Sports

Wed
16
Oct

Billies defeat Canyon Lake for first district win

By Matt Ward —

 

Four years have passed since the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team has defeated a district opponent other than Bandera.

Until Friday.

With their 38-14 road win over Canyon Lake to open District 27-3A play, the Billies (5-1, 1-0 district) finally “got the monkey off our back,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said Monday.

“It was the biggest win since we’ve been here just because of the nature of it,” he said. “From a whole program and community standpoint, it was a huge victory. Now let’s go see what we can really do.”

 

Quick start

Facing perhaps the most physically imposing team they have played so far this season, the Billies began Friday’s district opener on fire as the FHS defense forced a pair of three-and-outs to set up back-to-back touchdowns.

Wed
16
Oct

Volleyball improves to 5-1 in district

By Matt Ward —

 

With a pair of victories last week, the 21st-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team improved to 5-1 in district play before back-to-back home games this week.

FHS jumped 10 spots in Class 3A rankings in the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association poll, up from 31st last week.

Last night, the Billies defeated Bandera, in a road game, 25-14, 17-25, 25-18, 25-14, after sweeping Canyon Lake 25-23, 25-14, 25-22 on the road Friday night.

FHS will host Boerne Friday at 6 p.m. before playing host to second-ranked Wimberley Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

“Our kids are not satisfied with being 5-1 at this point in the season,” Fredericksburg head coach Jason Roemer said. “We have a tough week in front of us and we all know that Boerne is going to be gunning for us after we walked out of their gym two weeks ago with a five set win.”

Wed
16
Oct

Netters win district championship

Having already earned the District 27-3A title, the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team has two more teams to face as it sharpens up for the UIL Region IV Tennis Tournament Nov. 1-2 in San Marcos.

Tomorrow, Oct. 17, the Billie netters will face — weather permitting — the Class 5A Copperas Cove Bulldawgs at 4 p.m. at the Llano High School courts, in Llano. That match is an attempted makeup after Tuesday’s originally-scheduled meeting was postponed due to rain storms.

After that outing, FHS’ squad will take a short reprieve to rest up in a week-long break before facing Abilene Wylie across the nets at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mason High School.

Should Fredericksburg place well in the regional tournament Nov. 1-2, they will advance to the UIL State Team Tennis Tournament slated Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, in Abilene.

Most recently, last Saturday, Oct. 12, the Billies downed Mason 10-0 (17-2) in a home match.

Wed
16
Oct

Cross country to run at district meet Oct. 23

By Richard Zowie —

 

Even with what Fredericksburg High School cross country coach Dan Aldrich described as a tough upcoming district battle for his team, chances are he found some encouragement from the team’s final regular-season meet of the year.

At the Thursday, Oct. 10 Lampasas Cross Country Invitational, FHS had seven total top-15 finishers in both varsity (including Clarissa Sanchez’ first-place finish in girls varsity). In junior varsity, nine runners finished in the top 15.

Those who finished in the top 15 earned medals.

The Billies also had two overall first-place finishes (varsity girls and JV Red boys) and two second-place finishes (JV girls and varsity boys).

For Fredericksburg, its lowest-finishing team was the JV White boys, which took fourth.

Wed
16
Oct

Mason defeats Harper 51-6

By Danny Hirt —

 

Host Mason ground out nearly 500 yards of total offense in its 51-6 win over Harper in football action held Friday, Oct. 11.

The loss leaves the Longhorns with a 0-1 District 14-1A record (3-3 overall).

Harper will try to return to the win column this Friday when it hosts Brackett. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Brackett opened its league action last week by defeating Junction to the tune of 47-7.

 

Mason 51, Harper 6

Three touchdowns in the opening quarter gave home-standing Mason an early advantage on its way to a 51-6 thumping of the Longhorns.                      

The Punchers amassed 372 rushing yards on 40 carries, compared to the 48 ground yards gained by Harper. The ’Horns, however, owned the airways, with quarterback Gus Sagraves completing 12 of 28 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown while suffering three interceptions.

