Sports

Wed
04
Nov

FHS volleyball finishes as district co-champs; play Poteet in first round of playoffs

Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball ended its regular season with a win and a share of the District 29-4A championship.

And on Tuesday night, the Billies defeated the Poteet Aggies at Boerne Champion High School in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

(More information about the next playoff game for the FHS varsity squad will be announced online and through the “Daily Update” and results will be published in next week’s issue.)

The FHS varsity squad defeated Devine, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 25-5, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the FHS Gym to end their regular season.

And with the win, Fredericksburg and Boerne tied as district co-champions with identical 9-1 records.

“It’s quite an accomplishment for our group this year,” said head coach Jason Roemer. “But yet, we are not really happy about it. The kids seemed to have a chip on their shoulder and that can be a good thing when we get to the playoffs next week.”

Wed
04
Nov

FHS netters go back-to-back at regionals


Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis captured a second straight regional championship in the Region IV Team Tennis Tournament Friday through Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 to advance to the University Interscholastic League Team Tennis State Tournament Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12, in College Station. The state-bound tennis team includes, front row, from left, Emily Warren, Myra Powell, Grace Igarta and Alyssa Hohn; middle row, Caitlyn Halford, Carlie Crenwelge, Claire Maxcey, Hannah Boubel and Abby Peet; back row, coach Randall King, Sitman Wainwright, Parker Phillips, Jake Pluenneke, Brant Crenwelge, James Drury, Sergio Neri, Martin Ball, Broque Constantine and coach Donald Hohn. — Submitted photo

By Joshua McKinney

The Billie netters punched their ticket to state with another championship performance at regionals.

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis won the Region IV Team Tennis Tournament in San Antonio, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

The Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s top-ranked 4A team in Texas beat Bay City, Rockport-Fulton and Wharton to add to a growing list of accomplishments that includes back-to-back District 29-4A titles, last year’s Region IV championship and a second place finish in the University Interscholastic League State Tournament in 2014.

“It was a good regional tourney,” said coach Randall King. “We knew that the level would rise each round and it did. Wharton returned their entire squad from last year. They played well.”

Wed
04
Nov

Billie golfers finish eighth at Steele Invitational

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ golf finished eighth in the Steele Invitational on Monday, Oct. 26, at Northcliffe Golf Course in San Antonio.

Katelyn Zuberbueler’s 85 was the best score by a Billie golfer in the tournament.

Other scores includde Estella McMurrey, 92; Delaney Whitworth, 101; Marah Graeff, 101, and A’Hisha Rodriguez, 109.

Wed
04
Nov

FHS swim team gets ready for meet

The Fredericksburg High School swim team will get their feet wet during the Small Team Winter Classic swim meet at the Tex Robertson Natatorium in Burnet on Saturday, Nov. 7.

This will be the second meet of the FHS swim team season.

“These past few weeks, our focus during practice has been building stamina while polishing our stroke technique,” FHS swim coach Lisa Bullion said.

The swim meet will be this year’s first shot at a standard high school event line-up for the Billies.

Bullion said the meet  “should give us a chance to showcase our hard work, both swimming and diving, especially since the meet is open to small teams of no more than 20 total members.”

The Billie swimmers have been fighting to earn a chance at one of the three relay events (medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay). This competitiveness has strengthened the team, Bullion said.

Wed
04
Nov

Ladyhorns top Utopia for district clean sweep, prepare for playoffs

By Danny Hirt

When the Harper High School varsity volleyball team grabbed all three games in the Oct. 27 action at Utopia, it also registered a clean sweep of its District 27-2A opponents for the 2015 regular season.

The Ladyhorns (12-0 league, 30-8 overall) also earned a bye out of the upcoming opening round of playoff action. They will now face the winner of the Weimar versus Somerville match in the area round later in the week.

The date, location and starting time have not yet been announced.

League schools competing in the bi-district round include number two seed Johnson City (facing La Pryor), number three Center Point (meeting Brackett), and number four Junction (taking on Sabinal).

On Saturday, the Ladyhorns picked up another win, this one coming at San Antonio Christian, 25-22, 25-14, 17-25, 25-23.

