Sports

Tue
10
Nov

Harper tops Brackett to end playoff drought

By Danny Hirt —

It’s been six years since the Harper Longhorns have made a football playoff appearance. But that unlucky streak is over now, thanks to Harper’s 27-6 win at Brackett Friday night.

The victory left the ’Horns with a 3-3 record in District 14-2A action, good enough for a fourth place finish and a slot in the upcoming bi-district round of the post-season action.

“Our kids were excited to get the victory and get into the playoffs,” said Harper head coach Dusty Gibbs. “I couldn’t be more proud of our kids buying in all season and believing in the process. Their good attitude and character is allowing them to play more football this season.”

Harper will face Holland at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hays High School in Buda.

Tue
10
Nov

Ladyhorns bounced out of 2A volleyball playoffs by Weimar

By Danny Hirt —

A not-so-funny thing happened to Harper’s volleyball team on its way through the Region IV-2A playoffs — the Ladyhorns lost to Weimar, Thursday, Nov. 5, in the area round of play.

Weimar swept all three games, played in the Boerne High School gymnasium, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-21.

Two weeks earlier, Harper completed a run of the table in District 27 action, winning all 12 of the league games it played.

Weimar had advanced out of the bi-district round to play Harper by beating Somerville in three contests, 25-6, 25-6, 25-9.

Weimar stops Ladyhorns in area playoffs

Thursday, Oct. 5, (25-14, 25-18, 25-21)

The Harper Ladyhorns stayed close, just not close enough, as they dropped all three sets to Weimar in Thursday’s area round match played in Boerne.

Tue
10
Nov

Heritage beats Selma to secure playoff spot

By Danny Hirt —

Since Heritage School established its six-man football program in 2004, the Eagles have been in the TAPPS playoffs every year except for one (2009).

This year, despite its roller coaster season, Heritage will once again make it to the coveted “second season,” thanks to its 48-0 win at Selma River City Believers on Friday.

The game was ended at halftime under the mercy score rule.

The Eagles, who finished third in the Division III District 3 standings, will now travel to Alvin Living Stones on Friday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Heritage School 48, River City Believers 0

 Friday, Nov. 6

Eagle running back Jacob Huser scored three times to help Heritage defeat Selma River City Believers, 48-0, Friday in the TAPPS Division III, District 3 regular season finale for both schools.

Wed
04
Nov

Billies go Duck hunting Friday night

Wide receiver Sean Majors races away from Bryce McCatty to score on a 42-yard touchdown reception from Jonathan Cleland. Majors’ touchdown catch was Fredericksburg’s only touchdown of the game. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

The Battlin’ Billies might be eliminated from the playoffs but there’s still one game to go in the regular season.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-4, 1-3) faces the Taylor Ducks (4-5, 3-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Memorial Field in Taylor.

Canyon Lake had to beat Taylor on Saturday, and even led, 28-15, at halftime, but the Ducks pulled ahead with 22 straight points in the second half to win 37-28.

Taylor’s win mathematically eliminated the Billies from postseason contention but coach Lance Moffett still wants his team to come out strong against the Ducks.

“We want to finish the year on a positive note,” he said. “A 6-4 record is a good season … It’s cliché as all get out, but most of the teams in the postseason will end their season with a loss. The only advantage of not being in the playoffs is you can end your season with a win.”

Wed
04
Nov

Panthers pounce FHS, 27-10, in home finale

Billie running back Mitchell Edwards (7) high steps Liberty Hill’s Kalub Foster with Joshua Stafford lead blocking for him during Fredericksburg High School varsity football’s 27-10 loss to Liberty Hill, Friday, Oct. 30. Edwards played for the first time since the Sept. 11 loss to Burnet. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

An unproductive night from the Billie offense led to a third-straight District 14-4A DI loss and no chance at postseason play.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-4, 1-3) lost, 27-10, to Liberty Hill (7-2, 4-0) on Friday, Oct. 30, in a rain-soaked home finale at FHS stadium.

Defense and special teams combined to force two turnovers and pinned the Panthers back on multiple drives but the offense failed to match Liberty Hill Friday night.

“You’re always disappointed when you lose but I’m not disappointed in the way we played,” said Coach Lance Moffett. “We always play hard. We created the opportunities we needed on defense. We just couldn’t move the ball effectively on offense.”

