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Mon
03
Feb

Breaking news: Fredericksburg, Harper to move in UIL realignment

By Matt Ward —

Changes are coming for both Fredericksburg and Harper high schools following the announcement of the 2014-16 football and basketball districts by the University Interscholastic League.

As expected, Fredericksburg jumped from Class 3A to Class 4A, while Harper moved from Class 1A to Class 2A as most schools across the state changed classifications with the addition of Class 6A, which separates six-man football teams into a new Class 1A.

Battlin’ Billie football fans will see a pair of new district opponents as they join Class 4A’s District 14-DI along with Bandera, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Liberty Hill and Taylor.

For basketball, FHS has been placed in District 29-4A along with Bandera, Boerne, Devine, Hondo and Lytle.

Meanwhile, Harper football will be in Class 2A’s District 14-DI along with Brackettville Brackett, Center Point, Johnson City, Junction, Mason and Sabinal.

Wed
29
Jan

Boys' basketball bests Navarro, Boerne

By Matt Ward —

Well on their way toward their first District 27-3A championship, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team won their ninth game in a row last night, defeating Navarro on the road 77-51.

On Friday, the Billies ended Boerne’s 44-game district winning streak, defeating the Greyhounds at home 54-40.

With 18 second half points to lead FHS over Boerne, Austin Rodriguez was named the all-area boys’ basketball player of the week by the San Antonio Express-News.

The 24th ranked Billies will travel to Wimberley on Friday night before hosting Bandera on Tuesday. Tip-off in both contests is slated for 7 p.m.

With four games left to play, FHS leads the district standings at 6-0 and has clinched a postseason berth, with Boerne one game back at 5-1.

Bandera and Wimberley are tied for third place at 3-3, with Navarro in fifth at 1-5 and Canyon Lake at 0-6.

Wed
29
Jan

Girls' basketball falls to Navarro

With two more games remaining on the District 27-3A schedule, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team has a chance at making the playoffs.

The Billies are coming off of two losses this past week, to Navarro on Tuesday night, 70-57, and to Boerne, 60-54, on Friday night.

Fredericksburg will host Wimberley on Friday night, Jan. 31, in the FHS Gym before hitting the road on Tuesday night to take on Bandera in their final game of the regular district schedule.

Tipoff for both games is 7 p.m.

In other district basketball action on Tuesday night, Wimberley beat Canyon Lake, 58-30, and Boerne won over Bandera, 76-34.

On Friday night, Wimberley defeated Navarro, 55-50, and Bandera beat Canyon Lake, 34-26.

The Billies are currently 4-4 in district play.

Sitting at the top of the District 27-3A standings is Boerne at 7-1, followed by Navarro at 6-2 and Wimberley at 5-3.

Wed
29
Jan

Netters prepare for busy spring

Working on their timing and winding themselves back “up to speed” are the goals this week for the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team, according to coach Randall King.

Billie netters are getting a chance to re-synchronize themselves with a break in their schedule this week before they host the six-team Billie Invitational Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at home on the FHS courts.

This week’s reprieve comes on the heels of a scrimmage-type outing at Mason this past Saturday, Jan. 25.

It was a golden opportunity for the 12 boys and 12 girls who made the trip west, with each getting to play at least two and as many as four matches, King said.

“A day like that is as good as three days of practice,” he said, adding that it helps to have fresh competition across the nets.

Wed
29
Jan

Boys' soccer falls to Wimberley

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Although “revenge is a dish best-served cold,” last night’s below-freezing, game-time temperatures didn’t seem to help the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team make up for its 2013 loss to Wimberley when the schools last met.

The Billies — like the mercury — fell in FHS Stadium last night, Jan. 28. 

Ricky Martinez guarded the goal all night as Fredericksburg dropped to the Texans, 1-0, to bring the early, pre-district count to 3-5-1.

“We played really well tonight, but we gave up a goal on a defensive mistake with 10 minutes left in the first half and then that was it,” said FHS Coach Shannon Petsch.

In spite of the cold, Fredericksburg’s players played well, Petsch contended. “When we came out the second half, we really started to take control,” he said.

“We took about 10 more shots on goal than they did, but could not hit the back of the net,” he said.

Wed
29
Jan

Girls' soccer edges Wimberley 1-0

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team scored a narrow victory as they shut out Wimberley 1-0 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The game was originally scheduled to be Parents’ Night, but that activity was postponed due to the cold weather. Details will be provided at a later date.

Fredericksburg next will travel on the road to play Lampasas on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.

The Wimberley game’s lone goal came when Fredericksburg’s Daisy Flores scored off of a corner kick from Taylor Husfeld.

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Wed
29
Jan

Harper runners to receive state title rings

Ring presentation ceremonies for the Harper High School girls’ state championship cross country team will be held during halftime of Friday night’s boys’ varsity basketball game with visiting Center Point.

The HHS girls’ cross country team won the UIL 1A title on Nov. 9, 2013 in the finals held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

The Ladyhorns captured the state championship with a score of 78, eight points lower than second place finisher San Saba.

Wed
29
Jan

Harper boys best Junction 60-54

By Danny Hirt —

Two more district wins during the past week brings the Harper High School boys’ varsity basketball team that much closer to a league regular season title.

After defeating Mason 67-54 at home on Friday, the Longhorns were victorious over Junction Tuesday evening, 60-54, on the road.

Harper continues its schedule by hosting Center Point this coming Friday, then traveling to Nueces Canyon on Tuesday. Both games will start at 8 p.m.

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

Wed
29
Jan

Harper girls edge Junction 39-38

By Danny Hirt —

With District 27-1A regular season hoops action winding down next week, the Harper High School Ladyhorns are in excellent position to claim one of the league’s playoff seeds into the post-season tournament.

Harper (6-2 district, 21-7 overall) won its last two games, defeating Mason at home on Friday 46-32, then topping Junction on the road last night in a squeaker, 39-38.

Harper currently sits in the 24th position in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ most recent poll of 1A girls’ teams in the state.

The Ladyhorns host Center Point on Friday and then travel to Nueces Canyon on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to end the schedule.

Both games will tip off at 6:30 p.m.

Wed
29
Jan

Heritage boys defeat New Life

By Danny Hirt

After picking up a 56-43 victory at New Life in San Antonio on Saturday, the Heritage School boys’ basketball team had its momentum temporarily slowed down Tuesday, thanks to the most recent blast of wintry weather. That’s when the home game slated with Seguin Lifegate was postponed due to icy roads.

The make-up date has been set for Monday, Feb. 10, at the Kroc Center in Kerrville. The contest will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Up next for the Eagles will be a three-game swing during the next week, starting off Thursday when they host San Marcos Hill Country at the Kroc Center in Kerrville at 8 p.m.

From there, they return to the Fredericksburg First Baptist Church gymnasium to take on San Antonio Castle Hills on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Heritage will hit the road on Tuesday, Feb. 4, when it goes to San Antonio Rainbow Hills for a 7:30 contest.

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