Sports

Wed
04
Feb

Netters open season with wins at winter invitational

Tennis season is underway again as the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team took the courts for the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Winter Invitational on Friday, Jan. 30.

The varsity squad will return to the court at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, for the Puncher Shootout in Mason.

Fredericksburg saw several of its representatives take first place in their divisions as Hannah Boubel, Broque Constantine, doubles pairing James Drury/Martin Ball, Emily Warren and doubles partners Alyssa Hohn/Abby Peete all earned first place honors.

The doubles pairings of Myra Powell/Grace Igarta and Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright claimed second place in their divisions.

The tournament gave players a chance to get their feet wet.

“It was a good tourney for early in the season,” coach Randall King said. “It gives us a gauge of where we are at this point, and where we need to be by early April.”

Wed
04
Feb

FHS boys' soccer blanks Bandera 2-0 Friday evening

 

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer won its District 28-4A opener against Bandera 2-0.

The Billies enjoyed a Tuesday night bye, and FHS will take to the field against Wimberley at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6. Fredericksburg will then play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Canyon Lake.

On Friday, FHS travelled to Bandera. Fredericksburg’s control of the game did not show on the scoreboard.

“We did not put up a lot of goals, but we controlled the pace of the game and limited the number of shots they were able to get off,” head coach Shannon Petsch said.

FHS took a 1-0 lead into the half and was able to grow the lead by another goal before the final whistle sounded.

Cesar Limon and Ian Kendrick each scored a goal for FHS in the win. 

Wed
04
Feb

Boys' basketball in three-way tie for District 29-4A lead

By Matt Ward

 

District 29-4A remains wide open as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team sits in a three-way tie for first place after the first round of district play.

FHS, Devine and Bandera all share a piece of first at 4-1 in district, with Boerne two games back at 2-3, Lytle at 1-4 and Hondo at 0-5.

Fredericksburg improved to 4-1 in district play with a 54-34 home win over Hondo Friday, though results from last night’s home contest against Boerne were unavailable as of press time.

 

FHS 54, Hondo 34

After jumping out to a 16-3 lead, the Billies held off the Owls for a 54-34 home win to close out the first round of District 29-4A play.

Wed
04
Feb

Harper boys outlast Mason 56-46

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Although it eased by Junction in an away game on Tuesday, Jan. 27 by a 49-33 score, the Harper varsity boys’ basketball team struggled Friday but eventually prevailed over visiting Mason to take a 56-46 double-overtime victory.

Results from Tuesday night’s game at Center Point were not known by this week’s press deadline.

Up next for the Longhorns will be Friday’s home game with Johnson City, then Tuesday's contest at San Saba. Both match-ups tip off at 7:45 p.m. On each night, a junior varsity game will be played at 5 p.m.

Harper and San Saba are currently tied atop the District 27 2A standings with identical 4-1 records.

 

Harper 56, Mason 46, 2 OT

The host Longhorns reeled off 10 unanswered points in the second overtime to defeat Mason Friday in District 27-2A hoops action.

Wed
04
Feb

Lady 'Horns hoops split pair last week

By Danny Hirt

 

After splitting their last two games, the Harper High School varsity girls’ basketball team finds itself in fourth place in the District 27-2A standings with three games to go in the regular season.

Following a 44-32 win at Junction on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the Ladyhorns fell to Mason at home on Friday by a 52-40 score.

Results of last night's contest at Center Point were not known by this week’s publishing deadline. Details will appear in next week’s issue of the Standard.

The final two games find Harper hosting Johnson City on Friday, then hitting the road to San Saba Tuesday. Both match-ups will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will be preceded by junior varsity action.

 

Mason 52, Harper 40

Logan White knocked down 17 points in Harper’s 52-40 home loss to Mason on Friday. Teammate Macie Lumpkins netted another 11 points for the Ladyhorn cause.