Wed
16
Oct

Ladyhorns still ninth in state volleyball ranks

 By Danny Hirt — 

 

Two more home district victories during the past week helped the Harper High School varsity volleyball team maintain its number nine state ranking in the 1A poll as determined by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Following Friday’s four-game win against Medina (25-15, 17-25, 25-14, 26-16), the Ladyhorns bested Center Point last night in three games (25-12, 25-19, 25-17).

Harper will continue district action when it hosts Leakey on Friday, Oct. 18, with the junior varsity match beginning at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5 p.m.

After that, the Ladyhorns will entertain Utopia on Tuesday, Oct. 22, starting with the JV contest at 5 p.m., with the varsity teams facing off at 6 p.m.

Wed
16
Oct

Heritage football defeats New Life 68-19

 By Danny Hirt —

 

The Heritage Eagles picked up their fifth win of the season, third in a row, as they topped New Life Christian School, 68-19, Friday night in San Antonio in a TAPPS six-man football contest.

The Eagles will travel to Boerne Geneva on Friday, Oct. 18, for a non-district match-up. The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Win over New Life

Heritage staked itself to a 26-0 lead by the end of the first quarter on its way to a 68-19 TAPPS six-man football victory at San Antonio New Life last Friday evening.

The Eagles (2-1, 5-2) set up a balanced attack with seven different players carrying the ball for a total of 211 ground yards on 22 rushes. Top runner for Heritage was Chad Johnson who recorded 55 yards, all on one carry which ended in a touchdown.

Wed
16
Oct

Heritage volleyball splits pair

By Danny Hirt —

 

Heritage School split its two volleyball games played during the past week, starting with Thursday’s victory at San Antonio Rainbow Hills (25-17, 25-16, 25-6), followed by a four-game loss last night at Gateway Christian School, also played in the River City.

Tuesday’s scores were 24-26, 25-14, 24-26 and 18-25. More details from this match will appear in next week’s Fredericksburg Standard Radio-Post.

With a playoff bid looming on the horizon, the Lady Eagles will play their final two regular season matches, starting with a trip to San Angelo to take on Cornerstone on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. From there, Heritage returns to San Antonio on Thursday, Oct. 24, to face Towneast at 6 p.m.

Thu
10
Oct

Billies travel to Canyon Lake for district football opener

By Matt Ward —

 

It doesn’t matter to Fredericksburg High School varsity football head coach Lance Moffett that his opponent, Canyon Lake, is 0-5 heading into the District 27-3A opener for both schools Friday.

Being 1-4 concerns him much more.

In each of his first two seasons leading the Battlin’ Billies, FHS has gone 1-4 in district play, defeating Bandera twice while losing to every other loop opponent both times.

Fredericksburg, who travels to Canyon Lake for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, also sports a 1-4 all-time record against the Hawks with their lone win coming in Canyon Lake’s first varsity season in 2008.

“It’s our challenge to know that they kind of own us and if we are better than them, let’s go prove it,” Moffett said Monday. “They’re an ominous opponent and they scare me a little bit because they’re hungry.”

Thu
10
Oct

Volleyball bests 18th-ranked Navarro

By Matt Ward —

 

Notching another big win against state-ranked competition, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team rallied to defeat 18th-ranked Geronimo Navarro 25-14, 18-25, 19-25, 25-9, 15-9 Tuesday night at home.

On Friday, FHS (18-17, 3-1 district) fell in five sets at third ranked Wimberley 24-26, 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 10-15.

Fredericksburg — currently ranked 31st in Class 3A by the Texas Girls’ Coaches Association — will travel to Canyon Lake for a 6 p.m. contest at Mountain Valley Middle School Friday evening, before travelling to Bandera Tuesday at 7 p.m.

“We are playing really good volleyball right now. The team has come together and continues to play our best volleyball of the season each time out,” Fredericksburg head coach Jason Roemer said.

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