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Marble Falls High School football coach Brian Herman

New Marble Falls football coach looking for ‘ah-ha’ moments

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Brian Herman’s not looking at a timeline for how long it will take his players to learn and buy into the Slot-T offense. (more…)

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Granite Shoals sports complex at Quarry Park

Granite Shoals rethinks more tennis courts at sports complex

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals city leaders are re-evaluating the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation’s plans to build four more tennis courts at Quarry Park. (more…)

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Burnet High School's Riley Page

Burnet cheerleaders, distance runner sign Letters of Intent

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The recent round of college signings at Burnet High School was a cheerful affair — quite literally — as two cheerleaders and a track athlete put their names to National Letters of Intent. (more…)

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GCYSA The Patriots

Three Granite Country soccer teams compete at state

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Three Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams advanced to state tournaments after finishing  in the top two at Western District competitions in their respective age groups and levels of play. (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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Burnet High School basketball

Lady Dawgs Brinkley, Greenwell to play college basketball

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Burnet High School girls basketball players Paris Brinkley and Trynadee Greenwell are taking their skills to the next level. (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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Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track place second at state meet.

Faith Academy boys place second at state track meet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys track-and-field team earned the best finish in program history at a state meet, finishing second at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 3A competition May 4 at Waco Midway High School stadium. (more…)

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New Marble Falls High School head boys basketball coach Travis Crain (left) stands with retired Mustangs head basketball coach Larry Berkman, who is now a member of the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees. The board approved Crain’s hire May 9. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Travis Crain returns ‘home’ as Mustangs basketball coach

  CORRECTION: A previous headline for this story had coach Travis Crain’s name misspelled as Cain. DailyTrib.com apologizes for the error. STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Travis Crain is back in purple and gold — this time as the head boys basketball coach at Marble Falls High School. And he couldn’t be happier. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School soccer player Jessica De La Hoya signed to play for Concordia University on April 26 as her parents, Junior Ramirez (left) and Veronica De La Hoya, and baby sister Aleena looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls girls soccer captain signs to play for Concordia

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The undisputed leader of the Marble Falls High School girls soccer team signed a National Letter of Intent on April 26 to play for Concordia University. (more…)

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Casey Schubert takes over as head volleyball coach at Burnet High School. File photo

Burnet has new head volleyball and softball coaches, offensive coordinator for football

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Technically, Burnet High School is getting two new head coaches for the 2019-20 school year, though one has worn Bulldogs green in the past. (more…)

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Kaden Foren (left) of the Knights and Copper Laird of the Red Devils battled for the ball during a matchup of 8-and-under Granite Country Youth Soccer Association teams March 16, the opening day of spring soccer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Granite Country Youth Soccer Association celebrates 40th

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Before Aleksey Ismaylov was a Granite Country Youth Soccer Association coach and volunteer, he was a boy in Ukraine longing to play what he then knew as the game of football. Born in 1987, four years before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ismaylov said life in Ukraine was difficult. (more…)

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Granite Country athletes playing at the old Marble Falls Junior High field on RR 1431, the present-day location of Marble Falls Elementary School. Courtesy photo 

Laying the foundation for Granite Country Youth Soccer

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO One of the oldest youth soccer organizations in Central Texas, based in the Highland Lakes, was started in the late 1970s by two kids who just wanted to play. (more…)

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Marble Falls track

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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Midwestern State University quarterback Layton Rabb, a 2014 Llano High School graduate, accepted invitations to rookie minicamps for the San Franciso 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Rabb completed his eligibility at MSU in 2018 and has been training for a professional football career the past several months. Photo courtesy of Midwestern State University

Ex-Llano QB Layton Rabb gets calls from 49ers and Rams

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Former Llano Yellow Jackets quarterback Layton Rabb is taking the next step toward his career goal: earning a spot on an NFL roster. (more…)

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Boys basketball coach Matt Bailey is leaving Marble Falls High School to take the same position at Tomball Memorial High School, pending approval by the Tomball Independent School District Board of Trustees. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys basketball coach leaving for Tomball school

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School boys basketball coach Matt Bailey has accepted the same position at Tomball Memorial High School, pending approval by the Tomball Independent School District Board of Trustees. (more…)

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LakeFest is returning to Lake Marble Falls in 2020 after a two-year break. The Southern Drag Boat Association, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Marble Falls made the announcement April 22. File photo

LakeFest drag boat races returning to Marble Falls in 2020

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a two-year hiatus, LakeFest will return to Lake Marble Falls in 2020. (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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Highland Lakes Masters swimmers Craig Magerkurth (left), Thom Fairleigh, and Jim Cole sport a collection of medals they won at the 30th annual Texas Senior Games in San Antonio on April 6. Magerkurth and Cole qualified for the National Senior Games, which are June 14-25 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Local Masters swimmers qualify for National Senior Games

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Three Highland Lakes Masters swimmers are golden after their performances at the Texas Senior Games in San Antonio on April 6. (more…)

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Burnet’s Jaxson Denton (left) and Cameron Guenter-Long finished sixth in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:33.16 at the District 27 and 28 area track meet April 15 at Liberty Hill High School. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet and Llano track athletes advance to regional meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS It’s on to Kingsville and the regional meet for a batch of Llano and Burnet track-and-field athletes after they took care of business at the District 27 and 28 area meet. (more…)

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Burnet High School girls basketball player Emma Lewis (seated) signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Southwestern University in Georgetown during a ceremony April 12 at Burnet High School with Lady Dawg coaches Lacy Parker (standing, left), head coach Rick Gates, and Chelsea Sivells. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Stat-loving Emma Lewis of Burnet beats odds with signing

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO For someone who loves statistics, Burnet High School girls’ basketball player Emma Lewis never considered the odds of playing in college. Nevertheless, she signed a National Letter of Intent on April 12 to play at Southwestern University in Georgetown. (more…)

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Brian Herman

New MFHS football coach had stints in Lockhart, Liberty Hill

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seconds after the Marble Falls Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of Brian Herman as the new head football coach and boys athletic coordinator April 15, Herman, his wife, Nicole, and their children, Faith, Isabella, and Brody, walked up to the podium. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls Class 3A state champion tennis team includes juniors Karson Cain (left), Christian Glosson, Allison Stallard, Christian Wilcox, Bailey Freeman, and Nikki Salinas. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy girls’ tennis team continues state dominance

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy Lady Flames tennis team earned another state championship April 10-11 in Waco. (more…)

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The Burnet High School 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams of Jaxson Denton (left), Cameron Guenter-Long, Yuki Tsuboi, and Braden McPherson took home bronze medals at district. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet boys and girls track athletes moving on to area meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS Nine individual athletes and four relay teams for Burnet High School advanced to the area meet after earning top-four finishes in their events during the District 27-4A track-and-field meet April 3-4 in Taylor. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior high boys basketball coach Randy Parsons built a career in the computer world during which he got caught up in the grips of alcohol. He eventually followed God’s call to coach, but the specter of addiction followed him. Parsons credits God’s grace and Faith Academy officials for helping him break free of alcohol and get a new start. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Faith leads coach Randy Parsons down a path to recovery

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Randy Parsons sat alone in his pickup truck on the Faith Academy of Marble Falls campus as he’d done so many times before. Just as before, he pulled out a bottle of whiskey, took a swig, swished it around in his mouth, and gulped it down. Unlike other times, he didn’t follow […]

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