Sports

Fri
24
Mar

Soccer team takes on Lanier

Marble Falls boys’ soccer team hopes to get the most out of some injured players for its  Class 5A playoff clash Friday night against Austin Lanier in a 8 p.m. start at Nelson Field.

The Mustangs had three key players limited in their final regular season game against Dripping Springs before Spring Break.  Fortino Tinajera is doubtful for the game tomorrow night and Gavino Tinajera and Cristian Santibanez will play but they are only about 50 percent healthy, Marble Falls coach Rick Hoover said.

Austin Lanier 10-5-5 record, finished tied for second place in district.

“They are a very good team and solid in every position, they really have no weaknesses. I consider this an incredibly tough first round playoff game, it is going to be a dog fight for both teams,” Hoover said.

The winner plays the winner of Richmond Foster versus San Antonio Jefferson.

Tue
21
Mar

Juniors McMillian, Adams earn basketball honors

Mya McMillian earns All-State honors

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Mya McMillian, the leader scorer and rebounder for the Marble Falls Lady Mustangs, has earned All-State honors in two coaches polls.

Aubree Adams, another key contributor on the Lady Mustangs historic 26-11 regional semifinalist, made All-Region in one of the polls.

“They worked real hard all year and they earned it,’’ Marble Falls coach John Berkman said.

The Lady Mustangs went four rounds deep beating LBJ, San Antonio Sam Houston and Port Lavaca Calhoun before losing to Corpus Christi Flour Bluff.

McMillian finished averaging 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals.

Adams averages were 7.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals.

“The season was more than I expected,’’ Adams said. “It was crazy. I’m looking forward  to next year and I’m already practicing with my AAU team working hard to get better.’’

Mon
20
Mar

Softball enters big week in second place

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Jesse Stephenson drove in the winning run against Seguin.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls faces a big week in softball this week.

The Lady Mustangs close out the first round of District 26-5A play with games against Lockhart and Dripping Springs.

Marble Falls (8-7-3, 4-1) picked up a big win Thursday with a 1-0 decision over Seguin on the road. The Lady Stangs go into the week in second place in the district a game behind Dripping Springs.

The Lady Mustangs will travel to Dripping Springs (5-0) Friday.

“It was a great win for our program on Thursday against Seguin,’’ coach Tim Richter said. “We talked about playing small ball and just to put the ball in play. We felt if we could put some pressure on their right side of the infield, we had a chance.’’

Jesse Stephenson was 3-for-4 batting and drove in the winning run in the top of the fith inning. She drove in Jaden DeLeon.

The Lady Mustangs had seven hits in the game and played error free ball on defense.

Fri
17
Mar

Lady Stangs defeat Seguin

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Jesse Stephenson went 3-for-4 and drove in the winning run to lead the Lady Mustangs to a 1-0 victory over Seguin.

The Lady Mustangs are 4-1 in District 26-5A action and 8-7-3 overall.

Logan Hulon allowed just four hits and struck out nine to pick up the pitching victory.

Hulon improved to 8-7 overall and upped her strikeout totals to 199 in 92.2 innings.

Marble Falls will play Lockhart at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home.

Tue
14
Mar

Girls finish fourth at Tivy

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Marble Falls finishes fourth at Tivy Antler Relays.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls took fourth at the Kerrville Tivy Antler Relays with 96 points. Smithson Valley won the meet with 189 points to outdistance second place Kerrville Tivy. Smithson Valley ran away with the boys’ title with 242 points.

Marble Falls girls won the JV division with 183 points while the boys were sixth with 29 points.

Kim Boni took second in the 3200 meters a 11:41 time.

The girls 4x100 relay ran a 53.38 with Sarah Cauble, Naomi Pegues, Trinity Ware and Taylor Dixon running.

In the 800 meters, Deijah Torns ran a 2:2802 for third while Boni was fifth 2:27.65 and Sydney Gibson with sixth at 2:32.95

In the 100 meter hurdles Sarah Cauble was fifth at 17.43.

James Garrison  took sixth in the boys hurdles at 17.87.

