Sports

Fri
19
Feb

Faith Academy will face Kennedale squad

Faith Academy will face Kennedale Fellowship (24-8) Tuesday night at Faith Academy in a second round TAPPS playoff basketball game.

Kennedale Fellowship defeated Dallas Luterhan 59-38 in the bi-district round Thursday night. The winner of the Faith Academy-Kennedale Fellowship game will advance to the TAPPS Class 3A regional finals.

Follow the Lady Flames in the Highlander.

Wed
17
Feb

Marble Falls golf team sets record

The Marble Falls girls’ golf team won the Llano Invitational golf tournament by shooting a school record of 327. Sonora was 2nd with a 349 and district rival Leander was third at 384.

Kelsie Tackitt tied the school record with a personal best 73 that included a 2 under par back nine score of 34. She won the first place medalist trophy with her score. Sam Offutt fired a personal best 83 to earn 3rd place. Delaney Kelley tied for 6th place and shot a personal best of 85. Blaire Hambrick shot 86 that tied for 8th place and Kassidy Reitan shot a personal best score of 90.

The team score broke the school record of 334 that was shot at Llano in 2014.

Wed
17
Feb

Marble Falls snaps 47-game streak

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls sent its three seniors out on top Tuesday night with a 51-36 victory over Georgetown East View at Max Copeland Gym.

The District 25-5A victory snapped a 47-game losing streak in district games spanning over four seasons for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs dominated with rebounding and defense in the rematch with the Patriots, who had beat the  Mustangs by 10 in their previous meeting.

Marble Falls outrebounded the Patriots, 39-12.

Eight Mustangs scored in the game led by sophomore Keegan Deering with a 10-point, seven-rebound game and junior Ethan O'Riley with 12 points.

The senior trio of O'Ryan Ficklin, Adam Angel and Andrew Vasquez combined for 15 points.

The Mustangs never trailed after taking the lead 9-8 with 2:29 left in the first quarter.

Wed
17
Feb

Faith Academy hosts game Friday

The Faith Academy boys' basketball team will meet The Woodlands Christian at 6 p.m. Friday at Faith Academy in the bi-district round of the TAPPS playoffs.

Faith Academy comes into the game with an 18-7 overall record and an 11-3 mark in district play.

The Woodlands Christian lost 61-45 to Katy Faith West in a seeding game on Tuesday.

The Woodlands Christian is 23-11 overall and finished 7-4 in TAPPS District 6-3A.

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Tue
16
Feb

Faith Academy Flames back in playoffs

Jarrett Haydon battles against Central Texas Christian.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy's boys are back in the playoffs.

The Flames earned the No. 2 seed from TAPPS District 4-3A with a 67-57 victory over Central Texas Christian on Friday. Teh Flames (18-7, 11-3) will play a Houston area team in the playoffs. They will play either The Woodlands or Katy Faith West on Feb. 19 or Feb. 20.

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Tue
16
Feb

Faith Academy earns bye in first round

Faith Academy senior Hannah Cozby scores against Central Texas Christian.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy's Paris Brinkley scored 22 points to lead the Lady Flames to a 72-45 victory over Central Texas Christian Friday to close out a perfect district season.

Brinkley also had 10 rebounds and five assists.

The Lady earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They will return to action Feb. 23 in the second round.

For complete coverage, please read Tuesday's HIghlander.

Wed
10
Feb

Marble Falls girls close at 12-21

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Senior Reann Hall scored 17 points to lead three double-figure scorers for the Lady Mustangs in their season finale at home Tuesday against the Cedar Park Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves beat Marble Falls, 76-52.

The Lady Mustangs finished the regular season with a 12-21 overall record and a 0-14 mark in district 25-5A play.

For complete coverage please read the Friday edition of the Highlander newspaper.

Wed
10
Feb

Faith Academy wins 30th game

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Faith Academy won its 30th game of the season on Tuesday night, posting a 51-23 win over Texas School for the Deaf at the Fire Pit.

Faith Academy has already wrapped up the TAPPS Class 4-3A district championship.

The Lady Flames close the seson with Central Texas Christian at Faith Academy.

For complete results please read Friday's Highlander newspaper..

Fri
05
Feb

Mustang boys pick up soccer win; MFHS girls drop

Mark Goodson/The Highlander -- Perla Osorio battles a Georgetown defender during Tuesday's soccer game at Mustang Stadium. Marble Falls' girls squad stayed close with Georgetown until falling back to a 3-0 deficit by the end of the game.

From staff reports

Marble Falls' Cristian Santibanez, Tino Dominguez and Alexis Acosta scored goals to help the Mustang boys' soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Georgetown on Tuesday at Georgetown.

Marble Falls is 10-2-1 on the season and 2-1 in District 25-5A play.

The girls' squad dropped to the Eagles late in the game, 3-0.

For complete coverage, please read The Highlander's sports section in the Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, edition either in print or as an e-edition subscriber.

Thu
04
Feb

Marble Falls' Becker first to sign with SMU

Mark Goodson/The Highlander -- Ryan Becker and Ethan Reed signed letters of intent on Wednesday's National Signing Day for football players. Becker plans to play for Southern Methodist University and Reed has signed to play for Abilene Christian University.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls senior Ryan Becker was the first to get in his papers on Wednesday on National Signing day for college football players. Becker said he was the first to contact his positon coach with the Mustangs on the big day for high school football players.

Becker and teammate Ethan Reed, a linebacker, both formalized their college plans at a signing party at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marble Falls fieldhouse.

It was a packed house of parents, fans, coaches and administrators at the Wednesday signing.

Reed signed with Abilene Christian University.

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