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The Smoking for Jesus Christian School volleyball team includes Judah Thompson (front row, left) and Zion Eaglin; assistant coach Trenae Thompson (standing, left), Principal Minister Claudette Monnet, Zynarrea Johnson, Rachel Gauff, BreiAnna Branch, Rebecca Frazier, Nia-Mya Frazier, Senior Administrator Pastor Willie Monnet Sr., and head coach William Tumblin. The volleyball team made it to the Texas Chrisitan Athletic League state tournament in 2018. Courtesy photo

Smoking for Jesus Ministry Christian School building sports teams and character

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Sports provide valuable life lessons for students at Smoking for Jesus Ministry Christian School, just like at any other school. (more…)

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Pflugerville High School volleyball players, including Isabel Gallegos (left) and Victoria Sheppard (right), brought paper towels, cleaning supplies, water, and gift cards to the Marble Falls High School before their volleyball match against the Lady Mustangs, including Payton Powers (center). Courtesy photo

Sports community comes together to help Marble Falls recover from flood

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School athletic director and boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover admitted he got a little emotional Oct. 23 when the Pflugerville High School volleyball teams walked into Max Copeland Gym with cases of bottled water and sports drinks, bundles of paper towels, 15 bottles of cleaners, and Lowe’s […]

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Marble Falls High School senior volleyball player Maddie Cline (seated, middle) signs her National Letter of Intent on Sept. 6 to play volleyball for Graceland University as Lady Mustangs head coach Tanya Powers (seated, left) and parents Jennifer and Matt Cline look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls volleyball player Maddie Cline signs with Graceland University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior Maddie Cline completed one of her goals when she signed a piece of paper Sept. 6 in front of her coach and parents. (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 hires new volleyball coach from Bandera

Llano hires new volleyball coach from Bandera

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Diana Heiner, who spent the past decade at Bandera High School, is the new Llano High School volleyball head coach. Heiner was the Bandera head coach for seven years and spent a total of 11 years at the school. (more…)

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Assistant volleyball coach Tanya Powers has accepted the head coaching job at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls promotes assistant to head volleyball coach spot

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Tanya Powers is the new head volleyball coach at Marble Falls High School. She was an assistant coach in 2017 under previous head coach, Jessica Withrow. (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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Marble Falls teacher starting volleyball program for young kids in K-6

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Lerin Lockwood has been around the sport of volleyball since she was 2 years old and developed a love for it. Now, she wants to transfer that passion to elementary students in the Highland Lakes through her Rising Stars Youth Volleyball program, which is for boys and girls […]

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Highland Lakes volleyball players begin practices Aug. 1

Highland Lakes volleyball players begin practices Aug. 1

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Area high school volleyball players have Aug. 1 circled because that’s when their summer vacation ends. The athletes will be in gymnasiums across Burnet and Llano counties practicing for the upcoming season, which starts Aug. 8. (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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Llano High School junior middle blocker Skye Sanderson records a kill during the first-set loss to Caldwell on Nov. 1 in the first round of the playoffs. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano volleyball ends successful season in tough bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — The Llano High School volleyball team’s season ended Nov. 1 with a bi-district championship loss to Caldwell: 19-25, 17-25, 21-25. “I couldn’t have swept through this season any better,” Lady Jackets head coach John Black said. “These seniors have been with me for four years; they’re so special.” […]

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Marble Falls High School freshman volleyball coach Allison Bendas (middle) returns to her alma mater to pass along her knowledge of the sport to players, including Faith McRee (left) and Alysa Clawson. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustang returns to volleyball court as a coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Few people understand what it means to be a Marble Falls High School dual-sport athlete better than Allison Bendas. The 2011 graduate played volleyball and softball for the Lady Mustangs throughout middle school and high school. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School volleyball team visited the residents at Granite Mesa Health Center and brought homemade cookies to pass out. New head coach Jessica Withrow said that’s one of many service projects coaches and players are performing with the aim of planting a seed for service in the hearts of the students. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls volleyball team serves for community

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head volleyball coach Jessica Withrow wants her players to know they can make a big difference in their community that goes beyond what they accomplish on the court. (more…)

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9/11 author to speak before Marble Falls volleyball game

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team is honoring first responders and veterans before the varsity takes on Lockhart at about 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Max Copeland Gym on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive. (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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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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High schools offering summer sports camps

High schools offering summer sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school coaches across the Highland Lakes are hosting athletic camps throughout June and July for elementary, middle school and high school student-athletes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Natalie Chapa (seated) signs her letter of intent to play volleyball at Cisco Junior College surrounded by her brother Logan (front row, left), Marble Falls athletic director Matt Green (back row, left), Marble Falls girls coordinator David Schubert, Marble Falls head volleyball coach Casey Schubert and parents Laura and Ronnie Chapa. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls volleyball’s Natalie Chapa signs with Cisco college

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The competition that Marble Falls High School senior Natalie Chapa faced during the last four years will serve her well now that she signed a letter of intent to play for Cisco Junior College on Jan. 27. (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 volleyball squad sets sights on district title and beyond

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team isn’t the only squad in kelly green chasing a district championship. With a single-digit loss total, the volleyball team has earned 24 wins this season against eight losses through Oct. 19. And though the Lady Dawgs are impressive to watch on the court, […]

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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano results

GEORGETOWN — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated defeated Georgetown Gateway 22-25, 25-6, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8 on Sept. 22 after losing to Fredericksburg 21-25, 13-25, 15-25 on Sept. 15. Head coach Salye Coles complimented Gateway’s play. (more…)

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet, Marble Falls lose; Llano beats Faith

GATESVILLE — The Burnet High School volleyball team lost to Gatesville 12-25, 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 11-25 on Sept. 11. Lady Dawgs head coach Salye Coles said her athletes played a good match, though they suffered through a slow start in the opening set. (more…)

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet wins; MFalls, Llano at tournaments

WACO — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Waco University 25-15, 25-10, 23-25, 25-18 on Aug. 28. ON OFFENSE: Kills — Kasey Taylor 13, Marissa Escamilla 11, Madison Hall 10, Jill Rosow 4, Kaygen Floyd 3, Kylah Arnold 2; assists – Sami Hogan 22, Taylor 15, Arnold 1; aces – Taylor 5, Samantha Edwards […]

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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team defeated Ingram Tom Moore 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 on Aug. 25 in a non-district match. ON OFFENSE: Kills – Kasey Taylor 9, Madison Hall 7, Marissa Escamilla 5, Jill Rosow 4, Kaygen Floyd 3; assists – Sami Hogan 15, Taylor 7; aces – Rosow  5, Escamilla 2, Taylor  […]

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VOLLEYBALL: Burnet at Glen Rose, Marble Falls at Bastrop

BURNET — The Burnet High School volleyball team kept U.S. 281 moving during the weekend. The Lady Dawgs played in the Glen Rose Tournament on Aug. 20 and 21, finishing seventh out of 26 teams. In between that, they traveled to Bandera on Aug. 21, winning in four sets. “The Lady Dawgs showed exactly what […]

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