Sports

Tue
27
Sep

Cross country girls shine at Marble Falls

Ambrie Lizcano races to first place at Marble Falls meet.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Freshman Ambrie Lizcano continued her run toward breaking the Mustangs school record Saturday with a blazing time to win the Marble Falls Invitational.

Lizcano ran a season-best 19:34 edging out Emily Forster of Leander Rouse in the 5K race on the Marble Falls cross country course.

Lizcano said she fell half way through the race when the runners were clogged up during the loop portion of the race.

“I just got right back up,’’ Lizcano said. “The hard part is the finish running uphill in the gravel.

Lizcano is one of four freshmen on the Lady Mustangs team. Three of them ran on Saturday morning in near perfect conditions.

The Lady Mustangs varsity team scored 28 points and tied Rouse. The Mustangs won on a tiebreaker. The difference was sophomore Gisela Mata took 10th overall beating Rouse’s sixth runner by six spots.

Sat
24
Sep

Marble Falls can't overcome second quarter meltdown

Mustangs fall to 0-2 in district play going into bye week. Alamo Heights, Boerne Champion and Dripping Springs are all 2-0 at the break.

By Mark Goodson

 

Highlander Sports Editor

 

Medina Valley turned the tide in the second quarter with a blocked punt and a key interception to score 21 points in less than four minutes late in the quarter to take command of the District 26-5A football game between the Panthers and the Marble Falls Mustangs Friday in Castroville.

 

The Panthers (3-2, 1-1) made the plays when they needed them and Marble Falls had no answer after giving up an early 14-0 lead in the game.

 

Medina Valley went on to win, 35-21.

 

Marble Falls (2-3, 0-2) trailed by just a touchdown at halftime, but the Mustangs cane out cold. A penalty on the opening kickoff gave Medina Valley excellent field position to start the third quarter.

 

Thu
22
Sep

Tennis anyone?

Marble Falls competed with Dripping Springs on Tuesday. Please read Friday's Highlander for all the results and photos of the players.

 

Thu
22
Sep

Mustangs venture to Medina Valley

Marble Falls defender Latham Nakhleh intercepts a pass for the Mustangs. Marble Falls has six interceptions on the season, including three by linebacker Heath Dooley.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Chris Soza said it’s been a slow process for his team to learn its Slot-T offense.

“There has definitely been a learning curve, but they are working hard,’’ said Soza, who is in his first year at Medina Valley.

“It’s all I’ve ever run for 27 years of coaching,’’ he said.

It will be an intriguing matchup Friday when the Mustangs travel to Medina Valley for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in District 26-5A play.

Besides the Panthers’ old-style offense, the game represents a long road trip for the Mustangs.

Both teams go into the game with 2-2 records and are anxious for a win after taking losses in their district openers’ last week.

Pick up Friday's Highlander for complete preview coverage!

Tue
20
Sep

Mustangs head for Medina Valley

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Michael Wilcox huals in a pass during the Mustangs' District 26-5A opener with the Alamo Heights Mules.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls will have their longest road trip of the season this week when they travel to Castroville to meet the Medina Valley Panthers in a District 26-5A game.

Marble Falls is coming off a 41-16 loss to San Antonio Alamo Heights at Mustang Stadium.

After the district openers, Dripping Springs and Boerne Champion look to be the cream of the crop. Boerne Champion shut out Medina Valley, 42-0, in their opener. Dripping Springs handled Kerrville Tivy, 26-7; and Lockhart won a 48-28 scoring fest against Seguin.

Read all about the Mustangs matchup with Medina Valley in Friday's HIghlander newspaper.

 

 

Fri
16
Sep

Alamo Heights speeds up tempo wins, 41-16

Mustangs can't keep pace with Alamo Heights speed attack.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Alamo Heights running back Deryl Reynolds and receiver Nik Proctor both had big offensive nights to lead the Mules to a 41-16 victory over the Marble Falls Mustangs in the team’s District 26-5A opener at Mustang Stadium.

The Mules (4-0) used its speed offense to build a 14-3 first quarter lead and then in the second quarter got a key turnover from the defense to turn the game.

