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Sat
24
Oct

Billies drop second straight district game to Canyon Lake


Joshua Stafford slips away from a tackler during Fredericksburg High School's 17-6 loss to Canyon Lake Friday night. The loss put the Billies at 1-2 with the final home game of the season coming next Friday against Liberty Hill. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke.

A depleted Billies squad went head to head with a physical Canyon Lake team but couldn’t hang on in the end.

"I'm proud of the way we played tonight," coach Lance Moffett said. "I'm proud of the way we bounced back and responded from all of the adversity we faced coming out of last week. I'm disappointed with the score."

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-3, 1-2) lost to the Canyon Lake Hawks (4-4, 2-1) 17-6 in a District 14-4A DI road game Friday night.

The Billies hung with Canyon Lake through the first half, with the only points through the first two quarters coming from a 20-yard field goal by Canyon Lake kicker Mike Thorpe as the second quarter ended.

Canyon Lake started the third quarter and killed all but a minute, 18 seconds with an 18-play, 75-yard scoring drive.

Fredericksburg’s defense had the Hawks held to fourth down twice on the drive, but Canyon Lake converted each time.

Wed
21
Oct

FHS faces physical Canyon Lake offense


Left tackle Blake Vick (70) pushes Boerne defensive end Will Malley out of the way to clear room for Billie running back Cole Bour-geois. Bourgeois gained 72 yards on the ground for the Billies, Friday night. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

One week after facing a spread-based aerial assault at home, the Billies will take on a smash-mouth ground attack on the road.

Trying to rebound from last week’s 31-14 loss to Boerne, Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-2, 1-1) will hit the road to face the Canyon Lake Hawks (3-4, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Hawk Stadium in Fischer in a District 14-4A DI contest.

Coach Lance Moffett expects a physical game against a team that sits tied with Fredericksburg, Boerne and Taylor for second place in the loop standings.

“This is a big game,” Moffett said. “They’re all playoff games now. We’re still in a good position at 1-1. If we go to 2-1 after this game, we’ll feel pretty good about where we are. That’s what makes this a big game.”

Fredericksburg looks to move on from the Boerne loss, which saw the Billies lose several starters on both sides to injuries.

Wed
21
Oct

Greyhounds, injuries bite Billie leaders


Defensive end Matthew Blohm (54) and linebacker Dylan Hellums (32) wrap up Boerne running back Nick Novak during Fredericks-burg High School varsity football’s 31-14 loss to Boerne, Friday night. The Billies are 1-1 in the District 14-4A DI standings, tied with Boerne, Canyon Lake and Taylor. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Billies suffer first district loss to Boerne 31-14

 

FHS lapped by Greyhounds in first district loss

 

By Joshua McKinney

 

A tough loss leaves the Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billies with a 1-1 record and four games to go in the chase for a District 14-4A DI title.

Fredericksburg High School football (5-2, 1-1) lost to the Boerne Greyhounds (5-2, 1-1), 31-14, on Friday night, Oct. 16, at FHS stadium in the District 14-4A DI race.

Second-half injuries to key starters and Fredericksburg’s worst passing performance (a season-low 87 yards) slowed the FHS offense.

Boerne’s spread-based passing attack gave the Billies’ defense fits all night, racking up 283 yards.

Wed
21
Oct

FHS girls’, boys’ cross country teams qualify for regionals Monday


Leading the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls to a second-place finish in the team standings and a trip to the regional meet next Monday was varsity runner Clarissa Sanchez. She finished third and also earned All-District honors at the District 29-4A Cross Country Meet on Monday in Hondo. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Calling it a “great morning to race,” head coach Dan Aldrich said that his Fredericksburg High School cross country teams “finished the season right where we expected to be.”

The girls’ and boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams competed in their final regular season meet on Monday at Hondo when they ran in the District 29-4A Cross Country Meet.

And now, both the girls’ varsity and boys’ varsity teams are heading to the Region IV-4A Meet on Monday, Oct. 26, at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

At the regional meet, the girls’ 4A division will race at 9:40 a.m., followed by the boys at 10:10 a.m.

Aldrich explained that the top four teams out of the qualifying 28 teams will advance to the state meet.

The top 10 individuals not already on an advancing team will also earn their spots at the state meet.

Wed
21
Oct

FHS varsity volleyball clinches spot in playoffs with last two wins

For the ninth consecutive season, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team has clinched a spot in the playoffs with its 7-0 record in District 29-4A.

