Sports

Wed
26
Mar

Harper girls finish third at home track meet

By Danny Hirt —

With the assistance of three first places — including two relay squads — Harper High School’s girls’ varsity track and field team managed to finish third in its own Longhorn Relays held Thursday at HHS.

The team of Sydney Collins, Taylor Reid, Megan Myers and Payton Reid took gold in the 4x200 meter relay in a time of 1:49.54. The foursome also came in first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:13.16.

Taylor Reid also captured the top spot in the 300 meter hurdles in 48.79.

Likewise, the Ladyhorn JVs took third in their division, taking first in a pair of relays and one individual event. The team of Abby Skiff, Mackenzie Davis, Julia Mauldin and Lizzy Haines won the 4x100 meter relay in a time of 55.23, then took first in the 4x200 meter relay in 1:59.36.

The high jump winner was Cierra Wooten who cleared a height of 4’6”.

Wed
26
Mar

Harper baseball shuts out Menard 10-0

By Danny Hirt

After splitting their last two games — a 7-4 setback to Mason on Friday and a 10-0 win over Menard last night — the Harper Longhorns’ varsity baseball team will continue through its district schedule by traveling to Ozona on Friday.

The junior varsity game will start at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Harper will then move on to Eldorado on Friday, April 4, for a 4:30 p.m. varsity contest. The JV squads will face off after the varsity game.

Harper 10, Menard 0

Guy Stevenson went 4-for-4, scored once and knocked in another run to help the ’Horns defeat Menard 10-0 Tuesday evening on the Harper field.

The game was ended after five frames due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Other multiple-hit players for HHS were Easton Hansen (2-for-4, three runs batted in and came home twice) and Lane Fajkus (2-for-3, scored two times).

Wed
26
Mar

Harper softball blasts past Mason 21-3

By Danny Hirt

Harper’s varsity softball team bats went crazy as the Ladyhorns scored 33 runs in its last two victories, defeating Comfort 12-2 at home on Friday then besting Mason on the road 21-3 Tuesday night.

The 20th ranked Ladyhorns will go on the road for its next two games, traveling to Junction on Friday for a 6 p.m. match-up (with the junior varsity squads facing off following the first contest), the moving on to Medina on Friday, April 4, for a 5 p.m. game. There will be no JV action that evening.

Harper 21, Mason 3

After trading three runs each in the opening frame, the visiting Harper Ladyhorns exploded from 18 runs in the second, third and fourth innings to come away from Mason 21-3 Tuesday evening.

Of the 16 hits hammered out by Harper, two apiece came from the bats of Shelby Koenig, Kendall Baethge, Courtney Ahrns, Morgan Baethge, Julia Scott and Megan Myers.

Wed
26
Mar

Heritage track competes at Harper meet

By Danny Hirt

Three number one positions were posted by the Heritage High School’s various track and field squads during Thursday’s annual Harper Longhorn Relays.

Chad Johnson captured the top spot in both the high jump (6’2”) and the 100 meter hurdles (14.3”). Meanwhile, Jamie Hoermann of the Heritage JV girls’ team bested the field in the pole vaulting event with a height of 7’6”.

“This was the most competitive meet of the season for us — lots of schools with really good athletes,” said Heritage head coach Brad Sultemeier. “It was very good for us to see and experience, and Harper always runs off a good meet.”

Wed
19
Mar

James named STPGA Junior Golfer of Year

Fredericksburg High School (FHS) golf team member Kaytlen James has received the Southern Texas Professional Golf Association (STPGA) “2014 Junior Golfer of the Year Award.”

James was recognized and presented a plaque Feb. 17 during the STPGA President’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Miramont Country Club in College Station.

Each year, the STPGA chooses a young lady its members feel is the epitome of strong academic and social character and who has a high regard for the ideals upon which golf is founded, a spokesman said. She must also exemplify excellent sportsmanship.

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Wed
19
Mar

Golfers to host tourney next week

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Finding the greens favorable, the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity girls’ golf team has topped its past two tournaments and is now preparing to join with the boys’ teams in hosting the FHS Invitational next week.

The girls are on the schedule to play Tuesday, March 25, while the varsity and junior varsity boys will take to the tees Wednesday, March 26.

Rounds both days will start at 9 a.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course.

FHS Girls

Playing yesterday, March 18, the Billies tallied a score of 367 on the Flying L Golf Course to take the Bandera Invitational title.

Coming in second was Kerrville Tivy’s varsity girls, with a combined score of 414.

Wed
19
Mar

Netters to host Hill Country Championships

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Facing some “heavy hitters,” Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team will find itself in a warm-up for district as it hosts the Hill Country Championships this Thursday through Saturday, March 20-22.

Rounds start each day at 8:30 a.m. on courts at the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) campus and at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Posing a challenge on local courts will be the likes of reputable 5A programs, including San Antonio Marshall and San Antonio O’Connor, said FHS Coach Randall King.

“We’ll also see all our usual district players, except Canyon Lake and Navarro, at this tournament,” he said.

Other schools expected to compete include Ingram, Mason, Junction, Bandera, Smithson Valley, Boerne High, Kerrville Tivy, Taft, Hondo, Wimberley, Llano, Marble Falls, Rocksprings, Holmes, Comfort, Menard and Brady.

Wed
19
Mar

Track to host Carlin Wicker Relays

After a week off of competition for Spring Break, the Fredericksburg High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will host the 48th annual Carlin Wicker Fredericksburg Relays, Saturday, beginning with the 3200 meter run and field events at 9 a.m. at the FHS Stadium.

“We should have every athlete in our program participate in the home meet this weekend, which will be a good evaluation of all athletes in their events,” head coach Dan Aldrich said. “Although only three athletes per event can point or medal at the meet, we will have every kid in our program compete in their events so that they all have an opportunity to compete for future spots the next couple of weeks.” 

Running finals at the meet will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Wed
19
Mar

Softball wins district opener 12-5

Jumping out to an early lead in District 27-3A play, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team (14-9, 1-0) defeated Canyon Lake on the road 12-5 Tuesday after finishing 3-4 at the San Marcos tournament over the weekend.

The Billies will host Boerne Friday before travelling to Navarro Tuesday night. First pitch in both contests is slated for 7 p.m.

FHS 12, Canyon Lake 5

Fredericksburg opened District 27-3A play Tuesday night with a 12-5 road victory over Canyon Lake.

“I was very happy with our first district outing being that it was on the road against solid pitching,” head coach Mitchel Etzel said. “It is always good to get that first district win under our belts.”

Wed
19
Mar

Baseball falls at Wimberley 11-1

Sitting at 1-3 after four District 27-3A contests, the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will host Bandera Friday and Canyon Lake Tuesday. First pitch in both games is slated for 7 p.m.

Last night, FHS fell at Wimberley 11-1 after dropping a 5-1 decision at Navarro Friday.

Wimberley 11, FHS 1

The Billies fell on the road to Wimberley 11-1 Tuesday night.

“We are struggling at the plate. Once again, we left too many runners on base,” head coach Derrick Dietrich said. “We had our chances the first three innings to scratch a run or two across but couldn’t get it done. We are getting people on base but that does us no good if we can’t get them across the plate.”

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