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Burnet High School sophomore quarterback Chandler Galban runs for a first down during the 31-21 win over the Llano Yellow Jackets on Oct. 6. The Bulldogs open District 13-4A Division I against China Spring on Oct. 13. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet opens district against 2016 state semifinalist China Spring

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones watched film on China Spring, he saw some similarities to his own team. “China Spring still has quick athletes,” Jones said. “It always starts with that. You look at their skill players, the quarterback, running backs, and receivers, and their […]

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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Days on July 17. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 REPORT: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury remembers coach Spike Dykes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Long before he was the head coach of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team, Kliff Kingsbury was a New Braunfels High School quarterback looking for a chance to play college ball. (more…)

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Michele Kesler was one of numerous individuals to listen to legendery Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach speak during a gathering of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Sept. 21. The two posed for a photo. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Roger Staubach’s biggest pass wasn’t with the Cowboys

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — After a professional football career that included several trips to the Super Bowl and a college career at the Naval Academy along with winning the Heisman Trophy, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had to really dig through his gridiron years when it came to picking his […]

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Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

Semi-pro Burnet County Cowboys have high hopes for 2016 season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET —Burnet County Cowboys head coach Dennis Wilke said the 2016 team has all the elements to make a run at the Texas League of American Football championship. The squad is in its second year. (more…)

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Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

Church, parents launch youth sports complex project in Kingsland

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Zane Lewis remembers as a youth avoiding bad habits because of the advice of his coach. “My coach told me if I started smoking that I wouldn’t be able to run as fast, and I wouldn’t be able to breathe, so I didn’t smoke because I really enjoyed […]

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DailyTrib.com reporter gets her big day at Big 12 Media Days

DailyTrib.com reporter gets her big day at Big 12 Media Days

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — You know those movie scenes of press conferences where reporters are pushing each other, sidestepping equipment and yelling out questions to a single person? And as you watch, you feel sorry for the one who has to answer those questions? Last week was just like that at the […]

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MEDIA DAYS: Big 12 on right path regarding playoff, CFP official says

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, said he thought the Big 12 Conference is addressing expansion the right way, even though the league was left out of the postseason championship bracket in 2014. Hancock was one of the featured speakers at the league’s media day July […]

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MEDIA DAYS: Big 12 to limit full contact to two days a week

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — The Big 12 conference will limit hitting to two days a week, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced to kick off media days July 20. Safety is the primary reason, he said. (more…)

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Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

Summer sports camps get youth in competitive shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Winning championships happens in the offseason. That’s the belief among coaches and athletes across the Highland Lakes. So to help athletes get better at sport-specific skills, area head coaches are offering summer sports camps and conditioning programs. (more…)

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Drayton McLane (center) talks to a group of Baylor University alumni after speaking to the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Dec. 2. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Drayton McLane talks Astros and Baylor Bears with Horseshoe Bay club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — When Drayton McLane was considering taking over as owner of the Houston Astros, he had to convince two people who disagreed with the prospect. His parents. The McLanes, being very religious, did not like that the Astros played on Sundays. (more…)

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Six-year-old Joel Thompson (center) of Marble Falls got to meet Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (back row, left) on Nov. 15. The boy suffers from the same rare disease, anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis, as the pro player. Also pictured are Okoye’s father, Augustine, (front row, left), Joel’s parents, Trenae and Dedrick Thompson, Okoye’s mother, Edna, and Joel’s uncle Keith Jerome (back row, right). Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boy shares rare disease, strong will with Dallas Cowboy

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bobby Shirley, president of Burnet Bulldogs Tackle Football, wanted to do something to help the Thompson family. Joel Thompson, 6, a Marble Falls Elementary School student, began playing for Shirley this season after battling anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis two years ago. (more…)

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Former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan spoke to the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Oct. 21. Courtesy photo

Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan in town; talks NFL, Cowboys

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Shanahan paid a visit to the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Oct. 21. The 62-year-old former Washington Redskins coach shared many of the lessons he learned in the NFL that helped him guide the Denver Broncos to world championships in 1997 and 1998. […]

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Former University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown (middle) chats with T. Jones (left) and Rudy Davalos of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club after his talk Sept. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mack Brown talks playoffs, athlete pay at Horseshoe Bay club event

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — During his first speech in the state since retiring as the University of Texas head football coach, Mack Brown shared his thoughts on some of the hot topics whirling around college football, including the new national championship format and paying college athletes. (more…)

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Wooten impressed by first-class facilities at Big 12 schools, A&M

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten doesn’t know the number of miles he and his family have traveled to attend various college camps since the beginning of June. But he can say what has stood out for him as he visited most of the Big […]

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Full lineup of Highland Lakes sports camps

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes youngsters wanting to improve their fundamentals in specific sports will have plenty of opportunities throughout June and July. Several high school coaching staffs will be conducting camps for incoming third- through ninth-graders. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ Mackenzie White new Masked Rider at Texas Tech University

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — For more than two weeks, Terry White had to keep a pretty big secret to himself. A proud father, White couldn’t brag about his daughter. (more…)

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Texas AD Steve Patterson talks Longhorns at Horseshoe Bay Sports Club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — The eyes of the members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club were squarely on University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson on Feb. 12. Patterson, who has been on the job since Nov. 7, was the featured speaker at the club’s regular meeting. (more…)

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Former Mustang Cyril Lemon leads Mean Green to New Year’s Day bowl game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DALLAS — And to think Cyril Lemon almost didn’t visit the University of North Texas. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate took one last trip in February of his senior year and found his new home with the Mean Green. Three years later, Lemon, a junior, is a solid […]

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KBEY 103.9 FM serves up Houston Texans football this season

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Houston Texans fans can tune in to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune for all the play-by-play action this NFL season. (more…)

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Picayune SportsBreak: August 8, 2013

Bulldogs, Flames open season with first week of football practice

Large numbers at Burnet and Faith Academy practice fields highlighted the first week of practices for the 2013 season. (more…)

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Top Highland Lakes football prospects bring in college scouts

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Though the 2013 high school football season won’t kick off for a few more months, college scouts have been making tracks on U.S. 281 and RR 1431. That’s because there are Highland Lakes players who university programs believe have the talent and work ethic to play on […]

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Burnet, Faith Academy use 7-on-7 league to prepare for fall

Burnet is hosting the May 7-on-7 football league each Monday until the end of the month. And for the second consecutive week, the Bulldogs went 3-0 in games against the Yellowjackets, Lampasas and Faith Academy. (more…)

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Legendary Mustang Taylor celebrates 85th birthday

Legendary Mustang Taylor celebrates 85th birthday

Legendary former Mustang football running back John “Sonny” Taylor celebrates his 85th birthday recently. (more…)

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