Sports

Wed
01
Oct

FHS runners host annual meet


Clarissa Sanchez (296) leads the way during the varsity girls’ race of the Fredericksburg Invitational, which took place on Saturday morning. Addi Styles (298) and Antycy Marin (284) followed Sanchez to a fourth-place team finish at the Billies’ meet. Marin and Styles finished the race in 10th and 12th place to earn individual medals. Sanchez completed the course in 14:03, which earned her an 18th place finish. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Austin R. Eck

The Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ cross country team finished in first place at the Fredericksburg Invitational at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Saturday.

The first place finish was an improvement on the UTSA Ricardo Romo Cross Country Classic when the boys finished fourth overall, but finished behind two district teams.

On Saturday, the Billies were able to record a better time than Bandera, one of the teams to best Fredericksburg at UTSA’s meet.

“Bandera and Boerne both beat our boys’ team, which allowed the boys to evaluate what they must do to succeed in a few weeks at district,” head coach Dan Aldrich said. “Today, our team ran very well as a group and was able to see the progress they had in just one week by beating our district opponent today.”

Wed
01
Oct

Billies fall at La Grange 34-7

By Matt Ward

An early two-touchdown deficit without starting quarterback Kyle Grona proved to be too much for the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team as the Billies fell to 4A’s top program La Grange, 34-7, Friday.

“The score isn’t indicative of us getting rolled by them,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said. “There were times when we had opportunities to get back in the game and I’m very proud of our performance in regard to that with a backup quarterback who had taken less than 20 percent of the (practice) reps.”

Grona suffered a game-ending injury early in the first quarter, making way for backup Kyle Reeh, who ran for 74 yards and completed seven of 17 passes for 113 yards.

Wed
01
Oct

Volleyball wins first two district games

The seventh-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team notched their first two wins in District 29-4A play this week, defeating Hondo last night 25-16, 20-25, 25-13, 25-18.

On Friday, the Billies opened district with a three game sweep 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 over Bandera.

FHS will host Boerne in a rivalry game Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Lytle Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. for Teacher Appreciation Night.

“Boerne still remembers how we went into their gym last year and squeaked out a 17-15 win in the fifth and will be highly motivated to get some revenge,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “They have been playing really well. We will have our hands full.”

Win over Hondo

Last night, Fredericksburg defeated Hondo on the road 25-16, 20-25, 25-13, 25-18 in a match Roemer called “not the prettiest of wins.

Wed
01
Oct

Netters split pair on Saturday

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis split their two Saturday matches with a win against Mason, but lost to Abilene-Wylie, the first-ranked 4A team.

The second-ranked FHS Billies started the day with a 10-3 (16-3) loss to Abilene-Wylie. 

“They are very strong, and our kids gave 100 percent,” head coach Randall King said about the Abilene-Wylie match.

Fredericksburg failed to seize its opportunities in doubles’ play to be in a position to win the match in singles’ play.

Fredericksburg only managed one win in doubles play, which left the Billies with a difficult challenge in singles play, King said.

Fredericksburg played a second match against Mason in the afternoon, winning 10-5 (11-8).

“We were a little deflated emotionally after pouring so much into the Wylie match,” King said, “but the Mason kids are always competitive and give their best.”

Wed
01
Oct

Harper runners compete in Fredericksburg

By Danny Hirt

Harper’s Payton Reid legged out a time of 13:37 for seventh place in the varsity girls’ portion of the Fredericksburg High School cross country meet held Saturday at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, helping her school capture third place.

Meanwhile, the Longhorns’ Drew Stracke took 16th in the boys’ varsity race in a time of 17:44, allowing Harper to take the 10th spot in team standings.

The girls’ junior varsity squad finished in second place behind the running of Jennell Rogers (16:01, 5th place), Haylee Poorman (16:03, 7th), and Maria Anaya (16:03, 8th).

Also for the Harper girls, the eighth grade team captured second place in its category, with Delanie Dunning completing the 3,000-meter course in 13:05 for seventh place, nosing out her teammate, Sara Walters, who finished eighth.

