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Tue
03
May

Hall signs with Tarleton State

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Reann Hall is joined by her mother Rachel and brother Michael at Monday's signing. Hall signed to play basketball for Tarleton State University.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Reann Hall, a four-year varsity player for the Lady Mustangs basketball program, signed with Tarleton State University on Monday. There was a big turnout at the Max Copeland Gym. For more, please pick up Friday's Highlander.

Wed
20
Apr

Marble Falls holds area meet Thursday

By Mark Goodson/The Highlander
TJ Stephenson will try to better his personal best of 12 feet and six inches in the pole vault at Thursday's area round track meet at Marble Falls High School.

By Mark Goodson Highlander Sports Editor Marble Falls had eight girls competing in 10 events at Thursday’s area round track and field championships at Mustang Stadium. Three Mustang boys will be competing in five events. Senior Natalie Schulz, junior Lauren Loader and senior Reann Hall led the girls’ team to a third-place team finish at the District 25-5A meet and were expected to lead the Lady Mustangs in the area round. On Thursday, they were trying to advance to the Region IV-5A meet in San Antonio. Schulz is the veteran of the team and will go in favored in the long jump, triple jump, 100 meter hurdles. She also runs on both the qualifying relays – the 4x100 and the 4x200 for the Lady Mustangs. Schulz is trying to advance to state for the third straight year. Schulz won the long jump at 18-0 ½ and the triple jump at 35-10 ½ last week at the district meet at Vandegrift High School. Area qualifiers from Marble Falls: 4x100 relay – 3.

Tue
19
Apr

Manzano returns for Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash

By Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Leo Manzano and retired Marble Falls High School coach Kyle Futrell were at the opening of the Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail last May. Manzano won nine state medals in his track and cross country career at Marble Falls High School.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Leo Manzano will be back in Granite Shoals on Saturday for a fun run and walk at the Manzano Hike, Bike and Run Trail as part of the 50th year celebration of Granite Shoals.

The fun run and walk starts at 9 a.m. and is open to both adults and children. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Manzano, the 1500-meter silver medalist in the 2012 London Olympics, is currently training for the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eguene, Oregon. Manzano said he always welcomes return trips to celebrate his roots in Granite Shoals.

"It's always exciting to have the support I get from my fans,'' Manzano said.

The Olympic Trials for the 1500 meters are July 7, 9, 11 at the University of Oregon.

Manzano won the silver medal in London with a time of 3:34.79.

The 2016 Olympics are Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiero, Brazil.

 

Sat
16
Apr

Lady Mustangs lose, 12-2

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls gave up five runs in the first inning and were never able to mount anyc momentum in a 12-2 loss to Cedar Park Friday night in District 25-5A softball at Cedar Park HIgh School.

The loss keeps Marble Falls in sixth place, but they fall two games back with two to play in the race for one of the four playoff spots.

Logan Hulon started the game and went four innings before leaving because she was ill.

Marble Falls is back on the road on Tuesday at Vandegrift. The home season finale is Friday against Georgetown East View.

Fiollow the Lady Mustangs in The Highlander.

Wed
13
Apr

Lady Mustangs in the thick of battle

Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Summer Riley earned a 3-2 win over Leander Tuesday night. Riley scattered seven hits and gave up two runs over six innings. Logan Hulon got the save, retiring three straight batters in the seventh inning.

By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
The District 25-5A softball race is on.
With three games left in the season, Marble Falls stands in sixth place, a game back of being tied for third place.
Four teams get in.
It looks like it is going to take eight district wins to get in the playoffs.
Marble Falls can reach eight wins by beating Cedar Park and Vandegrift on the road the then closing with a home victory over Georgetown East View.
That’s possible. The Lady Mustangs beat Vandegrift and East View in the first round. They were upset by Cedar Park in the first round, 6-0, opening the door for Cedar Park to gain some momentum.
The Lady Mustangs showed some resiliency Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over Leander to give Marble Falls a 5-6 district mark and snap a three-game losing streak.
No. 8 state-ranked Dripping Springs lost for the first time in district on Tuesday, dropping a 5-2 contest against Vista Ridge.

Mon
11
Apr

Metcalf signs with McMurry

Jacob Metcalf was all smiles Thursday at his signing with McMurry.

Jacob Metcalf signed with McMurry University last week to play college football at the Abilene university.

Metcalf was a two-year starter for Marble Falls High School and played several positions, including reciever, kick returner and defensive back.

Metcalf is also a member of the Mustangs track team that will be competing in the District 25-5A meet this week at Vandegrift High School.

Metcalf will also play in this summer's FCA All-Star game in Georgetown. Teh game is Friday June 10 at the GISD Athletic Complex.

Wed
06
Apr

Middle school holds district meet

Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Marble Falls eighth graders Kevin DeSpain and Ethan Murphy close fast in the 100 meters Tuesday at the middle school district meet. The running finals are Wednesday at the Leo Manzano Track at Mustang Stadium.

Marble Falls Middle School students wind up their district track and field championships today at Mustang Stadium.

Dripping Springs, Marble Falls and feeder schools for Lake Travis and Westlake compete in the meet.

Sat
02
Apr

Mustangs fall, 6-0, to Georgetown

Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Kenny Ulbricht took the loss Friday against Georgetown despite allowing just six hits, striking out three and walking two. The Mustangs offense had three hits.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls managed just three hits and fielding errors plaqued the Mustangs again in a 6-0 loss to Georgetown Friday night at Georgetown.

The Mustangs got a quality start from pitcher Kenny Ulbricht, who allowed six hits, struck out three and walked two.

But the Mustangs' offense produced just three singles. The Mustangs hits were by T.J. Stephenson in the first innking, a single by Cooper Wilson in the second and a two-out bunt hit from Chase Salinas in the third.

Marble Falls drops to 0-6 in district play while Georgetown moved to 6-0 in district.

The Lady Mustangs Friday's game with Vista Ridge was pushed to Saturday because of wet field conditions and will start at 4 p.m. at Marble Falls High School.

For complete coverage please read Tuesday's Highlander.

Tue
22
Mar

Lady Mustang golfers battle winds

Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Delaney Kelley, a junior, reacts after a near miss on a putt. The Lady Mustangs were trying to advance to the regional tournament, but found themselves in a deep hole heading into Tuesday's final round of the 36-hole event. Vandegrift's top two teams were expected to advance.

By Mark Goodson

HIghlander Sports Editor

The Marble Falls girls' golf team dug itself a big hole on Monday at the District 25-5A golf champinship.

Senior Kelsie Tackitt had the low round for the Lady Mustangs, but the team was back in the middle of the pack heading into Tuesday's second round at the Lakecliff Golf Club in Spicewood.

 

Tue
15
Mar

Marble Falls softball, baseball busy for Break

Mark Goodson/The Highlander
Corey Oppenheim takes signals behind the plate. Oppenheim had the only hit off Dripping Springs in Monday's 10-0 loss at Dripping Springs.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls' softball and baseball teams will play five games over the Spring Break.

The Lady Stangs and Mustangs will both be at home tonight (Tuesday) for District 25-5A games with Georgetown and Vista Ridge, respectively. The girls play at 7 p.m. and the boys at 5 p.m.

For the boys, the Vista Ridge game will be the District 25-5A opener. They go to Vista Ridge on Thursday for a 5 p.m. start.

The girls were shutout, 10-0, in five innings against Dripping Springs on Monday to even their district record to 1-1. Georgetown and Leander are on tap this week.

 

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