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Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

Faith Academy begins work on $5.2M athletic facility; phase 1 includes football field

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — As people waited in the lobby of the Faith Academy of Marble Falls student life center, alumna and assistant track-and-field coach Mary Ann Nunnally turned to a visitor and enthusiastically asked, “Isn’t this exciting?” (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhodes resigned May 15 to take a coaching job at Blanco High School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy football coach Pete Rhodes leaving for Blanco

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Pete Rhodes resigned as the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football head coach May 15 to take a position on the football staff at Blanco High School. Rhodes will coach tight ends and outside linebackers for the Panthers football team and be the head coach of the powerlifting […]

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Llano High School freshman Anna Casey won gold in the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes 7.60 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet May 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Ian Carter, Llano’s Anna Casey win gold at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — It’s one thing to be the favorite to win and quite another to perform as the favorite for the win. That’s what happened in the Class 4A state meet May 12 for Burnet High School senior hurdler Ian Carter and Llano freshman distance runner Anna Casey. (more…)

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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 defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Chad Bishop tells rising senior linebacker Reece Vanhoosen and other players their assignments during a recent spring practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Competition level is high during Marble Falls spring football practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is about to complete its second week of spring football, and head coach Mike Birdwell said he is happy with how the players are competing. The retention of the returners is what has pleased the coaching staff the most because players […]

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Marble Falls High School senior Jaden Deleon (seated) signs her National Letter of Intent on May 9 to play softball for Spoon River College, located in Canton, Illinois. Attending her signing ceremony were Marble Falls High School softball head coach Tim Richter (standing, left), mother Stassia Floyd, stepfather Jason Alvarez, brother Red Maddox, great-grandmother Elaine Floyd, and stepsister Lexie Edwards. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls softball player Jaden Deleon signs to play for Illinois school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior Jaden Deleon signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for Spoon River College on May 9. Spoon River College is a two-year community college located in Canton, Illinois. (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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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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The Texas Association of Soccer Coaches named Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Faustino Dominguez (left) and senior forward Christian Ammons to first team all-state, while junior goalie Michael Vazquez made first team all-region and senior forward Fortino Tinajera is second team all-region. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys soccer players, coach make all-state teams

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The season of firsts continues for the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team. Seniors Faustino “Tino” Dominguez, a midfielder, and Christian Ammons, a forward, were named to the all-state team of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. That means the two will play in the all-star game […]

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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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Marble Falls ISD seminar: How to get an athletic scholarship

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Earning a college athletic scholarship requires more than talent. Weaving through the collegiate scholarship process can be pretty complicated. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School rising senior running back Dillon Mayberry is one of many returners who will begin spring football drills at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Mayberry had 103 carries for 506 yards and two touchdowns last season. File photo

Marble Falls football’s spring season starts April 26; game is May 21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The 2018 football season starts at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 26, for the Marble Falls High School Mustangs. Marble Falls will have the first of 15 practices plus the spring game, which is slated for a 3:20 p.m. start Monday, May 21, at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. […]

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Burnet High School junior Trynadee Greenwell won the 3,200 meters in 11 minutes 54.61 seconds at the District 19 and 20-4A area meet April 18. Photo by Martelle and Briezie Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet and Llano track-and-field athletes advance to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS GIDDINGS — Few surprises happened at the District 19 and 20-4A area meet April 18 for track athletes from Burnet and Llano high schools. Burnet senior hurdler Ian Carter easily won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.35 seconds to advance to the Class 4A Region III meet. Silver medalist Holden Ford of […]

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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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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls tennis team of Allison Stallard, Karson Cain, Nikki Salinas, Kiley Magerkurth, Bailey Freeman, and Christian Wilcox hold the Class 4A state championship plaque for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. It is the program’s seventh state title. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy girls tennis team wins seventh state title in 14 years

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO WACO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls tennis squad is once again the state champion. The Lady Flames captured the program’s seventh state title in 14 years on April 18, earning 20.5 points at the tournament. The school is hosing a celebration at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, at […]

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Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

Llano throwers out-heave competition at district meet; Burnet athletes also advance

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet and Llano high school distance runners, hurdlers, and throwers highlighted the District 19-4A track-and-field meet April 11-12 at Bulldog Field. However, the Yellow Jacket throwers really stood out. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior midfielder Rudy Guevara (2) runs over to congratulate junior forward Isek Munoz (12) after Munoz scored the go-ahead goal for the Mustangs to give them a 2-1 lead in first half of the regional quarterfinal contest against Dripping Springs on April 6. Marble Falls won 5-2. Joining in the celebration were senior midfielder Christian Ammons (23), senior forward Cristian Santibanez, and senior midfielder Fortino Tinajera (15). Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer had a season of firsts for program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A 6-0 loss to Pharr Valley View in a Class 5A Region IV semifinal April 13 doesn’t diminish the success of the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team’s 2018 season. (more…)

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Former Burnet High School athlete and ex-NFL receiver Jordan Shipley enjoys a laugh during the April 9 gathering of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club. Shipley, who was the guest speaker, shared his football memories stretching back to his high school years and culminating with his professional career. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Former Burnet standout Jordan Shipley’s goal is to not be known for football

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — Jordan Shipley attributes his success in football to two unlikeliest objects: couch cushions. He recounted this story as a guest speaker during the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club gathering April 9. (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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Dripping Springs senior goalie Jaxson Thornton dives helplessly as the ball goes into the net to tie the contest against the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team 1-1 early in the first half of a regional quarterfinal game April 6. The Mustangs prevailed 5-2 to advance to the Class 5A Region IV tournament for the first time in school history. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer advances to region tournament for first time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LAKEWAY — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is making a historical trip April 13. The Mustangs are on their way to Corpus Christi for the Class 5A Region IV tournament for the first time in school history after eliminating District 26-5A rival Dripping Springs 5-2 in the regional […]

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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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Marble Falls Youth Football registering kids to play in May 7-on-7 league

Marble Falls Youth Football registering kids to play in May 7-on-7 league

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — In Texas, anytime is a great time to play football, no matter its version, and that includes 7-on-7. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior forward Isek Munoz battles for the ball during the Mustangs’ bi-district win over Austin Lanier on March 29. Marble Falls continued its winning ways in the second round with a 2-0 victory over Victoria East on April 3. The Mustangs now face Dripping Springs on April 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls boys soccer wins area match 2-0; next up is Dripping Springs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SEGUIN — A 2-0 victory over Victoria East showed how dominant the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team is on the field. The win came April 3 in an area-round playoff match. (more…)

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Burnet girls soccer lose 9-2 to Boerne in second round

Burnet girls soccer lose 9-2 to Boerne in second round

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — The Burnet High School girls soccer team’s season ended April 2 with a 9-2 loss to Boerne High in the second round of the playoffs. (more…)

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Burnet hurdler Ian Carter wins gold at Texas Relays

Burnet hurdler Ian Carter wins gold at Texas Relays

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — From the first hurdle to the last, Burnet High School senior Ian Carter left no doubt he was the best high school 110-meter high hurdler at the Texas Relays on March 31. (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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