Sports

UIL regulates capacity limits for school athletic events

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Marble Falls Mustangs football games will not have the packed stands that most fans are accustomed to on Friday nights after the UIL released guidelines for 2020-21 sporting events. On Aug. , the UIL issued a mandate that requires school districts to limit seating at athletic matches to 50 percent capacity. Marble Falls Independent School District officials are adapting to the changes to this year's school and athletics programs. "Health and safety are the most important things we are dealing with," MFISD Athletic Director Rick Hoover said in a press release. "The new restrictions are challenging, but we need to do everything possible to keep our kids and our community safe."

Mustangs baseball player commits to play at next level

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From staff reports Mustangs baseball player Luke Nail announced on social media that he has committed to play baseball for Blinn College. "I want to thank God, my family, coaches and friends that have helped me along the way," Nail said on social media.

UIL sets 2020-21 athletics schedule

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From staff reports The University Interscholastic League (UIL) presented modifications to the 2020-2021 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines on July 21 , set to take effect Aug. 1.

TPWD predicts active deer hunting season

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Well distributed and timely precipitation across much of Texas in the spring, along with positive long-term growth among the state’s white-tailed deer population, has set the stage for a favorable 2020-21 hunting season.

TAPPS postpones football start

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The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) released the plan to return to competition in 2020 in a webinar on July 17. TAPPS activities are set to begin with a return to practice on Sept.

Dove banding underway to monitor populations

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Special to The Highlander From June to August each year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff place leg bands on thousands of mourning and whitewinged doves to monitor the factors that influence populations. Information from hunter-reported bands, or “recoveries”, provide estimates of harvest and survival rates, which are used with data from the Harvest Information Program, Parts Collection Survey and other harvest surveys to help manage populations and set annual hunting regulations. …