Heritage girls best River City 68-21

By Danny Hirt

Playing four games this past week, the Heritage School varsity girls’ basketball team will participate in the upcoming TAPPS 1A tournament.

During the past week, Heritage lost to Gateway on Thursday 35-31; defeated San Angelo Cornerstone Saturday, Feb. 6, 38-30; won over Seguin Lifegate Monday evening 61-25, and completed the sweep by defeating Selma River City Believers 68-21 last night.

Heritage 68, River City 21

While the temperature outside Kerrville’s Kroc Center might have been below freezing Tuesday night, Heritage’s Christina Harpold was on fire on the court as she racked up 36 points in the Lady Eagles’ 68-21 win over Selma River City Believers.

The scoring achievement marked the second time in as many nights that Harpold reached the 30-point plateau, having scored 32 in Monday’s game against Seguin Lifegate.


FHS, Harper girls win bi-district championships

KEEPING a close eye on the ball, Abby Ottmers guards a Lady 'Canes attacker Monday night during the Billies' 49-29 bi-district round victory over San Antonio Sam Houston at Boerne Champion High School. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls' basketball team defeated San Antonio Sam Houston 49-29 Monday evening at Boerne Champion High School to win their first round playoff matchup and a bi-district championship.

The Billies will face District 25 champion El Campo, who defeated Smithville 61-41 last night, in the area playoffs later this week.

Details for the area round matchup between Fredericksburg and El Campo are still being negotiated between the two schools. Full information on this contest will appear online and in the print edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post when announced by FHS athletics.

Meanwhile, the Harper High School varsity girls' basketball team also won their bi-district playoff game over San Antonio Stacey 60-21 last night at Kerrville Tivy. The Lady 'Horns will face District 26 champion Holland in the area playoffs later this week.


New challenges await Fredericksburg in Class 4A

SIGNING a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play football for the Colorado School of Mines was Fredericksburg High School senior Clayton Braden. Joining him on signing day were (seated, from left) his parents, Michael and Donna Braden, and (standing) Fredericksburg High School football coaches, including defensive coordinator Bill Wilder, head coach Lance Moffett and defense ends coordinator Jerold Gaitan. — Standard-Radio Post Photo

By Matt Ward

Athletic directors from across the region — including Fredericksburg High School’s Lance Moffett — circled a small table in an Austin area University Interscholastic League Regional Service Center, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the UIL realignment for 2014-16.

About five minutes prior to 9 a.m. Monday morning, a pair of UIL officials brought out the cardboard box filled with realignment packets, set them on the table while giving final instructions and then made ADs wait the final three minutes until the clock struck nine.

“I’m trying to get as close to the table as I can and at nine o’clock, they just open the box and go,” Moffett said.

Certain uncertainty

There were plenty of unknowns heading into realignment, but several things were already assured.


Boys' basketball on track for district title game

By Matt Ward

Despite a 60-51 home loss to Bandera last night, the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team can secure a District 27-3A championship with a pair of victories this week.

On Friday, FHS defeated Wimberley on the road 63-38.

The 23rd ranked Billies will host Canyon Lake on Friday night before travelling to Boerne on Tuesday for the regular season finale. Tip-off in both contests is slated for 7 p.m.

Bandera 60, FHS 51

Missing two players due to the flu and suffering from early foul trouble, the Billies led early, but a halftime lead gave Bandera the momentum needed to defeat Fredericksburg 60-51 Tuesday.

“It was just one of those games where nothing goes right,” FHS head coach Tim Kaman said. “I thought we really played hard tonight, but we just did not play real smart.”


Girls' basketball advances to playoffs

Regular season play may have come to an end, but the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls have more basketball to play.

That’s because the FHS varsity squad finished third in District 27-3A and earned a spot in the post-season playoffs.

The FHS girls defeated Bandera, 45-24, on Tuesday night and won over Wimberley, 60-58, in overtime on Friday night to finish 6-4 in District 27-3A.

