The Bulldog golf team hosted a tournament last week with the boys playing on Tuesday and the girls on Wednesday. The girls team finished tenth overall and the boys took sixth as a team.
On the boys side Tayden Qualls and Kel Winn led the way with rounds of 86. Jess Luther chipped in an 88 and was followed by Colton Parker and Austin Moore who each shot a 96. As an individual medalist Dillon Crain posted a 127.
In girl’s competition Taylor Carroll posted a fantastic finish with a team leading 80. She was followed by Reagan Giesenschlag, 104; Malory Alvarez, 110; and Victoria Baladez, 118.
Both teams teed off today at Delaware Springs to began the district rounds.
Burnet senior wide receiver Joel Johnson is all smiles, as his family gatheres around for his signing ceremony Monday, March 7, in the Burnet High SchoolS Library. Johnson made it official with his signature to play for the Abilene Christian University Wildcats next Fall. ACU is a member of the NCAA Division I league. Johnson caught more than 120 passes for the Bulldogs and racked up some 2,500 yards while scoring 28 touchdowns in his career. He has been a key factor in Burnet’s recent success and his talents will surely be missed. Johnson is pictured with his parents Todd and Kim, as well as his younger twin brothers Ben and Jacob.
The Burnet High School golf teams recently competed at the Quicksand Golf Course in Wimberley with the Lady Dawgs taking to the course on Monday, followed by the boys on Tuesday.
In the girls’ competition Taylor Carroll shot an 87 which earned her a second place medalist finish. Also playing for the Lady Dawgs was Victoria Baladez, who shot a 95, and Malory Alvarez, who shot a 111.
The boys’ golf team combined efforts to earn a second place overall team finish in Wimberley. Jess Luther earned some individual hardware claiming second place individually with a personal best round of 76.
Other team contributors included Tayden Qualls, 83; Kel Winn, 85; Colton Parker, 86; Austin Moore, 103; and Preston Reeves, 126.
The Bulldogs recently competed at Mill Creek in Salado. We will update you on those finishes next week.
The Burnet Middle School (BMS) boys kicked off their 2016 track season two weeks ago at Copperas Cove. The seventh-grade Pups did a great job in the opener only missing first place by a few points. Copperas Cove won the meet, followed by Burnet in second, Liberty Hill in third, Midway in fourth, SC Lee fifth, Bonham seventh, Travis eighth, Midway B ninth, and Holy Trinity, 10.
The eighth-grade boys did an excellent job at Cove taking first place as a team. The top three teams included Burnet, Copperas Cove, and Midway A.
400 meter dash: Jaxson Denton, third.
800 meter run: Cade Rye, first; and Luke Kiser, third.
1600 meter run: Rye, first; Justin Dixon, third; and Ethan floyd, fifth.
The Burnet Middle School (BMS) Lady Bullpup track teams opened their season two weeks ago and the girls have been turning in some impressive numbers in their young season. The seventh-grade team has collected two team gold medals. They won the Copperas Cove meet with 149 points scored. That was way out in front of second place Copperas Cove who scored 89 points. At their host meet the seventh-grade Lady Pups added a team gold with 168 points. They edged out a quality Liberty Hill team who took second with 140 points.
The eighth-grade girls found some tough competition at Cove but they competed well and took fifth place for their efforts. In Burnet the eighth-grade girls scored 101.5 points taking fourth place as a team.
Burnet Little League held its opening day ceremonies on Saturday, March 5, and two former Bulldog athletes were honored by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for both softball and baseball. Pictured above is Landree Thompson with her first pitch catcher Hailey Evans who plays for the junior league Mean Machine; also pictured is Boo Maxwell with his first pitch catcher Tracer Park who plays for the junior league Chupacabras.
The Bulldog basketball team had a successful season that led it to two rounds deep in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Playoffs and resulted in seven team members being honored with an All-District selection for their play in District 25-4A.
Burnet landed two Bulldogs on the first team list including junior Drew Kiser and senior Jesse Pollard.
Burnet’s second team members included senior Darius Johnson and junior Kyle Cavender.
Three Bulldogs were honored with Honorable Mention selections including senior, Luke Pemberton; junior, Caelin Graves; and junior, Ryan Robertson.
The Bulldogs finished their 2015-16 campaign with an overall record of 18-12. They were the co-runner ups in District 25-4A with a 7-3 mark in district play.
Burnet defeated Navarro in Bi-District play, 63-53; before falling short to Wharton in Area, 71-65.
Burnet Little League held its annual opening day ceremonies on Saturday, March 5, under perfect weather conditions. This year's league is perhaps one of the biggest ever with 36 teams and more than 420 kids registered to play with teams from four-year-old T-ball through the junior league. Games will be held on the Galloway Hammond fields now through May and the community is encouraged to show up to support our favorite players and teams.
It was another memorable season for Bulldog basketball and also a season that many will look back on with a smile. The 2015-16 boys accomplished a lot of great things and, although it came to a premature end in the area round of the playoffs, it was a fun ride full of memories.
Coach Roy Kiser had this to say following Friday’s game, “I couldn’t be more proud of how our players represented the spirit, pride, and honor of Burnet High School throughout this season. It was often that someone from the opposing team would compliment our teams unselfishness or style of play. It was a fun season filled with life lessons, from the success and even from last night’s disappointment. Thank you to Coach Dixon, Coach Reeves, our administration, and the unbelievable support of this group of parents.”
The Bulldogs’ first post season opponent was Navarro and the teams met-up at Smithson Valley High school.
Burnet’s Lady Dawgs basketball team took its fans on an amazing playoff ride over the past few weeks. It started in the bi-district round with a 52-42 victory over Navarro. The Lady Panthers were a top-notch team representing District 26, but they could not match the Lady Dawgs.
Trophy presentations became the norm over the next few games. The Lady Dawgs took down undefeated Wharton next. The Tigers had a 31-0 record but thanks to a great group of senior leaders Wharton’s season ended 31-1 with a 57-49 loss to Burnet.
Brazosport was next on the list and another top 10 opponent the Lady Dawgs had to face. The girls in green showed up well at the Regional Quarterfinal match and dismantled the Lady Tigers, 77-66.
After many hugs, photo moments, and a trophy presentation the girls were soon on their way to the regional tournament held at Kingsville A&M.