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Tue
28
Mar

Marble Falls girls take fifth at relays

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Morgan Hagood competes in the triple jump. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls had a strong showing at the Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary Mustang Relays Saturday at Mustang Stadium.

The varsity girls finished fifth overall in a strong field including Rouse, Cedar Park Austin Westlake and Round Rock Westwood.

“Overall I was pleased with all the performances for the girls track team,’’ Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns said.

Highlights for the girls included:

On Jesse Stephenson, “she has about a foot more I think she can clear but I was very pleased with the way she competed and pulling out the win.’’

On Kim Boni, “she had a big time PR in the mile she actually dropped 11 seconds off her best time.  She’s now number two in school history in that race. Kim give it her all in practice and it shows in meets, she is self motivated and inspired and that why she has improved so much this season.’’

Sat
25
Mar

Marble Falls loses to Dripping Springs, Seguin

Marble Falls softball and baseball teams both lost Friday.

The girls lost, 5-0, to Dripping Springs on the road. Marble Falls had just one hit and the Tigers took advatage of five hits to remain unbeaten in District 26-5A action.

Marble Falls is 4-3 in district and lost two straight this week,

Marble Falls boys gave up seven runs in the bottom of the fifth and lost, 7-5, to Seguin on the road Friday night.

Marble Falls is 2-10 on the season and winless in district at 0-5. The boys are at home against  Lockhart Tuesday and on the road Friday at Dripping Springs.

Sat
25
Mar

Marble Falls defeats Lanier, 1-0

The Marble Falls Mustangs defeated Austin Lanier 1-0 in their bi-district soccer match Friday at Nelson Field.

The boys will advance to playthe winner of Richmond Foster versus San Antonio Jefferson game.

Marble Falls is 19-1-6 on the season.

Fri
24
Mar

Soccer team takes on Lanier

Marble Falls boys’ soccer team hopes to get the most out of some injured players for its  Class 5A playoff clash Friday night against Austin Lanier in a 8 p.m. start at Nelson Field.

The Mustangs had three key players limited in their final regular season game against Dripping Springs before Spring Break.  Fortino Tinajera is doubtful for the game tomorrow night and Gavino Tinajera and Cristian Santibanez will play but they are only about 50 percent healthy, Marble Falls coach Rick Hoover said.

Austin Lanier 10-5-5 record, finished tied for second place in district.

“They are a very good team and solid in every position, they really have no weaknesses. I consider this an incredibly tough first round playoff game, it is going to be a dog fight for both teams,” Hoover said.

The winner plays the winner of Richmond Foster versus San Antonio Jefferson.

Tue
21
Mar

Juniors McMillian, Adams earn basketball honors

Mya McMillian earns All-State honors

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Mya McMillian, the leader scorer and rebounder for the Marble Falls Lady Mustangs, has earned All-State honors in two coaches polls.

Aubree Adams, another key contributor on the Lady Mustangs historic 26-11 regional semifinalist, made All-Region in one of the polls.

“They worked real hard all year and they earned it,’’ Marble Falls coach John Berkman said.

The Lady Mustangs went four rounds deep beating LBJ, San Antonio Sam Houston and Port Lavaca Calhoun before losing to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff.

McMillian finished averaging 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals.

Adams averages were 7.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals.

“The season was more than I expected,’’ Adams said. “It was crazy. I’m looking forward  to next year and I’m already practicing with my AAU team working hard to get better.’’

Mon
20
Mar

Softball enters big week in second place

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Jesse Stephenson drove in the winning run against Seguin.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls faces a big week in softball this week.

The Lady Mustangs close out the first round of District 26-5A play with games against Lockhart and Dripping Springs.

Marble Falls (8-7-3, 4-1) picked up a big win Thursday with a 1-0 decision over Seguin on the road. The Lady Stangs go into the week in second place in the district a game behind Dripping Springs.

The Lady Mustangs will travel to Dripping Springs (5-0) Friday.

“It was a great win for our program on Thursday against Seguin,’’ coach Tim Richter said. “We talked about playing small ball and just to put the ball in play. We felt if we could put some pressure on their right side of the infield, we had a chance.’’

Jesse Stephenson was 3-for-4 batting and drove in the winning run in the top of the fith inning. She drove in Jaden DeLeon.

The Lady Mustangs had seven hits in the game and played error free ball on defense.

Fri
17
Mar

Lady Stangs defeat Seguin

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Jesse Stephenson went 3-for-4 and drove in the winning run to lead the Lady Mustangs to a 1-0 victory over Seguin.

The Lady Mustangs are 4-1 in District 26-5A action and 8-7-3 overall.

Logan Hulon allowed just four hits and struck out nine to pick up the pitching victory.

Hulon improved to 8-7 overall and upped her strikeout totals to 199 in 92.2 innings.

Marble Falls will play Lockhart at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home.

Tue
14
Mar

Girls finish fourth at Tivy

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Marble Falls finishes fourth at Tivy Antler Relays.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls took fourth at the Kerrville Tivy Antler Relays with 96 points. Smithson Valley won the meet with 189 points to outdistance second place Kerrville Tivy. Smithson Valley ran away with the boys’ title with 242 points.

Marble Falls girls won the JV division with 183 points while the boys were sixth with 29 points.

Kim Boni took second in the 3200 meters a 11:41 time.

The girls 4x100 relay ran a 53.38 with Sarah Cauble, Naomi Pegues, Trinity Ware and Taylor Dixon running.

In the 800 meters, Deijah Torns ran a 2:2802 for third while Boni was fifth 2:27.65 and Sydney Gibson with sixth at 2:32.95

In the 100 meter hurdles Sarah Cauble was fifth at 17.43.

James Garrison  took sixth in the boys hurdles at 17.87.

Dixon was sixth in the 100 meter dash at 13.82.

Jonathan Abney was 10th in the 100 meter dash at 11.95.

Tue
14
Mar

Soccer earns third playoff berth in 25 years

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Anthony Machuca controls ball against Dripping Springs. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls boys soccer team will advance to the Class 5A playoffs as the No. 2 seed after battling rival Dripping Springs to a 1-1 tie Friday at Mustang Stadium.

Marble Falls lost only one game all season and will carry a 18-1-6 season record into the playoffs against Austin Lanier.

The bi-district match is scheduled for March 24 at Nelson Field. The time is tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. at the field on Reagan High School’s campus.

“We had so many opportunities,’’ Marble Falls coach Rick Hoover said. “We had at least four opportunities that we normally score on. Ninety nine percent of the time we score on those type shots. Two of them were almost put back.’’

The only score of the game for Marble Falls came on shot by junior Cristian Ramirez off an assist from Gilder Vasquez.

He scored at the 27:28 mark of the second half to tie the game.

Fri
10
Mar

Marble Falls goes for district championship

Marble Falls closes with Dripping Springs tonight.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls boys’ soccer team can claim the school’s first district championship in boys soccer with a victory over Dripping Springs and a Alamo Heights loss to Medina Valley Friday night.

Marble Falls, 18-1-5 for the season, carries an 8-1-4 record in District 26-5A action into the regular season finale. Alamo Heights has an identical district record and holds the head to head tiebreaker if they both end up tied.

The Mustangs clinched a playoff spot and no worse than the third seed when they beat Lockhart, 2-1, on Tuesday.

The Mustangs did it in dramatic fashion with Anthony Machuca playing the ball perfectly to Bernabe Torres for the winner with 11 seconds left.

The Mustangs berth in the playoffs is only the third one in the 25-year history of the program.

Head coach Rick Hoover has lead to team to the playoffs twice in his tenure.

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