Sports

Wed
26
Mar

Netters to host district tourney

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

A season of trial, error and … mostly success … has all boiled down to this week’s most important meet on the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) tennis schedule — the University Interscholastic League (UIL) District 27-3A Tennis Tournament.

Single-elimination varsity matches start tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, at 9 a.m. on the HEB courts at the FHS campus.

Varsity finals and third-place matches will be played at 9 a.m. at the high school on Friday, March 28, while the junior varsity rounds get under way at the same time out at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Any matches left unresolved will be finished out at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the high school, FHS Coach Randall King said.

Expected to field players in the loop competition are all six District 27 teams, which, in addition to Fredericksburg, include: Canyon Lake, Navarro, Bandera, Boerne and Wimberley.

Wed
26
Mar

Golfers compete at home invitational

The final day of the two-day Fredericksburg High School (FHS) Invitational golf tournament is keeping links crowded today, March 26, at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course.

Players teed off at 9 a.m. this morning in competition among varsity and junior varsity boys’ divisions.

Yesterday’s rounds featured the varsity girls’ competition.

Sonora’s squad took first place, with a score of 331, while Fredericksburg’s team shot a 351 for a second-place tie with San Antonio Clark — which it beat in a team playoff for the second-place honor.

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Wed
26
Mar

Baseball falls to Canyon Lake 8-5

The Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will be looking for some payback on Friday night as they travel to Canyon Lake for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Last night, the Billies fell at home to the Hawks 8-5 after dropping a close 5-4 decision at home Tuesday night.

Fredericksburg is 1-5 so far in District 27-3A play.

Canyon Lake 8, FHS 5

A four-run Hawk fourth inning proved to be too much for the Billies to rally back from as FHS fell to Canyon Lake 8-5 at home Tuesday night.  

“We made too many errors and didn't get hits when we needed them. I thought Wade Davis pitched his tail off,” head coach Derrick Dietrich said. “We have got to make plays behind our pitchers. When you have trouble scoring runs as we have, you can’t afford to give teams more opportunities.”

Wed
26
Mar

Softball falls to Navarro 6-4

After dropping a pair of District 27-3A contests this week, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team will be back on the road Friday, facing Wimberley at 7 p.m. in their lone contest of the week.

Last night, the Billies fell at Navarro 6-4 and dropped a 4-2 decision at home to Boerne on Friday.

Navarro 6, FHS 4

Unable to rally back from an early 4-0 deficit, Fredericksburg fell 6-4 at Navarro Tuesday evening.

“The girls came out shaky and had a few errors to help Navarro take a four run lead,” head coach Mitchel Etzel said.

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Wed
26
Mar

Boys' soccer holds bright future

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

The future of Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team is “really bright.”

“We’re losing only a handful of seniors and getting back so many sophomores and juniors,” said FHS Coach Shannon Petsch.

“With another year to mature, these players should be something to be reckoned with next year and I have to thank the seniors that we had for helping us to get to that point,” Petsch said.

The Billies finished up their year at 5-13-2 and district at 1-7-0 in what was a building block season.

But it was his team’s performance in the final game of the season — a 5-2 non-district loss at Medina Valley on March 18 — that gave Petsch proof of his up-and-coming squad’s worth.

“It was a very well-played game,” he said, adding that two scores were contributed in the first half by FHS’ Sammy Studebaker and Irvin Licea Silva, although the Billies forfeited three to Medina Valley.

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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