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Llano High School second baseman and outfielder Faith Manning will attend Lyon College to play softball. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano softball player Faith Manning signs with Lyon College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano High School softball player Faith Manning made her commitment to Lyon College official Dec. 12 when she signed her National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the high school. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Purple Crush (10-and-under) all-star softball team includes Lila Pangborn (kneeling, left), Emma Cayce, Alex Hartley, Halleigh Huffman, and Ambre Lockner; Sophia Biagini (standing, left), Tessie Mayes Bowen, Cheyenne Blair, Payton Dunk, Melanie Preece, and Kylie Roberts. Not pictured is Marissa Nichols. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Fun is leading to success for Marble Falls Purple Crush

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Purple Crush (10-and-under) all-star softball team advanced to the PONY regional tournament by winning two games at the sectional tournament June 22-24. The Purple Crush beat Dripping Springs 12-2 and Cedar Park 13-10. (more…)

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Heather Wright hits the ball off a tee, while Elicia Gonzales lays on the ground at third base during one of the drills at the Marble Falls High School softball camp June 27. Batters must run the bases faster than infielders — including the player laying on the ground at third base — can retrieve the ball from the outfield. The purpose is to develop base-running speed and conditioning. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

College athletes leading Marble Falls elite softball camp

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball elite camp will have two new curves to this year’s event. First, the camp will be taught by members of the St. Edward’s University, Midwestern State University, Lamar College, Texas State University and University of Texas softball programs. (more…)

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Texas Blaze Soriano softball players Piper Guenter (left) and Maddie Hartley show off their state championship rings after winning the Independent Fastpitch Association’s 12-and-under premier tournament June 15-18 in Round Rock. Hartley was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Both attend Marble Falls Middle School. Courtesy photo

Youth softball team led by two Marble Falls players repeats as state champion

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO ROUND ROCK — The Texas Blaze Soriano-select softball team repeated as state champions of the Independent Fastpitch Association’s 12-and-under premier tournament on June 15-18. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales (left), Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon are all smiles after helping the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star gold team to a 9-7 win over the FCA All-Star blue team in the organization’s all-star game June 11. The gold team’s head coach was Tim Richter (right), the Marble Falls High School head softball coach. Courtesy photo

Former Lady Mustangs help FCA softball team to victory; Mustang coach leads winning squad

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN MARCOS — The chance to play softball together one more time was a great incentive for 2018 Marble Falls High School graduates Elicia Gonzales, Summer Riley, and Jaden Deleon. Throw in suiting up once again for Lady Mustangs head coach Tim Richter, and the trio’s invitations to the Fellowship of […]

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Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As people waited in the lobby of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls student life center, alumna and assistant track-and-field coach Mary Ann Nunnally turned to a visitor and enthusiastically asked, “Isn’t this exciting?” (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Jaden Deleon (seated) signs her National Letter of Intent on May 9 to play softball for Spoon River College, located in Canton, Illinois. Attending her signing ceremony were Marble Falls High School softball head coach Tim Richter (standing, left), mother Stassia Floyd, stepfather Jason Alvarez, brother Red Maddox, great-grandmother Elaine Floyd, and stepsister Lexie Edwards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls softball player Jaden Deleon signs to play for Illinois school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior Jaden Deleon signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for Spoon River College on May 9. Spoon River College is a two-year community college located in Canton, Illinois. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior softball player Elicia Gonzales signs her National Letter of Intent to play for Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Dec. 11 as her parents, Mistee and Jesse Gonzales, look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls’s Elicia Gonzales to play softball at Lamar State-Port Arthur

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The culmination of time and energy paid off for Marble Falls High School senior softball player Elicia Gonzales as she signed her National Letter of Intent on Dec. 11 to play for Lamar State College-Port Arthur. (more…)

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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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Llano Junior High coach Kemp Lowery takes over softball

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — New Llano Junior High School coach Kemp Lowery is adding another duty to his 2017-18 school year – interim head softball coach at the high school. Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green approached Lowery about taking the job for one season in anticipation of posting the job […]

