Sports

Wed
29
Oct

FHS varsity runners advance to Region IV-4A meet Saturday

By Austin R. Eck

After a long season of preparing for the district meet, both Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams advanced to from their district meets to the regional meets.

Both varsity teams finished in third place at the District 29-4A Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Bandera, good enough to secure Fredericksburg would advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Only the top three teams, advance to the Region IV-4A Meet in San Antonio this Saturday at the National Shooting Complex.

Races begin at 11 a.m. for the varsity girls and the boys at 11:20 a.m. Award ceremonies are set for 12:10 p.m. for the girls and 12:30 p.m. for the boys.

The Billies have competed on the course already this year during the Six Flags Fiesta Texas Ricardo Romo Cross Country Classic and hope experience on the course will give them a leg up on the competition.

Wed
29
Oct

Heritage Eagles soar on Flight Night

By Danny Hirt

Junior running back Jonathan Tucker score four times as the Heritage Eagles defeated San Antonio FEAST’s (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas) junior varsity squad by a 45-0 margin at Friday’s “Flight Night” festivities.

Heritage’s original opponent, San Antonio New Life, was forced to forfeit the game due to a lack of players.

The game was ended under the “45-point” mercy rule when Tucker carried the ball across the goal line from the Patriots’ 16.

The Eagles (3-0, 7-3) will take a break from their schedule this Friday night, waiting for their season finale at home against Selma Believers on Nov. 7. That contest kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Heritage 45, SA FEAST JV 0

A stingy Eagle defense allowed FEAST only 73 yards of total offense, with 57 of those coming on 29 rushing plays. Heritage also recovered three of the Patriots’ five fumbles.

Wed
29
Oct

Heritage cheerleaders take second in TAPPS competition

By Danny Hirt

The cheerleading team from Heritage School captured second place in the recent TAPPS 1A, 2A and 3A combined competition held in Waco, Oct 6-7.

Due to injuries, only 12 of the squad’s 14 members were able to participate in the event. However, one of the injured girls was able to take the role of the Eagles’ mascot, Talon.

Other schools competing in Heritage’s division included Boerne Geneva, Dallas The Westwood, Denton Calvary, Dallas First Baptist, and Wichita Falls Notre Dame.

Two Heritage cheerleaders — Savannah Sikes and Molly Platt — were named to the All-Star Cheer Teams’ first and honorable mention squads, respectively.

Wed
29
Oct

Lady Eagles win regular volleyball season finale

By Danny Hirt

The Heritage Lady Eagles closed out their regular season Tuesday evening with a three-game sweep of visiting UIL opponent Sonora.

After winning the first two contests by scores of 25-12 and 25-11, Heritage came back from an 11-22 deficit in game three to take a 30-28 victory, thus winning the match.

After drawing a first-round bye for finishing second in their district, the Lady Eagles (19-14 overall, 4-2 district) enter the TAPPS playoffs Friday at noon when they travel to Wichita Falls Notre Dame to take on Lubbock All Saints School. A win then would propel Heritage to the regional round on Saturday at 11 a.m. also at WFND.

Lady Eagles beat Sonora

Heritage rallied back from as many as 11 points (11-22) in set three to win by a 30-28 score.

Wed
29
Oct

Longhorns earn big homecoming football victory

Jayden Baumann scored a pair of rushing touchdowns to help Harper High School’s varsity football team defeat Center Point 21-7 on Homecoming night.

The win broke a five-game losing streak by the Longhorns (1-3, 3-5) and brought them out of the cellar in the District 14-2A Division I standings.

Harper stays busy in league action this Friday as it travels to Junction for a 7:30 p.m. encounter. The Longhorns close out the regular season on Nov. 7 by hosting the Brackett Tigers.

Other league scores showed district leader Mason crunching visiting Brackett by a 59-0 margin, and Junction topping Sabinal 13-6.

Johnson City, unbeaten in league play, observed an open date this past Friday. The Eagles will host Mason this Friday in what amounts to the district’s championship contest.

