Sports

It’s been canceled

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For a sports reporter covering middle school and high school sports in a small town the spring sports season is no joke. There are multiple events pretty much every day, that is unless an extremely cold airmass, carrying plenty of precipitation with it, moves in and makes itself comfortable for several days.

Unusual circumstances pause Lady Dawgs

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It isn’t very often that indoor sports have games either canceled or postponed due to weather but that’s exactly what the Lady Dawgs have been dealing with now for days. Burnet was scheduled to host Smithville on Thursday of last week for the Bi-District championship round of the state playoffs. The game was pushed to Friday, then Saturday, and was ultimately put on hold until further notice on Saturday morning. The two schools are separated by 95 miles and road conditions haven’t been safe enough for travel for days.

Golfers tee-off at Lighthouse

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The Bulldog golf team managed to get in a round of play before cancelations hit Burnet sports last week. On Monday, the boys’ team traveled to Kingsland to play in the Llano Invitational on the Lighthouse course. The event was Burnet’s first outing of the spring season.

Bulldog swimmers honored academically

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Five members of the Green Wave swim team were honored last week with some prestigious selections. According to Academic All American Chairperson, Marney Shirley, “ Over 353,936 students are involved in aquatics at the high school level in over 17,454 programs for boys’ and girls’. Approximately two-percent of those students are recognized as high school All American’s.”

For the record

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There were highs and lows in the past week of Burnet Bulldog sports, as well as a few record setting performances. Let’s start with a group of young ladies who etched their names in the green wave record books while competing at district on Friday.

Exciting wins for soccer

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The soccer teams started district play last week and Burnet’s varsity girls have a 2-0 record after two exciting wins. On Tuesday the Lady Dawgs were tied 2-2 with Little River Academy after regulation of the district opener. Burnet’s goals were netted by Caroline Valencia and Phebe Musasa both off assists by Lainey Rye.

Salado dishes Dawgs heartache

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The Bulldogs played in two district games last week, both on the road. Burnet traveled to Gateway on Tuesday followed by a road trip on Friday to Salado. For the varsity team both games were big, with Friday’s holding a share of the district crown on the line.

Salado plays spoiler in Burnet

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Before Friday night the Lady Dawgs hadn’t been beaten since Dec. 18. That loss came in non-district play to Fredericksburg who hasn’t lost a single game since mid-November and are now ranked third in the state with a 21-1 record. Burnet’s girls built an impressive 18-1 record, 5-0 in district and enjoyed a bye on Tuesday before facing Salado on Friday.