Sports

Wed
08
Jan

Harper girls fall to Mason

By Danny Hirt —

The Ladyhorns basketball team from Harper High School picked up three more victories during the past week and a half, topping Comfort, 53-24, on Dec. 31, running past Medina, 55-27, on Friday, then losing, 48-35, at Mason last night (Tuesday, Jan. 7).

League play continues Friday when Harper hosts Junction, then travels to Center Point on Tuesday. On both evenings, junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity match-ups at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladyhorns (1-1 district, 16-6 overall) currently hold down the 13th position in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ 1A Division I poll.

Wed
08
Jan

Heritage girls win district opener

By Danny Hirt

The Lady Eagles from Heritage School opened the 2014 portion of their varsity basketball schedule with a 45-40 win at Castle Hills Baptist School in San Antonio Tuesday night.

Up next for Heritage will be three home games to be played on two different courts. Friday, the Lady Eagles will host Rainbow Hills in the First Baptist Church gymnasium at 6 p.m. Then the next day — Saturday, Jan. 11 — they take on New Life at the Kroc Center in Kerrville. Tip-off for that contest is set for 1 p.m.

The third game finds San Antonio Gateway coming to the Kroc Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a 6 p.m. contest.

Mon
30
Dec

Boys take home tourney in nailbiter


FIGHTING HIS WAY around a defender, Austin Rodriguez eyes a teammate Thursday morning during the Billies' 67-29 win over Junction during the opening game of their home tournament — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward

 

In what head coach Tim Kaman called “one of the best tournaments we have had in the 19 years I have been here,” the Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball team finished 5-1 over the weekend to win the Fredericksburg Billie Basketball Tournament Thursday-Saturday.

“It was a nice three days for us after coming off of the Christmas break,” Kaman said.

The Billies will travel to Austin St. Michael’s Friday afternoon for a 4 p.m. contest before heading to San Antonio Hawkins Tuesday at 7 p.m.

FHS defeated San Antonio FEAST 64-63 to clinch the tournament title after falling to College Station 81-54 earlier on Saturday.

The Billies defeated four tournament opponents on Thursday and Friday, St. Dominic Savio 46-32, Hidalgo 65-46, state-ranked Liberty Hill 58-54 and Junction 67-29.

Clayton Braden, Kyle Reeh and Austin Rodriguez were named to the all-tournament team for Fredericksburg.

 

Mon
30
Dec

FHS girls to open dirstrict play Friday

Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team will be opening District 27-3A play on Friday, Jan. 3.

The Billies will be heading to Canyon Lake for a 7:30 p.m. game to open the first round of their district campaign.

District play continues on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when the Billies host Boerne in the FHS Gym in a 7 p.m. game.

Over the weekend, the FHS varsity girls played in the Lampasas Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday where they went 2-2, defeating Lampasas, 43-35, and Alhambra, 61-46, and falling to Godley, 47-40, and Belton 40-24.

“Holiday tournaments are all about getting the five- to six-day rust from the Christmas break out of our systems before district,” said Carrie Grona, head girls’ basketball coach.

She added, “We were so rusty the first day of the tournament.”

 

Lampasas Holiday

Tournament

Dec. 27-28

 

Mon
30
Dec

Harper girls top Bandera 42-30 Saturday

By Danny Hirt

 

Following Saturday afternoon’s 42-30 victory over visiting Bandera, the Harper High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team will get in one more game before the start of the New Year when the Ladyhorns travel to Comfort for a 2 p.m. game on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Harper will crank up its District 27-1A schedule on Friday, Jan. 3, when it hosts Medina at 6:30 p.m. The two schools’ junior varsity squads will face off at 5 p.m. From there, the Ladyhorns will go to Mason on Tuesday, Jan. 7, for another league encounter, also starting at 6:30 p.m.

