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Marble Falls midfielder Erik Salgado named to all-region first team in soccer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School junior midfielder Erik Salgado was named to the Class 4A Region IV first team April 26. “This award makes him the most decorated soccer player ever from Marble Falls High School,” head coach Rick Hoover said. “The best news of all is that he is only […]

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Marble Falls soccer players honored at awards ceremony

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School soccer programs were honored during the annual awards ceremony April 22. Coaches announced members of the all-District 51-4A team and handed out individual team awards and certificates of participation. (more…)

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Leander Rouse sophomore fullback Gerardo Rebelloso (right) uses his head in accepting a pass from a free kick as Marble Falls senior defender Joaquin Ramirez defends during a playoff match April 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Postseason for Marble Falls soccer ends, but future is bright

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School boys soccer coach Rick Hoover thought the winner of the Mustangs’ playoff game against Leander Rouse on April 3 would advance to the state tournament, even if the victor still needed to win three more matches. And though the Mustangs (14-9-3 overall and 4-4-2 […]

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Marble Falls boys soccer team wins area-round game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ELGIN — It’s been quite a week for the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team. After losing four consecutive bi-district games, the Mustangs (14-8-3 overall, 4-4-2 district) have now won two postseason contests in a row. (more…)

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Marble Falls soccer team gets program’s first playoff win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — As the ball rolled into the right corner, Marble Falls High School soccer players, coaches and fans leapt for joy. The only goal of the 1-0 win against Austin McCallum ensured the Mustangs (13-8-3) made history March 24. After four trips to the playoffs, the Marble Falls boys […]

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Marble Falls boys soccer finishes third in district, prepares for playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Rarely do teams view ties as wins, but that was the case for the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team. Down 3-0 at the half against Leander Rouse, the Mustangs (11-6-3 overall, 4-4-2 District 51-4A) scored three unanswered goals to end their regular season with a […]

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Former NFL player Doug English to speak to Marble Falls athletic boosters

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Recent Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL player Doug English will be the special speaker at the next meeting of the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club. “(English) is one of the all-time greats,” said Todd Dodge, the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director. […]

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Marble Falls forward Emma Sharp runs toward the ball during the loss to Cedar Park Vista Ridge 3-0. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.zenfolio.com/

Marble Falls boys soccer ensures playoff spot in tie; girls fall to Vista Ridge

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is qualified for the playoffs thanks to a 1-1 tie against Cedar Park Vista Ridge on March 7. The Mustangs are assured of finishing no worse than fourth in District 51-4A. (more…)

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Marble Falls boys soccer loses by inches to Leander; playoff hopes still alive

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Inches separated a feeling of elation from misery. The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team trailed Leander 1-0 throughout most of the District 51-4A contest March 4. But in the final 40 seconds, the Mustangs (11-6-1 overall, 4-4 district) had a corner kick, and it appeared […]

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Marble Falls boys soccer beats Cedar Park; girls fall to Lady Timberwolves

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team scored two unanswered goals in the second half to complete a District 51-4A sweep of Cedar Park with a 2-1 win Feb. 28. The Mustangs (11-5-1 overall, 4-3 district) defeated the Timberwolves 3-2 on Feb. 12 for the first time in […]

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Marble Falls soccer squads fall to Leander Vandegrift

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Leander Vandegrift on Feb. 25 in a District 51-4A match. The Lady Vipers scored both goals in the final 15 minutes. Despite the loss, Marble Falls head coach Trey Young said his team “played pretty well.” […]

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Marble Falls soccer teams go 2-1 in district games

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Leander Rouse 2-1 on Feb. 21. The Mustangs (10-5-1, 3-2 in District 51-4A) came from behind for the second game in a row for the victory. Trailing 1-0 at the half, Marble Falls handed the Raiders their first loss […]

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Matias Olivas (left), Christian Ammons, Andrew Rodriquez and Faustino Dominguez along with Gavino Tinajera (not pictured) are making plans to go to the Olympic Development Team Region 3 camp in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Courtesy photo

Granite Shoals soccer players going to Olympic Development Team camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Five Granite Shoals youth soccer players passed the first tryouts for a spot on the 2014 South Texas Olympic Development Team. Faustino Dominguez, Christian Ammons, Andrew Rodriguez, Matias Olivas and Gavino Tinajera earned an opportunity to compete at the 2014 Region 3 camp in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (more…)

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Marble Falls soccer squads lose to Leander in district

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team lost 1-0 to Leander on Feb. 14. The game wasn’t decided until the final 20 minutes, Mustangs head coach Rick Hoover said. The Lions scored on a breakaway, he said. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior defender Chance Daniels (center) ducks under a Cedar Park defender's leap and maintains control of the ball during the Mustangs' 3-2 win Feb. 12. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/www.kellymcduffiephotography.zenfolio.com

