Sports

Wed
10
Sep

Dawgs fall to Wylie in home opener


Burnet senior Cory Cavender sweeps the left corner after a handoff and picks up good yards for the Dawgs on a solid run. Burnet dropped their home opener Friday night to Abilene Wylie which brought each team’s record even at 1-1. The Bulldogs defeated Marble Falls in week one play, while Wylie came up just short to Argyle, last year’s 3A state champion.

By Wayne Craig.

Friday night was a great battle between two quality teams as highly ranked Abilene Wylie came to Burnet for some gridiron action. If you weren’t at the game the score doesn’t necessarily indicate how close things could have been.

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Wed
10
Sep

A week full of victories for the Lady Dawgs


The Burnet Esprit de Corp put on a great halftime show for the hometown crowd on Friday night which featured some high-flying Highlandettes. Pictured above Cierra Macaluso displays a perfect leap during the home opening performance.

By Wayne Craig.

All three Lady Bulldog volleyball teams defeated both Bangs and Rockdale last week and the JV girls also picked up a tournament win in the bronze division.
 
Varsity
The varsity Lady Bulldogs battled back from a big deficit in set one against Bangs to win 27-25; and then played great back-to-back matches, 25-12, 25-22 to win the game in three.

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Wed
03
Sep

Bulldogs weather the storm


Burnet RB Eric Walker leaps into the endzone at 12:27 a.m. for the game winning overtime touchdown against Marble Falls in the season opener on Friday night. The Bulldogs won the contest 51-45.

By Wayne Craig.

The 2014 county grudge match will for sure be one to remember. As far as records show it was the first time the Bulldogs started a game on Friday, played straight through, and didn’t finish until Saturday. There was an hour rain delay that pushed the start back, and it was 12:27 a.m. when Burnet running back Eric Walker went airborne in overtime to put the final nail in the coffin.

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Wed
03
Sep

Big wins at Run for your Oats


Burnet senior Danielle Lindley puts a serve in play for the Lady Bulldogs. Lindley had a good week at the service line with four aces in Ingram and four aces against Waco.

By Wayne Craig.

The Burnet cross country team ran in their second non-traditional race on Saturday and two Bulldog competitors left with gold medals around their necks. Burnet sophomores Drew Kiser and Abby Bullock each won the overall championship at the Annual Run for your Oats race sponsored by the Oatmeal Festival in Bertram.

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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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