Sports

Wed
20
May

Back-to-back for Boubel


"I didn't think about winning. I went in there with an empty head and played every game like I should play. Keeping my head was the hardest part of the title." — State champ, FHS sophomore Hannah Boubel

By Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg High School sophomore Hannah Boubel is well on her way to smashing every FHS tennis record and not even late nights and rainy weather could slow down the defending 3A state champion in girls’ singles.

Boubel defended her crown as she swept all three girls’ singles matches at the University Interscholastic League state tennis tournament last Tuesday through Thursday at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts, on the campus of Texas A&M University, in College Station.

She defeated Willis Point’s Shelby Pirtle, 6-1, 6-0, in the quarterfinals and Palestine’s Stevie Ybarra, 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinals before besting district rival Alexa Rice of Boerne in the championship match, 6-2, 6-1, to win the girls’ singles state championship.

Wed
20
May

Whiting medals in 100, 300 meter hurdles


Junior hurdler Chase Whiting heads toward the finish line Saturday during the University Interscholastic League 4A state track and field meet at the University of Texas in Austin. Whiting finished second in the 300 meter hurdles and third in the 100 meter hurdles — Photo courtesy Stephen Farris/Mexia News

By Yvonne Hartmann

Fredericksburg High School junior Chase Whiting “hurdled” her way onto the medal stand twice on Saturday at the University Interscholastic League State 4A Track and Field 2015 Championships in Austin.

Whiting earned two medals in her two races, setting a new personal best in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.63 and finishing third in the 100 meter hurdles.

“A bronze and a silver medal in two events at the state track meet was a perfect way for Chase to close out her season this year after finishing fourth last year in the 100 hurdles as a sophomore,” said head track coach Dan Aldrich.

He said, “Her goal this year was to make it on the medal stand in two events and she got it done.”

Sharing the spotlight with Whiting at the state competition was FHS junior pole vaulter Lauren Smith who tied for fourth and senior Sam Studebaker who was fifth in the 800 meter run.

Wed
20
May

Doubles' teams finish third at state


Five Fredericksburg High School tennis players — including, from left to right, front row, Grace Igarta, Hannah Boubel and Myra Powell; back row, coach Randall King, assistant coach Donald Hohn, Parker Phillips, Sitman Wainwright and assistant coach Jeff Wanek — represented FHS at the UIL State Tennis Tournament last Tuesday through Saturday in College Station. Igarta/Powell ad-vanced to the state semifinals in girls’ doubles, Phillips/Wainwright ad-vanced to the state semifinals in boys’ doubles and Boubel won the girls’ singles championship for a second year in a row. — Photo courtesy Sharon Phillips

By Joshua McKinney

Mother Nature might have given the Fredericksburg High School tennis state qualifiers some tough service at state but the Billie netters returned it with medal-winning performances.

Hannah Boubel won her second consecutive state championship in girls’ singles and both Grace Igarta/Myra Powell and Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright earned bronzes in girls’ and boys’ doubles, respectively, at the University Interscholastic League State Tennis Tournament at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts, on the campus of Texas A&M University, in College Station last Tuesday through Thursday.

Coach Randall King thought the Billie tennis players had a great performance despite the obstacles the delays threw in their way.

Wed
20
May

Billies fall in area playoffs to Sinton


Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball pitcher Wade Davis delivers a pitch against Sinton in game one of the area round playoffs Thursday night at New Braunfels High School. Davis started for the Billies in their 3-2 loss to Sinton Thursday night. — Submitted photo

By Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball’s season ended with a 3-2 loss in the second of a best-of-three series in the area round of the playoffs against Sinton on Saturday in Wimberley.

FHS lost game one, 6-4, Thursday night in Pleasanton to start the series.

“I’m proud of this group of kids,” said head coach Derrick Dietrich. “They worked extremely hard and the progress they showed throughout the year was obvious.”

The Billies end their season with a 12-14-1 record, including a 7-3 second-place finish in District 29-4A play.

Wed
20
May

Ladyhorns advance to the regional semis

By Danny Hirt

 Harper High School needed only two games to advance to the Region IV 2A softball semifinals when it defeated Three Rivers, 6-0 and 13-0, in the best-of-three series held last Thursday and Friday.

