Sports

Wed
02
Jul

Jack & Adam's Bicycles to open of Fourth of July


‘WHEELS DOWN’ — Ready to open its doors this Friday, July 4, is Jack & Adam’s Bicycles, a new full-service bicycle shop owned by Josh Allen at 206 South Lincoln Street. —Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

 

Josh Allen is “putting the pedal to the metal” to open his Jack & Adam’s Bicycles in Fredericksburg by this Friday’s Fourth of July holiday … but he’s enjoying every minute of it.

“I fell in love with Fredericksburg as a small child and I’ve been trying to find my way back ever since,” Allen said Monday, amid a mostly empty but soon-to-be-filled renovated house at 206 South Lincoln Street.

A Sweetwater native, Allen spent much of his youth at a family ranch in Doss. He earned an economics degree from The University of Texas at Austin, during which time he was employed at the Austin cycle shop bearing the same name. It was there, he said, his love of the outdoors, cycling and triathlons grew.

He spent too many days crunching numbers as a banker, before he answered Gillespie County calling his name.

Wed
02
Jul

FHS season tickets go on sale July 14

Season tickets for the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity home football games will go on sale beginning July 14.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at $30 per seat, starting Monday, July 14, thru Thursday, July 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3-6 p.m. at the FHS field house.

Current season ticket holders unable to come by during these times may contact the FHS athletic office.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
25
Jun

Local youth eyes titles


William Sebera stands in the batting box waiting for a pitch he can turn on. Sebera and his teammates advanced from the Inter-mediate district tourna-ment, and they will begin sectional play on Thursday in San Antonio. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

 

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg Little League continued tournament play as the intermediate baseball team won its district tournament and minor baseball started its season.

Also, adding to the action, the machine-pitch baseball team placed second in its tournament this weekend.

The minor softball team won a warm-up tournament as it prepares for district play.

 

Intermediate Baseball

The boys continued their run through the District 26 tournament on last Tuesday night when they defeated Burnet/Bertram 18-0.

Gary Sorola earned five hits on five at-bats, and Will Sebera hit the long ball twice and brought in seven runs during the game.

Leading the team defensively from the mound was Tucker Elliot, Triston Schubert, Gary Sorola and Jabin Gibson.

Wed
25
Jun

Billies ranked 19th preseason by Texas Football

Projections for Fredericksburg, Harper and Heritage high school football teams were released recently in the 2014 issue of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

Fredericksburg, which finished 10-2, is ranked in the top 20 of 4A schools and is projected to finish second in District 14-4A.

Both Fredericksburg and Harper moved up one class number this year because of UIL creating a sixth class to give to six-man football to become the new Class 1A.

When UIL added the sixth classification, it pushed up enrollment-based classifications, placing Fredericksburg into Class 4A.

Harper is projected to make the District 4A-2A DI playoffs by claiming the fourth and final berth into the playoffs.

The Heritage Eagles are projected to win the TAPPS DIII-3 after its 9-5 season last year in which it advanced to the state finals. The Eagles also find themselves ranked fifth in the state of all six-man football divisions.

Wed
18
Jun

Little League marks anniversaries, All-Stars


The Fredericksburg Little League celebrated the 75th year of Little League base-ball and 40th year of soft-ball. Later in the evening, the league recognized the All-Star players that will represent Fredericksburg in tournament play. — Stand-ard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg Little League All-Stars continued their tournament season as intermediate baseball, coach-pitch softball and machine-pitch baseball all had games this week.

 

Intermediate baseball

Fredericksburg’s intermediate baseball All-Stars had a hot start to its tournament season, earning a 20-0 victory over Mason, Monday evening in Oak Crest Park.

Gary Sorola led the team’s offense with two home runs, six RBIs and five hits at five at-bats. Tucker Elliot hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Adding to offense, Aiden McCullough earned three hits with three at-bats.

The game was called at the end of the fifth inning because of a 10-run mercy rule.

The Fredericksburg boys continued tournament action on Tuesday night against Burnet/Bertram. Full details of that game will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

 

Wed
18
Jun

FHS varsity football tickets go on sale

Season tickets for the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity home football games will go on sale beginning July 14.

Current season ticket holders can renew their seats at $30 per seat, starting Monday, July 14, thru Thursday, July 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then from 3-6 p.m. at the FHS field house.

Current season ticket holders unable to come by during these times may contact the FHS athletic office.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
04
Jun

Stadium renovation ongoing


No grass remains on the field at Fredericksburg High School Stadium, which is currently undergoing renovations to construct a synthetic turf football field and brand new eight-lane track. The project is expected to be complete in time for the first home game Sept. 5 against Austin Travis. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

There’s only a large ring of dirt in what used to be the field at Fredericksburg High School Stadium, where the District 27-3A champion Battlin’ Billie football team hosted the competition on five Friday nights each season.

Originally slated to begin renovation following Friday’s graduation ceremony, the construction timetable was moved up due to added work done on the track, which will expand from seven to eight lanes as part of the project.

Consequently, FHS graduation will be held this year at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. A separate story in this issue details Friday’s commencement plans.

Initial expectations placed a 45-60-day construction timetable on the project, FHS athletic director and head football coach Lance Moffett said, but the track portion of the project forced the district to modify its projections, increasing the timetable to 60-90 days.

Wed
04
Jun

Track, cross country athletes honored

Fredericksburg High School track and cross country athletes were recently honored for their 2013-2014 achievements during a banquet held May 28.

Senior cross country runner, Alex Herbig was named to the THSCA Academic All-State First Team. Senior Serena Rivera and junior Hannah Cheeseman were both named to 27-3A Academic All-District Team for cross country.

Four girls were named to 27-3A Academic All-District including junior Hannah Embrey, and freshmen Clarissa Sanchez, Lisette Vallejo and Mandy Yocham.

Named to the 27-3A Academic All-District Team for boys’ cross country were seniors Chase Junell and Travis Koenig and juniors Jose Meza and Nick James.

Senior Ricardo Martinez received THSCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention. Koenig also received CCCAT Academic All-State and THSCA Academic All-State First Team.

Sophomore Fabian Reyes and freshmen Jesus Aguilar, Ian Kendrick and Corbin Styles all received Academic All-District.

Wed
04
Jun

Nine Billies named all-district softball

Nine members of the Fredericksburg High School varsity squad were named to the All-District 27-3A Softball Team.

Senior Camry Weinheimer was named District 27-3A most valuable player.

Macalah Jenschke was named Newcomer of the Year.

Catcher Mackenzie Spisak, designated player Christa Schulz and infielder Taylor Gamble were named to the first team.

Infielder Ali Laratta, as well as outfielder Kiersten Kott were named to the second team. Hannah Shenk and Mackenzie Straube received honorable mention.

Academic All-District

Named to Academic All-District squad were Gamble, Kott, Schulz, Shenk, Spisak, Weinheimer, Kaitlin Huizinga, Jenschke, Laratta and Kendall Huizinga.

Wed
28
May

Battlin' Billies named best Texas high school mascot

By Matt Ward —

Battlin’ Billies reigned supreme after Fredericksburg High School dominated the vote in the “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine” Mascot Madness Tournament, besting 31 other schools to be named the best mascot in Texas high school football.

“What a great honor for our community, school district and program,” FHS athletic director and head football coach Lance Moffett said. “But what a challenge for our kids and coaches to live up to in order to honor the pride, tradition and heritage of such a great community and those who established it long before we were part of it.”

Fredericksburg outlasted the Winters Blizzards, the Mason Punchers and the Hamlin Pied Pipers in a Final Four vote last week to secure the title.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Sports