Boys' soccer wins Smithson Valley consolation title

By Austin R. Eck


Fredericksburg High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team won the consolation bracket after finishing 2-1 at the Smithson Valley Tournament last week.

The Billies will play Uvalde at 7 p.m., Friday, in Fredericksburg.

On Thursday, Jan. 15, Fredericksburg opened tournament play against Dripping Springs. During regulation and overtime, neither team was able to find the back of the net.

Dripping Springs gained the edge in a shootout and won, 1-0.

In the second day of action, the Billies faced San Antonio MacArthur. FHS jumped out to a one-goal lead at the end of the first half. In the second half, the Billies tallied two insurance goals.

Sammy Studebaker’s shots found the back of the net twice, and Cesar Limon contributed a goal to the cause.

Goalkeeper Chris Daley blanked MacArthur, and the Billies won, 3-0.


Girls win loop opener 54-26

Landry Moffett (14) fights for position to grab a rebound after a free throw attempt against Bandera on Friday. The Fredericksburg High School Billies defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 54-26, to start district play. The Billies continue district action on Friday with a game against Lytle. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Austin R. Eck


Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball started its district schedule on the right foot Friday afternoon, defeating Bandera 54-26.

The Billies travelled to Hondo on Tuesday night. Full results of that game will be published in next week’s issue of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

The Battlin’ Billies continue district play with two home games against Boerne at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, and Lytle at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Friday’s affair against Bandera was played hours before the originally scheduled time due to impending inclement weather, but the change did not affect the Billies, who broke quick out of the gate.

In the first quarter, FHS outscored the Lady Bulldogs, 54-26, thanks to the nine turnovers the Billies forced.

“We made the game chaotic for Bandera,” coach Carrie Grona said.


Boys to open district play Friday night

Kyle Reeh swoops in for a scoop shot in between two defenders during the billies 58-57 home loss to San Antonio Central Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 6. FHS will open District 29-4A play Friday night at rival Boerne. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

District play and a date at rival Boerne looms Friday for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, who lost a pair of contests against top San Antonio schools in the last week.

On Monday, the Billies fell at San Antonio Antonian, 68-50, after dropping a heart-breaking 58-57 decision to San Antonio Central Catholic at home on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

The Billies will play at Boerne Friday night at 7:30 p.m., before hosting Lytle Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

“I am pleased with how we played in the pre-district season. Now we are back to 0-0,”   Fredericksburg head coach Tim Kaman said. “All that matters now is the 10 remaining games.  We have to take them one game at a time and try to take a step forward with each game.”


Harper athletes perform well in 2014

For Harper High School, 2014 had its ups and downs.

Harper sent both of its varsity cross country teams to the state meet, and the girls’ team managed a top-10 finish.

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Season-at-a-glance: The Longhorns successfully defended their district title last year after finishing 9-1 in District 27-1A.


After earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs, Harper fell to Thorndale, 60-39, in the area round.

Trailing 15-10 by the end of the opening quarter, Harper fell behind by nine points at halftime, 27-18, in losing 60-39 to Thorndale.

Although the Longhorns mounted something of a comeback in the third, their plans went awry in the final eight minutes when Thorndale outscored Harper by a 16-4 margin to secure the victory.


Boys' soccer splits pair at tourney

By Austin R. Eck


Track issues and inclement weather caused hiccups for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team, but it didn’t show in the first matches of the season.

FHS split its two matches on Friday, Jan. 9 in the Marble Falls tournament, and inclement weather prevented the team from playing on Saturday. On Monday, Jan. 12, the Billies lost to Medina Valley, 5-4.

Fredericksburg travels to Smithson Valley for a tournament from Thursday to Saturday. On Thursday, the team will play Dripping Springs first and either Smithson Valley or MacArthur to close out the day.

The Billies played playoff schools from last year in the first three matches of the year.

“Either way, it is going to be a lot of competition before we settle down with playing schools more our size,” Petsch said.

Though the win column may not indicate it, FHS is improving.


