Billies hand Boerne first district loss, cinch playoff berth

Senior guard Emily Shepherd goes up for two on a baseline
drive in the Billies’ win over Lytle on Friday at FHS gym. – Standard-
Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Tyler Gaudin


The 2015-2016 regular season has ended and Fredericksburg High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team is headed to the playoffs after toppling the Boerne Greyhounds who were undefeated in district play.

FHS clinched a playoff berth over a week ago beating Hondo, 50-35, back on Jan. 29, but the girls didn’t let up, going 2-0 in last week’s games against Boerne and Lytle.

This extends their win streak to four in a row and makes them 4-0 in the second round of district play.

The Billies beat the Boerne Greyhounds (who were 7-0 in district at the time) by double-digits last Tuesday, Feb. 2 posting a final score of 46-34.

Three days later on Friday, Feb. 5, the girls conquered Lytle, as well, beating the Pirates for the second time this season, 40-30.


Ladyhorns win two on way to playoffs

By Danny Hirt


Regardless of last night’s results with San Saba in the regular season finale (which were not known as of this week’s press deadline), Harper High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team has captured third place in the District 27-2A standings.

The Ladyhorns also know they’ll be playing Shiner next Tuesday in post-season action at a time and location yet to be determined.

Harper (6-3, 19-7) picked up two victories during the past week, starting with a 52-45 home win over Center Point and continuing with Friday’s 57-54 overtime victory at Johnson City.


Heritage see changes after TAPPS realignment

By Danny Hirt


The recent realignments  for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) will have a significant effect on Heritage School’s sports programs, especially in the area of six-man football.

“Yes, there were some big changes, especially in football,” said Heritage athletic director Tami Given. “Instead of three divisions of football at the six-man level, there will be only two. Division 3 schools like us will be playing against some larger schools (and will placed in Division 2).”

(Note: For the past several seasons, Heritage has played in Division 3 of Conference 1A in TAPPS football, a level originally designed for the lowest populated schools.)


FHS varsity tennis finishes in first place at Boerne tourney

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity tennis team finished first overall during the Boerne Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30.

The team won two of five division brackets. Sitman Wainwright won the boys singles draw and Parker Phillips and Grace Igarta won in mixed doubles play.

Kerrville Tivy finished second during the tournament. No third place winner was announced, head coach Randall King said.

Other schools that competed in the tournament included Boerne, Boerne Champion, MacArthur, Health Careers, Kerrville Tivy, Taft, O’Connor, Smithson Valley, Antonian College Preparatory and  Incarnate Word.  


College Signing

Fredericksburg High School senior Taylor Husfeld
signs to play soccer at the University of the
Incarnate Word in San Antonio on Feb. 3. On
hand for the signing, in front from left, Emeline
Stubblefield, grandmother; Tanya Husfeld,
mother; Husfeld; Doug Husfeld, father;
Carol and David Husfeld, grandparents; back
row Kandis Pyka, godmother; Robbie Celotto,
personal trainer; Logan Minshew, FHS soccer
coach, and Lance Moffett, athletic director.
Husfeld will major in nutrition and personal
training. A former national player, she’s a right
wing and forward for Austin’s Lone Star Soccer
Club and played for the Premier Club,
where they won state this summer. — Photo
courtesy Campus Comet


FHS swimmers place 11th at regionals in Rosenberg

Swimming against a tough current at the Region VII-5A Swim Meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6 in Rosenberg, the Fredericksburg High School swim team finished 11th out of 29 teams.

Overall, head coach Lisa Bullion was pleased with the swimmers’ results.

“Competition was stiff but FHS performed great at the regional swim meet,” Bullion said. “Out of those 29 schools, FHS girls finished eighth and our boys finished 15th. That put us at 11th overall.”

The 2015-16 FHS swim team is comprised of seniors Katie Habecker and Trent Bullion; juniors Payton Carroll, Elianna Ivers, Cabel Crocker, Clay Salazar, Jordan Santa and Xinbo Tan; and freshmen Emma Dearinger, Michelle Millhouse Katya Walker, Allison Young, Tait Herbig and Will Shepard.

All of the swimmers competed in both days of the regional meet.


Longhorns run league hoop record to 7-0 with pair of wins

By Danny Hirt


Currently sporting a 7-0 record in District 27-2A standings (22-5 overall), the Harper High School boys’ varsity basketball team is in good position to grab the league’s No. 2 seed in the upcoming playoffs.

The Longhorns picked up two wins during the past week, topping Center Point, 62-23, at home on Feb. 2, then holding on to defeat host Johnson City, 57-54, on Friday.

Results were not known by press time from last night’s contest at San Saba.

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Realignment puts FHS in five-team district

Coach Lance Moffett talks to the Billies
after their 41-22 upset win at home
over No. 5-ranked La Grange in August
of last year. — Standard-Radio Post

Monday’s new districts were announced in Austin; AD wasn’t too surprised

By Christine Granados


The University Interscholastic League unveiled its 2016-2018 football and basketball realignments Monday, Feb. 1 and Fredericksburg High School football and basketball teams will be playing in five-team districts.

The FHS football team will remain in District 14-4A-1 with Boerne, Comal Canyon Lake, Taylor and Eastside Memorial-Austin.

Gone are Bandera and Liberty Hill. Bandera moved to Division 2, District 13-4A and last year’s district champion Liberty Hill was reassigned to District 13-4A-1 with Burnet.

The Billie basketball teams will move from District 29 to District 28-4A and play against Bandera, Boerne, Comal Canyon Lake and Hondo.


FHS girls’ varsity hoops cinches playoff berth

By Tyler Gaudin


Playoffs. With three games left in the season, that’s where the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team is headed after two district wins this past week.

FHS officially clinched a spot in the playoffs last Friday, Jan. 29 in Hondo after grabbing their fourth district win, 50-35, and completing a sweep over the Hondo High School Owls. The girls set themselves up for the clinch by beating Bandera at home last Tuesday, Jan. 26, 51-45.

“Right now [having clinched] is not our focus; we are determined to make a name for ourselves this second half of district,” head coach Carrie Grona said.  “Our goal is to accomplish a 5-0 record going into the playoffs. The players acknowledge that we are in, but aren’t satisfied with just making the playoffs.”


Billies lose to Eagles at home, 1-0

Senior varsity soccer player
David Stotz out jumps a
Pleasanton defender to
put a head on the cross
coming in during the varsity
soccer matchup Friday
night that ended in an FHS
loss to Pleasanton, 1-0. —
Standard-Radio Post/Tyler

By Scott Allen


Losing a tough game at home on Friday, Jan. 29 against Pleasanton, 1-0, the Fredericksburg High School boys’ varsity soccer team has fallen to 4-5-2 on the season.

Head coach Shannon Petsch said the team just couldn’t find any net.

“We spent pretty much about 85 percent of game time on their side of the field,” Petsch said. “I believe we outshot them around 25 times for us and five for them.”

Petsch said the Billies lost their composure and started shooting poorly. He credited Pleasanton for their efforts.

“They played defense, stepped in front of shots and took advantage of the opportunity they had,” Petsch said. “It is going to be a long time until we play again and hopefully we can fix our problems.”

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Billies swarmed past Abilene Wylie, 5-1.

Petsch said the team had a great start from the beginning of the game. 


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