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Fri
25
May

Reed re-opens Ram Rock with ceremonial first drive

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Fresh off his first-ever win at the Masters Tournament, where he earned his first green jacket, Houston resident Patrick Reed on May 22 helps reopen Ram Rock by hitting the ceremonial first drive at the course.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

 

HORSESHOE BAY — San Antonio native Patrick Reed is relatively easy to spot: when he donned the iconic green jacket in April after winning the 2018 Master’s Golf Tournament, he did so while wearing black pants, and a pink shirt and black cap that both had the Nike logo on them.

He wore the same outfit May 22, when he helped celebrate the official reopening of Ram Rock by hitting the ceremonial first drive.

Ram Rock, one of the Resort's three Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf courses, has been restored to its original glory as intended by the designer through his own son’s legacy company, the Robert Trent Jones, II team.

Fri
18
May

Ram Rock Golf Course to reopen May 22; Masters winner Patrick Reed to appear

Horseshoe Bay Resort is bringing in 2018 Masters Champion and San Antonio native Patrick Reed for the ceremonial first drive to reopen the Ram Rock Golf Course on Tuesday, May 22.

Ram Rock is one of the bay’s three golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, and officials say it’s been restored to its original glory through Robert Trent Jones II’s team.

After introductions on May 22, Reed will do the ceremonial first drive at 10 a.m. He will then be available for questions.

At 10:30 a.m., Ram Rock will open for play.

In April, Reed won his first-ever Master’s by one stroke over fellow American Rickie Fowler. Reed finished the event 15 strokes under par.

Ram Rock is at 1306 Hi Stirrup in Horseshoe Bay.

TheDallas Morning Newsranked it as among the top 100 golf courses across Texas in 2017. Golf Digestranked it 26th among the best in the state in 20150-2016.

Fri
18
May

MFHS Softball Awards

File photo/The Highlander

For Marble Falls Varsity Softball, Elicia Gonzales made the District 26-5A All-District First Team. Summer Riley and Jesse Stephenson made All-District Second Team while Trista Coffey was named as Honorable Mention. Lady Mustangs who made District 26-5A Academic All-District included Jesse Stephenson (98.70), TJ Blum (93.44), Brooklyn Chavez (92.94), Jaden Deleon (91.73) and Annie Johnson (91.43)

Tue
15
May

DeLeon signs with Spoon River College

Richard Zowie/The Highlander
Marble Falls High School softball player Jaden DeLeon signed a letter of intent to play at Spoon River College in Illinois. Joining her as she signed May 9 were, from left, MFHS Softball Coach Timothy Richter, her mother, Stassja Floyd, her stepfather, Jason Alvarez, her brother, Maddox DeLeon, her grandmother, Elaine Floyd, her stepsister, Lexie Edwards, and her grandmother, Yvonne Edwards.

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

 

Goodbye, purple, gold, and Mustangs. Hello, navy blue, green, and Snappers.

Marble Falls High School senior softball player Jaden DeLeon’s next step will take her to Spoon River College in Canton, Illinois.

Canton is almost 200 miles southwest of Chicago.

Shy in public, DeLeon said little as she signed her letter of intent with her family and softball coach, Timothy Richter present.

“I’ll have to learn how to drive in the snow,” she said, which made many in the room laugh.

Richter believes DeLeon will be in good hands. Her head coach at SRC will be John Bassett, who previously coached at Division I’s Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

“SRC has a Division I facility,” Richter said. “Jaden will have the luxury of playing at a nice place. It’s a very competitive team. That school has talent. They have a great coach she can learn from.”

Tue
15
May

She came, she ran, she medaled

Contributed photo
The future looks bright for freshman Marble Falls track
athlete Bailey Goggans, who won gold and bronze medals
in the 800 meters and 400 meters at the 5A State Finals May
11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in
Austin.

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

Going into a big race, some athletes prefer to stay within themselves and relax rather than fret over how they’ll do.

Marble Falls High School freshman track athlete Bailey Goggans, despite a season of breaking several records and being recognized nationwide as a top athlete, still preferred that approach as she prepared to run in the 400 meter run and 800 meters May 11.

