Sports

Wed
19
Mar

Harper baseball defeats Junction 11-1

By Danny Hirt

The Harper Longhorns picked up their District 29 1A baseball season with an 11-1 victory Tuesday night at Junction. That win turned out to be HHS’s second decision of the week, coming off a 16-7 successful showing Friday at home against Eldorado.

The day before, however, saw the ’Horns drop a 15-0 game to the visiting San Antonio Wolverines home-schooled squad.

Harper will gear up next for a home contest with Mason at 7 p.m., preceded by a junior varsity match-up at 5 p.m. From there, the Longhorns will travel to Ozona on Tuesday for another 7 p.m. district encounter. The JV teams will face off at 5 p.m.

Wed
19
Mar

Harper softball defeats Center Point 11-1

By Danny Hirt

Ranked 16th in the most recent 1A poll conducted by the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association, the Harper varsity softball team opened District 29 action with a pair of wins, downing Center Point 11-1 last night after defeating Medina on Friday by a 16-0 margin.

The Ladyhorns will host Comfort on Friday starting at 7 p.m., followed by a game at Mason on Tuesday that’s slated to start at 5 p.m.

Harper 11, Center Point 1

(Tuesday, March 18)

The Ladyhorns took control from the very beginning of last night’s home softball game against Center Point as Harper picked up an 11-1 victory in a game that ended after six innings.

Wed
12
Mar

Eyes on the prize: FHS to open district softball play Tuesday


WATCHING a called ball sail by her, Taylor Gamble avoids contact Thursday afternoon during the first day of the Billies’ annual softball tournament. FHS finished third overall in the event and will open district play Tuesday at Canyon Lake. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

With the pre-district schedule all but behind them, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team will set their sights on a District 27-3A championship beginning Tuesday night as the Billies travel to Canyon Lake for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Fredericksburg will also head to the San Marcos tournament on Friday.

Over the weekend, the Billies finished in third place at their home tournament.

In Thursday pool play, the Billies defeated Comfort 15-5 and Hondo 6-3 before falling to Llano 11-9.

“We came out hitting the ball well and run-ruled Comfort,” head coach Mitchel Etzel said. “We gave up several runs late working on different pitches, but Macalah Jenschke got the win and Camry Weinheimer homered.”

Wed
12
Mar

FHS girls soccer falls short of postseason


TAYLOR HUSFELD (1) tries to muscle her way to the ball past an Alamo Heights soccer opponent during a March 7 game. Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer came up short, falling to the Lady Mules, 4-0. — Standard-Radio Post

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer’s hopes for both a playoff berth and to continue head coach John Brock’s coaching career came to an end on March 7, when they lost their final District 54-4A contest at home to Alamo Heights in a shutout, 4-0.

The junior varsity team also lost to Alamo Heights, 6-0, to close out their season.

Brock is coaching his final year at Fredericksburg and plans to retire.

The varsity team’s final game of the season will be on Tuesday, March 18, on the road at Medina Valley. That game begins at 5 p.m.

Varsity

In their final district contest, the Billies fell to Alamo Heights 4-0 Friday.

An FHS win would have forced a playoff play-in game against Kerrville Tivy.

Fredericksburg is 9-12-1 on the season and 0-7-1 in district.

Of the five teams in district, only four advance to the playoffs. Those four will be Alamo Heights, Boerne Champion, Boerne and Tivy. 

Wed
12
Mar

FHS track earns sweep at Lampasas

Fredericksburg High School track completed a clean sweep on Friday, taking first place in all four divisions at the Lampasas Badger Relays.

“Our goal was to finish our first phase of the season on a positive note which we did perfectly,” head track coach Dan Aldrich said. “This was a great way to enter our spring break week and will help us set up phase two of our season as we begin to focus on our district meet in four weeks.”

After a four-day spring break, the Billies will resume their normal workout schedule tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, in advance of the 48th annual Carlin Wicker Fredericksburg Relays on Saturday, March 22.

The relays are tentatively scheduled to start with the 3200 meter run and field events at 9 a.m. followed by the running finals at 1:30 p.m.

Schools attending are Concordia High School, Lampasas, Marble Falls, Kerrville, St. Michaels, Medina Valley, Boerne Geneva, Burnet Girls and Fredericksburg.

Wed
12
Mar

FHS boys soccer falls short in bid for playoff berth

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

They may not have made the playoffs, but this year’s Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team can stand proud.

“The kids gave everything they had this year and I am proud to have gone through this season with them,” said FHS Coach Shannon Petsch.

The Billies finished District 54-4A play on Friday, March 8, with a win-loss-tie count of 1-7-0 and an overall season record of 5-12-2.

Fredericksburg closed out its loop contention Friday night with a 4-0 loss at Alamo Heights in San Antonio, and yet the Billies still have something to work toward in the next week.

“We will play one more game after Spring Break before our season is completely over,” Petsch said.

Wed
12
Mar

Fredericksburg netters win title at Clemens/Steele

By Lisa Treiber-Walter —

Proving they can dominate in unfamiliar territory, the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team ousted seven other schools to take the team trophy in their first appearance in the Clemens/Steele Spring Invitational over the weekend.

The Billie netters mustered 102 points overall to lead over North Crowley (85 points), Brandeis (79), Brownsville Hanna (71), San Marcos (70), Steele (67), Clemens (65) and Corpus Christi King (55).

Playing in less-than-tennis-like weather, with cold and wet windy conditions, the Fredericksburg’s girls’ doubles team of Grace Igarta and Myra Powell won their draw.

Next up, the squad will take a rest over Spring Break and most of the week after in order to prepare to host the Hill Country Championships on home courts Thursday through Saturday, March 20-22.

Wed
12
Mar

Fredericksburg baseball splits pair of district contests

Splitting their first two District 27-3A contests, the Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball team will travel to Navarro Friday for a 1 p.m. first pitch before heading to Wimberley Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Billies fell at home to Boerne last night 11-0 after defeating Canyon Lake 7-4 on March 5.

Boerne 11, FHS 0

Last night, the Billies fell at home to Boerne 11-0.

“We faced a very good Boerne team tonight and we just couldn't get anything going at the plate,” head coach Derrick Dietrich said. “We only struck out three times which was a positive. We have had trouble putting the ball in play in previous games. We were able to get the bat on the ball for the most part but couldn't get the hits when we needed them.” 

Wed
12
Mar

Longhorns finish second at San Saba tournament

By Danny Hirt —

Harper picked up two wins last weekend to capture second place in the varsity division of the San Saba baseball tournament.

In addition to that action, the Longhorns defeated Ingram 10-2 at home on Tuesday, March 4.

HHS will now host the San Antonio Homeschool Wolverines at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Eldorado on Friday in the district opener for both schools, starting at 3:30 p.m. (junior varsity plays at 1 p.m.). From there, the ’Horns continue in league action when they travel to Junction on Tuesday, March 18. The JVs start out at 5 p.m. with the varsity teams squaring off at 7 p.m.

San Saba tournament

After winning their first two games of the San Saba Tournament on Friday, the Longhorns dropped the championship game to Johnson City, 6-3, on Saturday.

Wed
12
Mar

Harper boys compete at Comfort meet

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s Losson Brooks grabbed first place in the 400-meter dash in the boys’ varsity division in a time of 53.15 at the Comfort track meet held last Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Longhorn JV boys took fifth place in the 4x400 meter relay, running the event in 4:48.66. Those taking part in the relay were Brandon Schlueter, Dylan Long, Andrew Azzarro and Gerardo Mujica.

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