Sports

Wed
27
Aug

The story behind the story

Week one will bring an exciting game to the Hill Country featuring cross-county rivals Burnet versus Marble Falls. Pictured above four athletes who will be eager to compete, Burnet wide receiver, Cody Jones; Marble Falls guard, Hanner Shipley; Burnet outside linebacker, Jes Craig; and Marble Falls quarterback, Brennen Wooten.

By Wayne Craig.
 
For years the Burnet versus Marble Falls rivalry has been the talk of the towns leading up to game day, but what about the other 364 days a year? Can a Bulldog and a Mustang be friends? It’s a heated rivalry at times, and at one point the game was even taken off the schedule for several years.

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Wed
27
Aug

Girls continue to grow mentally and physically

Varsity Lady Bulldog Madison Hall flies high for a kill during last Monday’s game in Burnet versus Blanco. The Lady Dawgs will host Waco University Friday.

By Wayne Craig.
 
The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball team has not shied away from tough competition in the early goings of the 2014 season, and playing a schedule like theirs will surely pay off. “I am so proud of these young ladies,” said head coach Salye Coles.” “We are continuing to grow both mentally and physically. They are taking every situation they face and building on it for the next time they see the floor.”

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Sat
02
Aug

‘They don’t call him Ed Win for nothing’

Funeral services for Jesse Edwin Abernathy, who was the head coach at Burnet High School for 15 years and took his Bulldogs team to the state championship game in 1992, will be Saturday in Port Lavaca. Abernathy died Saturday. Abernathy’s death brought an outpouring of tributes from former players and fellow coaches, including Pastor Rodney McGee of the Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet, who will conduct the funeral services.

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Sat
02
Aug

Saying good-bye to a Bulldog legend

Michael Maxwell and coach Jesse Edwin Abernathy share a moment together. Abernathy coached 15 years at Burnet and led the athletic program to plenty of success. He passed away last weekend.

By Wayne Craig.

It didn’t take long for sad news to spread this past weekend. Learning the news of the passing of coach Jesse Edwin Abernathy brought tears to many, but just the sound of his name brought back a flood of great memories. Coach Ab is what most called him, and he truly was a special man. Through his journey of coaching he touched so many lives and helped turn a multitude of boys into fine young men.

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