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Burnet football scrimmage

Swarming Burnet defense in scrimmage fires up coaches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs flexed some defensive muscle during an August 23 scrimmage against Brownwood, which ended in a 14-14 tie. During the live portion of the scrimmage, the Bulldogs defense swarmed to the ball carrier and limited the number of big plays by Brownwood’s offense. “Nothing gets you more fired up […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls football shows progress in scrimmage against ranked Lampasas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs football team learned how well they’re progressing on new offensive and defensive schemes. The lessons came in a scrimmage August 16 against the Lampasas Badgers, a squad ranked in the top 10 in many preseason polls. The hosting Badgers outscored the Mustangs 3-2 in the controlled portion […]

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Faith Academy footballs scrimmage

Faith football shows promise with spread in scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In one play, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Stephen Shipley got his answer on whether his version of the 11-man spread offense could work in the six-man game. It came August 15 during the Flames’ first scrimmage, which was against Giddings State School. Junior quarterback Grayson Poage found […]

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Burnet Bulldogs

After first week of practice, Burnet football ‘on a good path’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the Burnet High School football team ended its first week of the 2019 training camp, new head coach Jerod Rye was enthusiastic about what he saw, especially following the intersquad scrimmage August 10. Highlights included blocking, especially down field, pursuit to the football, and solo tackling. “What I love is […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls football

Under new coach, Faith football goes back to the basics

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team finished its first full week of fall training camp with an intersquad scrimmage August 9. The Flames offense scored once, but new head coach Stephen Shipley said the objective wasn’t about scoring touchdowns; rather, it was about evaluating the progress of each player. […]

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Maddie Hartley and Piper Guenter

Marble Falls players help lead select softball team to World Series runner-up finish

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls softball players Piper Guenter and Maddie Hartley helped their Texas Blaze Elite Pogue select team to a runner-up finish in the gold bracket of the Triple Crown Sports 14-and-under World Series in Reno, Nevada, on July 23-27. The Blaze, based in Crawford, lost 3-0 to Batbuster Gomes Brooks of […]

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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls football team starts learning Slot-T offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football coaching staff had plenty of reason to cheer on the Mustangs during practice August 8. The players learned four new plays for the new Slot-T offense and executed them with the proper tempo and precision and without errors. That highlighted a week in which players […]

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Roddick Tennis Center

Granite Shoals looks to sports facility’s future as Roddick foundation partnership ends

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As its partnership with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation comes to an end, the city of Granite Shoals can now move forward with plans to build a more diverse athletic complex. During the Granite Shoals City Council meeting July 9, city officials announced the end of the partnership. The decision came […]

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Dana Delgado and the Chicago North Stars

70-year-old Dana Delgado brings home basketball gold

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Seventy-year-old Dana Delgado is a national basketball champion. The Burnet County resident is a member of the Chicago North Stars 3-on-3 basketball team, which won gold in the National Senior Games. The event was held June 14-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and featured more than 14,000 athletes and dozens of competitions […]

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Marble Falls 8U all-star softball team

Despite loss, Marble Falls youth softball team makes regional tournament based on play

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A tough 14-13 loss to the Round Rock Fury at a PONY sectional tournament June 16 should have ended the Marble Falls 8-and-under all-star softball team’s season. But despite the loss, the team is headed to the regional competition. (more…)

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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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Athletes in Action assistant basketball coach Zakk Revelle stands in front of the living stones in Tel Gezer, Israel, site of the team’s first devotional in that country. Courtesy photo

Zakk Revelle deepens faith, coaches basketball in Israel

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Zakk Revelle recently returned to Marble Falls from Israel, where he served as assistant coach for Athletes in Action. Spending time and walking in the same area as Jesus did more than 2,000 years ago had a profound effect on the Faith Academy boys head basketball coach and director of basketball […]

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Tyler Porter and family

Marble Falls checks off boxes for new baseball coach and family

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO It didn’t take long for new Marble Falls High School baseball coach Tyler Porter to understand the importance of his sport to the school district. (more…)

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Bailey Goggans

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

Marble Falls tennis player and golfer sign college letters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two Marble Falls High School seniors made their college selections official May 21 after signing their national letters of intent. (more…)

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Burnet 7-on-7

Burnet 7-on-7 squad snags state ticket on last-second score

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs are back at the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the 10th time in 11 years, and they earned the spot in dramatic fashion at their own qualifying tournament May 25. (more…)

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Lady Dawgs assistant receives statewide coaching honor

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Texas high school basketball coaches consider Burnet High School’s Lacy Parker among the Lone Star State’s best. (more…)

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Stephen Shipley returns as Faith’s head football coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After stepping down as Faith Academy’s head football coach three years ago, Stephen Shipley is back in the red and black. Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the announcement May 23. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls

Faith basketball and softball players sign college letters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls celebrated two of its seniors, Whytne West and Aaron Marks, who will play college sports after graduation. (more…)

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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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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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