Sierra resigns position in Burnet
First year head Burnet baseball coach, Jose Sierra resigned from the district on Wednesday citing personal reasons. Sierra took over the baseball program this season after last year’s head coach, TimPerkins was moved to a different role in the BHS athletic program.
"He felt like this was the best thing for him to do for he and his family at the time,” said BHS Athletic Director Kurt Jones.
The varsity Bulldogs are now under the direction of Steven Shipley. Coach Shipley was hired on in Burnet during the fall and coached freshman football. He was also an assistant defensive coach for the varsity football squad.
"Coach Shipley is taking over as interim coach. He has a lot of experience in coaching high school baseball including experience as a head baseball coach. We are confident he will do a good job for us,” added Jones.
The Bulldog baseball squad has six seniors on this year’s team, including four lettermen which should also help the transition go smoothly.
Coach Shipley and the Bulldog are playing at the Smokey Joe’s tournament this weekend in Seguin.
Faith Academy wins state championship
Faith Academy held off a late charge by New Braunfels Christian
Academy to claim the Lady Flames’
first state championship in girls basketball Saturday at Legacy High School in Mansfield.
Seven headed to Reionals
The Burnet powerlifting squad has qualified seven lifters to the upcoming regional meet.
Those lifters include Brittney Barksdale, Keli Thomas, Desiree Vajgrt, Victoria Bell, Jacob Reed, Jared McHazlett, and Jonathan Brown.
As a team the boys and girls recently competed at the Brady meet. The girls placed six overall behind Brady, Sonora, San Angelo Grape Creek, Lampasas, and Ballinger. Also competing in the meet was Santa Anna, San Saba, Marble Falls, San Angelo, Llano and Sterling City.
The Burnet boys claimed second place behind Lampasas who won the meet. Other teams in the boys competition included San angelo Grape Creek, who placed third; Brownwood, Brady, Llano, San Saba, San Angelo Central, Comfort, Santa Anna, Ballinger, Marble Falls, Sterling City, and Sonora.
Scoring for the girls was Brittney Barksdale who took first place; Kendra Campbell, fourth place; Keli Thomas, fourth place; Araceli Torres, fourth place; Desiree Vajgrt, fourth place; and Victoria Bell, fifth place.
Scorers for the Burnet boys included Jonathan Brown, first place in the 132 class; Jared McHazlett, first place in the 198 class; Jacob Reed, second place in class SHW; Christopher Saldivar, third place class 242; Brock Foster, third place class 165; Jarrett Thornley, fourth place class 220; and Cullen Ferrill, fifth place class 198.
The girls will compete at Regionals on Saturday, March 1 in Gatesville.
The boys regional meet will be held on Saturday, March 8 in Whitney.
Timmons earns State Bronze
Burnet senior swimmer Seth Timmons made his fourth-straight appearance at the UIL State Swim Meet held in Austin over the weekend.
Timmons placed fourth in state in the boys 200 Freestyle race with a 1:41.56.
First place went to Brayden Seal who swam a 1:38.24. He was followed by Mark Olsen in second, 1:41.22; and Jac McLaughlin in third with a 1:41.40.
In the boys 500 Freestyle Timmons swam his best ever career time and earned a third place bronze for his efforts.
His finish time was 4:33.23. Seal set a new state record in this highly competitive race with a 4:25.71 and second place went to Taylor abbott with a 4:30.33.
Timmons has had an amazing career at Burnet High School.
During his time at Burnet Timmons broke the 200 free team record time and also set a new pool record at the same event. He is also the team record holder in the 500 free and has broken his own time three times.
In November he signed on to swim for Oakland University in Michigan.
Llano survives overtime battle
Llano seniors Layton Rabb and Isaac Hutto fueled a 13-7 run
in overtime to give the Yellow Jackets their first varsity boys basketball
playoff win since the late 1970s Tuesday at Dublin High School.
Llano won the overtime thriller, 55-49, over the Alvarado
Indians. Llano will face Kennedale in the area round of the Class 3A playoffs
Friday at a site to be determined.
Faith Academy girls play Abilene Christian Saturday
Academy’s girls will play
Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday in the area round of the TAPPS Class 2A
playoffs. The game is at Faith
Abilene Christian earned its spot against the Lady Flames
with a 46-24 win over Rockwall Christian in bi-district on Monday night.
The regional is Tuesday night, Feb. 25.
