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Wed
25
May

Harper knocked out of UIL 2A softball playoffs

Harper High School shortstop Logan Menzies waits to catch a pop fly marking Weimar’s final out of the first inning in Friday’s UIL Region IV 2A softball action played in Wimberley. The Ladycats, who clawed their way to a 10-0 victory over Harper in the one-game series, will move on to the regional finals contest this coming weekend. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt

 

Although Harper got off to an aggressive start, in the end it was Weimar’s base-hitting prowess that carried the day in Friday’s UIL Region IV 2A semifinal softball playoff game.

The Ladyhorns fell by a 10-0 margin in a one-game series that was ended in the bottom of the sixth inning under the mercy “run” rule. Ironically, it was the same Weimar team that bounced HHS from the playoffs last year, taking both games,

The contest was played in the Wimberley ISD baseball/softball complex.

“We missed on some opportunities early and made a few mistakes that Weimar was able to take advantage of — and that’s what great teams do,” said Harper head coach Scott Vasquez. “We felt if we could keep it close, we would have a chance, and for four to five innings, we were in the game. The girls played hard and were working on every pitch.”

Wed
25
May

FHS golfers make district, state academic teams

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity golf teams earned academic honors for the 2015-2016 season.

Both varsity golf teams were district champions, while the boys also won regionals and then finished fifth at state.

Two seniors from the boys’ team earned the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Award, based on grade point average, class rank and ACT and SAT scores.

Justin Penn made Elite Team Academic All-State while Danny Dominguez made the Second Team Academic All-State.

Five golfers on the girls’ varsity team earned Team Academic All-District honors, including Katelyn Zuberbueler, A’Hisha Rodriquez, Delaney Whitworth, Estella McMurrey and Anabelle Cope.

 

Wed
25
May

Ladyhorn softball camp to be held June 27-29

Applications are now being taken for the 2016 Ladyhorn Softball Camp slated for June 27-29 at Harper High School.
The camp, which is open to incoming fifth through ninth graders, costs $50 per person.
Instruction will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day of the camp.
Enrollment forms can be picked up at the Harper Middle/High School.
 

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Thu
19
May

Rollin' threes

FHS junior Hannah Boubel completed a trifecta, winning her third state singles title in as many years. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke

 

Three Fredericksburg High School tennis players made school history at the University Interscholastic League State Tennis Tournament held Monday and Tuesday in College Station.

Hannah Boubel won her third consecutive state singles title at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center at Texas A&M University.

Boubel was joined by teammates Parker Phillips and Sitman Wainwright III, who claimed gold on their third trip to the show and the school’s first-ever boys’ doubles state title.

“It was a great tournament,” said head tennis coach Randall King. “I am happy and sad. I hate to see these seniors go, but the legacy they leave will hopefully allow us to rebuild and keep going.”

Five of Fredericksburg’s nine players who played at the state tournament are seniors.

“We’ve seen it coming since they were in seventh grade,” King said. “It’s nice to see them end their careers in this position.”

 

Thu
19
May

Ladyhorns advance to regional semifinals

By Danny Hirt

 

An eight-hit attack by the Harper Ladyhorns’ softball team — including a three-run barrage in each of the first two innings — propelled HHS to a 9-4 victory over Three Rivers in Friday night playoff action.

The one-game 2A regional quarterfinal playoff contest was played at the Baseball/Softball Complex in Wimberley.

The Ladyhorns (24-7), regular season champions in District 29, will next face District 28 runner-up Weimer (14-7) at 7 p.m. back in Wimberley on Friday.

The winner of this game will move on to the regional finals to face either Shiner (16-4) or Kaufer (21-3) with a chance of going to the state UIL final four in Austin on the line.

Harper  9, Three Rivers 4

3 Rivers  000  310   0  -  4  3  6

Harper     331  020   x  -  9  8  4

(Friday, May 13)

Thu
19
May

Ladyhorns advance to regional semifinals

By Danny Hirt

 

An eight-hit attack by the Harper Ladyhorns’ softball team — including a three-run barrage in each of the first two innings — propelled HHS to a 9-4 victory over Three Rivers in Friday night playoff action.

The one-game 2A regional quarterfinal playoff contest was played at the Baseball/Softball Complex in Wimberley.

The Ladyhorns (24-7), regular season champions in District 29, will next face District 28 runner-up Weimer (14-7) at 7 p.m. back in Wimberley on Friday.

The winner of this game will move on to the regional finals to face either Shiner (16-4) or Kaufer (21-3) with a chance of going to the state UIL final four in Austin on the line.

