Sports

Wed
13
Feb

Exciting district play happening in soccer

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Left: The enforcer: In the games of soccer, hockey, and other physical sports there’s always a few guys on the team that don’t take no mess. When opposing players get rough and want to play a little dirty these guys just smile and respond. Ruben Rodriguez is one of those dudes. Things got real chippy at times last Tuesday versus Jarrell with plenty of extra-curricular and the Bulldogs No.14 quickly became the enforcer to settle some visitors down.
Right: The Burnet varsity Lady Dawg soccer team saw some struggles in pre-district play but they’ve gotten off to a great start in district and are now 3-0. Pictured above varsity team member, Phebe Musasa, leaps high into the air while competing for the ball in last week’s game versus Jarrell. The Lady Dawgs won that contest, 4-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

District competition is warming up for Burnet’s soccer teams and last week had some exciting matches for both the boys and the girls. The Lady Dawgs have moved their district record to 3-0 with three-straight wins. Burnet has knocked off Little River Academy, 2-1; Jarrell, 4-1; and most recently Florence, 6-0.

“The team’s confidence seems to be growing exponentially with each game,” said head coach Matthew Russell.

On the boys side the Bulldogs played Academy last Friday and almost pulled off a comeback win. Wyatt Young cut the score to 3-1 late in the second half, and Eduardo Medina added to the comeback making it 3-2 late in the contest with a goal of his own. The Bulldogs did score another goal for the tie, but an offsides penalty nullified the score, resulting in a 3-2 loss.

On Tuesday the Dawgs hosted Jarrell.

Wed
30
Jan

Cheers for a Top 20 finish

The Burnet High School cheerleaders placed 19th overall in Class 4A at the UIL Spirit Championships in Fort Worth on Friday, Jan. 18, for their second straight Top 20 finish. Burnet qualified for the finals in 13th place overall with 10th place in fight song routine, 18th place in crowd leading and 32nd in band chant. In the finals, Burnet placed 15th in crowd leading and 18th in fight song and band dance, but the cumulative total placed them 19th due to very close placement scores.

Wed
30
Jan

About time to kick-off district

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Pictured above Bulldog varsity soccer player Eduardo Medina intercepts a La Vernia Pass during last Tuesday night’s game in Burnet. The Bears brought a quality team to town and defeated Burnet, 4-1.

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The Bulldog and Lady Bulldog soccer teams have been hard at work preparing for district play and the time is now near. The Dawgs will be competing in District 27-4A which plays host to Burnet, Lampasas, Liberty Hill, Salado, Florence, Jarrell, and Little River Academy.

The Lady Bulldog team has been going through some growing pains in addition to fighting through injuries to some top players. The girls, who are sitting at 2-9 on the season, have picked up wins over Cole and Allan College Prep. They most recently lost to Marble Falls and China Spring. They have high hopes that their senior leaders will be able to return to play soon and that they will be able to make a nice run in their district competition.

On the boys side the Dawgs lost to Hutto 3-0 in a JV/Varsity mix game, and then fell to La Vernia’s varsity at home on Tuesday, 4-1.

Wed
30
Jan

Bulldog lifters increase their loads

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Lady Dawg powerlifter Sydni Reyes smiles for the camera as she chalks up for a successful 275 pound deadlift.

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The Burnet powerlifting team competed at their host meet last Thursday and just about everyone who grabbed a bar set a new personal record.

There is still a lot to learn for some newbies; like hitting depth, waiting on commands, and learning lift patterns but all-in-all it was a pretty successful meet for our local lifters.

There were some pretty incredible feats accomplished by those in Bulldog green.

Roger Craig, 242 pound lifter, set the bar high right out of the gate with a 600 pound squat on his final lift. That was only 20 pounds shy of the school record set by Jesus Palacios in 2008.

Craig ended the night with the best heavy platform squat, 600 pounds; best bench press, 395; and collected the triple crown with the best deadlift as well, 565, for a 1,565 total. At the end of the night, for the second week in a row, he earned the best overall lifter of the meet award.

Wed
30
Jan

Lady Dawgs lose second to the Hill; Burnet No. 2 seed at 5-2

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Burnet’s Caitlynne Graves gets control of the ball and races the length of the gym for a Lady Dawg score. Burnet went 1-1 on the week dropping their Tuesday night home game against Liberty Hill before picking-up a road victory on Friday at Taylor.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

As of Monday’s presstime the Lady Dawgs were sitting at 23-7 overall, 5-2 in district, which had them as the No. 2 seed in District 27-4A. Burnet suffered their second loss to Liberty Hill in the first game of the second round last Tuesday night in Burnet. It was a frustrating thing to watch unfold for many in attendance. The Lady Dawgs had an early 8-0 lead and were still controlling things at half, 22-15, just before the wheels fell off. Nothing went right for the girls in green in the second-half.

