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Tue
23
Dec

FHS boys to host Roundball Reunion


Kyle Grona (right) draws a charge from a Yellowjacket attacker Friday during the Billies 68-33 home win. — Photo courtesy Lisa Treiber-Walter, Highland Lakes newspapers

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team will play host to a number of Hill Country teams during the annual Roundball Reunion tournament Monday and Tuesday.

Specific game times and opponents were not made available as of press time.

On Friday, the boys defeated Llano, 68-33, at home.

FHS 68, Llano 33

Dominant from the opening tip, the Billies cruised to an easy 68-33 home victory over nearby Llano Friday evening.

The Billies shot 56 percent from the field (22-39) and 47 percent from three-point range (8-17) while making nine of their 11 free throw attempts in the contest.

Fredericksburg extended a double-digit halftime lead by closing the contest on a 30-10 run.

Luke Prado and Brian Watson led the way for Fredericksburg offensively with 12 points each.

 

Tue
23
Dec

FHS girls earn 10-point win over Marble Falls at home

By Austin R. Eck

A team effort helped lift the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team to a 65-55 win over Marble Falls on Monday afternoon.

Now, the Billies will have a week off before playing in the Lampasas Holiday Tournament that starts Monday, Dec. 29.

Eleven players for the Billies found their names in the scoring column against the Marble Falls Mustangs. Abby Spurgin, Codi Peters and Katherine McManigle all recorded double-digit scoring.

However, turnovers and fouls prevented the Billies from earning a larger margin of victory.

“Our turnovers and fouls allowed them to try and get back in the game several times,” coach Carrie Grona said.

The Billies had 13 fouls and 22 turnovers throughout the game.

Friday evening, the Billies travelled to San Antonio to face Cole.

The fast-paced game Cole played forced the Billies to play off-balance and eventually lose 51-34.

Tue
23
Dec

FHS swimmers compete at 4A state invitational

The Fredericksburg High School swim team competed at the 2014 4A and Under State Championship Invitational Friday and Saturday in Burnet.

The team of Matthew Blohm, Trent Bullion, Payton Carroll, LeAnne Cisneros, Cabel Crocker, Katie Habecker, Michela May, Sarah Schmidt and Xinbo Tan successfully swam preliminary races on Friday in order to qualify for the final events on Saturday.

The boys’ team placed fifth and the girls’ team placed sixth with a combined team finish of fifth overall. 

Individual swimmers finishing in the top eight included May (eighth, 100 yard backstroke); Cisneros (sixth, 100 yard breaststroke); Habecker (fourth, 50 yard freestyle); Schmidt (fourth, 500 yard freestyle) and Trent Bullion (fifth, 100 yard backstroke, and fourth, 200 yard individual medley).

Tue
23
Dec

Harper boys top Leakey 57-29 Friday evening

By Danny Hirt

The Harper Longhorn varsity boys’ basketball team remained unbeaten after its first 13 games of the season when it defeated Leakey 57-29 Friday.

Harper will take off for Christmas, returning to the court Dec. 29-30 for the Comfort Tournament. From there, the Longhorns will travel to the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday, Jan. 3, to take on Stacey High School at 1 p.m.

Harper 57, Leakey 29

Josh Sagraves picked up a double-double in the form of 20 points and a dozen rebounds as he helped lead Harper to its convincing 57-29 win at Leakey Friday.

Other double-digit scorers for the Longhorns were Roger Perkins with 16 and Carson McKnight with 15.

 

Tue
23
Dec

Harper girls fall 69-36 at Sonora Friday night

By Danny Hirt

Trailing by nine points (43-34) going into the final quarter, the Harper varsity girls’ basketball team saw host Sonora come away with a 69-36 victory after unleashing a 26-point attack in the final eight minutes in Friday non-district action.

The Ladyhorns are idle over Christmas, not resuming action until they travel to Comfort on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tip-off time for that contest has not yet been announced.

Sonora 69, Harper 36

Logan White led Harper with eight points in the Ladyhorns’ 69-36 loss at Sonora Friday. Payton Reid and Brittany Sanders each kicked in seven.

Sanders and Taya Beyer hauled down five rebounds apiece.

Tue
23
Dec

Heritage boys' basketball drops 61-41 contest in Johnson City

The Heritage School varsity boys’ basketball team lost its second game of the still-young 2014-2015 campaign, dropping a 61-41 decision at Johnson City Friday afternoon.

The Eagles (0-2) won’t see action again until after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays when they take part in the Bracken Christian School Tournament Jan. 2-3.

Tue
23
Dec

Volkssport group to host New Year's walks

The Texas Volkssport Association will give walkers a chance to start 2015 on the right foot with two special walks on New Year’s Eve.

Cost for each walk is $3.

The Memorial Walk is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 and is headquartered at St. Joseph’s Halle, located at 212 W. San Antonio St.

The Memorial Walk provides people with a chance to reflect on friends or family who have died during the past year. Anyone can start the trek between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., but all walkers must be finished and off the route by 5 p.m.

There is a 5K and 10K option for walkers. IVV credit is available.

As the clocks chime mid-night and fireworks explode to greet 2015, the Volkssport group will continue a tradition over a decade old.

Wed
17
Dec

FHS girls' basketball rises to 5-1 at first home classic

By Austin R. Eck

After going 5-1 in the First Battlin’ Lady Billie Classic, Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team lost to Burnet, 53-37.

Fredericksburg takes to the road on Friday night to match up against San Antonio Cole at 6:30 p.m. The Billies host Marble Falls at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22.

FHS made the trip to Burnet on Monday night. Both teams were feeling the effects of playing a full schedule of games over the weekend.

The Billies trailed by two points at the end of the half, but the lid came off the basket for the Bulldogs to start the third quarter, and Burnet was able to pull away from FHS, who struggled offensively in the third.

“We are so close and competing against ranked teams,” coach Carrie Grona said. “We just need to learn how to not take plays off and cut down on our turnovers.”

Wed
17
Dec

FHS boys' basketball set to host Yellowjackets Friday

One game remains for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team before Christmas break as the Billies will host Llano Friday night at 6 p.m.

After the break, Fredericksburg will host their annual Roundball Reunion tournament Dec. 29-30.

Over the weekend, the Billies finished 2-2 at the Canyon Lake tournament.

Liberty Hill 57, FHS 49

After taking an early 10-4 lead on the 10th ranked Panthers, Fredericksburg was unable to stay ahead of Liberty Hill in their tournament opener Friday, falling 57-49.

“We jumped out, but had a dry spot, fell into a hole, and once again fought our way back into the game, but just ran out of time,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “They went on a 26-0 run and found ourselves down 30-10 midway into the second quarter.”

Wed
17
Dec

FHS varsity football honored for academic, athletic achievements

Thirteen members of the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team were honored with All-District 14-4A Division I selections.

The Billies finished their season at 4-6, and tied for fifth at 1-4 in district play.

Fredericksburg had four players awarded first team honors; four players earned second team and six players earned honorable mention.

First team honors went to senior quarterback Kyle Grona, junior punter Kyle Reeh, senior defensive lineman Jacob Mohr and a unanimous selection for senior linebacker Wyatt Brannan.

Fredericksburg second team honorees included junior quarterback Reeh, senior wide receiver Jacob Hartmann, junior offensive lineman Blake Vick and senior defensive back Mason Clark.

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