Faith Academy competes at regional swim meet

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Averi Wukasch practices the breaststroke during practice on Tuesday. The Lady Flames are coached by Krystal Lunsford.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

The Faith Academy swim team will be competing in the TAPPS regional meet ni San Antonio Wednesday.

The Lady Flames will have five swimmers competing in 12 events, includign two relays.

The competitors are Averi Wukasch, Paige Wukasch, Abby Jordan, Ashlyn Wilson and Deanna Crawford.

Averi Wukasch, a senior, wil compete in the 100 backstroke, the 200 freestyle and and the medley and 200 free style relays.

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Mustangs snap losing streak in boys basketball

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Keegan Deering had a big game to lift Marble Falls to a victory over Medina Valley on Friday night.


By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls scored a 53-39 victory over Medina Valley on Friday night for the Mustangs first win in District 26-5A this season.

Keegan Deering had a solid start with a steal and a pair of 3-pointers early to help spark the Mustangs to a double digit lead early.

Deering scored 10 of his game high 21 points in the first half.

Marble Falls (10-15, 1-6) will have a pair of home games this week against district leader Boerne Champion and Kerrville Tivy.

In other games Friday night, Alamo Heights beat Kerrville Tivy, 41-21, Seguin edged Dripping Springs, 47-44, and Boerne Champion beat Lockhart.

The Marble Falls girls blasted Medina Valley at Max Copeland Gymnasium Friday night, 69-27, to push Marble Falls to 20-8 and 8-1.


Lady Mustangs roll in San Antonio

Aspen Woerner scored 11 points in Lady Stangs' win over Alamo Heights. Marble Falls and Kerrville Tivy are tied for the District 26-5A lead with 7-1 records. Tivy is ranked No. 13 in the state. 

The Lady Mustangs remain tied for the District 26-5A lead with Kerrville Tivy after both teams won their games on Tuesday night.

Marble Falls will be going after its 20th win of the season on Friday night when the Lady Mustangs play host to the Medina Valley Lady Panthers at Max Copeland Gym.

Marble Falls beat Alamo Heights, 52-32, on Tuesday in San Antonio to improve to 19-8 overall and 7-1 in district.

Mya McMillian scored 20 points and Aspen Woerner added 11 to provide the scoring punch.

Kerrville Tivy improved to 24-4 overall and 7-1 with a 39-32 win over Dripping Springs on Tuesday.

Marble Falls and Tivy will meet Jan. 27 at Kerrville.

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Mustangs fade in second half against Alamo Heights

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Andrew Stripling loses congtrol of the basketball on a drive to the goal against Alamo Heights.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Alamo Heights made nine 3-pointers and post player Evan Carcanagues had a pair of dunk shots to lift the Mules to a 66-40 victory over the Marble Falls Mustangs Tuesday at Max Copeland Gymnasium.

Marble Falls was in striking distance at halftime after Andrew Stripling hit an 18-footer at the second quarter buzzer in the District 26-5A contest.

Marble Falls trailed, 33-22 coming out of the locker room, but the San Antonio school took control with Brandon Johnson scoring six points in a 17-6 third quarter run.

The lead ballooned to 45-24 after Johnson hit a deep jumper from the left corner.

Marble Falls trailed, 52-26, just a minute into the fourth quarter after and inside shot from Andrew Reichert. Marble Falls substituted for all five players on the court at the time and played the rest of the game with backups.


Lady Stangs demolish Lockhart, 55-26

Marble Falls' Molly Myrick and Mya McMillian pressure Lockhart guard during the first half of Tuesday's 55-26 victory.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls turned to Mya McMillian Tuesday night to make a difference in he team’s 55-26 victory over Lockhart at Max Copeland Gymnasium.

McMillian scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the first half and was unstoppable in the second quarter when she scored 10 points, mostly on short inside bank shots off the glass.

McMillian also had six rebounds and a blocked shot. She sat most of the second half. She took just one shot in the second half as the Lady Mustangs dominated from start to finish against the Lady Lions.

Marble Falls (17-8, 5-1) is tied for the District 26-5A lead with Kerrville Tivy. Tivy closes out the first half of district at Lockhart while the Lady Stangs are on the road at rival Dripping Springs on Friday.

Tivy, ranked No. 13 in the state, beat Marble Falls by four points on Jan. 3 for the Lady Mustangs lone district loss. Tivy’s lone district loss is to Dripping Springs.


