Sports

Wed
22
Jan

Boys win seventh in a row

By Matt Ward

After winning their seventh consecutive game last night, a showdown with rival Boerne this week could potentially determine the District 27-3A title as the 24th-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team prepares to host the Greyhounds Friday at 7 p.m.

FHS defeated Canyon Lake 55-28 last night after rallying back to defeat Bandera 57-52 Friday night.

The Billies (21-7, 4-0 district) will square off with Boerne (19-8, 4-0) in the final game of the first round of district play Friday before FHS travels to Navarro Tuesday night.

FHS 55, Canyon Lake 28

Opening on a 10-0 run, the Billies cruised to a 55-28 win over Canyon Lake last night.

Wed
22
Jan

FHS girls best, Bandera, Canyon Lake

With two wins over the past week, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team is heading into the final stretch of their District 27-3A schedule.

Playing in the FHS Gym on Tuesday night, the FHS girls opened the second round of district play just like they started it, with a win over Canyon Lake.

The Billies came out on top, 40-26.

On Friday night, the FHS varsity defeated Bandera, 71-31, in the FHS Gym.

Four more games remain on the district schedule, including a road trip to Boerne on Friday night, Jan. 24.

The Billies will play back-to-back district games at home against Navarro on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and against Wimberley on Friday, Jan. 31.

Fredericksburg will play its final game of the district schedule on the road in Bandera on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

All four games start at 7 p.m.

In other district basketball action on Tuesday night Wimberley defeated Bandera, 60-25, and Navarro won over Boerne, 61-47.

Wed
22
Jan

Boys' soccer beats Liberty Hill

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Finding out what it takes to hang with the big cats, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team opened its 2014 season with with a 1-2 tournament outing at Smithson Valley over the weekend and a 4-1 win at Liberty Hill last night — all against Lions, Jaguars, Cougars and Panthers.

“We have some things that we really need to fix, but that is a constant because you always need to fix something,” said FHS Coach Shannon Petsch.

It’ll be an ongoing process this season as Petsch puts his players through the paces, trying to keep up with larger schools.

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) will add Class 3A soccer to its lineup of endorsed sports next year, but, until then, Fredericksburg will continue to “play up” in the Class 4A ranks.

Wed
22
Jan

Girls' soccer wins six of seven

The Fredericksburg High School girls’ varsity soccer team is now 7-5 on the season, courtesy of a 6-1 run that included multiple wins at a recent tournament and an 8-0 win against Memorial Tuesday night.

The junior varsity team began their season last night against Memorial, but lost, 2-0.

The next soccer games will be Friday, Jan. 24 at Harlandale (JV starts at 5 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.) and then Tuesday, Jan. 28 at home on Parents’ Night against Wimberley (it’s a varsity-only game that starts at 7:30 p.m.).

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Wed
22
Jan

Netters open spring season with win

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Combining a few varsity and junior varsity players, Fredericksburg High School opened its spring tennis season with a 13-6 (15-9) win over the San Saba varsity here Thursday, Jan. 16.

“We are a little rusty after the holidays, but it was a good start for us,” said FHS Coach Donald Hohn.

“We have strong expectations coming off fall team tennis,” added FHS Coach Randall King, whose Billies finished second in state in team tennis play (behind defending champion Abilene Wylie) on Nov. 9 to finish the fall with a 23-6 record.

“It’ll give us a different outlook without team tennis sandwiched in the middle of the spring schedule this year,” King said.

In past years, qualifying school programs played out most of their team tennis schedule in the fall, but then had to take a break in their University Interscholastic League (UIL) spring action for the team tennis finals.

Wed
22
Jan

Harper boys earn pair of wins

The Harper High School boys’ varsity basketball team picked up two wins this week, downing Nueces Canyon Friday and  then topping Medina last night on the road.

Next up for the Longhorns (15-9, 4-0) will be a home game against Mason. The Longhorns will then travel to Junction Tuesday. Both contests will start at 8 p.m.

Harper 55, Medina 31

The Longhorns overcame a slow start to eventually down Medina 55-31 on the road Tuesday night.

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Wed
22
Jan

Harper girls outlast Medina 42-38

By Danny Hirt

The Harper High School girls’ varsity basketball team thundered back from an early deficit to beat Medina on the road Tuesday by a 42-38 margin.

Last night’s win helped counteract the 52-48 home overtime loss the Ladyhorns suffered Friday at the hands of Nueces Canyon.

Harper (19-7, 4-2) will host Mason on Friday, then travel to Junction on Tuesday to face the Eagles. Both games will tip off at 6:30 p.m.

A junior varsity contest will start at 5 p.m. both evenings.

Harper 42, Medina 38

Harper was able to dig itself out of an early deep hole to come away with a narrow 42-38 victory at Medina Tuesday evening.

The Ladyhorns netted only two points in the opening quarter while Medina reeled off 14 points. The tables were turned in the second when Harper outscored the hosts by an 8-2 margin.

Wed
22
Jan

Heritage boys split four games

By Danny Hirt

Heritage School’s varsity boys split their last four basketball contests they played during a very busy part of the schedule in the last week.

After topping San Angelo Cornerstone 63-44 Friday in the First Baptist Church gymnasium, the Eagles defeated Seguin Lifegate on the road 70-54 Saturday. But Heritage suffered a 61-47 setback at San Marcos Hill Country Christian Academy Monday, then found the going tough at Selma River City Believers, dropping a 54-51 decision there.

The Eagles will continue their district play Saturday when they travel to San Antonio New Life, then host Seguin Lifegate Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Kerrville’s Kroc Center.

Both games will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Wed
22
Jan

Heritage girls win four straight

By Danny Hirt

 

The torrid pace of playing four games in a five-day period didn’t seem to bother the Heritage School girls’ varsity basketball players as they captured all four contests.

The Lady Eagles, who averaged just over 60 points per game during the recent swing, won their contests by an average margin of more than 33 points per game.

During that span, Kami Jones averaged 23 ppg while Christina Harpold scored at a 19 ppg clip.

Heritage will travel to San Antonio New Life on Saturday, then return to the Kroc Center in Kerrville to host Seguin Lifegate on Tuesday.

Starting time for both games has been set at 6 p.m.

Wed
15
Jan

Varsity boys win district opener

By Matt Ward

Things have been going just the way head coach Tim Kaman wants them early in the District 27-3A schedule as his Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team notched a pair of wins to open loop play.

FHS defeated rival Wimberley 73-57 at home last night after holding off Navarro 62-50 Friday evening.

The Billies (19-7, 2-0 district) will head back on the road for the next week to face Bandera on Friday and Canyon Lake Tuesday. Both games are set to tip off at 7 p.m.

FHS 73, Wimberley 57

Dominant from the outset, the Billies held off a late Texans rally, defeating Wimberley at home 73-57 Tuesday evening.

Fredericksburg went 3-4 from the three-point line as part of an 11-0 run to open the game.

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