Harper 21, Center Point 7

Wed
29
Oct

Ladyhorns volleyball unbeaten in district; heading to bi-district playoffs

By Danny Hirt

Harper capped a perfect volleyball district season by defeating Utopia on the road Tuesday in three games — 25-15, 25-17, 25-18.

The Ladyhorns (12-0 in league play, 24-8 overall) will enter 2A Region IV area action next week by playing the winner of the Weimar versus Burton bi-district contest.

 HHS is currently ranked 18th in the weekly Texas Girls Coaches Association poll for 2A volleyball teams.

Harper defeat Utopia

The Ladyhorns kept the pressure turned up all night as they took three games at Utopia.

Courtney Ahrns and Brianna Way were Harper's top diggers with 15 apiece, while Macie Lumpkins added another 11.

Ahrns also recorded 10 kills.

 

Wed
29
Oct

Harper cross country succeeds at district

By Danny Hirt

Five cross country teams from Harper High School — including both varsity girls’ and boys’ squads — captured first place titles at Wednesday's district meet held at San Saba.

With the victories, the two Harper varsity squads will now take part in the UIL Region IV-2A competition slated for Saturday at the National Shooting Complex, 2 Gass Road, in San Antonio.

The girls will start at 12:45 p.m., while the boys go at 1:10 p.m.

In addition to varsity wins at district, the junior varsity boys and the eighth grade girls and boys squads also earned first place honors, while the girls' JV group finished in second place.

Two varsity girls — Payton Reid and Rachel Maner — finished their two-mile race in second and fourth places, respectively, while Drew Stracke and Micah Middleton took second and third, respectively, in the boys' varsity competition.

Wed
29
Oct

Guynes, Freberg win 2014 FLGA championship

The Fredericksburg Ladies’ Golf Association held its 2014 Championship Friday-Saturday with Janie Guynes taking the top prize.

The event was played at the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course.

Guynes shot a 71 the first day and a 76 the second day for a 147. Her score earned her Low Gross Champion honors.

Diane Henry’s 149 score earned her Second Gross honors. She shot a 77 the first day and a 72 the second day.

Pauline Freberg of Denver was the Low Net Champion with a score of 158. She shot an 80 the first day and a 78 the second day.

Net score is a golfer’s score after handicap strokes have been deducted. With gross score, there is no handicap.

Stephanie Dukes earned Second Net. She shot a 100 the first day and 91 the second day for a 191 total.

Other golfer results were:

Laurie Mayfield, who shot a 90 and an 83 for a 173 total.

Donna Henke, who shot an 84 and 91 for a 175.

Wed
22
Oct

District champs – Billies win first volleyball title in school history


Senior Kiersten Kott stretches out for a dig as Payton Robertson looks on during the Billies' three-set sweep of Hondo Friday evening. Fredericksburg's five-set victory at Boerne Tuesday clinched FHS its first district volleyball title in school history. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

For the first time in school history, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team stands alone atop their district.

With a hotly contested, five-set victory at rival Boerne Tuesday evening, the Billies clinched the District 29-4A championship for the first volleyball title in school history.

“What an unbelievable high school volleyball match. The first district championship will certainly be one we will never forget,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “This accomplishment is not just about this team. It’s about every team and every kid that came through our program before this season. We’ve been blessed to coach some great kids here, great role models to the younger kids about what it takes to be competitive, committed student athletes. This is not something that just happened last night. It’s been a journey and a process.” 

Wed
22
Oct

FHS volleyball standout returns home


Brittany Henke takes advantage of a timeout during a recent Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade volleyball game to stratagize and talk to her players. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Austin R. Eck

With Billie volleyball earning its first district championship with last night’s win over Boerne, members of the team have cemented a spot in Fredericksburg High School history.

The volleyball program this year welcomed a familiar face back, who also her place in FHS athletics’ history, into fold.

New Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade “A” coach Brittany Henke (then Brittany Herbort) was a key member of the 2007 FHS volleyball team, the first Fredericksburg volleyball team to compete in the playoffs.

Making the playoffs in 2007 began as goal in the preseason.

“We talked years and years about being the first team to put a playoff banner in the gym,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “Every team before that set the playoffs as a goal.  The 2007 team accomplished it.”

As the season progressed, the playoff berth became more likely.

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