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. Isabel Lunsford, Kayla Kleen, Lydia Billock, and Julianna La Joie are four outstanding swimmers on the BHS swim team. On Friday these young ladies teamed up and swam their way into the school record books with a 200 free relay time of 1:50.96.

If you see any of these young ladies in passing, please congratulate them on their accomplishment.

You can congratulate Lunsford twice because Miss Isabel also set an individual school record in the 200 free with a time of 2:02.05.

If you didn’t know Lunsford’s name before it will likely become common because this talented young swimmer is only a sophomore.

The boys had some outstanding swims of their own narrowly missing a few school records themselves including our 200 medley relay team who missed beating a 1999 Burnet record by one-tenth of a second, and two other BHS records by slim margins.

Burnet has a handful of swimmers who will advance to the upcoming regional competition. Big congrats to the following who earned a regional ticket, Maczimus Griego, Isabel Lunsford, Jacey Huston, Kyla Kleen, and Julianna La Joie.

And last but not least diver Zoe Nicholl. See more details in this week’s swim story.

Last Friday night was a big night for both boys and girls basketball. Our Lady Dawgs had a chance to grab an outright district championship for the first time in over a decade, but a disappointing 39-33 loss to Salado Friday has the two teams tied at number one for now.

The varsity boys basketball team could have put themselves in a tie with Salado’s boys for the top spot but an unbelievable one-point fourth quarter performance by Burnet resulted in a heartbreaking 42-41 loss; that included making only one of eight free throws in the fourth alone.

Both teams have secured a playoff spot, but where they finish in the district race has yet to be determined.

The BHS soccer girls have gotten off to a 2-0 start in district play. The varsity boys soccer team has struggled a bit lately but hope to turn things around soon.

Softball and baseball begin playing games this week.

Just a few more shout-outs. This next one goes to the BHS tennis team who took part in the varsity tennis meet in Llano. BHS tennis players dominated the competition. See the tennis story for individual finishes.

Powerlifting will be back this week with a dual meet on Thursday in Burnet, the golf teams are spending some time in Llano, and the track teams will be in the blocks soon.

My last shout-out goes to the varsity girls’ soccer goalie Juliet Morales who had three amazing saves during the exciting overtime game on Tuesday to help her team to victory.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading the Burnet Bulletin.