Sports

Tue
25
Nov

FHS boys power past Hawks, Mustangs


Mark Rodriguez glides toward the basket for two of his team-high 14 points Saturday afternoon during the Billies’ 81-34 victory over Canyon Lake. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

Victories over Canyon Lake and Marble Falls have propelled the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team to an early 3-0 start in their 2014-2015 campaign.

On Monday, the Billies defeated the Mustangs 61-34 in Marble Falls after cruising to an 81-34 home victory over Canyon Lake Saturday.

Results from the Billies’ Tuesday’s home game against Medina Valley were unavailable as of press time.

FHS 61, Marble Falls 34

After getting out to what head coach Tim Kaman called “the slowest start of the year,” the Billies rallied back to defeat Marble Falls 61-34 on the road Monday.

“Marble Falls dictated tempo early by pulling the ball out and spreading the floor,” Kaman said. “We just did not execute our zone offense very well in the first half. We made some adjustments at halftime and then stepped up our defensive pressure in the second half to pull away.”

 

Tue
25
Nov

Fredericksburg girls drop overtime game Friday


Anna Koenig (41) plays reaches in on a steal attempt during a loss to Kerrville Tivy to start the season. Koenig and the Billies play against La Vernia at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team picked up its second loss after falling to Dripping Springs 48-42 on Friday.

On Monday night, FHS squared off against New Braunfels Canyon and lost 44-33.

Full results of that game will be in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

FHS will enjoy some time off for Thanksgiving before taking the court against La Vernia on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. in La Vernia.

The Billies clung to a two-point lead going into the start of the fourth quarter, but Dripping Springs outscored the Billies 8-6 to send the game to overtime.

A series of Billie mistakes allowed Dripping Spring to extend the game.

Tue
25
Nov

FHS swimming competes in first meet

Fredericksburg High School competed in their first official varsity swim meet Saturday as 10 Billies swam at the 2014 Holiday Sprint Classic in San Marcos.

FHS finished eighth out of 10 teams, which included Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Hays, Burnet, San Marcos, Lehman, Canyon Lake, Seguin and San Marcos Academy.

Katie Habecker won first in the 50 yard breaststroke with a time of 35.19 and seventh in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 28.47.

Elianna Ivers took second in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 34.19 and sixth in the 100 yard individual medley in 1:16.46.

Trent Bullion finished fifth in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 31.32.

The relay team of Ivers (backstroke), Bullion (breaststroke), Habecker (butterfly) and Tavish Chenault (freestyle) placed fifth in the 200 yard mixed medley relay with a time of 2:10.25.

Tue
25
Nov

Billies dominate All-District 29-4A roster selection


Honored with All-District 29-4A selections were 10 members of the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team including (front row, from left) Kendyl Stevens, Ashley Penick, Kinsey Stevens, Taylor Kitchens, (back row) Payton Robertson, Kiersten Kott, Aubrey Sultemeier, Adrianna Hartmann, Ann Blackmon and McKenna Mohr. — Standard-Radio Post photo

Ten members of the third-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team were honored as members of the All-District 29-4A team announced last week.

“This was a great season for us and it excites me that the kids are getting some recognition for our season and for their hard work,” Fredericksburg head coach Jason Roemer said Monday. “These kids competed every day and played the right way every day.”

Most valuable player

Senior setter Kendyl Stevens was named District MVP after smashing the FHS record for single season assists with 1,369.

Roemer said choosing the most valuable player in the district was difficult “because it’s hard to say what’s the most valuable part of a volleyball team?  Libero? Attackers? Setters?”

Tue
25
Nov

Eagles football heading to state six-man semis Saturday

By Danny Hirt

It was the kind of game one would expect to see when two old football rivals meet in the playoffs — close and back-and-forth.

Fortunately for Heritage, the Eagles managed to maintain a third quarter lead to defeat Seguin Lifegate, 30-22, in Friday’s TAPPS Division III six-man quarterfinal contest played in Seguin.

Heritage will now take on Granbury North Central Texas Academy in semifinal action, Saturday at 2 p.m. in Zephyr High School stadium.

