State Bound Baby!

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
It was a week full of history making moments for the 2018-19 Lady Bulldog basketball team. The girls in green won three more playoffs games last week, including a Regional quarterfinal game over El Campo, a Regional semifinal game over Beeville, and the Regional Final match on Saturday night over Liberty Hill. The girls are now 31-7 on the season, and for the first time in school history Burnet will be represented at the UIL State basketball tournament. Pictured above Burnet accepts their Regional Championship trophy after knocking off rival Liberty Hill, 52-36 in the finals. Players and coaches include Makenna Gilmore, Karley Denton, Haley McHam, Halee Muccigrossi, Coach Rick Gates, Caitlynne Graves, Emma Lewis, Hattie Blair, Paris Brinkley, Trynadee Greenwell, Kendal Connolly, Kathleen Fipps, Coach Lacy Parker, Coach Chelsea Sivells, Sydne Massoletti, Gracyn Bennett, and Kyli Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The echoes from all the cheering in Kingsville during the Lady Dawgs win over Liberty Hill this past Saturday can almost still be heard today, “We’re state bound baby!”

Those words were being shouted from the roof tops.

The Lady Dawgs exciting 52-36 victory certainly took its toll on some vocal chords. Get them healed up quick fans, because you’re going to need them again Friday at the San Antonio Alamodome.

That’s where the State Tournament is being held; the Lady Dawgs’ semi-final match is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. versus Hardin-Jefferson. It’s been an incredible journey and it’s not done yet!

A huge congratulations to Coach Rick Gates, Lacy Parker, Chelsea Sivells and the entire Lady Dawg team. Saying you guys have made Burnet proud would be an understatement.

I’ve tried to include a number of photos for this edition so that when it all sinks in the girls can relive the moment again and again.

They are the first Burnet basketball team to ever make it to the state tournament and that is something they can all cherish for a lifetime.

Attawaytogo Lady Dawgs!

There were so many great happenings over the past week; I’m going to try to give due credit.

I have to give a shout-out to Roy Kiser and the varsity boys basketball team; they fell out in bi-district play but not without putting up a great fight against Boerne. The ball just wasn’t falling for the Dawgs that night, but none-the-less this year’s Bulldogs gave us fans some great memories.

A special shout-out to former Bulldog, Drew Kiser, who helped his UT Dallas team win their conference title. Way to go Drew!

There’s a young man named Colton Parker who certainly earned some praise for his skills on the links. Parker competed in a talent filled Stony Point tournament recently and collected individual gold with a 72 round. This young man was last year’s district champ and continues to impress on big stages.

Keep it up Colton.

I can’t go without mentioning the crowd support given to our basketball athletes. I thought for sure when our boys and girls played almost simultaneously there’d be a shortage, but Bulldog fans showed up in numbers for each group and did so again on a long road trip to Kingsville over the weekend. #allin

Burnet also has four female powerlifters that are headed to regional competition. Best of luck to Mikayla Whitus, Rylea Whitus, Sydney Reyes, and Hailey Tindell. They will be competing in Del Valle on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Watch for their regional results in next week’s edition.

The Burnet boys powerlifting team will also be well represented at regionals, but all last chance lift were not reported as of presstime, so we will update you next week.

The boys regional meet will be held in Smithville on March 9 at 9:00 a.m.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading the Burnet Bulletin.

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