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Marble Falls High School graduate and Little River Academy head coach Gus Beuershausen (standing, middle) guided his Little River Academy softball team to the Class 3A state championship June 1. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls graduate Gus Beuershausen’s dream drives success

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Six years ago, Gus Beuershausen took a chance on chasing a dream he gave up in 2001. On June 1 of this year, as he stood on the Red and Charline McCombs Field after the Class 3A state softball championship game, the 1995 Marble Falls High School graduate probably […]

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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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Faith Academy two months away from new weight room

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — In two months, Faith Academy of Marble Falls will open its new weight room housing boys and girls locker rooms and a trainers room in a 4,600-square-foot building. “We’re excited,” said athletics director and boys head basketball coach Randy Denton. “We’re thankful for the money that has […]

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards (center) signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa with his mother, Autumn Edwards, and father, Stephen Edwards, observing. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet quarterback, girls soccer standout sign with respective schools

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Two Burnet High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. (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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Marble Falls hires softball coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School softball team has a new head coach. It’s Tim Richter, who served as a principal for the Kenedy Independent School District at both the high school and middle school for the past four years. (more…)

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The Marble Falls under-14 softball team is heading to the Pony League softball regionals on June 24 at the Cedar Park Youth League complex, 1225 Cypress Creek Road in Cedar Park. The 14U squad consists of coach Brianna Hamilton (back, left), players Emily Norton, Tapenga Macias, Mikaella Garcia, Adrianna Garza, Krissy Macias, Lindy Grubbs, coach John Hamilton, players Kamryn Preece (front, left), Jesse Stephenson, Bailey Hamilton, Trinity Blum, Brooklyn Chavez and Monika Gonzales. In the back is coach Leno Garza. Not pictured is coach Jimmy Grubbs. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls youth baseball, softball teams at regionals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite having a great grasp on the fundamentals of a sport, it sometimes takes a little extra, something you can’t necessarily see, to give a team the edge. That’s what Marble Falls Pony coaches faced with the 14-and-under squad during a sectional tournament June 10-12. (more…)

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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 High School senior softball player Ashley Hallmark hugs her mother, Amyjo Hallmark, during a signing ceremony Jan. 22 at the Burnet High School gymnasium foyer. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet softball player Ashley Hallmark signs with Angelina College

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior softball player Ashley Hallmark had two things she had to overcome en route to signing her letter of intent to play for Angelina College Jan. 19 – her speed and her inexperience. (more…)

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Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With realignment in the fall, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s closest opponent will now be 75 minutes away. Their farthest foe will be almost three hours away. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior softball pitcher Makenzie Carpenter (seated) signs her national letter of intent to play for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette during a signing ceremony as her select team coach John Carpenter (standing, left), younger brother Seth, parents Amanda and Brian Carpenter and Burnet head softball coach Corey Bledsoe look on. Courtesy photo

Burnet pitcher Makenzie Carpenter signs with Louisiana-Lafayette

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Even when a younger Makenzie Carpenter was learning the sport of softball, people knew she had a special skill. As a child, the Burnet High School pitcher could easily locate her spots while maintaining velocity. (more…)

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J.D. Engler

J.D. Engler leaving game but not before making mark on local youth sports

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Friends weren’t surprised to learn J.D. Engler wanted to officially leave the Marble Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Association as quietly as executing a suicide squeeze. (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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Burnet softball falls to Needville in best-of-three series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GIDDINGS — The Burnet High School softball team ended its season to Needville in a best-of-three series in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs May 8-9. The Lady Dawgs (21-6-2 overall, 7-5 District 26-4A) lost the first game 11-1 in six innings and the last contest 2-1 in […]

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Lady Dawgs taking on ‘solid’ Needville in best-of-three series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Now that the Burnet High School softball team has captured its first bi-district championship, the Lady Dawgs are looking to add to the trophy case. But standing in the way are the Needville Bluejays, the District 28-4A champions. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls

Faith softball’s successful season back ends in bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls softball team’s season ended with an 8-2 loss to Baytown Christian Academy in a bi-district championship May 5 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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