Over the past week, FHS defeated Hondo, 25-7, 25-13, 25-17, on Friday night and won over Bandera, 28-26, 21-25, 25-10, 25-22, on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

“It’s quite a tradition we’ve built,” head coach Jason Roemer said.

And while the Billies are excited about the playoff possibilities, Roemer said that they are focusing on the possibility of winning their second district championship Tuesday night, Oct. 20.

Fredericksburg hosted Boerne on Tuesday night in the FHS Gym. (Results from that game will be reported in next week’s newspaper.)

When the two met in the first round of the district schedule, Fredericksburg came out on top. Going into Tuesday night’s game, the Billies were 7-0 and Boerne was 6-1.

After Tuesday night, two more games remain on the district schedule.

Wed
21
Oct

Billie netters beat three 6A schools in a week

By Joshua McKinney

The top-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis squad won three matches last week after wrapping up the District 29-4A team tennis title two weeks ago.

The Billies, named the number one 4A tennis team in the state by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association, beat Copperas Cove 10-0 (19-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and won matches against Abilene High, 10-6 (13-6), and San Angelo Central, 10-8 (10-9), on Saturday, Oct. 17.

“Cove is in a rebuilding process, and we did not have much trouble with them as they are a fairly young team,” said coach Randall King.  “We had played close matches against Abilene and San Angelo in mid August (FHS beat both teams in an early season tournament), so the expectation was for some great tennis … this type of competition is what we need to make us better.”

Wed
21
Oct

Varsity boys wrap up fall season with top five finish

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ golf finished in the top five in two tournaments, while the varsity girls finished in the top three in one the past two weeks.

FHS boys tied for fourth in the Smithson Valley Invitational on Monday, Oct. 19, at River Crossing Golf Club and second place in the Burnet Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, at Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet and Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.

Fredericksburg’s girls finished third in the Burnet Invitational.

Varsity girls play again today, Oct. 21, in the Seguin Invitational at Starcke Park Golf Course.

Varsity boys have concluded their fall season.    

Wed
21
Oct

Harper claims five CC titles at district meet


Harper High School girls’ varsity runners Delanie Dunning (left) and Sara Walters finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in Wednesday’s District 27-2A Cross Country Meet to help the Ladyhorns earn the championship title. — Submitted photo

By Danny Hirt

It was a “championship” day for Harper High School at Wednesday’s (Oct. 14) District 27-2A District Cross Country Meet in San Saba.

Of the eight different team titles up for grabs, Longhorn runners brought home five first place finishes — varsity girls and boys, junior varsity boys, eighth grade boys and seventh grade boys — and a pair of second place trophies — JV and seventh grade girls.

“Good Lord blessed us with another great day,” said head coach Will Reid.

Both varsity squads will now advance to the Region IV championships on Monday, Oct. 26 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Wed
21
Oct

Playoffs loom as regular season end nears for Harper volleybal

By Danny Hirt

Following Oct. 13’s home win over district opponent Leakey (25-14, 25-10, 25-9), the Harper High School varsity volleyball team barely bested TAPPS representative Boerne Geneva, 27-29, 25-18, 27-25, 21-25, 15-10, on Friday in the HHS gymnasium.

After last night’s contest at Johnson City (results not available), the Ladyhorns will close out the regular season when they travel to Center Point on Friday, Oct. 23, then return home Tuesday, Oct. 27 to face Utopia. Varsity matches will begin at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

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Wed
21
Oct

Heritage volleyball earns two wins in new facility


Jamie Hoermann gets airborne and returns a ball to Seguin Lifegate’s side during Heritage School varsity volleyball’s 3-0 win over Lifegate on Thursday, Oct. 15, in Heritage School’s new on-campus gym. The volleyball match was Heritage’s first in the gym. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage School Lady Eagles put together an impressive attack on both ends of the court to take a 3-0 varsity volleyball win on Thursday against Seguin Lifegate in the first contest played in Heritage’s new Multi-Purpose Activities Center (MPAC, for short).

Heritage kept the MPAC winning streak alive two days later by topping San Angelo Cornerstone Christian School in three straight games, 25-18, 25-15, 25-15.

The Lady Eagles, who are currently sporting a 6-1 district record, will host Spring Branch Living Rock Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. The night has been dubbed Senior Recognition Night.

Results from Tuesday’s match at Seguin Lifegate were not known by this week’s press deadline.

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