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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
At the December 9 meeting of trustees of the Blanco Independent School District several Certificates of Appreciation were handed out including the monthly Spotlight. The Student Spotlight was presented by High School Principal Dr. Dustin Barton to Student Athletic Trainers Diego Alegria, Austin Andrews, Robby Arlett, Merritt Johnson, Vanessa Skillman, and Riley Watt.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco varsity boys basketball team cranked up the offense in the second half to turn a close 1st half into a 74-37 win over the San Saba Armadillos on Monday, November 25. Carlin Green blazed the hoops scoring 20 points. Trent Dechert sank 14, with Brett Champion adding 12, Ty Royce made 9 and Alfredo Amezquitea sank 8.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 27, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco varsity girls basketball team snagged the win over the Center Point Lady Pirates, 65-64, on Friday, November 22. The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the 1st half pumping in 25 points in the 1st quarter and 18 in the 2nd. The Pirates found their offensive rhythm in the 2nd half and took the lead in the final seconds of the game.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
The Panther Basketball Team started their season with back to back wins over the Brooks Academy Bengals and the Center Point Pirates. On Thursday, November 14, the Panthers defeated the Bengals 47-30. Kyle Sauceda paced the Panthers scoring 18 points. Carlin Green ripped the nets for 15 points. Brett Champion scored 9, with Trent Dechert adding 3.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013 • Photos
The Danbury Panthers exacted some revenge for last season’s loss to Blanco by returning the favor this past Friday, as they defeated Blanco 35 to 14 to end Blanco’s season and leave the Panthers’ record at 6 and 5. Danbury will advance to face Refugio this week in the area round of the play-offs. The Panthers from Danbury wasted little time jumping out to an early 14 to 0 lead as they scored on a short 2-yard run in the first quarter and then opened the second quarter with a 55-yard TD p ...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Panthers completed the regular season by winning their fourth straight game this past Friday night as they defeated the visiting Randolph Ro-Hawks 33 to 7. The win guarantees the Panthers a winning record for the season as they currently stand at 6 and 4. In district play, Blanco finishes in a three way tie for 2nd place with a record of 4 and 2.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 15, 2013 • Photos
The 2nd Annual Blanco Western Showcase, featuring the 12th Annual IKTHOF World Championship Knife and Tomahawk Competitions on November 1-3, 2013 brought in people from Russia, Germany, England, Canada, and all across the United States. It was a weekend full of talent and tons of fun. The Showcase took place on the grounds of Carriage Hills Ranch, and was also hosted by Buggy Barn Museum.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
Elementary School Winners- Top Row: 2nd Grade: Caleb-2nd Place, 2nd Grade: Mauricio-1st Place, 1st Grade-Landan-2nd Place, 1st Grade-Cassie-1st Place, Kindergarten: Esmi-2nd Place, and Kindergarten: Brayden-1st Place. Bottom Row: 5th Grade: Ava-2nd Place, 5th Grade: Rhealene-1st Place, 4th Grade: Valentina-2nd Place, 3rd Grade: Kolton-2nd Place, 3rdGrade: Francisco-1st Place Not Pictured: 5th Grade: Alondra-1st Place On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Blanco Elementary announce the winners of the R ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 • Photos
The panther volleyball team completed District 27-2A play as Co-District Champions with the Comfort Deer. The two teams each held 7-1 district records. Earlier in district play on October 4 the Panthers defeated the Deer 3-2. Then on October 22 the Deer beat the Panthers 3-0. The Panthers finished district with decisive wins over Lago Vista, 3-1, on October 25 and 3-0 over Johnson City on October 29. Since the Panthers and Deer were tied, the teams had to play again to determine seeding positi ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
The citizens of Blanco turned out in record numbers to support their historic courthouse on October 19 at the Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament followed by the 23rd annual “True Grit” Gala. Both events raised money for the ongoing upkeep and restoration of the beloved Blanco landmark built in 1885. The Gala was attended by over 200 persons and began with appetizers and drinks served on the lovely lit up courthouse lawn.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Junior Varsity football team rumbled over the Jarrell Cougars 50-0 on Thursday, October 17. Jarrell kicked off to Blanco to begin the game. Kailen Webster returned the kickoff 25 yards to the Jarrell 45 line. Chase Horton picked up 5 yards on the ground, with Aaron Uballe adding 6 yards.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
The Blanco Pee Wee Football team finished in spectacular fashion with another win over a combined Liberty Hill Gold and Purple team in Llano this past Saturday with a score of 20 to 6. The Blanco Pee Wee team finished as the league runner ups with a 5-1 overall record. Blanco defeated Liberty Hill(LH) Purple 20-16, Burnet 32 to 0, LH Purple 26-21, LH Gold 26-6, LH Gold/Purple 20-6 and suffered their only defeat in the championship game to Fredericksburg with a final score of 18 to 13. The off ...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Posted October 24, 2013 • Photos
Over 600 attendees visited the annual Uptown Blanco Textile Studio quilt show this past October 11 – 13. Vendors from as far away as Florida set-up goods in the Uptown Blanco Ballroom and not for profit vendors, including quilt guilds from Austin, Johnson City, and Marble Falls had raffle quilt tickets, country stores, and information tables set up in the Uptown Blanco Courtyard.