Sports

Wed
17
Dec

FHS girls' basketball rises to 5-1 at first home classic

By Austin R. Eck

After going 5-1 in the First Battlin’ Lady Billie Classic, Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost to Burnet, 53-37.

Fredericksburg takes to the road on Friday night to match up against San Antonio Cole at 6:30 p.m. The Billies host Marble Falls at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22.

FHS made the trip to Burnet on Monday night. Both teams were feeling the effects of playing a full schedule of games over the weekend.

The Billies trailed by two points at the end of the half, but the lid came off the basket for the Bulldogs to start the third quarter, and Burnet was able to pull away from FHS, who struggled offensively in the third.

“We are so close and competing against ranked teams,” coach Carrie Grona said. “We just need to learn how to not take plays off and cut down on our turnovers.”

Wed
17
Dec

FHS boys' basketball set to host Yellowjackets Friday

One game remains for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team before Christmas break as the Billies will host Llano Friday night at 6 p.m.

After the break, Fredericksburg will host their annual Roundball Reunion tournament Dec. 29-30.

Over the weekend, the Billies finished 2-2 at the Canyon Lake tournament.

Liberty Hill 57, FHS 49

After taking an early 10-4 lead on the 10th ranked Panthers, Fredericksburg was unable to stay ahead of Liberty Hill in their tournament opener Friday, falling 57-49.

“We jumped out, but had a dry spot, fell into a hole, and once again fought our way back into the game, but just ran out of time,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “They went on a 26-0 run and found ourselves down 30-10 midway into the second quarter.”

Wed
17
Dec

FHS varsity football honored for academic, athletic achievements

Thirteen members of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team were honored with All-District 14-4A Division I selections.

The Billies finished their season at 4-6, and tied for fifth at 1-4 in district play.

Fredericksburg had four players awarded first team honors; four players earned second team and six players earned honorable mention.

First team honors went to senior quarterback Kyle Grona, junior punter Kyle Reeh, senior defensive lineman Jacob Mohr and a unanimous selection for senior linebacker Wyatt Brannan.

Fredericksburg second team honorees included junior quarterback Reeh, senior wide receiver Jacob Hartmann, junior offensive lineman Blake Vick and senior defensive back Mason Clark.

Wed
17
Dec

Heritage boys open season with 49-43 loss

By Danny Hirt

The 2014-15 Heritage School boys’ basketball season, delayed by the recent TAPPS six-man football playoff, got off to a sour start with Tuesday night’s 49-43 loss at San Antonio FEAST.

The Eagles will next play Friday at Johnson City in a game that'll tip-off at 5:30 p.m. The contest will be preceded by a junior varsity game between the two schools.

San Antonio FEAST 49, Heritage School 43

Despite a 24-point effort by Jonathan Tucker, the Heritage Eagles just couldn’t get close enough to pick up a win as they suffered a 49-43 loss Tuesday night at San Antonio FEAST.

Acknowledging that his players “are shaking the rust off,” Heritage head coach Clarence Stewart found a few bright spots in his team’s first game of the year.

“We played a great game defensively,” Stewart said. “Offensively, we have to find a rhythm.”

Wed
17
Dec

Longhorn boys sweep Sonora basketball tourney

By Danny Hirt

After winning all four games in last weekend’s Sonora basketball tournament, the boys’ varsity team from Harper High School will stay on the road Friday when they travel to Leakey for a 3:30 p.m. game.

The two schools’ junior varsity squads open with a 2 p.m. contest.

Harper observed an open date last night.

The Longhorns, who remained unbeaten after their first 12 games of the season, topped Miles, 67-51, in Thursday’s tournament opening round, then bested Iraan, 47-35, later in the day. Harper then defeated Reagan County, 55-48, on Saturday before picking up the crown with a 48-33 victory over Christoval in the championship game.

Josh Sagraves, who averaged more than 18 per game during the tournament, was named Most Valuable Player. Also tabbed for the all-tourney team were Carson McKnight, Roger Perkins and Gus Sagraves.

