Varsity Bulldog baseball player Michael Rivera rounds third on a sprint for home and scores another Burnet run after a well placed double by Dalton Harned. The Bulldogs outshined Canyon Lake in the scrimmage contest Wednesday, but still have some things to work on as they prepare for regular season play.
The La Grange coach calls for her defender to put her arms straight-up but Burnet junior Marissa Escamilla goes over the top and knocks down a bucket for the Lady Dawgs. Escamilla scored 11 in Burnet’s Bi-District win.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The Lady Bulldog soccer team improved their district record to 5-2 last week with two huge victories over their opponents. Burnet played at Florence on Tuesday and welcomed Gateway to town on Friday. The Florence Lady Buffs put-up little resistance in Burnet’s dominate 7-0 victory. Florence didn’t have an answer for Burnet senior Madelinne Deitrick who netted six goals in the contest. Alyssa Arnold scored Burnet’s other point. Goalie Chelsea Bible recorded the shut-out. Friday night was much of the same. The Gateway Lady Gators found Burnet to be too tough to handle and the Lady Dawgs posted a 6-0 victory. Goalie Lexey Parker earned the shut-out victory. Goals were scored by Deitrick, Kinley Beyer, Julyssa Silva, and Jennifer Martinez. Burnet played Academy on Tuesday and have four district games remaining on the schedule, with only one of those being a home game. On Friday, Feb. 24 they will get a second shot at Salado.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The Bullpup basketball teams went out on a positive note with all four Burnet teams beating Llano in their final games of the season. The seventh-grade White team won, 32-12; seventh-grade Green, 54-32; eighth-grade White, 41-15; and eighth-grade Green, 76-36. It was a great way to close-out a successful year. Seventh-grade White Burnet jumped out to a 9-3 lead over Llano after one and turned that into a 16-6 advantage by the halftime break. The Pups continued their dominance taking the third 8-2, and the fourth 8-4 for the 32-12 win. Leading scorers included Trevor Allen, eight; Adrian Hernandez, seven; Avery Holcomb, five; Brandon Ng, four; Conner Smith, four; Kody Suter, two; and Angel Suazo, two. Also contributing to the win, Anthony Alvarez, Cooper Weeks, Isaiah Hughes, Adrian Delgadillo, Michael Sariol, and Mason Jones.
Pictured above Burnet sophomore Mackenzie Goertz puts a quick tag on a Killeen runner stealing home. It looked to be a third out but unfortunately for the Lady Dawgs the runner was called safe which tied-up the game at 2-2 and helped Killeen to a 4-2 victory.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The sub-varsity Bulldog basketball teams played their final games of the season last Monday night in Burnet against the Liberty Hill Panthers. It was a tough way to close things out for Burnet with both the JV and freshman Bulldogs suffering defeat. The freshman squad struggled to get anything going offensively and their game ended with the Panthers on top, 56-25. The JV team had the game knotted at 12-all after one but the Panthers were able to chip away at the Bulldogs after that and eventually claimed the 63-51 win. Freshman In the ninth-grade contest Burnet fell behind 12-6 after one. Garrett Johnson scored five of Burnet’s six in the opener. The Dawgs had nine attempts at free-throws in the first-half but only cashed in two of those. At the break it was the Hill’s game, 30-12. The Dawgs played a little better offensively in the third, but they continued to struggle at the line going 0-4.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The Burnet eighth-grade Lady Bullpup teams played their final basketball games as middle school athletes last Monday night on the road at Llano. Both teams brought home nice victories for their efforts with the eighth-grade B team defeating the Daubers, 31-16; and eighth-grade A team winning, 31-27. No game reports for the seventh-grade were available. Eighth-grade B The Lady Pups’ full court press in the first half of Monday’s game led to a 14-1 lead over Llano after one, and 21-3 by the break. Burnet backed off and played half-court defense in the second half which allowed the Lady Daubers some room to score. When the season’s final buzzer sounded Burnet claimed victory, 31-16. The win advanced the girls’ district record to 7-3, and earned them a silver finish in district play. Leading scorers against Llano included Genesis Aguillon, 10; Madison Caropepe, six; Rylee Carroll, five; Karla Rodriguez, four; Brittany Baird, four; and Axy Horner, two.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The varsity Bulldog basketball team finished up district play last Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym. It was an emotional night for seniors and their parents as it marked the final time Burnet’s eight up-coming graduates would take to their home hardwood. Players and parents were honored followed by tip-off against Liberty Hill. A Burnet win over the Panthers would have put them in a tie for first place with the Lampasas Badgers, but Liberty Hill spoiled that with a 55-51 win over the Bulldogs. Burnet finished with a 10-2 District 19-4A record which had them entering the Bi-District round of the playoffs as the second place team. Lampasas finished with an 11-1 record, their only loss was to the Bulldogs, which earned them the district crown. Liberty Hill finished third and Taylor took the four spot. The Bulldogs opened their final district game last Tuesday night with a 22-point first-period performance which led to a 22-17 lead over Liberty Hill.
Burnet’s Lady Bulldog basketball team poses with their Bi-District trophy after defeating La Grange, 50-32. Some of their No.1 fans can be seen photo bombing in the background.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports It was an emotional roller-coaster week for the varsity Lady Bulldog basketball team. Burnet entered the playoff race on Tuesday with a Bi-District match-up against the La Grange Lady Leopards. Their 50-32 first round win pitted them against 31-3 Gatesville on Friday in Copperas Cove for the Area round. Things started out great for Burnet in second-round play. The Lady Dawgs jumped out to a 6-0 lead and had a 10-3 lead near the end of the first quarter, but a lengthy scoring drought that lasted seven-plus minutes put them in a hole. Despite good efforts that got them as close as four in second-half play Burnet fell from the playoffs with a 51-33 loss to the Lady Hornets. Burnet entered the playoffs with a 9-3 district record. They were tied with Taylor for second and after a coin-flip decision they represented District 19-4A as the third place team. Taylor, Burnet, and Liberty Hill all won their Bi-District games.