It was time to roll up their sleeves and compete as several of the Llano All Star teams battled in outlaw tournaments as they prepare for the Little League District Tournament. All of the Llano teams have competed extremely well. Tthe Llano Machine Pitch All Stars play in the Fredericksburg tournament on June 19-20, the Llano Minors All Stars begin Little League District Tournament play in Burnet on Monday, June 22, against Fredericksburg at 7 p.m. and the Llano Intermediate All Stars begin District Tournament play in Boerne against Mason on Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. In girls softball, the Llano Minors All Stars begin District Tournament play in Burnet on Friday, June 26, against Kerrville at 7:30 p.m. and the Llano Majors All Stars begin their quest to win the District Tournament in Fredericksburg on Saturday, June 27, against the Hill Country team at 5 p.m.
Lighthouse Country Club will host a West Texas Junior Championship Tour event Thursday. More than 70 youth golfers are expected in the field with divisions for boys and girls from age six to 18. Tyler McDonough of Llano is one of several Llano golfers competing in the WTJCT. Others on the roster for the summer time golf tour are Collin Oestreich, Zachary Beesley, Riley Brown, Phillip Edmondson, Cade Whitson and Alex Riley.
Claire Williams earned first team honors on the District 25-4A team as selected by the district coaches. The senior was the lone first-team pick for the Lady Jackets. Llano placed Lacey Redden and Christy Vassar on the second team.
The 12th annual Emory Bellard-Spike Dykes Kids Care-A-Van Golf Classic is scheduled for June 20 at Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet. The Saturday tournament and Tailgate Party on Friday night are the annual fund-raiser for the Seton Highland Lakes Hospital’s Kid’s Caravan, a mobile unit that serves the youth of Highland Lakes with medical needs.
Llano’s Kyle Tarter and Holden Simpson were both selected to the first-team all-district team as selected by the District 25-4A coaches. Carter made the team as catcher and Simpson as shortstop. Pitcher Logan Bauer made the second unit as did third baseman Tommy Yelvington.
The Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation will host the Seventh Annual U.S.T.A. Sanctioned Roddick Foundation Tennis Classic on Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 at Marble Falls High School. This tournament will be the fourth phase of the Roddick Foundation’s point series of U.S.T.A. sanctioned tennis tournaments sponsored by Babolat and local businesses.
A baseball camp for youths in incoming grades third through ninth will be held at the Llano High School baseball field June 1-4. The first session for sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders is form 9:30 a.m. to noon. The second sessions for third, fourth and fifth graders is from 1-3:30 p.m. Each player will receive one on one coaching from Llano High School coaches and players. Athletes will go through a Jacket daily practice routine. This includes an introduction to batting practice and defensive routines along with station control. Players should bring gloves and bats.
Established in 1968 the Lighthouse Country Club is a semi-private, 18 hole golf course located in the rolling hills of Kingsland, the headwaters of Lake LBJ. The course was renovated in 2006 by Jerry Slack and Leon Howard. Featuring smooth rolling Tifeagle greens and 419 Bermuda fairways, tees and roughs, and broad vistas of Packsaddle Mountain.
It was a light week of baseball as many of the league’s scheduled games were cancelled due to the recent heavy rains that the area has received. The season is winding down with only a few games left for each team and the all-star season about to get underway.