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Marble Falls High School phenom Bailey Goggans competing against top U.S. student-athletes

Marble Falls High School phenom Bailey Goggans competing against top U.S. student-athletes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Now that she’s bested the 800-meter runners in Texas, Marble Falls High School incoming sophomore Bailey Goggans has been crisscrossing the country to race against the top young athletes in the United States. (more…)

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Rich Powers was promoted to track-and-field head coach at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls appoints Rich Powers as new track head coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Independent School District officials didn’t have to look far to find its new track-and-field head coach at Marble Falls High School. (more…)

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Beloved Marble Falls track coach and mentor Anthony Torns taking private coaching job

Beloved Marble Falls track coach and mentor Anthony Torns taking private coaching job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With 10 meters to go at the District 26-5A meet April 5, Marble Falls High School’s Gisela Mata was on her way to winning the junior varsity 1600-meter run. Mata had pulled away from the pack with 300 meters to go and left no doubt she was going […]

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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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Burnet CISD hires three new coaches for next season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Three coaches are joining the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District staff in 2018-19. They are Shelly Jones as volleyball head coach, Mike Walzel as Burnet High School girls golf head coach and Burnet Middle School golf coach, and Craig Griffin as Burnet Middle School boys athletics coordinator. (more…)

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Llano High School freshman Anna Casey won gold in the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes 7.60 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet May 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Ian Carter, Llano’s Anna Casey win gold at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — It’s one thing to be the favorite to win and quite another to perform as the favorite for the win. That’s what happened in the Class 4A state meet May 12 for Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter and Llano freshman distance runner Anna Casey. (more…)

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Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School freshman phenom Bailey Goggans entered the Class 5A state track meet May 11 expected to earn two medals. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School freshman Bailey Goggans, who was on her way to winning the gold medal at the District 26-5A meet in April, has the fastest time in the 800 meters headed into the Class 5A state meet May 11. She clocked 2 minutes 10.01 seconds at the Class 5A Region IV meet April 28. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano athletes favorites at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Several Highland Lakes track-and-field athletes are entering the state meet as favorites in their events. The state meet is Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium, 707 Clyde Littlefield Drive in Austin. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano sending athletes to state track meet

Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano sending athletes to state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — Five Highland Lakes track-and-field athletes in nine events will make their way to Mike Myers A. Stadium on the University of Texas campus for the University Interscholastic League state meet Friday-Saturday, May 11-12. (more…)

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Burnet High School junior Trynadee Greenwell won the 3,200 meters in 11 minutes 54.61 seconds at the District 19 and 20-4A area meet April 18. Photo by Martelle and Briezie Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet and Llano track-and-field athletes advance to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS GIDDINGS — Few surprises happened at the District 19 and 20-4A area meet April 18 for track athletes from Burnet and Llano high schools. Burnet senior hurdler Ian Carter easily won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.35 seconds to advance to the Class 4A Region III meet. Silver medalist Holden Ford of […]

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Sophomore runner Alexis Torns hugs the curve during the 4x200-meter relay during the District 26-5A meet April 5 before giving the baton to senior Trinity Ware. Torns and her teammates all advanced to the Class 5A Region IV after their finishes in the District 25 and 26-5A area meet April 19. File photo

All Marble Falls girls track athletes advance to region

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Every member of the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team advanced to the Class 5A Region IV meet after finishing in the top four of their events at the District 25 and 26-5A area meet April 19. However, that’s no surprise. (more…)

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Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet and Llano high school distance runners, hurdlers, and throwers highlighted the District 19-4A track-and-field meet April 11-12 at Bulldog Field. However, the Yellow Jacket throwers really stood out. (more…)

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Marble Falls pole vaulter T.J. Stephenson aims high and wins gold at district

Marble Falls pole vaulter T.J. Stephenson aims high and wins gold at district

  STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — Marble Falls High School senior pole vaulter T.J. Stephenson never won a championship event until April 4. On that day, he claimed the most important gold medal of the season, thus far, in the District 26-5A pole vaulting after clearing 14 feet 6 inches. Stephenson also set a […]

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Marble Falls High School freshman Bailey Goggans on her way to winning the 800 meters in 2 minutes 13.11 seconds at the District 26-5A meet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs finish second at district track meet; two boys advance to area

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field head coach Anthony Torns said the runner-up finish in the team standings at the District 26-5A meet April 4-5 came down to two races. (more…)

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Burnet hurdler Ian Carter wins gold at Texas Relays

Burnet hurdler Ian Carter wins gold at Texas Relays

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — From the first hurdle to the last, Burnet High School senior Ian Carter left no doubt he was the best high school 110-meter high hurdler at the Texas Relays on March 31. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School 1600-meter sprint medley team of junior Nomi Pegues (left), freshman Bailey Goggans, junior Natasha Villalobos, and senior Trinity Ware pose with three-time U.S. Olympian Leonel Manzano, a 2004 graduate of Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner gets Olympian’s seal of approval; girls finish fifth at Texas Relays

