Sports

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Oct

Newspapers help build a community

Allow us a moment to indulge our readers for National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11). This year’s theme is “Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities.”

America’s small towns are special places. There is a sense of home, an open invitation to get involved and a sense that getting to know neighbors is a blessing.

It takes effort to foster a sense of community, whether it was the close-knit German families who settled this area, or those today who continue to band together to build a stronger town for our roughly 11,000 residents.

As Keith Anderson, director of news for ECM Publishers in Minnesota wrote, that doesn’t happen without an investment from people who care. And that can be difficult without a unifying bond — a connection to one another for the sharing of ideas, a place for constructive criticism, an examination of difficult topics, a sharing of victories and accomplishments, and a remembering of those who came before.

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08
Oct

Billies dominate rival Boerne in three-set sweep Friday night


Freshman Aubrey Sultemeier rises up for a block against the Greyhounds. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

Records and rankings were tossed aside Friday night as the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team went point for point with their District 29-4A rival Boerne in a three set sweep of the Greyhounds 25-21, 25-22, 25-16.

Last night, the Billies, ranked eighth in Class 4A, dispatched Lytle in three sets 25-10, 25-10, 25-12.

FHS will travel to Devine Friday night for a 4:30 p.m. contest to end the first round of district play before hosting Bandera Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for Parents’ Night.

 

Rivalry win over Boerne

Packed stands on both sides of Fredericksburg High School gymnasium saw the Billies outlast the Greyhounds in three highly competitive sets to pull out a 25-21, 25-22, 25-16 victory.

Wed
08
Oct

Registration starts for Dr Pepper tournament

 

Registration for the 2014 Dr Pepper Classic Open Tennis Tournament is underway.

The tennis tournament, which is sponsored by Dr Pepper and the Fredericksburg Tennis Association (FTA), is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at tennis courts at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and at Fredericksburg High School/H-E-B Courts.

Registration ends on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Players can register online at http://www.playtennisfredericksburgtx.com. Alternatively, interested players can print the registration form, fill it out and mail it to FTA, c/o Randall King, 432 Lady Bird Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

The registration fee is $20 and can be paid with PayPal or by mailing a check after completing the registration form online. The fee includes a T-shirt, cap or visor. 

Wed
08
Oct

Netters best Wimberley, Tivy

 

By Austin R. Eck

 

The Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team bounced back from  a loss to New Braunfels High School with two wins later in the week.

Fredericksburg went on the road on Tuesday (Sept. 30) to match up against New Braunfels High School, the second-ranked 6A team in the state.

The Billies lost 10-1 in New Braunfels, but head coach Randall King is hoping that the Billies benefitted from the experience.

“Our kids played with a lot of heart and determination,” he said. “This type of competition only makes us better down the road. To be the best, you have to learn to compete with the best, and I think we can compete with them.”

The Billies continued their week with a Saturday morning match against Wimberley in Fredericksburg.

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08
Oct

Runners sweep competition at Mason Invitational Oct. 1

By Austin R. Eck

 

Fredericksburg High School completed the sweep at the Mason Invitational on Wednesday, Oct. 1, by winning all three divisions at the cross country meet.

The Battlin’ Billies quickly shifted their focus from last week’s sweep to their next meet in Lampasas.

At the Lampasas Invitational, the Billies will face the stiffest competition the region has to offer.

“This will be an opportunity for us to evaluate our team against the top three teams coming from District 26 that will most likely be at the regional meet,” head coach Dan Aldrich said about facing Liberty Hill, Burnet and Salado on Thursday.

Due to UIL realignment last year, Fredericksburg competes in the same region as those three schools. Liberty Hill and Salado went to the state meet last year, and Burnet won the Fredericksburg Invitational on Sept. 27.

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08
Oct

Fredericksburg girls compete at Boerne Golf tournament

Fredericksburg High School sent four golfers to the Northside Independent School District Health Careers Girls’ Phoenix Open on Monday, Oct. 6 at Tapatio Springs in Boerne.