Jordan Hartmann intercepted a pass in the first quarter, and both Blake Moffett and Matt Blohm recovered fumbles.

Wed
04
Nov

FHS girls’ cross country team running at state

Clarissa Sanchez and the rest of Fredericksburg High School's varsity girls' cross-country team will run in the UIL 4A Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Focusing on running their best race of the season, the Fredericksburg High School girls’ team will be competing in the University Interscholastic League State 4A Cross Country Meet on Saturday.

The state contest will be held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The 4A girls’ division runs at 9:40 a.m.

“The expectations for the girls are to just relax and enjoy the opportunity we have,” said head coach Dan Aldrich. “We are not focused on any one particular placing, but rather we want to just run our best race of the season and see what happens.”

Fredericksburg girls qualified for the state meet after finishing third in the team standings at the Region IV-4A Meet in Corpus Christi on Oct. 26.

“The girls are still excited about making it to the state meet for the first time as a team since 2000, and they are hoping to set the tone for the girls’ teams in the upcoming years by making it a tradition again,” Aldrich said.

Wed
04
Nov

FHS volleyball finishes as district co-champs; play Poteet in first round of playoffs

Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball ended its regular season with a win and a share of the District 29-4A championship.

And on Tuesday night, the Billies defeated the Poteet Aggies at Boerne Champion High School in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

(More information about the next playoff game for the FHS varsity squad will be announced online and through the “Daily Update” and results will be published in next week’s issue.)

The FHS varsity squad defeated Devine, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 25-5, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the FHS Gym to end their regular season.

And with the win, Fredericksburg and Boerne tied as district co-champions with identical 9-1 records.

“It’s quite an accomplishment for our group this year,” said head coach Jason Roemer. “But yet, we are not really happy about it. The kids seemed to have a chip on their shoulder and that can be a good thing when we get to the playoffs next week.”

Wed
04
Nov

FHS netters go back-to-back at regionals

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis captured a second straight regional championship in the Region IV Team Tennis Tournament Friday through Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1 to advance to the University Interscholastic League Team Tennis State Tournament Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12, in College Station. The state-bound tennis team includes, front row, from left, Emily Warren, Myra Powell, Grace Igarta and Alyssa Hohn; middle row, Caitlyn Halford, Carlie Crenwelge, Claire Maxcey, Hannah Boubel and Abby Peet; back row, coach Randall King, Sitman Wainwright, Parker Phillips, Jake Pluenneke, Brant Crenwelge, James Drury, Sergio Neri, Martin Ball, Broque Constantine and coach Donald Hohn. — Submitted photo

By Joshua McKinney

The Billie netters punched their ticket to state with another championship performance at regionals.

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis won the Region IV Team Tennis Tournament in San Antonio, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

The Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s top-ranked 4A team in Texas beat Bay City, Rockport-Fulton and Wharton to add to a growing list of accomplishments that includes back-to-back District 29-4A titles, last year’s Region IV championship and a second place finish in the University Interscholastic League State Tournament in 2014.

“It was a good regional tourney,” said coach Randall King. “We knew that the level would rise each round and it did. Wharton returned their entire squad from last year. They played well.”

Wed
04
Nov

Billie golfers finish eighth at Steele Invitational

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ golf finished eighth in the Steele Invitational on Monday, Oct. 26, at Northcliffe Golf Course in San Antonio.

Katelyn Zuberbueler’s 85 was the best score by a Billie golfer in the tournament.

Other scores includde Estella McMurrey, 92; Delaney Whitworth, 101; Marah Graeff, 101, and A’Hisha Rodriguez, 109.

Wed
04
Nov

FHS swim team gets ready for meet

The Fredericksburg High School swim team will get their feet wet during the Small Team Winter Classic swim meet at the Tex Robertson Natatorium in Burnet on Saturday, Nov. 7.

This will be the second meet of the FHS swim team season.

“These past few weeks, our focus during practice has been building stamina while polishing our stroke technique,” FHS swim coach Lisa Bullion said.

The swim meet will be this year’s first shot at a standard high school event line-up for the Billies.

Bullion said the meet  “should give us a chance to showcase our hard work, both swimming and diving, especially since the meet is open to small teams of no more than 20 total members.”

The Billie swimmers have been fighting to earn a chance at one of the three relay events (medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay). This competitiveness has strengthened the team, Bullion said.

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