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FHS girls' track dominates at Tivy

 

After their meet was cancelled the week before because of very cold weather, the conditions were “ideal” on Friday when the Fredericksburg High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ track teams competed in the 41st Annual Kerrville Tivy Antler Relays.

In Kerrville, the varsity girls finished first in their division while the FHS JV girls were second.

“The weather was ideal for the Kerrville meet, which hopefully is a sign of warmer weather in the upcoming four weeks as we focus on improving for the district track meet,” head track coach Dan Aldrich said.

The Kerrville meet was the third on the schedule for the Billies, but because of the very cold weather on Feb. 27, the FHS teams were unable to compete at the Burnet Relays, so it was only the second meet of the season and the first using a traditional format.

Fredericksburg opened its track season with the A.J. Loth Relays on Feb. 21 at FHS Stadium.

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Softball wins three at home tournament

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity softball team finished 3-0-1 at their home tournament over the weekend after falling to Llano, 19-14, March 3.

FHS will compete in the San Marcos tourney Friday and Saturday before hosting Bandera in the District 29-4A opener for both schools, Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

 

Home tourney

In their tournament opener Friday, the Billies shut out Comfort, 12-0.

“We had a strong game at the plate. We hit the ball better than we have all year against Comfort,” head coach Mitchel Etzel said. “We got good pitching from Macalah Jenschke.  Macalah had her strongest outing of the year this weekend. Our defense was much better and took care of the ball for our pitcher.”

FHS then edged Llano, 3-2, after falling to the Yellowjackets, 19-14, March 3.

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FHS boys earn top-five finish at Kerrville meet

 

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ track team captured fourth place at the 2015 Kerrville Tivy Antler Relays on Friday, March 6.  

The junior varsity team took first place in its division with 149 points beating out Lampasas, who finished second with 132.

The varsity track teams will compete at the Cedar Ridge Relays in Round Rock on Saturday, March 14. Field events start at 9 a.m., with running events taking place at 12:30 p.m.

The Billies netted 78.6 points at the meet. Kerrville Tivy won the varsity boys’ division with 127 points.

While the varsity squad did not see a member earn first place in a division, it did see three second-place finishes and three third-place finishes.

The Billies saw improvement from Garret Duckworth, Matt Blohm, Bryce Johnston, Mitchell Edwards, the 4x100 relay team, the 4x200 relay team and the 4x400 relay team.

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Billies near playoff birth with 6-1 win

By Matt Ward

 

Billie soccer is well on their way to the postseason as the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls bested Bandera, 6-1, at home Friday night, to remain in second place in District 28-4A play.

At 6-3 in district, the Billies, who dropped a 5-0 loss to top-ranked Boerne, March 3, are a game ahead of Wimberley (5-4) with three games left to play.

FHS will travel to face the Texans in what will likely determine second place, Friday night at 6 p.m. The Billies will then host Canyon Lake, Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

 

FHS 6, Bandera 1

Taylor Husfeld scored two goals as the Billies dominated Bandera, 6-1, at home Friday night.

“We faced a real scare at Bandera last game and escaped with a 1-0 win,” head coach Logan Minshew said. “We practiced a few things offensively and set a challenge of taking control of the game in the first half. The girls really responded.”

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Boys' soccer eyes district title with victory over Wimberley

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer could seal a District 28-4A championship with a win against Wimberley on Friday night.

In a dogfight against rival Boerne, the Billies came out with a 3-2 victory over the Greyhounds on Tuesday, March 3.

FHS (12-5, 9-0) continued its win-streak on Friday, March 6, with a 2-0 road victory over Bandera.

The Billies play at 7 p.m., Friday, March 13, at home against Wimberley. On Wednesday, March 18, FHS will play its last road game of the district season against Canyon Lake at 7 p.m.

In Boerne on Tuesday, Fredericksburg defended its position at the top of the District 28-4A standings by defeating the Greyhounds, 3-2.

