Sports

Wed
02
Aug

Zowie joins newspaper staff

Richard Zowie

 

 

 

Highland Lakes Newspapers Publisher Frank Shubert announced this week the addition of Richard Zowie as a staff writer.

Zowie will cover the City of Burnet for the Burnet Bulletin and will also cover general assignments.

He is the sports editor for the Bulletin's sister paper, The Highlander, covering Marble Falls and Faith Academy sports. He also will utilize his layout and design talents to the production side of the newspaper.

"Richard has hit the ground running and has already made significant contributions to the Bulletin,” Shubert said. “We are excited to have his talents and energy working for the communities we serve and look forward what's coming next!"

Wed
05
Oct

Two wins boost Lady Dawgs to 4-2

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The varsity Lady Bulldogs used two district wins last week to boost their record to 4-2 and earn a tie for second place. Following a Tuesday night bye Burnet will begin round two play this Friday at Liberty Hill. The Lady Panthers currently hold the top spot and are still undefeated in district play. Burnet, Llano and Salado are all tied for second, and after that it goes Leander Glenn, Taylor and Lampasas who is winless in district play.

Burnet’s girls began the week by hosting Lampasas on Tuesday night. It was a clean sweep for team green who walked away with the victory in just three-sets 25-12, 25-7, 25-21.

In game one Burnet built an early lead with Alex Barry at the service line and the play of Chelsea Bible at the net. Following two Baby Romero serves and a Summir Hill kill Burnet was in business at 5-1.

Wed
05
Oct

Running away with gold

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BULLETIN SPORTS

 

Topping my list of noteworthy performances this week is the varsity Lady Dawg cross country team.

The cross country teams competed at the Marble Falls meet recently and they competed well.

Burnet senior Abby Bullock led the charge for the varsity squad with a second place overall finish and many of her teammates stayed close by.

Julyssa Silva finished fourth, Neeradt Leon claimed seventh overall, Alexis Munguia raced in at number nine, Fatima Rodriguez claimed 11, and Reagan Giesenschlag finished 16.

Needless to say with all of Burnet’s runners finishing that close together the team brought home gold. It was a great win for the Lady Dawgs!

The varsity boys had some top 15 finishers with Caden Farrell tracking down a number nine overall finish and Ross Giesenschlag crossing the line at number 14.

Wed
21
Sep

XC earns bronze in Gatesville

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet’s cross country teams ran in the Bill Bradley Invitational in Gatesville last Thursday. Several Burnet runners turned in top-notch performances and the Lady Bulldog team earned a bronze taking third place overall out of 12 teams.

The top female runner for Burnet was Trynadee Greenwell who placed second out of 102 varsity runners. Greenwell was followed by Abby Bullock, 13; Neeradt Leon, 20; Alexis Munguia, 24; Julyssa Silva, 25; Fatima Rodriguez, 36; and Reagan Giesenschlag, 28.

The boys varsity division hosted 93 total runners. The top finisher for Burnet was JT Killebrew who placed 32. He was followed by Jordin Balmarez, 48; Tanner Abbott, 50; Caden Farrell, 58; Ross Giesenschlag, 63; and Eddy Shaw, 85.

The JV boys race included 96 runners. For the Bulldogs Clayton Atkison placed 46, and Dillon Crain finished at 74.

Wed
21
Sep

And the winner is......

From the Dawg House by Wayne Craig

 

I’ll start this week with a big congrats to the newest homecoming royalty. Jax Noah and Elyssa Martinez were crowned King and Queen just before kickoff of Friday night’s homecoming game.

There were some great moments in Bulldog sports this week as well.

The varsity Lady Dawg volleyball team turned a corner with a confidence building win over district opponent, Taylor.

As far as positions played, some were taken out of their comfort zones, but I, along with many others were proud of their response.

Not that Taylor is a powerhouse team, but the way our girls won brought on lots of smiles and joy, and hopefully momentum builds from there.

The 2016 Bulldog football team is drawing some large crowds and it was awesome to see a packed house for homecoming. The Bulldogs have fans all fired-up with a 4-0 record. Their latest victim was the Crockett Cougars who fell to the Dawgs 44-18 on Friday night.

Wed
21
Sep

Pups fall short to Ponies

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

In all four of Burnet’s middle school football games against Marble Falls last Thursday there were highlights for the Pups, but unfortunately none of the squads in green were able to post a win.

The seventh-grade White team fell short, 28-0; the seventh-grade Green team lost, 28-24; the eighth-grade White team was on the short side of a 14-0 ball game, and the eighth-grade Green team came up empty, 30-20.

 

Seventh-Grade White

The seventh-grade white team traveled to Marble Falls on Thursday and dropped their match against the Ponies, 28-0. Offensive standouts for Burnet included Adrian Hernandez and Carlos Olivera who led the Pups in rushing. Good blocking up-front was provided by Avery Holcomb, Jacob Peaster, Tyler Gonzalez, Ivan Carreon, and James Leon.

Wed
21
Sep

Lady Dawgs open district 1-1

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball squad opened district play last week with back-to-back homes games on Tuesday and Friday versus Liberty Hill and Taylor. Burnet dropped the first match to the Lady Panthers in three sets but bounced back on Friday with a three set victory over Taylor to moved their district record to 1-1.

The girls had a few bright moments against Liberty Hill but never really got into a rhythm and eventually fell short, 25-20, 25-14, 25-19.

Things were much different on Friday versus Taylor. The Lady Ducks did bring a good squad to town and it wasn’t an easy win for Burnet, it was more like a determined victory. Two of the three sets took extra points to decide and set two finished with a total of 58 points being scored.

Wed
21
Sep

Bulldogs cruise to 4-0

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

It was a week of homecoming fun at BHS, from a lengthy parade of floats, to the bonfire, and the crowning of the king and queen. There was lots of fun to be had. There were many painted on smiles, and some spectacular mums, but when the action started Friday night it was back to business for the Bulldogs.

The Crockett Cougars rolled into town Friday night and the Bulldog wasted little time posting points.

In their opening drive the Bulldogs rattled off eight-plays before Tyler Torres put three on the board for Burnet with a 28-yard kick.

Great defensive play by Kyle Cavender, Alex Gonzalez, and Rowdy Holmes shortly forced a Cougar punt.

The Bulldogs next offensive series ended on a fourth down attempt, but another Holmes pressured pass soon forced a second Cougar punt.

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