Sports

Wed
18
Feb

Harper boys close to playoff spot

By Danny Hirt

 

Now that the regular season has concluded, the Harper varsity boys’ basketball team is looking forward to the upcoming Region IV playoffs that will begin later this week.

After losing a heart-breaker at San Saba on Tuesday, Feb. 10 (59-57), when the hosts sank a buzzer-beating three, the Longhorns picked up an impressive 70-42 home win over Junction Friday to remain atop the District 27-2A standings.

San Saba and Harper are tied for first place with identical 7-2 league records, pending outcome of Tuesday night’s results (which were not known by this week’s publication deadline). The Longhorns traveled to Mason Tuesday while San Saba hosted Junction.

The league’s top team will receive the number one seed and will bye out of the first round, while the runner-up and third place finisher will be seeded number two and three, respectively, in the opening bi-district round.

 

Wed
11
Feb

Swimmers end season at regionals

By Matt Ward

Fredericksburg High School’s first season in University Interscholastic League swimming came to a successful end on Saturday, following the second day of the Region VII-5A meet in Victoria.

“Just reflecting back on this entire swim experience, I simply marvel at it,” head coach Lisa Bullion said. “Forming a team in the middle of the swim season and competing within the UIL 5A alignment bracket, the odds were against us.   The fact that we earned the opportunity to compete at the regional level was such a reach but these kids had the heart and the drive to keep giving their very best.”

Katie Habecker was the lone regional medalist for FHS, taking third place in the 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 1:10.28.

Wed
11
Feb

Boys close to district title

By Matt Ward

Wins over Devine and Bandera this week would secure the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team a District 29-4A championship, their second loop title in as many years.

Currently tied with Bandera for the district lead at 6-1, FHS has already secured a postseason berth.

On Friday, the Billies held off Lytle on the road, 55-45, after beating rival Boerne, 48-27, at home, Feb. 3.

Results from last night’s home game against Devine were unavailable as of press time.

The Billies will host Bandera Friday night before closing out the regular season at Hondo, Tuesday. Tipoff in both games is set for 7:30 p.m.

FHS 55, Lytle 45

The Billies utilized an 18-9 third quarter run to hold off upstart Lytle, 55-45, on the road Friday night.

Wed
11
Feb

Girls claim second in district hoops

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team earned the second seed from District 29-4A.   

FHS defeated Lytle, 68-23, on Friday. The Billies’ victory against Lytle was a way to rebound from the 69-41 loss they suffered against Boerne on Tuesday.

Full results from Tuesday’s game against Devine will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Fredericksburg will play in the bi-district round of the playoffs against the third seed from District 30-4A.

As of press time, Pearsall and Pleasanton were tied for third place in District 30-4A. If both teams finish tied, a playoff game will be played between Pearsall and Pleasanton to determine seeding.

Wed
11
Feb

Boys' soccer bests Wimberley

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team remained undefeated in District 28-4A play after defeating Wimberley, 3-1, on Friday, Feb. 6.

FHS played against Canyon Lake on Tuesday night. Full results of that match will be available in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Fredericksburg continues its district schedule at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, when the Billies host Boerne.

FHS starts their second time through the loop on Tuesday, Feb. 17, against Bandera at 7 p.m. in Fredericksburg.

Wimberley started things off on the right foot when they were able to punch one in after being awarded a penalty kick.

However, when FHS was awarded a penalty kick late in the first half, Jacob Eckhardt returned the favor and tied the game at 1-1.

Wed
11
Feb

Girls' soccer falls to Wimberley

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team (7-3-2, 1-1-0 district) dropped their first loss to Class 4A competition on Friday, falling at Wimberley, 3-1.

Results from last night’s home contest against Canyon Lake were unavailable as of press time.

FHS will host Boerne, Friday, before travelling to Bandera, Tuesday night. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Against Wimberley, the Billies dropped their first District 28-4A contest with a 3-1 loss at the Texans.

“We came out with a fast start and really looked to take a quick lead; however, Wimberley’s defense held strong and played extremely physical soccer,” head coach Logan Minshew said. “Our attacking momentum began to drop off a bit and Wimberley started to swing the momentum in their favor. Their very talented center midfielder took a shot from a good distance that, unfortunately, took a favorable bounce for Wimberley and we couldn’t find an answer by halftime.”

Wed
11
Feb

Harper boys will host Junction Friday

By Danny Hirt

Sitting in first place in the District 27-2A standings, Harper High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team has only two games remaining in the regular season, a Friday home date with Junction and a road trip to Mason on Tuesday.

Both games will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be preceded by junior varsity action at 5 p.m.

After besting Center Point 69-35 on the road Tuesday, Feb. 3, the Longhorns defeated Johnson City at home, 74-46, Friday, to remain in first place with a 6-1 league record.

Last night’s results from the game at number two San Saba (5-2) were not known as of this week’s publication deadlines.

Harper 74, Johnson City 46

The host Longhorns stormed to a 37-27 advantage by halftime and kept the pressure turned up high on both ends of the court as they captured a 74-46 home victory on Friday.

Wed
11
Feb

Harper girls miss postseason

By Danny Hirt

With last Tuesday’s 47-31 loss at Center Point, the Harper High School varsity girls’ basketball team was knocked out of any chance of making the post-season playoffs.

Last night’s game at San Saba was the season finale for the Ladyhorns. Results from that contest were not known by this week’s press deadline.

In all likelihood, San Saba will earn the District 27-2A regular season championship and receive the league’s number one position in the upcoming playoffs. Mason should finish second, with Center Point in third.

Harper 61, Johnson City 39

Logan White and Macie Lumpkins combined for 41 points — 21 and 20, respectively — in Harper’s 61-39 win over the visiting Lady Eagles from Johnson City.

White also hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds.

Wed
11
Feb

Heritage boys hoping for playoff spot

By Danny Hirt

With playoff hopes still within reach, the Heritage Eagles’ boys’ varsity basketball team will close out its regular season action Friday when it hosts Seguin Lifegate at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at Fredericksburg First Baptist Church.

Heritage and Lifegate are currently tied for second place in TAPPS District 4-1A. But only two of the league’s four teams will receive bids into the playoffs.

San Marcos Hill Country Christian Academy has pretty well wrapped up one slot, with one berth still up for grabs.

Results from Tuesday night’s game at the league’s number one school, San Marcos Hill Country Christian Academy, were not known by this week’s publication deadline.

Heritage dropped a 43-35 decision at Seguin Lifegate on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Wed
04
Feb

Girls blow past Bandera in loop opener


Junior Taylor Husfeld maneuvers around a Bulldog defender Friday during the Billies' 4-1 home victory over Bandera. Husfeld scored three goals in the win and leads Fredericksburg (7-2-2, 1-0-0) in scoring for the season. FHS will travel to Wimberley Friday before hosting Canyon Lake Tuesday. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Matt Ward

 

Taylor Husfeld scored three goals to lead the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team to a decisive 4-1 home win over Bandera Friday in the District 28-4A opener for both schools.

FHS (7-2-2, 1-0-0 district) will travel to Wimberley for a 7 p.m. contest this Friday evening before hosting Canyon Lake on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Middle School Night.

 

FHS 4, Bandera 1

Billie head coach Logan Minshew said the atmosphere for Friday’s 4-1 home win over district rival Bandera “was phenomenal. The girls want to thank all of the community that showed up to support them in their first district match of the year.”

The Bulldogs opened the scoring in the first half, winning a battle in the box after a free kick set up a Bandera goal.

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