Dixon was sixth in the 100 meter dash at 13.82.

Jonathan Abney was 10th in the 100 meter dash at 11.95.

Tue
14
Mar

Soccer earns third playoff berth in 25 years

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Anthony Machuca controls ball against Dripping Springs. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls boys soccer team will advance to the Class 5A playoffs as the No. 2 seed after battling rival Dripping Springs to a 1-1 tie Friday at Mustang Stadium.

Marble Falls lost only one game all season and will carry a 18-1-6 season record into the playoffs against Austin Lanier.

The bi-district match is scheduled for March 24 at Nelson Field. The time is tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. at the field on Reagan High School’s campus.

“We had so many opportunities,’’ Marble Falls coach Rick Hoover said. “We had at least four opportunities that we normally score on. Ninety nine percent of the time we score on those type shots. Two of them were almost put back.’’

The only score of the game for Marble Falls came on shot by junior Cristian Ramirez off an assist from Gilder Vasquez.

He scored at the 27:28 mark of the second half to tie the game.

Fri
10
Mar

Marble Falls goes for district championship

Marble Falls closes with Dripping Springs tonight.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls boys’ soccer team can claim the school’s first district championship in boys soccer with a victory over Dripping Springs and a Alamo Heights loss to Medina Valley Friday night.

Marble Falls, 18-1-5 for the season, carries an 8-1-4 record in District 26-5A action into the regular season finale. Alamo Heights has an identical district record and holds the head to head tiebreaker if they both end up tied.

The Mustangs clinched a playoff spot and no worse than the third seed when they beat Lockhart, 2-1, on Tuesday.

The Mustangs did it in dramatic fashion with Anthony Machuca playing the ball perfectly to Bernabe Torres for the winner with 11 seconds left.

The Mustangs berth in the playoffs is only the third one in the 25-year history of the program.

Head coach Rick Hoover has lead to team to the playoffs twice in his tenure.

Mon
06
Mar

Soccer closes in on district title

Mustangs win 9-0 over Seguin. 

The Mustangs are currently tied for 2nd place in district as they prepare to travel to Lockhart to battle the 1st place Lions.  We are still in control of our situation.  If we win these last two games, we will be the district champions.  “It is up to us, how bad do we want it?”

Mon
06
Mar

Freshmen lead off Lady Stangs attack

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Jesse Stephenson and Brooklyn Chavez leadoff the order for the Lady Stangs.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls’ softball team is going to rely on speed this year.

Starting four freshmen in the lineup might have its growing pains, but if the District 26-5A opener is any indication, the Lady Mustangs are going to be just fine.

The Lady Mustangs took care of business Tuesday night in the district home opener and beat San Antonio Alamo Heights, 7-1.

Sophomore pitcher Logan Hulon was sharp with his riseball working to perfection. She finished with 17 strikeouts and allowed only three hits. She walked two.

“I always feel like I’m going to pitch my best,’’ Hulon said. “I had my riseball working.’’

The Lady Mustangs improved to 4-6-2 overall by winning the district opener.

Tue
28
Feb

Lady Stangs make it to regional

From the opening tip it was a rough outing for Lady Mustangs at the Region IV-5A tournament. Corpus
Chrisi Flour Bluff advanced from the four team bracket to make it to the state tournament this week at the Alamodome. Marble Falls finished 26-11. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Mya McMillian was one of the first out of the locker room.

She was the first to say “we’ll be back.’’

Marble Falls girls basketball didn’t play well in its last game of the 2016-2017 season, but this year will be marked as the time the team lived “Our Moment.’’

A 46-28 defeat in the Region IV-5A semifinals was hard to take. The Lady Mustangs big guns weren’t hitting and the Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Hornets played aggressively from the first tip and carried the momentum from a double digit lead at halftime all the way to a regional title and a berth in this week’s Final Four.

Flour Bluff’s Meredith Marcum and Mia Schlemme combined for 10 points and provided excellent ball-handling the seal the victory.

Flour Bluff carries a 29-9 record into its state semifinal matchup with Mansfield Timberview.

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