Longhorns win tourney; top Blanco Monday

By Danny Hirt

Following a busy week of basketball that saw the Harper varsity boys’ team play six games, the Longhorns remained unbeaten with a perfect 8-0 record.

Harper disposed of Austin Waldorf 62-54 on Tuesday, Dec. 2, on the road, won all four of its games in its own tournament over the weekend, and then barely topped Blanco Monday by a 55-53 margin to keep its streak alive.

The ’Horns keep the nets popping this Thursday through Saturday when they participate in the Sonora Tournament. From there, Harper travels to Leakey on Friday, Dec. 12, for a 3:30 p.m. game. That contest will be preceded by a junior varsity game that starts at 2 p.m.

Harper 55, Blanco 53

In a nip-and-tuck battle, the Longhorns managed to come out on top by a tight 55-53 margin in non-district home action against Blanco, Monday.


Harper cross country runners honored

Sixteen members of the Harper High School cross country team — eight girls and eight boys — were recently recognized with a variety of honors in their sport.

Named to the all-district first team were Ladyhorns Payton Reid, Rachel Maner Sydney Collins and Trista Lewis, while receiving placement on the all-district boys’ squad were Drew Stracke, Micah Middleton, Derringer Fritz, Austin Boerner and Christian Abbott.

Earning honorable mention attention were girls Mikinna Richards and Emily Richards, with James Wells placed on the boys’ roster.

All-region boys’ first team recognition went to Middleton and Stracke, while Reid and Maner were named to the girls’ second team.

Regional honorable mention classification went to girls Collins, Lewis, Lester, Mikinna Richards and Haylee Poorman, while earning recognition on the boys’ side were Boerner, Christian Abbott, Dunning, Michael Marbach and Wells.



FHS boys' basketball remains perfect with pair of wins

Jake Pluenneke calls for an entry pass during the Billies’ 64-32 win over Medina Valley. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Wins over Uvalde and Medina Valley helped the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team remain unbeaten at 5-0 early in their 2014-2015 campaign.

Last night, the Billies defeated the Coyotes 54-39 after doubling up the Panthers 64-32 on Nov. 25 prior to the Thanksgiving break.

FHS will compete Friday and Saturday at the Liberty Hill tournament, facing San Antonio St. Anthony’s at 2:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a 7 p.m. matchup against Austin Reagan.

On Saturday, FHS will face Austin Crockett at 11:30 a.m. and end their tournament against eighth-ranked Liberty Hill at 4 p.m.

The Billies will then travel to Lampasas Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Badgers.

FHS 54, Uvalde 39

Fredericksburg pulled away from a “scrappy” Uvalde team in the second half Tuesday night to defeat the Coyotes 54-39 on the road.


FHS girls hold off La Vernia to notch first win of basketball season

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team earned its first win of the season last night with its 52-50 finish over La Vernia.

Next for the Billies is the New Braunfels Tournament, which starts Thursday, Dec. 4, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 6.

After the tournament, FHS will host Wimberley at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 9. It is the Billies first home game since the season opener against Kerrville Tivy.

On Tuesday, Fredericksburg started the game off on a high note outscoring La Vernia 15-9 in the first quarter, and holding the Bears to 18 points in the first half.

After halftime, La Vernia came out looking to cut into the deficit.

“We had a 12 point lead at one point in the second half, and started to do what we have done in the last three games by just giving them the game,” head coach Carrie Grona said.


Heritage Eagles vie for sixth state TAPPS football title

By Danny Hirt

After letting Granbury North Central Texas Academy get on the board early, the Heritage School Eagles roared back to claim a 90-42 victory in the TAPPS Division III six-man football semi-finals played at Zephyr High School on Saturday.

As a one-man wrecking crew, Parker Pattillo scored 10 touchdowns for the Eagles and threw a pass for another score in the contest. He carried the ball 24 times for 279 yards. On the season, he’s already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark in the rushing department.

The Eagles will now take on Longview Trinity for all the marbles this Saturday back in Zephyr. The game will kick off at 6 p.m.

