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Wed
03
Sep

Badger stuffing


Defensive end Braden Bowers (9) and linebacker Dylan Hellums (54) combine to bring down Badger quarterback Cohen Cockburn during the first half of the Billies' 22-15 road victory over Lampasas Friday evening. The victory marked the first season opening win for the Billies under fourth-year head coach Lance Moffett Fredericksburg will host Austin Travis this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at FHS Stadium. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

 

It certainly wasn’t the start that Fredericksburg High School varsity football coach Lance Moffett wanted, but when FHS needed to curb the Badgers’ momentum, a Battlin’ Billie stepped up and made  a play in Fredericksburg’s 22-15 road win at Lampasas Friday night.

“You can’t be 10-0 unless you’re 1-0. It was ugly,” Moffett said after the game. “It was everything we said we couldn’t do to let them hang around. We turned it over, we made mistakes, we did all the things you do in your first game.”

The win marks the first regular season opening victory for the Billies since Moffett arrived in Fredericksburg in 2010.

 

Stealing momentum

Trailing 9-7 at halftime in a game dominated in the trenches by Lampasas, junior kick returner Cole Bourgeois answered the call from teammates on the sidelines to make an impact.

Wed
03
Sep

12th-ranked Billies second at Smithson Valley tourney

By Matt Ward

 

A second place finish in the silver bracket at the Smithson Valley tournament and a win Tuesday over Llano have propelled the 12th-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team to a 18-6 record midway through non-district play.

FHS will travel to the Hays Rebel Bash Tournament Thursday and Saturday before facing Liberty Hill on the road Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Last night, the Billies swept Llano 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 after finishing 6-3 at the Smithson Valley tournament over the weekend.

“Aubrey Sultemeier and Adrianna Hartmann had nice games at the net,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “Llano had no answer for our middle attack and Kendyl Stevens did a great job of delivering the ball.  We got nice play at the antennas by Taylor Kitchens, Abby Spurgin, and Ann Blackmon.”

FHS over Llano

(25-15, 25-15, 25-17)

Wed
03
Sep

Billies defeat Marble Falls, fall to Dripping Springs

By Austin R. Eck

 

                After seeing mixed results the past week against Dripping Springs High School and Marble Falls High School, Fredericksburg High School’s tennis team prepares itself for the first district match of the year.

                On Thursday, the Billies squared off against Dripping Springs and lost 10-7 (11-8).

                The Billies lost all their matches in boys’ and mixed doubles and won only one match in girls’ doubles, but started to battle back in the singles divisions.

                “Great to see the fight and effort of the kids to get back into the match after doubles,” head coach Randall King said. “That determination will serve us well down the road.”

                Even though Fredericksburg lost the match, the Billies gained valuable experience.

“It was a high quality match, and that is exactly what we need this early in the season,” King said.

Wed
03
Sep

FHS cross country gets first test Thursday

By Austin R. Eck

 

The Fredericksburg High School Billies will see how they measure up after the first cross country meet of the season at Llano High School on Thursday.

This will be the second time the Billies have completed a full-race distance since tryouts in August.

“This week, we will get a chance to see our improvement over the last four weeks of training by having a timed trial again,” head coach Dan Aldrich said, “but this time, we get to do it with other teams on a course and not just by ourselves.”

While performing well as team is crucial to being successful in cross country, Aldrich is looking for individual improvements in Llano.

“We are not concerned about overall team status at the first meet since our focus is evaluating individual improvements,” Aldrich said.

Aldrich did not receive the turnout he expected for the team this year.

Wed
03
Sep

Eagles open season with 54-7 win over Pflugerville Concordia Friday

By Danny Hirt

 

A stingy defense teamed up with a potent offense to give Heritage School all the punch it needed to topple Pflugerville Concordia, 54-7, in last Friday’s season-opening six-man football game for both teams.

The game was played on the Eagles’ home field in Fredericksburg.

With the win, Heritage is now ranked in the number four spot in the TAPPS six-man Division III state standings as formulated by sixmanfootball.com.

Heritage travels to Austin Hill Country this coming Friday night with kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

 

Heritage 54, Concordia 7

Four-yard rushing touchdowns in the first quarter by Jacob Huser and Parker Pattillo allowed Heritage to build up an early 16-0 lead on its way to a 54-7 victory over the visitors.