Wed
04
Feb

Eagles fall in hoops nail biter 47-46

By Danny Hirt

 

After losing a nail-biter on Friday — a 47-46 loss to visiting San Marcos Hill Country, the Heritage School Eagles turned around a day later to top San Angelo Cornerstone by a more comfortable 51-32.

The season continues for the Eagles when they travel to San Angelo Cornerstone on Saturday (tip-off not yet determined) and then move on to San Marcos Hill Country Christian School for a 7:30 p.m. contest on Tuesday.

The curtain comes down on the 2014-15 campaign on Friday, Feb. 13, when Heritage hosts Seguin Lifegate in a 6 p.m. ball game.

Results of last night’s contest at Seguin Lifegate were not known by this week’s printing deadline. Details will appear in next week's paper.

 

Heritage 51,

Cornerstone 32

Wed
28
Jan

Boys still alive in loop title hunt


Kyle Reeh weaves his way around a Pirate defender Jan. 20 during the Billies 72-22 home victory against Lytle. FHS also defeated Bandera 55-40 last night while falling at Devine 55-46 on Friday. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward

 

Wins over Bandera and Lytle have kept the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team within striking distance of first place in District 29-4A after a loss to Devine Friday night.

The Billies dominated the first half of a 55-40 victory at Bandera last night after falling to Devine 55-46 Friday and defeating Lytle at home 72-22 Jan. 20.

FHS will host Hondo Friday evening and Boerne Tuesday. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

 

FHS 55, Bandera 40

Fredericksburg took a firm grip on second place in District 29-4A with a 55-40 road win over rival Bandera.

“I was proud how we bounced back from our performance at Devine.  I hope we realized just how good we could be when we play every possession with focus and intensity,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “We did not sit around and watch.  We made things happen.  What a defensive performance by our guys.”

Wed
28
Jan

Girls continue win streak with pair of road victories

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball pushed its win streak to three after defeating Bandera, 58-20, on the road on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The Billies traveled to Devine on Friday and pulled out the victory, 69-47.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Billies defeated Lytle, 77-31, bouncing back from the first district loss of the season against Boerne.

Fredericksburg returns home on Friday night to host Hondo at 6:15 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Fredericksburg hits the road to play Boerne at 7:30 p.m.

The Billies roared out to a 13-point lead in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against Bandera.

However, Bandera came back with a run in the second, but FHS stifled it with an 8-0 run of its own.

The Billies met their goal of holding Bandera to 20 points or less.

“It says something about the defense that we are playing right now,” coach Carrie Grona said.

Wed
28
Jan

Girls' soccer to open district at home Friday night

By Matt Ward

 

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team will head into District 28-4A play at home Friday with a 6-2-2 record after a 1-0-2 finish at the Kerrville Tivy invitational.

The Billies will host Bandera at 7 p.m. Friday for a special Pedernales Youth Soccer Association night.

“We want to pack the stands and the young ladies want to show their appreciation to the youth soccer programs, which helped them develop as athletes and young ladies,” head coach Logan Minshew said.

Any youth (age four through eighth grade) that wears their PYSA or club jersey will get into the game free of charge. Weather permitting, they will be able to go onto the field for a six minute mini-game.

On Tuesday, the Billies will travel to Wimberley for a 7 p.m. contest.

 

Kerrville Invitational

Wed
28
Jan

FHS boys end pre-district with 11-1 home win Friday

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer split two matches last week.

FHS started the week on Tuesday, Jan. 20, against Liberty Hill and lost, 5-2.

On Friday night, Fredericksburg played host to Uvalde. The Billies’ offense was clicking, and FHS won, 11-1.

The Billies travel to Bandera to open District 29-4A play at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30.

Against Liberty Hill, Fredericksburg trailed by one goal at the half. FHS was in a position to tie the game, but an offensive error made an easy play for Liberty Hill.

“We gave ourselves many opportunities to win the game, then we would let someone go for an easy score,” coach Shannon Petsch said.

Luis Rivas and Jesus Aguilar both notched one goal for the Billies’ in the 5-2 loss.

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