls track coach Anthony Torns (seated) and parents, Javier and Gabriela Castro, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Nydia Castro headed to Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Before Marble Falls High School senior runner Nydia Castro signed her letter of intent to compete for Ranger College on March 11, she scanned the room of familiar faces that included her family, teammates, friends and school officials. (more…)

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Burnet cross-country runner Abby Bullock returns to state

Burnet cross-country runner Abby Bullock returns to state

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School junior runner Abby Bullock is preparing for a return trip to the Class 4A state cross-country meet with the aim of adding to her trophy collection. Last year, the Lady Dawg captured the bronze medal by finishing the state course in the 11 minutes 47 seconds. […]

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CROSS COUNTRY: Marble Falls, Burnet in top 2 at Mustangs event

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School cross-country program had three of its teams finish in the top two in the overall team standings of its own meet Sept. 26. The varsity girls team captured silver in the Class 5A-6A division with 41 points. The varsity boys squad had only four runners; therefore, the […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls cross country

CROSS COUNTRY: Burnet, Marble Falls at Liberty Hill; Faith at St. Andrew’s

LIBERTY HILL — The Burnet High School cross-country team competed at the Liberty Hill Invitational on Sept. 12. The girls varsity team finished second out of eight teams, while the boys varsity squad was fifth out of nine teams, both in the Class 1-4A divisions. (more…)

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet on streak; Marble Falls and Llano lose

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team is on a six-match winning streak thanks to its latest victories. The Lady Dawgs defeated Jarrell 25-15, 25-13, 31-29 on Sept. 8; Rockdale 25-10, 25-11, 25-17 on Sept. 4.; and Harper 25-20, 25-20, 25-19 on Sept. 1. (more…)

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CROSS COUNTRY: MFalls at Pro-Fit; Burnet at Run for Your Oats

KILLEEN — Three of the four Marble Falls High School cross-country teams earned medals at the Pro-Fit Invitational on Sept. 4. The girls junior varsity squad won its division with 61 points, while the girls varsity earned silver with 105 points, and the junior varsity boys were third with 60 points. The boys varsity team […]

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Marble Falls High School cross country

Marble Falls cross country wins silver, several medals at Lockhart Meet

LOCKHART — The Marble Falls High School cross-country teams brought home 12 medals from the Lockhart Meet on Aug. 29. The varsity girls and the junior varsity boys each captured silver medals in their divisions. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior Sydney Gibson (left), Llano’s MacKenzie Johnson and Marble Falls freshman Berkley Powell run the first legs of the Burnet Relay cross-country meet Aug. 22. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

CROSS COUNTRY: Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano compete at Burnet Relay

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Area high school cross-country teams competed at the Burnet Relay meet Aug. 22. Organizers divided the divisions into Classes 5A and 6A and private schools through Class 4A. (more…)

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Burnet Relay Invitational cross-country meet opens season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Area high school cross-country teams will compete at the Burnet Relay Invitational on Aug. 22. The varsity girls start the meet at 7:30 a.m. followed by varsity boys, junior varsity girls and junior varsity boys. All races are at Haley Nelson Park, 301 Garden Trails Drive. (more…)

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Meet the Bulldogs and the Mustangs on Aug. 13

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET BULLDOGS The first look at the Burnet High School football, volleyball and cross-country teams is at Meet the Bulldogs on Aug. 13. The event is at 6:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile. (more…)

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Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Winning championships happens in the offseason. That’s the belief among coaches and athletes across the Highland Lakes. So to help athletes get better at sport-specific skills, area head coaches are offering summer sports camps and conditioning programs. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner James Ramos signs his letter of intent to compete on the cross-country and track team at Ranger College on March 13 as Mustangs head cross-country coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner James Ramos signs with Ranger College

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Four years ago, Marble Falls High School cross-country coach Anthony Torns met eight freshmen who had been very good middle school runners. (more…)

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National cross-country meet qualifier is Nov. 15 in Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The South Texas Association Cross-Country Championships of the United States Track and Field Association are Nov. 15 at Marble Falls High School. The top 15 individuals and the top two teams from each race advance to the national meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Dec. 13. (more…)

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