Malory Alvarez, Avri Stieler and Kailee Hair from Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas are three of more than 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the trip after being nominated as an All-American at the summer camp hosted by Varsity Spirit. All-Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing and leadership skills at camps across the country. Only the top 10% of the more than 325,000 cheerleaders and dancers who attend the 5,000 Varsity summer camp sessions earn the chance to march in the holiday spectacular. Malory, Avri and Kailee will be among parade performers from all over the world. The theme of this year’s parade is “Lights, Camera, Action” and will pay homage to the wonders of film and television.
A soggy week left many craving the sunshine and numerous Bulldog activities either very wet or canceled altogether.
The Lady Dawg softball teams risked the weather on Tuesday night and traveled to Elgin to face the Wildcats. The varsity and JV games were swapped under the threat of rain but both teams had an opportunity to take to the diamond. Unfortunately both teams found the Lady Wildcats to be formidable opponents with Burnet’s varsity dropping only their second game of the year, 2-0; and the JV coming up short, 4-2 in a three inning game.
The JV team was scheduled to host the Burnet JV tournament on Thursday and Saturday but the relentless rain poured down and washed the tournament out. Burnet’s softball teams will open district play this Friday, March 18 hosting Lampasas. The JV will play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7:00 p.m.
The Lady Bulldog basketball teams are keeping their skills in tune with league play games each nday night in Lampasas. Pictured above eft Shaylah Hullum gets around a Marble Falls defender and lays in a shot for Burnet. Above right Fred Arnold secures the ball and rushes down-court for the JV Lady Bulldogs. Each team played two games on Monday. The JV girls defeated the JV Marble Falls team, 57-14; and lost to San Saba’s varsity team, 29-16. The varsity Lady Bulldogs defeated San Saba, 34-27; and beat Marble Falls, 31-19.
After Liberty Hill’s exit from the playoffs the 25-4A All-District selections were finally eleased and Burnet did very well with 11 girls earning a spot. Burnet’s 11 selections was the highest mark followed by Liberty Hill, 10; Lampasas, eight; Salado, five; Taylor, four; and Llano, three. Burnet junior pitcher, Makenzie Carpenter was named the district’s pitcher of the year
Burnet JV track member Kyle Cavender leaps over a hurdle during the boys 300 hurdles competition on Friday in Marble Falls. Cavender took fourth place in the 300 hurdles and fifth place in the 110 hurdles. The Dawgs will compete in Georgetown this Thursday.