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Tue
29
Nov

Lady Mustangs defeat Burnet, 57-35

Molly Myrick scores 19 in victory over Burnet 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Molly Myrick scored a season-high 19 points and the Lady Mustangs held Burnet scoreless in the third quarter to lead Marble Falls to a 57-35 victory over Burnet Tuesday night at Burnet High School.

Myrick had hit five of seven shots from the floor and was four of five on 3-pointers.

The senior also hit five of six free throws. She was hot.

Marble Falls (6-3) took command early while both teams showed a little jitters. But the Lady Mustangs built an early 8-0 lead and closed strongly in the first quarter to hold an 19-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

Myrick, who came into the game averaging 6.7 points, made her first three shots of the game, including a 3-pointer from the left wing with 5:46 left in the first quarter for a 5-0 lead and then drained another from just off the top of the key with 1:02 left for a 17-8 Lady Mustangs lead.

Wed
23
Nov

Victorious Mustangs open with 73-point outburst

Josh Mobley scored 20 points in opener for Mustangs.

The Mustangs boys'  opener was filled with energy and quality basketball. The Mustangs had a great opening and even a better finish to take a 73-68 win over Georgetown East View at Max Copeland Gym. Next up is a Thanksgiving break and then the Mustangs will be back on the court Nov. 29 for a home date with the rival Burnet Bulldogs.

East View is the same team that the Mustangs defeated last season for Marble Falls’ first district win in three seasons.

The Mustangs had excellent guard play from Zachary Spruill (23 points)  and Josh Mosley (20 points) and also added spark from the frontcourt of Andrew Stripling, Deering and Cade Jarvis.

The big different was tightening the screws on the rebounding down the stretch and the ability to hit clutch free throws.

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Tue
22
Nov

Mustangs open season with East View

Keegan Deering returns as a starter for the Marble Falls Mustangs.

 

Marble Falls opens its season with an 11 a.m. tipoff Tuesday, Nov. 22 with the Georgetown East View Patriots visiting Max Copeland Gym.

The Mustangs will open with returning starters Andrew Stripling, Keegan Deering and Cade Jarvis manning the front court.

The Mustangs also return veteran guards Josh Mosley and Kameron Wright. Wright, a senior, missed must of last season with a broken hand, but returns to fill the point guard role.

Others on the varsity are Zach Spruill, Andre Hooper, Paxton Friedrichs and Sam Harkins.

Thu
17
Nov

Marble Falls opens with win in tournament

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Madison Fields plays defense for the Lady Mustangs.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Molly Myrick converted a steal into a layup adn the team hit six of eight free throws in the final 1:56 of the Lady Mustangs' 51-45 win over New Braunfels to open the First United Marble Falls Tournament on Thursday.

Marble Falls (3-0) had to hold off the Unicorns to earn their third straight win of the season.

The Lady Mustangs are back on the court at 7:30 p.m. Thursday San Antonio Warren and then again at 1:30 p.m. Friday against San Anonio O'Connor to wind up pool play.

Against New Braunfels, the Lady Mustangs rallied with a 12-4 run to close the game.

Leading scorers were Aspen  Woerner and Mya McMillian with 11 points each. Myrick finshed with nine points and Eileen Neri had seven key points in teh low-post attack.

Aubree Adams dominated on the glass with six second half rebounds.

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Tue
15
Nov

Cross country girls finish 16th

Lady Mustangs were among the 16 teams that competed in the Class 5A division of the state cross country championships over the weekend in Round Rock. 

Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns said he was proud of the way the Lady Mustangs cross country team competed in 2016, but he wasn’t satisfied with finishing 16th as a team in the Class 5A division of the UIL state meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park.

The Lady Mustangs had two seniors wrap up their high school cross country careers and four freshmen get a taste of competing on the big stage.

The Lady Mustangs top finisher was freshman Jaden Johnson in 65th with a time of 19:38.34. It was more than two minutes behind the standout winning pace by McKinney North freshman London Culbreath.

And no the Lady Mustangs were just glad to be here.