Marble Falls boys lose to Seguin, Lockhart next up

Andrew Stripling and the Mustangs ran their spread offense against Seguin.

Marble Falls tried to spread the court and utilize its one-on-one attack against Seguin Friday night.
While the Mustangs relied on their guards, Seguin had a two-prong attack with Tyler Fricke blistering the net from 3-point range and senior post Cedric Ward scoring inside. Seguin won, 68-56.
Marble Falls (9-12, 0-3) dropped its third straight District 26-5A game despite a 21-point outing from guard Zac Spruill.
Seguin (8-10, 2-1) put together a modest two-game win streak with some excellent shooting.
In the third quarter, the Matadors pulled away. Seguin caught fire with Fricke hitting outside and Ward getting plenty of shots on the interior. Seguin hit eight of 10 shots in the third quarter and finished off the game with the team hitting six of nine in the fourth quarter.
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Soccer season starts for Mustangs

Fortino Tinajera returns for Mustangs soccer program. The Mustangs are ranked No. 7 in the region.

By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls boys’ soccer team is ranked No. 7 in the region by the TSSCO preseason rankings.
The Mustangs will open their season on Friday with a 7 p.m. match against san Marcos at Mustang Stadium.
Mutang captains this season are Gavino Tinajera, Anthony Machuca, Christian Ammons and Tino Dominguez. The Mustangs are coming off a 13-7-4 mark from last year when they finished fifth in the district, just missing the playoffs.
“San Marcos is another 6A school that we just do not know much about,’’ coach Rick Hoover said. “I have never played them and since they are 6A I haven’t followed them over the years. But it is my understanding they should have a very good team this year.’’
So far, the Mustangs have shined in scrimmages.
They have three wins and tie in scrimmages. The Mustangs mark in scrimmages includes:
3-2 over Pflugerville
1-0 over Austin Crockett


Mustang boys travel to Kerrville tonight

Zac Spruill earned the tournament MVP at last week's Cameron Tournament. The Mustangs will try to even their District 26-5A record on Tuesday night when they travel to Kerrville Tivy.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

The Mustangs shots weren’t falling in their District 26-5A opener against Boerne Champion on the road Friday afternoon.

Marble Falls scored only nine points in the first half, including a 3-pointer by Kameron Wright at the buzzer to trail, 21-9, at halftime.

The shooting woes continued in the second half and Boerne Champion went on the post a 55-29 victory over the Mustangs, who were coming in with momentum after winning the Cameron Yoe Tournament.

Boerne Champion’s 6-7 post Tristan Green altered plenty of shots for the Mustangs and was key to disrupting any momentum for the Mustangs.

Marble Falls will travel to Kerrville Tivy Tuesday for another District 26-5A battle.

Tivy, Boerne Champion, Alamo Heights and Dripping Springs all won their openers.
The Mustangs district home opener is Friday against Seguin.

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District unbeaten Lady Mustangs set up showdown

Morgan Hagood played excellent harassing defense against Boerne Champion's top scorer Friday night. Teammates Trinity Boyd and Stefanie King also shared time in the box-and-one scheme.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls remains unbeaten in District 26-5A girls’ basketball after dominating Friday in a matchup with previously district unbeaten Boerne Champion at Max Copeland Gym.

The Lady Stangs dominated on the glass and played excellent defense to subdue Boerne Champion, 54-40. Mya McMillain scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the effort along with Aubree Adams with 10 points on the offensive end.

The defense played a key role utilizing a box-and-one scheme to saddle Champion junior guard Katlyn Ghavidel in the game.

The Lady Mustangs trio of Morgan Hagood, Trinity Boyd and Stefanie King split time guarding the Chargers big offensive weapon.

Ghavidel, who came into the game averaging 24 points, finished with a 10-point fourth quarter to raise he total to 23 against the Lady Mustangs.


Mustangs win pair of games to start tournament

Andrew Stripling works the inside in a recent game.

Marble Falls boys won its opening two games in the Cameron Yoe Tournament and will play Giddings at 1 p.m. today in the Gold Bracket.

Win or lose against Giddings and the Mustangs will tip off at 7 p.m. in its second game on Wednesday.

The Mustangs beat Bartlett, 76-17, in the opener and then beat host Cameron Yoe, 54-45, in Tuesday’s second game.

The Mustangs are 7-9 going into today’s games.


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