Sports

Wed
26
Aug

Netters third at team tournament

By Joshua McKinney —

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity team tennis finished third in the Fredericksburg/Tivy team tournament last Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21.

Billie netters played five matches in four days, culminating in Friday’s 10-7 (10-9) win over San Angelo Central to secure third place in the 16-team tourney.

Opening the tournament on home turf at FHS, Fredericksburg quickly dispatched Midland Lee, 10-0 (19-0), and beat Abilene 10-7 (10-9) on Thursday to advance to the semifinals against College Station.

The Billies lost the match against College Station, 10-7, to send them to the third-place match against San Angelo Central.

The week started with a non-district, non-tournament match against Brownwood on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Mason, which Fredericksburg won, 10-0 (19-0).

Wed
26
Aug

Volleyball bests Comfort, La Vernia

By Matt Ward —

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity volleyball team exacted some revenge after losing to La Vernia in the Austin ISD tournament by defeating the Bears in five sets on the road Aug. 18, 25-14, 20-25, 27-25, 22-25, 17-15.

The Billies also notched a three-set home win over Comfort, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17, Thursday to improve to 8-5 on the season.

FHS will travel to the Smithson Valley tournament Thursday through Saturday before hosting Liberty Hill at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Comfort win

In their final game prior to a three-day rest for the Gillespie County Fair, the Billies held off Comfort, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17, Thursday night.

“This was another good team win with everyone contributing in some way,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We had trouble keeping a fast tempo on our side when the score got lopsided in set one. Then we got slow and sloppy in set two and three.” 

Wed
26
Aug

Harper wins Knippa tournament

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s volleyball team had a successful week, winning all four matches in which it played — including all three outings in the weekend’s Knippa Tournament to win the championship.

After defeating Ingram in their first home match of the season on Aug. 18 (25-14, 25-5, 25-13), the Ladyhorns buzzed through the Knippa multi-team action, winning by a margin of nearly 14 points per game.

Harper traveled to Sabinal last night (results not known at presstime). From there, the Ladyhorns will take part in tournament play at Bronte High School on Friday and Saturday.

Action will continue Tuesday, Sept. 1, when Harper returns to face Burnet at 6:30 p.m. Earlier play, featuring junior high and junior varsity teams, will start at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.

Harper wins Knippa Tournament

Wed
19
Aug

FHS to hit road for Lago Vista scrimmage


Varsity defender Jordan Hartmann tries to deflect a pass to a Medina Valley wide receiver during the Billies' first preseason scrimmage held Friday morning at Fredericksburg High School. FHS will travel to Lago Vista Thursday evening for their second scrimmage before the regular season opens Aug. 28 at FHS Stadium against Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

By Matt Ward

Victories this early in the year won’t count on any official standings, but Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett chalks up his team’s home scrimmage last Friday against Medina Valley as a win.

“We always talk about not keeping score, but I think we matched them equally with our ones (starters) and winning the overtime simulation by a point. So, if you’re counting it as a win or a loss, I’d say we’d count it as a win,” Moffett said.

“Obviously going into it, I didn’t really know (how the team would perform),” he added. “You never do when you have to play somebody different, but I was very pleased with the way that we competed at all levels.”

Fredericksburg will travel to Lago Vista tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 20, for a scrimmage against the Vikings.

Wed
19
Aug

FHS volleyball finishes 5-4 at Austin tourney

By Matt Ward

Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball finished 5-4 after three days of competition at the Austin ISD tournament, Thursday through Saturday.

The Billies also dropped a four-set match to Kerrville Tivy 25-19, 17-25, 25-16, 20-25 on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

FHS was to have played at La Vernia last night, though results were not available as of press time.

Fredericksburg will host Comfort tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Canyon Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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Wed
19
Aug

Billie netters start season with win

By Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis opened the 2015 season with a 13-0 victory over San Antonio O’Connor on Friday, Aug. 14, in San Antonio.

“It was a great start to the season,” said coach Randall King.

 The match was not completed due to lightning.

Fredericksburg will co-host the Fredericksburg/Tivy Team Tournament on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21, in locations across Boerne, Fredericksburg and Kerrville.

The Billies open the tournament against Midland Lee at FHS.

Wed
19
Aug

Ladyhorns to play in Knippa tournament

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School will take its 2-4 early-season volleyball record on the road Friday and Saturday when the Ladyhorns take part in the Knippa Tournament.

(Last night’s results with visiting Ingram were not known by this week’s press deadline.)

During the past week, or so, Harper split a dual meet on Tuesday, defeating host Brackett in three games (25-11, 25-12, 25-9) but ended up on the short end of its match with Del Rio (15-25, 25-18, 8-25, 18-25).

The Ladyhorns participated in the Wimberley Tournament over the weekend, winning one of three matches.

After dropping a two-game match to Peaster (10-25, 15-25), Harper beat Marble Falls (game scores not available) only to lose its nightcap to Cuero (26-24, 21-25, 23-25).

In the consolation round, Harper went 2-1, losing to Lockhart (18-25, 14-25) before topping Hamshire Fannet (25-19, 25-11) and Uvalde (16-25, 25-22, 25-22).

Wed
19
Aug

Eagles looking to defend state championship in 2015

By Danny Hirt

There must be something running through the water fountains at Heritage School that causes football championships.

Since 2004, the school has won six TAPPS six-man titles — 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 and last year, 2014.

During that time, Heritage has earned the respect of six-man programs throughout the Lone Star State.

And if the tea leaves are correct, the Eagles should have the fire power to make another run at a championship crown.

But the success that Heritage has had comes with a double-edged sword. Not only are the Eagles revered, they also realize they have a giant bullseye on their backs.

“We’re looking forward to the season,” said head coach Tim Shipman. “We can’t wait to see what road God takes us down.”

Wed
19
Aug

Heritage volleyball to rely on seniors during tough pre-district schedule

By Danny Hirt

After getting close to the mountain top last year, the Heritage School varsity volleyball team will rely on senior leadership and strong younger players to try to make another run at a state TAPPS title.

The Lady Eagles advanced to the “Final Four” in 2014 before falling to eventual champion Corsicana Preparatory Academy in the semifinals.

Head coach Carol Bell said she will be relying on “strong leadership from the team’s four seniors” — Jamie Hoermann, Lindsey Pressler, Sarah Andrews, and Avery Klepac. “They will pave the way in character, skills and team unity.”

Bell indicated that her senior-based nucleus is ready for the season's challenge, she also acknowledged that these girls hold a special place in her heart. The seniors were first getting started in volleyball four years ago when Bell first took over the Heritage program.

Wed
19
Aug

Weights can't hold her down


Kora Young trains for deadlift at the 830 CrossFit gym in Fredericksburg. Young deadlifted 190 pounds in her first powerlifting meet and hopes to break the national record of 214 pounds at nationals next year. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

By Joshua McKinney

 

Kora Young is used to her dad talking up her athletic abilities.

“It doesn’t really embarrass me,” she said. “But it gets annoying sometimes.”

It’s kind of hard for Kaiser Young to not brag on his daughter, who broke a United States Powerlifting Association state record for the raw (no suits or other equipment to help, besides wristbands) deadlift for her age (13-14) and weight (123 pounds) class by lifting 190 pounds at the Jill Mills Classic on July 25 in San Antonio — all in her first meet.

“I wasn’t really nervous because I knew I was going to do well,” Kora said. “I know I’m good at it and knew I would do my best. Plus I’ve done it a million times before.”

That kind of confidence doesn’t surprise her father, who is a record-holding powerlifter himself (for bench press in both the open and Masters 45-49 division)   and raised her in the world of heavy metal lifting.

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