Sports

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Billie boys' soccer team advances to regional quarterfinal round

By Scott Allen

 

Winning in the area round of the District 28-4A playoffs against Salado, the Fredericksburg High School boys’ varsity soccer team faced Giddings at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 in the regional quarterfinal in Wimberley. 

Scores were not available as of press time, but Head Coach Shannon Petsch said the Billies face a tough opponent.

“Giddings is going to be a challenge,” Petsch said. “They have scored over 120 goals this year and allowed only 18. We have to be on our game if we are going to have a chance of beating them.”

On Friday, April 1, the Billies pushed past Salado, 3-1, in the area round of the playoffs.

“The players played really aggressive against Salado on Friday and played like they really wanted to win,” Petsch said. “We scored two in the first half while holding them to zero. The second half, we kept the pressure on and scored our third goal.”

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06
Apr

Billies compete at Bandera, finish third in standings

Facing “quality competition,” the Fredericksburg High School varsity and junior varsity boys’ track teams both finished in the top three in the standings at the Bandera Bulldog Late Season Relays on Saturday.

“Both the JV and varsity performed very well against some quality competition,” Coach Shane Willis said.

Twenty-five teams competed at the meet where the varsity boys finished third and the JV boys were second.

“The Bandera meet was set up a little different than we are used to, with prelims in the running events happening in the morning and then the finals run in the afternoon,” Willis said, “I was pleased with the way the boys handled the extra races.”

“Our conditioning was put to the test this track meet and we definitely passed the test,” the coach said.

And after competing in the last full track meet of the season, the Billies will now compete in the AJ Loth Dual Relays with Kerrville Tivy High School tomorrow, Thursday, April 7.

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Apr

FHS track teams to host dual meet here Thursday

Fredericksburg High School girls’ and boys’ track teams will hosting the AJ Loth Dual Meet against Kerrville tomorrow, Thursday, April 7.

The meet will be held at FHS Stadium, and events are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

“It is a very casual dual that will have official results, but will be treated like a practice as we get ready for district the following week,” explained Coach Dan Aldrich.

He said that all 17 events will be contested with a girls’ division and a boys’ division.

The public is welcome to attend, but there will not be an announcer and events will be on a rolling schedule as the coaches will decide the flow of the meet based on the recovery needed for the kids.

Tentatively, the dual meet is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. with the 3200 meter runs.

 

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06
Apr

Girls' team scores 83 points at Bandera Relays for third place

Competing in the last full meet of the season before the district meet, the Fredericksburg High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ track teams were in Bandera on Saturday for the Bulldog Late Season Track Meet.

Coach Dan Aldrich said that there were many teams at the meet and both prelims and finals were held in the running events.

“It was a great opportunity to get a look at many girls in events since some of our top athletes were participating in the Texas Relays and did not get to travel to Bandera to participate in their normal events,” Aldrich said.

(More on the Texas Relays can be found in a separate article.)

He noted that almost everyone in the district was there competing with the exception of Boerne who the Billies won’t see until district in one more week.

This week, Fredericksburg is hosting the AJ Loth Dual Meet with Kerrville starting at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 7, in the FHS Stadium.

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06
Apr

FHS softball in three-way tie for second after loss

                 

Coming off back-to-back losses in the first half the District 29-4A schedule, the Fredericksburg High School varsity softball team is starting the second half of district in a three-way tie for second.

An unexpected two-hour bus ride to Devine on Friday, after better than two inches of rain left local fields too soggy to play on, made the Billies sluggish and out of sorts in the team’s 8-1 loss to the Warhorses.

“I’m sure the quick change of location had something to do with it; the girls were not prepared for a two-hour bus ride that day,” said Coach Travis Hejl. “But we still need to be able to roll with the punches and play regardless of the circumstances.”

He said, district is still wide open, with an undefeated Lytle High School team sitting atop the standings and FHS, Bandera and Devine sitting at 3-2.

