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Wed
24
May

Mustangs defense makes stand early

Cooper Wilson battles for yardage for the Mustangs. 

The Marble Falls defense made a big stand on its first possession of Tuesday's spring football game. The Mustangs defense held the offense from scroring on a fourth and goal by inside the five yard line.

Overall, it was a solid outing by the Mustangs defense and offense. 

Fri
05
May

Senior signs with Trinity University

Delaney Kelley, a senior golfer for the Lady Mustangs, signed with Trinity University on Thursday to play collegiate golf.

Wed
26
Apr

Senior ties top round, just misses state berth

 

Mark Goodson/The Highlander

Delaney Kelley excels at regional 5A golf event.

Senior Delaney Kelley closed out her Marble Falls High School golf career in record setting fashion.  She shot rounds of 83 and 73 to shoot a total of 156 breaking her two week old 36-hole school record of 160 that she fired at the district tournament.  Both scores were shot at the Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio.  Delaney’s 73 tied the 18-hole school record that was also shot by Kelsie Tackitt in 2016 and Angela Akins in 2004.  Delaney hit 10 of 14 fairways, and 15 of 18 greens in regulation to give her multiple birdie opportunities.

She did convert two of those chances for birdie to go with three bogies and 13 pars to give her the one-over par 73 total.

Delaney finished the regional tournament tied for 10th place which earned her first team All-Region honors as well.

Mon
24
Apr

Hot rods classic car show hits Burnet

Irl Unruh was one the members of the local car club at Saturday's event.

The annual Lake Area Rods and Classics car show was Saturday in Burnet.

Thu
20
Apr

Regional qualifiers headed to San Antonio

Congrats to these Track Regional Qualifiers!! 

Boys:

Keegan Deering- High Jump

Wed
12
Apr

Golfer qualifies for regional

Delaney Kelley qualifies for regional.

The Mustang girls golf team competed in the District 26 5A tournament  Monday and Tuesday at the Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio.  Delaney Kelley had a personal best 76 in the second round to qualify for the Regional tournament.  Her 160 total was good for 4th place and the second advancing medalist position. Delaney also earned First Team All-District with this top 10 finish. Kassidy Reitan broke 90, which was her goal, by shooting a second round 89 and a 186 total.  McKinley Birdwell shot a personal best 99 on Tuesday and finished at 208.

Dripping Springs won the team title after shooting a solid 654. Boerne Champion was second at 693 followed by Alamo Heights at 708.  Only the top two teams qualify for regional in golf. First advancing medalist was Annaclaire Mako of Alamo Heights at 159.  The district champion medalist was Lindsey Koppel from Dripping Springs who shot a fine 148.  Second place was Boerne Champions' Grizzaffi at 158.

Fri
07
Apr

English not returning to Faith Academy

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Jerry English, the dean of area basketball coaches with 43 years experience, did not have his contract renewed by Faith Academy.

“We are restructuring our girls basketball program as far as the leadership,’’ Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton said Friday. “We’ve had success but it’s not all about wins and loses. It is time to make a change.’’

The job is open Denton said.

“This is a Faith Academy decision,’’ Denton said. “We need a lot of more girls in the program. It’s all about getting more kids in the program.’’

English had led the Faith Academy program for 13 years and consistent winning.

He has 19th trips to the state Final Four in 43 years of coaching at stops in Pflugerville . Sweeny, Dripping Springs and Faith Academy.

“It’s not something I want to talk about,’’ English said.  “I’m just going to let it go.’’

Wed
05
Apr

Lady Mustangs slide in for victory

Mark Goodson/The Highlander

Elicia Gonzales celebrates with coach Tim Richter after sliding in for a key run in the sixth inning Tuesday against Boerne Champion.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls had a big turnaround inning Tuesday night scoring five runs on five hits in the sixth inning to come away with a 11-7 victory over Boerne Champion.

The Lady Stangs trailed 7-4 going into the inning when Elicia Gonzales had a two-run single to set up a remarkable play.

With Gonzales on third and Taylor Dixon on  second with one out, Gonzales got caught in a rundown between third and home. Gonzales raced back and forth when she decided to go for home plate. She made an incredible slide between the Boerne Champion catchers legs to score the tying run.

"It was the only place to go,'' Gonzales said. "She had the plate blocked but her legs were out the this and I went between them.''

Dixon and Logan Hulon added two more runs for a 9-7 lead.

Sat
01
Apr

Soccer, softball teams lose Friday night

Marble Falls lost 2-0 to Richmond Foster in the area round Class 5A playoff soccer game at Giddings High School Friday night.

In softball, Marble Falls fell to Medina Valley, 6-2. Medina Valley’s first baseman ArieAnn Bell had a big two-run single in the fifth inning for the key hit of the game.

Bell was 1-for-3 and scored twice.

Marble Falls fell behind 5-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning.

Bailey Hamilton scored the Lady Mustangs first run after belting a triple and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Hailey Guerra. Taylor Dixon scored the final Marble Falls run in the seventh inning reaching on a single, stealing second and scoring on a grounder.

Logan Hulon gave up eight hits and struck out nine Medina Valley players.

Hulon walked four batters.

Marble Falls is 8-11-3 overall and 4-5 in district.

The team has lost four straight in district.

Sat
01
Apr

Marble Falls senior righthander throws gem

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls’ Ethan O’Riley needed just 65 pitches to notch a 1-0 victory over rival Dripping Springs Friday night. O’Riley allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none.

The Mustangs played error free ball and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh with Dalton Mayberry putting down a sacrifice bunt to score O’Riley.

O’Riley opened the seventh inning with a walk then advanced to second on passed ball. Mayberry came to the plate with no outs and placed a sacrifice bunt. An errant throw by Dripping Springs on the play allowed O’Riley to score.

Marble Falls scored the run with no outs.

Dripping Springs retired the next three batters.

In the bottom of the inning, O’Riley retired all three Tigers to notch the Mustangs second win in a row in District 26-5A play.

The Mustangs played their best defensive game of the year including diving catches and double play efforts.

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