Sports

Wed
21
Jan

Girls fall into third with 61-54 home loss


Madison Trousdale (11) attempts a layup against Boerne High School on Friday night. The Billies suffered their first District 29-4A loss at the hands of the Lady Hounds 61-54. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Austin R. Eck

 

The strong start to the district schedule for Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball came to an end on Friday night at the hands of Boerne when the Billies lost 61-54.

Prior to Friday’s contest against the Lady Hounds, FHS won its first two district games including a 82-62 road win over Hondo on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

The Billies turn their attention to Friday’s contest against the Devine Arabians. Tipoff is set for 6:15 p.m. in Devine.

On Tuesday, the Billies will travel to Bandera for a game at 6:15 p.m.

Fredericksburg jumped out to an early lead against Boerne. The Billies started the game on a 6-2 run, but the Lady Hounds found their stride and knotted the game at 12-12 before making one shot from the three throw line and scoring a two-pointer to take a three point lead into the second quarter.

Wed
21
Jan

FHS boys win district opener against Boerne

By Matt Ward

 

District 29-4A play couldn’t have opened much better for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, who notched a 40-34 win on the road at rival Boerne, Friday night.

“What a way to start the district season with a win at Boerne,” FHS head coach Tim Kaman said. “Our program’s motto is ‘defense wins championships’ and that was the key tonight.”

Results from last night’s home contest against Lytle were unavailable as of press time.

The Billies will travel to Devine Friday and Bandera on Tuesday evening. Both games are set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

 

FHS 40, Boerne 34

Defense led the way as the Billies held Boerne to 14 first half points on their way to a 40-34 road win in the District 29-4A opener for both schools.

Wed
21
Jan

Longhorns top Heritage in hoops action

By Danny Hirt

 

After earning wins in its first two District 27-2A Division I basketball games, the Harper High School varsity boys’ team will turn its collective attention to its next two contests.

On Friday, San Saba comes to town, while the Longhorns travel to Junction on Tuesday.

Both games will tip off at 7:15 p.m. with junior varsity contests slated for 5 p.m. on each date.

An early publication deadline for this week’s newspaper prevented the inclusion of results from last night’s game at Johnson City.

 

Harper 84,

Center Point 26

The Longhorns exploded for an 84-26 win over visiting Center Point on Friday evening in the first District 27-2A Division I contest of the year for both schools.

Wed
21
Jan

Ladyhorns drop two straight hoops contests

By Danny Hirt

 

It was not a good week for the Harper High School varsity girls’ basketball team as the Ladyhorns earned only one victory in three outings.

After losing at Mason, 33-25, on Jan. 13, HHS dropped a 52-45 home decision to Center Point on Friday, Jan. 16.

HHS will hope to improve its position in the standings when the Ladyhorns host San Saba on Friday, then travel to Junction on Tuesday. Starting time both nights is set for 6:15 p.m. Each contest will be preceded by a 5 p.m. junior varsity game.

Due to press deadlines for this week’s newspaper, results from Tuesday night’s game at Johnson City were not known by presstime.

 

Center Point 52,

Harper 45

Wed
21
Jan

Girls win Edgewood Tournament

By Matt Ward

 

Four shutouts in two days helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team earn the Edgewood Invitational Tournament championship on Saturday.

The Billies went 4-1 at Edgewood after being held to a scoreless draw against Austin Crockett, Jan. 14.

FHS will compete in the Kerrville Tournament Friday and Saturday before hosting Bandera in their district and home opener, Jan. 30.

Fredericksburg opened tournament play on Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Laredo United after giving up an early goal.

“The girls were a little flat the first few minutes of our game against Laredo,” head coach Logan Minshew said. “The girls responded in the second half to tie the game. The goal came off of an excellent combination of paces and a great through ball from Daisy Flores to Taylor Husfeld, who then scored the lone goal of the game for the Billies.”

Wed
21
Jan

Boys' soccer wins Smithson Valley consolation title

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team won the consolation bracket after finishing 2-1 at the Smithson Valley Tournament last week.