Heritage, which has won five state titles in the past, has lost the last two finals — 2012 and 2013 — having not earned the crown since 2011.

Heritage 90, Granbury North Central Texas Academy 42


Harper basketball tourney set for this weekend

By Danny Hirt

The annual Harper Basketball Tournament rolls around this weekend with the host Ladyhorns hitting the court at 9 a.m., Thursday, to face the Fredericksburg High
School  junior varsity.

Following three days of play, the eight-school tourney will end with the championship contest at 4:30 p.m., Saturday.

On the boys’ side of the ledger, the action will consist of a five-team round robin format that’ll begin at 10:30 a.m. when Menard takes on Boerne Geneva.

After Comfort takes on Wall at 1:30 p.m. and Wall and Menard square off at 4:30 p.m., the Harper boys will face Geneva in the nightcap set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.



Longhorns run past Medina, 86-31

By Danny Hirt

The Harper High School varsity boys’ basketball team picked up a victory during the past week of action in preparation for its upcoming tournament this weekend.

After topping Medina 86-31 last Tuesday, the Longhorns played Austin Waldorf on the road last night. Results of that game, however, were not known as of this week’s press deadline.

Harper sees action in its tournament starting with Thursday's 7:30 p.m. match-up against Boerne Geneva. The round-robin formatted tournament will continue through Saturday (see separate story).

The ‘Horns will host Blanco Tuesday in a 6:30 p.m. game, following a clash of the two schools' junior varsity squads.

Harper 86, Medina 31

In a display of an efficient offense, Harper parlayed at 36-18 halftime lead into an 86-31 non-district home victory Tuesday, Nov. 25, over Medina.


Ladyhorns open season with pair of hoop victories

By Danny Hirt

The Ladyhorns from Harper High School opened the 2014-15 basketball season with a pair of victories, first defeating host Knippa 43-32 on Friday, Nov. 21, then besting Medina at home 53-36 on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Three earlier games — at Ingram Nov. 11, and home against Ozona (Nov. 14) and Llano (Nov. 18) — had to be cancelled due to Harper’s participation in the UIL 2A volleyball tournament.

Additionally, last night’s home game with Utopia was cancelled at the opponent’s request.

Next up for the Ladyhorns (2-0) will be this weekend’s Harper tournament (see separate story), followed by Tuesday’s road game at Leakey.

Harper 53, Medina 36

The Ladyhorns relied on double-digit scoring from Logan White (18 points) to blow past Medina 53-36 in a home game played Tuesday, Nov. 25.


Over 200 participate in Turkey Trot

The streets around Fredericksburg Elementary School filled with runners, joggers and walkers on Saturday morning for the Fourth Annual Turkey Trot.

The fundraising run consisted of 5k and 10k runs and encouraged families to get together and practice wellness, exercise and good health.

The race began at the Fredericksburg Elementary School, located at 1608 North Adams Street before looping around and coming down Lower Crabapple Road.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Fredericksburg Swim Association. 


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FHS boys power past Hawks, Mustangs

Mark Rodriguez glides toward the basket for two of his team-high 14 points Saturday afternoon during the Billies’ 81-34 victory over Canyon Lake. — Standard-Radio Post/ Richard Zowie

Victories over Canyon Lake and Marble Falls have propelled the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team to an early 3-0 start in their 2014-2015 campaign.

On Monday, the Billies defeated the Mustangs 61-34 in Marble Falls after cruising to an 81-34 home victory over Canyon Lake Saturday.

Results from the Billies’ Tuesday’s home game against Medina Valley were unavailable as of press time.

FHS 61, Marble Falls 34

After getting out to what head coach Tim Kaman called “the slowest start of the year,” the Billies rallied back to defeat Marble Falls 61-34 on the road Monday.

“Marble Falls dictated tempo early by pulling the ball out and spreading the floor,” Kaman said. “We just did not execute our zone offense very well in the first half. We made some adjustments at halftime and then stepped up our defensive pressure in the second half to pull away.”



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