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10
Oct

Billies beat Bandera 34-20 for 1-0 start in district play

Cole Bourgeois runs down the sidelines to escape Bandera's defenders in Fredericksburg High School varsity football's 34-20 win over the Bulldogs in the first District 14-4A DI game of the season. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

Good teams find ways to win and that’s exactly what the Billies did against Bandera Friday night.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (5-1, 1-0) fought turnovers and penalties to beat the Bandera Bulldogs (2-4, 0-1) 34-20 in the District 14-4A DI opener Friday night in Bandera.

The Billies committed eight penalties for 85 yards, including two calls that erased touchdowns, and turned the ball over twice on offense.

Bandera tied Fredericksburg with a 76-yard screen pass from Utah Hicks to Calvin Starnes to make it a 20-20 game with 2:30 remaining.

On the following drive, Kyle Reeh threw his second interception of the game, this time to Bandera defensive back Tryston Butler, which gave Bandera the football at the Bulldogs’ 36-yard line.

Hicks fumbled the ball on the next play to give Fredericksburg another shot at icing the game.

Wed
07
Oct

Bandera waits for high-flying Billies

Running back Cole Bourgeois (14) and the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team jump into District 14-4A DI play on Friday, Oct. 9, against the Bandera Bulldogs. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Bandera. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

By Joshua McKinney —

The Billies return to play a familiar opponent this week after a bye week and riding high with the win over state-ranked La Grange.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (4-1, 0-0) faces off against area rival Bandera Bulldogs (2-3, 0-0) in both schools’ District 14-4A DI opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Bandera.

 The off week allowed Fredericksburg some much-needed rest and also gave them a chance to savor the 41-22 victory over then-fifth-ranked 4A team La Grange on Sept. 26.

“We got to enjoy the aura of the La Grange win a little bit, which you normally don’t get to do,” said Coach Lance Moffett. “Normally you get to enjoy the win on Friday night and by lunch time on Saturday, you put it in the can and move on to the next one. So it was nice for the kids to bask in that for a couple of days longer than normal.”

Wed
07
Oct

Billies knock out Boerne in five

Fredericksburg High School head volleyball coach Jason Roemer called Friday night’s District 29-4A win over Boerne “a tale of two matches.”

“I’m speechless,” Roemer said. “For the fifth year in a row, we win a five-set match at Boerne High. It was truly a tale of two matches. After being down two sets to none, somehow we found a spark and would not be denied.”

“I can’t find words to describe how hard it is to play in that gym,” Roemer said. “With both football teams being off this week, the intensity and the electricity in the gym was off the charts.”

He estimated that there had to be close to 1,000 people in the gym with over 300 students in their student section.

“Our students were awesome,” he said. “We had over 100 and they battled with us the whole night. I’m very proud of the effort it took from our whole Billie family tonight, and our student section was a big part of it.”

Wed
07
Oct

Netters to face Bandera in loop finale Thursday

By Joshua McKinney —

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis capped a busy week with three weekend wins.

The Billies (18-2, 3-0) played four matches in five days, beginning with a tough road loss against 6A powerhouse New Braunfels, 10-1 (15-2), on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Fredericksburg bounced back to beat Kerrville Tivy, 10-0 (16-3), at Kerrville on Friday, Oct. 2, and also won against Leander Rouse, 10-0 (17-2), and San Antonio Brandeis, 10-1 (16-3), at home on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Coach Randall King thinks FHS gets better each week while maintaining focus on finishing the District 29-4A schedule undefeated and playing in the Region IV team tennis tournament at the end of October.

“I think we continue to improve and gel,” King said. “Nothing in this world is a given. We must continue to put in the effort to get better and reach the goal of a state championship at the end of the season.”

Wed
07
Oct

Battlin' Billie swimmers open their second season

Elianna Ivers pushes hard during the 50 yard backstroke at a recent meet in San Antonio. Ivers placed second out of 80 swimmers. — Submitted photo

The Fredericksburg High School Battlin’ Billie swim team opened their second season Saturday, Sept. 26, at the AAHSSL Spring Invitational in San Antonio. 

The swimming Billies did well in their season opener, the girls’ team placed third out of 14 teams while the boys finished 10th.

Some of the top individual finishers were: Katie Habecker who placed first in the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke races, Elianna Ivers took second in the 50 yard backstroke, Will Shepard finished fifth in the 100 yard butterfly and Trent Bullion took fifth in the 100 yard breaststroke race. 

Swim coach Lisa Bullion was happy with the way her team performed.

“I’m very impressed with the level of dedication these swimmers are exhibiting this early in the season,” Bullion said. “Both the boys’ and girls’ teams raced like champions.”

