Sports

Tue
05
Feb

Mustangs swimmers qualify for State

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls swim team had two swimmers qualify for the state swimming and diving meet to be held in Austin on Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16.

Sophomore Landry Stewart and freshman Taylor Ashbaugh will represent the Mustangs at the highest state level later this month after personal-best performances at the regional meet at Texas A&M University on Friday and Saturday.

Ashbaugh finished with personal best and school record times in the 100-yard fly and 100-yard breaststroke events; Stewart set personal best and school record times in the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle.

Tue
05
Feb

Mustangs battle to the end

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs forward Conner Chase (21) rips the ball away from a Grizzlies player on Friday. Despite the loss, head coach Matt Bailey said he was proud of the Mustangs' effort and fight.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls boys' basketball team couldn't remove the lid from the basket in a 57-49 loss to the Glenn Grizzlies at home on Friday.

The Mustangs went one-for-16 from three-point range in the game with their sole basket coming with 37 seconds remaining in the game.

“Our Achilles heel all year has been we don't hit enough shots,” Mustangs head coach Matt Bailey said. “We had some tough looks, and we had some good looks.”

The Marble Falls offense came out rolling and got some easy baskets at the rim after beating the press. The teams flashed different styles as the Mustangs worked the ball inside, and the Grizzlies attempted three-point shots on several consecutive possessions to open the game. Halfway through the first quarter, Glenn had only two makes, and the Mustangs led 12-6.

Fri
25
Jan

Marble Falls basketball falls to Rouse

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls basketball teams slipped further down the district rankings with losses against the Rouse Raiders on Tuesday night.

Lady Mustangs

The Lady Mustangs (8-17, 2-6 in district) slipped to fifth place in the district after their 53-45 loss on the road. Raiders offensive rebounds prevented Marble Falls from keeping the game within reach in the fourth quarter.

Head coach John Berkman said the rebounding woes were persistent through the game, but the fourth quarter is where the Mustangs really felt the effects.

“If we had been better rebounding the whole game, we could've limited their scoring opportunities and had a favorable margin going into the fourth,” he said. “If you don't take care of those things early, they tend to hang around and get you in the end.”

Fri
25
Jan

Mustangs' four goals overwhelm Patriots

Special to The Highlander/Patricia Rodriguez
Senior defender Bernabe Torres (3) squeezes a kick through a pair of East View defenders in Tuesday's home match. Torres scored the first of four Mustangs' goals on their way to a win.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls boys' soccer team was able to control possession to secure a 4-2 victory over the East View Patriots on a windy Tuesday night.

The Mustangs (9-0-4) continued their difficult non-district schedule against the number four ranked team in 5A just a week away from the beginning of district play. Head coach Rick Hoover said the challenging schedule was planned to prepare the players for a tough district.

“We tried to schedule our pre-district games as strong as we could make it,” Hoover said. “You don't know how the [players] will respond.”

The Mustangs seem to have responded well. Despite playing several 6A schools and high-ranking 5A schools, the Mustangs are one game away from completing an undefeated non-district schedule.

Fri
14
Dec

Marble Falls High School Mustang Football earns district, state honors

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Mustang Football players earning All-State Academic Honors are, from left, kneeling: Honorable Mention: Zach Fearn, Chance Haley, and Braidon Whiteside; standing: First Team: Brock Linder and Andrew Stripling; Second Team: Genaro Arregin and Dillon Mayberry.

 

 

 

 

Compiled by Richard Zowie
Sports Editor

Many Marble Falls High School Varsity Football athletes received both athletic and academic honors for their prowess on the football field and in the classroom.

 

District 13-5A, 2018 All-District

First Team

Thu
15
Nov

Mustang Stadium to get new track, turf

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

Now that the Marble Falls Independent School District bond has passed, school officials will be looking to replace the Mustang Stadium artificial grass surface and the track that surrounds it.

Thu
15
Nov

Amarillo by afternoon for six-man

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
The Faith Flames, seen here in a game earlier this season, will open the playoffs tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy.

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy Football's season will continue at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 as they travel on the road to play Amarillo San Jacinto Christian Academy in the first round of the six-man football playoffs.

Thu
21
Jun

Floyd earns powerlifting gold at Police Games

Burnet County Sheriff's Lt. Grayson Floyd, left, celebrates his accomplishments with his wife, Liv, after winning the gold in the powerlifting competitions of the 2018 Texas Police Games.

By Savanna Gregg

The Highlander

Thu
14
Jun

MFHS girls compete in FCA All-Star Softball in San Marcos

Contributed photo
Three Marble Falls senior softball players competed in the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Game in San Marcos. The Gold Team won, 9-7. (From left), Elicia Gonzales received the MVP award for the gold team with two doubles
and four RBIs. Also with her on the team were Summer Riley, Jaden DeLeon and Coach Tim Richter.

Marble Falls Mustangs Softball Program had three players participate in the very first Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Softball game held this past Monday night at San Marcos High School. 

Jaden Deleon, Elicia Gonzales and Summer Riley, all three Seniors, where chosen and selected by over 33 schools in the FCA's Central Zone Area.

The three seniors, along with 33 other softball players, took part in festivities that included a youth softball camp, a banquet dinner highlighted by special guest speaker, former Philadelphia Eagles player Rich Garza, fellowship with current SEC Tennessee Lady Volunteer player from Thrall, Texas, Chelsea Seggern, and several current and former Texas State softball players.

“I was lucky enough to be the Head Coach of the Gold Team which included the three Mustang Players,” Coach Tim Richter said. “All three played extremely well and I am very proud of all of them.”

Thu
14
Jun

Powers named MFHS’ new head track coach

With the departure of Anthony Torns, Rich Powers will take over at Marble Falls High School as the head track coach.

MFHS Athletic Director Rick Hoover named Rich Powers to the position after Power had served as assistant track and assistant basketball coach for the 2017-2018 school year. “Coach Powers will bring 16 years of track experience to MFHS and has had extensive success with all his track programs,” Hoover said.

“It’s about the kids. I will continue to work and progress on the foundation Coach Torns has built,” said Powers.

The new track coach has local roots, as he’s married to to MFHS Head Volleyball Coach Tanya Powers. They have four children. Payton, Owen and Zayden all attend MFISD schools while their oldest son, Richie, is serving in the U.S. Army.

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