“My expectations for the meet were to just to have fun and do my best,” said Goggans, who competed in the University Interscholastic League Class 5A Track Finals at the University of Texas at Austin’s Michael A. Myers Stadium.

In her first year of competing in the high school level, Goggans finished with two medals. She took first place in the 800 meters, and then later took third in the 400 meters.

“It’s unbelievable!” the freshman said. “I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity.”

Fri
11
May

'Fields of Faith' to break ground

This is an artist's rendering of the new proposed multi-purpose stadium at Faith Academy.

Faith Academy announced its partnership with Hellas Construction, Inc. to construct phase one of its athletic complex, called “Fields of Faith.” 

Officials will break ground on the Faith Academy campus at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 to celebrate the launch of construction on the football field and track. The public is invited to this special event.

“We are thrilled to kick off this phase of our athletic complex,” said Dr. Stuart Nunnally, Faith Academy Trustee and Board Chairman. “It has been a wonderful experience getting to this point, and we anticipate being ready for the 2018 football season and having a brand new track and field for all of our students to run and play on this fall.”

Field construction

Hellas Construction will be installing its Matrix Turf with Helix Technology, the same turf the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins use.

Wed
09
May

Lady Mustangs named All-District

File photo /The Highlander Jessica De La Hoya (8) picked up two soccer awards, and seven of her teammates were also honored.

Eight members of the Marble Falls Girls Soccer Team earned awards for their performances this past soccer season.

The Lady Mustangs finished with an overall 8-12-3 and tied for fifth place, narrowly missing the playoffs.

Forward Jessica De La Hoya was Offensive Player of the Year, and she also made First Team All District.

Megan Matcek, a midfielder, also made First Team All District.

Defender Alyssa Collazo and midfielder Meghan Corely made Second Team All District.

Four Lady Mustangs made Honorable Mention: midfielder Leslie Salgado and defenders Maribel Enriquiez, Hailey Pounds, Karina Garay.

“I’m very proud of these kids, and they’ve made major improvements throughout the year,” said Lady Mustangs Coach Cory Maxwell.

Wed
09
May

Kwan wins silver at state

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Faith Academy freshman Tyler Kwan gets his silver medal for the high jump Friday night at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state track meet. Kwan also finished fourth in the long jump and eighth in triple jump.

 

 

 

 

 

The future looks bright for Faith Academy freshman Tyler Kwan after last week's the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state track meet.

Kwan advanced to a “jump off” for the state title in the high jump Friday, May 4. While he didn't win the jump off, his best leap of 5 feet, 10 inches was good enough to win the silver medal and take his place on the winner's podium as the only Faith athlete to medal.

Mon
02
Apr

MFHS Soccer takes Lanier in overtime

Richard Zowie/The Highlander

The Marble Falls Boys Soccer Team is exhuberant and all smiles late on March 29 after defeating Austin Lanier in bi-district play. After two overtimes and 1-1 tie coming the Stangs came frombehind to tie Austin Lanier at a goal apiece, kept them tied for two overtime periods and then won the match, 4-3, on penalty kicks in overtime. Next for the Mustangs will be Victoria East Tuesday, April 3.

By Richard Zowie

Highlander Sports Editor

In their March 29 bi-district soccer playoff game, both Marble Falls and Austin Lanier each received at least one yellow card (a warning, as opposed to a red card, which means ejection).

“I wasn’t surprised at all,” said Mustangs Soccer Coach Rick Hoover. “That is what you expect in the playoffs. Both teams were fighting for their season to not end.”

After the Vikings scored in the first half to take a 1-0 lead, the Mustangs scored about halfway through the second half to tie the game at 1.

It stayed that way through several near-misses by both teams in two, 10-minute overtime periods, before Marble Falls ultimately won in a penalty shootout, 4-3.

Wed
07
Feb

Staubach: Teamwork, sacrifice lead to greatness

Frank Shubert/The Highlander

Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach adresses the Hill Country 100 Club during their annual awards banquet on Jan. 16 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes Galloway-Hammond Center in Burnet.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Teamwork, hard work and sacrifice in the face of adversity are qualities which great athletes and great first responders both share, Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach noted as keynote speaker for the 15th annual Hill Country 100 Club Awards Banquet Thursday.

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