Ladyhorns earn 50-42 victory at Junction

By Danny Hirt


Harper High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team opened the District 27-2A Division I portion of the 2014-15 season with 50-42 victory at Junction on Friday.

Due to publication deadlines, results of Tuesday’s game at Mason were not available at this week’s newspaper deadline.

HHS continues its run through league competition Friday, Jan. 16, by hosting Center Point in a 6:15 p.m. contest. The two schools’ junior varsities will square off at 5 p.m.

The Ladyhorns will then travel to Johnson City on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for a 6:15 p.m. game with the Lady Eagles. The JV teams will meet at 4 p.m.


Harper 50, Junction 42

Macie Lumpkins netted 20 points for Harper and helped the Ladyhorns stave off a second half comeback bit by host Junction to earn a 50-42 win Friday evening.

Also contributing double figures for HHS was Logan White who collected 13 points.


Girls' soccer opens season with win, loss


Poor weather conditions washed away two regular season games for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ soccer team, who finished 1-1 in an abbreviated Marble Falls tournament, Friday.

Saturday play was cancelled due to icy conditions, though the FHS girls were able to face host Marble Falls in a 4-0 loss and San Antonio Cole in a 1-0 win Friday.

Junior varsity play at Our Lady of the Hills Saturday morning was also canceled due to weather.

Fredericksburg will travel to Austin Crockett today, Wednesday, Jan. 14, with freshmen to play at 4 p.m., followed by JV at 5:30 p.m. and varsity play at 7:15 p.m. FHS will then play in the Edgewood Tournament Thursday through Saturday.

At the Marble Falls tournament, FHS head coach Logan Minshew said his team “had many moments of good play” against the hosting Mustangs in a 4-0 loss.


Harper boys open district Friday

It was another game in the win column for the Harper High School varsity boys’ basketball team during the past week as the Longhorns dominated host La Pryor, 58-38, on Friday evening.

Due to early publication deadlines, the results of tonight’s home game with Heritage School were not known by press time.

The Longhorns (16-4) will open the District 27-2A-D1 part of their schedule Friday when they host Center Point, followed by a road trip to Johnson City on Tuesday. Both games will tip off at 7:45 p.m.

In addition, a junior varsity game will precede each game at 5 p.m.


Harper 58, La Pryor 38

Carson McKnight sank four three-point goals on his way to a 19-point evening as he and the Longhorns topped La Pryor, 58-38, on the road Friday.


FHS boys' basketball splits four at Roundball Reunion tourney

By Matt Ward

District 29-4A play is just around the corner for the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team, who hosted San Antonio Central Catholic last night and will travel to Antonian Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Results from last night’s contest were unavailable as of press time.

The Billies, who went 2-2 at their annual Roundball Reunion tournament last week, will open district play at rival Boerne, Jan. 16.

Kyle Reeh, Brian Watson and Mark Rodriguez were named to the all-tournament team.

Fort Bend 57, FHS 39

After defeating Ingram, 72-35, in their tournament opener Dec. 29, the Billies fell to Fort Bend Christian Academy, 57-39, in the second game of the day.

“As hot as we were in the morning game, we came out in this second game bone chilling cold,” head coach Tim Kaman said. “We could not hit a bull in the butt with a base fiddle!”


FHS girls' basketball falls to Liberty Hill

By Austin R. Eck

Fredericksburg High School’s varsity girls’ basketball team was looking to build of momentum it gained in a tournament in Lampasas in its final pre-district game of the year.

FHS hosted Liberty Hill Monday night to end pre-district play, but lost, 53-40.

Next for the Billies is a home game against Bandera at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9. On Tuesday, Jan. 13, FHS travels to Hondo for a 7 p.m. game.

Against Liberty Hill, Fredericksburg broke slow out of the gates. FHS tallied only 12 points by the end of the first half, and the Lady Panthers opened up a 17-point lead.  

Fredericksburg found its stride in the second half, but it failed to make a significant dent in the lead.

Before Monday night’s game, the Billies won the last two games of the Lampasas Holiday Tournament. On the second day of games, FHS beat Austin Akins and Llano.


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