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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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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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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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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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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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Marble Falls Independent School District has hired longtime private running coach Chris Schrader as the new high school cross-country coach and middle-distance track coach. With more than four decades of coaching experience behind him, Schrader brings a wealth of knowledge to the Marble Falls program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s new cross-country coach has track record of getting athletes to state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new head cross-country coach who brings a strong background in getting runners to the state meet. (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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Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

Marble Falls freshman runner Bailey Goggans golden at state meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Marble Falls High School freshman phenom Bailey Goggans entered the Class 5A state track meet May 11 expected to earn two medals. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School freshman Bailey Goggans, who was on her way to winning the gold medal at the District 26-5A meet in April, has the fastest time in the 800 meters headed into the Class 5A state meet May 11. She clocked 2 minutes 10.01 seconds at the Class 5A Region IV meet April 28. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano athletes favorites at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Several Highland Lakes track-and-field athletes are entering the state meet as favorites in their events. The state meet is Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, at Mike A. Myers Stadium, 707 Clyde Littlefield Drive in Austin. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano sending athletes to state track meet

Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano sending athletes to state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — Five Highland Lakes track-and-field athletes in nine events will make their way to Mike Myers A. Stadium on the University of Texas campus for the University Interscholastic League state meet Friday-Saturday, May 11-12. (more…)

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Sophomore runner Alexis Torns hugs the curve during the 4x200-meter relay during the District 26-5A meet April 5 before giving the baton to senior Trinity Ware. Torns and her teammates all advanced to the Class 5A Region IV after their finishes in the District 25 and 26-5A area meet April 19. File photo

All Marble Falls girls track athletes advance to region

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — Every member of the Marble Falls High School girls track-and-field team advanced to the Class 5A Region IV meet after finishing in the top four of their events at the District 25 and 26-5A area meet April 19. However, that’s no surprise. (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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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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