Sports

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Feb

Baseball to host annual Eberle-Boeck tournament

The Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will host the 28th annual Fredericksburg Eberle-Boeck Memorial Baseball Tournament Thursday through Saturday, following a 6-1 road loss at Burnet to open the regular season Monday.

Fredericksburg will host the six-team, round robin tournament, which also features teams from Antonian, Llano, McCallum, Regents and St. Andrew’s. The Billies will face Llano Thursday at 4:30 p.m. before taking on Regents Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Antonian at 7 p.m.

Saturday play will consist of three games based on seeding from pool play.

Burnet 6, FHS 1

Opening their regular season on the road, the Billies fell at Burnet 6-1 Monday evening.

Wed
19
Feb

Netters finish second at Mason tournament

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Building steam, the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team will tuck a second-place in its belt from this past weekend’s tournament and forge ahead back to Mason for the Hill Country Classic this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.

“It’ll be a tougher tourney this weekend, with stronger Class 5A competition,” said FHS Coach Randall King, following his squad’s second-place team finish in last weekend’s eight-team competition at Mason High School.

“The Hill Country Classic is always a good challenge for us every year,” he said, adding that, afterwards, there will be an open week for his varsity players — giving them a chance to rest and rehab any injuries before moving ahead with the second half of the spring season.

Puncher Shootout

Wed
19
Feb

FHS softball opens year with walkoff victory over Kerrville, 9-8

Opening their season with a victory, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team defeated longtime rival Kerrville Tivy 9-8 at home Tuesday thanks to a walkoff RBI triple by Mackenzie Straube.

FHS will travel to the Kerrville Tivy tournament Friday and Saturday before heading to Hondo Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Last night, Kerrville jumped out to a 5-1 lead before Ali Laratta’s three-run double brought the Billies within one at 5-4. 

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Wed
19
Feb

Ladyhorns advance to Region IV semis

By Danny Hirt —

After downing Stacey in the bi-district round by a one-sided 60-21 score on Feb. 10, the Harper High School Ladyhorns continued their march through the Region IV-1A basketball playoffs, but by slimmer margins.

HHS topped Holland 35-31 in Friday’s area round and then squeezed by Iola 35-32 in the regional quarterfinals Monday at Hays High School in Buda.

The Ladyhorns will next face Falls City Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the New Braunfels Canyon High School gymnasium in the regional semifinals.

Harper 35, Iola 32

Despite building up a 20-8 lead by intermission, Harper had to withstand an Iola second half surge to keep ahead and win in the Region IV quarterfinal round, 35-32, Monday.

Iola outscored Harper in both the third and fourth periods by a total of 24-15 points (9-6 in the third, 15-9 in the fourth).

Wed
19
Feb

Longhorns to face Thorndale at area

By Danny Hirt—

With its 51-29 victory at Mason Wednesday night, the Harper High School’s boys’ basketball team picked up the District 27-1A title, taking with it the first round bye.

The Longhorns (9-1, 20-10) won’t see action until later in the week when they face Thorndale, who defeated Somerville 74-31 in bi-district action played last night.

Area round playoff information was not available as of press time.

Harper 51, Mason 29

A strong opening by Harper helped the Longhorns grab a 51-29 decision at Mason last Wednesday evening and sew up first place in the District 27-1A standings.

Wed
19
Feb

Lady Eagles fly past McAllen 43-24 to claim bi-district championship

By Danny Hirt —

With strong defense added to a quick offensive style, Heritage School’s girls’ basketball team defeated McAllen South Texas Christian Academy Monday night, 48-24, in the bi-district round of the TAPPS 1A playoffs.

The Lady Eagles (17-4) will now head to Brownsville on Saturday to face Brownsville First Baptist School (19-2). Tipoff time has not yet been determined.

Heritage 48, McAllen Christian Academy 24

Heritage’s “dynamic duo” — Kami Jones and Christina Harpold — combined to score 38 of the Lady Eagles’ 48 points in Monday’s bi-district round victory over McAllen South Texas Christian Academy.

Wed
19
Feb

Heritage boys ousted from TAPPS playoffs by Westlaco Valley Grande

By Danny Hirt —

The bi-district round of the TAPPS 1A boys’ basketball playoffs was not kind to the boys’ team from Heritage School as the Eagles dropped a 37-33 decision to Westlaco Valley Grande Adventist Tuesday night.

The game was played in Corpus Christi.

Valley Grande will now play the winner of last night’s Seguin Lifegate (13-9) versus Palmhurst Faith Christian School (17-11) contest later in the week.

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
12
Feb

Girls beat Sam Houston in bi-district play

By Yvonne Hartmann —

Playoff action will continue for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team after the Billies defeated San Antonio Sam Houston on Monday night, 49-29, in the bi-district round.

The Billies will now face El Campo of District 25-3A on Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Goldie Harris Gym in Seguin in the area round of the playoffs.

Fredericksburg finished third in the District 27-3A standings behind Boerne and Navarro. Wimberley finished fourth.

Playing Sam Houston on Monday night in the Boerne Champion High School Gym, the Billies got off to a slow start before scoring in double digits in both the third and fourth quarter to take the win, 49-29.

“We were very tight and afraid in the first half resulting in 21 turnovers and shooting less than 20 percent from the field,” reported Carrie Grona, head girls basketball coach.

Wed
12
Feb

Boys to face Boerne for district title today

By Matt Ward

Fans of Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball thought they had a District 27-3A title within their grasp Tuesday night.

However, Mother Nature put a wrench in their plans as the Billies’ road showdown with the rival Boerne Greyhounds was postponed until today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, when the loop championship will be up for grabs. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

FHS won their eighth district game and set up the loop title game with a 68-45 home win over Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon.

The winner of tonight’s contest will not only earn the district title, but will take 27-3A’s top seed and will face the fourth seed in District 28-3A in the UIL playoffs, which begin early next week.

The losing team will finish second, facing District 28-3A’s third seed.

In either scenario, Fredericksburg will play on Monday or Tuesday in the bi-district round per UIL brackets.

Wed
12
Feb

Netters win home tourney

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Winning comes down to chemistry.

For the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity tennis team — which just won its own Billie Invitational over the weekend — that means the search for proven championship formulas continues.

Playing scientist and continuing to experiment is FHS Coach Randall King, who said he plans to re-shuffle his players and look at other possible combinations when the Billie netters go up against host Mason and its competitive guests in the “Puncher Shootout” this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, in Mason.

“We will shift some kids around to look at other possibilities and continue to evaluate them,” King said.

Fredericksburg’s ranks already gave King and assistant coach Donald Hohn an early glimpse at some strong possibilities when they tallied 82 points to take first in their Billie Invitational here Saturday, Feb. 8.

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