The invitational was a swim-only meet, but the team has a diver for future meets.

Wed
07
Oct

Punchers knock out Harper, homecoming next for 'Horns

By Danny Hirt —

The Harper Longhorns took it on the chin, 50-10, Friday night as they lost a District 14-2A football game at always powerful Mason.

The ’Horns (0-1 district, 0-6 overall) held a brief 3-0 lead in the early moments of the game thanks to a Drew Stracke 24-yard field goal. But the host Punchers set the tone for the rest of the contest by reeling off 20 unanswered points in the remainder of the opening stanza.

Harper will try to restart the season Friday when they host league opponent Sabinal at 7:30 p.m. in the annual Homecoming game in Longhorn Stadium.

In other district games scheduled for Friday, Mason is traveling to Center Point, while Junction will entertain Johnson City.

Brackett, meanwhile, will take the night off.

Mason 50, Harper 10

(Friday, Oct. 2)

Wed
07
Oct

Ladyhorns still in command in District 27-2A volleyball

By Danny Hirt —

Harper strengthened its position atop the district volleyball standings by winning two more matches during the past week.

After besting Center Point in three games by identical 25-15 scores on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Ladyhorns captured a 25-3, 25-13, 25-13 decision over Utopia on Friday.

Both contests were played in the Harper ISD gymnasium.

The Ladyhorns (6-0, 23-8) continue their league action when they entertain Medina at 5 p.m. on Friday (in conjunction with other Homecoming activities), then host Leakey on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Results of last night’s match at Junction were not known by this week’s publication deadline.

Harper defeats Utopia

Friday, Oct. 1

(25-3, 25-13, 25-13)

The Ladyhorns blew past visiting Utopia, 25-3, in the opening set on their way to a 3-0 victory Friday night.

Wed
07
Oct

Harper girls finish fourth at Comfort CC meet Saturday

By Danny Hirt —

Runners from Harper High School’s various cross country squads earned two fourth place finishes and a 12th place in Saturday’s meet held in Comfort.

The varsity girls took fourth as did the eighth grade boys, while the varsity boys finished 12th.

Leading the girls were Lindsey Talavera and Delanie Dunning who finished the two-mile course in 17th and 18th places with identical times of 13:16.

Austin Boerner topped the varsity boys with a time of 19:59, good enough for the 21st position in the 5,300-meter event.

Finishing in ninth place for the Harper eighth grade boys’ team was Evan Hill who finished the two-mile course in 12:24.

Other squads competing for Harper included boys’ junior varsity and seventh grade, and girls’ eighth and seventh grades.

The next scheduled meet for Harper is a triangular event set for Monday at HHS.

Wed
07
Oct

Rochelle rocks Heritage 80-30 in Eagle home loss

Bryce Kitzmiller (18) returns a kickoff against Rochelle and tries to elude a tackler early in the third quarter in the Eagles’ Oct. 2 home game. Rochelle won the six-man football contest, 80-30. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Danny Hirt —

The Heritage School Eagles suffered an 80-30 loss at the hands of visiting Rochelle Friday night in six-man football action.

But Heritage will have little time to dwell on the past when it opens the District 3, Division III season Friday when Seguin Lifegate comes to town.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Rochelle 80, Heritage 30

 (Friday, Oct. 2)

Apparently, it was “Marty Flores Night” when Heritage School hosted Rochelle High School, Friday night.

The consummate player compiled 454 yards of offense — 274 on the ground from 19 rushes and 180 more while completing eight-of-nine passes.

Unfortunately, Flores doesn’t play for the home-standing Eagles, but rather, for the UIL’s fifth ranked Division I six-man football Rochelle, a school that crushed Heritage, 80-30, on Friday.

Wed
07
Oct

Lady Eagles earn emotional win over San Marcos Hill Country

By Danny Hirt —

An emotional victory over district rival San Marcos Hill Country Christian Academy on Thursday has given a boost to Heritage School’s chances of winning a league championship in TAPPS varsity volleyball action.

The Lady Eagles topped San Marcos, 3-2, by scores of 25-16, 15-25, 20-25, 26-24 and 15-12 in the match held in the gymnasium at Fredericksburg First Baptist Church.

Heritage (11-9 overall, 2-1 district) will try to keep the good luck flowing when it travels to Seguin Lifegate on Thursday, Oct. 15, for a 6 p.m. match-up.

The results from last night’s match at San Angelo Cornerstone were not known by this week’s deadline.

Heritage outlasts

San Marcos Hill Country

Thursday, Oct. 1

(25-16, 15-25, 20-25, 26-24, 15-12)

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