Wed
01
Oct

Harper falls at Johnson City 27-16

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School dropped its third consecutive varsity football game Friday when the Longhorns were outscored by Johnson City 27-16 on the road.

The contest was the District 14-2A opener for both schools.

The ’Horns (0-1, 2-3) will try to regroup this Friday when they entertain the Mason Punchers, starting with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.

Johnson City 27, Harper 16

Although Harper took an early lead midway through the opening period on a one-yard plunge by quarterback Gus Sagraves, the Longhorns saw host Johnson City retaliate with 20 unanswered points as the Eagles picked up a 27-16 decision Friday evening.

Harper managed to close the gap within the final 25 seconds of the first half when Briley Jalowy booted a 31-yard field, pulling to within a 20-10 score by intermission.

Wed
01
Oct

Harper girls win pair of district games

By Danny Hirt

The Harper varsity girls' volleyball team picked up two more district wins in the past week, stopping Johnson City in three games on the road on Friday (25-13, 25-19, 25-17), then taking a victory at Center Point last night (21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18).

The Ladyhorns’ record now stands at 5-0 in league action, 17-7 overall.

Harper hosts Utopia Friday at 6 p.m., preceded by a junior varsity contest at 5 p.m. From there, Harper will host Junction on Tuesday. The freshman contest will start at 5 p.m., followed the JV at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

Harper beats Center Point

The Ladyhorns regrouped after dropping the first game of last night’s match at Center Point to sweep the next three for a district win on the road.

Wed
01
Oct

Heritage bests Medina 52-27

By Danny Hirt

Heritage scored in every period on its way to a 52-27 six-man football victory at home Friday night over UIL school Medina.

With the win, Heritage has now vaulted to the top of the sixmanfootball.com TAPPS Division III standings, replacing last week’s number one school, Lubbock Kingdom Prep, which fell to fifth following its 62-37 loss to Lubbock Home School.

The Eagles will continue their run through the public school part of the schedule when they travel to Rochelle this Friday. Kick-off is planned for 7:30 p.m.

Heritage 52, Medina 27

Eagle running back Parker Pattillo took advantage of his 24 carries against Medina, picking up a total of 240 rushing yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s 52-27 victory.

In all, Heritage collected 446 yards of total offense, with 344 of those coming on the ground.

Wed
01
Oct

Lady Eagles win pair

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School picked up a pair of varsity girls’­ volleyball victories out of their past three matches during the previous week.

After losing to San Marcos Hill Country at home on Sept. 25 (19-25, 21-25, 19-25), the Lady Eagles regrouped to defeat San Angelo Cornerstone Christian School on Saturday in three games — 25-20, 25-9, 25-12. This match was also a home encounter for Heritage.

From there, the Lady Eagles topped Waldorf School in Austin on Monday evening, 25-18, 25-11, 25-21.

Heritage will continue its schedule Thursday when the Lady Eagles travel to San Marcos Hill Country, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Heritage over Waldorf

(25-18, 25-11, 25-21)

Point Serves: Abby Sauer 10 (3 aces), Savannah Morrow 10 (1 ace), Harleigh Klepac 5 (3 aces), Sarah Andrews 5, Christina Harpold 3, Jamie Hoermann 2 (1 ace).

Fri
26
Sep

Billies rebound with blowout win over Yellowjackets


Mitchell Edwards (7) breaks out for a big gain on the ground during the Billies' 30-0 homecoming victory over Llano Friday evening. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward

 

Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett usually knows if he wants the Billies to receive the opening kickoff or defer to the second half hours in advance of the game.

It’s a choice he’s had to make all four games so far this season as the Billies are a perfect 4-0 on the coin toss to open the year.

“I wasn’t certain after the Burnet game (55-7 road loss) what we needed to do,” Moffett said. “A lot of times I know what we’re going to do just based off our chemistry that week, whether we’re going to take the ball or kick off.”

Moffett opted to put his defense on the field and FHS came through, forcing a three-and-out and blocking a punt leading to the Billies’ first touchdown in a shutout 30-0 homecoming win over Llano, Friday.

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