Sports

Tue
24
Nov

Harper girls open hoops season with two wins

By Danny Hirt —

Under the direction of new head coach Kade Eckert, the Harper High School Ladyhorns’ varsity basketball team opened the 2015-2016 campaign with a 2-0 record.

After starting with a 49-43 victory at Llano on Nov. 17, HHS topped Comfort, 43-41, Friday in overtime on the Ladyhorns’ home court.

Harper hosted Medina Tuesday night, and results will be published in next week’s newspaper.

The Ladyhorns will host their own tournament on Dec. 3-4.

Harper 43, Comfort 41 (overtime); (Friday, Nov. 20)

With time running out in overtime, Harper’s Payton Reid drove the lane for a game-winning layup as the Ladyhorns picked up their second win of the young season, 43-41, over visiting Comfort, Friday.

Moments earlier, Dayzee Treiber had tied the score at 41-41.

Tue
24
Nov

Longhorns crush Knippa 72-34 in boys b-ball action

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s boys’ varsity basketball team opened the new campaign with a 72-34 victory over Knippa on Friday night.

The Longhorns (1-0) will host Austin Waldorf School next Tuesday, starting with the junior varsity contest at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity matchup at 7:45 p.m.

The result of last night’s game at Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA) in San Angelo was not known by this week’s sports deadline.

Harper 72, Knippa 34; (Friday, Nov. 20)

Behind the 26-point scoring effort by Josh Sagraves, the Harper Longhorns won the first game of the season by putting away Knippa, 72-34, at home Friday.

Wed
18
Nov

CHAMPS: Third times' the charm

Fredericksburg High School Varsity Tennis Team returns to town from College Station Nov. 12 after winning the State Class 4A title. Tennis team coaches and members are (from left) front row: Abby Peet, Hannah Boubel, Grace Igarta, Alyssa Hohn, Parker Phillips, Broque Constantine, Claire Maxcey and Martin Ball; back row: Coaches Randall King, and Jeff Wanek, Carlie Crenwelge, Myra Powell, Emily Warren, Sitman Wainwright, Jake Pluenneke, Brant Crenwelge, James Drury, Sergio Neri and Coach Donald Hohn. Not present in the picture was Caitlyn Halford. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Richard Zowie —

For Fredericksburg High School Tennis, revenge is a dish best served on a tennis racket.

After losing to Abilene-Wylie 10-4 in the 2014 State Championship and 10-2 against Wylie in 2013, the Fredericksburg varsity netters defeated the Bulldogs 10-5 to take the 2015 Class 4A Team Tennis trophy at the University Interscholastic League’s state tournament in College Station on Nov. 12.

 “We knew that Wylie would be a very tough match,” said FHS Tennis Head Coach Randall King. “They have a longstanding tradition of being the team to beat in this classification. We had scored a very close victory over them in September and the expectation was for a very close match again in the finals.”

The Battlin’ Billies’ previous trip to state was in 2009, where they lost in a rain-shortened format to Wylie.

King said his team changed some things in preparation from last year, and he feels that made a difference.

Wed
18
Nov

FHS edged by Columbus in regional semifinals

Billies kill leader and college signee Adrianna Hartmann (4) places the ball over Bandera defenders in FHS’ regional quarterfinal, straight-set win. Standing ready are Kinsey Stevens (1) and Jessica Jarreau (11). — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

It was a match that Fredericksburg High School head varsity volleyball coach Jason Roemer called “an emotional roller coaster.”

Playing in the regional semi-finals on Friday at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio, the FHS varsity girls came up short in the fifth set to Columbus to end their season.

“We are disappointed that our season ended on Friday in the regional semi-finals,” Roemer said. “This is the second season in a row that we’ve lost in the fifth set of that match.”

Columbus won the match in five sets, 29-27, 20-25, 12-25, 25-13, 15-13.

“This match was crazy,” Roemer said. “There was so much drama. We started slow, got back in it, win sets two and three, their best player goes out hurt, comes back, we lose set four, then are two points away from winning it, only to lose — an emotional roller coaster.”

Wed
18
Nov

FHS athletes sign letters of intent

Flanked by her parents, Eric and Crystal Whiting, Fredericksburg High School senior Chase Whiting signs her letter of intent to run track and field at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She and four other athletes signed their letters at the FHS Gymnasium Nov. 17. Standing, from left, are coaches Robert Remschel, Kristy Danz, Lance Moffett, Chris Weirich, and Dan Aldrich. Whiting plans to major in biomedical science. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

Wed
18
Nov

FHS swim team places second at Burnet meet

Fredericksburg High School swim team finished second out of 12 teams at the Small Team Winter Classic Meet in Burnet on Nov. 7.