“I would never say that,’’ Torns said of the second Lady Mustangs team to make it to state. The 2002 team made it to state when the girls ran at two-mile course.

Tue
15
Nov

Sophie signs with Abilene Christian

Steve McCannon has a special moment at Sophie McCannon's signing with Abilene Christian University.

Faith Academy senior Sophie McCannon, an eight-time state champion runner, has signed with Abilene Christian University.

“I am extremely proud of Sophie,’’ said Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton. “For a bar that was already set high when she arrived, Sophie has raised it even higher for future athletes at Faith Academy. She is a true reflection of our motto for Faith Academy Cross Country and Track – ‘Work hard and compete.’’’

"  Sophie was willing to put it all on the line and always put the team first. Receiving a Division 1 Scholarship is quite an honor and an awesome opportunity to go to the next level. Faith Academy is so blessed to have her influence and leadership at our school," said Coach Steve McCannon.

Tue
15
Nov

North team wins at Escondido

The North Team did all it needed to do to retain the cup in the 12thannual Jackie Burke Cup at Escondido Golf and Lake Club on Sunday.  Winning six of the 12 singles matches to tie the South, 24-24.

 

The North Team faced a 14-10 deficit heading into Sunday’s action, which features 12 singles matches. Each match was worth two points and since the North Team won the cup in 2015, they needed just 14 more points to retain.

 

Tommy Boone and Andy Lopez got the North Team on the board early, each earning a point in their matches. Boone halved his match with Jack Anderson after making a birdie on the par-5 18th hole. Lopez halved his match with Trey Bosco winning three of the last four holes, including a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. Lopez had 149 yards to navigate and used a pitching wedge that landed over the ridge and trickled into the hole.

 

Fri
11
Nov

Lady Mustangs open with a bang

Mya McMillian opens with 25 points and plenty of rebounds and blocked shots.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls opened the basketball season with a big splash Friday night, rolling to a 65-35 win over Wimberley at Max Copeland Gymnasium.

Junior post Mya McMillian opened with a 25-point effort and added at least 10 rebounds and a handful of blocked shots to lead the effort.

The Lady Mustangs opened the game with an 8-0 run sparked by the team’s energy and fast pace.

Morgan Hagood scored the first points on a layup on a break off the opening tipoff. The Lady Mustangs reeled off points on their first four times they touched the basketball, scoring on an Aspen Woerner followed shot, a McMillian short banker off the run and then another McMillian follow shot.

The Lady Mustangs were up 8-0 with 6:47 left in the first quarter and they didn’t look back.

The Lady Mustangs pushed the lead to 16-4 when McMillian scored off the break again. Se had eight of the team’s first 16 points.

Thu
10
Nov

Cross country team runs Saturday at state meet

Marble Falls goes to Round Rock for state Saturday.

Marble Falls girls’ cross country team expects to make a strong showing Saturday when they run at the University Interscholastic League’s state cross country meet. The 5A girls race begins at 9:40 a.m.

Running for Marble Falls are:

2334 Kim Boni 12

2335 Sydney Gibson 12

2336 Jaden Johnson 9

2337 Ambrie Lizcano 9

2338 Gisela Mata

2339 Ashley Rios 9

2340 Daijah Torns 9

Thu
10
Nov

Lady Stangs open with Wimberley Friday night

Molly Myrick brings shooting touch to her game for Marble Falls.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

The basketball season opener is here for the Lady Mustangs and fans can expect a lot of energy from John Berkman’s first team.

“We’re blessed,’’ Berkman said of his roster that includes a good mix of talent including plenty of post players. The first-year Marble Falls head coach is not really worried about who starts, he’s interested in the intensity the team brings to the court.

Early practices and scrimmages have shown the Lady Mustangs will go full throttle. When they are on the court they’ll play solid defense and keep the ball moving on offense. Good game plan for a program that needs a good jump start.

Marble Falls opens its season tonight with a matchup against the Wimberley Lady Texans. Tip off is 6:30 p.m. at Max Copeland Gym.

For preview of the game please read Friday's Highlander.

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