Sports

Thu
23
Feb

Tough ending for Dawgs

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.

Thu
23
Feb

Lady Pups play final game at BMS

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.

Thu
23
Feb

Dawgs earn silver finish in 19-4A

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.

Wed
22
Feb

Roller-coaster ride for Lady Dawgs

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.

Wed
22
Feb

Meet me at the game how 'bout dah!

From the Dawg House

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

There is a lot going on when it comes to Burnet sports, and whether you want to see the balls kicked, hit, or shot you can do all of the above.

The Lady Bulldog basketball team collected a Bi-District championship with a 50-32 win over La Grange last week, but fell short in the Area round to Gatesville, 51-33.

Salado fell in the first round to Navasota, 59-29 while Liberty Hill easily took out Giddings, 71-17 and Taylor beat Smithville.

Liberty Hill edged out Mexia in the Area round, 50-41. Taylor fell from the playoffs in Area with a 58-32 loss to Madisonville.

Congratulations to the Lady Dawg basketball team on all of their success this season, and a special thank you to the seniors Izzy Ramon, Reagan Giesenschlag, Kiley Burton and Haley Fieseler for all their efforts.

Wed
15
Feb

Roger Craig took Bronze at Brady

Bulldog sophomore powerlifter Roger Craig patiently waits for the judge’s command while holding 480 pounds at the top of the lift. It was a new personal record for Craig who finished with a 1,260 total and bronze medal at Brady.

Wed
15
Feb

Power Dawgs show heart at Heart of Texas meet in Brady

No matter what you compete in there are anxious moments in every sport. Pictured above Burnet junior Alex Barry is living one of those moments in the sport of powerlifting as she waits for results to light up. A big smile soon appeared when the white lights lit-up her platform, signifying a good deadlift and a new personal best of 305 pounds. Barry also colleted a bronze medal in her class with a 270 squat, 155 bench, and 305 deadlift for a 730 total.

 

By Wayne Craig Bulletin sports As expected it was a tough meet for many of Burnet’s powerlifters in Brady last week, but there was a lot of heart shown out of our local lifters. Five girls and five boys from Burnet brought home hardware for their efforts in their respective weight classes, they are as follows. Leading the boys team was Noe Martinez who captured gold in the 123 class; Martinez was the only Burnet lifter to earn gold. Roger Craig collected a bronze medal in the 220 class, Ryan Jackson finished fourth in the 148s, while Laken Behrens did the same in the 198 class, and Dylan Wilson added more to Burnet’s team total with a fifth place finish in the 132s. On the girls’ side Burnet had three silver medalists. They were Julyssa Silvia in the 97 pound division, Jayci Craig took second in the 148’s and Brailey Hall did so in the 181’s. Alex Barry finished behind Hall to earn a bronze in the 181 class, while Leah Ng claimed fourth in the 259 division.

Wed
15
Feb

The Burnet Highlandettes

The Burnet Highlandettes have been performing all over lately from soccer games to basketball. Their dance magic is giving sports fans something to cheer about even during halftime breaks.

 

Wed
15
Feb

Lady Dawgs finish up district at 9-3

Last Tuesday night was Senior Night for the Lady Dawgs and BHS senior Kiley Burton was proudly escorted to center court by her dad Clay Burton. Burton and her teammates added to the night with a 59-32 victory over Leander Glenn.

By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports It was an emotional night for several in attendance of Tuesday night’s Lady Bulldog game in Burnet. It was the Lady Dawgs final home game of 2017, final district game, parent’s night and the final night for Burnet’s four seniors to take to the court at Bulldog Gym. Parent’s and seniors were honored before tip-off and after several fought back tears the game was on. Emma Lewis put the scoreboard to work first, as she has done so many times this year, with a quick three. Marissa Escamilla, Kiley Burton, and Izzy Ramon also all added some early bucket but the Lady Grizzlies of Leander kept early pace, 10-7. Lewis opened it up a bit at that point with another trey. Trynadee Greenwell and Escamilla added some late free-throws and after eight-minutes of play Burnet had built a 22-12 lead. The Lady Dawgs had a 10-point lead after the first half, 31-21 but quickly put the game out-of-reach in the third.

Wed
15
Feb

Dawgs dominate Grizzlies, move to 10-1 in district

Burnet senior Caden Farrell goes airborne sending one toward the hoop and ends up drawing a foul during last week’s contest against Leander Glenn. The Bulldogs collected a 66-44 win over the Grizzlies and moved their record to 10-1 in district play, 20-8 overall.

 

Burnet senior Carter Carruthers drives toward the basket during last week’s game versus Leander Glenn. Carruthers and his teammates posted a 66-44 win over the Grizzlies.

 

 

By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The varsity Bulldog basketball team improved their record to 20-8, 10-1 in district last Tuesday night with a big 66-44 win over the visiting Grizzlies. Burnet played their final regular season game on Tuesday when they hosted Liberty Hill. As for the playoffs Burnet is in, but seeding was not yet known. The Bulldogs will play a bi-district contest early next week. Last week the Dawgs made an early statement against the Leander Glenn Grizzlies. Burnet had five athletes combine for a quick 21 points while holding Leander to just 8. The Dawgs worked well all over the court. Freshman Blaine Burkhalter hit two buckets from beyond the arc and Drew Kiser swished another for three in the opener. Ryan Robertson, Caelin Graves, and Kyle Cavender all hit two-point shots in the period and Kiser was a perfect two-of-two at the line. Burnet continued to pull away in the second.

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