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — When the Marble Falls High School 1600-meter sprint medley relay team arrived at Mike Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus March 30, its No. 1 fan was waiting in the parking lot. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School freshman Bailey Goggans finished the 800 meters in 2 minutes 11.39 seconds to set a new Daybreak Rotary Club Mustang Relays record and break her own record that she set in late February. The time is tops in the state and ranks fifth nationally. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls freshman phenom Bailey Goggans, teammates finish first at own meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — In her only meet on Leonel Manzano Track, Marble Falls High School freshman 800-meter runner Bailey Goggans didn’t disappoint March 24. She led from start to finish in the event, which was part of the Daybreak Rotary Club Mustang Relays, clocking in at 2 minutes 11.39 seconds officially […]

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Freshman Standout Competes at Home Meet Saturday in Mustang Relays

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — One of the nation’s fastest 800-meter runners will be taking to Leonel Manzano Track at Mustang Stadium for the annual Daybreak Rotary Club Mustang Relays this Saturday, March 24. Freshman Bailey Goggans will be competing in the 800 meters weeks after clocking the second fastest time nationally this […]

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Marble Falls High School freshman runner Bailey Goggans (in black uniform) competed Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M University Indoor Meet, where she ran the 400 meters in 56.99 seconds. Leading the race is Frisco Heritage runner Bailey Lear, the state’s top 400-meter runner. Photo courtesy of Goggans family

Marble Falls freshman 800-meter runner turns in nation’s second-fastest time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO DRIPPING SPRINGS — Before she took to the track to run the 800 meters at the Dripping Springs Tiger Relays on Feb. 24, Marble Falls High School freshman Bailey Goggans discussed strategy with head track-and-field coach Anthony Torns. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head coach Jessica Withrow (back row, far right) is leaving the school for a new job at Brownwood. She's pictured here with the 2017 Lady Mustangs varsity team: Trinity Ware (front row, left), Kaylynn Nason, Aislin Magee, Brianna Little; Madison Cline (second row, left), Naomi Pegues, Macy Dyer; varsity assistant coach Allison Bendas (back row, left), Payton Powers, and Aubree Adams. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls volleyball coach Jessica Withrow accepts job in Brownwood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — For reasons she couldn’t pass up, Marble Falls High School volleyball coach Jessica Withrow is turning in her Lady Mustangs purple and gold for the maroon and white of the Brownwood Lady Lions. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter signs his National Letter of Intent to run for Texas State University Nov. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet hurdler Ian Carter to run for Texas State University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter will run for Texas State University. He made his commitment official Nov. 13 when he signed his National Letter of Intent. (more…)

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Lauren Loader competes in the long jump for Marble Falls High School during the District 25-4A track meet in 2015 just before a foot injury sidelined her for two years. She recently made the University of Texas at Austin track-and-field team as a javelin thrower. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls graduate, track athlete Lauren Loader back on both feet at UT

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — A nagging foot injury from two years earlier for 2017 Marble Falls High School graduate Lauren Loader temporarily sidelined her dream of making a college track-and-field team. (more…)

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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 High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker demonstrates the proper way to perform a deadlift at the Burnet High School fieldhouse weight room for Grant Jones and Luke Hudgins (right) as his wife, Lacy Parker, a girls basketball and track coach, looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘Big Eddy’ back in Burnet; line coach and wife return to alma mater

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Even as he sat down to pour glasses of chocolate milk for Burnet student-athletes after a morning of strength-and-conditioning workouts, it’s hard to miss Eddy Parker. (more…)

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Llano High School junior Ray Dixon took home a bronze medal in the shot put at the Class 4A state track-and-field meet May 12-13 in Austin. Courtesy photo by Martelle Luedecke

Burnet and Llano athletes medal at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Three Highland Lakes athletes representing District 19-4A brought home medals from the Class 4A state track-and-field meet May 12-13. (more…)

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Tyler Kwan (left), Gus Henry, and Susanna Quinn of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high track team were among the highest point earners in every meet in which they competed this year, including the Austin Christian School Association’s track-and-field district finals April 24. Coach Angela Henry said the trio, along with other team members, faced a number of challenges, including not having all the equipment they needed and often being the smallest team (by numbers) at the meets, yet they never used those hurdles as excuses. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Academy junior high track squad clears hurdles to success

STAFF WRITER DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As the Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high boys 4-by-400 relay squad got ready to head to the starting line at the Austin Christian School Association track-and-field district finals April 24 at Florence High School, they knew the team’s chance to win the meet was hanging by […]

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