Sports

Mon
24
Oct

Faith Academy earns first district win

Cab Booth has big day for Faith Academy Flames football team.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy rolled to a 49-30 win over Texas School for the Deaf Friday night at Pony Stadium.
The Flames totaled 452 yards of offense led by running back Kameron Ellenberger’s 142 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Cab Booth had six catches for 123 yards and scored on a pair of touchdowns.

Jarad Gastineau caught a touchdown reception from Braden McBryde.

Garrett Henderson threw two touchdowns.

“The defense has played strong for the last few weeks,’’ Faith Academy defensive coordinator Jim Richardson said.

The Flames’ defense recorded three interceptions. Preston Richardson had a pair of inteceptions and Gastineau had one.

Leading tacklers were Richardson, Dawson Jordan, Ellenberger and Isaac Oliver.

The Flames are at Brazos Christian this week.

 

Sat
22
Oct

Seguin speed too much for Mustangs

Marble Falls was held to 80 yards on 30 carries Friday night.

By Mark Goodson

Marble Falls and Seguin came into their game Friday night with just three wins between them.

They had a lot of fireworks for two teams that are now both 2-5 on the season.

Seguin finished with 565 yards and Marble Falls 491 yards in the shootout at Matador Stadium.

The Matadors blew it open in the second half and finished off a 66-21 victory in District 26-5A play.

The senior duo of quarterback Mark Garcia and 6-foot-4 receiver Jay Sayles put on a showcase in the passing game.

Garcia was 18 of 21 passing for 271 yards and four touchdowns. Sayles caught nine passes for 186 yards and scored on four touchdown passes.

Junior running back Brandon Palomares threw a 60-yard halfback pass to Sayles for another score in the explosive second quarter.

In all, Seguin threw six touchdown passes in the game while the Marble Falls Mustangs had a pair of passing throws from Andrew Stripling to Brock Linder.

Fri
21
Oct

Marble Falls girls win District 26-5A in cross country

Senior Kim Boni leads Marble Falls to district title in cross country.

 The Marble Falls varsity girls won the District 26-5A title and the varsity boys finished eighth Thursday at Seguin's Starke Park.

The girls will compete at the Region 5A-IV championships Oct. 29 at Corpus Christi.

Following are the Marble Falls top finishers:

6 Kim Boni 21:01.24

8 Ambrie Lizcano 21:07.24

9 Daijah Torns 21:10.24

17 Sydney Gibson 21:55.90

18 Jaden Johnson 22:10.73

32 Berkley Powell 23:07.99

37 Allie Steward 23:26.49

Varsity boys

12 Cristian Ramirez 18:03.45

20 Devonte Torns 18:28.24

41 Ty Gibson 19:32.48

Thu
20
Oct

Mustangs travel to Seguin Friday

Mustangs take to the road Friday for game with Seguin.

Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

At this point in the season, it’s like riding in a leaky life raft.

“You plug up one hole and another one pops open,’’ Marble Falls coach Matt Green said. “We’re pretty banged up right now.’’

The Mustangs (2-5, 0-4) travel to Seguin Friday night to face the Seguin Matadors (1-6, 0-4) in a battle to climb out of the District 26-5A cellar.

“We’re trying the kids are trying,’’ Green said. “It’s just really tough right now. We are going to compete.’’

Seguin has been able to score points. The Matadors are the fourth-best scoring team in the district. The Matadors have averaged 32 points per game on the season and 29.5 per outing in district.

Please read about the Mustangs and Seguin in Friday's Highlander.

Wed
19
Oct

Marble Falls begins basketball drills

Molly Myrick returns for Lady Mustangs basketball team.

Marble Falls girls’ basketball players showed a lot of eagerness Wednesday for the first day of University Interscholastic League workouts.

Thirty girls opened the morning workouts at 6:15. The group included freshmen through seniors.

“All the kids did a great job of showing enthusiasm,’’ first-year Marble Falls coach John Berkman said. “They were ready to go and work hard.’’

