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Wed
05
Mar

Harper softball splits four at tourney

By Danny Hirt —

After opening the Blanco softball tournament with a couple of Thursday losses (5-2 to Comfort and 8-3 to Johnson City), the Ladyhorns from Harper High School rebounded to pick up two victories.

Following a 10-4 win over Canyon Lake later on Thursday, Harper topped Ingram 15-0.

Tuesday night’s home game with Wimberley was moved to Thursday due to inclement weather. The junior varsity teams will square off at 5 p.m., followed by varsity action at 7 p.m.

The Ladyhorns will remain home Friday to host Johnson City, with the JVs playing at 5 p.m. and the varsity teams matching up at 7 p.m.

Wed
05
Mar

Harper baseball wins pair

By Danny Hirt

The Longhorns picked up two wins during last week’s baseball tournament hosted by Johnson City.

After dropping a 16-9 decision to Granger in the opening game on Thursday, the Longhorns defeated Johnson City 16-14 later in the day and then topped Lampasas 12-8 on Saturday.

Two Longhorn players — Trace Boatright and Levi Lashley — were named to the all-tournament team.

Boatright struck out five and issued two walks during his four and two-thirds innings of pitching in defeating Johnson City in Harper’s second game. Meanwhile, Lashley went 9-for-14 (.643) and scored four runs during the two days of action.

Next up for Harper will be an appearance in the San Saba Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Wed
05
Mar

Harper girls track opens season

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s girls’ track and field team opened the 2014 season with five first places and an overall third place finish in the varsity portion of the Hubbell Relays held Saturday in Junction.

Ladyhorns taking top spots in individual events were Payton Reid (pole vault, 8’6”) and Logan White (100-meter hurdles, 15.7).

Four-member relay squads earning first places for Harper were the 4x100-meter relay (Sydney Collins, Logan White, Megan Myers, Haylee Poorman, 53.31), 4x200-meter relay (Collins, Poorman, Myers, Reid, 1:52.84), and 4x400-meter relay (Collins, Taylor Reid, Myers, Payton Reid, 4:19.30).

In junior varsity action, the Ladyhorns captured a pair of individual first places —  Chrissie Bryant (long jump) and Lizzy Haines (200-meter run) — in addition to the 100-meter and 200-meter relays run by Abby Skiff, Bryant, Julia Mauldin and Haines.

The JVs finished the meet in second place.

Wed
26
Feb

FHS boys eliminated from hoop playoffs

By Matt Ward

A district-championship winning season for the 24th-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team came to an end Tuesday night as the Billies fell to sixth-ranked San Antonio Sam Houston 66-50 at Smithson Valley High School.

“No matter the outcome of tonight’s game, I was really proud of our guys. They were exhausted after the game and gave everything they had,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “They left it all out on the court. That is what you have to do every time you compete. You can only hope that it is enough.  Tonight it just was not enough.”

Fredericksburg ends the season as the District 27-3A champions with a 28-9, 9-1 district record, tying a school record for number of season victories and winning two tournament titles. 

Wed
26
Feb

Track opens season with A.J. Loth Relays

A “great day of competition” on Saturday opened the track season for the Fredericksburg High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ and boys’ teams who competed in the A.J. Loth Relays in the FHS Stadium.

“The A.J. Loth Relays were successful and all teams attending enjoyed a great day of competition,” said Dan Aldrich, head track coach.

And with the first meet behind them, the Billie track teams will travel to Burnet for the 16th Annual Bulldog Relays on Friday, Feb. 28.

Field events begin at noon, the 3200 meter runs start at 12:30 p.m. and the running finals are scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.

In looking back at Saturday’s meet, Aldrich said, “I was pleased with the performances of our athletes to start off the season.”

The A.J. Loth Relays was based on an all-relay format for both the field and running events.

Wed
26
Feb

Baseball goes 2-2 at home tournament

After a 2-2 showing at their home Eberle-Boeck Tournament over the weekend and an 11-3 loss to Comfort last night, the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will travel to the Kerrville Tivy tournament Thursday through Saturday.

On Tuesday, the Billies will open District 27-3A play at Canyon Lake. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Comfort 11, FHS 3

On Tuesday night, the Billies fell at home against Comfort 11-3.

RJ Calzada led Fredericksburg offensively, going 2-3 at the plate with a triple, RBI and run scored.  

Comfort     200  044  1  -- 11  12 0

FHS            000  012  0  --  3    6  7

Wed
26
Feb

Softball places third at Tivy tourney

The Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team will be back on the road Friday night after finishing third at the Kerrville Tivy tournament over the weekend.

Last night, FHS defeated Hondo 9-3 on the road. A full game recap will appear in next week’s edition.

The Billies will travel to Lampasas Friday for a 6:30 p.m. contest before hosting Llano Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Kerrville tournament

Fredericksburg finished 4-2 over three days of competition to place third at the Kerrville Tivy tournament held Thursday through Saturday.

Pitcher Macalah Jenschke (four wins) and senior Camry Weinheimer (two home runs) were named to the all-tournament team.

The Billies opened with a 4-0 victory over Class 5A San Antonio Marshall, led by a home run from Weinheimer.

Wed
26
Feb

Netters finish third at Hill Country Classic

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

When Fredericksburg High School tennis coach Randall King put his varsity players up against a “measuring stick” in the form of Class 5A and 4A schools at Mason’s tournament over the weekend, they left a pretty tall mark on the wall.

The Billies finished third overall in the 2014 Hill Country Classic, behind first-place Duncanville and second-place Abilene Wylie.

Fredericksburg’s 129-point finish placed it ahead of Class 5A schools San Angelo Central (123 points) in fourth place, San Antonio Churchill (108 points) in fifth place and Abilene Cooper (82 points) in sixth place.

“This tourney always provides a great challenge for our kids as it puts them up against some of the best tennis players in the state,” King said.

In addition to getting exposed to “a lot of really good tennis both days, it forces our kids to play at a higher level,” King said.

Wed
26
Feb

Boys' soccer drops 2-1 game to Boerne

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

A back-and-forth battle ended with Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team one goal shy of Boerne’s effort for a 2-1 loss last night at home.

Next up, the squad heads to neighboring Tivy High School in Kerrville for a 7 p.m. bout in the Antler Stadium on Friday, Feb. 28.

Then, the Billies return to host Boerne Champion here Tuesday, at 7 p.m., in the squad’s final home appearance of the season.

In Fredericksburg’s first half of District 54-4A play, it lost to Tivy, 4-1, and to Boerne Champion 4-0.

Currently, Champion leads loops action at 11-6-2 (2-0-2 in district), while San Antonio’s Alamo Heights is in second with a count of 12-2-4 (2-0-3 in district.)

The Billies are in last place behind third-place Kerrville Tivy and Boerne. Last night’s loss put the FHS team’s win-loss-tie count at 5-9-2 on the season and 1-4-0 in district.

Wed
26
Feb

FHS girls' soccer falls to Boerne

Both Fredericksburg High School girls’ soccer teams lost recent games, as the varsity girls lost to Boerne 5-0 on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and the junior varsity team lost to Boerne, 3-1, on Monday, Feb. 24.

The teams’ next games will be Friday, Feb. 28 at home against Kerrville Tivy (JV at 5 p.m., and varsity at 7 p.m.) and then Tuesday, March 4 at Boerne Champion (JV at 5 p.m., and varsity at 7 p.m.).

At home on Tuesday for Parents’ Night, the FHS varsity was unable to score as it fell to Boerne, 5-0.

“It was good to see the kids’ parents,” said head coach John Brock. “We played hard, but the Greyhounds were better than us [that night].”

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