Huser connected on all six conversion kicks he attempted.

Wed
03
Sep

Ladyhorns finish in second place at Comfort weekend tournament

By Danny Hirt

 

Following this weekend’s silver medal performance in the Comfort Tournament, the Harper Ladyhorns volleyball team will have this Friday off before resuming the schedule Tuesday at Hondo.

The freshman and junior varsity contests will begin at 5 p.m., with the varsity squads squaring off at 6 p.m.

 

Comfort tournament

After winning two out of three matches in pool play on Friday at last week’s Comfort Volleyball Tournament, Harper kept on winning until it dropped the championship contest to the host school on Saturday by scores of 21-25, 25-18 and 14-25.

Earlier on Saturday, the Ladyhorns breezed past Center Point 25-7 and 25-11, then slipped by Boerne Geneva 28-26 and 26-24.

On Friday, Harper opened play by losing to Boerne Geneva 26-28 and 12-25, but rebounded to defeat TMI 25-20, 25-27, 29-27 before topping San Antonio FEAST 25-10 and 25-20.

Wed
03
Sep

Heritage volleyball heads to tournament

By Danny Hirt

 

The Heritage Lady Eagles dropped a three-game match at TAPPS Conference 2A Bracken Christian School in Bulverde on Thursday, Aug. 28.

After losing its first contest by a 16-25 margin, Heritage suffered two more defeats, 14-25 and 21-25.

“I scheduled our pre-season (district) with many 2A and 3A TAPPS schools as well as 1A UIL schools to give our team a challenge and prepare us for district play,” said Lady Eagles’ head coach Carol Bell. “The team continues to gel and up their performance with each match. Our goal is to be in the state finals and it will take pushing through the tough winds to soar the peak we want to accomplish.”

Results from Tuesday evening’s match at Johnson City were not known by this week’s Standard press deadline.

Wed
27
Aug

Billies leap into season opener Friday


Mitchell Edwards dances along the sideline Thursday afternoon as the Billies edged Lago Vista 3-0 in their second scrimmage of the season. FHS will face Lampasas on the road to open the regular season Friday. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward

 

Lance Moffett and the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team have racked up a lot of records since the FHS head coach’s arrival three seasons ago.

One crucial record still eludes the Billies under Moffett: 1-0.

Fredericksburg will look to notch a victory in their regular season opener for the first time since 2008 as the Billies travel to Lampasas Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Badger Stadium.

On game day, Moffett will discuss the regular season opener during “Coffee with Coach,” a live radio show broadcast at 10 a.m. from Barefoot, located at 108 East Main Street #1.

 

Preseason a success

Fredericksburg dominated Lago Vista on both sides of the ball Thursday afternoon during the Billies’ second scrimmage of the preseason, winning 3-0 on the varsity level.

Wed
27
Aug

Ninth-ranked Billies win third straight


Kendyl STevens lofts one of her 29 assists as Ann Blackmon and Adrianna Hartmann read for a kill Aug. 19 during the Billies' 25-17, 25-12, 25-13 home win over La Vernia. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

 

Fifteen kills from middle blocker Adrianna Hartmann led the way as the ninth-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team defeated Uvalde 25-12, 25-22, 25-22 on the road Tuesday evening.

FHS (11-3) also bested Comfort 25-15, 25-13, 25-20 Thursday.

The Billies will head to the Mizuno Texas Showdown in New Braunfels Thursday for a three-day weekend tournament.

 FHS will join Central High School, Cy Woods High School and Columbus High School in pool 8 with the Billies’ first game against Central set for 10 a.m.

Fredericksburg will then return home Tuesday evening for a 6:30 p.m. match against the Llano Yellowjackets.

 

Win at Uvalde

A strong set one helped boost Fredericksburg to a 25-12, 25-22, 25-22 road victory over Uvalde last night.

Wed
27
Aug

Billies win three of five duals


James Drury returns a shot during the first round of the Fredericksburg High School/Kerrville Tivy Team Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 21, against San Mar-cos High School. Freder-icksburg won its match against San Marcos 10-0 (16-1). — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

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.

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