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07
Oct

Dennis Danz part of TLU Hall of Fame honors

Dennis Danz part of
TLU Hall of Fame honors — Photo courtesy of Dustin Wyatt

By Joshua McKinney

Being inducted into a hall of fame once is great, but twice makes it even better.

Fredericksburg resident Dennis Danz and the rest of Texas Lutheran University’s (then known as Texas Lutheran College) 1975 NAIA Division II National Championship football team were inducted into the TLU Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Seguin.

The Bulldogs beat California Lutheran, 34-8, in the national championship game in 1975.

“It was awesome,” Danz said. “It was really neat seeing all the old athletes back at Texas Lutheran at one spot … the ceremony was nice. It was a great experience.”

Texas Lutheran also won a national championship in 1974. That championship squad was honored with a TLU Athletics Hall of Fame induction last year.

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.

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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.

Wed
30
Sep

Billies cash in a blue chipper

Fredericksburg defenders bring down La Grange's blue chip running back J.K. Dobbins, one of the top-ranked backs in the nation. From left are Jordan Hartmann (20), Dylan Hellums (32), Garrett Brennan (50, hidden), Blake Moffett (5) and Matt Blohm (54). — Standard-Radio Post/ Ken Esten Cooke

By Joshua McKinney

 

If Friday night’s game was any indication, 2015 is officially The Year of the Goat.

Fredericksburg High School varsity football (4-1, 0-0) shocked the state with a 41-22 upset win over fifth-ranked La Grange (4-1, 0-0) 41-22 Friday night at home.

“I’m so proud of the coaches, the kids, the fans, everybody,” said coach Lance Moffett. “It’s a huge win for this program. It’s a huge win for the community.”

It didn’t look like Fredericksburg had much of a chance going head-to-head against an opponent averaging 46 points and 360 yards a game that also lines up a four-star recruit named J.K. Dobbins in the backfield, but the Billies never had a doubt on the outcome.

Wed
30
Sep

FHS tops Bandera in loop opener

Adrianna Hartmann goes up for kill in a win over Bandera's Lady Bulldogs. — Standard-Radio Post/ Joshua McKinney

Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball got off to “a great start” on Friday night when they won their District 29-4A season opener over Bandera in three sets in the FHS Gym.

Before starting district play on Friday, the Billies won over Brownwood on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the FHS Gym.

The district schedule continued on Tuesday night (Sept. 29) for the Billies when they hosted Hondo on Teacher Appreciation Night. (Results from that game will be published in next week’s newspaper.)

 

District race

Head coach Jason Roemer said that the district race is “going to be a fun one.”

After playing their first two district games at home on Friday and last night, the Billies will be on the road for the next five games, starting with Boerne on Friday, Oct. 2. Game time is 7 p.m.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Billies will be in Lytle for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Wed
30
Sep

Billie tennis beats district foe Boerne

Billie netter Myra Powell returns a volley from Mason's Kirsten Allen during single play on Sept. 26, at Fredericksburg High School. — Standard-Radio Post/ Joshua McKinney

By Joshua McKinney

 

Fredericksburg High School varsity team tennis won three matches last week, including another District 29-4A victory.

The Billie netters, ranked second in Class 4A by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association, defeated sixth-ranked 4A team and District 29-4A rivals Boerne 10-1 (18-1) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at FHS.

Non-district play on Saturday, Sept. 26, also earned Fredericksburg two more non-district wins, one against Mason/Wall 10-2 (16-3) and another against San Antonio Marshall 10-1 (16-3).

FHS team tennis’ record now stands at 15-1, including 3-0 in District 29-4A play.

The Billies were slated to play 6A program New Braunfels on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at New Braunfels High School, but results were not available as of press time.

New Braunfels finished as runners-up in the University Interscholastic League State Team Tennis Championships last season.

Wed
30
Sep

FHS Cross Country girls, boys finish third in Corpus Christi at 2015 Islander Splash

Fredericksburg High School’s top eight male and female runners competed in the 3A/4A divisions at the 2015 Islander Splash Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Texas A&M University -  Corpus Christi.

Overall, the girls placed third out of 29 teams and the boys were third out of 30 teams. The top three teams were presented plaques.

“Our main focus for the teams was to run on what will be the course site of our Region 4 Cross Country Meet on Oct. 26,” said head coach Dan Aldrich. “We wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to understand the race conditions that could be present later in our season if we are fortunate enough to qualify for regionals.”

Right now, Aldrich said, both teams are on pace to qualify again, but “each week can present new challenges and we must still perform at district when it counts.”

Wed
30
Sep

Johnson City surges past Longhorns 14-7, Harper goes to Mason Friday

By Danny Hirt

Different score, same result.

That’s where Harper High School’s varsity football team found itself following Friday’s 14-7 home loss at the hands of District 14-2A opponent Johnson City.

The setback was the fifth loss for the ’Horns at the campaign’s halfway point.

The Longhorns will try to crack into the win column this Friday, but the job will be difficult as they travel to always tough Mason for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Mason (5-0, 1-0) opened its league portion of the 2015 schedule last week by thrashing Sabinal, 63-0.

In the district’s third contest from last Friday, Center Point slipped past Brackett 28-26. Meanwhile, Junction took the night off with an open date.

 

Johnson City 14, Harper 7

Friday, Sept. 25

Wed
30
Sep

Harper volleyball team runs district mark to 4-0

By Danny Hirt

 

Harper High School’s varsity volleyball team continued its assault on its 2015 regular season schedule as it took two more victories in the past week.

After defeating Llano, 25-18, 25-10, 25-18, at home on Sept. 22 in a non-district contest, the Ladyhorns topped league opponent Johnson City, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21, on Friday.

Harper’s campaign continues when it hosts Utopia on Friday, starting at 4 p.m. with a junior varsity match, followed by varsity action at 5 p.m.

From there, the Ladyhorns (21-8, 4-0) travel to Junction on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. showdown. The schools’ junior high teams face off at 5 p.m., followed by a JV match at 6 p.m.

Results of last night’s home match with Center Point were not known by this week’s press deadline.

 

Three-set match goes

to Harper Ladyhorns

Friday, Sept. 25

Wed
30
Sep

Eagles defeat Medina, to host Rochelle Friday

By Danny Hirt

 

Heritage School amassed 374 total offensive yards — 196 on the ground and 178 through the air — as it rolled past Medina, 56-20, on the road Friday night, Sept. 25.

The Eagles return home this Friday to face another UIL school, Rochelle, with kick off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Rochelle (4-1) is currently ranked number five in the state among UIL Division 1 six-man teams as determined by sixmanfootball.com.

 

Heritage 56, Medina 20

Friday, Sept. 25

The Eagles (3-2) set the pace early, scoring two touchdowns in the opening period on their way to a 56-20 non-district victory.

Jacob Huser started things off with a one-yard touchdown plunge less than three minutes into the contest. His point-after kick was no good, leaving Heritage up by a 6-0 margin.

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