Sports

Wed
15
Jan

Heritage girls edge Gateway 36-33

By Danny Hirt

No rest for the weary.

After playing three games during the past week — which included a 36-33 win over San Antonio Gateway played Tuesday night in the Kroc Center in Kerrville — the Heritage School girls’ basketball team will return to the court four more times in the next seven-day span.

Following Friday’s home contest with San Angelo Cornerstone at the Fredericksburg First Baptist Church gymnasium, the Lady Eagles will travel to Seguin Lifegate on Saturday. From there, Heritage goes to San Marcos Hill Country on Monday, then heads on to San Antonio Tuesday to face Selma River City Believers.

All of those games will tip off at 6 p.m. with the exception of Saturday’s contest, which starts at 2 p.m.

Wed
08
Jan

FHS girls split pair in district play


HOLDING A BOERNE ATTACKER at bay, Erin McPherson keeps her eye on the ball while applying the pressure Tuesday evening during the Fredericksburg varsity girls’ 50-42 home loss to Boerne in the second game of District 27-3A play. On Friday, the Billies defeated Canyon Lake 44-20 at home in the district opener for both schools. FHS will hit the road this week, heading to Navarro Friday evening and Wimberley on Tuesday night. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin Eck

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of games over the past week to open their District 27-3A schedule.

Playing in the FHS Gym on Tuesday night, the varsity squad lost to Boerne, 50-42, after defeating Canyon Lake, 44-20, on Friday, Jan. 3.

District 27-3A play continues on Friday when the Billies travel to Navarro for a 7 p.m. game.

Then, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, the FHS varsity squad will play in Wimberley at 7 p.m.

In other District 27-3A games on Tuesday night, Navarro defeated Wimberley, 51-49, and Bandera won over Canyon Lake, 27-21.

On Friday night, Boerne won over Navarro, 66-51, and Wimberley played Bandera (score unavailable).

Wed
08
Jan

FHS boys to open district Friday

By Matt Ward —

The season slate will be wiped clean for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, now ranked 25th in Class 3A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, as the Billies will open District 27-3A play Friday at home against Navarro.

FHS will then host the Wimberley Texans Tuesday night. Both games are slated to tip off at 7 p.m.

The 17-7 Billies ended non-district play with a pair of victories last week as Fredericksburg defeated San Antonio Hawkins, 62-27, on the road Tuesday after knocking off Austin St. Michael’s, 63-54, on Friday.

Wed
08
Jan

Harper boys defeat Knippa 78-23

By Danny Hirt —

After grabbing third place honors in last weekend’s basketball tournament at Comfort, the Harper High School boys’ varsity team blasted Knippa 78-23 at home Tuesday night.

The Longhorns will open their district schedule Friday when they host Junction. From there, Harper will then travel to Center Point on Tuesday. Both games will start at 8 p.m.

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Wed
08
Jan

Harper girls fall to Mason

By Danny Hirt —

The Ladyhorns basketball team from Harper High School picked up three more victories during the past week and a half, topping Comfort, 53-24, on Dec. 31, running past Medina, 55-27, on Friday, then losing, 48-35, at Mason last night (Tuesday, Jan. 7).

League play continues Friday when Harper hosts Junction, then travels to Center Point on Tuesday. On both evenings, junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity match-ups at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladyhorns (1-1 district, 16-6 overall) currently hold down the 13th position in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ 1A Division I poll.

Wed
08
Jan

Heritage girls win district opener

By Danny Hirt

The Lady Eagles from Heritage School opened the 2014 portion of their varsity basketball schedule with a 45-40 win at Castle Hills Baptist School in San Antonio Tuesday night.

Up next for Heritage will be three home games to be played on two different courts. Friday, the Lady Eagles will host Rainbow Hills in the First Baptist Church gymnasium at 6 p.m. Then the next day — Saturday, Jan. 11 — they take on New Life at the Kroc Center in Kerrville. Tip-off for that contest is set for 1 p.m.