“Finishing 6-4 in our district is not an easy accomplishment,” said Carrie Grona, head girls basketball coach.

“It was a hard-fought 6-4 and I am so very proud of these ladies,” Grona added.

Fredericksburg will face San Antonio Sam Houston in the bi-district playoffs Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Boerne Champion.

Boerne won District 27-3A with a 9-1 record while Navarro was second with an 8-2 district record.

Also making the playoffs with a fourth-place finish in the standings is Wimberley at 5-5.


Boys' soccer to start district play

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

The start of District 54-4A loop play looms ahead this Friday, Feb. 7, for the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity boys’ soccer team and, if the “gauges” are reading correctly of late, then the Billies are ready.

Last night, the squad went kick-for-kick against Canyon Lake to tie on the road, 2-2.

And, in Friday’s appearance in the FHS Stadium, Fredericksburg stood its ground against a “rough-and-tumble” Marble Falls squad to win, 4-2.

Those past two games have brought the Billies to a 4-5-2 record heading into the spin-up of the district rotation.

This year’s agenda pits FHS against four loop opponents in a series of eight games evenly split between home and away destinations  over the next five weeks.


Girls' soccer edges Lampasas 1-0

For the second consecutive game, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team shut out an opponent 1-0.

Following their single-goal blanking of Wimberley on Jan. 28, FHS traveled to Lampasas on Friday, Jan. 31 and shut out the Lady Badgers, 1-0.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, the Fredericksburg varsity squad will play at Boerne in their first district game. The JV team will play against Boerne at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Then, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, both teams will play at Kerrville. The JV begin at 5 p.m., and the varsity at 7 p.m.


Netters to host Billie Invitational

Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis players will crank up their season this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, as they host the Billie Invitational.

Mason, Hondo, Kerrville Tivy, Midland Christian and Marble Falls — all ranging from Class 4A to Class 2A sizes — will join the Billies for the meet on local courts.

Draws will split matches between the FHS campus and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park courts.

Guaranteed five matches over a two-day period, “Our kids are looking forward to getting into their first tournament of the spring,” said FHS Coach Randall King.

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JV, freshman boys sweep Bandera, Wimberley

Fredericksburg High School junior varsity and freshman basketball hosted Bandera on Tuesday, Feb. 4 with the JV winning, 43-34, and the freshmen winning, 54-29.

Complete results from the Bandera game will be in next week’s newspaper.

The two teams faced Wimberley on Jan. 31 and recorded a sweep as the JV won, 59-33, and the freshmen won, 45-36.

Fredericksburg next will host Canyon Lake on Friday, Feb. 7, as both the freshman and JV squads will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Then, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, FHS will travel to Boerne. The freshmen play at 5 p.m., and the JV at 6:15 p.m.

Junior varsity

The FHS JV team wasted no time against Wimberley Friday evening, jumping out to a 21-4 first-quarter lead. They led 50-22 after three quarters and cruised to a 59-33 win.

FHS         21    16    13      9 --  59

WHS          4    10      8    11 --  33


JV boys’ soccer shuts out Hawks, 9-0

Fredericksburg High School’s junior varsity boys’ soccer team defeated Canyon Lake, 9-0, there, last night to bring its record to 3-2.

Prior to that, the squad dropped to Marble Falls, 7-0, at home last Friday, Jan. 31.

Next on the schedule is the start of district against Boerne’s JV team on Saturday, Feb. 8, in a noon showdown at the Greyhounds’ stadium.

FHS JV 9 – Canyon Lake 0

“The boys played well and showed some growth and maturity,” said FHS Coach Michael Gutierrez last night, Feb. 4, after his squad shut down Canyon Lake, 9-0, on the road.

“They were given the challenge to play better and they responded just as well as I expected them to,” he said.

A slightly “sloppy” first half saw the Billies pull to a 3-0 lead by the mid-game break.


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