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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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Richmond Foster beats Marble Falls boys soccer in area

BY STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GIDDINGS — Twenty seconds into a Class 5A area-round boys soccer playoff game March 31, the tone was set. Richmond Foster (15-3-3) took a 1-0 lead against the Marble Falls High School Mustangs (18-2-6) that led to a 2-0 victory. “The first 30 seconds we came out flat,” Mustangs head […]

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In first varsity year, Burnet girls soccer advances to area round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PFLUGERVILLE — In its first year of varsity soccer, the Burnet High School girls team finished third in District 25-4A and then topped off that feat with a 7-2 bi-district win over La Grange on March 24. Now, the Lady Dawgs are looking for more. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls soccer beats Lanier in first-round playoff match

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — It took an extra 20 minutes of play, but the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team nabbed its first playoff win in three years March 24. The Mustangs defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in double overtime thanks to a goal by freshman Gilder Vasquez with an assist from […]

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Burnet junior forward Carlos Silva applies light defensive pressure to sophomore wing Jose Gonzales. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Challenges await Burnet High School’s newest sport

BURNET — In their first year as varsity programs, the Burnet High School boys and girls soccer teams will embark on one of the toughest ways to qualify for the Class 4A playoffs

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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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Cool Kicks girls soccer follows first-year success with expansion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Thanks to its successful first year, the Cool Kicks girls soccer team is expanding to two squads for the fall of 2016. Tryouts for the 12-and-under team and the 13-and-under squad are 6 p.m. July 22 at “The Greens” soccer fields on Avenue K in Marble Falls. […]

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Burnet soccer takes field for first time

Burnet soccer takes field for first time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new sport makes its debut at Burnet High School in 2016: soccer. Players have been busy with tryouts and practices since returning to school after the Thanksgiving holiday. The Lady Dawgs will scrimmage Marble Falls at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at home, while the boys are scrimmaging Lampasas […]

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Coach hits goal of adult soccer league in Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost a decade, Evodio Bernabe wished for a place in the Highland Lakes where adults could play soccer — but to no avail. “If adults wanted to play soccer, we’d have to travel to Round Rock, Austin or other places,” he said. “We were always traveling.” (more…)

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BCISD employee to be named Burnet girls soccer coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Wes Strahan is expected to be named the girls head soccer coach at Burnet High School after the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. June 15. The regular board meeting is in the BCISD board chambers, 208 E. Brier. (more…)

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