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Currently, Highland Lakes Elementary School students play soccer on campus on this field, located to the left of the main building. But a partnership between the city of Granite Shoals and Marble Falls Independent School District to build one or more fields will change that. Council members voted to extend the deadline to create a soccer field to Sept. 1, 2020. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Granite Shoals extends deadline for youth soccer field at Highland Lakes Elementary

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Soccer enthusiasts looking to get on the pitch at Highland Lakes Elementary School later this year might have to wait an additional 12 months after the city of Granite Shoals extended a timeline to build youth fields at the campus. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School tennis player Mason Williams (seated) signs his national letter of intent to play for Arkansas’s University of the Ozarks, a NCAA Division III program, during a ceremony March 11. Courtesy photo

MFHS’s Mason Williams to play tennis at University of Ozarks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School senior tennis player Mason Williams signed a national letter of intent March 11 to play the sport for the University of the Ozarks. (more…)

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Among the Marble Falls High School football starting positions open in 2019 is quarterback with Luke Nail in the mix. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls superintendent hopes to have new football coach by April board meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen hopes to present a new head football coach to the Board of Trustees by April. But that depends on how quickly he can find the right fit. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell (standing, middle) announced his resignation March 11 via social media. He is pictured here with players Sam May (standing, left) and Josh Whitecotton and Elijah Todd (kneeling, left), Glenn Thomas, and Dillon Mayberry. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls head football coach Mike Birdwell resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School head football coach and boys athletic coordinator Mike Birdwell has resigned, announcing his decision March 11 via Twitter. (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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The Burnet High School girls basketball team received bronze medals from the Class 4A state tournament after the Lady Dawgs lost 49-44 to Sour Lake's Hardin-Jefferson High School on March 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Ludecke Photography

Buzzer sounds on Lady Dawgs’ history-making season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Needing a 3-pointer to send the Class 4A semifinal contest against Sour Lake’s Hardin-Jefferson on March 1 into overtime, the Burnet High School girls basketball team broke its final huddle to step back on the floor with a touch over 30 seconds remaining. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team with head coach Rick Gates celebrated winning the Class 4A Region IV championship against Liberty Hill. The 52-36 victory put the Lady Dawgs in the state basketball tournament for the first time in school history. Photo courtesy of Shannon Robison

Burnet fans get in line to witness Lady Dawgs basketball history

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School girls basketball team will make history Friday when they play in the Texas University Interscholastic League state championship tournament for the first time. (more…)

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The Burnet High School girls basketball team won the Class 4A Region IV tournament by defeating Liberty Hill 52-36 in the final and Beeville Jones 44-31 in a regional semifinal. The Lady Dawgs will play in the Class 4A state tournament for the first time in program history. Courtesy photo

Lady Dawgs in state basketball tournament for first time

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The two best high school girls basketball teams in District 27-4A squared off for the third time with a trip to the Class 4A state tournament on the line. This time, the team sent home packing was dressed in Liberty Hill purple, not Burnet green. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior setter Kaylie Russell (seated, middle) signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Arlington Baptist University on Feb. 13. Pictured with her are Burnet High School assistant coaches Elizabeth Duran (seated, left) and Brent Kelley and head coach Shelly Jones (standing). Courtesy photo

Burnet’s Kaylie Russell to play volleyball at Arlington Baptist

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School senior volleyball player Kaylie Russell signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 13 to play volleyball at Arlington Baptist University. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School sophomore swimmer Landry Stewart swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard individual medley at the Class 5A state meet. She finished 11th in the event. Photo by Martelle Luedecek/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls, Burnet finish strong at state swim and dive meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet and Marble Falls high schools made a splash at the Class 5A swimming and diving state meet with three top-11 finishes. The competition was Feb. 15-16 at the University of Texas at Austin. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore shooting guard Cam Allison splits the Boerne High School defense of freshman point guard Rashawn Galloway and senior forward Hunter Isenhart in an attempt to score during the Bulldogs’ 49-41 loss to the Greyhounds in a bi-district championship Feb. 19. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet girls basketball advances as boys’ season ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One Burnet High School basketball team is moving on as the other squad’s season ends. The Lady Dawgs (29-7 overall, 8-2 District 24-4A) crushed El Campo (32-3, 12-0 District 25-4A) 67-43 during a regional quarterfinal game in Smithville, while the Bulldogs (19-14, 5-5) fell to Boerne High School (24-11, 9-1 District […]

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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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Burnet High School junior guard Caitlynne Graves fights for the ball with Smithville senior guard Taaylor Beasley during the Lady Dawgs’ 64-48 win in the area round of the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Late baskets, defense key in Lady Dawgs’ area-round victory