“The effort over the two nights to take the series was amazing,” said HHS head coach Scott Vasquez. “The girls played solid on defense both nights and (starting pitcher Shelby) Koenig was superb in the circle for the series.”

On the offensive side of the coin, Vasquez added that “the bats came alive late on Thursday, game one, and carried over into game two on Friday.”

Due to rain storms, locations for the games were changed at the last minute. Thursday’s contest was played at Huber Ranch in Seguin while the Friday game was moved to Wimberley.

Wed
20
May

Longhorns knocked out of baseball playoffs

By Danny Hirt

Marathons are not always foot races of 26.2 miles; sometimes they happen in other sports.

Case in point: Saturday’s Region IV 2A area round baseball playoff game saw the Kenedy Lions defeat Harper by a razor-thin 1-0 score in a contest that lasted 14 innings.

The game, played in Ozona, was a statistician’s dream — the two schools combined for 99 at-bats which saw a total of 372 pitches (with 247 of those being strikes) while producing 18 hits, 34 strike outs, yet only five base-on-balls.

This series was a one-game-only affair, a decision made by a coin toss.

Wed
20
May

Maner second in 1,600-meter run


With a time of 5:35.28, Harper’s Rachel Maner won the silver medal for her second place finish in the 1,600-meter run during last week’s UIL 2A state track and field championship meet held at the University of Texas at Austin. Maner also finished fifth in the 3,200-meter run. — Photo courtesy of Mel Parker, Harper High School

Harper High School long distance runner Rachel Maner captured the silver medal in the girls’ 1,600-meter run at last week’s UIL state 2A track and field championships held at the University of Texas at Austin.

Maner completed her run in 5:35.28, good enough for second place.

She also competed in the 3,200-meter event, finishing in fifth place in a time of 12:35.62.

Two other Harper students also participated in the state meet.

Megan Myers took fourth place in the girls’ 200-meter dash in a time of 25.88, while she finished eighth in the 100-meter dash in 12.58.

In boys’ pole vault, Jacob Pierz took ninth with a height of 12 feet even.

Wed
13
May

Billie tennis competing at state

Update: Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Play resumed at the UIL State Tennis tournament Thursday morning. Hannah Boubel successfully defender her 2014 girls' singles state championship by beating Boerne's Alexa Rice 6-2, 6-1 to win the finals championship. Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright lost to Abilene Wylie's Nital Patel/Maxwell Tadvick 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals and Grace Igarta/Myra Powell lost to Abilene Wylie's Emily Corn/Ashley Smyser 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals as well. Both doubles pairs finished in third place.

Wed
13
May

Billies go medal hunting


Ready to compete in the 4A division at the 2015 University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Meet in Austin, Thursday through Saturday, are Fredericksburg High School athletes, from left, Lauren Smith (pole vault), Sam Studebaker (800 meter run) and Chase Whiting (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles). — Submitted photo

Three Fredericksburg High School athletes will be competing against the best in Texas at the 2015 University Interscholastic League State 4A Track and Field Meet, Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16.

The state meet will be held at the Mike Myers Track Complex on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

Returning to the state meet for a second year are juniors Lauren Smith in pole vault and Chase Whiting in both the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles.
Making his third appearance at state will be FHS senior Samuel Studebaker in the 800 meter run.

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Wed
13
May

Billies cruise past Jourdanton in first round


Second baseman Kyle Grona (8) receives the throw from home as he attempts to tag out a Jourdanton runner Satruday during bi-district round play at Fredericksburg High School — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Update: Friday, 2:40 p.m. Game two of Fredericksburg High School's best-of-three series against Sinton was postponed from Friday at 7:30 p.m. Games two and three, if necessary, will be played Saturday. Time and location are to be determined. FHS lost game one of the series against Sinton 6-4 Thursday night in Pleasanton. 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity baseball team will play the Sinton Pirates in the area round of the playoffs after sweeping the Jourdanton Indians in a best-of-three bi-district round series last weekend. The Billies won game one, 12-3, Friday at Jourdanton and game two, 5-4, Saturday at home to advance to the area round. FHS’ record is 12-12-1, including 7-3 in District 29-4A play.

The best-of-three series against Sinton starts Thursday, May 14, with game one at 7:30 p.m. Game two will be on Friday at 7 p.m. and, if necessary, game three will be played on Saturday at noon. Pleasanton will host all three games of the series.

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