Baby Romero makes her way around the Lady Bulldog circle slapping hands with her teammates in pre-game introductions before taking to the field to face Salado. Burnet dropped the three-inning contest 16-0; Romero collected the Lady Dawgs only hit with a second inning single.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports There has been nothing smooth about the 2017 softball season. The Lady Dawgs have in excess of 20 losses and are winless in district play sitting at 0-3. Add in the fact that most of these games ended early due to run-rule; some as early as three innings, and it’s easy to see why frustrations are building. Errors are high, batting is low and you just don’t win ball games that way. Coming off their district opening loss to Liberty Hill, which ended after five, 14-0, Burnet dropped two district games over spring break. They fell to Taylor on Thursday, 12-2, and were dismantled by Salado on Friday in a three-inning contest, 16-0 loss. The Lady Eagles are no-doubt a good team, but Burnet didn’t even put up a fight. The top of the first inning lasted almost 25 minutes and featured eight hits, including two doubles and a grand-slam. Add in the fact that Burnet had five errors and it’s easy to see how the game got lop-sided early, 9-0.
Burnet Lady Bulldog Jazlyn Marvin takes control of the ball near the sidelines during the Lady Dawgs final game in Burnet. The soccer team built a season record of 12-6-1, and went 9-3 in their first season of competitive district play earning themselves a spot in the playoffs. Burnet’s girls will travel to Pflugerville on Friday, March 24 to play the Lorena Lady Leopards in bi-district play. The contest will be held at Pflugerville High School located at 1301 West Pecan Street in Pflugerville.
Bulldog pitcher Christian Tucker paints the corner during the fifth inning of Burnet’s Friday night game against the Salado Eagles. The Bulldogs have been struggling as of late opening district play with back-to-back losses.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The varsity Bulldog baseball team played three games over spring break including two district games versus Taylor and Salado, as well as a non-conference game against Wimberley. They dropped all three contests leaving them 0-2 to start 19-4A play. District opened for Burnet with a road game Tuesday at Taylor. The Dawgs were defeated by the Ducks, 5-2. Burnet collected six hits in the contest. Dylan King connected for a RBI double that plated Rowdy Holmes. Steven Gallardo led hitters with two singles, followed by Holmes, Ronin Rhoades, and Riley Catlett who each hit one. The Bulldog’s other run came on a Dalton Harned steal on a wild pitch. King and Harned pitched in the contest. On Wednesday Burnet hosted Wimberley and fell short, 9-5. King led at the bat with a homerun, while singles were recorded by Reid Dalrymple, Holmes, Koby Edwards, and Rhoades. Gallardo, King, Edwards, Michael Rivera, and Jacob Brown scored Burnet’s five runs.
Jayci Craig’s final lift of her junior campaign turned out to be a 315 pound deadlift and new personal record that she pulled at Friday’s state championship meet held in Waco. Craig set three new personal best records including the one pictured above.
Burnet junior Lady Bulldog lifter Brailey Hall gets all chalked up before heading to the platform and pulling up a personal best 335 pound deadlift at Friday’s state championships in Waco. Hall totaled 895 pounds and placed seventh in her class.
At the conclusion of the State Championships on Friday head powerlifting coach Jerod Rye poses for a snapshot with his two state lifters Jayci Craig, left, and Brailey Hall, right. Craig and Hall who are both juniors set several new personal records and did a fantastic job representing Burnet at State.
By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports Burnet’s two state qualifying Lady Dawg powerlifters gave it their all in Waco last Friday at the State Championship meet. Their outstanding efforts had their biggest fans cheering loud and proud. There were no medals brought home, but both lifters, Brailey Hall in the 181’s and Jayci Craig in the 148’s, were both just one lift away from bringing home hardware. Only 10 pounds separated Craig, who finished 11, and the next five lifters above her, and she had the weight tie-breaker advantage over each of them, if it had come down to it. Just to give readers an example of how tight some of these competitions were, only 20 pounds separated fourth place from 12 in the 181 class. Hall’s 895 total actually had her in a three-way tie between sixth, seventh, and eighth. After weight tie-breakers were sorted Hall was awarded the seventh place spot, it got intense. There were some frustrations with inconsistencies among judges throughout the day.
From the Dawg House By Wayne Craig Spring is in the air but its actually felt that way for much of the winter here in the Hill Country. The bluebonnets are out and the grass is greening, therefore lots of manual yard work and honey do’s are presenting themselves. If you are needing help with any of that heavy lifting stuff, I know of two strong individuals here locally. Burnet Lady Dawg powerlifters Brailey Hall and Jayci Craig finished their junior year of competition at the state championship meet last Friday and made their fans super proud with their new personal record efforts. Combine their totals and you get 1,725 pounds of powerlifting fury. Ms. Brailey Hall put together a great three-lift total of 895 pounds in the 181 class with a 380 squat, 180 bench, and 335 deadlift setting a few new personal records in the process. My youngest, Jayci Craig also had a fantastic day and set three new personal records at the state meet.