Sports

Wed
02
Mar

Harper falls to Shiner 'at the buzzer' in playoff action

By Danny Hirt

 “March Madness” ended prematurely for Harper High School’s boys’ varsity basketball team when the Longhorns were knocked out of the UIL Region IV bi-district playoffs on a two-point buzzer-beater by Shiner, 65-63, on Feb. 23.

The post-season contest was played in the Dripping Springs High School gymnasium.

The Longhorns ended the 2015-2016 campaign with a 24-7 record and a co-championship in District 27-2A.

Shiner 65, Harper 63

(Tuesday, Feb. 23)

Harper’s loss came despite a 33-point effort from prolific scorer Carson McKnight who sank 10 goals from behind the three-point line on the night.

Josh Sagraves, who added 20 more points for the ’Horns, also pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked four shots in the game.

 

Wed
24
Feb

Billies beat Poteet, 62-44, in first round of playoffs

Senior Elliot Hale adds a little air Jordan to his jump before grabbing two of his total eight points during the bi-district playoff game between the Fredericksburg varsity boys and Poteet Tuesday night. FHS won over Poteet 62-44 and will now advance to the area round of playoffs. — Standard-Radio Post/Tyler Gaudin

By Scott Allen

After a first-round win on Tuesday night over Poteet, the Fredericksburg High School boys’ basketball team will advance to the area playoffs later this week.

Playing at Boerne Champion, the Billies defeated Poteet, 62-44, in the bi-district round.

The Billies will now play the winner of the La Feria, Sinton game later this week, with the time and place to be determined.

The Billies had a home game on Tuesday, Feb. 16 to finish off their district play.

In the match, they defeated Hondo, 73-47 and ended their season with a four-game win streak while finishing second in District 29-4A play.

Head coach Tim Kaman was pleased with the way the boys finished the regular season.

Wed
24
Feb

Lady Eagles bounced from playoffs

With help from Harleigh Klepac’s screen, Heritage’s Susanna
Harpold races to the basket during the Lady Eagles’ TAPPS
1A girls’ basketball playoff game against Conroe Lifestyle. —
Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Danny Hirt

 

The Lady Eagles from Heritage School fell to visiting Conroe Lifestyle, 50-36, in the first round of the TAPPS 1A girls’ basketball playoffs held Friday.

The game was played in Heritage’s on-campus Multi-Purpose Activities Center (MPAC).

The Lady Eagles finish the season with a 5-8 overall record.

 

Conroe Lifestyle 50,

Heritage 36

 (Friday, Feb. 19)

Heritage got off to a slow start and never fully recovered as the Lady Eagles dropped their first round playoff game, 50-36, to Conroe Lifestyle.

Early foul trouble plagued Heritage, leaving the Lady Eagles unable to mount an aggressive defense after a quarter and a half, according to head coach Mike McKinnon.

Wed
24
Feb

FHS baseball team opens season with 6-3 win over Burnet

Despite a shaky set of scrimmages for Fredericksburg High School baseball pitcher Ryan Segner, he allowed four hits and an unearned run in five innings of work as the Billies opened their season Feb. 22 with a 6-3 win over Burnet.

“Segner was impressive,” said Coach Derrick Dietrich. “He did a great job on the mound. We needed that from him, and will continue to need it as we move along.”

The coach added that while they left too many runners on base, they got the key hits when they needed them.

We still have a long way to go, but I thought we showed that we can be a pretty good baseball team,” he said.

Wed
24
Feb

Billie varsity tennis medals in two meets

By Scott Allen

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team finished third overall during the Hill Country Classic in Mason on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20.

“It was a very tough tourney, but the team did well,” head coach Randall King said. “We were able to make the semis in three of the five divisions.”

Vandergrift finished first and Abilene Wylie finished second during the tourney.

FHS finished second overall during the Puncher Shootout in Mason on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13.

The team won first in the girls’ doubles bracket with the team of Hannah Boubel and Claire Maxcey.

“We are very pleased with the current progress,” King said. “It was a strong tourney with good quality matches. This week will be another tough one as we work to get better each week.”

Abilene Wylie finished first and Lubbock Monterey finished third during the tournament, King said. 

Wed
24
Feb

Harper girls’ hoops eliminated from Region IV playoff contest

By Danny Hirt

 

The University Interscholastic League Region IV-2A playoffs were not kind to the Harper High School girls’ varsity basketball team as the Ladyhorns suffered a 48-23 setback on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the hands of Shiner.

The bi-district round contest was played in the New Braunfels Canyon gymnasium.

Missing leading scorer and co-captain Payton Reid, who was injured in the last regular season game at San Saba, the Ladyhorns simply couldn’t keep up with Shiner following an early flash.

A 13-11 Harper lead after one quarter of action quickly faded away as the Ladyhorns were limited to six points in the second period and only three in the second half.

Top point-getters for Harper were Macie Lumpkins and Mercy Garcia who each picked up six points in the contest.

Wed
24
Feb

FHS girls’ basketball faces Boerne in regional quarterfinals game

By Tyler Gaudin

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team won 58-41 against Corpus Christi West Oso last Friday night, so they moved on to play Boerne last night in the regional quarterfinals of the UIL 4A state playoffs.

The Billies took on Boerne at 6:30 p.m. last night in Wimberley, but scores were not available as of press time.

The winner of last night’s game will play the winner of the Brazosport and Burnet matchup in the regional semifinals Friday, Feb. 26 and the winner of that game will play in the regional finals the next day.

Scores will be available on the Standard Daily Update, along with details about the next matchups if FHS won.

This was the third time Boerne and Fredericksburg have faced each other this season. The series is tied at one win apiece and FHS’ win was the first district loss of the Greyhounds’ season.

Wed
24
Feb

FHS softball wins three at tourney

A young Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team proved its mettle at the Tivy Invitational Softball Tournament this weekend. They won three of five games against older and more experienced teams.

“I was really impressed with how our younger kids stepped up,” said Coach Travis Hejl about the team’s performance in Kerrville.

All of Hejl’s pitchers are freshmen.

“It was their first varsity experience pitching against 18-year-olds and [Rose Stuewe and Emery Boettcher] did well,” he said.

The Billies beat Junction, 6-1, and Blanco, 2-1, on Thursday, Feb. 18.

“AJ Davis hit her first varsity home run against Junction,” Hejl said, about the freshman infielder.

On Friday, Feb. 19 the team staged a come-from-behind-victory against Somerset, 6-5. They were down 5-2 at the bottom of the last inning.

Wed
24
Feb

Girls’ soccer opens district with 0-0 tie

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer opened district play Feb. 16 against Bandera, and played to a scoreless tie.

Billie goalkeeper Megan Daley had four saves on goal.

“The weather was phenomenal, and the girls were very excited,” said Coach Logan Minshew.

Before the game, teachers were honored and participated in the pre-game activities with the girls.

“All of the girls are so thankful for what their teachers do. Without the teachers, many of our young ladies would not be where they are today,” the coach said. “We started out the game on the front foot and really tried to take it to Bandera. Hats off to them as their defense held strong and their offense picked the right times to counter and give us a few scares.”

Wed
24
Feb

Boys’ varsity soccer opens district, ties Bandera 0-0

By Scott Allen

 

Fredericksburg High School boys’ varsity soccer got off to an uneventful start in District 29-4A play, with a tie against Bandera, 0-0, in Bandera last Tuesday.

“It was one of those nights where nothing was happening,” head coach Shannon Petsch said. “Neither Bandera or us could get off any shots, and it was pretty uneventful.”

The Billies played Wimberley at home on Tuesday, Feb. 23, but scores were not available as of press time. 

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