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06
Apr

Eagles find success at Comfort meet

By Danny Hirt

 

In addition to a basketful of silver and bronze medals, Heritage School’s various track teams also earned a pair of gold awards at last week’s Comfort Relays.

Jackson Shaver topped all other competitors in the varsity boys’ long jump event to capture first place with a distance of 20’6.5”.

Meanwhile, Celia Ashley took first in the eighth grade girls’ 400-meter dash in a time of 1:07.41, a personal best.

Up next for Heritage’s squads is a meet Saturday at Florence High School.

 

Comfort Track Meet

Heritage varsity girls

Thursday, March 31

Shot put: 3. Lindsey Pressler, 31’8.5”.

Discus: 4. Pressler, 98’1”.

Pole vault: 2. Jamie Hoermann, 8’0”.

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Apr

FHS girls compete at Texas Relays

A group from the Fredericksburg High School girls’ track team competed in the 2016 Texas Relays in Austin on Friday and Saturday.

“Performing at the two-day meet is exactly what these girls needed to prepare for district in two weeks,” Coach Dan Aldrich said. “Running against the best in the state will help us reach our goals of running our best in a few weeks.”

Chase Whiting finished eighth overall in the 100 hurdles with a final time of 15.44. She qualified for the finals with a 15.19 in the prelims.

Lauren Smith qualified in the pole vault and cleared 10’4” to finish 19th.

The girls’ 4x400 meter relay team of Molly Pluenneke, Bethany Kendrick, Emily Myers and Whiting set a new season best time of 4:10.66 to finish 13th out of 60 teams.

 

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06
Apr

FHS baseball falls to Devine

By Richard Zowie

 

Ryan Segner, pitcher for Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball, threw a no-hitter for 4.67 innings during the team’s April 1 game at Devine.

Holding Devine hitless wasn’t enough as the Warhorses defeated Fredericksburg, 4-1.

Devine pitcher Dillon Ricord pitched a gem of his own, giving up two hits, one earned run and a walk while striking out 11.

“Ricord is a competitor,” said FHS Coach Derrick Dietrich. “He did a great job of keeping our hitters off balance. He threw his breaking balls early in counts and when he was behind in counts. And he could throw them for strikes. Our hitters have to do a better job of ‘not missing’ their pitch. A hitter may only get one good pitch to hit per at-bat. The good ones take advantage of that one pitch more times than not. We just didn’t figure him out.”

Segner allowed only one earned run but also gave up six walks while striking out seven.

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06
Apr

Harper Horns' baseball picks up two more district wins

By Danny Hirt

The Harper High School varsity baseball team picked up two district victories during the past week, first topping Ozona, 8-4, on the road on March 29, then shredding Mason Friday by a 15-1 margin at home on April 1.

The season continues for the Longhorns when they entertain Center Point Friday, starting at 6 p.m. From there, HHS travels to Eldorado on Tuesday, April 12, for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

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

 

Harper 15, Mason 1

 (Friday, April 1)

The host Longhorns used 19 hits to pick up a 15-1 decision over Mason in a game Friday, April 1, that was called after four-and-a-half innings under the mercy run rule.

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06
Apr

Ladyhorns maintain top spot in district softball standings

By Danny Hirt

 

After running the table in the first half of the district softball season, Harper High School will hope to continue its good fortune Friday when Brackett comes to town for a 6 p.m. game, followed by Tuesday’s trip to D’Hanis for a contest that also starts at 6 p.m.

The Ladyhorns pulled off a 7-0 winning streak to put themselves in first place in the league standings. The most recent victories include the 11-7 win over Sabinal on March 29 and Friday’s monstrous 21-0 triumph over La Pryor. Both games were played on the Harper diamond.

The final score from last night’s contest at Johnson City was not available by this week’s press deadline.

Harper 21, La Pryor 0

(Friday, April 1)

Ladyhorn pitcher Julia Mauldin faced one more than the minimum number of batters as Harper picked apart La Pryor 21-0 in District 29 2A action on Friday.

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