Girls split pair of hoops contests

Splitting a pair of games over the past week, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team will be playing at home on Friday, Dec. 13, for the first time in a month.

In Lago Vista on Tuesday night, the FHS varsity squad came out on top, 56-14.

Playing in Kerrville on Tuesday, Nov. 26, before taking a break for the holidays, the varsity lost to Tivy, 46-32.

The varsity is off this week before getting back on the courts on Friday, Dec. 13, when they host New Braunfels Canyon in the FHS Gym in a 7 p.m. game.

They will be back at home on Monday, Dec. 16, when they host Burnet in a 6:30 p.m. game.


Harper to host basketball tournament

Harper High School will host its annual invitational basketball tournament Thursday through Saturday, featuring a combined total of 11 teams in the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

The host Ladyhorns will open the action against Utopia Thursday at 9 a.m. in the main gymnasium (the one near the football stadium).

From there, the Harper boys will take on Comfort at 10:30 a.m., also in the main gym.

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Harper girls improve to 6-0 on season

Following the recent Thanksgiving break, the Harper High School Ladyhorn varsity basketball team picked up its sixth win in as many starts Tuesday night by downing Utopia on the road, 54-42.

Prior to the Thanksgiving break, the girls toppled host San Saba 48-43 on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

HHS continues its hoops season Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7 by hosting its own tournament (see separate story in this week’s Standard-Radio Post for schedules.)

From there, the Ladyhorns host Leakey on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:15 p.m. The junior varsity teams will square off at 5 p.m.

Harper 54, Utopia 42

Sarah Whitten poured in 23 points to help the Ladyhorns remain unbeaten after their first six starts by downing Utopia 54-42 on the road Tuesday evening.

Whitten also led her team in the steals department with 10 thefts.

Tara Beyer supplied a team-high seven rebounds.


Harper boys defeat Utopia 71-31

By Danny Hirt


With their annual tournament looming on the horizon, the Harper Longhorns boys basketball team defeated Utopia on the road Tuesday night by a score of 71-31.

Jayden Baumann topped the scoring chart for Harper with 17 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Brayden Hagendorf added another 16, with Gus Sagraves contributing 13 more.

Tournament play will begin Thursday morning when the Longhorns take on Comfort at 10:30 a.m. in the new gymnasium. From there, Harper will face Sonora at 7:30 p.m. on the same day, then tangle with Leakey at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

For the remainder of the tournament schedule, look for the related story elsewhere in today’s edition of the Standard-Radio Post.


Harper 71, Utopia 31

The ’Horns took a 19-10 lead by the end of the opening period, then expanded that to 10 points (33-23) by halftime.


Billies fall in area round 19-7

CAN I GET UP NOW? — Kyle Reeh is pinned to the turf while looking to confirm a catch with an official Friday evening during the Billies’ 19-7 area round playoff loss to Gonzales at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park. FHS ends the season with a 10-2 record and a District 27-3A championship. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —


Perhaps the most successful season in nearly 30 years came to an end Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team fell to Gonzales 19-7 in the area playoffs under frigid conditions at John Gupton Stadium in Cedar Park.

Freezing temperatures, wet field conditions and a talented Apache defense made life difficult for the high-powered Fredericksburg offense, which was held to 28 points less than the 35.36 points per game the Billies averaged in their previous 11 contests.

“I’m just very disappointed for these kids. They wanted this one bad,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said. “We just couldn’t get focused on what we needed to do tonight. They played their guts out. We had a great second half and we had our chances. I’m not saying they’re more talented than us; they were more talented Friday night than we were.”


Boys fall to Marble Falls 69-61

Three Billies scored in double figures as the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team dropped its second straight contest to open the regular season, falling at home to Marble Falls, 69-61, Monday night.

Fredericksburg was to have played at Medina Valley Tuesday evening. Due to an early press time for the Thanksgiving holiday, results from the contest were not available prior to publication. Coverage of the Billies’ game against the Panthers will be included in next week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

After getting Friday off for Thanksgiving, the Billies will host Uvalde Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Clayton Braden scored 12 points, Kyle Reeh scored 11 and Austin Rodriguez scored 10 points in Monday’s loss to Marble Falls.


FHS girls finish 2-2 at Marble Falls tourney

It has been a busy week for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

The FHS varsity squad was in Marble Falls Thursday through Saturday for the American Bank of Texas Tournament, on the road to Liberty Hill on Monday night and back on the road to Kerrville on Tuesday night, Nov. 26, for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Playing Liberty Hill on Monday, the Billies came up short, 55-47.

At the tournament, the varsity girls went 2-2, defeating New Braunfels, 55-48, and Flour Bluff, 43-31, while falling to San Antonio O’Connor, 62-54, and Vista Ridge, 70-48.

After a short break for the Thanksgiving holidays, the FHS varsity squad will be on the road to Lago Vista on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:30 p.m. game.


Liberty Hill 55, FHS 47

Monday, Nov. 25


Harper girls win fourth hoops contest

The girls’ varsity basketball team from Harper High School picked its fourth win of the young basketball season, topping John Paul II Catholic High School in the HHS gymnasium Friday evening.

Harper will travel to Utopia on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for a 6:15 p.m. contest. The schools’ junior varsity squads will play at 5 p.m.

From there, the Ladyhorns will host their own hoops tournament Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7.


Harper 58, John Paul II 37

With three players hitting double-digit scoring on the night, the Ladyhorns used a 22-point second period to break open a close game on their way to a 58-37 home victory.

Sarah Whitten connected for 17 points on the night, followed by another 12 from Taylor Reid and 11 more from Macie Lumpkins.

Whitten, who collected four steals on the night, also pulled down seven rebounds, as did Lumpkins.


Eagles advance to state semifinals

By Danny Hirt —


For the ninth time in the school’s 10-year history of TAPPS six-man football, Heritage School will be heading to the semifinal round of the state Division II playoffs, thanks to a 56-0 thumping of Brownwood Victory Life School Saturday on the field at Cherokee High School.

The Eagles will now play the winner of the Granbury North Central Texas Academy versus Lubbock Kingdom Preparatory Academy contest in a game that was rescheduled until earlier this week due to last weekend’s inclement weather.

The results of that contest, the date and the location of the semifinal game were not known at this week’s early press deadline.

On the other side of the brackets, two teams from District 4 (the same league that contains Heritage) — San Antonio Castle Hills and Seguin Lifegate — will face off for a bid to the championship slated for Dec. 7 at Zephyr High School.


Heritage girls defeat Ingram 41-39

A 41-39 overtime victory at home against Ingram highlighted the past week for the Heritage School girls’ varsity basketball team.

The game was played in the gymnasium at First Baptist Church.

The Lady Eagles will next play Grace Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Kerrville. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.


Lady Eagles top Ingram

Kami Jones blistered the nets for 30 points to lead Heritage past visiting Ingram High School last Friday by a score of 41-39 in overtime.

Also scoring points for the Lady Eagles were Abby Sauer (with eight), Jamie Hoermann (two) and Claire Pedregon (one).

In addition, Jones topped her team in assists (with two), steals (nine) and rebounds (eight).


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