The Billies will play Uvalde at 7 p.m., Friday, in Fredericksburg.

On Thursday, Jan. 15, Fredericksburg opened tournament play against Dripping Springs. During regulation and overtime, neither team was able to find the back of the net.

Dripping Springs gained the edge in a shootout and won, 1-0.

In the second day of action, the Billies faced San Antonio MacArthur. FHS jumped out to a one-goal lead at the end of the first half. In the second half, the Billies tallied two insurance goals.

Sammy Studebaker’s shots found the back of the net twice, and Cesar Limon contributed a goal to the cause.

Goalkeeper Chris Daley blanked MacArthur, and the Billies won, 3-0.

Wed
14
Jan

Girls win loop opener 54-26


Landry Moffett (14) fights for position to grab a rebound after a free throw attempt against Bandera on Friday. The Fredericksburg High School Billies defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 54-26, to start district play. The Billies continue district action on Friday with a game against Lytle. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball started its district schedule on the right foot Friday afternoon, defeating Bandera 54-26.

The Billies travelled to Hondo on Tuesday night. Full results of that game will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

The Battlin’ Billies continue district play with two home games against Boerne at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, and Lytle at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Friday’s affair against Bandera was played hours before the originally scheduled time due to impending inclement weather, but the change did not affect the Billies, who broke quick out of the gate.

In the first quarter, FHS outscored the Lady Bulldogs, 54-26, thanks to the nine turnovers the Billies forced.

“We made the game chaotic for Bandera,” coach Carrie Grona said.

Wed
14
Jan

Boys to open district play Friday night


Kyle Reeh swoops in for a scoop shot in between two defenders during the billies 58-57 home loss to San Antonio Central Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 6. FHS will open District 29-4A play Friday night at rival Boerne. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

District play and a date at rival Boerne looms Friday for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, who lost a pair of contests against top San Antonio schools in the last week.

On Monday, the Billies fell at San Antonio Antonian, 68-50, after dropping a heart-breaking 58-57 decision to San Antonio Central Catholic at home on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

The Billies will play at Boerne Friday night at 7:30 p.m., before hosting Lytle Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

“I am pleased with how we played in the pre-district season. Now we are back to 0-0,”   Fredericksburg head coach Tim Kaman said. “All that matters now is the 10 remaining games.  We have to take them one game at a time and try to take a step forward with each game.”

Wed
14
Jan

Harper athletes perform well in 2014

For Harper High School, 2014 had its ups and downs.

Harper sent both of its varsity cross country teams to the state meet, and the girls’ team managed a top-10 finish.

Harper High School

 

•Boys’ Basketball•

Season-at-a-glance: The Longhorns successfully defended their district title last year after finishing 9-1 in District 27-1A.

 

After earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs, Harper fell to Thorndale, 60-39, in the area round.

Trailing 15-10 by the end of the opening quarter, Harper fell behind by nine points at halftime, 27-18, in losing 60-39 to Thorndale.

Although the Longhorns mounted something of a comeback in the third, their plans went awry in the final eight minutes when Thorndale outscored Harper by a 16-4 margin to secure the victory.

Wed
14
Jan

Boys' soccer splits pair at tourney

By Austin R. Eck

 

Track issues and inclement weather caused hiccups for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team, but it didn’t show in the first matches of the season.

FHS split its two matches on Friday, Jan. 9 in the Marble Falls tournament, and inclement weather prevented the team from playing on Saturday. On Monday, Jan. 12, the Billies lost to Medina Valley, 5-4.

Fredericksburg travels to Smithson Valley for a tournament from Thursday to Saturday. On Thursday, the team will play Dripping Springs first and either Smithson Valley or MacArthur to close out the day.

The Billies played playoff schools from last year in the first three matches of the year.

“Either way, it is going to be a lot of competition before we settle down with playing schools more our size,” Petsch said.

Though the win column may not indicate it, FHS is improving.

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