Sports

Wed
19
Feb

Ladyhorns advance to Region IV semis

By Danny Hirt —

After downing Stacey in the bi-district round by a one-sided 60-21 score on Feb. 10, the Harper High School Ladyhorns continued their march through the Region IV-1A basketball playoffs, but by slimmer margins.

HHS topped Holland 35-31 in Friday’s area round and then squeezed by Iola 35-32 in the regional quarterfinals Monday at Hays High School in Buda.

The Ladyhorns will next face Falls City Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the New Braunfels Canyon High School gymnasium in the regional semifinals.

Harper 35, Iola 32

Despite building up a 20-8 lead by intermission, Harper had to withstand an Iola second half surge to keep ahead and win in the Region IV quarterfinal round, 35-32, Monday.

Iola outscored Harper in both the third and fourth periods by a total of 24-15 points (9-6 in the third, 15-9 in the fourth).

Wed
19
Feb

Longhorns to face Thorndale at area

By Danny Hirt—

With its 51-29 victory at Mason Wednesday night, the Harper High School’s boys’ basketball team picked up the District 27-1A title, taking with it the first round bye.

The Longhorns (9-1, 20-10) won’t see action until later in the week when they face Thorndale, who defeated Somerville 74-31 in bi-district action played last night.

Area round playoff information was not available as of press time.

Harper 51, Mason 29

A strong opening by Harper helped the Longhorns grab a 51-29 decision at Mason last Wednesday evening and sew up first place in the District 27-1A standings.

Wed
19
Feb

Lady Eagles fly past McAllen 43-24 to claim bi-district championship

By Danny Hirt —

With strong defense added to a quick offensive style, Heritage School’s girls’ basketball team defeated McAllen South Texas Christian Academy Monday night, 48-24, in the bi-district round of the TAPPS 1A playoffs.

The Lady Eagles (17-4) will now head to Brownsville on Saturday to face Brownsville First Baptist School (19-2). Tipoff time has not yet been determined.

Heritage 48, McAllen Christian Academy 24

Heritage’s “dynamic duo” — Kami Jones and Christina Harpold — combined to score 38 of the Lady Eagles’ 48 points in Monday’s bi-district round victory over McAllen South Texas Christian Academy.

Wed
19
Feb

Heritage boys ousted from TAPPS playoffs by Westlaco Valley Grande

By Danny Hirt —

The bi-district round of the TAPPS 1A boys’ basketball playoffs was not kind to the boys’ team from Heritage School as the Eagles dropped a 37-33 decision to Westlaco Valley Grande Adventist Tuesday night.

The game was played in Corpus Christi.

Valley Grande will now play the winner of last night’s Seguin Lifegate (13-9) versus Palmhurst Faith Christian School (17-11) contest later in the week.

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Wed
12
Feb

Girls beat Sam Houston in bi-district play

By Yvonne Hartmann —

Playoff action will continue for the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team after the Billies defeated San Antonio Sam Houston on Monday night, 49-29, in the bi-district round.

The Billies will now face El Campo of District 25-3A on Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Goldie Harris Gym in Seguin in the area round of the playoffs.

Fredericksburg finished third in the District 27-3A standings behind Boerne and Navarro. Wimberley finished fourth.

Playing Sam Houston on Monday night in the Boerne Champion High School Gym, the Billies got off to a slow start before scoring in double digits in both the third and fourth quarter to take the win, 49-29.

“We were very tight and afraid in the first half resulting in 21 turnovers and shooting less than 20 percent from the field,” reported Carrie Grona, head girls basketball coach.

Wed
12
Feb

Boys to face Boerne for district title today

By Matt Ward

Fans of Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball thought they had a District 27-3A title within their grasp Tuesday night.

However, Mother Nature put a wrench in their plans as the Billies’ road showdown with the rival Boerne Greyhounds was postponed until today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, when the loop championship will be up for grabs. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

FHS won their eighth district game and set up the loop title game with a 68-45 home win over Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon.

The winner of tonight’s contest will not only earn the district title, but will take 27-3A’s top seed and will face the fourth seed in District 28-3A in the UIL playoffs, which begin early next week.

The losing team will finish second, facing District 28-3A’s third seed.

In either scenario, Fredericksburg will play on Monday or Tuesday in the bi-district round per UIL brackets.

Wed
12
Feb

Netters win home tourney

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Winning comes down to chemistry.

For the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity tennis team — which just won its own Billie Invitational over the weekend — that means the search for proven championship formulas continues.

Playing scientist and continuing to experiment is FHS Coach Randall King, who said he plans to re-shuffle his players and look at other possible combinations when the Billie netters go up against host Mason and its competitive guests in the “Puncher Shootout” this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, in Mason.

“We will shift some kids around to look at other possibilities and continue to evaluate them,” King said.

Fredericksburg’s ranks already gave King and assistant coach Donald Hohn an early glimpse at some strong possibilities when they tallied 82 points to take first in their Billie Invitational here Saturday, Feb. 8.

Wed
12
Feb

Golfers win Ingram tournament

Fredericksburg High School’s Hudson Ross topped the field and the varsity boys’ “red” golf team won the Ingram Invitational title on Monday, Feb. 10, to open the spring season.

Next on the schedule for the Billie boys is the San Marcos Invitational planned at Quail Creek Golf Course on Monday, Feb. 24. Rounds will start at 8:30 a.m.

FHS Red

The Fredericksburg Red team, consisting of returning lettermen Ross and Cole Grona, as well as three freshmen, Langston James, Tyler Kaman and Mills Meier, shot a 324 to take Ingram’s tourney championship on rounds played at the Schreiner Golf Course.

Ross took top medalist after shooting a low score of 72, while teammate Grona was close behind as fifth place medalist for the fifth-lowest individual score of 80.

Wed
12
Feb

Boys' soccer edges Boerne 4-3

By Lisa Treiber-Walter

Robert Louis Stevenson may have been writing a famous work in 1886, but he could very well have been describing the 2014 Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ soccer team when he penned “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

On one hand, the Billies show flashes of being the fast-paced, accurate team they are supposed to be, but then they find themselves having to soon pay for costly mistakes made by their more unruly, uncontrollable side, according to FHS Coach Shannon Petsch.

“We are Jekyll and Hyde right now,” he admitted following his squad’s 4-3 district opening win over Boerne on the road on Saturday, Feb. 8.

(Last night’s game at Kerrville Tivy was postponed due to icy weather until tonight at 7 p.m. in Antler Stadium.)

“We are finding ourselves, finally,” Petsch said, “But when things go wrong, it goes wrong.”

Wed
12
Feb

Girls' soccer falls to Boerne 9-0

Neither the cold weather nor Boerne were kind to Fredericksburg High School girls’ soccer as the varsity team played at Boerne on Saturday, Feb. 8, and lost 9-0.

The junior varsity squad didn’t play, due to the icy weather, and the varsity game was postponed to Feb. 8 after having been scheduled for Feb. 7.

Both teams played at Kerrville on Tuesday, Feb. 11 after press time. Their next games will be Friday, Feb. 14 at home against Boerne Champion (JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.) and then Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Alamo Heights (JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.).

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