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New Marble Falls girls soccer coach knows how to rebuild

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Athletic Director Rick Hoover was looking for someone to offer stability and help rebuild the Marble Falls High School girls soccer program. He found that, and more, in Samara Weinstein, who is taking over as head coach for the Lady Mustangs, coming from Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio. “It’s […]

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Three Granite Country soccer teams compete at state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Three Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams advanced to state tournaments after finishing  in the top two at Western District competitions in their respective age groups and levels of play. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School soccer player Jessica De La Hoya signed to play for Concordia University on April 26 as her parents, Junior Ramirez (left) and Veronica De La Hoya, and baby sister Aleena looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls soccer captain signs to play for Concordia

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The undisputed leader of the Marble Falls High School girls soccer team signed a National Letter of Intent on April 26 to play for Concordia University. (more…)

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Kaden Foren (left) of the Knights and Copper Laird of the Red Devils battled for the ball during a matchup of 8-and-under Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams March 16, the opening day of spring soccer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Granite Country Youth Soccer Association celebrates 40th

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Before Aleksey Ismaylov was a Granite Country Youth Soccer Association coach and volunteer, he was a boy in Ukraine longing to play what he then knew as the game of football. Born in 1987, four years before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ismaylov said life in Ukraine was difficult. (more…)

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Granite Country athletes playing at the old Marble Falls Junior High field on RR 1431, the present-day location of Marble Falls Elementary School. Courtesy photo 

Laying the foundation for Granite Country Youth Soccer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One of the oldest youth soccer organizations in Central Texas, based in the Highland Lakes, was started in the late 1970s by two kids who just wanted to play. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School’s Josiah Rojas leaps high for a header to a teammate during the 2-1 regional quarterfinal loss to Cedar Park High School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer loses playoff contest to Cedar Park

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In two playoff games in a row, it came down to a shootout. This time, however the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team fell short in the penalty kicks. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team pile on top of senior goalie Michael Vasquez, who had two stops during the Mustangs’ 4-2 shootout win over Conroe Caney Creek on April 2 in the area round of the playoffs. The Mustangs are now preparing for a rematch against Cedar Park High in the regional quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Liberty Hill High School, 16500 Texas 29 West. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer team advances on shootout

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Luck, as many successful people and teams will say, is really when preparation meets opportunity, and that’s how Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover saw his team’s 4-2 shootout win over Conroe Caney Creek on April 2 in Bastrop. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior captain Kinley Beyer advances the ball during the Lady Dawgs’ 9-0 bi-district loss to Wimberley. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Bi-district loss doesn’t reflect Lady Dawgs’ hard-fought year

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Though the Burnet High School girls soccer team ended its year March 29 with a 9-0 loss to Wimberley in a bi-district championship, Lady Dawgs head coach Matthew Russell said one game does not define the season. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School forward Josiah Rojas scored the only goal in the Mustangs’ bi-district win against Hutto on March 28. Marble Falls will now face the winner of the Caney Creek-Waller contest March 29 in the area round. Photo by Patricia Rodriguez

Marble Falls boys soccer advances on lone goal vs. Hutto

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One goal was all the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team needed March 28 to move on to the area round of the playoffs. (more…)

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This sticker on the Marble Falls High School football team’s helmets honors student-athlete Maribel Nikole Enriquez, who died in a car accident in June. She would have been a senior this year. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls teams honor student-athlete killed in car crash

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — It didn’t take the Marble Falls High School football program long to decide how the Mustangs would honor Maribel Nikole Enriquez, a classmate who died in a car accident in June. (more…)

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The Texas Association of Soccer Coaches named Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Faustino Dominguez (left) and senior forward Christian Ammons to first team all-state, while junior goalie Michael Vazquez made first team all-region and senior forward Fortino Tinajera is second team all-region. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys soccer players, coach make all-state teams

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The season of firsts continues for the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team. Seniors Faustino “Tino” Dominguez, a midfielder, and Christian Ammons, a forward, were named to the all-state team of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. That means the two will play in the all-star game […]

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Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Rudy Guevara (2) runs over to congratulate junior forward Isek Munoz (12) after Munoz scored the go-ahead goal for the Mustangs to give them a 2-1 lead in first half of the regional quarterfinal contest against Dripping Springs on April 6. Marble Falls won 5-2. Joining in the celebration were senior midfielder Christian Ammons (23), senior forward Cristian Santibanez, and senior midfielder Fortino Tinajera (15). Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer had a season of firsts for program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A 6-0 loss to Pharr Valley View in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal April 13 doesn’t diminish the success of the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team’s 2018 season. (more…)