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Key baskets and tenacious defense in the final minutes propelled the Burnet High School girls basketball team to a 64-48 victory over Smithville on Feb. 15 in the area round of the playoffs at Round Rock High School. (more…)

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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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Marble Falls High School sophomore swimmer Landry Stewart competed in the 200-yard individual medley at the Class 5A Region V meet Feb. 1-2. Stewart earned a spot in the Class 5A state meet, which is Feb. 15-16 at the University of Texas in Austin. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Early mornings, hard work: Marble Falls swimmers statebound

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO At 5:30 a.m., before most people even get out of bed, Marble Falls High School swimmers Taylor Ashbaugh and Landry Stewart are usually well on their way to Nitro Bee Cave Swim Center for swim practice. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior power forward Trinity Boyd (left), junior point guard Rylie Ulbricht, and senior post Emma Holcomb cover driving lanes to the basket during the 52-37 bi-district loss to Georgetown on Feb. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Lady Mustangs’ battle-tested season ends in bi-district loss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team exited the Liberty Hill High School gym Feb. 11, a crowd of fans greeted them with thunderous applause and hugs. (more…)

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Burnet High School divers Zoe Nicholl (left), Tanner Keltch, and Angelica Orocso finished in the top three of the boys and girls diving competitions at the Class 5A Region V meet Feb. 1-2. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

3 Burnet divers, 2 Marble Falls swimmers advance to state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The words “outstanding” and “wow” don’t begin to describe the three Burnet High School divers and the two Marble Falls High School swimmers who punched their tickets to the state meet during the Class 5A Region V meet Feb. 1-2. (more…)

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Midwestern State University quarterback Layton Rabb, a 2014 Llano High School graduate, is entering the NFL Draft. He was a recording-breaking two-year starter for the Mustangs. Photo courtesy of Midwestern State University

Former Llano quarterback Layton Rabb entering NFL Draft

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Layton Rabb bet on himself and won. That has been the great lesson for the athlete since graduating from Llano High School in 2014. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Naomi Pegues signs her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is the daughter of Katy and Steve Marshall. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Instead of ending volleyball career, devastating injury pushes MFHS player to success

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When most high school athletes sign their letter of intent to play at the collegiate level, they talk about the usual things that got them there: hard work, dedication, perseverance. (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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Marble Falls High School senior quarterback Andrew Stripling (seated, middle) signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Abilene Christian University on Dec. 19 in Max Copeland Gym as parents Kay and Kyle Stripling (seated) and siblings Mike and Sarah looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls quarterback Andrew Stripling signs with Abilene Christian University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Even when Andrew Stripling was a Marble Falls Middle School quarterback, everyone in the Highland Lakes knew he was going to be special. They could see it as he ran former head coach Matt Green’s spread offense as an eighth- and ninth-grader. (more…)

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Llano High School second baseman and outfielder Faith Manning will attend Lyon College to play softball. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano softball player Faith Manning signs with Lyon College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Llano High School softball player Faith Manning made her commitment to Lyon College official Dec. 12 when she signed her National Letter of Intent during a ceremony at the high school. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet CISD makes changes at head football coach, other district positions

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials unveiled sweeping changes in its administrative department Dec. 10, including at head football coach. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior receiver and kicker Cameron Bowles will represent the Flames on the South All-Star six-man football team on Dec. 15 when it plays the North squad. His head coach, Jeremy Wentrcek, will be a defensive coach for the South. Faith Academy is hosting the contest. Kickoff is 3 p.m. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Faith Academy trifecta in upcoming All-Star football game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls is filling three spots in the upcoming All-Star six-man football game: one by senior Cameron Bowles, one by head coach Jeremy Wentrcek, and the last by the school’s home turf, which is playing host to the contest. (more…)

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Llano senior quarterback Cade Fly received words of encouragement after the Yellow Jackets’ 62-31 area-round loss to Corpus Christi West Oso on Nov. 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano falls to West Oso 62-31 in area-round football contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football season ended Nov. 23 in a 62-31 loss to Corpus Christi West Oso in the area round of the playoffs. (more…)

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Llano High School head coach Matt Green and senior lineman Tyler Lindell with the bi-district championship trophy after the Yellow Jackets defeated Hondo 21-14 in overtime Nov. 16. Llano now faces Corpus Christi West Oso. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Alamo Stadium, 760 Stadium Drive in San Antonio. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

After Thanksgiving Day practice, Llano faces ‘explosive’ West Oso in area round

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team will start Thanksgiving Day with a 7:30 a.m. practice as they prepare for Corpus Christi West Oso on Friday. (more…)

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