Sports

Wed
23
Jul

Weekend race meet draws crowd


Crowds filled up the grandstands Saturday and Sunday as 4,113 race fans wagered $285,805 over the two-day Night in Old Fredericksburg Race Meet at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

It was “another great weekend of racing” at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet.

Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., the two-day live race meet drew a total of 4,113 fans who wagered $285,805 on 24 races. The total payout to bettors was $223,659.

On Saturday, 2,884 fans wagered $168,636 while on Sunday, 1,229 fans wagered $117,169.

The payout to bettors on Saturday totaled $132,383 and $91,276 on Sunday.

In 2013, 2,622 fans wagered $258,442 with a total payout of $202,481.

The two-day race meet, the second of four scheduled at the Class III facility in 2014, was held in conjunction with Night In Old Fredericksburg on Saturday.

“Combining racing with Night In Old Fredericksburg made for a successful weekend,” said Robert Henry Sagebiel, a fair association director who is serving as general manager of the track this season.

Wed
23
Jul

Top marksmen gather for annual Schuetzenfest

Sharpshooters from throughout Gillespie County will gather Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3, for the 119th annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest, to be held at the Texas Hills Sporting Range and sponsored by the Tivydale Shooting Club.

Shooters can sign up for the event Monday through Wednesday, July 28-30, at Stroeher and Olfers, Inc. Cost to sign up is $35.

When Fredericksburg was founded in the mid-1840s, inhabitants relied on sharpshooting skills to put food on their tables as well as to insure safety. And, while methods of providing sustenance and common welfare may have modernized over the years that followed, the commitment to expert marksmanship still lives on.

Wed
23
Jul

Dr Pepper/Babolat Open to draw netters this weekend

Over 100 participants have signed up for the 29th Annual Fredericksburg Dr Pepper/Babolat Junior Open this Friday through Sunday, July 25-27.

“That will translate into about 225 entries with kids playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles,” said Randall King, organizer of the event for the Fredericksburg Tennis Association.

Singles competition will begin Friday at 8 a.m. on courts at the Fredericksburg High School campus and at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

All main draw matches will be completed at FHS, while consolation matches will be finished out at the city park on Friday.

Doubles action takes over the couts on Saturday morning, with all matches in that division to be played at the high school’s HEB Tennis Center.

And, mixed doubles may play a round Saturday evening, but finish play early Sunday afternoon, again at the high school courts, King said.

Wed
16
Jul

Season tickets now available for 2014


A brand-new field of green was laid out this week at Fredericksburg High School Stadium as construction crews rolled out synthetic turf in preparation for the Billies' 2014 2014 varsity football home opener Sept. 5 against Austin Travis.

Current season ticket holders have through tomorrow to renew their seats for the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity home football games.

The box office inside the FHS field house will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3-6 p.m. Current season ticket holders unable to come by during these times may contact the FHS athletic office.

All remaining season ticket seats will be sold to the general public at $30 per seat, starting Tuesday, July 22 thru Friday, July 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3-6 p.m. at the field house.

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Wed
16
Jul

Fredericksburg Little League tagged out of sectionals

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg Little League sent four teams to sectional tournaments last week, but all four teams suffered losses and were eliminated from tournament play.

 

Junior baseball

Junior baseball All-Stars started their sectional tournament on Tuesday night against 5 Diamonds Little League in San Antonio.

The All-Stars were slow out of the gate and lost 13-3.

On Thursday evening, in the second game of the tournament, Fredericksburg faced Crystal City, and in the sixth inning, the All-Stars’ bats woke up.

Fredericksburg scored some late runs and won the game 5-3.

The All-Stars played again on Friday night against Northwest Little League. Fredericksburg fell 3-2, and was eliminated from the tournament.

Junior softball

The junior softball team lost its first game of the sectional tournament to Eagle Pass, 15-11, on Wednesday, July 9.

Wed
16
Jul

Rams football registration set for July 29-30

Fredericksburg Rams Youth Football program will have walk-up registration opportunities from 6-8 p.m., Friday, July 29-30 at Central Texas Electric Co-operative’s community meeting room.

The cost of the program is $160 with a $15 sibling discount. Scholarship and payment plans are available.

Organizers stress that it is important for parents to bring their sons to registration to be fitted for equipment.

Alternatively, parents can register their son online at www.fbgrams.com. 

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

 

Wed
09
Jul

2014 pari-mutuel horse racing starts off with a bang


Coming out of the gates to open the 2014 live pari-mutuel horse racing season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds was this field of horses on Friday afternoon. The July Fourth Racing Fes-tival sponsored by the Gil-lespie County Fair and Fes-tivals Association on Friday and Saturday at the Class III track drew 4,653 people who wagered a total of $335,975 on 23 races. The payout to bettors was $263,405. Three more race weekends remain on the schedule, including July 19-20, Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 23-24 as part of the 126th Gil-lespie County Fair (Aug. 21-24). — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

Officials with the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association are calling the opening weekend of the 2014 live pari-mutuel racing season a “good start.”

The July Fourth Racing Festival on Friday and Saturday at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds drew “good crowds” to the Class III track.

A total of 4,653 fans wagered $335,975 over the two days on 23 races. The total payout to bettors was $263,405.

That number includes 2,450 fans on Friday who wagered $143,327 on 11 races and 2,203 fans on Saturday who wagered $192,648 on 12 races. The payout on Friday was $112,410 while the payout on Saturday was $150,995.

In 2013, a total of 4,393 fans wagered $307,474 on 22 races during the July Fourth Racing Festival on July 6-7. The payout was $240,158.

“It was a successful race meet and a good start to the race season,” said Robert Henry Sagebiel, a fair association director who is serving as general manager of the track this season.

Wed
09
Jul

Youth advance to sectional play

 

By Austin R. Eck

 

The remaining Fredericksburg Little League All-Stars enjoyed a weekend of rest as they geared up for this week’s sectional tournaments across the state.

 

Junior baseball

Fredericksburg’s Junior Baseball All-Stars faced off against Burnet on Tuesday, July 1, in the District 26 Championship. The All-Stars defeated Burnet 5-4, and earned the right to compete in the Section 3 tournament.

The All-Stars had a slow start to the game against Kerrville and fell behind 3-0, but a rally in the fourth inning tied the game 3-3.

In the fifth inning, Fredericksburg brought home its fourth run. The two teams traded runs in the remaining innings to get to the final score.

On the mound, Jose Viveros helped the All-Stars prevail over Kerrville.

Wed
09
Jul

Locals finish in top 10 at STPGA event

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course played host to a Southern Texas Professional Golfers’ Association of America event, Monday and Tuesday, June 30-July 1, and two Fredericksburg golfers managed top 10 finishes in the senior division.

In the two-day tournament, Edwin Dickens, head teaching professional for Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course, shot six-over-par over the tournament and earned sole possession of eighth place and a $110 purse.

Alan Wooley, director of golf for the course, was part of a four-way tie for 10th place. Wooley finished eight-over-par for the tournament and brought home a $25 purse. 

Wed
09
Jul

FHS season tickets go on sale Monday

Season tickets for the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity home football games will go on sale beginning Monday.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at $30 per seat, through Thursday, July 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3-6 p.m. at the FHS field house.

Current season ticket holders unable to come by during these times may contact the FHS athletic office.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

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