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29
Oct

A perfect 10! Record-setting district play capped off with pair of Billie victories


The Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team (front row, from left) manager Tiffanie Carroll, Ashley Penick, Kinsey Stevens, Kendyl Stevens, (second row) Payton Robertson, Kiersten Kott, Ann Blackmon, McKenna Mohr, Katherine McManigle, (third row) Coach Jason Roemer, Abby Spurgin, Aubrey Sultemeier, Adrianna Hartmann and Anna Koenig receive their District 29-4A championship trophy Tuesday following the Billies’ four set win over Devine. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward

Ten games up and ten games down.

The Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team continued to set new school records this week, capping their first district championship in team history with their first perfect 10-0 district record.

Texas’ sixth-ranked Class 4A volleyball team swept its District 29-4A schedule, finishing off the regular season with a three set win at Lytle Friday and a four set home win over Devine Tuesday.

“We talked last week about how special the first district championship is. Going undefeated is just as special,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “What a great memory for these kids.  All the hard work is paying off and there’s a lot more wins to come.”

Fredericksburg enters the postseason as the top seed in 29-4A and will face Crystal City, District 30-4A’s fourth-place team, early next week in bi-district play. Date and location was not made available as of press time.

Wed
29
Oct

FHS netters ready to play in regional tournament

By Austin R. Eck

Postseason play for the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team starts on Friday afternoon when the Billies play the first dual match of the Region IV-4A Tournament.

The Billies do not know which school they will draw in the first round of the single-elimination tournament, but the first serve of the post season will hit the court at noon on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Northside Tennis Center in San Antonio.

If Fredericksburg wins, they will earn a right to play in the semifinals later in the day at 4:30 p.m. A win in the semifinals earns a spot in the finals at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Billies continue to prepare for the upcoming regional tournament.

“We are working on being continually aggressive in doubles and controlling the net,” head coach Randall King said. “Singles is all about building points and being consistent.”

Wed
29
Oct

Special teams miscues spell doom for Billies in home loss

Two kickoff returns allowed for touchdowns and a fumble inside their own 15 on another kickoff made the difference Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team fell at home to Canyon Lake.

The loss puts FHS at 4-4 (1-2 district) on the season with two games left to play. The Billies will travel to Liberty Hill Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

“They beat us by 18 and we gave them those points (on three special teams plays),” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said. “The defense played good enough so that if we don’t give them those 18 points (on special teams), we can win the game. We were rolling on offense, but we just couldn’t keep the ball long enough.”

 

Wed
29
Oct

FHS varsity runners advance to Region IV-4A meet Saturday

By Austin R. Eck

After a long season of preparing for the district meet, both Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams advanced to from their district meets to the regional meets.

Both varsity teams finished in third place at the District 29-4A Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Bandera, good enough to secure Fredericksburg would advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Only the top three teams, advance to the Region IV-4A Meet in San Antonio this Saturday at the National Shooting Complex.

Races begin at 11 a.m. for the varsity girls and the boys at 11:20 a.m. Award ceremonies are set for 12:10 p.m. for the girls and 12:30 p.m. for the boys.

The Billies have competed on the course already this year during the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Ricardo Romo Cross Country Classic and hope experience on the course will give them a leg up on the competition.

Wed
29
Oct

Heritage Eagles soar on Flight Night

By Danny Hirt

Junior running back Jonathan Tucker score four times as the Heritage Eagles defeated San Antonio FEAST’s (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas) junior varsity squad by a 45-0 margin at Friday’s “Flight Night” festivities.

Heritage’s original opponent, San Antonio New Life, was forced to forfeit the game due to a lack of players.

The game was ended under the “45-point” mercy rule when Tucker carried the ball across the goal line from the Patriots’ 16.

The Eagles (3-0, 7-3) will take a break from their schedule this Friday night, waiting for their season finale at home against Selma Believers on Nov. 7. That contest kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Heritage 45, SA FEAST JV 0

A stingy Eagle defense allowed FEAST only 73 yards of total offense, with 57 of those coming on 29 rushing plays. Heritage also recovered three of the Patriots’ five fumbles.

