Sports

Wed
17
Jun

Heart pounding action at Burnet Rodeo

Taylor Howell of Salado and bronc Mony Pony put on quite a show for Burnet rodeo fans last Friday night at the Burnet County Rodeo. The ride, which was just short of eight seconds, was impressive but what made it even more extraordinary is Howell is blind. He has been alled the epitome of try and travels all around to compete in the bronc riding event. As always the Burnet County Rodeo was a big crowd pleaser and drew hundreds of fans each night. For more photos from the event see page 3 of today’s Burnet Bulletin

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Wed
17
Jun

Summer league softball begins for Lady Dawgs

By Wayne Craig
Bulletin Sports
The Lady Bulldog softball team is keeping with the swing of things by playing league play games each week in June at Fredericksburg High School. Last Tuesday they played their first two games facing host Fredericksburg and Junction.

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Wed
17
Jun

Dawgs host talented teams for 7 on 7 tourney

By Wayne Craig
Bulletin Sports
The Bulldog 7 on 7 team hosted a varsity tournament on Saturday morning with 14 talented teams in attendance ncluding Burnet, Lago Vista, Yoakum, Bremond, Taylor, Marion, Lampasas, Wimberley, Christoval, Price Carlisle, Boerne, Bandera, Navarro and Robinson. The Dawgs played in pool one which featured Lago Vista, Yoakum, and Bremond. Burnet faced the Lago VistaVikings in their first contest. The Vikings took first possession but it was short lived as Burnet’s Hart Krause ended the drive with an interception.Austin Moore completed one pass to Kel Winn and then went to the zone for Joel Johnson and the Dawgs first score. Sterling Galban caught the extra- point, 7-0

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Wed
03
Jun

Burnet kicker makes it official with SMU

Burnet senior kicker Alex Melvin made it official with SMU on Thursday in the BHS library in front of family and fiends by signing his national letter of intent. Melvin will join the SMU Mustangs to be a part of their special teams with his talents for punting and place kicking. Burnet coaches Kurt Jones and Billy Cook were on hand to talk about what Melvin meant to the Bulldogs throughout his career. Coach Cook said, “If you ever drove by the practice fields and saw 70 footballs laying around you could bet that Alex was hard at work.” Melvin is pictured with his mom and dad, Samantha and Eric Melvin, sister, Paige Hewlett; as well as niece and nephew vivianne and Jack Hewlett.

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Wed
03
Jun

Classic battle between Dawgs and Stangs

By Wayne Craig
On Thursday evening the Burnet 7 on 7 football team visited Marble Falls for a little tune-up game play, and as always it was a good battle. On Burnet’s first possession Austin Moore connected with Kel Winn and following an extra point catch by Sterling Galban Burnet was up, 7-0. The Stangs were held three and out and Burnet went back to work. Again on a fourth down play Moore connected with Joel Johnson for a score. Following a Galban extra point the Dawgs led, 14-0.

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Wed
27
May

Dawgs earn their ticket

The Burnet Bulldog 7 on 7 team earned their state ticket in their very first attempt taking second place in a tie-breaker situation at Lorena. The Dawgs took first place in their pool defeating McGregor, Gatesville, and China Spring.

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Wed
27
May

Dawgs place nine on 25-4A All-District list

By Wayne Craig

The Burnet Bulldog baseball team placed nine players on the 25-4A All District list last week claiming the newcomer award, three first team spots, three second team spots, and two honorable mentions. The district was loaded with talent for the 2015 season which is evident by the selections.

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Wed
20
May

Shipley nets induction into the Texas High School Hall of Fame

By Wayne Craig
Ask just about anyone in Burnet county that watched No.8 who suited up for the Bulldogs from 2001-2003 and they will tell you it’s no surprise he made it into the Texas High School Hall of Fame. Jordan Shipley is no stranger to being in the spotlight after an impressive career at BHS led he and his team to back-to-back state championships. Since that time he has remained a fan favorite, first at the University of Texas, then in the NFL and now on the Outdoor Channel as a host of Bucks of Tecomate.

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Wed
20
May

Great showing for Burnet at State Track Meet

By Wayne Craig
Six Bulldog athletes did a very good job in their respective events at the UIL State Track meet which was held in Austin on Saturday. On the boys side of competition Burnet’s 400 meter relay team cruised to a sixth place finish with a time of 42.28. Participants for that event included Steven Gallardo, Chris Cromer, Brock Foster and Joel Johnson. All four boys are underclassmen and will return to the BHS track program next spring.

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Wed
13
May

2015 Varsity Bulldog Baseball

By Wayne Craig
Front row, left to right, Ryan Shipley, Steven Gallardo, Peyton Utsey, Lyle Pogue, Ben Rundzieher, and Cole Abbott. Middle row: Hunter Reagor, Trent Rockafellow, Austin Moore, Garrett Cox, Logan Payne, Colton Barksdale, and Cameron Chafin. Back row: Coach Steven Shipley, Taylor Barksdale, Joel Johnson, Coach Todd Doucet, Alex Melvin, Rowdy Holmes, Brent Knight, and Coach Ryan Jones. Burnet defeated Wimberley in game one of the best-of-three series, 3-0; but suffered back-to-back losses to the Texans on Saturday which eliminated them from the playoffs.

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