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MFHS runner Goggans ends summer season with 5th place

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School junior Bailey Goggans ended her summer running season with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on June 15. (more…)

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Marble Falls runner finishes second at Nashville meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School’s Bailey Goggans finished second at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville on June 1, setting a new personal best in a race that featured four of the top 12 nationally ranked 800-meter high school runners. (more…)

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Burnet cheerleaders, distance runner sign Letters of Intent

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The recent round of college signings at Burnet High School was a cheerful affair — quite literally — as two cheerleaders and a track athlete put their names to National Letters of Intent. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School coaching changes

Marble Falls says goodbye to baseball coach, hello to football coordinator additions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Changes continue to happen in the Marble Falls High School athletics department. The school district is looking for a new head baseball coach after Russell Reichenbach resigned to return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (more…)

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Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans: 2 golds, state record

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans returned to the Class 5A state track-and-field meet May 10 with one goal: do better than she did in 2018. (more…)

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Marble Falls high jumper Kason O’Riley ties for fourth at state meet

Marble Falls high jumper Kason O’Riley ties for 4th at state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School sophomore Kason O’Riley tied for fourth place in the high jump at the Class 5A state track-and-field meet May 10 at Mike Meyers Stadium on the University of Texas campus in Austin. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track place second at state meet.

Faith Academy boys place second at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track-and-field team earned the best finish in program history at a state meet, finishing second at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A competition May 4 at Waco Midway High School stadium. (more…)

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Marble Falls and Llano track athletes advance to state meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Three Highland Lakes track-and-field athletes punched their tickets to the University Interscholastic League state meet at their respective regional competitions April 27. (more…)

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arble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans led the pack to the finish line of the 800 meters during the District 17 and 18-5A area track meet championship in a time of 2:08.34. She is the state’s No. 1 800-meter high school runner. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls track athletes grab 3 golds, silver at area meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School track-and-field team earned three gold medals and a silver at the District 17 and 18-5A area meet April 17-18. (more…)

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Burnet’s Jaxson Denton (left) and Cameron Guenter-Long finished sixth in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:33.16 at the District 27 and 28 area track meet April 15 at Liberty Hill High School. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet and Llano track athletes advance to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS It’s on to Kingsville and the regional meet for a batch of Llano and Burnet track-and-field athletes after they took care of business at the District 27 and 28 area meet. (more…)

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Marble Falls distance runner Bryer Atkinson (front, left) is keeping stride with running buddy Laine Nelikian, youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls. Right behind the two are Bailey Goggans and Alex Castelan. The four are in the midst of running 200 meters.

Youth pastor returns to track with former coach to help next generation of MFHS runners

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Long before Laine Melikian became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, he was a member of the cross country and track and field teams at Georgetown High School looking for ways to get better. At that time, his high school coach suggested his distance runners should train […]

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The Burnet High School 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams of Jaxson Denton (left), Cameron Guenter-Long, Yuki Tsuboi, and Braden McPherson took home bronze medals at district. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet boys and girls track athletes moving on to area meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS Nine individual athletes and four relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the area meet after earning top-four finishes in their events during the District 27-4A track-and-field meet April 3-4 in Taylor. (more…)

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10 Marble Falls track athletes advance to area meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It’s on to the area track-and-field meet for Marble Falls High School after 10 athletes earned the trip during the District 17-5A meet April 3-4 at Pflugerville Weiss High School. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore high jumper Kason O’Riley demonstrated the proper form for clearing the high jump during practice April 1, two days before he won the District 17-5A championship. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Big goals and superstitions push Marble Falls high jumper

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School high jumper Kason O’Riley might tell you the keys to his District 17-5A championship leap April 3 were a twenty-dollar bill from his parents tucked into his jacket, one white shoe and one black shoe on his feet, and the same socks he wears at every meet. […]

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Marble Falls High School sophomore Bailey Goggans (No. 9) and Llano sophomore Anna Casey (No. 13) competed in the girls’ 1,600-meter race at the Texas Relays on March 29 in Austin. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls high jumper Kason O’Reilly fifth at Texas Relays; several local athletes compete

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays is one of the most anticipated track-and-field events in the country, and during the 92nd annual event at Mike A. Myers Stadium on March 27-30 in Austin, several Highland Lakes athletes pushed themselves against the Lone Star State’s finest competitors. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans posed with her gold medal after winning the 800-meter race at the 55th annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays on March 23 in a time of 2 minutes 8.80 seconds. She set a new meet record. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans breaks meet record

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans did more than add another gold medal to her growing trophy case at the 55th annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in Dallas on March 23. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans (right) finishes third behind freshman Roisin Willis (left) of Stevens Points Area Running Club, based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and junior Athing Mu of Trenton Track Club (New Jersey) at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Indoor Meet on March 10 at The Armory track in New York City. Based off their finishes, all three are high school All-Americans. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls runner Bailey Goggans is third at nationals, achieves All-American status

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School sophomore Bailey Goggans earned the bronze medal in the 800 meters as well as All-American status March 10 at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Indoor meet in New York City. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans stands on top of the podium after her win in the 1,600 meters at the Texas A&M High School Classic over the weekend. She finished in 5 minutes 4.02 seconds. Courtesy photo

MFHS runner Bailey Goggans wins mile at A&M event

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO New year, same results for Marble Falls High School sophomore runner Bailey Goggans. (more…)

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Chris Schrader has taken over the cross-country and girls track programs at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

‘Running is something you have to find your soul in,’ says new Marble Falls coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the beloved Anthony Torns resigned as the Marble Falls High School head cross-country and girls track coach, district officials knew they needed to find the right person to lead the school’s distance runners. (more…)

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Leonel Manzano after winning a silver medal in the men's 1,500 meters at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Photo by The Associated Press

Leonel Manzano part of 2018 Texas Athletics Hall of Honor induction class

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Leonel Manzano is joining an illustrious group of former Longhorns on Sept. 7 as a Texas Athletics Hall of Honor inductee. He will be part of the 62nd Men’s Hall of Honor Class. This will also be the 19th Women’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony. (more…)

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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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