Sports

Wed
27
Aug

Billies win three of five duals

By Austin R. Eck

 

Over three days, the Fredericksburg High School tennis team played five matches.

The Battlin’ Billies started the whirlwind with a match against O’Connor High School on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at FHS. The Billies defeated O’Connor 10-4 (11-8).

The following day, Fredericksburg started competition in the FHS/Kerrville Tivy Team Tournament.

The tournament features teams from across the Hill Country playing doubleheader tennis matches each day of the two-day tournament.

On the first day, the Billies defeated San Marcos High School 10-0 (16-1), but they lost the second match to Abilene Cooper High School 10-5 (13-6).

FHS started the second day off on the right foot with a 10-6 (10-9) win over Floresville High School.

Fredericksburg faltered in the second match of the day and lost to Abilene High School 10-6.

Most of the players for FHS played 10 matches over the three-day span.

Wed
27
Aug

Eagles open new football season Friday at home

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Fresh off of a four-school day of scrimmages last Sat-urday, the six-man football team from Heritage School starts its 2014 campaign when the Eagles host Round Rock Concordia on Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“As a coach and a team, you always want to get out of the gates fast,” said Her-itage head coach Tim Ship-man. “The players and the staff have been working re-ally hard the past few weeks and it is exciting to finally get the season underway.”

Concordia, according to Shipman, is new to the world of six-man football. But the school’s mentor, Andy Cheshire, is experi-enced in this version of the gridiron game. Having coached at Round Rock Christian School, Cheshire, Shipman added, is quite knowledgeable about six-man.

“He (Cheshire) is familiar with us (Heritage) as he has scouted us many times over the years,” Shipman said.

Wed
27
Aug

Center Point bests Heritage Tuesday night

Despite losing Tuesday night’s home volleyball match in five games to non-district opponent Center Point, Heritage School head coach Carol Bell found some positive aspects of her team’s play.

“Heritage found themselves playing the best offensive match yet,” Bell said, “but defensively we still need to pull it together.”

She was impressed by the work put in by middle hitters Jamie Hoermann and Lindsey Pressler who “fought the entire match playing as not only great front row attackers but worthy back row defense, as well.”

Bell also looked to the play of Christina Harpold and Abby Sauer in the setter/hitter positions with encouragement.

“Sydney Richburg played the best defensive game so far this season,” Bell added. In addition, “Sarah Andrews scored with several ace serves.”

Wed
27
Aug

Harper volleyball upends Sabinal in three games

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper wasted little time in disposing of Sabinal in home volleyball action Tuesday evening as the Ladyhorns grabbed all three games 25-10, 25-13, 25-12.

Now sporting a 6-5 season record, Harper will play in the Comfort Tournament set for Friday and Saturday. From there, the Ladyhorns travel to Boerne Geneva for a Tuesday match. Start time has not yet been set for this contest.

HHS was scheduled to play in last weekend’s Junction Tournament but the event was cancelled.

In last night’s victory, Courtney Ahrns led the way with 13 kills and nine digs. Macie Lumpkins added 17 assists and seven aces.

Jordan White registered a perfect night from the ser-vice line by connecting on all eight of her serves.

Wed
27
Aug

Harper volleyball upends Sabinal in three games

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper wasted little time in disposing of Sabinal in home volleyball action Tuesday evening as the Ladyhorns grabbed all three games 25-10, 25-13, 25-12.

Now sporting a 6-5 season record, Harper will play in the Comfort Tournament set for Friday and Saturday. From there, the Ladyhorns travel to Boerne Geneva for a Tuesday match. Start time has not yet been set for this contest.

HHS was scheduled to play in last weekend’s Junction Tournament but the event was cancelled.

In last night’s victory, Courtney Ahrns led the way with 13 kills and nine digs. Macie Lumpkins added 17 assists and seven aces.

Jordan White registered a perfect night from the ser-vice line by connecting on all eight of her serves.

Wed
20
Aug

Billies to host Lago Vista Thursday

 

By Matt Ward

 

Battlin’ Billie fans will get their first glimpse of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team in action tomorrow evening as FHS hosts Lago Vista for a scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at the newly renovated FHS Stadium.

Junior varsity and freshman teams will face off at 4 p.m.

Admission is set at $5 per family with all proceeds to benefit the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation’s benevolence fund. 

