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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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Burnet and Llano track athletes qualify for state

Burnet and Llano track athletes qualify for state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HUNTSVILLE — After qualifying for the finals of the 100-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles in the Class 4A Region III meet, Burnet High School juniors Sterling Galban and Ian Carter made up their minds they were headed to the state meet. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior runner Kim Boni signs her letter of intent to compete for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock as Lady Mustangs head coach Anthony Torns looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls runner Kim Boni signs with Arkansas-Little Rock

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Kim Boni defied the mold, even that of her distance coach Anthony Torns. The Marble Falls High School senior signed her letter of intent to run for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 18 after Torns, who is the Lady Mustangs head cross-country and track-and-field coach, […]

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Burnet High School senior Joel Holland (seated, middle) signs his letter of intent to be a high jumper for Abilene Christian University as he’s surrounded by his parents, Matt (seated, left) and Clairissa Holland, and Burnet High School coaches Jerod Rye (standing, left) and Justin Marcellus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet high jumper Joel Holland signs with Abilene Christian University

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Conversations with teammates led Burnet High School senior Joel Holland to the high jump pit. A love for the event resulted in landing a spot on the Abilene Christian University track-and-field team. (more…)

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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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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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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men

Finish line not in sight for Olympian Leonel Manzano

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — A healthier Leonel Manzano is back to training for the upcoming cross-country and track-and-field seasons. The 2004 graduate of Marble Falls High School and 2012 Olympic silver medalist is preparing for his ninth year on the professional circuit. He has been to two Olympics: the 2012 London Games, where […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior runner Sophie McCannon (center) signs her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University with her parents, Steve and Shannon McCannon, by her side. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy runner Sophie McCannon signs with ACU

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A sense of comfort, a Christian environment, and a desire to run on the NCAA Division I level propelled Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior middle-distance runner Sophie McCannon to sign her letter of intent to compete for Abilene Christian University. She had a signing ceremony at […]

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men

Local Olympian Leonel Manzano makes appearance in Rio Games

MARBLE FALLS — You might have recognized a familiar face during the opening weekend of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Leonel Manzano. No, not on the track — the middle distance runner just missed making the games in Brazil during the Olympic Trials in July. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

Leonel Manzano finishes just shy of making third Olympics

FROM STAFF REPORTS EUGENE, Oregon — Less than a second separated Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano from a third straight Olympics. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano is competing in the Olympic Trials this week in an effort to make his third U.S. Olympics team. AP file photo

Leonel Manzano going for goal: another Olympics

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER EUGENE, Oregon — For the past two U.S. Olympic Trials, 1,500 meter runners have felt and heard the roar of the “Lion.” That lion is 2004 Marble Falls High School graduate Leonel Manzano. (more…)

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John Berkman, who graduated from Marble Falls in 2001, returns as the girls head basketball coach and girls athletic coordinator. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls makes two new coaching hires and one promotion

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One new Marble Falls High School head coach is coming home, while another is accepting a promotion. And a third is making Marble Falls her new home. Athletic director Matt Green announced the moves after the board of trustees approved the recommendations during its regular meeting June 20. […]

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