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Residents share the traits they want to see in next Marble Falls football coach, athletic director

CAPTION: Dr. Jeff Gasaway, Marble Falls Independent School District superintendent, reads a list of qualities before tearing the page to add more during the community gathering to get feedback from residents on the traits they want in the next athletic director and football head coach. Photo by Jennifer Fierro/ Marble Falls Independent School District officials sounded confident they would be able to meet a self-imposed deadline of presenting their recommendation on who to hire as the next football head coach and athletic director to the board of trustees Dec. 18…

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New weights, racks highlight improvements at Marble Falls ISD weight rooms

CAPTION: The new glute-hamstring developers at Marble Falls High School that will help make the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs stronger and faster. Courtesy photo The weight rooms at Marble Falls high school and middle school received the second half of what strength-and-conditioning coordinator Richard Scales concluded was needed to ensure athletes in every sport could get stronger and faster. And, most importantly, limit the chances of injury. New squat bars and neck trainers went into the small weight room at the high school. The high school also received new weight…

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Marble Falls grad Stephenson opens smoothie bar

CAPTION: The different ingredients, flavors and offerings of Fresh Fuel Nutrition is a dream come true for operator Jesse Stephenson. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography A new smoothie and healthy foods bar is opening inside The Athletic Club in Marble Falls. Fresh Fuel Nutrition is operated by Jesse Stephenson, a 2020 graduate of Marble Falls High School. She is hosting a grand opening Tuesday, Aug. 1. Operating hours are 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Athletic Club is at 2312 U.S. 281…

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Evaluating success helps Marble Falls sports administrators implement more building blocks

CAPTION: Davis Dreisbach (left) and Kody Smith are two reasons why the Marble Falls High School basketball team won the District 24-4A crown in 2022-23. Both return this year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro It had been awhile since the Marble Falls High School athletic department enjoyed a winter and spring like the one it experienced during the 2022-23 school year. Perhaps the best example might be in the early 2000s when athletes such as Farren Fox, Ashley Laughlin, Leonel Manzano, Danielle Pegues, Jillian Phillips, Brian Price and Carter Tynes…

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Scales is new offensive coordinator for Marble Falls football

CAPTION: Richard Scales, who is demonstrating what he wants to see from athletes who are performing a specific lift, is the new offensive coordinator and co-offensive line coach. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro Marble Falls High School football head coach Brian Herman announced staffing changes to the Mustangs’ 2023-24 staff. Richard Scales has been promoted to offensive coordinator and will coach the offensive line along with David Griffin. “Coach Scales is one of my early hires,” said Herman, who is entering his fifth year with the Mustangs. “He’s been loyal…

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Marble Falls Athletic Booster provides assistance to the Mustangs, Lady Mustangs during standout year

CAPTION: The Marble Falls Middle School weight room is receiving more equipment to help players better prepare for being a high school athlete. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro The Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club has a pivotal role in providing an invaluable assist to the athletic department at Marble Falls Independent School District. And like many players whose assists are most enjoyed by those who score, booster club leaders appreciate the acknowledgement but don’t work harder in order to get praise. Instead, club president Shannon Roberts noted, the leaders are…

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Marble Falls athletes are committing themselves to summer workouts

Championships are won in the offseason. That was said by Pat Summit, the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, right after the Lady Vols won one of their eight national titles. She commended her players for staying in Knoxville during the summer to work toward their championship. In many ways, that’s what’s happening with athletes at Marble Falls Independent School District. Strength and conditioning coordinator Richard Scales said he’s been pleased with the attendance, noting 75 high school and 45 middle school students are attending from 7-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday.…

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Burnet athletes score most points ever in Bulldog Cup competition

CAPTION: The Burnet softball team is one of several district champions the department produced in 20223. File photo No athletic department in Burnet County showed its superiority more than Burnet High School during the 2022-23 school year. That’s because the Bulldogs won all but one District 24-4A title in cross country in the fall and was the district runners-up in baseball and track and field. They advanced to the playoffs in boys soccer. Add in the three state titles in track and field by Victor Aviles, Hudson Bennett and Brayden…

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Scales helps athletes prepare for seasons thanks to specifically designed programs

CAPTION: Richard Scales (second row, left) was one reason why the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs captured multiple district titles and advanced in the playoffs during the 2023-24 school year. File photo In sports, a banner year isn’t by accident, even one the Marble Falls High School athletic department made look easy. The Mustangs took district titles in cross country, basketball, soccer and baseball and the golf team advanced to the Class 4A state tournament. In addition, the Lady Mustangs won the district title in basketball and the soccer team finished…

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Marble Falls claims several district titles to highlight a tremendous year in sports

CAPTION: The 2022-23 Marble Falls High School girls basketball team is one of several Marble Falls sports teams to win district championships and advance to the playoffs during the 2022-23 school year. The Lady Mustangs, like the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team, were the favorites to win the district crowns and did it. File photo The 2022-23 school year is in the books and much of the athletics portion is written in purple and gold. That’s because the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs assembled a sports year not witnessed…

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