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Ten Highland Lakes Sports Insights

Welcome to this weekly column where readers will find a summary of sports across the region and the impressions left on this writer. The Burnet Lady Dawgs athletics program is moving from very good to great. Just look at the success. The basketball team joined the volleyball team in qualifying for the Class 4A Region III tournament, known to many as the Houston region. That is a tough road, indeed, to get to the state tournament. Credit volleyball head coach Crystal Shipley and her team for setting the bar for…

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Lady Dawgs will be remembered for more than season record

The Burnet High School girls basketball team’s season ended with a 64-39 loss to Sour Lake Hardin Jefferson in the Class 4A Region III final Feb. 26 after the Lady Dawgs defeated Huffman Hargrave 45-40 in a regional semifinal on Feb. 25 in Lufkin. But the ending isn’t what head coach Rick Gates and the Lady Dawgs will remember about the 2021-22 season. Instead, they’ll treasure how they earned their 19-13 overall record and went 8-0 during the District 19-4A campaign to be the district champions en route to constructing…

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