With the score 14-6, Marble Falls got the football after a short punt at the Alamo Heights’ 38. A 25-yard strike from quarterback Andrew Stripling to Michael Wilcox netted a quick first at the 13. On the next play Cooper Wilson tried a dive play up the middle, but the ball squirted loose and Alamo Heights recovered.

Fri
16
Sep

Mustangs take on Alamo Heights

Mark Goodson/The Highlander

Brock Linder will start Friday's game against Alamo Heights. The sophomore was brought up from the JV last week to help solidify the team's receiving crew. Marble Falls has been hard hit by injuries through the first three games of the season.   

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Alamo Heights comes to Marble Falls Friday night ranked No. 1 in the San Antonio Express’ Class 5A-under poll.

It’s for good reason the Mules are unbeaten in three non-district outings and averaging 34 points a game.

“They are a good, very good football team,’’ Marble Falls coach Matt Green said. “They can throw it or run it. They can do both and they are good at it. They like to throw it first.’’

The Mules start nine seniors on each side of the ball and all but one of the skill position players are seniors.

The District 26-5A opener between Marble Falls and Alamo Heights kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Stadium.

“This is my first time to ever go play at Marble Falls and Mustang Stadium,’’ Alamo Heights coach Mike Norment said. “It’s nice to be playing some teams that you don’t play very often. This is a solid district, there aren’t any give me games.’’

Fri
16
Sep

Cross country team at Cedar Park Saturday

Marble Falls will compete in the Cedar Park cross country meet Saturday. Next week, Sept. 24, the Mustangs will host their own meet.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls varsity cross country team earned first place at the Liberty Hill meet last week and will compete this Saturday at Cedar Park.

The girls won with 40 points ahead of Class 6A Cedar Ridge in 71 and Leander 99 points.

The top Lady Mustang was Ambrie Lizcano with a time of 19:35. She took fourth place.

Lanie Jordan of Anderson won in 19:24.

Other Lady Mustangs were Ashley Rios in seventh at 19:38, Daijah Torns at eighth in 19:41, Jaden Johnson in ninth at 19:48, Kim Boni in 12th at 20:01, Sydney Gibson in 13th at 20:06, Gisela Mata in 24th at 21:06, Allie Steward in 26th at 21:10, Olivia Conrad in 28th at 21:20 and Berkley Powell in 34th at 21”37.

In the JV division the girls won with 44 points beating out Class 6A Austin Anderson and Leander.

Fri
16
Sep

Mansfield golfer wins at Escondido

From staff reports

Lewis Stephenson from Mansfield rolled in a 15-foot birdie on the final hole Sunday afternoon to win the 2016 Texas Senior Amateur Championship by two shots over John Pierce from San Antonio. Stephenson was rock solid in the final round with a 2-under-par 69 and posted 4-under 209 for the 54-hole championship at the Escondido Golf & Lake Club. It was his first statewide TGA Championship.

“I literally cannot believe it,” an emotional Stephenson said moments after the victory. A late arrival to tournament golf, the 56-year-old dentist played baseball in college. He started playing competitive golf in his late 30s. “I’ve just worked so hard over time. I know all the guys I’m playing with every time I go out, and I respect and appreciate them. People ask me how you play tournament golf, and I say, ‘You go out and get your brains beat out for about 10 years.’ But I was too stubborn to quit. I can’t believe it all came together.”

 

Wed
14
Sep

Mustangs play Alamo Heights Friday

James Garrison rambles to the end zone after intercepting a pass in the fouarth quarter of the Mustangs' 44-21 win over Crockett at Austin's Burger Stadium. The Mustangs will take on the Alamo Heights Mules Friday in the District 25-5A opener at Mustang Stadium.

Marble Falls is 2-1 on the season Alamo Heights is 3-0, coming off a win over Victoria West.

Marble Falls football team (2-1) will take on the unbeaten San Antonio Alamo Heights Mules on Friday at Mustang Stadium. Read all about the matchups in Friday's Highlander.

 

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