Boerne competitive through three games
Llano’s early season roll continues this week with a trip to
For the third straight week, the Yellow Jackets will be
sporting their white uniforms on the road as a homecoming opponent.
Llano's Hutto provides difference in Yellow Jackets victory
By Jim Goodson
BANDERA – Llano withstood a furious Bandera comeback to win
39-26 Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
The outmanned Bulldogs pulled to within seven points and
were dominating the second half until Yellow Jacket quarterback Layton Rabb
connected with Isaac Hutto for 68 yards on the next to last play of the third
quarter. Allen Lucas scored from 21 yards on the next play to push Llano (2-1)
to a 33-19 lead.
LCRA hunting ban includes hunting on lakes and parks
On the eve of teal hunting season, which opens Sept. 15,
LCRA is reminding everyone that hunting and possession of a firearm are
prohibited on all LCRA lands and water.
Llano blasts Bangs 50-23
BANGS -- Llano used a balanced attack to spoil Bangs' homecoming Friday night in a 50-23 win at Memorial Stadium.
Yellow Jacket quarterback Layton Rabb threw for 189 yards on15 of 18 passes with four touchdowns to lead the offensive outburst.
Llano gives Wimberley scare
By Jim Goodson
LLANO – Defending Class 3A state champion Wimberley drove 61 yards on 10
plays then held off a furious Llano rally to win a thrilling season opener
27-26 at Llano Stadium.
Fans from both teams stood during the fourth quarter when Llano tried to
make a 26-21 lead hold up. But the state champs got clutch runs and catches
from 205-pound senior Kolby Kelley, who scored the game-winning touchdown with
6:58 left in the game.
Yellow Jacket junior quarterback Layton Rabb completed 14 of 23 passes
for 205 yards to put his team – 1-9 a year ago – in a position to upset the
powerful Texans, who were 15-0 in 2011.
Llano’s Matt Center scored three touchdowns, one a 35-yard, second
quarter interception return that gave Llano a 20-14 lead.
Wimberley gained 336 yards and amassed 18 first downs. Llano went for
283 yards and 10 first downs.
In addition to his three touchdowns, Center led a Llano defense that
should prove sturdy against all comers. The Yellow Jacket knocked Texan
quarterback Reed Jones out of the game with sack after sack in the second
quarter. Backup Colton Cerday played the entire second half for Wimberley.
A controversial unsportsmanlike penalty kept a Wimberley comeback drive
alive on the last play of the third quarter.
LakeFest hits highs on noise and speed
LakeFest 2012 provided plenty of noise, speed and a fair
The smell of grilled food and gas burning brought out big
crowds to Lakeside and Johnson parks over the weekend for the 21styear of drag boat racing on Lake Marble Falls.
The three-day event brought a lot of excitement and noise
for both newcomers and hard-core drag boat racing fans. There was one wreck
Sunday afternoon, but the driver was taken to the hospital and released and
returned to the races before they ended.
In all more than 100 boats competed in 12 classes with the
top fuel hydros getting the crowd most revved up.
V.J. Snyder of Odessa and his wife Marilyn were just two of
the fans caught up in the atmosphere.
Manzano is No. 1 in a lot of ways
By Mark Goodson
Highlander News Editor
Leo Manzano knows all about making first impressions.
Since coming to Texas as a youth, he’s established himself
as No. 1 in a lot of ways.
He’s an easy guy to cheer for and Marble Falls was bursting
at the seems this week when the 27-year-old kicked in the last 100 meters to
finish strong and win the silver medal in the 1500 meters at the 2012 Olympics
Marble Falls fans of Manzano will have plenty to talk about
for years to come after his heartwarming run to silver on Aug. 7.
He covered his favorite distance in 3:34.79 and finished
just behind Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria, who took the gold with a time of
3:34.08. Iquider Abdalanti of Morocco won the bronze medal in the 1500 with a
time of 3:35.13.
LakeFest hits town this weekend
The 2012 LakeFest will hit town this weekend with more than
100 drag boats and an expected 10,000 visitors.
The festivities begin Friday and run through Sunday.
This year mark’s the 21st time the drag boats
entertain patrons along the shores of Lake Marble Falls.
Tickets are $20 each for Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s
festivities are just $5. A three-day pass is $40 and can be purchased through
Kids ages six through 12 are $5 and kids under six get in
Llano opens football with excitement
Llano opened football drills his week with 92 athletes
getting accustomed to the new system under coach Craig Slaughter and his staff.
The focus was on footwork, execution and recognition of
where players need to be in th offense.
"We’re excited about getting everybody out here,’’ said
Slaughter, the first-year Llano coach. "I think we are looking real good
learning with a lot of new coaches and a new system.’’
Slaughter said he plans on carrying about 35 athletes on the
varsity with the remainder making up a junior varsity and freshman team.
"There is not a lot of separation just yet,’’ Slaughter said
of the two workouts in shorts and t-shirts. "Come Friday (when the pads go on)
we’ll find out a little more.’’
Manzano reaches goal of finals
It’s down to the final for Leo Manzano now.
The Marble Falls High School graduate earned his way into
Tuesday’s Olympic final of the 1500 meters with a familiar game plan.
On Sunday, Manzano got stuck in a jammed up field that
looked more like a crowded mall, but he was able to break out and get to the
outside in the final 150 meters to finish fourth in his heat.
Manzano, the reigning U.S. national champion, ran in the
first heat alongside some of the fiercest and fastest competitors. He earned
his spot with a time of 3:43.94, just two hundredths of a second behind two
His finals race is 3:15 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday. In London, it’ll
be run in the evening.