Harper  9, Three Rivers 4

3 Rivers  000  310   0  -  4  3  6

Harper     331  020   x  -  9  8  4

(Friday, May 13)

Thu
19
May

Billie baseball's upset bid falls short against Robstown

Fredericksburg High School baseball first baseman Lance Culak scoops a throw out of the dirt as a Cottonpicker baserunner slides back into first base. The Billies faced Robstown in the Area playoffs in San Antonio and Kerrville and nearly pulled off an upset as they lost Game 3 in the final inning, 7-6. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie

 

Baseball is said to be a game of inches, and all it took was an extra inch to end Fredericksburg High School’s baseball season.

Leading 6-4 with three outs to go on May 14 in Game 3 of its best-of-three Area playoff match-up with powerhouse Robstown (22-5), the Billies looked poised to close out the game and pull off an upset.

Robstown tied the game and had runners on second and third with one out.

Fredericksburg intentionally loaded the bases and then coaxed a ground ball to shortstop T.J. Tomlinson, who threw home for the force and the second out.

Then, Fredericksburg pitcher Ryan Segner had a full count with the bases still loaded, when he hit a batter that gave Robstown the game and series-winning run.

Thu
19
May

Whiting, Wunderlich compete at state

Fredericksburg High School’s Kyra Wunderlich finished eighth in the shot put at the 2016 University Interscholastic League 4-A State Championships in Austin on Friday. — Photo by Scott Coleman

Two Fredericksburg High School seniors were among the best athletes in Texas when they walked into Mike Myers Stadium in Austin to compete in the 2016 University Interscholastic League 4-A State Championships on Friday and Saturday.

At the state meet, Kyra Wunderlich finished eighth in the shot put with a throw of 37’.

Chase Whiting was seventh in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.15 and eighth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.04.

Not only did the athletes face tough competition, but they also had to deal with major schedule adjustments due to weather delays on Saturday.

“We had over 5½ hours of heavy rain and lightning that caused the stadium to be evacuated twice during the afternoon hours,” Coach Dan Aldrich reported.

Thu
19
May

Running away with the championship

No one was able to catch up to Heritage’s Jesse Mayer as she won first in both the 800 meter race (shown) and the 1600 meter event. Her times were 2:30.42 and 5:33.29, respectively. — Photo courtesy of Heritage School

By Danny Hirt

 

Bolstered by their performances at the TAPPS 1A South Regional track and field meet the week before, the Heritage School girls’ and boys’ teams kept up their championship pace by grabbing the state title in both gender divisions.

The state competition was held May 6-7 in Clyde Hart Stadium on the Baylor University campus in Waco.

Combined, the Heritage teams  earned nine first place finishes at the state event: five for the boys (Jackson Shaver — triple jump, long jump, 400-meter run; Dillon Roberts, Bryce Kitzmiller, Lane Pressler, Shaver — 4x100-meter relay and Roberts, Kitzmiller, Parker Given, and Shaver — 4x400-meter relay), and four for the girls (Jesse Mayer — 800-meter run and 1600-meter run; Jamie Hoermann — pole vault, and Lindsey Pressler — 100-meter hurdles).

Coaches for the Heritage track teams are Kevin Perez, Brad Sultemeier, Lisa Sultemeier, Matt Hoermann, Tonya Morrow and Tami Given.

 

Thu
19
May

Refugio eliminates Harper from 2A baseball playoffs

Making sure the off-camera umpire sees that he still has possession of the ball, HHS first baseman Justin Jones makes sure a Refugio runner is out at first base. The Longhorns, however, dropped both games in the area round series against Refugio by scores of 6-0 and 5-4. — Photo courtesy of Harper High School

By Danny Hirt

 

The Harper Longhorns lost twice to the state’s No. 3 ranked 2A baseball team — Refugio — and, therefore, were knocked out of their chance for a UIL championship this year.

Following Thursday’s 6-0 shut-out of HHS, the Bobcats scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh in the next day’s game to secure a 5-4 decision and move on in the playoffs.

Refugio will face Center Point in a best-of-three series in this coming weekend’s Region IV quarterfinal round.

“I’m extremely proud of our kids and how they competed their tails off,” said Harper head coach Scott Lake. “They went toe-to-toe in both games with the No. 3 team in the state. They should have nothing to be ashamed of. You can’t ask for anything more than to leave everything on the field ... and they did.”

 

Refugio 5, Harper 4

Harper    200  010  1  —  4    6                1

Refugio  102  000  2  —  5  10                4

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