Girls track competes at Lake Travis
The Burnet Lady Bulldog track team competed in Lake Travis this past Saturday against Austin Bowie, Leander, Vandegrift, Lampasas, Hutto, Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Cedar Park, and Westwood.
"This was a highly competitive meet for us this early in the year and a good start for Burnet Lady Dawg track,” said coach Doug Messer.
Both the JV and varsity girls finished fifth. The JV girls scored 63 points, while the varsity totalled 65.
For individual results pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Girl's golf excited to field complete team
For the first time in several years the BHS girls have enough players to field a complete girls golf team. The four girls, who played at Llano last Thursday, may not be at the top of their game yet, but they are very excited about this year and what they can accomplish.
As a team they scored a 455 which was good enough to earn them a 10 place finish out of 14 teams.
Sophomores Jodi Hill and Lauren Beckwith both have golf experience at the high school level. Jodi played last year with her Jalee, who is a senior, as the only two female golfers competing for Burnet. Beckwith moved to Burnet this year. As a freshman she was a member of the state second place girl’s team from Lampasas.
Beckwith placed 23 at the state golf tournament last year and hopes that experience will carry over this year.
Taylor Carroll and Hunter Holmes, both freshman, are the other two members of the improving team.
Their finish this week is not the most important thing. These girls are happy to have a team and can’t wait to represent Burnet at the district meet.
Marble Falls rolls up 18 hits in 17-0 win over Burnet
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls bashed out 18 hits led by junior Amanda Thomas
first grand slam and freshman pitcher Makenzie Carpenter threw a 1-hitter with
10 strikeouts to give the Lady Mustangs a 17-0 victory in five innings over the
Burnet Lady Dawgs Tuesday at Burnet High School’s softball field.
Marble Falls’ Carpenter started with a little jitters
against some of her ex-teammates from
Burnet, but Marble Falls took control with a seven-hit,
seven-run third inning.
"It was nice to get the bats rolling combined with the good
pitching,’’ Marble Falls coach Tino Salazar said. "Hopefully, we can keep it up
(for the District 25-4A opener next Tuesday).’’
Dawgs drop Bi-District game
The varsity Bulldog basketball team entered the 2013 UIL state playoffs as the number two team after dropping their last Tuesday match against Gatesville. The loss tied Burnet and the Hornets at 7-3 in District 8-3A, but the Bulldogs won a coin flip to represent as the second place team.
On Tuesday night Burnet traveled to Waco to face Alvarado in the Bi-District match. Following a Jai Patel three point shot Burnet took a 5-4 lead with five minutes to play in the first quarter but the Indians quickly answered and regained control. Burnet struggled to get rebounds and Alvarado kept one step ahead of them for the rest of the game. Eventually the Dawgs were eliminated from post season play with a 76-59 loss to the Indians. For a more complete story including game stats pick-up next Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs enter post season
The Lady Bulldogs began post season play last Tuesday night facing Alvarado in the Bi-District round of the state playoffs.
Burnet fell behind 13-16 after one and trailed 29-28 at the halftime break.
The Lady Indians brought a good team to the court and Burnet had some early trouble breaking their full-court press. Sloppy passes turned into several turnovers that limited the Lady Dawgs scoring opportunities in the first half.
The second half was a whole different ball game. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter Burnet was trailing 32-30 when Riana Bond set her feet just outside of the arc and drained a three-point bucket that gave the Lady Dawgs their first lead of the night.
Bryanika Grady followed that with a steal and quick lay-up. She was fouled on the shot and after her free-throw Burnet was up 38-32.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin to read more about the Bi-District game as well as Friday’s Area game.
Bulldogs ready for playoffs
The varsity Bulldogs played their final regular season game on Tuesday night at Gatesville and will begin their playoff run early next week.
As of Tuesday morning’s presstime Burnet was sitting in second place with a 7-2 district record, just one game behind Liberty Hill at 8-1, and one game ahead of Gatesville at 6-3.
Last week on Tuesday, Feb. 5 Burnet traveled to Lampasas and lost their second district game of the year, 40-26.
Burnet held a 19-16 lead at the break but a low-scoring second half allowed the Badgers to take the lead and the game.
Cory Cavender scored Burnet’s only bucket from the field in the third, while Chase Mardis added a pair of free throws and Derek Kiser hit one from the line for five in the period.
Burnet’s offense continued to struggle in the fourth and the team only added two to their score off a Kiser shot.
Kiser finished as Burnet’s leading scorer with seven in the game. He was followed by Jai Patel, six; Clayton Baumgart, five; Mardis, four; Jordan Barnard, two; and Cavender, two.
For complete results pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs enter the playoffs
The Lady Bulldog basketball team finished regular season play last Tuesday night in Lampasas and for the fifth straight season they advanced to the playoffs. This year the girls finished with a 7-3 district record and the 8-3A second place representative. They are 18-12 on the season.
The last couple of week’s have been an up and down battle for coach Mike Cavender and the Lady Dawgs. Several of the girls have been battling illness and practices have been a little off due to missing players.
On Friday Burnet starter Riley Scott was out and did not make the trip to Lampasas for the season finale. The Lady Badgers took an early 9-5 lead over Burnet and increased that to 21-13 by the half-time break.
To read more on the Lady Dawgs see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Two Burnet swimmers going to state
Burnet swimmer Seth Timmons and diver Savanna Meadows each earned a spot at the upcoming state swim meet with some fantastic finishes at this weekend’s regional meet. Meadows qualified in the girls 1-meter diving with a final score of 445.20 which earned her a regional silver.
Timmons earned his place with a second place finish in the boys 500 free with a time of 4:38.19; and in the boys 200 free with a 1:44.15 for a fourth place finish.
Mandee Harris also competed individually at the regional meet. Harris finished in 12 in the 100 free finals with a 57.35. Jordan Gallardo, who just started diving this year, put up a score of 273.00 in the prelims but was disqualified in the finals.
To read about the rest of the regional results pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Llano knocked out of playoff contention
Cierra Jordan scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to
lead the Llano Lady Jackets against Burnet Friday night at Burnet in District
8-3A girls basketball action.
The 48-34 loss eliminates Llano from playoff contention.
BHS grad McGee signs with Texans
Former Burnet High School quarterback Stephen McGee, who was
recently released from the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, signed a
contract with the Houston Texans on Thursday.