Sports

Wed
25
Feb

Harper softball wins four of six

By Danny Hirt

The Harper High School Ladyhorns opened the 2015 softball season on a successful note, winning four of the six games it played in the Navarro Tournament played over the weekend.

After opening with a pair of losses — 5-0 to Luling in the first game, then a 5-3 setback to Canyon Lake — HHS responded by winning the next four contests: 11-0 over Stockdale, 4-1 over Marion, 8-0 over Gonzales, and 12-1 over Texas Military Institute (TMI).

Harper pitcher Shelby Koenig won all four victories, surrendering 10 hits and three walks while striking out 32 batters during her tenure in the circle.

Action continues for the Ladyhorns later this week when they play in the Wimberley Tournament. On Thursday, Harper opens with host Wimberley at noon, followed by a contest against Johnson City at 1:45 p.m.

Wed
25
Feb

Eagles eliminated prior to playoffs

By Danny Hirt

With only four teams in TAPPS 1A boys’ District 4, only the top two teams advance to the playoffs. Unfortunately for Heritage School, its 53-32 home loss to Seguin Lifegate Friday, Feb. 13, left the Eagles in the league’s third place and out of the post-season picture.

Despite the disappointment of not going to the dance, Heritage head coach Clarence Stewart turned his thoughts to a more positive nature.

“I am proud of our young men for their effort,” he said. “We came one game short of making the playoffs.”

Stewart added that he has “a young ball club” but “our future is bright.”

Wed
18
Feb

FHS boys trip up Boerne on way to 4-0 loop start


Jose Meza (4) takes the ball away from a Boerne player. Fredericksburg defeated Boerne 3-1 on Friday night. FHS finds itself at the top of the rankings after completing the first circuit through District 28-4A. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

With the first round of District 28-4A play completed, Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team (7-5, 4-0)  finds itself sitting atop the standings.

FHS finished the first of three cycles through District 28-4A undefeated after defeating Boerne, 3-1, on Friday, Feb. 13, and Canyon Lake, 6-0, on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Fredericksburg squares off against Wimberley at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Wimberley.

Goalkeeper Chris Daley recorded a shutout against Canyon Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Through the first half, Fredericksburg’s offense sputtered as the team struggled to take advantage of opportunities. However, the Billies took a 2-0 lead to the half.

In the second half, the Billies’ offense opened up and FHS scored four goals before the buzzer sounded.

Offense was provided by Sammy Studebaker, who added three goals to the cause, and Jose Meza, David Stotz and Carlos Gonzales, who each added a goal.

Wed
18
Feb

Billie athletes look to use depth in 2015

By Austin R. Eck

 

Coach Dan Aldrich is looking to the depth of the Fredericksburg High School varsity track team in the upcoming season.

The boys’ team looks to extend its district win streak to 10 years if they can win District 29-4A, and after missing out on a district win by one point last year, the girls look to return to the top of the group.

Fredericksburg looks to its depth to accumulate points at meets throughout the season by focusing on events outside of the relays, which are worth twice as many points.

Aldrich is excited for the added depth freshmen Bryce Raders will provide.

“As an eighth grader last year, he’s coming in as good as two varsity vaulters who went on to area last year,” Aldrich said.

Raders worked with district pole vaulting coach Chris Weirich since seventh grade, and now Raders’ goal is to beat Weirich’s record, Aldrich said.

Wed
18
Feb

Billie girls blow past Pleasanton in bi-district playoffs Monday

Update: The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls' basketball team will play Sinton in the area round of the playoffs. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Pleasanton High School.

 

By Austin R. Eck

 

It’s on to the next round of the playoffs for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team after defeating Pleasanton, 61-26, in the bi-district round of the playoffs on Monday night at Wagner High School in San Antonio.

FHS concluded its regular season with a 56-55 win over Devine, Tuesday, Feb. 10.