Harper 48, Christoval 33

Wed
17
Dec

Harper girls fall at FHS basketball tournament

By Danny Hirt

The Ladyhorns from Harper High School picked up one victory against five defeats during last weekend’s basketball tournament played at Fredericksburg, but got back to their winning ways with a 41-31 victory at Bandera last night.

HHS will try to get back on the winning track when it travels to Sonora Friday night for a 6:15 p.m. contest. The junior varsity squads will open up the action at 5 p.m.

The Ladyhorns will be idle for Christmas, not hitting the court until Tuesday, Dec. 30 when they hit the road for Comfort. Tip-off time is not yet available.

Harper 41, Bandera 31

Payton Reid and Logan White each chipped in 14 points as the Ladyhorns beat Bandera 41-31 Tuesday night on the road.

White also pulled down six rebounds, with Reid recording five boards and four steals.

Wed
10
Dec

Heritage Eagles soar to sixth state football title in 11 seasons

By Danny Hirt

After finishing as state runners-up for the past two seasons, Heritage School finally got the proverbial monkey off its back by defeating Longview Trinity, 46-16, in Saturday night’s TAPPS six-man football Division III championship game played in Zephyr.

This year’s crown marks the Eagles’ sixth state title since 2004, with the last one coming in 2011.

Parker Pattillo, a 12th grader who played on that 2011 team, then endured two years on the short end of the finals, though the idea of going out as champions was “pretty cool that we won it!”

He added that as someone who’s tasted both victory and defeat on the state championship stage, this year’s outcome had a special meaning. “It’s an awesome experience to lead others to a championship,” he said.

Wed
10
Dec

Billie girls rally to best Wimberley in overtime

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team beat Wimberley High School 62-57 in overtime on Tuesday night.

The Billies will host their own tournament from Thursday to Saturday at FHS before taking on Burnet at 6:30 p.m. on the road.

After making the all-yournament team in the New Braunfels Tournament, Codi Peters’ leadership has shown in the past week including last night’s overtime win over Wimberley.

Peters finished the night with 10 points, and she was one rebound shy of recording a double-double. Peters also led the team with four steals.

Head coach Carrie Grona credits the team’s depth with the win that extended past regulation time.

“Tonight’s win was a true team effort,” Grona said. “Our depth is going to play huge part of our success this season, and it was on display tonight.”

Wed
10
Dec

FHS boys topple Lampasas, 55-34, on road Tuesday

A double digit road win over Lampasas last night put the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team at 8-2 midway through non-district play.

The Billies defeated the Badgers 55-34 last night after finishing 2-2 at the Liberty Hill tournament over the weekend.

FHS will head back on the road this weekend for the Canyon Lake tournament, where the Billies will face 10th ranked Liberty Hill on Friday at 2:30 p.m., followed by Somerset at 5:30 p.m.

FHS 55, Lampasas 34

The Billies closed the first half on a 19-7 run to help pull away from host Lampasas, defeating the Badgers 55-34 Tuesday evening.

“This was a nice road win,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “They really slowed down the game, so we had to really pressure them to get it up tempo. It was a very good defensive performance by the Billies, led by Cole Bourgeois and Kyle Reeh.”

Wed
10
Dec

FISD tennis coaches honored

Two Fredericksburg Independent School District tennis coaches received recognition from the Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA).

Fredericksburg Middle School coach Blaine Hahn was named Junior High School Tennis Coach of the Year by the association, and Fredericksburg High School coach Randall King was named coach of the year for Region IV-4A.

Both were recognized at the TTCA Convention on Dec. 5.

In addition to winning the state award, Hahn also was named Junior High School Tennis Coach of the Year for Region IV-4A as well.

“I was so shocked and surprised to be selected to even be in the running for this award,” Hahn said. “Coach (Chris) Turner and I go out every day with the goal to make everyone a better tennis player and to put the kid first in our practice. We work really hard to inspire them to achieve more each day.”

Hahn credits his players for the award.

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