A close contest, neither team was able to pull away, and the match was knotted at 1-1 after the first half. 

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Billie netters improve with court time

The Kerrville Tivy Invitational provided a chance for Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team to get time on the court — something it has not gotten much of this year.

However, any rust is not showing in the games of several Billies, including Hannah Boubel and the doubles team of Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright, who managed to win their divisions at the Kerrville Tivy Invitational from March 6-8.

The Billies will host the Hill Country Championships on March 19-21 in Fredericksburg.

Weather has caused schedule changes and even forced the Billies to practice in the shelter of the gym, but the Billies continue to improve as the season wears on.

“We are still a little behind where we need to be overall due to weather and cancellation of the Billie Invitational, but we are making strides as the season progresses,” King said. 

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Longhorns stopped by thorndale 57-55 in regional quarterfinals

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper High School’s boys’ basketball season came to an agonizing conclusion Tuesday, March 3, as the Longhorns lost a 57-55 squeaker to Thorndale in the UIL Region IV-2A quarterfinals played at Burnet High School.

HHS, number one seed from District 27-2A, had advanced to Tuesday’s match-up after beating defending state champion Mumford by a 55-52 margin on Friday, Feb. 27, in area action. The game was played in the Liberty Hill High School gymnasium.

In the bi-district round involving other league schools, runner-up San Saba was defeated by Shiner, 61-57, while the third place school, Johnson City, suffered a 60-41 loss to Flatonia.

 

Thorndale 57, Harper 55

Tuesday, March 3

Region IV quarterfinals

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Davis no-hits Roosevelt at Tivy tourney

By Austin R. Eck

 

Sophomore pitcher Wade Davis’ no hitter helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team find its stride in the first game of the 23rd Annual Hill Country Classic in Kerrville on March 6.

The Billies finished the tournament, which was delayed by poor weather, with a 2-2 record. FHS is now sitting on a 2-5 record to start the season.

FHS played Burnet on Monday, March 9, and San Antonio Christian on Tuesday night. Scores were not available as of press time. Complete results will be printed in the next issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

From Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, the Billies compete in the Wimberley Texan Classic. FHS plays St. Michael at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, and Magnolia, at 5 p.m. On the second day, Friday, FHS squares off against Bishop at 8 a.m. On Saturday, FHS concludes play against Wimberley at 4:30 p.m.

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Fickle weather forces Harper cancellations

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Poor weather conditions plagued the 13th-ranked Harper High School softball team for a second week, forcing cancellation of the March            3 game scheduled at Canyon Lake in Fischer.

In Friday action, Harper was topped by an 8-5 margin at Pleasanton.

Harper plays a district contest Friday when it travels to Johnson City, then will return home Tuesday to face Brackett. On both days, the varsity game starts at 6 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest.

 

Pleasanton 8, Harper 5

The Ladyhorns got behind early and couldn’t recover as they dropped an 8-5 non-district decision at Pleasanton on Friday.

The host Lady Eagles plated two runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the third before Harper managed to dent the scoreboard. In the top of the fourth, Logan Menzies’ sacrifice fly brought in Taya Beyer to make the score 6-1 in Pleasanton’s favor.

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Horns split games in baseball tourney

By Danny Hirt

 

The Harper High School Longhorns picked up two wins in the last week, including Monday’s District 29-2A season opener at Junction.

Harper split the two games it played in the Johnson City Baseball Tournament held late last week. While Thursday’s games were played, weather forced cancellation of the remainder of the action.

HHS lost its opening game by a 7-4 margin, but managed to pick up a 5-4 nine-inning victory later in the day over Charlotte.

Up next for the Longhorns will be more tournament action when they travel to San Saba on Friday and Saturday. From there, Harper will host Center Point at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Harper 12, Junction 2

The Longhorns scored four runs in the first two innings on its way to a 12-2 road victory at Junction Monday.

From there, HHS added 10 insurance runs in the last three frames to secure the decision.

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