Sports

Wed
22
Oct

Ladyhorns volleyball perfect in district

By Danny Hirt

The Harper varsity volleyball team split its two most recent matches, falling in four games to non-district Boerne Geneva on Friday (17-25, 25-16, 13-25, 15-25) but regrouping Tuesday to capture a league contest at Johnson City by scores of 25-13, 25-12 and 25-18.

Two games remain on the Ladyhorns’ regular season schedule, starting with Friday's home match against Center Point at 5 p.m. (a junior varsity contest will be played at 4 p.m.) and Tuesday's match-up at Utopia slated for 6 p.m. (JVs play at 5 p.m.).

Harper tops Johnson City

Macie Lumpkins picked up 21 assists and Courtney Ahrns collected 15 kills to help the Ladyhorns (22-8, 10-0) defeat Johnson City on the road Tuesday.

 

Wed
15
Oct

Billies pull away in 14-4A win


Quarterback Kyle Reeh comes out of his jersey while racing for extra yardage during the Billies' 21-14 win over Bandera in the District 14-4A Division I opener for both schools. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

 

Junior quarterback Kyle Reeh gashed the Bulldog defense for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team held off Bandera 21-14 at home in the first District 14-4A Division I contest for both schools.

“We started off running a lot of outside zone and in the second half, they started to change up their defense,” Reeh said after the game. “The bye week really helped us this week.”

Expecting the Bulldogs to pull out all the stops, head coach Lance Moffett pulled a fast one of his own, calling an onside kick on the opening kickoff recovered by Mac Jeffers to give FHS early momentum.

“(Looking at the film), we thought for two weeks that we could run the onside on them,” Moffett said. “Coach (Dusty) Gibbs did a great job coaching up the kickoff team.”

Wed
15
Oct

Eighth-ranked Billies remain perfect in district


Fredericksburg’s Aubrey Sultemeier slams home a kill against the Bandera Bulldogs during the second set of Tuesday night’s matchup. The varsity volleyball team defeated the Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-14. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Another trip to the postseason will be in the future for the eighth-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team as the Billies all but locked up a playoff spot Tuesday night with a three set win over Bandera 25-20, 25-12, 25-14.

On Friday, FHS swept third place Devine on the road 25-18, 25-16, 25-21.

Fredericksburg will host Hondo Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to second place rival Boerne Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

 

Bandera win

Fredericksburg opened the second round of District 29-4A play with a 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of Bandera at home Tuesday.

 “We had a sloppy start to the match. Bandera had two of their best players out with injuries and I think it affected the way we started the match,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We were expecting a different Bandera team and it took about three-fourths of a set for us to make adjustments.”

Wed
15
Oct

Heritage gils set to host 'Senior Night' Thursday

By Danny Hirt

 

Heritage School won a varsity girls’ district volleyball match last Thursday, topping host Cornerstone in San Angelo in three games — 25-14, 25-8, 25-19.

The Lady Eagles will continue in league action tomorrow night (Thursday, Oct. 16) when they host Seguin Lifegate at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Fredericksburg First Baptist Church. The match, designated as Senior Recognition Night, will be the last regular season home contest for Heritage.

 

Lady Eagles win match at San Angelo Cornerstone

Christina Harpold supplied 15 point serves — with three of them being aces — to pace the Lady Eagles' victory at San Angelo Cornerstone Thursday.

Abby Sauer kicked in 11 assists while Harpold, Sydney Richburg and Sarah Andrews each contributed eight digs.

Wed
15
Oct

Runners finsih in top three at Lampasas

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School cross country teams all finished in the top three of their respective divisions at the Lampasas Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 9.

The Billies will run today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Harper-Kerrville-Fredericksburg Tri-Meet, a practice meet to help all the schools prepare for their district meets.

All high school boys will start at 3:30 p.m., at 4 p.m. high school girls start and all middle school boys and girls start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Varsity boys’

The varsity boys’ team’s day started with a hiccup. The boys were confused about the race time, and some of the team was not prepared to the start the race at the schedule time.