Wed
04
Nov

Longhorns suffer 32-13 setback, end regular season Friday

By Danny Hirt

Despite taking an early 7-0 lead, the Harper High School Longhorns soon saw visiting Junction regain its composure to pull out a 32-13 District 14-2A football victory Friday night.

Now out of post-season action, HHS will be playing for pride when they travel to Brackett in Brackettville Friday, Nov. 6. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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Wed
04
Nov

Heritage volleyball season over, all-district teams named


The seven members of Heritage School’s 2015 varsity volleyball team who received all-district honors are, left to right — Lindsey Pressler, Avery Klepac, Clair Lindner, Sarah Andrews, Jamie Hoermann and Abigail Lindner. Not pictured is Susanna Harpold. — Submitted photo

By Danny Hirt

The 2015 volleyball season came to an abrupt end for Heritage School’s varsity girls’ team, Thursday, when the Lady Eagles dropped a bi-district playoff match at Juan Diego Academy in Mission in three games.

After losing the opening set 16-25, Heritage suffered losses in the next two contests, 12-25 and 13-25.

The Lady Eagles (7-3 in league play) had been leading their district standings until the final two regular season matches.

They dropped a four-game decision at Seguin Lifegate (20-25, 25-20, 12-25, 23-25) on Oct. 20 before succumbing to Bulverde Living Rock (18-25, 20-25, 30-28, 23-25) two nights later.

Those two league setbacks “brought us from first place to third place,” said Heritage head coach Carol Bell.

Although last year’s team had advanced to the TAPPS 1A state semifinals before losing out, Bell and her troops did prevail in one of their goals for 2015.

Wed
04
Nov

Heritage CC girls, boys capture second at TAPPS state event

By Danny Hirt

In only its first year of interscholastic competition, the Heritage High School varsity cross country teams showed they are capable of competing at the statewide level as both the girls’ and boys’ squads put in respectable showings in Saturday’s TAPPS 1A state meet held in Waco.

From a field of 49 runners, the girls finished in second place, just behind defending state champion, Lubbock All Saints. Likewise, the Heritage boys finished second, also right behind All Saints.

“It was super exciting because it was state and the mud was fun,” said freshman runner Jesse Mayer who finished in third place with a time of 14:39.2. She added that “the course was hard to run through because it made your feet heavy and due to all the tight turns and zigzags, made for bad footing.”

Sat
31
Oct

Panthers pounce FHS 27-10 in home finale


Mitchell Edwards (7) turns up field behind the blocking of Josh Stafford (16) in Fredericksburg’s 27-10 loss to District 14-4A D1 leader Liberty Hill. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

The Battlin’ Billies’ district slide continues as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-4, 1-3) lost 27-10 to Liberty Hill (7-2, 4-0) on Friday in the final home game at FHS stadium.

Fredericksburg’s defense and special teams combined to force two turnovers and pinned the Panthers back on multiple drives but the offense failed to match Liberty Hill in the Billies third straight District 14-4A DI loss.

“You’re always disappointed when you lose but I’m not disappointed in the way we played,” said coach Lance Moffett. “We always play hard. We created the opportunities we need on defense. We just couldn’t move the ball effectively on offense.”

Jordan Hartmann intercepted a pass in the first quarter, and both Blake Moffett and Matt Blohm recovered fumbles.

But three turnovers and just 111 total yards on offense kept Fredericksburg from scoring against Liberty Hill.

Wed
28
Oct

Billies face district leaders in home finale


Bryce Raders puts pressure on Canyon Lake quarterback Benjamin Fulton during Fredericksburg’s 17-6 loss to the Hawks. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

A road loss to Canyon Lake last Friday puts the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies in a 1-2 hole with the defending District 14-4A DI champs up next.

Liberty Hill (6-2, 3-0) visits Fredericksburg High School’s varsity football squad (5-3, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at FHS Stadium.

The Panthers won the district last season and advanced as far as the state semifinals in the playoffs.

The visitors, which started the season ranked 12th in the Associated Press Class 4A preseason rankings, will pose a challenge for a team wanting to return to the win column.

“They’re a really good football team and really good program,” said FHS coach Lance Moffett. “They’re deep in the playoffs and district champs just about every year.”

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