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Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

Marble Falls ISD Special Olympians taking a shot at basketball title

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gavin Smith holds the basketball under his arm. He’s looking at one of his players, Taylor Johnson, at the top of the key. Between them stands Jonathan Estrada, who is several inches taller than Taylor. But Smith isn’t concerned about Taylor beating him to the net, not just […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympian Jairo Oriz earned a silver medal in the ball throw and the wheelchair race during the 45th annual Texas Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Texas-Arlington on May 23-24. The team earned numerous medals, including six golds. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Special Olympics team takes home state medals

FROM STAFF REPORTS ARLINGTON— The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics delegation enjoyed the cheers of the crowd May 23-24 during the 45th annual Texas Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Texas-Arlington. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics squad enters Leander's Bible Stadium during the opening ceremonies May 2 of the area Special Olympics track-and-field meet. The Marble Falls student-athletes won numerous medals during the competition. The team is off to the state meet May 22-25 in Arlington. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Special Olympians shine at area meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS LEANDER — After two days of competition May 2-3 in the Central Texas Special Olympics track meet, the Marble Falls student-athletes brought back a treasure chest of medals. The Marble Falls Independent School District delegation included students from the Marble Falls Middle School, the Marble Falls High School and the Marble Falls […]

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Highland Lakes Special Olympics athletes prepare for area meet

Marble Falls Special Olympics student-athlete Bryant Atkisson (front) races around the first curve during the 200-meter dash with Llano athletes Michael Merkel (back, left) and Marcus Colmn (back, right) hanging close during the April 4 Mustang Round-up Track and Field Meet. Both the Marble Falls and Llano squads are heading to Leander’s Bible Stadium on […]

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Special Olympics athletes show their mettle at Marble Falls competition

The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics squad enters Mustang Stadium on April 4 for the 2014 Mustang Roundup Track and Field Meet. The event drew about 100 athletes from across Central Texas. The blustery wind didn’t down the spirit of the student-athletes as they competed throughout the day. The next major meet for […]

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MFISD Special Olympians train for Mustang Roundup

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The Special Olympics has become a family affair for Paulette Morrow’s clan. Her oldest daughter, Kimberly, is in training for the upcoming Mustang Roundup, but her younger daughter, Amber, is right there on the track helping out. (more…)

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Marble Falls Special Olympics team members include Trevor Phillips, Andrew Phillips, Jairo Ortiz and Taylor Johnson. The athletes recently competed at the state aquatics meet at Texas A&M University in College Station. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Special Olympians take several top-3 finishes at state aquatics meet

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE COLLEGE STATION — The Marble Falls Special Olympics team recently competed in the state aquatics meet at Texas A&M University. The team picked up 10 first places. Devin Wuest, the Special Olympics coach and a life skills teacher at Marble Falls High School, said the team “did an outstanding job.” (more…)

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Special Olympians from Marble Falls school district competing at state meet in Arlington

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For 12 Marble Falls Independent School District athletes, their journey to Arlington for a state competition is more than just a drive up Interstate 35. (more…)

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Mustangs take part in Special Olympics in Marble Falls

The Marble Falls Independent School District Special Olympics track-and-field meet celebrated its third year April 5 at Mustang Stadium in Marble Falls. About 155 Special Olympic athletes ages 12 to 21 from 11 schools were expected. Marble Falls ISD had 16 athletes competing. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

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Special Olympics event in Marble Falls celebrates sport, instills confidence in athletes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Athletes from across Central Texas take to Mustang Stadium on April 5 for a celebration of sport. (more…)

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