Harper Ladyhorns open new year with win

By Danny Hirt

Harper High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team ended 2014 on a winning note by topping Comfort on Dec. 30, 62-33.

The squad then turned around to open the New Year with a 58-43 victory at Brady last Friday.

The Ladyhorns continue their schedule Friday, Jan. 9, when they host Junction in the District 27-2A Division I season for both schools. Tip-off time is slated for 6:15 p.m. A junior varsity game will be played at 5 p.m.

Harper will then travel to Mason on Tuesday for a 6:15 p.m. league contest.

Harper 58, Brady 43

Following a close three quarters, Harper blew open Friday’s game with visiting Brady with a 24-point onslaught in the final period to come away with a 58-43 non-district victory.

Macie Lumpkins pumped in 19 points, while teammate Logan White added another 18. White also pulled down eight rebounds.


FHS boys push out to early lead at home basketball tourney

Justin Penn (20, above photo) makes an acrobatic pass Monday morning during the Billies’ 72-35 victory over Ingram in the opening game of Fredericksburg’s home basketball tournament.— Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team started its own tournament on the right foot Monday morning with a 72-35 win over Ingram.

FHS continued play in the annual Roundball Reunion tournament with a game against Fort Bend Baptist on Monday night. Billies concluded play on Tuesday with games against Graham and Burnet.

Full results of those contests will be published in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

The Battlin’ Billies were clicking on all cylinders in the first quarter against the Warriors and finished the first frame with a 23-3 lead.

“I was really pleased with how we came out,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “I thought with seven, eight days off we were going to be out of shape. We executed well, we hustled and defensively did a really good job.”

Brian Watson helped set the tempo for the Billies in the first quarter.


Heritage Eagles fall to Johnson City, 61-41

By Danny Hirt

After losing their second game of the season, 61-41, at Johnson City on Friday, Dec. 19, Heritage School will try to turn their fortunes around Jan. 2-3, by participating in the Bracken Christian School Tournament in Bulverde.

From there, the Eagles will travel to River City Believers on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Johnson City 61, Heritage 41

After digging themselves into a deep hole in the opening quarter, when they trailed 15-4, Heritage School was never able to make a serious challenge as they lost, 61-41, at Johnson City on Dec. 19.

Jonathan Tucker led the Eagles with 14 points, while teammates Jack Wynn-Smith and Joe Lucas chipped in six apiece.


Little league registration now open

Online registration for the 2015 Fredericksburg Little League season is underway.

Fredericksburg Little League baseball and softball is open to all youth ages six to 16 years.

The cost to register online is $85 per child and $65 for each additional sibling. However, the online discount rate ends on Jan. 17.

To register online, visit

In-person registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Building.

The cost for in-person registration is $95 per child and $75 for each additional sibling.

Interested persons are invited to “like” Fredericksburg Little League on Facebook to stay up to date with the group’s activities.


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.



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.


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).


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.



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.


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.


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