Sports

Thu
17
Apr

County names advisory board for dispatch center

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Gillespie County officials took another step Monday toward combining the county and city dispatch operations at the new jail.

Meeting in regular session at the courthouse, commissioners voted unanimously to form an advisory committee for future input as the dispatch centers are consolidated.

Chosen to serve on that advisory panel are five regular members, plus two ex-officio members, including: Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills, Fredericksburg Police Chief Steve Wetz, Emergency Management Coordinator John Culpepper, County Fire Marshal Steve Olfers and City of Fredericksburg Public Works Director Clinton Bailey, plus one ex-officio member apiece from the county and the city governing entities.

Thu
17
Apr

Golfers sweep Region IV-3A championships

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

For the first time in the Fredericksburg High School golf program’s history, both boys’ and girls’ varsity squads won first places at region.

The state-ticket earning wins came yesterday, April 15, after two days of rounds on greens in Corpus Christi — the Billies playing at the Gabe Lozano Sr. Golf Course, while their female counterparts played at the same time at Oso Beach Golf Course.

“Both teams stepped up to the challenge and played their games as a team,” said FHS Coach Janie Guynes.

“Maintaining our first-day leads and winning both divisions exemplifies the determination and character of our players,” she added.

Thu
17
Apr

Boys win ninth straight district track title

Hanging on by the narrowest of margins, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ track team won their ninth consecutive district title by 1.5 points over Boerne Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10, at the District 27-3A Track Meet held at Canyon Lake High School.

The JV boys won their second consecutive district title with a 13-point edge over second place Navarro.

Individuals who placed in the top four at district advanced to the Area 27/28-3A meet held Monday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 16 at La Vernia and Canyon Lake High Schools.

Though weather delayed most of the first day of competition at La Vernia, Matthew McManigle qualified for regionals in the long jump and triple jump, while Juan Hernandez-Ortega qualified in the 3200 meter run.

Complete results from the area meet will appear in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Varsity boys

Thu
17
Apr

Girls track falls just shy of district title

Fredericksburg High School girls’ track teams found success at the District 27-3A Track Meet on Wednesday and Thursday at Canyon Lake High School.

The JV girls won their fifth district title while the varsity girls finished second, just 1.3 points shy of the top spot.

Individuals who placed in the top four at district earned the right to advance to the Area 27/28-3A Track Meet, which began on Monday with the field events at LaVernia High School and continues today, Wednesday, at Canyon Lake High School.

And from this week’s area meet, the top four finishers will qualify for the Region IV 3A Track Meet at Texas A&M Kingsville on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.

Qualifying so far for the regional meet after Monday’s competition were Chase Whiting and Shelbi Schneider in the long jump.

Thu
17
Apr

Softball clinches postseason berth

With a victory at Bandera Monday evening, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team can clinch a share of the District 27-3A championship as the Billies are tied with Bandera and Navarro at 6-3 in district play.

First pitch against Bandera, in a rescheduled game originally slated for Thursday, is set for 7 p.m.

Last night, FHS fell in eight innings to Wimberley 6-5, but clinched a playoff spot on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Navarro in eight innings.

The win over Navarro puts the Billies in a tie-breaker situation if both FHS and Navarro win in their final regular season game as the two schools will split the season series. Navarro defeated FHS 6-4 on March 25.

Wimberley 6, FHS 5

In their last home game this season, the Billies played Wimberley to a near-draw, thanks in large part to a pair of home runs by Camry Weinheimer, but fell to the Texans 6-5 in eight innings.

Thu
17
Apr

Baseball to face Wimberley Friday

With three games left on their schedule, the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will need to close out the regular season with a couple of victories to ensure a postseason berth.

Fredericksburg fell at home to Wimberley 7-4 last night after beating Navarro 4-0 on the road Friday.

The Billies are currently tied for fourth place with the winner of last night’s game between Bandera and Navarro.

In a scheduling change, FHS will travel to Wimberley on Friday night instead of the previously scheduled Thursday before heading to Bandera Tuesday. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper track advances 21 to regionals

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School will send 21 members of its varsity track and field teams — 12 girls and nine boys — to the UIL Region IV championship meet slated for April 25-26 at Judson Stadium in San Antonio.

Qualification to the region level was determined by results from last week’s area meet held April 10 at Longhorn Stadium in Harper.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper softball wins district title

By Danny Hirt

For the first time in school history, the Harper High School softball team has earned the District 27-1A championship by virtue of its 11-1 home victory over Mason Tuesday evening.

The regular season concludes for the Ladyhorns Thursday when they host Junction at 6 p.m.

“I am so proud of the girls,” said Harper head coach Scott Vasquez of his players. “They are very focused at both practice and games. They are so coachable and have accepted their roles on the team.”

Last Friday, however, Harper tasted defeat at the hands of defending state UIL finalist Weimar by a 9-0 margin in a non-district road game.

For the second consecutive week, the Ladyhorns hold down the number 10 spot in the 1A poll conducted by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Thu
17
Apr

Harper baseball splits pair

By Danny Hirt

Struggling for a post-season playoff spot, the Harper High School varsity baseball team split its last two games, running its campaign record to 5-4 in District 27-1A action (11-10 overall).

After dropping a 10-7 decision at Mason on Friday, the Longhorns got back on the winning track by topping Menard last night on the road, 12-2.

Harper will observe an open date tomorrow (Thursday, April 17) before ending the regular season on Tuesday by hosting Ozona. The schools’ junior varsity squads will face off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Wed
09
Apr

In the hunt: wins keep postseason hopes alive for Billies


MACALAH JENSCHKE winds up Thursday evening during the Billies’ 9-7 victory over Bandera. The game was delayed until Saturday due to rain in the top of the fourth inning. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

Two big victories — including a rally to edge district leader Bandera in a rain-delayed game on Saturday — have kept the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team in the middle of the playoff race with three games left in the regular season.

Last night, Fredericksburg fell at Boerne 5-2 after defeating Bandera 9-7 Saturday and Canyon Lake 8-5 Friday night.

While complete district standings were unavailable as of press time, the Billies are within one game of district leaders Bandera and Navarro.

Boerne 5, FHS 2

Leading 2-1 until the bottom of the sixth, a four-run inning for the Greyhounds sealed Fredericksburg’s fate in a 5-2 road loss at Boerne Tuesday night.

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