Craig and Hall state bound

From the Dawg House

By Wayne Craig

There’s so much happening it’s hard to cover all I want to each week; here’s a stab at it this week. Two of Burnet’s Lady Bulldog powerlifters jump into the spotlight this week after state qualifying totals. They are juniors Brailey Hall and my own daughter Jayci Craig. The dynamic duo are heading to the big show on March 17. Hall totaled 870 pounds in the 181 class to claim regional gold. She will be making her second appearance at the state meet. Craig totaled 785 pounds in the 148 class for a silver finish. Craig also stamped her name in the regional record books with a 165 pound bench press, that tied the previous record. The two are hoping to make some more powerful memories at state. A shout-out to Julyssa Silva who claimed bronze in the 97 pound class and Alex Barry who took fifth in the 181’s. See more stats in the powerlifting story. The Lady Dawg soccer team has worked their way into third place in the district standings; their most recent wins came over Leander 5-0, and Lampasas 3-0. Burnet Little League opening day ceremonies kind-of got washed away with the weekend rain, but most games went on rain or shine. The Burnet baseball and softball diamonds will be lighting up for the next few months so get out and cheer on our local athletes when you get a chance. A big congrats to the following three BHS seniors who have been selected to play in the Chicken Express sponsored All-Star basketball games. On the girls side Izzy Ramon will be joining other Hill Country athletes to form one of the girls’ All-Star teams. Caelin Graves and Drew Kiser will help form one of the boys All-Star teams. The All-Star games will be played at Kerrville Tivy High School on March 25 with a 1:30 p.m. tip-off for the girls, the boys will immediately follow. The athletes are selected from 40 different schools by a selection committee and area high school coaches. There will be a North and South team. See more info in All-Star story. While on the subject of basketball be sure to congratulate Burnet’s All-District nominees. Drew Kiser earned the 19-4A overall District MVP award. Caelin Graves also made the MVP list being selected as the Offensive Player of the Year. First team selections went to Kyle Cavender and Ryan Robertson. Blaine Burkhalter was named to the second team list and Carols Herrera was selected Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all. In case you didn’t hear former Burnet coach Bob Shipley is back on the Texas Longhorn staff. Big congrats to Shipley who was hired as Director of High School Relations. One last shout-out to senior softball player Natalie Frank who hit three homeruns over the past week. Natalie has already hit four on the season! That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading the Burnet Bulletin.

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