Harper (15-4) is currently ranked 12th in the state among 1A teams by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

 

Harper 42, Bandera 30

(Saturday, Dec. 28)

Mon
23
Dec

Fredericksburg girls rally to best Marble Falls 72-63


ERIN MCPHERSON (33) looks for a teammate during a Dec. 13 home game against New Braunfels Canyon. — Standard-Radio post file photo

After a slow start, the Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team came back and defeated Marble Falls, 72-63, on Friday night.

The girls will get a short break before hitting the courts again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28, as part of the Lampasas Holiday Tournament.

After the start of the new year, the Billies will open their District 27-3A campaign on Friday, Jan. 3, with a road trip to Canyon Lake for a 7:30 p.m. game.

The district schedule continues with Boerne (here) on Jan. 7, Navarro (there) on Jan. 10, Wimberley (there) on Jan. 14 and Bandera (here) on Jan. 17.

The second round of district play opens on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when the Billies host Canyon Lake.

Rounding out the district schedule are Boerne (there) on Jan. 24, Navarro (here) on Jan. 28, Wimberley (here) on Jan. 31 and Bandera (there) on Feb. 4.

 

FHS 72 — Marble Falls 63

Friday, Dec. 20

Mon
23
Dec

Heritage girls fall 36-28 to Johnson City Saturday


GOING FOR TWO of her 13 points is Heritage School’s Kami Jones (21) during Friday after-noon’s girls’ varsity basketball contest against Johnson City. Also shown is Lady Eagles player Allie Metzger (13). — Standard-Radio Post/Danny Hirt

By Danny Hirt

Following a 36-28 home loss to LBJ High School of Johnson City on Friday, Dec. 20, the Heritage School girls’ varsity basketball team will take off for the holidays, not returning to hardwood action until the Lady Eagles travel to Castle Hills Baptist School in San Antonio on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

The contest, which will open TAPPS 1A District 4 play for both schools, will tipoff at 6 p.m.

 

Eagles fall to Johnson City

Visiting Johnson City used a 16-point third quarter to overcome a four-point halftime deficit to defeat the Lady Eagles 36-28 in a game played Friday afternoon in the Fredericksburg First Baptist Church gymnasium.

Kami Jones led Heritage in scoring with 13 points, including six in the opening stanza. She and teammate Allie Metzger led in rebounds with seven apiece.

Mon
23
Dec

Harper boys defeat Sonora 51-47 Saturday

Playing on a neutral site — the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Saturday, prior to a Spurs’ game — the Harper High School boys’ varsity basketball team squeezed past Sonora by a score of 51-47.

Leading the Longhorns in scoring was Guy Stevenson with 17 points. He also led his team in rebounding with six.

As a team, HHS pulled down 36 rebounds, with six of those hauled in by Payton Reid. Five each were recorded by Tara Beyer, Reid, Sarah Whitten and Macie Lumpkins

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Mon
23
Dec

Sonora stops Ladyhorns in AT&T Center Contest

By Danny Hirt

 

After Saturday’s 53-26 loss to Sonora in the spotlight of San Antonio’s AT&T Center, the Harper High School girls’ varsity basketball team will take off for Christmas.

However, the Ladyhorns will hit the hardwoods twice before New Year’s Day, first entertaining Bandera on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 2:15 p.m. (junior varsity teams play at 1 p.m.), followed by a contest at Comfort on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Time for this game has not yet been set.

 

Sonora 53, Harper 26

The Ladyhorns never got out of the starting blocks as they dropped a 53-26 decision to Sonora in a game played Saturday afternoon in the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Leading scorer for Harper was Taylor Reid with eight points.

Mon
23
Dec

Billies to host annual tourney this weekend

Christmas break will be interrupted by the Fredericksburg Billie Basketball Tournament for Fredericksburg High School’s boys’ basketball team, Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 26-28.

A total of nine teams, including Fredericksburg, will compete over the course of three days.

The Battlin’ Billies (11-5) will kick off the tournament at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 26 in FHS Gym 1 against Junction. The Billies’ rest will be a short one as they take to court again at 4:30 p.m. with a match-up against Liberty Hill in the main gym. 

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!

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