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Athletes in Action assistant basketball coach Zakk Revelle stands in front of the living stones in Tel Gezer, Israel, site of the team’s first devotional in that country. Courtesy photo

Zakk Revelle deepens faith, coaches basketball in Israel

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Zakk Revelle recently returned to Marble Falls from Israel, where he served as assistant coach for Athletes in Action. Spending time and walking in the same area as Jesus did more than 2,000 years ago had a profound effect on the Faith Academy boys head basketball coach and director of basketball […]

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Faith basketball and softball players sign college letters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls celebrated two of its seniors, Whytne West and Aaron Marks, who will play college sports after graduation. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high boys basketball coach Randy Parsons built a career in the computer world during which he got caught up in the grips of alcohol. He eventually followed God’s call to coach, but the specter of addiction followed him. Parsons credits God’s grace and Faith Academy officials for helping him break free of alcohol and get a new start. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Faith leads coach Randy Parsons down a path to recovery

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Randy Parsons sat alone in his pickup truck on the Faith Academy of Marble Falls campus as he’d done so many times before. Just as before, he pulled out a bottle of whiskey, took a swig, swished it around in his mouth, and gulped it down. Unlike other times, he didn’t follow […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls’s Juliette McCannon looks for a steal during the Lady Flames’ 54-42 loss to Tomball Rosehill Christian on Feb. 16. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy basketball teams knocked out of playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys and girls basketball teams’ seasons ended over the weekend with losses in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs. The Flames (13-17 overall, 5-3 District 3-3A) lost 46-39 to The Christian School at Castle Hills on Feb. 15, while the Lady Flames […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior Christian Wilcox went in for a basket during the Feb. 7 game against Round Rock Christian. The Lady Flames are back in the playoffs and will host Tomball Rosehill at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb 16, at Faith Academy, 3151 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

It’s a playoff weekend for both Faith basketball squads

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys and girls basketball teams will start their journey to the Class 3A state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools this weekend. (more…)

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Faith, Burnet, Marble Falls girls basketball teams in playoffs

Faith, Burnet, Marble Falls girls basketball teams in playoffs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The middle of February signals the start of the high school playoffs for three area girls basketball teams. (more…)

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Larry Berkman is the new Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy names longtime coach Larry Berkman to girls basketball position

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls found its new head girls basketball coach in someone with lengthy ties to the Marble Falls basketball scene and family ties to the private Christian school. (more…)

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Lady Flames come up short in regional final against Texas School for the Deaf

Lady Flames come up short in regional final against Texas School for the Deaf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN MARCOS — There wasn’t one particular reason why the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team’s season ended in a 36-31 loss to the Texas School for the Deaf in a regional final Feb. 24. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior guard Paris Brinkley fakes going left before dribbling right during the Lady Flames’ 75-13 win over Houston Northland Christian on Feb. 20 in a regional semifinal contest of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Lady Flames face the Texas School for the Deaf at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at San Marcos Academy, 2801 RR 12 in San Marcos, in a regional final. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Flames advance after dominant win over Houston Northland Christian

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Regional semifinal basketball games are never supposed to be this easy, but that’s exactly how the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls squad made it look as the Lady Flames beat Houston Northland Christian 75-13 on Feb. 20. (more…)

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Faith Academy AD leading girls basketball for now as assistant takes over boys program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls announced its lineup of new basketball coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Athletics director Randy Denton will take over the girls basketball program as the interim head coach after the academy and former longtime coach Jerry English parted ways in April. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Allison Metzger (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City surrounded by teammates Addison Floyd (seated, left) and Christian Wilcox; coach Bobby Huston (standing, left), teammates Joy Plunk, Logan Floyd, Hannah Marks, and Launa Evans, and athletic director Randy Denton. Courtesy photo

Faith’s Allison Metzger to play basketball at Oklahoma Christian university

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls forward Allison Metzger knew she wanted to play college basketball in a Christian environment. So she set out to find it. (more…)

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Former Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball coach Jerry English speaks with his players during a game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy dismisses Hall of Fame coach Jerry English

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Since 2004, Jerry English has led the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team to eight appearances in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state tournament and one state championship in 2014. (more…)

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The Berkman family poses with the same banner the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team was presented after the Lady Mustangs’ win over Port Lavaca Calhoun. Courtesy photo