Berkman said he plans to carry “12 to 13 players’’ on the varsity.

“Everybody that we have is going to play and contribute,’’ Berkman said. “If they are on the varsity they are going to play.’’

The Lady Mustangs will hold workouts through Tuesday and then will shift to some after school workouts. This Saturday they will be working out from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Berkman said the team will add some more players when cross country and volleyball concludes.

Tue
18
Oct

Marble Falls cross country competes Thursday at Seguin

Senior Kim Boni still holds the Marble Falls school record with a 19:28 time in the 5K.

This week, she’ll be competing in the District 26-5A meet in Seguin and will be shooting for one of the top finishes.

In fact, the Lady Mustangs have three athletes that should challenge for the Top 10 ast Thursday’s meet.

Freshman Ambrie Lizcano’s best time is 19:35, which is second fastest on the team this season. Freshman Daijah Torns ran 19:34 at the McNeil Invitational.

“I am hoping all three girls will place in the top 10 at district and all our girls in the top 20,’’ Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns said. “On the boys side Cristian Ramirez has the best shop at getting to regionals. He has run 16:45 this year.’’

Torns expects Dripping Springs to carry the favorite’s role on both sides as a team.

Marble Falls and Dripping Springs are ranked No. 8 and No. 9, respectively in the state Class 5A rankings.

Sat
15
Oct

Maddie Maples wins Homecoming Queen

Maddie Maples won homecoming queen and Kameron Wright took homecoming king Friday at Marble Falls High School's homecoming. Check out coverage in Tuesday's Highlander.

Sat
15
Oct

Faith Academy qualifies team for state in Waco

Danyelle Morris ran a 16:09 for sixth best on Faith Academy's team Saturday. The Faith Academy team took secod overall. Senior Sophie McCannon won the 3200 meter race in 13:10.

 

Faith Academy took second place in the TAPPS Class 4A-District 3 cross country meet Saturday at Faith Academy.

Senior Sophie McCannon led the way with a first overall in the 3200 meter girls’ race. McCannon ran a 13:10.

Schertz John Paul II won the meet with 35 points. Faith Academy came in second with 58 points.

The Lady Flames top finishers were:

1. Sophie McCannon, 13:10

11. Kristina Lane, 14:46

13. Joy Plunk, 14:47.5

15. Juliette McCannon, 15:03

18. Isabelle Martin, 15.44

19. Danyelle Martin, 16:09

In the boys’ 5K race, Faith Academy had two runners. Caleb Kwan was 20th and Jared Rutherford was 26th. Please read all about it in Tuesday's Highlander.

Fri
14
Oct

Kerrville Tivy field goal spoils Marble Falls homecoming

Dalton Mayberry had a big night with two touchdowns, but the Mustangs lost, 17-14.

By Mark Goodson

Kerrville Tivy’s JasOn Zirkel kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:59 left to give the Antlers a 17-14 come-form-behind victory over Marble Falls Friday at Mustang Stadium.

Tivy scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, getting the tying touchdown from running back Hayden Schreckenbach on a six-yard run with 7:34 left.

Tivy (2-5, 2-2) went just 16 yards for the tying score after Marble Falls had a bad snap in punt formation. Punter Brock Linder managed to gain five yards on the play, but Tivy took over the 16.

First quarterback Karson Valverde hi Ryan Stanton for a quick 10 yards then Schreckenbach ran in from six yards. Zirkel was true with the extra point.

With the game tied 14-14, Marble Falls got the ball back with plenty of time on its 23.

Marble Falls picked up a pair of quick first downs on a pass from Andrew Stripling to Cade Cool and a solid run by Cooper Wilson.

Fri
14
Oct

Marble Falls warms up for homecoming

Marble Falls football team celebrates homecoming at bonfire Thursday night.

On Thursday, Marble Falls athletic teams celebrated homecoming with a parade and bonfire.

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