Marble Falls boys beat defending district champ Cedar Park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls High School junior midfielder Irvin Martinez’s game-clinching goal went through the hands of the Cedar Park goalie, it set off a celebration of leaps, yells, fist pumps and cheers. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior forward Jessy Arreguin (left) chases a ball down the sideline during the Mustangs' 2-0 loss to Leander Vandegrift on Feb. 8. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer opens district with loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team lost 2-0 to Leander Vandegrift on Feb. 8 in the District 51-4A opener for both teams. The Vipers, who are the district favorites, scored both goals in the first half on set plays. (more…)

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Marble Falls boys soccer falls to Fredericksburg; girls beat Liberty Hill in scrimmage

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team lost 4-2 to Fredericksburg on Jan. 31. The Mustangs (9-3-1) trailed 3-0 at the half. “(We) played (a) terrible first half,” Marble Falls head coach Rick Hoover said. “We were flat (and) looked very slow in (the) first half.” (more…)

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Marble Falls boys soccer backups step up in 2-0 win against Austin Crockett

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Austin Crockett 2-0 on Jan. 29. Scoring for the Mustangs (8-3-1) were junior forward Jesse Arreguin and senior midfielder Asir Riojas. Junior midfielders Erik Salgado and Jimmy Fermin were credited with the assists. (more…)

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Marble Falls girls soccer shuts out Killeen Ellison; boys start tourney with loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF KILLEEN — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team defeated Killeen Ellison 4-0 on Jan. 22. The Lady Mustangs scored three goals on dead balls, had two free kicks and one corner kick, all courtesy of a new feature in the offense, though head coach Trey Young didn’t elaborate […]

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Reserves come out strong in Marble Falls boys soccer win over Copperas Cove

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team defeated Copperas Cove 2-1 on Jan. 21. Both Mustang goals were scored in the first half by junior forward Omar Corea. Before the game, Marble Falls head coach Rick Hoover decided to change up the Mustangs’ lineup. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team placed second at the Stephenville Tournament on Jan. 17-18. The squad includes Chris Madere (front row, left), Chance Daniels, Nick Cano and Marky Marichilar; Ali Salinas (second row, left), Joaquin Ramirez, Jesse Arreguin, Carlos campos, Jimmy Fermin, Irvin Comacho, head coach Rick Hoover; Omar Corea (third row, left), Gaveno Tinajera, Erik Salgado, Chava Salazar, Asir Riojas, Balta Albarran and Sammy Gomez; assistant coach  Jake Smith (back row, left), Alejandro Osornio, Juan Campos, Adolfo Galvan, Fernando Luna and assistant coach Chuck Woods. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys, girls soccer teams place second at tourneys

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF STEPHENVILLE — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team finished second at the Stephenville Tournament on Jan. 17-18. Mustangs head coach Rick Hoover has a simple explanation for the tournament outcome. (more…)

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Marble Falls girls soccer squad starts Bastrop tournament with 2-1 victory over host team

BASTROP — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team defeated Bastrop 2-1 to begin the Bastrop tournament Jan. 16. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Skyler Noack ON OFFENSE: goals – Megan Morgan, Emma Sharp; assists – Noack 1 QUOTABLE: “Not a pretty game, but gutted out a win,” Marble Falls head coach Trey Young said. […]

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Strong offense leads to Marble Falls girls soccer victory

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team defeated Austin McCallum 4-2 on Jan. 14. Lady Mustangs head coach Trey Young was pleased with how they won. Not only did Marble Falls (3-0-2) score multiple goals, each one was made by a different player. (more…)

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New Marble Falls soccer coach Rick Hoover sets big team goals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Before accepting the job to be the boys head soccer coach at Marble Falls High School, Rick Hoover was drawn to the area. And not just because he worked with former Mustangs coach Rusty Oglesby at Frisco Wakefield, where the two guided the boys soccer team to […]

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Marble Falls HIgh School junior midfielder Irvin Martinez (center) passes the ball during a Winter Classic game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs soccer squad place third at Winter Classic

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team captured third place in its own Winter Classic tournament Jan. 10-11. The Mustangs (2-1-1) earned wins against Salado 2-1 for third place and Killeen Shoemaker 5-1. They lost 3-0  to Austin LBJ and played to a 0-0 tie against […]

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Marble Falls High School sophomore forward Maci Hoover (right) is on her way to scoring one of her two goals against Fredericksburg at the Winter Classic tournament Jan. 10. The Lady Mustangs won 4-0. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs net third place at Winter Classic soccer tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team placed third in its own Winter Classic tournament Jan. 10-11. The Lady Mustangs (2-0-2) played both Leander and Port Neches-Groves to 0-0 ties. Marble Falls beat Leander in a shootout for third place with a game-winning penalty kick by […]

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