Fifteen varsity swimmers from FHS competed.

The girls’ team won first and the boys’ team took third.

Other teams competing were from St. Dominic High School, La Grange High School, St. Michael’s Academy School, Meridian World School, Burnet High School, Columbus High School, Elgin High School, San Marcos Academy, St. John Paul High II, Lorena High School and Concordia High School.

The scoring results were out of a field of approximately 150 swimmers.

The next meet for the swim team will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at the Palo Alto Aquatics Center in San Antonio for the Alamo Area High School Swim League (AAHSSL) Invitational #3.

FHS boys

The FHS boys’ swim team finished third overall at the Small Team Winter Classic Meet.

Wed
18
Nov

Hornet sting Harper 36-22 in first round of playoff action

Harper High School senior QB Gus Sagraves (14) runs behind the blocking of teammates, from left, Cooper Boatright (50), John Stewart (77) and Ben Lashley (51) during the Longhorns’ 36-22 loss to Holland at Hays High School in Buda. Sagraves rushed for 30 yards and added 171 in passing. – Photo courtesy Tony Gallucci

By Danny Hirt —

Harper’s first playoff appearance since 2009 was a short one as the Longhorns fell to Holland, 36-22, Friday in the opening round of the UIL Region IV 2A football post-season action.

The game was played at Hays High School.

Harper ends the season with a 3-8 win-loss record and a fourth place finish in the final standings.

Holland (9-2), meanwhile, will face Weimar in this weekend’s area round.

In other playoff action involving District 14 schools, Mason topped Rosebud-Lott, 43-6; Junction slipped past Thrall, 21-20, and Johnson City lost to Moody, 17-14.

Coming up this weekend, Mason will face Refugio, and Junction will take on Flatonia.

Holland 36, Harper 22; (Friday, Nov. 13)

Wed
18
Nov

Heritage smothers Alvin; to host next game Friday

By Danny Hirt —

The trip to Alvin might have been a long one for the Heritage Eagles’ six-man football team last Friday, but the one-sided 58-0 victory in the first round of the TAPPS Division III playoffs was well worth the miles.

The contest was ended at halftime under the mercy scoring rule.

The Eagles will now host District 3 champion San Marcos Hill Country Christian School in the second round Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Due to its first place finish in the regular season, San Marcos drew a bye in last week’s bi-district round. Heritage completed the regular campaign as the league’s third seeded team.

In other playoff action involving District 3 schools, Seguin Lifegate topped Athens Christian Prep, 44-25, while Spring Branch Living Rock Academy fell to Longview Trinity, 64-14.

Lifegate will now entertain Bellville Faith on Friday night.

Heritage School 58, Alvin Living Stones

Tue
10
Nov

FHS girl runners slosh to ninth

Finishing ninth at the University Interscholastic League State 4A Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock was the Fredericksburg High School girls’ team that includes, from left, Anytcy Marin, Clarissa Sanchez, Mia Torres, Bethany Kendrick Patricia Rojas, Ana Montoya and Nicole Penick. — Photo courtesy Kevin Kendrick

Rainy weather and a muddy course didn’t keep the Fredericksburg High School girls’ team from reaching their goal of finishing in the top 10 at the University Interscholastic League State 4A Cross Country Meet on Saturday.

Running at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, the FHS girls finished ninth overall at the state meet.

Going into the state meet, the FHS team was ranked 11th out of 16 teams that qualified and “our goal was to run the best we could in hopes of making it into the top 10 teams in the state, which was the last state team performance in 2000 (10th place),” said head coach Dan Aldrich.

“We know that the experience we gained from this year’s run at the state course will only give us the knowledge to boost our performance next year with eight of our 10 girls attending returning next year,” Aldrich said.

He added, “I could not be more proud of our girls on how they handled the weather and challenges to finish the year as a top 10 team.”

Tue
10
Nov

Netters will go for gold at state meet

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis is ready to make a run at the University Interscholastic League Class 4A State Championship Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12, at Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Intramural Tennis Center at College Station.

The Billies, Region IV champions, enter the tournament with a 25-2 record and a number one ranking in the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Class 4A poll.

Waiting for FHS in the semifinals is Region II champion Kaufman, which makes its state team tennis debut on Wednesday.

Kaufman, which beat Wills Point, 10-9, in the regional finals, should be a tough match-up for FHS.

“Kaufman beat Wills Point in an exciting match in which they came from behind to win it,” King said.  “This tells us that they can handle pressure, and we must play well from start to finish if we want to make the finals.”

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