“Rather than letting a few race, I made the decision to pull the few who were ready, and race them all together in the 5A-6A division racing later,” head coach Dan Aldrich said.

Wed
15
Oct

Eagles mount comeback in 40-20 win over Lifegate

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage Eagles overcame a 14-0 first quarter deficit — reeling off 40 unanswered points in the process — to grab a 40-20 six-man football victory at District 3, Division III, rival Seguin Lifegate Friday night.

Parker Pattillo provided much of the fireworks for the Eagles, pounding out 237 rushing yards on 30 carries and scoring three touchdowns.

The win left Heritage (1-0, 4-3) in a two-way tie with San Marcos Hill Country Christian School (1-0, 4-2) in the league standings.

The Eagles will battle it out with Hill Country for district supremacy this Friday, Oct. 17, when the two schools clash in San Marcos, starting at 7:30 p.m.

With the win, Heritage remains in the number one spot in the TAPPS Division III standings as set by www.sixmanfootball.com.

Heritage 40,

Seguin Lifegate 20

Wed
15
Oct

Ladyhorns unbeaten in district

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper remained unbeaten in its first nine girls’ varsity volleyball league outings and remained in the number one spot by topping Leakey on the road in three straight games Tuesday evening.

After slipping by in the first contest with a 25-20 margin, the Ladyhorns maintained control by taking the final two games 25-15 and 25-14 to win the match.

HHS also picked up a win last Friday at Medina, taking all three games — 26-24, 25-14 and 25-20.

Harper (21-7 overall) will observe an open date Friday, then return to the courts to host Johnson City on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

 

Harper at Leakey

Payton Reid registered 18 assists and teammate Macie Lumpkins contributed an additional 14 to help Harper grab the three-game match at Leakey last night.

Wed
15
Oct

Harper falls at Sabinal 28-17

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper’s football fortunes continued to slide downward as the Longhorns dropped a 28-17 decision at Sabinal Friday evening.

The loss reduced Harper’s District 14-2A record to 0-3 (2-5 overall).

The ’Horns will be idle this week, preparing for Oct. 24’s home contest with Center Point during the annual homecoming festivities.

Harper’s final two encounters of the 2014 campaign will be at Junction on Halloween night and hosting Brackett on Friday, Nov. 7.

With each getting a victory last week, Johnson City (33-14 over Junction) and Mason (64-19 over Center Point) remained atop the league standings with identical 3-0 records. Those two schools will meet head-to-head Oct. 31 at Johnson City.

 

Sabinal 28, Harper 17

The home-standing Yellowjackets scored three times in the first period on their way to a 28-17 decision over Harper, Friday.

Wed
15
Oct

Netters win District 29-4A title

y Austin R. Eck

 

The Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team earned the District 29-4A championship after two strong matches against division schools, Bandera and Devine. 

Before the Billies faced their two district foes, the team had to play a dual match against Kerrville Tivy on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The Billies played the Antlers close throughout the match, but was able to pull out the victory 10-8 (11-8).

Fredericksburg had an action filled weekend with dual matches on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the Billies faced the Bandera Bulldogs and won every match. The Billies finished the match with a 10-0 (12-0) victory.

FHS travelled to Hondo on Saturday to finish out its district portion of the schedule against Devine, winning 10-0 (14-1). The victory clenched the district title as well as a perfect district record for the Billies.

Wed
08
Oct

Newspapers help build a community

Allow us a moment to indulge our readers for National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11). This year’s theme is “Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities.”

America’s small towns are special places. There is a sense of home, an open invitation to get involved and a sense that getting to know neighbors is a blessing.

It takes effort to foster a sense of community, whether it was the close-knit German families who settled this area, or those today who continue to band together to build a stronger town for our roughly 11,000 residents.

As Keith Anderson, director of news for ECM Publishers in Minnesota wrote, that doesn’t happen without an investment from people who care. And that can be difficult without a unifying bond — a connection to one another for the sharing of ideas, a place for constructive criticism, an examination of difficult topics, a sharing of victories and accomplishments, and a remembering of those who came before.

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