Sports

Wed
02
Sep

FHS cross country to open season today in Mason

What is expected to be an “exciting year” for the Fredericksburg High School cross country teams starts today, Wednesday, when the Billies open their season at the Mason Cross Country Meet.

The meet begins at 4 p.m. with a rolling schedule starting with the middle school teams.

“I am expecting a very good performance from our teams, and we hope to set the tone for the year on how we perform,” said head coach Dan Aldrich.

“Right now, our top runners are pushing each other and working well together, which is a critical part to our team performing well at meets,” the coach said.

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Wed
02
Sep

Harper hosts Knippa Friday night

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s Ladyhorns finished fourth in the weekend’s Bronte volleyball tournament, dropping a two-game decision to Yorktown on Saturday in the final round.

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Ladyhorns topped Sabinal on the road in five games.

Harper took its 14-7 record into Tuesday night’s home match with Burnet. Results of that action was not known by this week’s press deadline.

On Friday, the Ladyhorns will host Knippa for a 4 p.m. match.

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Wed
02
Sep

Harper football loses opener in final minutes

By Danny Hirt

A 21-16 Harper High School lead with just over two minutes left in the football game went by the wayside when visiting San Angelo Texas Leadership Charter Academy’s Michael Plummer hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Connor Moore as TLCA won by a 24-21 margin Friday night.

The contest was the first game of the 2015 season for both schools.

The Longhorns will try to get on the winning track when they travel to San Saba this Friday with a kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Wed
02
Sep

Heritage football shouts out Pflugerville Concorida 40-0

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School opened its 2015 TAPPS six-man football campaign on a winning note Friday, topping host Pflugerville Concordia, 40-0.

For their successful effort, the Eagles have been honored by being placed in the number one spot in the sixmanfootball.com Division III poll.

Heritage will get a chance to exact a note of revenge this Friday when it entertains Austin Hill Country on the Heritage field with kick-off slated for 7:30 p.m. Last year, the Eagles dropped a nail-biting 32-30 decision on the road.

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Wed
02
Sep

Heritage volleyball bests Grace Academy

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School’s volleyball team picked up a three-game win at Grace Academy in Kerrville on Thursday (25-19, 25-0, 25-17), following a loss at Johnson City two nights earlier (13-25, 14-25, 25-22, 8-25).

The Lady Eagles will take their 2-3 season record into this weekend’s varsity tournament at Sonora. Heritage will play pool action on Thursday, then head into double elimination competition on Saturday.

The Lady Eagles’ next contest will be a 5 p.m. Tuesday match against Grace Academy slated for Kerrville’s First Baptist Church gymnasium.

Wed
26
Aug

Billies to open football season Friday

By Matt Ward —

Nearly 300 days of waiting are over.

In less than 48 hours, Fredericksburg High School varsity football will kick off its 2015 campaign with a home contest against Lampasas at 7:30 p.m., Friday night at FHS Stadium. The game will also serve as Parents’ Night.

“I’ve never been in a better community in terms of parents’ support, trust and partnership in raising their kids through our athletic program,” head coach Lance Moffett said Tuesday. “We are extremely blessed and honored to live in the community that we live in and have the parents that we have and it’s been that way since the minute I got here.”

Trench warfare

The FHS head coach expects Friday’s showdown with the Badgers to be a physical affair, with the battle in the trenches between the team’s offensive and defensive lines playing a large role in the outcome.

Wed
26
Aug

Netters third at team tournament

By Joshua McKinney —

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity team tennis finished third in the Fredericksburg/Tivy team tournament last Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21.

Billie netters played five matches in four days, culminating in Friday’s 10-7 (10-9) win over San Angelo Central to secure third place in the 16-team tourney.

Opening the tournament on home turf at FHS, Fredericksburg quickly dispatched Midland Lee, 10-0 (19-0), and beat Abilene 10-7 (10-9) on Thursday to advance to the semifinals against College Station.

The Billies lost the match against College Station, 10-7, to send them to the third-place match against San Angelo Central.

The week started with a non-district, non-tournament match against Brownwood on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Mason, which Fredericksburg won, 10-0 (19-0).

Wed
26
Aug

Volleyball bests Comfort, La Vernia

By Matt Ward —

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity volleyball team exacted some revenge after losing to La Vernia in the Austin ISD tournament by defeating the Bears in five sets on the road Aug. 18, 25-14, 20-25, 27-25, 22-25, 17-15.

The Billies also notched a three-set home win over Comfort, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17, Thursday to improve to 8-5 on the season.

FHS will travel to the Smithson Valley tournament Thursday through Saturday before hosting Liberty Hill at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Comfort win

In their final game prior to a three-day rest for the Gillespie County Fair, the Billies held off Comfort, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17, Thursday night.

“This was another good team win with everyone contributing in some way,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We had trouble keeping a fast tempo on our side when the score got lopsided in set one. Then we got slow and sloppy in set two and three.” 

Wed
26
Aug

Harper wins Knippa tournament

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s volleyball team had a successful week, winning all four matches in which it played — including all three outings in the weekend’s Knippa Tournament to win the championship.

After defeating Ingram in their first home match of the season on Aug. 18 (25-14, 25-5, 25-13), the Ladyhorns buzzed through the Knippa multi-team action, winning by a margin of nearly 14 points per game.

Harper traveled to Sabinal last night (results not known at presstime). From there, the Ladyhorns will take part in tournament play at Bronte High School on Friday and Saturday.

Action will continue Tuesday, Sept. 1, when Harper returns to face Burnet at 6:30 p.m. Earlier play, featuring junior high and junior varsity teams, will start at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.

Harper wins Knippa Tournament

Wed
19
Aug

FHS to hit road for Lago Vista scrimmage


Varsity defender Jordan Hartmann tries to deflect a pass to a Medina Valley wide receiver during the Billies' first preseason scrimmage held Friday morning at Fredericksburg High School. FHS will travel to Lago Vista Thursday evening for their second scrimmage before the regular season opens Aug. 28 at FHS Stadium against Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

By Matt Ward

Victories this early in the year won’t count on any official standings, but Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett chalks up his team’s home scrimmage last Friday against Medina Valley as a win.

“We always talk about not keeping score, but I think we matched them equally with our ones (starters) and winning the overtime simulation by a point. So, if you’re counting it as a win or a loss, I’d say we’d count it as a win,” Moffett said.

“Obviously going into it, I didn’t really know (how the team would perform),” he added. “You never do when you have to play somebody different, but I was very pleased with the way that we competed at all levels.”

Fredericksburg will travel to Lago Vista tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 20, for a scrimmage against the Vikings.

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