Liberty Hill’s Jessica Holliday, a 5’7 sophomore, wreaked havoc in the third. She drained four three-points and was a perfect two-of-two at the line for 14 points. She was also perfect at the line in the fourth and the Lady Panthers added 30 points in the final two periods of play.

Wed
12
Dec

Hudgins named Academic All-State

Burnet senior, Zac Hudgins, was recently named to the 2018 Second Team Academic All-State team. Hudgins received this honor for the work he put into his senior campaign not only on the field as a Bulldog offensive lineman, but also in the classroom as a student athlete. The Texas High School Coaches Association takes many things into consideration including GPA, SAT/ACT scores and class rank when making their selections. Congratulation to Zac on this prestigious award.

Thu
21
Jun

Floyd brings home the gold medal

Former Bulldog athletes Grayson Floyd and Rod Corbin were all smiles as they posed for a photo with Floyd's new gold bling. Floyd, trained by Corbin, totaled 1,650 pounds at the annual Fort Worth Police Games to earn a first-place finish in the 275 pound class.

By Wayne Craig

Burnet Bulletin

In case you don't recognize the two beefy former Bulldogs pictured here, they are 2011 Burnet graduate Grayson Floyd, on the left, and 1988 graduate Rod Corbin, on the right.

It only takes a glance to see they have spent lots of time in the weight room.

Corbin spends some of his spare time training a select few powerlifting athletes these days and he's getting real good at preparing those athletes for golden opportunities.

You may recall a story from last summer where a Burnet County officer, Jeremy Stewart, overcame some real tough odds to win the 2017 Fort Worth Police Games gold under Corbin's direction, well now there's a new chapter.

Corbin himself spent time in the powerlifting limelight winning gold at seven of seven meets that he competed in over the past years, but this article is more about what Mr. Grayson Floyd has accomplished lately.

Wed
18
Oct

No.7 Cougars dissect Dawgs, 42-16

Photo by Wayne Craig/Clear Memories

Burnet senior defensive back Tanner Abbott slides under a tipped ball for a Bulldog interception during Friday night’s district opener. The Bulldogs fell short to the visiting China Spring Cougars and will travel to Gatesville for game two of 13-4A play this Friday.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The score to last Friday’s district opener between Burnet and China Spring may appear to be a runaway at first sight, but in fact it was a slow methodical process. The Cougars brought a quality team to Burnet, with a No.7 state ranking, but all things didn’t come easy for the boys in blue.

A scrappy Bulldog team showed up to play, and even captured the first lead.

Quarterback Chandler Galban found his big brother Sterling Galban on a deep middle ball during Burnet’s second series and the rest was history as the elder Galban turned on the jets for a 68-yard score with 8:14 on the first quarter clock. The PAT failed, 6-0 Bulldogs.

The Cougars answered with a nine-play drive; Cougar Erik Hart broke a few tackles and took it the final 15-steps to put the visitors up 7-6 with 5:34 in the first.

Thu
06
Jul

Burnet deputy takes gold against odds

Contributed

Following his first powerlifting competition, just 16 months after suffering a fractured back, Jeremy Stewart shows off two first place medals he earned at the Annual Texas Police Games.

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

Burnet investigator Jeremy Stewart always knew he wanted to turn his everyday workouts into something bigger. He searched around and found that he had a love for the sport of powerlifting and it didn’t take long for his desire to compete to grow.

“Working out and staying in shape just comes with the job,” said Stewart. “Using that to compete makes going to the gym a little easier.”

So Stewart set his sights on competing in an annual powerlifting event featuring Texas police officers, but in February of 2016 lifting became the farthest thing from his mind.

During a police chase in Burnet County Stewart was involved in a terrible accident that left him with fractured vertebrae in his back. His plans of competing quickly changed to just recovering so he could return to his job.

It took the deputy six months to get his release and get back to his plan of action.

Wed
07
Jun

Dawgs looking to punch ticket

Burnet varsity 7 on 7 defender, Kaleb Alexander, tags down a Marble Falls receiver during recent league play games in Burnet. The Bulldogs are currently participating in league games on Monday’s in June at Georgetown High School and have one shot left to qualify for state coming on June 23 in Brownwood.

By Wayne Craig
Bulletin Sports

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