Llano earns third seed
By Jim Goodson
played its best game of the year - so far - by defeating Lampasas 47-39 Friday
night at the neutral Max Copeland Gym at Marble Falls High.
Jacket head coach Aidan Callahan is looking for another neutral site for round
one of the Class 3A UIL basketball playoffs. The game will likely be Tuesday
night against District 7A runnerup Alvarado.
Llano’s first basketball playoff appearance in 18 years. "That feels great, for
sure,” coach Callahan said.
senior Isaac Hutto scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in one of his
best games of the year. But you could say that about every Yellow Jacket on
this spring-like night in February.
Joey Albor hit all three of his three-point shots on his way to a 12-point
game. Guard Chance Ware connected on a three-pointer to open the Llano scoring
then played a flawless floor game, especially in the fourth quarter when his
ball-handling skills led Llano’s long, clock-eating possessions.
came together as a team tonight,” Ware said. "We wanted to dominate. I won’t
say that we did, but that was our goal.”
took an 8-7 first quarter lead, led 21-20 at halftime and 34-26 after three
quarters. If it wasn’t domination, it was solid enough. The Yellow Jackets
never trailed after the first quarter.
play-in game win brings Llano’s record to 6-5 in District 8-3A play and 20-13
on the season. It’s the best LHS squad in almost two decades.
Timmons returns to state
The Burnet Water Dawgs carried five swimmers to the Regional Meet which was held in Magnolia over the weekend.
Senior Seth Timmons qualified to compete in the 200 and 500 free after gold and silver finishes at the recent district meet.
Timmons also swam on the boys 200 yard Medley relay at regionals along with teammates Angel Romero, Dustin Barnett, and Cameron Cardenas.
Sydney Cardenas joined the boys in Magnolia and swam in the 100 yard Breaststroke after qualifying at district with a 1:16.16.
In the boys 200 Freestyle event Timmons took second place with a 1:43.37 which was a big improvement from his last year’s regional time of 1:47.
This will be the second time Timmons will represent the Water Dawgs in the 200 at state. Last year he placed 11 overall. Currently he has the third fastest time in the state in the 200.
For complete results from the Regional Meet pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs earn district bronze
Burnet’s Lady Bulldog basketball team knocked off Lampasas last Tuesday night, 57-44 to improve their district record to 6-4, 18-11 overall.
The win secured Burnet’s third place finish in 8-3A which matched them up with Glen Rose for Bi-District action.
Other teams to represent 8-3A in the state playoffs include Brownwood, Liberty Hill, and Gatesville.
On Tuesday night the Lady Dawgs opened the game with a 16-8 advantage over the Badgers after the first period.
Rose Bailey led the way in the first with six points and numerous rebounds.
The Lady Dawgs once again out-did their opponent in the second and took a 30-20 lead into the lockerroom at the break.
Riley Scott scored 14 points in the second period with two three-pointers, one lay-up, and a four of five performance at the line.
Burnet used a 12-5 third to increase their lead to 42-25 going into the final period.
Scott took charge in the fourth and Lampasas had no answer for her talents. She added up 11 more in the fourth and with a couple of foul shots by Te’Rah Buck and Katlyn Pool Burnet cruised to a 57-44 win in their final district game.
Scott finished with an impressive 32 points. She made four three-pointers in the game and went 10 of 13 from the line.
For complete results see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Bulldog basketball team finishing strong
The varsity Bulldog basketball boys picked-up two more district wins last week which moved their 8-3A record to 8-1.
The Panthers also added two wins and as of presstime the two were knotted up at 8-1 leading the district.
It looks as if Llano and Lampasas will also make the playoffs out of 8-3A.
On Tuesday night the Dawgs welcomed Lampasas to town. It was a low scoring contest due to a three-minute run-off by Lampasas. It was weird to see live action play but no action on the court and at the half it was Burnet on top, 17-11..
The third saw even less scoring. Burnet’s Clayton Baumgart posted five in the period but these points were the only ones added to the board after Lampasas was held scoreless.
In the fourth the Dawgs scored 15 and the Badgers added nine leaving Burnet on top, 37-20.
Baumgart led the way with 12 points followed by Derek Kiser, seven; Colton Stevens, six; Joe Parker, five; Brian Bullock, three; Darius Johnson, two; and Chase Mardis, two.
For more info see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.