The Battlin’ Billies earned a fifth place finish as a team, which was led by Kaytlen Zuberbueler.

Zuberbueler finished 10th overall in the field. She finished the day with a 106. 

For more on this story, read this week’s print and online editions of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. If you are a print subscriber, your full online subscription is free. All you need to do is call 830-997-2155 to get a password. If you are not a subscriber, call 997-2155 or click on the ‘Subscribe’ button on the left side of the home page and sign up today!

 

Wed
08
Oct

Punchers pound Longhorns in lopsided 52-7 contest Friday

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper ran into a perennial buzz-saw at home Friday night — District 14-2A Division I opponent Mason — and ended up on the short side of a 52-7 score in football action.

The Longhorns (0-2, 2-4) will travel to league opponent Sabinal (0-1, 3-2) Friday evening in a contest that will kick off at 7:30 p.m. After that, Harper will be off until Oct. 24 when they will entertain Center Point for homecoming.

 

Mason 52, Harper 7

The Mason Punchers (2-0, 6-0) controlled the tone of the action from opening kick to the final whistle, grinding out 308 rushing yards on 34 carries with an additional 76 yards on a 9-of-11 passing effort thrown in for good measure.

Harper didn’t score until late in the third period when quarterback Gus Sagraves completed a pass to his brother, Josh, that covered 20 yards. At that point, the Longhorns trailed 45-7.

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08
Oct

Heritage to face district rival Seguin Lifegate Friday

By Danny Hirt

 

Despite scoring first in last Friday’s six-man football game at Rochelle, Heritage ended up losing by a 36-32 margin in non-district action.

Although they lost, the Eagles (3-3) remained in first place in the sixmanfootball.com poll for TAPPS Division III schools. With its 52-6 win over Prairie Lea, Heritage’s long-time rival Seguin Lifegate (4-2) moved up to the number two spot in the same rankings.

As luck would have it, the Eagles travel to Lifegate this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. district opener for both schools.

 

Rochelle 36, Heritage 32

Like two heavyweight boxers slugging it out, Heritage and Rochelle went toe-to-toe for most of the first two rounds (quarters) until the host Hornets stung the Eagle defense for three touchdowns in the late first  and early second halves to take a 36-16 lead on their way to a 36-32 victory.

Wed
08
Oct

Heritage drops four-set volleyball match

By Danny Hirt

 

After winning the first game of Thursday’s volleyball match at San Marcos Hill Country by a substantial 25-8 score, Heritage was unable to maintain its control as the Lady Eagles dropped the next three contests — 16-25, 16-25, 17-25.

The district portion of the schedule continues when Heritage (1-2 district, 15-14 overall) travels to San Angelo Cornerstone tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 9) for a 5:30 p.m. encounter.

Following that match, the Lady Eagles will hit the courts Oct. 16 when they host Seguin Lifegate at 5 p.m. in the Fredericksburg First Baptist Church gymnasium.

 

Lady Eagles lose at

San Marcos Hill Country

Abby Sauer supplied 13 assists while teammate Sarah Andrews amassed 11 digs in Heritage’s four-game loss at San Marcos Hill Country Christian School.

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08
Oct

Billies targets for Bulldogs in district opener Friday

By Matt Ward

 

Fredericksburg is now the hunted and no longer the hunter.

After years of clawing their way up the standings, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team (3-2) finds themselves in unfamiliar territory as the Billies prepare to defend their district title for the first time Friday at FHS Stadium against upstart Bandera.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs (3-1) are off to their best start in five seasons under head coach David Sine, a riverboat gambler-style coach who will try to out-scheme FHS head coach Lance Moffett.

“There’s a lot of positivity going on over there and he’s going to sell this as a huge opportunity,” Moffett said. “I think he’s always used us as a measuring stick for his program. I know he circled this date on his calendar once realignment came out. Their mindset is that this is the year they will knock us off.”

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