Berkman family covering a lot of court with Marble Falls, Faith in playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Sometime today, Larry and Tammy Berkman will climb into one of their family vehicles and make a trek that, when it’s all finished, will cover 421 miles in 6 hours and 49 minutes. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Marks is bumped as she turns to make an outlet pass during the 47-28 win against the Texas School for the Deaf on Feb. 18 in a regional final. Marks had five points and 11 rebounds. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy girls headed to state tournament for eighth time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN MARCOS — Once the final horn sounded on a regional championship the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured Feb. 18, the Lady Flames showed very little excitement. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd takes the ball away from Cypress Christian post Kaylee Martinez during the Lady Flames’ 68-41 win Feb. 14. Photo by Kelly McDuffie/kellymcduffiephotography.com

Lady Flames put away Cypress Christian, head to regional final

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team captured its 11th home victory of the season Feb. 14. But this one was more meaningful since it was a playoff win for the Lady Flames (33-4 overall, 9-0 in District 4-4A of the Texas Association of Private […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English talks to the Lady Flames during halftime of their 61-23 victory over Waco Reicher on Nov. 15 — his 1,197th career win. He followed that victory up a few games later with his 1200th win, which was one for the record books. The school will celebrate his milestone at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the student center on campus, 3151 RR 1411 East in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith coach Jerry English in the record books with 1200th win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — One of coach Jerry English’s favorite terms is “rarefied air.” In fact, he used it so much during the Faith Academy girls basketball team’s 2007-08 season that former standout Kristen Jung asked him to define it during one of his chalk talks. “Air of the highest peaks,” […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Addison Floyd (sitting, middle) signs her letter of intent to play for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton on Oct. 21 as Faith Academy head coach Jerry English (sitting, left), sister Logan Floyd, Faith athletic director Randy Denton (standing, left), parents Jerrod and Ginger Floyd, and sister Kallen Floyd look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy’s Addison Floyd to play basketball at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls head girls basketball coach Jerry English knew early on about senior guard Addison Floyd’s toughness. (more…)

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Faith Academy girls finish run with ‘heartbreaking’ loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER CHINA SPRINGS — When Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls head basketball coach Jerry English reflects on the 2015-16 season, he won’t dwell on the Lady Flames’ 42-40 loss to McKinney Christian Academy in a regional final Feb. 27. (more…)

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Despite first-round loss, Faith boys look back positive season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite a first-round 76-50 loss to The Woodlands Christian on Feb. 19, Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys head basketball coach Randy Denton noted the 2015-16 season was one to remember for the Flames. That’s because Faith (19-8 overall) entered the playoffs on a five-game winning streak, […]

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Players current and former, coaches and fans celebrate 100 straight district wins for the Faith Academy Lady Flames basketball team.

Faith Academy girls add 100 straight district wins to achievements

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Few Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball players understood the moment better than freshman guard Paris Brinkley. (more…)

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Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince, Team USA bring home bronze

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER PUEBLA, Mexico — Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball player Sedona Prince added another bronze medal to her trophy case. This one is for representing Team USA in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship on June 28. (more…)

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Three Faith girls basketball players on all-state team

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls basketball players Taylor Denton, Hannah Cozby and Sedona Prince were named to the private schools all-state team of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. (more…)

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Faith Academy's Sedona Prince (25) made the USA Basketball 16-and-under team after tryouts May 21-25. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince makes Team USA basketball squad

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Faith Academy of Marble Falls center Sedona Prince was named to the USA Basketball 16-and-under team that will compete at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in June after a five-day tryout May 21-25. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls freshman post Sedona Prince (25) has accepted an invitation to try out for the 15- and 16-year-old national team from the Developmental National Team Committee and USA Basketball, the governing body that chooses players for teams that represent the United States in international competitions. File photo

Faith Academy’s Sedona Prince to try out for USA Basketball team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Sedona Prince joined the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team led by coaching hall of famer Jerry English, fans knew the two would accomplish things that even English hadn’t experienced in four decades of coaching. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Hannah Cozby (left) uses a drop step to score a bucket while being guarded by Houston Lutheran North senior post Tiffany Valentine during the Lady Flames’ 66-52 loss to the Lady Lions on March 6. Courtesy photo

Lady Flames lose back-and-forth state semifinal match

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ARLINGTON — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team’s season ended with a 66-52 loss to Houston Lutheran North in the Class 3A state semifinals of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on March 6. (more…)

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Lady Flames prepare for No. 1-ranked state tourney foe

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team had one more practice March 5 in a final preparation for Houston Lutheran North. The two meet at 6 p.m. March 6 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A state tournament at Mansfield Summit High […]

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