The Billies will play the winner of the Rio Hondo-Sinton game, played Tuesday, Feb. 17. Particulars of area round of the playoffs have not been announced, but information will be posted online at www.fredericksburgstandard.com when it comes available.

Wed
18
Feb

Billies clinch championship

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team emphatically punched its postseason ticket with a District 29-4A clinching 53-39 home victory over Bandera, Friday night.

The Billies concluded their regular season play Tuesday night at Hondo, but results from that contest were unavailable as of press time.

With one game left to play, FHS leads District 29-4A at 8-1, followed by Bandera at 7-2, Devine at 6-3, Boerne at 4-6, Lytle at 2-7 and Hondo at 0-9.

The Billies will face the fourth seed from District 30-4A Monday or Tuesday evening in the bi-district playoffs.

 

FHS 53, Bandera 39

After the Billies took a hotly contested 55-40 win at Bandera, Jan. 27, the Bulldogs came out looking for revenge Friday night, going toe to toe early in the rivalry matchup.

Wed
18
Feb

FHS netters third at Mason tourney

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team is getting into the full swing of the season after competing in the two-day Puncher Shootout, Friday and Saturday, in Mason.

The Billies took third place in the tournament, finishing behind Odessa Permian and Abilene Wylie.

The Billies set their sights on the Hill Country Classic in Mason on Feb. 20-21 before hosting their own invitational on Feb. 27-28.

 Hannah Boubel won the girls’ singles division to help the Billies’ cause, and the doubles pairing of Parker Phillips/Sitman Wainwright took first place.

The early competition helped the Billies perfect their game.

“Kids are continuing to improve daily,” coach Randall King said. “Some of the kids keep playing tournaments and stay active during the offseason, and they just hit the ground running while others have to ‘find’ their game.”

Wed
18
Feb

Girls' soccer falls to Boerne 1-0

One round of District 28-4A play concluded Friday night with the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team (8-4-2) still right in the thick of things following a close 1-0 loss to Boerne.

FHS travelled to Bandera Tuesday night to open the second round of district play, though results were unavailable as of press time.

The Billies will enjoy a bye this Friday before hosting Wimberley next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 

Boerne 1, FHS 0

Facing a Boerne team that averaged just less than 10 goals per game in district play, the Billies held the state’s top-ranked 4A team to a single goal in a 1-0 home loss Friday night.

Wed
18
Feb

Ladyhorns drop 51-42 decision at San Saba to end hoops season

By Danny Hirt

 

The season ended on a sour note for the Harper High School Ladyhorns as their varsity basketball season ended Tuesday, Feb. 10, when they dropped a 51-42 decision at San Saba.

San Saba, which won the regular season District 27-2A championship with a perfect 10-0 league record, now earns a first-round bye in the UIL Region IV playoffs.

Other district schools going to post-season are second place Mason (8-2) and third seed Center Point (6-4). These two teams will enter this week’s bi-district round of action.

 

San Saba 51, Harper 42

Following a close opening period, Harper went cold from the field, mustering only five second quarter points and coming out on the short end of a 51-42 score at San Saba on Feb. 10.

Wed
18
Feb

Harper boys close to playoff spot

By Danny Hirt

 

Now that the regular season has concluded, the Harper varsity boys’ basketball team is looking forward to the upcoming Region IV playoffs that will begin later this week.

After losing a heart-breaker at San Saba on Tuesday, Feb. 10 (59-57), when the hosts sank a buzzer-beating three, the Longhorns picked up an impressive 70-42 home win over Junction Friday to remain atop the District 27-2A standings.

San Saba and Harper are tied for first place with identical 7-2 league records, pending outcome of Tuesday night’s results (which were not known by this week’s publication deadline). The Longhorns traveled to Mason Tuesday while San Saba hosted Junction.

The league’s top team will receive the number one seed and will bye out of the first round, while the runner-up and third place finisher will be seeded number two and three, respectively, in the opening bi-district round.

 

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