The third game finds San Antonio Gateway coming to the Kroc Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a 6 p.m. contest.

Mon
30
Dec

Boys take home tourney in nailbiter


FIGHTING HIS WAY around a defender, Austin Rodriguez eyes a teammate Thursday morning during the Billies' 67-29 win over Junction during the opening game of their home tournament — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

 

In what head coach Tim Kaman called “one of the best tournaments we have had in the 19 years I have been here,” the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team finished 5-1 over the weekend to win the Fredericksburg Billie Basketball Tournament Thursday-Saturday.

“It was a nice three days for us after coming off of the Christmas break,” Kaman said.

The Billies will travel to Austin St. Michael’s Friday afternoon for a 4 p.m. contest before heading to San Antonio Hawkins Tuesday at 7 p.m.

FHS defeated San Antonio FEAST 64-63 to clinch the tournament title after falling to College Station 81-54 earlier on Saturday.

The Billies defeated four tournament opponents on Thursday and Friday, St. Dominic Savio 46-32, Hidalgo 65-46, state-ranked Liberty Hill 58-54 and Junction 67-29.

Clayton Braden, Kyle Reeh and Austin Rodriguez were named to the all-tournament team for Fredericksburg.

 

Mon
30
Dec

FHS girls to open dirstrict play Friday

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team will be opening District 27-3A play on Friday, Jan. 3.

The Billies will be heading to Canyon Lake for a 7:30 p.m. game to open the first round of their district campaign.

District play continues on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when the Billies host Boerne in the FHS Gym in a 7 p.m. game.

Over the weekend, the FHS varsity girls played in the Lampasas Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday where they went 2-2, defeating Lampasas, 43-35, and Alhambra, 61-46, and falling to Godley, 47-40, and Belton 40-24.

“Holiday tournaments are all about getting the five- to six-day rust from the Christmas break out of our systems before district,” said Carrie Grona, head girls’ basketball coach.

She added, “We were so rusty the first day of the tournament.”

 

Lampasas Holiday

Tournament

Dec. 27-28

 

Mon
30
Dec

Harper girls top Bandera 42-30 Saturday

By Danny Hirt

 

Following Saturday afternoon’s 42-30 victory over visiting Bandera, the Harper High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team will get in one more game before the start of the New Year when the Ladyhorns travel to Comfort for a 2 p.m. game on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Harper will crank up its District 27-1A schedule on Friday, Jan. 3, when it hosts Medina at 6:30 p.m. The two schools’ junior varsity squads will face off at 5 p.m. From there, the Ladyhorns will go to Mason on Tuesday, Jan. 7, for another league encounter, also starting at 6:30 p.m.

Harper (15-4) is currently ranked 12th in the state among 1A teams by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

 

Harper 42, Bandera 30

(Saturday, Dec. 28)

Mon
23
Dec

Fredericksburg girls rally to best Marble Falls 72-63


ERIN MCPHERSON (33) looks for a teammate during a Dec. 13 home game against New Braunfels Canyon. — Standard-Radio post file photo

After a slow start, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team came back and defeated Marble Falls, 72-63, on Friday night.

The girls will get a short break before hitting the courts again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28, as part of the Lampasas Holiday Tournament.

After the start of the new year, the Billies will open their District 27-3A campaign on Friday, Jan. 3, with a road trip to Canyon Lake for a 7:30 p.m. game.

The district schedule continues with Boerne (here) on Jan. 7, Navarro (there) on Jan. 10, Wimberley (there) on Jan. 14 and Bandera (here) on Jan. 17.

The second round of district play opens on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when the Billies host Canyon Lake.

Rounding out the district schedule are Boerne (there) on Jan. 24, Navarro (here) on Jan. 28, Wimberley (here) on Jan. 31 and Bandera (there) on Feb. 4.

 

FHS 72 — Marble Falls 63

Friday, Dec. 20

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