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Dripping Springs senior goalie Jaxson Thornton dives helplessly as the ball goes into the net to tie the contest against the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team 1-1 early in the first half of a regional quarterfinal game April 6. The Mustangs prevailed 5-2 to advance to the Class 5A Region IV tournament for the first time in school history. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer advances to region tournament for first time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LAKEWAY — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is making a historical trip April 13. The Mustangs are on their way to Corpus Christi for the Class 5A Region IV tournament for the first time in school history after eliminating District 26-5A rival Dripping Springs 5-2 in the regional […]

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Marble Falls High School junior forward Isek Munoz battles for the ball during the Mustangs’ bi-district win over Austin Lanier on March 29. Marble Falls continued its winning ways in the second round with a 2-0 victory over Victoria East on April 3. The Mustangs now face Dripping Springs on April 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer wins area match 2-0; next up is Dripping Springs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SEGUIN — A 2-0 victory over Victoria East showed how dominant the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is on the field. The win came April 3 in an area-round playoff match. (more…)

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Burnet girls soccer lose 9-2 to Boerne in second round

Burnet girls soccer lose 9-2 to Boerne in second round

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — The Burnet High School girls soccer team’s season ended April 2 with a 9-2 loss to Boerne High in the second round of the playoffs. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Christian Ammons and Austin Lanier junior center back Michael Varela knock each other down trying to get to the ball during the Mustangs’ 2-1 victory in a bi-district championship March 29. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Determination kicks in as Marble Falls get 2-1 bi-district win over Lanier

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A determined, stingy, and focused Austin Lanier boys soccer team invaded Mustang Stadium set on ensuring history repeated itself in a bi-district matchup March 29 to begin the Class 5A postseason. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls soccer team pose with its bi-district championship trophy after a stunning 8-0 victory over Jarrell on March 29. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Lady Dawgs soccer too much for Jarrell in 8-0 bi-district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School head girls soccer coach Matthew Russell wasn’t surprised by his team’s lopsided 8-0 win over Jarrell in a bi-district championship March 29. However, he was amazed by the fact the Lady Dawgs (15-5-1, 6-2 in District 26-4A) had a 6-0 lead by halftime. (more…)

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Burnet High School girls soccer player Savannah McHam and Lady Dawgs head coach Matthew Russell are all smiles March 9 after McHam signs her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer for Concordia University. Courtesy photo

Burnet soccer player Savannah McHam signs with Concordia

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When the Burnet High School girls soccer team finds itself down a goal, the Lady Dawgs pick up the intensity. The player who typically gets her teammates to give more is senior forward Savannah McHam. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover (left) is taking over the role as the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director while Mike Birdwell will remain the high school head football coach. Birdwell has served as the interim head football coach and athletic director since June. Hoover will remain the boys soccer coach. Courtesy photo

Hoover, Birdwell know Marble Falls sports success starts early

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With their new roles in Marble Falls Independent School District athletics laid out before them,  athletic director Rick Hoover and high school head football coach Mike Birdwell are ready to get down to business. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover (left) is taking over the role as the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director while Mike Birdwell will remain the high school head football coach. Birdwell has served as the interim head football coach and athletic director since June. Hoover will remain the boys soccer coach. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys soccer coach Rick Hoover named athletic director

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — In a state where American football rules, Marble Falls Independent School District has kicked the athletic director position over to the other football. MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen named Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover to the spot. Mike Birdwell, who has been serving as […]

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Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Llano High School athletes now have an edge on their opponents: the school’s new multipurpose building. The Yellow Jackets football team had their first official practice in the artificial turf-covered facility Nov. 2. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover will represent the United States as a member of the Stars ’N Stripes soccer team. The team is playing in the Gothia Cup in Sweden. The Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football (soccer) tournament and draws 1,700 teams from more than 80 countries. Courtesy photo

Ex-Marble Falls soccer player competes in Gothia Cup in Sweden

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SWEDEN — When Marble Falls High School graduate Macy Hoover walked the stage in 2016, she decided her desire of attending Texas A&M University was greater than her dream to play college soccer.  But a chance phone call in December 2016 put those college plans on hold. (more…)

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City of Marble Falls workers have already flattened the land and marked off where the new field at The Greens soccer complex on Avenue K will be located. Part of the challenge for the employees was keeping the trees that offer that shade intact. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls rolling out The Greens ‘carpet;’ soccer field ready soon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association athletes will have a new field to play on when the season begins in the fall of 2017. The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department announced it will finish the field, located on the corner of Avenue K and Sixth Street, by the […]

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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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Burnet makes coaching hires, including one from way up north

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials had to tap the Garden State for one of the four coaching hires recently announced. The hires are Stephanie Pegues in swimming, Mathew Howard in softball, Matthew Russell in girls soccer — all at the high school — and Cory Spivey as the Burnet Middle School boys […]

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Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

Real Madrid youth soccer team wins state championship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — Granite Country Youth Soccer Association has another state championship. Real Madrid, a boys soccer team comprised of players 12 and under, won three games at the state tournament May 6-7 to claim the title and finish the spring with a 15-0-0 record. (more…)

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