Marble Falls girls win District 26-5A in cross country

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Senior Kim Boni leads Marble Falls to district title in cross country.

 The Marble Falls varsity girls won the District 26-5A title and the varsity boys finished eighth Thursday at Seguin's Starke Park.

The girls will compete at the Region 5A-IV championships Oct. 29 at Corpus Christi.

Following are the Marble Falls top finishers:

6 Kim Boni 21:01.24

8 Ambrie Lizcano 21:07.24

9 Daijah Torns 21:10.24

17 Sydney Gibson 21:55.90

18 Jaden Johnson 22:10.73

32 Berkley Powell 23:07.99

37 Allie Steward 23:26.49

Varsity boys

12 Cristian Ramirez 18:03.45

20 Devonte Torns 18:28.24

41 Ty Gibson 19:32.48


Mustangs travel to Seguin Friday

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Mustangs take to the road Friday for game with Seguin.

Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

At this point in the season, it’s like riding in a leaky life raft.

“You plug up one hole and another one pops open,’’ Marble Falls coach Matt Green said. “We’re pretty banged up right now.’’

The Mustangs (2-5, 0-4) travel to Seguin Friday night to face the Seguin Matadors (1-6, 0-4) in a battle to climb out of the District 26-5A cellar.

“We’re trying the kids are trying,’’ Green said. “It’s just really tough right now. We are going to compete.’’

Seguin has been able to score points. The Matadors are the fourth-best scoring team in the district. The Matadors have averaged 32 points per game on the season and 29.5 per outing in district.

Please read about the Mustangs and Seguin in Friday's Highlander.


Marble Falls begins basketball drills

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Molly Myrick returns for Lady Mustangs basketball team.

Marble Falls girls’ basketball players showed a lot of eagerness Wednesday for the first day of University Interscholastic League workouts.

Thirty girls opened the morning workouts at 6:15. The group included freshmen through seniors.

“All the kids did a great job of showing enthusiasm,’’ first-year Marble Falls coach John Berkman said. “They were ready to go and work hard.’’

Berkman said he plans to carry “12 to 13 players’’ on the varsity.

“Everybody that we have is going to play and contribute,’’ Berkman said. “If they are on the varsity they are going to play.’’

The Lady Mustangs will hold workouts through Tuesday and then will shift to some after school workouts. This Saturday they will be working out from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Berkman said the team will add some more players when cross country and volleyball concludes.


Marble Falls cross country competes Thursday at Seguin

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Senior Kim Boni still holds the Marble Falls school record with a 19:28 time in the 5K.

This week, she’ll be competing in the District 26-5A meet in Seguin and will be shooting for one of the top finishes.

In fact, the Lady Mustangs have three athletes that should challenge for the Top 10 ast Thursday’s meet.

Freshman Ambrie Lizcano’s best time is 19:35, which is second fastest on the team this season. Freshman Daijah Torns ran 19:34 at the McNeil Invitational.

“I am hoping all three girls will place in the top 10 at district and all our girls in the top 20,’’ Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns said. “On the boys side Cristian Ramirez has the best shop at getting to regionals. He has run 16:45 this year.’’

Torns expects Dripping Springs to carry the favorite’s role on both sides as a team.

Marble Falls and Dripping Springs are ranked No. 8 and No. 9, respectively in the state Class 5A rankings.


Maddie Maples wins Homecoming Queen

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Maddie Maples won homecoming queen and Kameron Wright took homecoming king Friday at Marble Falls High School's homecoming. Check out coverage in Tuesday's Highlander.


Faith Academy qualifies team for state in Waco

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Danyelle Morris ran a 16:09 for sixth best on Faith Academy's team Saturday. The Faith Academy team took secod overall. Senior Sophie McCannon won the 3200 meter race in 13:10.


Faith Academy took second place in the TAPPS Class 4A-District 3 cross country meet Saturday at Faith Academy.

Senior Sophie McCannon led the way with a first overall in the 3200 meter girls’ race. McCannon ran a 13:10.

Schertz John Paul II won the meet with 35 points. Faith Academy came in second with 58 points.

The Lady Flames top finishers were:

1. Sophie McCannon, 13:10

11. Kristina Lane, 14:46

13. Joy Plunk, 14:47.5

15. Juliette McCannon, 15:03

18. Isabelle Martin, 15.44

19. Danyelle Martin, 16:09

In the boys’ 5K race, Faith Academy had two runners. Caleb Kwan was 20th and Jared Rutherford was 26th. Please read all about it in Tuesday's Highlander.


Kerrville Tivy field goal spoils Marble Falls homecoming

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Dalton Mayberry had a big night with two touchdowns, but the Mustangs lost, 17-14.

By Mark Goodson

Kerrville Tivy’s JasOn Zirkel kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:59 left to give the Antlers a 17-14 come-form-behind victory over Marble Falls Friday at Mustang Stadium.

Tivy scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, getting the tying touchdown from running back Hayden Schreckenbach on a six-yard run with 7:34 left.

Tivy (2-5, 2-2) went just 16 yards for the tying score after Marble Falls had a bad snap in punt formation. Punter Brock Linder managed to gain five yards on the play, but Tivy took over the 16.

First quarterback Karson Valverde hi Ryan Stanton for a quick 10 yards then Schreckenbach ran in from six yards. Zirkel was true with the extra point.

With the game tied 14-14, Marble Falls got the ball back with plenty of time on its 23.

Marble Falls picked up a pair of quick first downs on a pass from Andrew Stripling to Cade Cool and a solid run by Cooper Wilson.


Marble Falls warms up for homecoming

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Marble Falls football team celebrates homecoming at bonfire Thursday night.

On Thursday, Marble Falls athletic teams celebrated homecoming with a parade and bonfire.


Eighth grade teams split with Badgers

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Marble Falls Middle School teams battled Lampasas Thursday night.

The Marble Falls eighth grade Gold team played solid defense led by a three-interception night from Trey Gilpin in an 8-0 victory over Lampasas.

 Aaron Ramirez had an interception and Miles Fields and Josue Guevara each caused a fumble.

Parker Hughes scored the game’s only touchdown on a 4-yard run and Cutter Wright connected with Hayden Hoover for the 2-point conversion.  Wright added a 1-yard touchdown run to finish the scoring.

Lampasas 29, Eight grade Purple 16: The eighth grade Purple lost to Lampasas 29-16.  Andrew Rodriguez returned a kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown and Rhett Giesecke converted the 2-point conversion. 

Taevin Brown caught a 20-yard pass from Luke Nail for a touchdown and Andrew Rodriguez ran in the 2-point conversion.  Dakota Miller and Gabriel Perez were the defensive standouts.

The eighth grade Purple team’s overall record is now 3-3.

Seventh grade


Lady Mustangs fall in three to Alamo Heights

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McKinley Birdwell is a freshman on the Marble Falls JV this season.

Marble Falls dropped its volleyball match with Alamo Heights on the road Tuesday, 25-11, 25-15, 25-15. The Lady Mustagns fall to 0-10 in district play and will face Kerrville Tivy on Friday at Marble Falls.

In other games Tuesday:

Dripping Springs def. Kerrville Tivy, 25-23, 25-13, 25-18

Boerne Champion def. Medina Valley, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15

Seguin def. Lockhart, 25-16, 25-10, 25-23


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