Sports

Wed
23
Apr

Baseball bests Bandera 15-3

The regular season will come to an end Friday night for the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team, who hosts Bandera at 7 p.m., but the lights might not go out on the Billies for the year.

Despite a 4-9 district record, FHS can still make the playoffs with a pair of wins over the Bulldogs this week. FHS defeated Bandera 15-3 Tuesday night.

On Thursday night, the Billies fell at Wimberley 10-3.

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Wed
23
Apr

Softball to face Pleasanton in bi-district round

Heading back to the postseason, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team will face Pleasanton in the bi-district playoffs after finishing second in District 27-3A play.

FHS will face the Eagles in a best-of-three series at Boerne Champion High School. Game one is set for Thursday at 7 p.m., with game two Saturday at noon and game three, if necessary, to follow at 3 p.m.

The Billies won a decisive victory over Bandera Friday afternoon 16-4 to end the regular season.

"The kids did a great job this year in district in not giving up in games, rallying several times from behind in key victories," Coach Mitchel Etzel said. "I feel when we play solid defense we can play with most anyone.  We will play a solid team in Pleasanton who finished third in District 28-3A." 

Wed
23
Apr

Harper boys compete in regional qualifers meet

By Danny Hirt —

Last Wednesday’s regional qualifiers’ meet at Junction included seven members of the Harper High School boys’ track team — Jacob Fritz, Briley Jalowy, Drew Stracke, Micah Middleton, Losson Brooks, Austin Boerner and Jacob Pierz — who competed on an individual basis.

The athletes were preparing for the Region IV championships slated for Friday and Saturday at Judson Stadium in San Antonio.

Fritz took fifth place in the long jump with a distance of 18’04.5” while teammate Jalowy captured sixth with a jump of 18’01.25”.

Fritz also earned sixth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.24. Middleton also took part in this event but did not register a time.

Wed
23
Apr

Harper softball wins district title

By Danny Hirt

After wrapping up the district crown last week, the Harper High School varsity softball team put a giant exclamation point on the regular season as it topped Junction 14-3 in Thursday evening action.

The game was ended in the bottom of the fifth inning under the 10-run mercy rule.

With the district title under their collective belts, the Ladyhorns will draw a bye out of the opening round of the regional playoffs. They will play the winner of a bi-district series in area play.

Harper 14, Junction 3

For the second time this season, Harper defeated state-ranked District 29-1A opponent Junction, this time by a 14-3 margin at home on Thursday.

The April 22 Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A poll placed Junction (19-3) in sixth place with Harper (17-6) at 17th.

Wed
23
Apr

Heritage tennis advances to state

Heritage School will be sending 15 tennis players, including three alternates, to the state TAPPS meet set for today (Wednesday, April 23) and tomorrow in Waco.

Included in the Eagles’ entourage will be two-time girls’ doubles champions Christina Harpold and Sydney Richburg.

Heritage hosted the qualifying District 2-1A doubles tournament for both boys and girls at the HEB Tennis Center in Kerrville on April 10 where 10 teams from across the southern half of Texas — from San Angelo to Houston and Lake Jackson — competed for advancement to the state championships.

Harpold and Richburg won the district title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Selma River City Believers in the finals.

Joining in on the girls’ side of action will be the doubles team of Jamie Khuc and Avery Klepac, with alternate Molly Pratt. Khuc and Klepac earned the consolation title at district by defeating a doubles team from Orange Community Christian School 6-1, 5-7, 10-5.

Thu
17
Apr

County names advisory board for dispatch center

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Gillespie County officials took another step Monday toward combining the county and city dispatch operations at the new jail.

Meeting in regular session at the courthouse, commissioners voted unanimously to form an advisory committee for future input as the dispatch centers are consolidated.

Chosen to serve on that advisory panel are five regular members, plus two ex-officio members, including: Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills, Fredericksburg Police Chief Steve Wetz, Emergency Management Coordinator John Culpepper, County Fire Marshal Steve Olfers and City of Fredericksburg Public Works Director Clinton Bailey, plus one ex-officio member apiece from the county and the city governing entities.

Thu
17
Apr

Golfers sweep Region IV-3A championships

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

For the first time in the Fredericksburg High School golf program’s history, both boys’ and girls’ varsity squads won first places at region.

The state-ticket earning wins came yesterday, April 15, after two days of rounds on greens in Corpus Christi — the Billies playing at the Gabe Lozano Sr. Golf Course, while their female counterparts played at the same time at Oso Beach Golf Course.

“Both teams stepped up to the challenge and played their games as a team,” said FHS Coach Janie Guynes.

“Maintaining our first-day leads and winning both divisions exemplifies the determination and character of our players,” she added.

Thu
17
Apr

Boys win ninth straight district track title

Hanging on by the narrowest of margins, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ track team won their ninth consecutive district title by 1.5 points over Boerne Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10, at the District 27-3A Track Meet held at Canyon Lake High School.

The JV boys won their second consecutive district title with a 13-point edge over second place Navarro.

Individuals who placed in the top four at district advanced to the Area 27/28-3A meet held Monday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 16 at La Vernia and Canyon Lake High Schools.

Though weather delayed most of the first day of competition at La Vernia, Matthew McManigle qualified for regionals in the long jump and triple jump, while Juan Hernandez-Ortega qualified in the 3200 meter run.

Complete results from the area meet will appear in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Varsity boys

Thu
17
Apr

Girls track falls just shy of district title

Fredericksburg High School girls’ track teams found success at the District 27-3A Track Meet on Wednesday and Thursday at Canyon Lake High School.

The JV girls won their fifth district title while the varsity girls finished second, just 1.3 points shy of the top spot.

Individuals who placed in the top four at district earned the right to advance to the Area 27/28-3A Track Meet, which began on Monday with the field events at LaVernia High School and continues today, Wednesday, at Canyon Lake High School.

And from this week’s area meet, the top four finishers will qualify for the Region IV 3A Track Meet at Texas A&M Kingsville on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26.

Qualifying so far for the regional meet after Monday’s competition were Chase Whiting and Shelbi Schneider in the long jump.

Thu
17
Apr

Softball clinches postseason berth

With a victory at Bandera Monday evening, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team can clinch a share of the District 27-3A championship as the Billies are tied with Bandera and Navarro at 6-3 in district play.

First pitch against Bandera, in a rescheduled game originally slated for Thursday, is set for 7 p.m.

Last night, FHS fell in eight innings to Wimberley 6-5, but clinched a playoff spot on Friday with a 1-0 victory over Navarro in eight innings.

The win over Navarro puts the Billies in a tie-breaker situation if both FHS and Navarro win in their final regular season game as the two schools will split the season series. Navarro defeated FHS 6-4 on March 25.

Wimberley 6, FHS 5

In their last home game this season, the Billies played Wimberley to a near-draw, thanks in large part to a pair of home runs by Camry Weinheimer, but fell to the Texans 6-5 in eight innings.

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