The Eagles and NCT Academy (then known as Granbury Happy Hill Farm) have met twice before in the playoffs with Heritage coming away the victor both times. In 2004, they faced off in the TAPPS semifinals, then again in the 2011 finals when Heritage won its fifth ever state crown.

The Eagles defeated Lifegate, 40-20, in a District 3 regular season encounter played on Oct. 10.

Tue
25
Nov

Longhorns open hoop campaign with 91-46 win

By Danny Hirt

With five players in double figures, the Harper High School varsity boys’ basketball team had little trouble in dispensing Knippa by a 91-46 margin in Friday night’s season premier played in Knippa.

Due to an early
Thanksgiving deadline this week, results from Tuesday’s home game with Medina were not known by press time.

The Longhorns will host Utopia on Tuesday, Dec. 2, starting at 7:45 p.m. A junior varsity game is slated for 5 p.m.

The annual Harper Tournament is scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4-6 at the school.

Harper 91, Knippa 46

After jumping out to a 19-4 lead in the first quarter, the Longhorns continued their pressure on both ends of the court to register a 91-46 victory in the season opener for both schools.

Wed
19
Nov

Volleyball falls in regional semis


Ann Blackmon and Adrianna Hartmann rise up for a block attempt as Taylor Kitchens (8) and Kendyl Stevens (1) look on during Fredericksburg’s five set regional semifinal loss to Liberty Hill Friday evening. The third-ranked Billies finish their 2014 campaign with a 39-11 record. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward —

For the third consecutive season, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team fell in the University Interscholastic League playoffs to an eventual state tournament team as FHS lost in five sets to Liberty Hill Friday in the Region IV-4A semifinals.

The Panthers, who went on to sweep Sealy Saturday in the regional finals to secure a state berth, are the third team to advance to state after besting FHS along with Bellville (state finalist, 2013) and La Grange (state finalist, 2012).

“(We were) so close. I first want to say how proud we are of this 2014 Battlin’ Billie volleyball team,” head coach Jason Roemer said of his third-ranked squad, who ended the season with a 39-11 record and the first district championship in school history.

Wed
19
Nov

Depth key for FHS girls

By Austin R. Eck —

For the 2014-15 season, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team will look to its depth to return them to the playoffs.

The Battlin’ Billies are not returning any starters, and have only three returning varsity players to the team this year, but coach Carrie Grona is looking for them to contribute both on and off the court.

Senior Codi Peters is returning for the Billies after working throughout the offseason to earn her place as a senior leader of the team.

Anna Koenig will be a key in Fredericksburg’s offense this year as the Billies look for her to play a role in the post especially in transition and on fast break opportunities.

The Billies will be looking for Mariah Espinoza to set the defensive tone for the rest of the team.

Adding to the defensive efforts of the Billies will be Madison Trousday.

Wed
19
Nov

Girls open season with close loss to Tivy

By Austin R. Eck

In their first game of the 2014-15 season, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team fell to Kerrville Tivy 56-48.

After the first quarter, the Billies trailed by one point, but FHS was outscored by 10 points in the second quarter to end the first half 34-23.

The Billies’ defense made in impact in the first quarter, which is something coach Carrie Grona is looking to build on throughout the season. 

“We are tenacious on defense. The first quarter showed that,” Grona said. “Now, we have to get 10 girls to go 32 minutes with that kind of defense.”

The defense was led by Mariah Espinoza and Madison Trousdale. Espinoza forced two turnovers, and Trousdale ended the night with three steals.

Fredericksburg’s lull continued through the third quarter, but in the fourth quarter the Billies managed to string together baskets and outscore the Antlers 20-10 in the fourth quarter.

Wed
19
Nov

Boys open hoops season with win

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team opened their season Tuesday evening with an easy 75-28 road win over Jourdanton.

Both the JV (70-18) and the freshmen (52-23) also notched victories over the Indians.

FHS will host Canyon Lake Saturday, due to the Hawks’ area-round football playoff game Friday. The Billie freshmen will open play at 10 a.m., followed by the JV at 11:15 a.m. and the varsity at 12:30 p.m.

The Billies will then travel to Marble Falls (5:15, 6:30, 7:45 p.m.) Monday before hosting Medina Valley Tuesday (5:30, 5:30, 7 p.m.).

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