With just two days left in the 2016 school year many parents may be wondering what am I going to do to keep my kids busy, active, and out of the house. Well, several of the Burnet High School programs have an answer for you with summer camps that start up as early as next week. The following is a listing of some of those camps and their costs but you can get more information and sign-up forms on the BCISD website under the Athletics department. You can also call the BHS athletic field house at 512-756-4501.
The Burnet CISD has officially hired David Schubert as the new Girls Athletic Coordinator and Head Girls Basketball coach. Many in the area are familiar with Coach Schubert, who spent last year leading the Lady Mustangs in Marble Falls. Before that he spent much of his time as an Athletic Coordinator in northeast Texas. His most impressive records come from his coaching days at Wortham where his teams were 48-12, and in Chapel Hill where his teams were 53-17.
“Coach Schubert is a man of high integrity and moral character with a tireless work ethic,” said Burnet Athletic Director Kurt Jones.
“He is very energetic and has a strong desire to take our girls athletic program to new heights,” added Jones.
Coach Schubert’s wife has also been employed by BCISD as a teacher at fifth grade. They have three children, two sons and a daughter and they are excited about their transition to Burnet.
There is no doubt that Navarro was a tough bi-district draw for the Burnet Bulldog baseball team. The Panthers entered the first round of the playoffs with a 24-2 overall record and according to a May 5 THSBCA poll they were ranked No.7 in the state. Some polls have them higher but all show them somewhere in the top 10.
A best-of-three, home-and-home series was decided and on Friday night the Bulldog hit the road to Navarro. Burnet posted no runs in their first at bat but the Panthers didn’t waste any time getting on the board scoring four in the bottom of the opener. Their points came on a two-run double followed by a two RBI single.
The Dawgs offensive troubles continued and Navarro built an 8-0 lead before Burnet was able to get on the board in the top of the fifth.
Burnet senior Taylor Carroll has been an impressive golfer for the Lady Bulldog team since the beginning of her career at BHS. On Monday and Tuesday she wrapped-up her time in the green and white at the UIL State tournament at Austin’s Onion Creek.
“Taylor was paired with the best medalists in the state and showed she belonged there,” said head golf coach Roy Kiser.
“Even though she struggled both days to make putts she continued to battle throughout the rounds,” added Kiser.
Carroll shot an 84 on Monday and finished the state rounds on Tuesday with an 87.
“She has always represented our team and school with outstanding character and competition,” said Kiser.
While Carroll’s days as a Bulldog are nearly done she will not be putting away her clubs. She recently signed on to play at the next level at Harding University.
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.