The Billies will look to get the upper hand on Lago Vista after a 2-1 “loss” in their first scrimmage at Medina Valley Thursday.

“It was a typical first scrimmage, but I think we’re ahead of where we were last year,” head coach Lance Moffett said. “We couldn’t move the ball at all last year. We had an inexperienced offensive line, they were doing a lot of things up front and we couldn’t block them.”

Wed
20
Aug

Junction tournament next for Ladyhorns

After earning a 1-2 record during pool play in last weekend’s Wimberley Volleyball Tournament, the Harper High School varsity team fought its way to the silver bracket consolation round, only to lose to Uvalde in two games, 16-25 and 23-25.

In Friday’s pool action, HHS opened with a 21-25, 16-25 loss to Boerne Geneva, followed by a victory over Laredo United, 27-25 and 25-20. Harper dropped its third pool match, this time a 20-25, 27-29 decision to Boerne.

During Saturday’s tournament contests, the Ladyhorns topped Ingram 25-22, 21-25, 25-16 before losing to Boerne Geneva 21-25 and 22-25, then taking on Uvalde in the consolation finals.

The Ladyhorns will get the opportunity to play Ingram again when they travel there Tuesday night (results were not known by this week’s press deadline).

From there, Harper will participate in the Junction Tournament Friday and Saturday before returning home Tuesday to face Sabinal at 6 p.m.

Wed
13
Aug

Hand-to-hand combat


Macie Lumpkins successfully performs a dig to continue play while Logan White (22) and Payton Reid (10) back her up during Monday night's volleyball game between Fredericksburg and Harper — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter.

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity volleyball team defeated Harper High School in the “Battle of Gillespie County” on Monday night in Harper.

The Billies won three of four sets: 25-18, 25-10, 21-25 and 25-18.

A key to Fredericksburg’s success during the match was height on the front line.

“We were able to spread our kills around the net,” Fredericksburg head coach Jason Roemer said.

Part of their success up front is attributed to Kendyl Stevens who recorded 33 assists during the four sets against the Longhorns.

Stevens suffered an injury during the weekend scrimmages, and was not a guarantee to play in the game against Harper.

“I was proud of her for gutting it out and running our team on the offensive end in an efficient manner,” Roemer said.

When the Billies needed a kill, Adrianna Hartmann was the go-to player. Hartmann recorded 17 kills with only two errors during the game.

Wed
13
Aug

Heritage to rely on depth in 'reload'


Heritage School head coach Tim Shipman, left, gives instructions to then-freshman Parker Given during one of the Eagles' 2013 six-man football games. Along with nearly a dozen returning lettermen, Given is expected to anchor the Eagles' offensive line and tight end positions. —Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt.

By Danny Hirt

Some high school football teams regroup for an upcoming season, others retool their offenses and/or defenses.

But for the Heritage School six-man squad, the “r” word is reload. After all, making the playoffs is a given for the Eagles; it’s usually how far into post-season action do they go.

Heritage has played in the last three TAPPS 1A pigskin championship games, coming away with a win in 2011, but back-to-back losses in 2012 and 2013.

“There is no doubt we are more than hungry to get the runner-up monkey off our back,” said the Eagles’ head coach, Tim Shipman. “However, I think one of the most important things we have done and will continue to do at Heritage is emphasize the building of Christian character and leadership.”

Wed
13
Aug

'Beyond area' goal for Harper netters


SENIOR LEADERSHIP — How well the Harper High School volleyball team does this season will depend, in large part, on the leadership from seniors, left to right, Jordan White, Logan White and Sydney Collins. The Ladyhorns posted a 10-0 district rec-ord last year in winning the league title. — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt

Advancing all the way to the state championship round is an annual goal for every high school athletic team in the state of Texas.

For many schools, this is a lofty goal without too much chance of coming true.

But for the Harper High School Ladyhorns’ volleyball squad, it’s a legitimate desire.

After all, HHS posted an overall record of 30-7 last year and won its district with an unblemished 10-0 mark, advancing until being stopped by Weimar in area competition.

Harper head coach Gina Lumpkins agreed that her team’s goal is to win another league title, but that’s not all.

“We’re not going to stop there. We are working for a much deeper playoff run and not stop until the road takes up to Garland (location of the UIL state title round).

The district opponents are basically the same schools as they were in 2013, with the inclusion of Johnson City, thanks to the UIL’s realignment.

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