Sports

Green wave stays on pace

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The Green Wave hosted their ninth tri-meet of the season on Friday at the Burnet YMCA. Burnet’s swimmers only have one meet left in the season before the District 17-5A meet which is schedule for Jan. 22 for diving and Jan. 29 for swimming. Burnet swim coach Stephanie Pegues noted recently that her athletes have been working hard and are right where she wants them on the brink of district competition. “We have been training extremely hard lately getting in 4,000-5,000 yards each day for the last two weeks,” said Pegues. “Everyone looked strong in our latest meet and we are right where we need to be as we go into our taper for district championships at the end of this month.”

Getting back to work

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Having some time off to spend with family during the Christmas and New Year’s break was great. It’s always nice to have a little time off to just relax and visit with our kids. Our original group of five is now 10 so anytime we are all in one location these days I consider it to be a blessing.

Lady Dawgs ready for district

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The varsity Lady Bulldog basketball team improved their overall record to 13-1 with a pair of wins over the holiday break. Burnet’s girls defeated Blanco, 53-37 and Georgetown Eastview, 57-55 to reach the 13-1 mark.

2020 in sports: A year like no other

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As I reflect back on the past 12 months for this year in review my thoughts are focused on what the future may bring with hopes of a much better 2021. If you see a pack of toilet paper, hurry and snatch it up, especially if it’s the good stuff.

streak ends at 11

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The varsity Lady Bulldogs played two games last week, both at home with Llano coming to town on Tuesday followed by Fredericksburg on Friday. Burnet moved their record to 11-0 with a big 73-27 victory over the visiting Lady Yellowjackets.

Extended seasons for Bulldogs

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This week’s editorial starts with a big shout-out to the varsity boys’ cross country team. The Burnet boys team finished the district race in second place overall punching their ticket to the Region IV Championships. This is Burnet’s first boys’ team to do so since 2008, a dozen years ago.

Bulldog XC team heading to Regionals

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For the first time in a dozen years the Burnet boy’s cross country team combined to qualify for a team spot at Regionals with a second place finish in district. Burnet’s boys were paced by their own sophomore district champion, Hudson Bennett, who claimed the 19-4A district gold medal with a first place time of 16:25.5. Bennett’s junior teammate, Andy Urista, posted a 17:10.9 for district bronze, and Carlos Leon, a Burnet junior, finished in the top ten as well with a ninth place 17:58.8 for the Bulldogs.

Lady Dawgs sweep top-ranked Salado

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The Lady Bulldog volleyball program earned some exciting wins last Tuesday night at their final home games of the 2020 season. The freshman girls kept their district record undefeated and remain in first place in 19-4A. The JV girls, who fell to Salado for their only district loss in round one play, defeated the Lady Eagle this match which keeps them in first place as well.