Sports

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. 

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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!

Wed
02
Jul

Youth near bids to next round


Ashley Dressen lets one rip during Saturday’s 10-0 victory over Johnson City. Dressen and her minor softball team will complete in the district championship game on Wednesday. —Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg Little League continued post-season play this week as teams tried to complete their bids for the championships.

Fredericksburg’s junior softball team was able to complete its bid, and now awaits the beginning of the sectional tournament next week.

The junior baseball, major softball and minor softball teams are still looking for a district championship, but the minor baseball All-Stars were unable to win their district tournament.

The intermediate baseball team was unable to win the sectional tournament for a second straight year and lost two straight games to end its season.

The machine-pitch baseball team completed its post-season with a tournament victory.

 

Junior baseball

The junior baseball team began its district tournament on Saturday with a game against Burnet.

The boys were able to find offense in the first round of the tournament and won 9-1.

Wed
02
Jul

Jack & Adam's Bicycles to open of Fourth of July


‘WHEELS DOWN’ — Ready to open its doors this Friday, July 4, is Jack & Adam’s Bicycles, a new full-service bicycle shop owned by Josh Allen at 206 South Lincoln Street. —Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

 

Josh Allen is “putting the pedal to the metal” to open his Jack & Adam’s Bicycles in Fredericksburg by this Friday’s Fourth of July holiday … but he’s enjoying every minute of it.

“I fell in love with Fredericksburg as a small child and I’ve been trying to find my way back ever since,” Allen said Monday, amid a mostly empty but soon-to-be-filled renovated house at 206 South Lincoln Street.

A Sweetwater native, Allen spent much of his youth at a family ranch in Doss. He earned an economics degree from The University of Texas at Austin, during which time he was employed at the Austin cycle shop bearing the same name. It was there, he said, his love of the outdoors, cycling and triathlons grew.

He spent too many days crunching numbers as a banker, before he answered Gillespie County calling his name.

Wed
02
Jul

FHS season tickets go on sale July 14

Season tickets for the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity home football games will go on sale beginning July 14.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at $30 per seat, starting Monday, July 14, thru 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!

Wed
25
Jun

Local youth eyes titles


William Sebera stands in the batting box waiting for a pitch he can turn on. Sebera and his teammates advanced from the Inter-mediate district tourna-ment, and they will begin sectional play on Thursday in San Antonio. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

 

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg Little League continued tournament play as the intermediate baseball team won its district tournament and minor baseball started its season.

Also, adding to the action, the machine-pitch baseball team placed second in its tournament this weekend.

The minor softball team won a warm-up tournament as it prepares for district play.

 

Intermediate Baseball

The boys continued their run through the District 26 tournament on last Tuesday night when they defeated Burnet/Bertram 18-0.

Gary Sorola earned five hits on five at-bats, and Will Sebera hit the long ball twice and brought in seven runs during the game.

Leading the team defensively from the mound was Tucker Elliot, Triston Schubert, Gary Sorola and Jabin Gibson.

Wed
25
Jun

Billies ranked 19th preseason by Texas Football

Projections for Fredericksburg, Harper and Heritage high school football teams were released recently in the 2014 issue of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

Fredericksburg, which finished 10-2, is ranked in the top 20 of 4A schools and is projected to finish second in District 14-4A.

Both Fredericksburg and Harper moved up one class number this year because of UIL creating a sixth class to give to six-man football to become the new Class 1A.

When UIL added the sixth classification, it pushed up enrollment-based classifications, placing Fredericksburg into Class 4A.

Harper is projected to make the District 4A-2A DI playoffs by claiming the fourth and final berth into the playoffs.

The Heritage Eagles are projected to win the TAPPS DIII-3 after its 9-5 season last year in which it advanced to the state finals. The Eagles also find themselves ranked fifth in the state of all six-man football divisions.

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