Wed
29
Oct

Heritage cheerleaders take second in TAPPS competition

By Danny Hirt

The cheerleading team from Heritage School captured second place in the recent TAPPS 1A, 2A and 3A combined competition held in Waco, Oct 6-7.

Due to injuries, only 12 of the squad’s 14 members were able to participate in the event. However, one of the injured girls was able to take the role of the Eagles’ mascot, Talon.

Other schools competing in Heritage’s division included Boerne Geneva, Dallas The Westwood, Denton Calvary, Dallas First Baptist, and Wichita Falls Notre Dame.

Two Heritage cheerleaders — Savannah Sikes and Molly Platt — were named to the All-Star Cheer Teams’ first and honorable mention squads, respectively.

Wed
29
Oct

Lady Eagles win regular volleyball season finale

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage Lady Eagles closed out their regular season Tuesday evening with a three-game sweep of visiting UIL opponent Sonora.

After winning the first two contests by scores of 25-12 and 25-11, Heritage came back from an 11-22 deficit in game three to take a 30-28 victory, thus winning the match.

After drawing a first-round bye for finishing second in their district, the Lady Eagles (19-14 overall, 4-2 district) enter the TAPPS playoffs Friday at noon when they travel to Wichita Falls Notre Dame to take on Lubbock All Saints School. A win then would propel Heritage to the regional round on Saturday at 11 a.m. also at WFND.

Lady Eagles beat Sonora

Heritage rallied back from as many as 11 points (11-22) in set three to win by a 30-28 score.

Wed
29
Oct

Longhorns earn big homecoming football victory

Jayden Baumann scored a pair of rushing touchdowns to help Harper High School’s varsity football team defeat Center Point 21-7 on Homecoming night.

The win broke a five-game losing streak by the Longhorns (1-3, 3-5) and brought them out of the cellar in the District 14-2A Division I standings.

Harper stays busy in league action this Friday as it travels to Junction for a 7:30 p.m. encounter. The Longhorns close out the regular season on Nov. 7 by hosting the Brackett Tigers.

Other league scores showed district leader Mason crunching visiting Brackett by a 59-0 margin, and Junction topping Sabinal 13-6.

Johnson City, unbeaten in league play, observed an open date this past Friday. The Eagles will host Mason this Friday in what amounts to the district’s championship contest.

Harper 21, Center Point 7

Wed
29
Oct

Ladyhorns volleyball unbeaten in district; heading to bi-district playoffs

By Danny Hirt

Harper capped a perfect volleyball district season by defeating Utopia on the road Tuesday in three games — 25-15, 25-17, 25-18.

The Ladyhorns (12-0 in league play, 24-8 overall) will enter 2A Region IV area action next week by playing the winner of the Weimar versus Burton bi-district contest.

 HHS is currently ranked 18th in the weekly Texas Girls Coaches Association poll for 2A volleyball teams.

Harper defeat Utopia

The Ladyhorns kept the pressure turned up all night as they took three games at Utopia.

Courtney Ahrns and Brianna Way were Harper's top diggers with 15 apiece, while Macie Lumpkins added another 11.

Ahrns also recorded 10 kills.

 

Wed
29
Oct

Harper cross country succeeds at district

By Danny Hirt

Five cross country teams from Harper High School — including both varsity girls’ and boys’ squads — captured first place titles at Wednesday's district meet held at San Saba.

With the victories, the two Harper varsity squads will now take part in the UIL Region IV-2A competition slated for Saturday at the National Shooting Complex, 2 Gass Road, in San Antonio.

The girls will start at 12:45 p.m., while the boys go at 1:10 p.m.

In addition to varsity wins at district, the junior varsity boys and the eighth grade girls and boys squads also earned first place honors, while the girls' JV group finished in second place.

Two varsity girls — Payton Reid and Rachel Maner — finished their two-mile race in second and fourth places, respectively, while Drew Stracke and Micah Middleton took second and third, respectively, in the boys' varsity competition.

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